A new Mortal Kombat movie will be filmed in Adelaide – and Twitter finds it hilarious

Big news was announced this week for South Australia. A new, James Wan-produced adaptation of the smash-hit video game Mortal Kombat will film there, marking the largest movie production in the state’s history.

The Warner Brothers production, to be directed by Australian Simon McQuoid, is expected to create 580 jobs and inject $70 million into the South Australian economy.

Which is way SA Premier Steven Marshall made a very big deal of it, holding a press conference that made headlines all over the world.

Twitter users responded gleefully, finding the news hysterically amusing. Here’s a sample of what they said.