'Mortal Kombat' reboot: Release date, plot, cast, news and everything else about South Australia's biggest film production

'Mortal Kombat' reboot: Release date, plot, cast, news and everything else about South Australia's biggest film production

The 'Mortal Kombat' movie reboot was finally set for pre-production right after the release of Mortal Kombat 11. Warner Bros. announced the 'Mortal Kombat' movie reboot last year, but there was no guarantee of it actually happening.

Now, confirmation has come from New Line Cinema, South Australia, where the reboot will be made, so we can finally go ahead and learn everything we need to know about what is addressed as the "biggest studio production in the local industry's history," according to South Australia’s Premier, Stephen Marshall, who added that the movie is expected to inject AUD 70 million ($49 million) into the South Australian economy.

Slated to be filmed at Adelaide Studios in Glenside Marshall reportedly said at a news conference: "Mortal Kombat will be the largest film production in South Australia's history and highlights the importance of engaging with the world's major production houses."

"The State Government's investment in Mortal Kombat will enhance the scope and reach of our production and post-production capabilities, bringing the promise of fantastic new jobs for the local film industry."

Release date:

Since the announcement dawned Tuesday and the movie is in pre-production, the release date has not been confirmed. We will update it once we get the news


Greg Russo, who is writing both the 'Resident Evil' reboot and the 'Saints Row' movie, wrote the screenplay, but there have been no hints about the plot. However, since it is 'Mortal Kombat', we can expect a lot of fights and tournaments which is more like battles between the mortals and the elder gods. However, a new character may be joining the franchise, as That Hashtag Show reports that a brand new lead named Cole Turner, is set to debut.

Cole is described as "a Philadelphia boxer that is recruited by a prophecy chaser to compete in a fantastical tournament - the outcome of which determines the fate of Earth and its inhabitants." More of the character will be listed in the cast section.


Still from Mortal Kombat movie 1995


No news on the cast yet, but we can talk about the characters. The original seven characters namely Kano, Liu Kang, Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Sonya Blade, Johnny Cage, and Raiden will remain important as with any adaptation. The new character named c is the protagonist and in his 30s.

He is a struggling and a widowed boxer who cares more about his young daughter than anything. He is incredibly determined and refuses to quit in the face of fantastical adversity, reported That Hashtag Show.


The screenplay is by "lifelong gamer" Greg Russo, and the reboot will be directed by Simon McQuoid, who is making his feature directorial debut. Simon McQuoid is an Australian award-winning commercials director, but on fan's concern Russo, who has said he played Mortal Kombat 2 in his local arcade back in the 90s, took to Twitter to defend the movie reboot's director: "If anyone has concerns if our director, Simon McQuoid, will stay faithful to MK, I urge you to go back and look at some of the VG commercials he directed. His PS3 'Michael' spot still gets me every time I watch it." 


The film will be led by producer James Wan, who has worked on 'Aquaman' and 'The Conjuring.' Todd Garner (Isn't It Romantic) will produce alongside Wan, with Larry Kasanoff, E. Bennett Walsh, Michael Clear, and Sean Robins executive producing the film.

James Wan attends the Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures' "The Nun" at TCL Chinese Theatre on September 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)

'Mortal Kombat' part 1:

The first 'Mortal Kombat' movie came out in 1995 and to date remains the best video game adaption film of all time. The plot of the film follows the warrior monk Liu Kang, the actor Johnny Cage, and the soldier Sonya Blade, all three guided by the god Raiden on their journey to combat the evil sorcerer Shang Tsung and his forces in a tournament to save Earth. The film's primary source material was 1992's original game of the same title, but it was also inspired by and incorporates elements of 1993's follow-up game Mortal Kombat II.


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