Actor Christopher Lambert has popped up on the radar once again, this time informing movie audiences all over the world that they should most certainly be getting ready for another round of Mortal Kombat.
The video game adaptation was first sprung on us back in 1995, setting a precedent for how gaming can successfully make a bold transition to film. Yep, despite its questionable CGI, wildly hilarious lines and abundance of mullets, it certainly held a certain charm and continues to provide us with bizarrely enjoyable sequences like this one:
Now, it's been ages since New Line Cinema revealed that they will be bringing another Mortal Kombat to eager fans, especially following news that James Wan has been brought on as a producer. After a period of silence, Christopher Lambert has just confirmed that the project is definitely happening — if you remember correctly, he's the actor who played the role of Raiden in the first movie.
Speaking to Loaded, Lambert admitted he has been in talks to return as the God of Lightening in the third installment of the movie, after turning down the opportunity to reprise his role in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. He said:
"They have a great idea for the third one. It will be very different. We are going to be traveling 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."
Wow. Although as it stands, I'm unsure whether many fans would deem the above a "great idea" but it certainly sounds madly entertaining! You've just got to imagine the incredible special effects involved to get you rushing to the front of that box office queue.
Plus, considering Lambert rejected the second project because he didn't think the script was very good (many had his lack of participation wrongly down to scheduling conflicts with cult-classic Highlander at the time), the writing in Mortal Kombat 3 better be good AF.
As for whether or not the Hollywood gods have responded to Megan Fox's pleas to be part of the reboot, that's still unknown.
Are you excited for the next Mortal Kombat movie?