2021 saw a lot of day-and-date releases for Warner Bros films as the pandemic kept many inside. New Line Cinema’s Mortal Kombat reboot was one of those releases. The film had a $55 million budget and made $84.4 million at the box office, seemingly overachieving. The film was also a hit on the HBO Max streaming service. According to Deadline, this initiated a fast-developing sequel which will see director Simon McQuoid return.
The video game director (Call of Duty, Halo 3) had won a multitude of awards and took this opportunity as his big screen directorial debut. Mortal Kombat would win at the box office after its opening weekend and open at #1. The film had a very mixed reception, but the overall consensus was that a sequel would be welcomed.
This sequel will mark the fourth feature-length Mortal Kombat film. The films are based on the fighting video game phenomenon that took the world by storm. The game is still available in pretty much every arcade known to man. The game was created by Ed Boon and John Tobias, Boon has had his hand in the films as well as a consultant. Additionally, Jeremy Slater will replace Greg Russo and Dave Callaham as the screenplay writer.
The 2021 Mortal Kombat reboot was produced by James Wan’s Atomic Monster. Also, Todd Garner of Broken Road, Simon McQuoid, and E. Bennet Walsh. There’s still no word on the casting yet, and which actors will return from the first pic. A release date hasn’t been set yet either. This will be the second time a Mortal Kombat has gotten a sequel. Annihilation was the last in 1997.
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