Simon McQuoid, director of the 2021 movie reboot of Mortal Kombat, will return to helm a sequel.
Launched in April 2021, Mortal Kombat launched concurrently in cinemas and on HBO Max within the US, the place it exceeded expectations and pulled in virtually $85million (£70.9million) on the world field workplace.
In line with Deadline, McQuoid will return as director on a sequel. The primary movie marked his characteristic debut, after beforehand directing adverts for quite a few gaming corporations.
The upcoming sequel will mark the fourth live-action movie based mostly on the online game franchise, following 1995’s Mortal Kombat, sequel Mortal Kombat: Annihilation and final yr’s reboot. A variety of animated spin-offs have additionally been launched.
The solid for final yr’s reboot included Lewin Tan as Cole Younger, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Josh Lawson as Kano, Mehcad Brooks as Jax Briggs, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang and Chin Han as Shang Tsung.
In a two-star review, NME wrote: “Consistent with the unique sport, the gore comes thick and quick. It results in an uneven tone, however the followers are imagined to cheer on the a number of limb-dismemberments and snicker on the dropping of f-bombs; not fear about why the one-liners are so camp.
“At instances, Mortal Kombat is sort of as ridiculous because the early-’90s variations that did their finest to kill the style. But it surely doesn’t matter what number of instances these motion pictures get killed, studios will fortunately drop a ton of tokens for an additional spherical.”