It was announced a couple years back that James Wan would be producing a new Mortal Kombat feature film, but needless to say, Wan has been pretty busy since then. His latest movie, Aqua Man, arrives in theaters later this month, and the list of upcoming projects he’s attached to produce is incredibly long right now.
But what’s the latest on Mortal Kombat? Wan updated on the project in a chat with Heroic Hollywood, indicating that he’s taking his time to make sure it’s done right… or not at all.
“That has been such a tricky one just trying to get the script to a point,” Wan told the site. “People don’t know this, fans don’t understand this, but there’s just so much on the business side of things… to try and get the right budget for it, and we want to make sure we have enough resources and the budget to do the film right. If I can’t get the right resources and find the right filmmaker for it, I don’t want to do it.”
He added, “I’m so busy already. I don’t need to clutter my plate with more stuff if I don’t believe it can be done right.”