Simon McQuoid’s Mortal Kombat has been delayed indefinitely until theaters reopen nationwide. The fantasy live-action reboot based on the iconic video game franchise of the same name was set to debut theatrically on March 5, 2021.
“We’d always planned for it and thought we’d do it in March. The pandemic had other plans,” said producer Todd Garner on a brief exchange with a fan via Twitter on Tuesday. “We won’t have a release date for the movie until theaters re-open. Same for trailer.”
The upcoming Mortal Kombat picture is produced by Aquaman’s James Wan and will be helmed by first-time director McQuoid from a screenplay by Greg Russo and Dave Callaham. This is the third live-action Mortal Kombat movie succeding 1997’s Mortal: Kombat Annihilation.
According to Garner, the cast and crew will use this time to reshoot parts of the film. Ludi Lin (Aquaman, Black Mirror) stars alongside Joe Taslim (The Raid), Tadanobu Asano (Thor), Jessica McNamee (Sirens, Battle of the Sexes), Mehcad Brooks (Supergirl), Josh Lawson (House of Lies), Chin Han (Skyscraper), and Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine).