Earlier this week we reported that the Mortal Kombat movie reboot is finally moving forward. The original movie was moderately successful, but its sequel was a letdown. Mortal Kombat: Annihilation flopped in 1997, and New Line Cinema put the series on hold. Warner Bros. Entertainment has been considering a reboot since 2011, and we’ve even seen leaked plot details from earlier scripts. However, no serious progress was made on the project for years. That’s finally set to change as the new Mortal Kombat enters pre-production this year in Australia. Additionally, we now have an official release date for the movie.
Mortal Komboat movie gets a release date
Warner Bros. announced today that the Mortal Kombat movie reboot will hit theaters on March 5, 2021. That’s a little less than two years away. James Wan (Saw, Furious 7, Aquaman) is producing, and he’s partnering with a lesser-known writer and director. Writer Greg Russo has no major film credits, but he is also involved in the Resident Evil film reboot. Director Simon McQuoid previously created the popular PlayStation 3 “Michael” commercial. Both are lifelong video game players who hope to create an adaptation that fans will respect and enjoy.
Rumored plot details
Unfortunately, Warner Bros. Entertainment has not revealed any plot details at this time. That Hashtag Show reported on alleged plot details earlier this year, but Warner Bros. declined to comment on its accuracy. According to their sources, a new character named Cole Turner stars as the main character. Cole Turner is a washed-up boxer that teams up with more familiar fighters in a battle against killers from another dimension. You can check out the alleged character list by clicking here.
Warner Bros. will begin filming in Adelaide later this year. South Australian Premier Steven Marshall confirmed that this will be the biggest movie ever produced in the region. Marshall expects it to generate around 580 jobs after it enters pre-production later this month.
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