New Line Brings Back Director For ‘Mortal Kombat’ Sequel

by Thomas Tuna

The next gore-fest can begin in earnest.

It’s been six months since screenwriter Jeremy Slater (Moon Knight) joined the New Line Cinema Mortal Kombat sequel, and now another key element has been added to the cinematic mix. Simon McQuoid will return as director of the next horror-fantasy installment, according to a report on Deadline.

McQuoid helmed the hit 2021 film–based on the popular video game franchise–that opened at No. 1 at the box office while debuting simultaneously on HBO Max. No plot details or casting information has yet been announced, 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–was directed by 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).

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on the reboot of Mortal Kombat.


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