Filming Has Wrapped on the Upcoming Mortal Kombat Film

Writer Greg Russo has announced that the James Wan-produced fighting film set for January 2021 has finished shooting.

By Jay Gervais

Earlier this week, we learned that the latest film adaptation of Mortal Kombat was being bumped up from its original March 5th, 2021 date and is now scheduled for release on January 15th of the same year. However, today brought us the even better news that filming on the new movie has just wrapped up, as told by writer Greg Russo in his latest social media post. Check it out just below.


The added “flawless victory” to the post was an amusing touch and we’ll undoubtedly hear more about Mortal Kombat when the film likely goes into post-production after the holidays. Congratulations to the cast and crew for their hard work on completing principal photography for the film.

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 recently wrapped in South Australia with a release now planned for 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.