Mortal Kombat Ready For Round Two With Simon McQuoid Returning To Direct

Mortal Kombat

Round Two! After the surprising success of Mortal Kombat last year, New Line is ready for a sequel according to Deadline. They are told that Simon McQuoid is set to return to direct the next film. 2021 Mortal Kombat was McQuoid’s directorial debut.

The feature film based on the classic video game opened in April of 2021 during the pandemic. It was part of a long slate of films that Warner Bros. decided to release in theaters as well as on HBO Max. Mortal Kombat opened at number one at the box office and ranks among the top feature titles that have ever been released on the HBO Max streaming service.

It is credited to some degree for helping the theater industry get going again. As the classic video game got people interested enough to return to theaters. The success of Mortal Kombat on both streaming and at the box office surprised HBO Max executives, who were quick to get a sequel in development.


The 2021 film was produced by Atomic Monster’s James Wan, Broken Road Production’s Todd Garner, Simon McQuoid, and E. Bennett Walsh. The screenplay was by Greg Russo and Dave Callaham, from a story by Oren Uziel and Russo. Based on the global video game phenomenon created by Ed Boon and John Tobias. Jeremy Slater is writing the screenplay for the sequel.

Here is the synopsis from the 2021 Mortal Kombat film

Hunted by the fearsome warrior Sub-Zero, MMA fighter Cole Young finds sanctuary at the temple of Lord Raiden. Training with experienced fighters Liu Kang, Kung Lao and the rogue mercenary Kano, Cole prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions to take on the enemies from Outworld in a high-stakes battle for the universe.
Currently, there is no release date for the sequel.
Source: Deadline
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