The sequel to the new film adaptation of the Mortal Kombat license will be directed by Simon McQuoid.
Unnecessarily dismissed by New Line Cinema and Warner Bros, the director Simon McQuoid will finally work on Mortal Kombat 2 with screenwriter Jeremy Slater (the story seems to no longer be in the hands of Greg Russo, Dave Callaham and Oren Uziel). Creators Ed Boon and John Tobias will still be supervising, while Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Victoria Palmeri, Michael Clear, Jeremy Stein and Larry Kasanoff are set to return to their roles as executive producers. Finally, Atomic Monster’s James Wan, Broken Road Production’s Todd Garner and E. Bennett Walsh could also be producing.
EXCLUSIVE: After the most recent #MortalKombat pic overachieved at box office, New Line is ready to get back in to the arena on a sequel. Sources tell Deadline that Simon McQuoid is set to return as director for the follow-up to the 2021 hit https://t.co/bh196Bne5H pic.twitter.com/mfMAKGomPf
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Mortal Kombat 2 with Simon McQuoid
For the record, Simon McQuoid’s feature film Mortal Kombat opened in first position at the box office and ranks among the best feature titles ever to air on HBO Max since the launch of the platform. While some consider F9 or A Quiet Place Part II to be the films that brought crowds back to theaters after the coronavirus pandemic, Mortal Kombat was one of the first films to attempt to gauge audience interest in a return to theaters – and the results surprised many, especially since the film premiered the same day on HBO Max. More than 70 million receipts for a production budget of 55 million dollars, a great success for a project that was not expected at such a place.