Warner Bros. has slated its new Mortal Kombat movie to hit theaters on March 5, 2021.
Highly demanded commercial director Simon McQuoid is set to make his directorial debut with the project. McQuiod is best known for his commercials for PlayStation, Halo, Range Rover, and Beats by Dre. James Wan will serve as producer. Pre-production on the project begins this month with principal photography expected to kick off later this year in South Australia.
The film will open against Sony’s Master of the Universe film starring Noah Centineo when it arrives in theaters.
Mortal Kombat is one of the most successful video game franchises of all time and the feature film adaptation that released in 1995 is still held by fans in regard as one of the best video game adaptations ever made. After the poorly received sequel Mortal Kombat: Annihilation released, the franchise stalled out and the fighting game has never been as popular as it was in the mid-’90s.
But the franchise began gaining new momentum back in 2010 when a web-short titled Mortal Kombat: Rebirth from screenwriter Oren Uziel hit the web, gaining enough popularity to spawn the web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy. Although Uziel didn’t remain involved with Legacy, he was asked by New Line to develop the script for the Mortal Kombat Reboot.
Plot details have not been revealed, however, Uziel previously teased that his adaptation of the violent video game was an R-rated version of The Avengers. Greg Russo has since penned a more recent draft of the script.
Casting details also remain under wraps but Joel Edgerton was previously reported to be the top choice to play Kano in the new Mortal Kombat film.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the Mortal Kombat reboot we learn it.
New ‘Dark Phoenix’ Character Posters Featuring Sophie Turner & More Revealed
New character posters for 20th Century Fox's next X-Men film Dark Phoenix feature Sophie Turner, Michael Fassbender and more.
This Summer, 20th Century Fox's X-Men series will take another shot at trying to adapt the classic Marvel Comics story "The Dark Phoenix Saga" by Chris Claremont. With Dark Phoenix's release date fast approaching, IGN has revealed new posters featuring Sophie Turner's Jean Grey, Michael Fassbender's Magneto and more characters from the movie.
You can check out the first character poster featuring Sophie Turner's Jean Grey below and click "Next" to scroll through the gallery.
Veteran X-Men producer Simon Kinberg makes his directorial debut with Dark Phoenix in addition to producing the film with Hutch Parker, Lauren Schuler Donner and Todd Hallowell. Dark Phoenix is expected to be Fox's final X-Men film featuring the core X-Men cast in the cinematic universe launched by director Bryan Singer in 2000 with the Disney-Fox merger now complete.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain. Here's the film's synopsis:
“This is the story of one of the X-Men’s most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic DARK PHOENIX. During a life-threatening rescue mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all. Wrestling with this increasingly unstable power as well as her own personal demons, Jean spirals out of control, tearing the X-Men family apart and threatening to destroy the very fabric of our planet. The film is the most intense and emotional X-Men movie ever made. It is the culmination of 20 years of X-Men movies, as the family of mutants that we’ve come to know and love must face their most devastating enemy yet — one of their own.”
Dark Phoenix is set to hit theaters on June 7, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the X-Men.