Mortal Kombat movie producer mentions new fighting game

Producer Lance Sloane says the movie team is trying to "sync" its release around upcoming but currently unannounced Mortal Kombat game.

A new Mortal Kombat could be in the works, with a new film for the fighting franchise looking to "sync up" with the launch of the new game.

Lance Sloane, producer of webseries Mortal Kombat Legacy, announced plans for a new Mortal Kombat movie at San Diego Comic Con 2013.

Speaking to GamerHub.TV (via CVG), Sloane said the team has "been in greenlight committee for a while at the studio and we've got a great script."

"And we've got a great director with Kevin Tancharoen, who is on board."

Sloane said the team is working out the best time to launch the new movie, and wants to "sync" the release with a new, currently unannounced game. "It's just figuring out the business side of it and when we would do it and when we would launch it and how do we sync up with the launch of the game that they're working on now."

"It's not 100 per cent yet, but we're getting closer every day," concluded Sloane.

Mortal Kombat was released in 2011 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and was released on PC earlier this month. The 2011 title was the first game in the series to be published by Warner Bros., after the publisher acquired the rights and development staff during the collapse of Midway Games.

Developer NetherRealm Studios started publicly hiring for next-gen development in April 2012..

Between Mortal Kombat titles, NetherRealm Studios has also worked on DC Comics brawler Injustice: Gods Among Us, which launched earlier in 2013.

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downers111
downers111

I swear to the heavens, If they violate the MK series anymore with this stupid (we just want to make money bullshit) I'm going postal. like it wasn't bad enough that the abomination known as  Mortal Kombat vs. DC universe existed,  but if they make a MK movie and I don't see some magic ability, otherworldly, hypergraphic fucking violence, it's just shit. Scorpion died and came back to life from the Netherealm as a ninja spectre, Baraka is a Tarkatan from Outworld, and Reptile is a Zaterran. Shang Tsung is a fucking sorcerer who uses fucking magic. Mortal kombat is a tournament designed to keep peace between the realms. Who ever is in charge of these new projects know what's right and need to act accordingly.

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

"Lance Sloane, producer of webseries Mortal Kombat Legacy"

I hate what they did with that series. They screwed up the characters and the canon. They changed the key plot points in the story and took away the important and iconic parts of a character. I refused to watch it any more after they FUBAR'd Scorpion so much.

I would not trust those people to make a Mortal Kombat movie if they can't stay true to the source material. Source material that has so much potential for a great movie!

I love Mortal Kombat, and I'm looking forward to the next game. I just wish WB would make better decisions as far as films go. First they announce a stupid Superman VERSUS Batman movie which is going to kill the DC movie franchise before it truly starts, and now they are trying to kill off any chance of getting a true MK movie.

spydayx1
spydayx1

if they want to create a good movie everything about the movie has to be greater then anything we know about in the video games for example Johnny Cages head fatality in the video game he only takes off one persons head in the movie he could be surrounded by at least five enemies well he would knock off each one of there heads instantly, another example take the pit stage in any mortal kombat game well if you showed the pit in the movie lets make it far a wide and much deeper with millions of spikes under a thin wooden swinging bridge or perhaps the pit would be so huge in the far out distance you could see 10 or 15 bridges with other fighters fighting and suddenly getting knocked off those bridges and falling deep into this huge spike pit where there are thousands of other unlucky victims hanging on the walls and at the bottom also the spikes at the bottom would be much longer see that sounds crazy but the deepness of the movie has to be greater then the game in every way no less. Mortal Kombat is a bloody game so the movie has to be even bloodier or it just is not mortal kombat thats something alot of people that dont know about how mortal kombat works would find this maybe to gruesome but thats mortal kombat i mean check out the movie Ninja Assassin with my boy rain that was one bloody azz movie they went all out MK should be no less. When i think about Cyrax or Sceptor ? i think about the predator cause i bet you if the latest Mortal Kombat would have gotten the predator as a download character that wouldnt be a big surprise to MK fans but still cool though and the last part probably didnt have anything to do with what i was talking about earlier but i wanted to say it anyway.

chrisangelo2k7
chrisangelo2k7

PLEASE GOD DON'T LET THEM SCREW UP THE MOVIE!! PLEASE GOD DON'T LET IT BE LIKE REBIRTH AND LEGACY!! PLEASE GOD MAKE THE CHARACTERS IN THE MOVIE AS ACCURATE AND RESSEMBLANT AS POSSIBLE!! AND PLEASE GOD NO MORE "this is a realistic version..." CRAP BECAUSE MK AIN'T SUPPOSED TO BE REALISTIC!!

WhiteStormy
WhiteStormy

My biggest pet peeve this console gereration: Mortal Kombat (2011) is NOT Mortal Kombat 9!!!  It's the 8th MK game in the main series. 8th!!!!!

1- MK,  2- MK2,  3- MK3,  4- MK4, 5- MK Deadly Alliance, 6- MK Deception, 7- MK Armageddon.  8- MK (2011)

The opening movie shows that it clearly takes place immediately after Armageddon before time traveling back.  Shaolin Monks, Mythologies, and Special Forces aren't numbered games, and MK vs DC was a NON-canon crossover game like Marvel vs Capcom.  Marvel vs Capcom isn't called Street Fighter (insert number here) by SF fans. Street Fighter x Tekken isn't called Street Fighter 5 by anybody.  Plus most of the MK fans I know refuse to acknowledge MK vs DC even existed because it bastardized MK.  So why the hell is it counted as a numbered game in the series!

[/rant]  *angry heavy breathing*

punkdsk8erdude
punkdsk8erdude

sweet, i want a new MK game for PS4 in the same style as MK9.

dont care so much about the new movie.

soulless4now
soulless4now

A new movie? I'll watch it. The first one was a classic! 

MetalMaestro
MetalMaestro

I hope they include all the umk3 costumes in this edition, since the vita port was the only one to receive the treatment

STRYKERmk
STRYKERmk

MK10 and a new MK Movie will be the best year ever!  STRYKER needs to be in both movie and MK10 B)

gralvader
gralvader

I'll probably buy this game in steams winter sale.

DonGibon
DonGibon

mk9 (the last one) ended with shinnok and quan-chi in the last moments so i think it's gonna be a sequel to mk9.

jack00
jack00

Please don't mix the movie with the video game you're just gonna fuck it up. Keep the 2 seperated from one another.

Aentikraist
Aentikraist

if they use the guys  , directors from MK legacy wont be that bad i wanna see Mileena, Rain, Skarlet and Smoke!!!!!obviously scorpion but ah he Got to be in so yeah!!

DrKill09
DrKill09

I hope MK X comes to pc same time as consoles.

Rajiv_psn
Rajiv_psn

Whatever MK game they release but bring back BRUTALITY...


D-run
D-run

Shaolin Monks 2? One can only hope.

Mrod1212
Mrod1212

Nice! But I'm still waiting for Shaolin Monks sequel.

supermarioooooo
supermarioooooo

mk 9 released in 2011. yes 2014 or 2015 is ok for the new game. i hope ed boon will not make it ruin. ps2 mortal kombat games were really really bad. mk1 mk2 MK3(i love this game) shaolin monks and MORTAL KOMBAT 9 ( YES THAT GAME WAS A GREAT REVİVAL)

ziproy
ziproy

Well they kinda left it open for a sequel so who didn't know this?

BiohazardXTREME
BiohazardXTREME

Wewt! Can't wait! And it's most reassuring that they've already begun work on a new MK game. And here I thought they've been spending their entire time making Injustice DLC.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

if they do a movie that syncs with the next game in the series...I probably won't see it...I've gotten to be very anti-game adaptation.....

I've seen enough crappy game adaptations that even if there's a chance on could be good I'm against it......

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

Talk about a real loser.  The only thing worse they can do is get Uwe Bole to direct.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

That's funny not only is MK 2011 better than SF4 but look at that, they don't rererererererelease 58 copies of the same game. Good guy Netherrealm.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Scorpion1813 Sounds like any Hollywood "interpretation" of a famous myth or legend. They'll turn a beat-'em-up into a fuck-'em-up with their warping of the source material to fit some twisted plotline.

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

@chrisangelo2k7  

100% agree!

That Legacy crap was, well, crap. They NEED to stay true to the source material. It already works so well for story, they don't really need to change anything to better suit live-action the way superhero movies do.

Legacy/Rebirth took way too many liberties with the franchise and fucked it up beyond all recognision. Don't let those guys make a MK movie in the same vein!

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

@WhiteStormy  

You are correct, I don't know why people call this game MK9. The title of the game is actually just 'Mortal Kombat', but since there is already a game by this name (the original back in '92). This game is usually (and officially) referred to as Mortal Kombat (2011).

It's only unofficial places that refer to it as MK9, and as you pointed out, it should, in fact, be MK8.

I'm curious though: if the latest game is simply 'Mortal Kombat', what will the next game be? 'Mortal Kombat 2 (2014)'? Maybe have a subtitle ala 'Deadly Alliance' and 'Deception'? At least those games had numbers so that people could figure out the order.

I think they've shot themselves in the foot with their naming conventions.

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

@soulless4now  

If you liked the first movie, you'll probably be disapointed by this one if it is anything like the recent Legacy series (it's being made by the same people).

Aentikraist
Aentikraist

@supermarioooooo i dont think they ll ruin it!! its more like Netherrealms system and art now than anything else besides this guys are one of the Kings of reboots! ninja theory should take notes on them!!!

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

@BiohazardXTREME  

They've probably already finished that stuff, both even still, not every member of their studio would be busy working on said DLC. They could have had writers and concept artists working on their next game before Injustice even shipped.

IceJester45
IceJester45

@Grenadeh Mortal Kombat 9 is good, but it isn't nearly as good as Street Fighter IV -- let alone Super Street Fighter IV. Also, Capcom doesn't re-release the same game over and over. They might patch it. They might release additional content with add-on pricing. But, they don't release a new game every year.

If you're going to rip into Capcom, you should rip into Netherrealm for releasing $20 worth of additional characters for MK 9 and Injustice less than six months after both games came out.

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

@Hurvl  

What I don't get is how this movie is going to "tie-in" with this new MK game. They obviously won't do the same story as the game, otherwise you have two versions of the same story released around the same time.

Would they then base it on the story for MK(2011)? But then why bother, why not just buy the game for that story. It's too soon for movies based on this story to happen.

Will they do something similar to Legacy? Then it's not really something they can "tie-in" to the game series as the story, characters, and pretty much everything except names have been changed. It's not really MK and they would do well to keep the two as separate as possible.

Either way, they need to get rid of the guy that did Legacy, he's an abomination to the franchise. More so than Annihilation and MKvsDC.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Scorpion1813 @soulless4now There's bad and then there's bad. The MK movie with Christopher Lambert is bad in a very enjoyable way, but there's also the plain bad. The 1990 version of Captain America is a good example of bad just being bad.

the_hunger
the_hunger

@Elite_Bushido @jack00 But there's a long history of games tied to movies bombing badly.  Just think about every Star Trek, Aliens, or Terminator game published in the last 10 years.

The good thing is that MK is an established game franchise with some great past titles--which means that the movie is more likely to suck than the game.

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

@Elite_Bushido

I have no idea what these "ultras" are, but the true Brutalities are where you beat your opponent to a pulp. Literally a pulp! With bones and blood and guts everywhere.

NbAlIvEr10000
NbAlIvEr10000

@IceJester45 @Grenadeh Honestly, MK was so much better than SFIV.....and yes they always release another closely-related iteration of the same game.....Capcoms been doing that since the early 90's.

Juon408
Juon408

@IceJester45 @Grenadeh If you hold out for the Komplete Edition, which is the second version or release, then you get all that for free, unlocked already. I suspect they'll do the same for Injustice. Which is why I haven't checked it out yet. For SFIV though, there's been 3 editions already with a fourth on the way and Capcom doesn't add as much content to warrant the re-re-releases.

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

@Hurvl

I don't mind the original MK movie. At least it tried to stay true to the games. In fact, a lot of retcons that happen in the games were changed to be more like that movie.

Annihilation and Legacy on the other hand have completely fucked up the lore for the sake of fucking it up. Legacy more so.

If I remember correctly, the guy that did Rebirth, and later Legacy, said that he didn't even like MK, and thus making it into something he does like. That's basically a big "fuck you" to MK fans and claiming his own work is better in a "this is how it should be" kind of way. I may be wrong on that, but I'm fairly positive that's what I heard.

IceJester45
IceJester45

@flameon12346 @IceJester45 I love MK. And Injustice is even better. Both games are top-tier fighters. I'm just tired of everyone shitting on Capcom because...well, the company deserves it. But, that doesn't mean that Street Fighter IV is a bad game or that Capcom is screwing gamers by releasing an add-on every year.

flameon12346
flameon12346

@IceJester45 To me I don't really liked SF games because it to hard for me to get into. But I do understand why Street Fighter series is one of this best generation of fighting games because of it unique and competitive fighting mechanics. SF is a more greater fighting game then MK.

IceJester45
IceJester45

@NbAlIvEr10000@IceJester45@Grenadeh MK is better in that it has a story mode. That's about it. In terms of gameplay, it can't touch the complexity and balance of Super Street Fighter IV. That's one reason it's one of the least-popular titles at gaming tournaments. People who know prefer the Capcom games.

IceJester45
IceJester45

@Juon408 @IceJester45 They do now. But they didn't when Komplete came out a year ago. That happens eventually with most games. 

Basically, you're telling me that if you're willing to wait two years or so after release, you can get the DLC for free with a complete version of the game.

Who cares? That's absolutely worthless for fighting game fans. And it doesn't show that Warner Bros. is any less greedy than Capcom. 

It seriously sounds like you're grasping at straws or employing that "Capcom does one greedy thing, therefore everything Capcom does is greedy" logic that seems to be so popular around here.

Juon408
Juon408

@IceJester45 You do know that MK vanilla and Komplete Edition both cost the same new now right? So pretty much, that extra content that was DLC is free now otherwise the Komplete Edition would be higher than the regular version.

IceJester45
IceJester45

@Juon408 @IceJester45 @Grenadeh I just don't understand how releasing a gold edition or game of the year edition of a fighting right before the developers and community abandon it is better than what Capcom does.

And the DLC in Mortal Kombat Komplete is not free. Far from it; it's how Warner Bros. is able to charge nearly full price for a year-old game.

Juon408
Juon408

@IceJester45 @Juon408 @Grenadeh EA, Activision and Ubisoft don't exist to me. I'll never excuse them for anything. Ubisoft will get off the shitlist.... barely, once they release South Park.

IceJester45
IceJester45

@Juon408 @IceJester45 @Grenadeh I get what you're saying now. Are you also going to excuse EA, Activision, etc., because they  release "complete" versions of CoD and Battlefield games when they're done releasing DLC and ready to abandon the titles and move on?

IceJester45
IceJester45

@Juon408 @IceJester45 @Grenadeh No, I read what you said. I just didn't think you actually meant that Capcom was finished with Hakan, JuRi and all the other Super Street FIghter characters -- let alone the ones added in Arcade Edition and that will be added in Ultra -- when Street Fighter IV launched in 2008. My bad, I suppose. Those characters, by the way, also announced months (hell, years) after Street Fighter IV's release. My argument doesn't just sound just; it is just.

On the subject of Street Fighter II, I agree that, in the 1990s, Capcom milked it. There was not enough new content in each new game to justify charging new-game prices every year. But, Midway was also guilty of doing the same thing. Mortal Kombat 3, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 and Mortal Kombat Trilogy. I imagine that if those games had generated a following of dedicated fans the way Super Turbo did, there would be iterations of UMK or MKT with fleshed-out online modes, updated visuals, etc.

The bottom line, though, is that if Netherrealm really views its fighting games as finished at launch, then they are really out of touch with the genre and its fans.

Juon408
Juon408

@IceJester45 @Juon408 @Grenadeh Good job at not reading what I actually said! (thumbs up) I said when they're FINISHED with it. Not before they released the game at all. Also, those characters MK announced weren't released until months after release, since you want to parade that shit around to make your argument sound just. Since you want to bring up the worst offender of Capcom's policy, SFII. There's been how many iterations again with little-to-no-updates? Seven. The game was finished before the last three versions of that game came out! Two of those versions, after the first release, offered any real updates to the game.

IceJester45
IceJester45

@Juon408 @IceJester45 @Grenadeh Netherrealm announces before its games even come out that DLC characters are on the way. The stores even try to get you to buy a season pass when you reserve the game itself! They most certainly don't give you all the content up front.

Competitive games like fighting games ARE a work in progress. If Capcom views fighting games as unfinished, that is a good thing. Players are constantly finding ways to exploit mechanics, and they're always clamoring for new content. And fighting games have legs. They're played for years. Hell, Super Street Fighter II Turbo still has a tournament scene nearly two decades after release. That's why you don't just abandoned your fanbase and expect them to wait for a sequel.

Juon408
Juon408

@IceJester45 @Juon408 @Grenadeh You've got it all backwards dude. More content or less doesn't change the fact that NetherRealm give you all the content up front when they're finished with it. Capcom keeps adding things because in their mind, SFIV isn't a finished game. You see this tactic with most AAA releases nowadays, but in the form on overpriced DLC. 

MK fans aren't getting hosed. We're still playing the game and awaiting the sequel. SF fans have been clamoring for a sequel and Capcom seems stuck on SFIV milking. I love Super SFIV AE but even I can see through Capcom's shitty business practices and they're taking you for a ride.

IceJester45
IceJester45

@Juon408 @IceJester45 @Grenadeh Except, that's not true at all. Neterrealm is giving you the exact same (sometimes less) amount of content Capcom gives you with its updates. Four or five characters added to Mortal Kombat? That's what Arcade Edition added to Super Street Fighter IV. Also, you don't have to "keep buying" Super Street Fighter IV. If you already have the game, you just have to buy the updates at $15 each. Saying otherwise is like saying you have to purchase another copy of MK every time Netherrealm releases a character.


Also, if Netherrealm really appreciated fan support as much as you say they do, one would think they'd continue to support Mortal Kombat instead of jumping ship and going to Injustice. Capcom has released Street Fighter x Tekken since Street Fighter IV came out, yet that company still supports Street Fighter IV.

MK fans are getting hosed.

NbAlIvEr10000
NbAlIvEr10000

@Juon408 @IceJester45 @Grenadeh So very true....Capcom has become a corporate conglomerate of the gaming world and have been for the last almost 10 years.....just look at how bad RE6 was.

Juon408
Juon408

@IceJester45 @Juon408 @Grenadeh Mortal Kombat had 5 characters, if you got it on PS3, and they gave you all the DLC for free on the Komplete Edition. Capcom keeps giving you hacked SFIV updates. They'll keep adding things every so often so you'll keep buying the game but they don't give you the previously released DLC for free as a token of supporting the game like NetherRealm does when they release their second iterations. Capcom are screwing you over by doing that and showing that they don't actually appreciate your support, just your money.

NbAlIvEr10000
NbAlIvEr10000

@IceJester45 @Juon408 @Grenadeh Netherrealm moves on because they know people want to see a new game and not the same thing over and over with just new characters.  Plus, NR just released Injustice which is an entirely different game so who cares how much earlier SFIV came out.

IceJester45
IceJester45

@Juon408 @IceJester45 @Grenadeh How so? Arcade Edition had four new characters -- same as Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition.

Super Street Fighter IV had 12 new characters, five new stages and new modes. Ultra Street Fighter IV is going to have five new characters. Capcom delivers the same value.

Also, Street Fighter IV came out more than two years before Mortal Kombat did, which is one reason its content has been repacked more times. Honestly, I'm happy Capcom is still supporting five years on while Netherrealm has moved on.