With the latest installment in the video game franchise – Mortal Kombat 11 – having recently landed on various platforms and wowed gamers, now comes a major update on the long-gestating new Mortal Kombat movie.
Courtesy of Variety, Warner Brothers’ James Wan-produced Mortal Kombat reboot has now been given a set release date of March 5th, 2021. At this stage, the only other picture booked in for that date is Sony’s impending Masters of the Universe redo.
Having been in serious development since 2015, Halo’s Simon McQuoid is on directing duties for Mortal Kombat. The current plan is for the movie to start pre-production later this month ahead of shooting in Australia later this year.
The Mortal Kombat video game franchise sprung to bloody and brutal life back in 1992, forever changing the landscape of fighting games. With elements of sci-fi, fantasy and horror, gamers were given an experience that was full of the sort of bloodshed and brutality never before seen.
Of course, not just a hugely successful video game series, Mortal Kombat fans have since been, err, treated to two Mortal Kombat movies and the genuinely impressive Mortal Kombat: Legacy webseries.
As ever, expect more on this Mortal Kombat reboot as it continues to develop.