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Albert Einstein once said “Only two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” These truly are words to live by. On a related note, there seems to be some forward momentum on the third Mortal Kombat movie tentatively titled Devastation.
In a time of filmmaking where no one has original ideas, and don’t even pretend to anymore comes the next piece in the Mortal Kombat series. There were two movies based on the video game that was super cool to play back in the mid-nineties because of the 16-bit gore and the rumor of Nudalities. Then you were delivered Babalities and walked away. Those two movies seemed like they were enough, some would say maybe too much. Not according to director mink. Not Mink, but mink. Apparently he missed the day in school when they taught proper nouns.
mink, who has just attached himself to the MK3 project is describing his undisclosed script choice to not be a sequel, but a “re-envisioning” of the original film stating that he will make an attempt to ”capture the magic of the first film” a feat that can easily be accomplished with a webcam, a dark basement and three people who were dropped on their heads as children. The capitalization challenged film maker seems to think that to achieve his magic goal, everything needs to be “a plus plus.”
On the IMDb page for the film it already registers that Christopher Lambert will be reprising his role as Rayden. Director mink has said that the project is still in the business stages and casting has not yet begun, so the Lambert connection is as of now just rumor. The inclusion of Lambert and the original Scorpion, Chris Casamassa, is probably the case of some trigger happy IMDB “experts” wanting to have something to say about it other than that the script is being rewritten. It is highly unlikely for Lambert to be returning seeing as he didn’t even bother to come back for Mortal Kombat: Annihilation.
The project is being handled by Threshold Studios and Midway, directed by mink and has an interesting choice for writers. The two scribes listed as working on the script are Drew McWeeny from Ain’t it Cool News and his writing partner Scott Swan. This could be great news or it could be awful. However, they have years and years of character and plot development within the video games which is another way of saying that they are completely on their own for anything that won’t seem completely juvenile.