Mortal Kombat director Simon McQuoid returns for the second film written by Jeremy Slater for New Line.
According to Deadline, Simon McQuoid reportedly returning as director for New Line’s 2021 action sequel. Mortal Kombat 2 is written by Jeremy Slater (Moon Knight).
The first opus was released simultaneously in cinemas and on HBO Max in April 2021. In Mortal Kombat, MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to taking a beating for money, doesn’t know his heritage – or why Emperor Shang Tsung sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, a Cryomancer from the other world, to hunt down Cole. Fearing for his family’s safety, Cole sets out to find Sonya Blade under the leadership of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon that Cole was born with. Soon he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. There, Cole trains with the seasoned warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and the rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to fight alongside Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies of the Underworld in a high-stakes battle for the universe. But will Cole be pushed enough to unlock his mysteries – the immense power he holds within his soul – in time to not only save his family, but also stop the Underworld once and for all?
Realized by Simon McQuoid based on a script by Greg Russo and produced by James Wan the cast consists of: Josh Lawson (Kano), Joe Taslim (Sub-Zero), Tadanobu Asano (Raiden), Jessica McNamee (Sonya Blade), Mehcad Brooks (Jackson ‘Jax’ Bridges), Sisi Stringer (Mileena), Ludi Lin (Liu Kang) Lewis Tan (Cole Turner) Chin-Han (Shang Tsug), Hiroyuki Sanada (Scorpio), Max Huang (Kun Lao) and Elissa Cadwell (Nitara).