‘Moon Knight’ Writer Attached To ‘Mortal Kombat’ Sequel

by Thomas Tuna

More blood-letting is on the horizon.

New Line Cinema is planning a sequel to last year’s Mortal Kombat reboot–based on the ever-popular video game franchise–and the screenwriter is already in place, according to Deadline.

Jeremy Slater–who is busy scripting the upcoming Disney+ Moon Knight series–based on the Marvel Comics violent anti-hero–will handle the writing chores for the New Line sequel. Slater brings a solid genre background to the table–he was the creator and co-showrunner of The Exorcist for Fox and developed The Umbrella Academy for Netflix.

Last April’s Mortal Kombat opened at No. 1 at the box office, as well as debuting simultaneously on HBO Max and ranking among that streamer’s top feature titles last year.

At this point in time, there’s no word on cast members or a director for the sequel, but the storyline is likely to continue what last year’s reboot began.

Mortal Kombat–based on the video game created by Ed Boon and John Tobias–is directed by Simon McQuoid from a screenplay by Greg Russo and Dave Callaham. The reboot follows MMA fighter Cole Young (Lewis Tan) as he sets out to find Earth’s best warriors after being hunted by Sub-Zero (Joe Taslim)

Cole finds refuge with the help of Lord Raiden (Tadanobu Asano), and trains alongside Liu Kang (Ludi Lin), Kano (Josh Lawson), Sonya Blade (Jessica McNamee) and Jax Briggs (Mehcad Brooks).

Keep reading Horror News Network for more updates on Mortal Kombat 2.


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