That’s right, it’s not an April Fool’s joke, but it looks like the original 1995 cult-classic, Mortal Kombat is headed to Netflix on 1st April, as confirmed by Netflix’s Tweet below.
Mortal Kombat was directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, who went on to direct the Resident Evil movie franchise, starring Milla Jovovich (his wife). He’s also directing the upcoming Monster Hunter movie that’s releasing later this year, which is also starring his wife, along with Tony Jaa.
Back in 1995, Mortal Kombat made US$122 million worldwide, and a sequel followed in 1997, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, which flopped at only $51 million worldwide.
Apart from the recent Joker and Spawn DLC releases for Mortal Kombat 11, there’s even an R-rated animated movie, Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge coming this June. A new Mortal Kombat movie is also slated for release in 2021, which is produced by James Wan, director of Aquaman and Saw.