Warner Bros. and New Line have delayed the upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot a week.
Mortal Kombat was initially set to bow in theaters and HBO Max simultaneously on April 16 and now Warner Bros. and New Line have pushed the film back a week. The move is to give Godzilla Vs. Kong some more leg room to make bank at the box office. The upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot will now be released on April 23.
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Mortal Kombat was first adapted into a feature film directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, the filmmaker behind the Resident Evil series with Milla Jovovich. The film earned a worldwide total of $122 million and is widely regarded as one of the better adaptations of a video game.
Directed by Simon McQuoid from a script written by Greg Russo, Mortal Kombat stars Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Mehcad Brooks as Jackson “Jax” Briggs, Josh Lawson as Kano, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion, Max Huang as Kung Lao, Sisi Stringer as Mileena and Elissa Cadwell as Nitara. Lewis Tan is also on board in an undisclosed role.
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