New Mortal Kombat Film Bumped up by Seven Weeks, Now Releasing January 2021

The tournament that is this James Wan-produced fighting flick will begin on a new date.

By Jay Gervais

For those of you eager to see the latest big-screen adaptation of Mortal Kombat, the wait is a whole seven weeks less with the film now scheduled to release on January 15th, 2021 instead of its original date of March 5th of the same year, reports Deadline. On its original date, the film would have gone toe-to-toe with Mattel Films’ Masters of the Universe, including an untitled Universal Event Film and Fox’s Nimona, but now Mortal Kombat will brawl it out at the box office with Univeral’s 355 instead.

The cast of the new film includes Lewis Tan (Wu Assassins, Deadpool 2) as a yet-to-be revealed lead character, Jessica McNamee (The Meg) as Sonya Blade, Josh Lawson (House of Lies) as Kano, Chin Han (The Dark Knight, Marco Polo) as Shang Tsung, Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine, Ringu) as Scorpion, Ludi Lin (Black Mirror, 2017’s Power Rangers) as Liu Kang, Tadanobu Asano (Ichi the Killer, Zatoichi) as Raiden, Mehcad Brooks (Supergirl, True Blood) as Jax, Sisi Stringer as Mileena, Joe Taslim (Star Trek Beyond, Fast & Furious 6) as Sub-Zero, Max Huang (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Hitman: Agent 47) as Kung Lao, and Elissa Cadwell (The Shallows, Aquaman) as Nitara.

Plot details are currently under wraps. Simon McQuoid is directing a screenplay written by Greg Russo (Highwaymen) and leading the creative effort alongside James Wan (Saw). Joining them as executive producers are Larry Kasanoff (Mortal Kombat, True Lies), E. Bennett Walsh (Men in Black: International, The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Michael Clear (The Nun, Lights Out), and Sean Robins (Playing with Fire, Tag). Also producing is Todd Garner.

Production on the new Mortal Kombat film is now underway in South Australia with a new release date of January 15th, 2021. We’ll be sure to keep you posted on the new movie as we learn more about it right here on Dead Entertainment.

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Jay Gervais

From small town to big city and back again, Jay was born and raised in Canada and has lived his whole life there. He’s always ready to cut down any misconceptions his American friends have of life in the great white north. He’s also no stranger to this kind of community, and has plenty of experience under his bed. He enjoys all kinds of horror entertainment, as long as it’s got the heart and soul to it. When he’s not doing something here, he can be found at his post at the night’s watch, or knee deep into his school studies.