Director James Wan wants to clear up confusion surrounding his upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot, telling fans they shouldn't believe everything they read online.
The popular fighting game franchise was joined in 1995 by a critically panned but commercially successful movie that spawned two TV series and the maligned Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. With the Saw and Aquaman director moving ahead with a planned reboot, fans still don't know what to expect from the project.
There has been a flurry of news surrounding the project recently, but Wan clarified on Twitter that Mortal Kombat isn't as far into development as some outlets suggest.
Please don’t be so easily baited by faux information. Good & bad news: nothing is happening yet. Literally. Still in early development. Anyone who tells you the movie is location scouting or casting is trolling you. #MK— James Wan (@creepypuppet) July 12, 2018
Although reports of location scouting and casting calls are hearsay, Wan's use of "yet" suggests Mortal Kombat remains in development. Fans responded on social media, with most showing an admiration for Wan taking his time to get the property right.
Can't wait for you to bring Mortal Kombat back to the big screen. Take all the time you need pic.twitter.com/mmLjFy2zRG— King Z #BeGreater (@khan_zaiyan) July 12, 2018
I'm so happy to read this thank you film gods. Flawless Victory.— Joseph Jackson (@Roninjoegenji85) July 13, 2018
Boom! James out here putting the finishing move on this false information. pic.twitter.com/HysW7pAikW— The King (@SeanJTKing) July 12, 2018
The news comes just days after Mortal Kombat producer Todd Garner shot down rumors of a leaked character list. In the meantime, it looks as if Wan is focusing his efforts on bringing Warner Bros.' Aquaman to the big screen.