Posted by Tim Horton @Timhortongame
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It is swiftly becoming one of the most hotly anticipated movies of 2017. Speculation and deliberation has the franchise fanatics bouncing off the walls like energizer bunnies. Hype is reaching fever pitch levels as the movie’s director reaches out to fans.

When it comes to the new Mortal Kombat movie, any news is good news in my book. The Mortal Kombat movie director, James Wan has reached out to fans to reassure them that the franchise is in safe hands and that he will not be rushing the production through to meet any deadlines.

Speaking with IGN, Wan said:

The key here is to try and do it right. I don’t want to rush into it. So right now, we’re just trying to take our time to make sure it’s heading in the right direction. I think that’s more important than trying to rush through it and pump up something that no one likes.

Reassuring stuff, I am sure you will agree. Rushed productions rarely prove to be anything more than just that. If you are going to do it then you better do it right. Especially when you are entrusted with such an iconic franchise.

Wan is a man with serious movie credench. With his name against the likes of Saw, Furious 7 and The Conjuring, Wan is certainly a man who knows his onions when it comes to filmmaking. It is comforting to know that a man of such high profile is not only working on our beloved franchise but is approaching it with the respect and consideration it deserves.

Wan revealed that they are still in the early stages of production and that he will be taking a lot of inspiration from the video game series and the early Mortal Kombat movies. Yes!

It’s still cooking away. With that particular project, that’s a really cool property that I loved growing up as a kid. Besides the game, even the movies as well, I kind of enjoyed them for what they are.

We all know what he means when he says ‘for what they are’. Brilliantly bad movies that you can’t help but watch repeatedly - cult classic at it's best.

That game series though, if that doesn’t get your creative juices flowing then you are in the wrong juice bar.

All I can say is that there better be limbs being ripped off, spinal columns being torn out and brutal hand to hand fighting coming out the ying yang. With that in mind, what rating should the next Mortal Kombat ship with?

It is such an iconic brand that it is a very thin line to tread from a franchise regeneration point of view; the potential for greatness is equalled exactly with the potential of total disaster.

To guarantee success the team must, must, must listen to the fans and stay true to the core brilliance that is Mortal Kombat.

How about this fan casting for the 2017 Mortal Kombat movie? Take a look and add your top character choices!

I think they’re such colorful characters. It’s such an amazing take on, basically, ‘Enter the Dragon.’ It’s that fantasy version, the video game version, of ‘Enter the Dragon.’ And in doing so, they ended up creating such interesting characters and I think that is such a cool world to explore. This really mythical, bigger world that lives on another dimension on top of ours. I think that’s really fun to play with and so we’ll see.

I wonder who will take on the role of Noob Saibot? Ed Boon, do you want to chime in on that?