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Mortal Kombat Trivia | 65 facts about the new film

Mortal Kombat Trivia | 65 facts about the new film

Mortal Kombat is a new film based on the popular videogame franchise and the second attempt to create a film franchise from this. So let’s dive into some trivia and facts about the new film. Mortal Kombat is a 2021 American martial arts fantasy film It is directed by Simon McQuoid This is his feature directorial debut The film is from a screenplay by Greg Russo and Dave Callaham It is based on a story by Russo and Oren Uziel It is based on the video game franchise of the same name The video game franchise was created by Ed Boon and John Tobias The new film is serving as a reboot to the Mortal Kombat film series The film stars Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Chin Han, Joe Taslim, and Hiroyuki Sanada Following the critical and commercial failure of the 1997 film Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, a third Mortal Kombat film languished in development hell for a period of nearly two decades In late 2010, Warner Bros. Pictures (whose parent company acquired the franchise from Midway Games in 2009) began developing a new film Kevin Tancharoen serving as director from a script written by Uziel in the wake of their Mortal Kombat: Rebirth short film James Wan was announced as a producer in August 2015 McQuoid was hired as director in November 2016 Production took place at Adelaide Studios in Adelaide and at other locations in South Australia Principal photography occurred from September to December 2019 Mortal Kombat was released by Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema internationally on April 8, 2021 It was released in the United States on April 23, simultaneously in theaters in 3D and on the HBO Max streaming service The film received mixed reviews from critics It recieved praise for the violence and faithfulness to the games but criticism for the screenplay In 1997, Robin Shou’s original Mortal Kombat contract was a three-picture deal and Threshold Entertainment’s production on a second sequel was initially scheduled to commence shortly after the release of Annihilation But it was shelved due to Annihilation’s poor reception and disappointing box-office performance Attempts to produce a third film since then have remained stuck in development hell with numerous script rewrites and storyline, cast, and crew changes A November 2001 poll on the official Mortal Kombat website hosted by Threshold asked fans which characters they believed would die in the third movie The 2005 destruction of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina greatly affected one of the film’s planned shooting locations In June 2009, a bankruptcy court lawsuit saw Lawrence Kasanoff suing Midway Games while mentioning that a third film was in the works Warner Bros. Pictures (which became the parent of New Line Cinema in 2008, after over a decade of both operating as separate divisions of Time Warner) ended up purchasing most of Midway’s assets, including Mortal Kombat In 2010, director Kevin Tancharoen released an eight-minute short film titled Mortal Kombat: Rebirth He made as a pitch to Warner Bros. Pictures of a reboot of the Mortal Kombat film franchise In September 2011, New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. announced that Tancharoen was hired to direct a new feature-length film from a screenplay by Mortal Kombat: Rebirth writer Oren Uziel, with the intention of aiming for an R rating Shooting was expected to begin in March 2012 with a budget projected at between $40 to 50 million and a release date of 2013 However, the project was ultimately delayed due to budget constraints, and Tancharoen began working on the second season of the web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy, until problems with the film had been sorted out But he quit the film production in October 2013 Simon McQuoid was hired as director in November 2016, marking his feature directorial debut, with Greg Russo writing the script Russo tweeted in February 2019 that the film’s script was complete In May 2019, it was announced that the film had entered pre-production and would be shot in South Australia, with a release date of March 5, 2021 Russo tweeted in July 2019 that the film would indeed have an R rating and that the games’ Fatalities would “finally be on the big screen” In April 2021, McQuoid revealed that the film came “quite close to the line” of getting an NC-17 rating by the Motion Picture Association Joe Taslim was the first actor cast for the production in July 2019, as Bi-Han, the first Sub-Zero In August, Mehcad Brooks, Tadanobu Asano, Sisi Stringer, and Ludi Lin were cast in the roles of Jax, Raiden, Mileena, and Liu Kang respectively Later that month, Josh Lawson, Jessica McNamee, Chin Han and Hiroyuki Sanada were cast as Kano, Sonya Blade, Shang Tsung and Scorpion respectively, with Lewis Tan in the role of Cole Young, an original character created for the film On September 16, 2019, it was announced that Max Huang had been cast as Kung Lao Stuntwoman Elissa Cadwell was announced as having been cast as Nitara on November 11, 2019 Howeve

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