The film, based on the hugely popular video game franchise, will be produced by James Wan, who most recently worked on Aquaman, and directed by Australian Simon McQuoid.
Warner Bros. initially announced the Mortal Kombat movie reboot a year ago, although at the time nothing much was said.
The Mortal Kombat movie, which does not yet have an official title, is produced by Aquaman, and Fast 7 director James Wan, with a script by Greg Russo.
Marshall might be a big Mortal Kombat fan, but he's probably a bit more interested in the $70 million (or around $48.5 million US) that's expected to be put into South Australia's economy, along with 580 jobs and 1,500 roles for extras.
"We are thrilled to be highlighting South Australian locations, talent and facilities for Mortal Kombat".
Along with Wan and McQuoid, Todd Garner (Isn't It Romantic, Tag) also produces, with Larry Kasanoff (Mortal Kombat, True Lies), E. Bennett Walsh (Men in Black: International, The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Michael Clear (The Nun, Lights Out), and Sean Robins (Playing with Fire, Tag) executive producing.
That's not to say there won't be any familiar faces in the the Mortal Kombat movie reboot, with Kano, Sonya Blade, and Raiden all reportedly set to appear in the film. The announcement marks the largest production in South Australia history, a fitting accolade for a film that traverses Earth and other realms. Just like Shang Tsung created lots of job opportunities when he started the first Mortal Kombat tournament.
The first Mortal Kombat movie, released in 1995, was directed by Paul W.S. Anderson who would go on to make the Resident Evil series.