Warner Bros. has pushed back the release of the live-action Mortal Kombat movie.
The first official poster for the live-action Mortal Kombat has revealed that Warner Bros. has delayed the video game adaptation to April 16, 2021. The movie is set to hit the WarnerMedia streaming service HBO Max on the same day it arrives in theaters thanks to a new hybrid release model.
The Mortal Kombat poster features the franchise’s iconic dragon logo and and mentions that the James-Wan produced movie will be available to HBO Max subscribers at no extra cost. You can check it out below.
— Mortal Kombat Movie (@MKMovie) December 14, 2020
The Mortal Kombat franchise launched with the first video game in 1992 and has since expanded to include several sequels. Plot details for the new Mortal Kombat film are currently unknown, though the video games center on a roster of characters from different realm who fight for supremacy.
Mortal Kombat was first adapted into a feature film directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, the filmmaker behind the Resident Evil series with Milla Jovovich. The film earned a worldwide total of $122 million and is widely regarded as one of the better adaptations of a video game.
Directed by Simon McQuoid from a script written by Greg Russo, Mortal Kombat stars Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Mehcad Brooks as Jackson “Jax” Briggs, Josh Lawson as Kano, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion, Max Huang as Kung Lao, Sisi Stringer as Mileena and Elissa Cadwell as Nitara. Lewis Tan is also on board in an undisclosed role.
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Source: Warner Bros.