Paul W.S. Anderson currently wants to bridge games and movies through "Buck Rogers," but he took "Mortal Kombat" to film way back in 1995. The franchise drifted elsewhere as he found his way to two "Resident Evil" movies and other gigs, but he still has a soft spot in his heart for Earthrealm and Outworld, and the right circumstances could lure him back one day.
"I loved the video game before I made the movie," Anderson told G4. "I used to play it in England all the time. That's a property that I have a huge amount of affection for and I think it's a property that could again be relaunched and make an amazing movie."
That's not to say that a studio has approached him recently or that a new "Mortal Kombat" film is on anyone's to-do list in the foreseeable future, but Anderson could be persuaded to chat if that situation changes.
"No one's talked to me about it," he explained. "But if they did, it would be something I would definitely be interested in. It was the movie that launched me in Hollywood, so obviously I have a huge affection for it."
Anderson's career has come a long way since 1995, and "Death Race" showed he's got a lot of tricks he could bring back to the table. And you never know. One of those tricks could be leading "Mortal Kombat" movies down the path of their game predecessors to go 3-D.
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