Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat
  • 2021
  • US
  • 1h 50min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Simon McQuoid
  • Written by: Greg Russo, Dave Callaham
  • Cast: Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Chin Han, Joe Taslim, Hiroyuki Sanada
  • UK release: 6 May 2021

With the Earth's very existence on the line, her greatest champions gather to fight the Outworld in the grand tournament, Mortal Kombat. Based on the 1992 video game series.

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12 May 2021

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9 May 2021

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Mortal Kombat director Simon McQuoid addresses film's R-rating

25 Apr 2021

Film gossip

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Joe Taslim joins James Wan's Mortal Kombat reboot

10 Jul 2019

Film gossip

Joe Taslim has joined the 'Mortal Kombat' movie reboot. The 38-year-old actor – who is best known for his roles as Jah in 'Fast & Furious 6' and Ito in the 2018 Netflix film 'The Night Comes for Us' – will reportedly join the production when it begins…

Mortal Kombat movie adds director

21 Nov 2016

Film gossip

The 'Mortal Kombat' movie reboot has added a new director. Simon McQuoid, who is known for helming PlayStation, Range Rover and Beats by Dre advertisements, among others, has signed up to helm the forthcoming film for New Line. According to Variety, the…

Christopher Lambert: Mortal Kombat film to have time travel

13 Jul 2016

Film gossip

The new 'Mortal Kombat' movie is going to have a time travel theme, actor Christopher Lambert has revealed. The 59-year-old actor has confirmed that he is in talks to reprise his role as god of thunder Raiden in the film, originally announced by New…

James Wan to produce Mortal Kombat movie

11 Aug 2015

Film gossip

James Wan is to produce the new 'Mortal Kombat' film. The 38-year-old filmmaker - whose previous credits include directing 'Insidious' and 'Furious 7' - has signed on to play an important role with the much-discussed reboot based on the popular video…

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