Yesterday, Steven Marshall, the Premier of South Australia and a man not prone to making announcements related to video games, made a pretty big announcement related to video games. The Premier said that Warner Bros. long awaited Mortal Kombat film, seemingly doomed to development hell for ages, has finally begun pre-production in Australia.
The Premier made the announcement as a way of showcasing how many jobs the movie would bring to the country as well as dollars to the economy:
SA will be the stage for @newlinecinema's highly anticipated action film, Mortal Kombat.
The film will be shot in Adelaide, utilising our world-class crews & acting talent, with postproduction in our internationally acclaimed VFX and post-production facilities. #SAJobs pic.twitter.com/QVrBSYrF3V
— Steven Marshall, MP (@marshall_steven) May 14, 2019
Premier announces action film “Mortel Kombat” will be the largest movie ever filmed and produced in SA. Expected to create 580 jobs and inject 70mil into the economy. Pre-production will begin this month @abcadelaide pic.twitter.com/mpMOUR2gvs
— Claire Campbell (@clairehcampbell) May 14, 2019
This means that the movie itself is still a long way away but that producers are actually attached to the product and it's moving along toward production.
For more on Mortal Kombat, be sure to check out our review of Mortal Kombat 11 here.