When it comes to adapting video games to the big screen, one could argue that Mortal Kombat was one of the most successful. Sure, the original '90s movie isn't great by any means (and the sequel is abysmal), but it's an incredibly campy love letter to a game that helped define an entire decade.
With the franchise's recent bounce back into the public eye, it's not all that surprising to hear that Mortal Kombat is headed back to Hollywood. Following a short-lived web series back when Mortal Kombat 9 was getting ready to launch, Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios announced Mortal Kombat: Generations ... and, sadly, that was it. Since the series' reveal back in January, fans have seen next to nothing about the project, prompting many to think Generations had been quietly canceled.
Thankfully, that's not the case: while he didn't offer any explanation as to why the Generations team has been silent for the past 11 months, series director Garrett Warren took to Twitter to confirm that Mortal Kombat: Generations is still being made – and fans should expect to see it sometime next year.
@alexcampy89 it is scheduled to be released early next year.
— Garrett Warren (@GarrettXWarren) December 14, 2015
Warren also confirmed that the first trailer for Generations will debut sometime in early 2016, but wouldn't go into any specifics beyond that. What's even more surprising is that Warren confirmed that a new Mortal Kombat movie is in the works as well — though, considering how long it's taken to get Generations off the ground, fans probably won't be lining up to see the next Mortal Kombat movie anytime soon.
Hopefully, the long wait for Generations will be worth it. The franchise's last web series, Mortal Kombat: Legacy, was an intriguing, substantially different look at the classic games. With any luck, Generations will be able to live up to its predecessor's reputation.
Mortal Kombat: Generations and its debut trailer are set to launch sometime in 2016.