Between recently directing “The Conjuring 2,” “Furious 7,” the “MacGyver” reboot’s pilot and gearing up for DC Films’ “Aquaman,” James Wan is a busy man. But a packed schedule isn’t the only thing keeping him from moving forward with producing a new “Mortal Kombat” movie.
Speaking with IGN, Wan recently said that he’s holding off on proceeding with an adaptation of the hit, uber-violent video game franchise — at least for the time being.
“The key here is to try and do it right. I don’t want to rush into it. So right now, we’re just trying to take our time to make sure it’s heading in the right direction,” said Wan. “I think that’s more important than trying to rush through it and pump up something that no one likes.”
Wan went on to say that he’s a huge fan of the iconic fighting game’s universe, especially the numerous characters.
“I think they’re such colorful characters. It’s such an amazing take on, basically, ‘Enter the Dragon.’ It’s that fantasy version, the video game version, of ‘Enter the Dragon.’..This really mythical, bigger world that lives on another dimension on top of ours. I think that’s really fun to play with and so we’ll see.”
The next film adaptation of the interdimensional fighting tournament may take a while to get here, but you can’t rush art. Audiences can check out Wan’s next project, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa, Amber Heard and Willem Dafoe, when it hits theaters on July 27, 2018.
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