The upcoming reboot will embrace its bloody origins and will show fatalities for the first time.
After a couple of setbacks, 'Mortal Kombat' is finally coming this year!
The reboot will be part of the list of movies that Warner Bros. scheduled for 2021 release.
Here's everything you need to know about 'Mortal Kombat'.
The martial arts fantasy action film will release simultaneously in theaters and on the HBO Max streaming service by Warner Bros. Pictures on April 16, 2021.
Although the film finished production before Covid-19 put the world on lockdown, it still faced a couple of challenges that caused several delays, nevertheless, writer Greg Russo said it's going to be 'worth the wait.
."Thanks to the fans for your patience! It will be worth the wait! #MortalKombat" Russo tweeted along with a poster that contains the film's release date.
Filming wrapped up as early as December 2019.
"That’s a wrap on #MortalKombat what a journey. Looking forward to you guys seeing this movie in 380 days," Star Mehcad Brooks shared the awesome news on Twitter.
That’s a wrap on #MortalKombat what a journey. Looking forward to you guys seeing this movie in 380 days.— Mehcad (@MehcadBrooks) December 13, 2019
Thank you to the kast and krew, Australia and @newlinecinema and @wbpictures for this unparalleled… https://t.co/s8qUvEIEEJ
As of this writing, 'Mortal Kombat' is still listed under post-production on IMDB.
'Mortal Kombat' is based on a popular video game franchise of the same name created by Ed Boon and John Tobias.
The 2021 film will serve as the reboot and third installment to the 'Mortal Kombat' film series.
Not much is known about the exact plot for the upcoming film, but we know that it is going to be bloody.
"Since it’s already been stated by other members of the team, I’m gonna put this one to bed. [Mortal Kombat] WILL be R-Rated, and for the first time EVER, FATALITIES will FINALLY be on the big screen (and no, I’m not gonna say which ones). You’ll just have to wait for the movie & see," Greg Russo revealed.
Russo penned the script for the 2021 ' 'Mortal Kombat' film, with Simon McQuoid sitting on the director's chair and James Wan producing.
It's good to know that the film will finally embrace its bloody origins, though the fatalities may have posed a bit of a challenge to the actors.
“Let me just say this, there were some days on set where I felt sick. I am not kidding, they did not hold back,” actor Lewis Tan told Comicbook.
Ludi Lin will star as Liu Kang, joined by Joe Taslim as Bi-Han / Sub-Zero, Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion, Chin Han as Shang Tsun, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Josh Lawson as Kano, Mehcad Brooks as Jax, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Cadwell as Nitara, and Sisi Stringer as Mileena.
Lewis Tan and Matilda Kimber are also reportedly joining the team, but their roles are yet to be disclosed.
We are still waiting for the official trailer for 'Mortal Kombat' as of this writing.
However, the trailer is expected to drop any time soon.
We'll update this page once we get the official trailer.
Since it's already been stated by other members of the team, I'm gonna put this one to bed. MK WILL be R-Rated and for the first time EVER, FATALITIES will FINALLY be on the big screen (and no I'm not gonna say which ones) You'll just have to wait for the movie & see!!! ;) pic.twitter.com/aVTewH4t28— Greg Russo (@WriterRusso) July 12, 2019