It’s fair to say that the Mortal Kombat movies were never short of weirdness
Perhaps that’s not surprising considering someone decided to make a film based on an arcade beat-em-up, about spine-ripping and ball-punching badasses battling inter-dimensional beings to prevent Earth from being conquered.
Even in the pantheon of bizarre cinematic video game adaptations, the MK saga has to rank pretty highly.
And if you’ve never had the pleasure of seeing the original Mortal Kombat film or its sequel?
The first movie gave us Highlander legend Christopher Lambert playing a thunder god, and wearing a straw lampshade fitting on his head.
The second movie, Annihilation, gave us robot ninjas, even more awesome techno-rock tunes, and undoubtedly the greatest fight scene ever committed to film.
But now, after an absence of almost 20 years from our cinema screens, and presumably because Hollywood has now fallen in love with video games all over again, we could finally be getting a third Mortal Kombat movie.
And the concept of the film itself sounds even more baffling than you’d expect.
Speaking to Loaded recently, Christopher Lambert revealed he was in talks to reprise his role as Raiden.
“It will be very different. We are going to be travelling through time but in a very special way.
“So imagine characters having a battle in the middle of London and then whoosh, you smash through a window and find yourself on the hood of a New York cab.”
So it’s going to be a lot like Hayden Christensen’s sci-fi action flop Jumper, essentially. Remember how well that went?
On top of four-armed demon monsters, crazy supernatural ninjas and some of the cheesiest kung-fu choreography known to man, we can look forward to our trusty old warriors teleporting their way through modern-day cities in a whirlwind of sub-Matrix action schlock.
Sign us up. If it’s so-bad-it’s-great infamy you’re seeking, this looks like a sure-fire winner.