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Game for a Mortal Kombat remake?

Plan to sequelize 1995 film has been scrapped

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With Warner Bros the new-owner of Midway’s “Mortal Kombat” (well, every Midway game), it’s probably be no surprise to hear that the water tower’s about to drip out a new film based on the property.

This, the third in the moderately-successful film franchise (following “Mortal Kombat” and “Mortal Kombat : Annihilation”), will be a ‘reboot’, says Bloody Disgusting. In other words, Christopher Lambert need not bother pressing his silver wig, there’ll be a new Rayden on the block.

Writing the script is rising Hollywood newcomer Oren Uziel (“Shimmer Lake”).

My buddy Mink had been attached to direct a third “Mortal Kombat” film (he’s been onboard for quite some time) but I’m not sure he’s onboard this current incarnation.

Last time we spoke to the filmmaker he said the film had been experiencing some trouble garnering coin. It was an independent film at the time (Warner Bros didn’t own the property at that stage) and “as you may have noticed the economy in general is a little sluggish at the moment especially in Hollywood” Mink said. “Indy investors are more cautious at this particular time then recently so it takes longer than ever. MK more than likely will be an Indy film. The film’s projected budget will be between 50& 60 mill so it is a bit more tricky than just running down to the ATM or writing a cashiers check(maybe one of those Jumbo checks like Publisher Clearing House winners). Currently Threshold is working out the financing through a studio and or equity situation. This will take as long as needs to take. I know the frustration this causes the awesome MK fans but that’s the fact Jack….”

Now I don’t know whether Mink is onboard this new incarnation of the film (he’s busy enough with his own projects so it’s not like he’ll be stuck for things to do if he isn’t), but he’ll likely drop us a line overnight to let us know.

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Clueless cast reunite to celebrate 25th Anniversary!

Alicia SIlverstone, Paul Rudd, Breckin Meyer and Donald Faison were present

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The cast of ’90s gem “Clueless” reunited at C2E2 at McCormick Place Saturday afternoon to share memories of working on the now 25-year-old comedy classic.

While a couple of cast members were noticeably absent (specifically, Stacey Dash, who played Dionne, and the late, wonderful Brittany Murphy, who left us in 2009), the 2,800 seat hall did get to spend quality time with Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd, Breckin Meyer and Donald Faison.

While most of the cast had understandably aged, Rudd seems to be stuck in time.

“I’m 80 years old on the inside.” He pointed to his chest: “In here, pure darkness — and a little moisturizer.”

“They had to knock on Paul’s trailer an hour early because he had to finish sucking the lifeblood out of babies”, said Meyer, who played skateboarder Travis in the film.

While the audience seemed to be gunning for solid word on some sort of sequel, the cast reiterated that the film is  – sadly – going to be rebooted… without them.

Check out some of the pics from the panel :

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Junkie XL scoring new Terminator

The film reunites the artist with “Deadpool” director Tim Miller

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Junkie XL, the famed movie musicsmith who provided the audio backdrop for such films as “Alita : Battle Angel” and “Mad Max : Fury Road”, will compose “Terminator : Dark Fate”.

The film reunites the artist aka Tom Holkenborg with his ‘Deadpool’ director Tim Miller, as well as “Alita” producer James Cameron.

“It’s great to be working on another project with Tim,” Holkenborg said in a statement to THR. “The original Terminators were such iconic movies, and having James back as a producer with Tim directing is an amazing dream team. It’s going to be a fantastic movie to be part of.”

The Miller-directed “Terminator” reboot, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, releases November 1.

Official First Look at the Women of the New TERMINATOR (from left to right) Natalia Reyes as “Dani Ramos,” Mackenzie Davis as “Grace,” Linda Hamilton as “Sarah Connor”

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Avengers‘ Idris Elba set for another comic book movie

Actor recently signed to play Deadshot in James Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad”

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“Thor” and “Avengers” alum Idris Elba is in final negotiations to star in “Mouse Guard”, Fox’s adaptation of the Boom! Studios comic.

Wes Ball (“The Maze Runner”) will direct the film, also featuring Andy Serkis and Thomas Brodie-Sangster, which has been described as “Game of Thrones with mice”.

Shot in motion capture with WETA providing visual effects, “Mouse Guard” is a set in a medieval world and tells of an order of mice who are the sworn protectors of their realm. Enemies range from predators such as foxes and eagles to other rodents.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Elba will play Celanawe, an Obi-Wan Kenobi-like figure who was once a legendary champion and now thought long gone.

Serkis is the villain of the piece, the Guard’s blacksmith known as Midnight who turns against it. Brodie-Sangster is Lieam, one of the Guard’s newest and youngest members who will be called upon to prove his bravery.

Matt Reeves, director of the upcoming ‘Batman’ reboot, is producing the film.

In addition to his roles in the Marvel cinematic universe, Elba recently signed to play Deadshot in James Gunn’s reboot of DC title “Suicide Squad”.

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