According to Kotaku, the film was first announced in 2019 as a new project by the South Australian government’s South Australia Film Corporation.
Per LatLong, the film specifically was shot in Adelaide, Adelaide Hills, Adelaide Studios, Coober Pedy, Mount Crawford, Mount Lofty, and Port Adelaide.
You can see where each of these locations are on the map below.
In an interview with IGN, Mortal Kombat director Simon McQuoid said that filming in South Australia was so breathtaking and immersive, the visual effects team barely needed to do much work.
“I wanted to bring a realism and an authenticity and non-VFX feel to these unreal worlds,” he told the outlet.
WATCH: Mortal Kombat director Simon McQuoid reveals where the film was shot in South Australia
“We shot in a disused coal mine in the middle of Australia, and pretty much in-camera. That was a pretty incredible location.”
“So the locations we used and the places we found, I really wanted it to feel as in-camera as possible, and we just enhanced what was there.”
Mortal Kombat is currently airing in theatres. It stars Aussies Jessica McNamee and Josh Lawson, alongside martial arts experts Joe Taslim, Lewis Tan, Ludi Lin, and Hiroyuki Sanada as fighters from around the universe that come together to compete in an epic, gory showdown.
Last weekend, the Aussie-made film adaptation of the popular video game franchise quickly took the top of the weekend box office in the U.S.