James Wan (The Conjuring) is aboard to produce the new version for Warner Bros and New Line Cinema via his Atomic Monster company. And Warner Bros themselves have been edging towards a new take on the film's fights after approving director Kevin Tancharoen's Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, an online short starring Jeri Ryan and Michael Jai White. That led to Mortal Kombat: Legacy, which ran for two seasons as a web series featuring much of the same cast.
Now comes the new movie, which doesn't yet have anyone involved with the web outings on board. The plot is being kept quiet, but Greg Russo wrote the most recent draft of the script. McQuoid, meanwhile, has been building a reputation for himself with award winning adverts for the likes of PlayStation, Netflix, Range Rover and Halo.