Updates on the 'Men in Black' and 'Jump Street' Crossover and James Wan's 'Mortal Kombat'

Updates on the 'Men in Black' and 'Jump Street' Crossover and James Wan's 'Mortal Kombat'

Aug 12, 2016

Often, movies are announced and take a very long time to actually be produced. Some never even get made at all. But while we want to be patient, we also like the occasional update, so here's the latest on two eagerly awaited titles: 

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The good news about this crossover between the Men in Black series and the 21 Jump Street franchise is that nothing is official on its status yet. The bad news is that Jump Street star Jonah Hill says, "I doubt that movie will get made." He told press recently that the mashup had been his idea and that he hopes it works out but that it's just been "too complicated" so far. He continues:

They’re trying to make all the deals, but it’s kind of impossible with all the Men in Black stuff. The Jump Street films were so fun to make and the whole joke of them was they were making fun of remakes and sequels and reboots and then now it’s become a giant sequel, reboot. It’s almost become what we were making fun of and it’s hard to maintain that joke when it’s so high stakes.

Until we hear anything further, Sony is still developing the movie with James Bobin (Alice Through the Looking Glass) set to direct, and they even teased it back in April at CinemaCon, but no release date was ever announced. 

 

Mortal Kombat 

Another idea we might not have cared about except it's in the hands of the right people, the next adaptation of the Mortal Kombat video games has director James Wan (Furious 7) as producer. Besides being currently busy helming Aquaman, he's taking the reboot slow in part because he's such a fan of the source material. He told IGN, from the Television Critics Association press tour: 

The key here is to try and do it right. I don't want to rush into it. So right now, we're just trying to take our time to make sure it's heading in the right direction. I think that's more important than trying to rush through it and pump up something that no one likes...so we'll see.

Meanwhile, if you too are a fan of all things Mortal Kombat, the third season of the web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy (which Wan isn't involved in) is supposed to finally arrive this fall. 

 

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