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In Conversation: Mortal Kombat 2 with producer E. Bennett Walsh

Still from Mortal Kombat. Image courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures.

Please note, this event will not be proceeding at HOTA, Gold Coast and will now be held online due to weather.

Location: Online

Date and time: 5.30pm to 6.30pm AEST, Tuesday 30 January

Cost: Free

Screen Queensland is presenting a free online In Conversation event with E. Bennett Walsh on Tuesday 30 January.

Screen Queensland CEO Jacqui Feeney will join the acclaimed producer in a discussion about his extensive career working on large-scale action films and his most recent experiences on Screen Queensland-supported production Mortal Kombat 2 which has recently finished filming on the Gold Coast.

Due to inclement weather, the event will now be held online. Tune in to the event at 5.30 AEST.



E. BENNETT WALSH is currently producing New Line’s highly anticipated Mortal Kombat 2.  He was most recently an executive producer on Warner Bros’ Meg 2: The Trench, starring Jason Statham and Wu Jing. He also produced the first Mortal Kombat for New Line Cinema which remains the most watched film on Max. He was an executive producer on F. Gary Gray’s Men in Black: International, starring Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson and “Robin Hood: Origins,” starring Taron Edgerton and Jamie Foxx, directed by Otto Bathurst. Additional credits include The Great Wall, starring Matt Damon, Andy Lau and Willem Dafoe, directed by Zhang Yimou; The Amazing Spider-Man 2, starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, directed by Marc Webb; After Earth, starring Jaden Smith and Will Smith, directed by M. Night Shyamalan; Mark Steven Johnson’s Ghost Rider, starring Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendes, and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, starring Cage and directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor; Knight and Day, starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, directed by James Mangold;  the crime thrillers Edge of Darkness, starring Mel Gibson, directed by Martin Campbell and State of Play, based on the highly praised BBC miniseries of the same name, starring Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams, Jason Bateman, Ben Affleck, Robin Wright Penn, Helen Mirren and Jeff Daniels, directed by Kevin Macdonald; Boiler Room starring Vin Diesel and Ben Affleck; Glitter starring Mariah Carey and Enough directed by Michael Apted, starring Jennifer Lopez. 

Walsh produced the critically acclaimed The Kite Runner, based on the international best-selling novel. Directed by Marc Forster, it garnered Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for Best Foreign Language Film. Bennett also served as producer on the thriller Disturbia, which became one of DreamWorks’ biggest grossing films of the year; its international box office surpassed $100 million—more than five times the film’s budget. 

With Volumes 1 and 2 of Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, Walsh enjoyed some of his greatest success as executive producer. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 earned a Golden Globe nomination for star Uma Thurman, as well as five BAFTA nominations, and the two films earned a combined international gross of over $300 million.