It has been slightly more than a year since Mortal Kombat graced the big screens in a modern reboot, and although the movie did not set the world on fire for everybody, New Line saw enough to greenlight a sequel. Now, Deadline reports that director Simon McQuoid will be back for Mortal Kombat 2.
Based on the hit fighting game franchise, the first Mortal Kombat film opened both in theatres and on streaming service HBO Max at the same time back in April 2021 (in certain territories). It hit No.1 at the box office, and has been among the top feature films on HBO Max. It also happened to be McQuoid’s feature directorial debut.
McQuoid does have a related background, having worked on commercials for the videogame space for companies like Xbox and PlayStation, as well as titles like Call of Duty and Halo 3, earning him multiple awards.
The project will also involve Moon Knight writer Jeremy Slater, who is responsible for the screenplay, along with McQuoid in the director’s chair for the Mortal Kombat sequel.
No news yet on which cast members will return, but considering the events of the first film, it is a safer bet to assume the likes of Lewis Tan (Cole Young), Jessica McNamee (Sonya Blade), Mehcad Brooks (Jax Briggs), and Ludi Lin (Liu Kang) will be back.
A release date for the Mortal Kombat being directed by Simon McQuoid has not been announced just yet.