Mortal Kombat: New Line Developing Sequel, Jeremy Slate To Write Script

Deadline is exclusively reporting that New Line will be moving forward with a sequel to Mortal Kombat, with Jeremy Slater being brought on board to write the script.

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In the 2021 film we follow Cole Young, an MMA fight accustomed to taking a beating for money, who is unaware of his heritage, or why Outworld’s Sorcerer Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt him down. Fearing for his family’s safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with. Soon, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies from Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe.

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While the film earned $86.3m worldwide when some countries came out of lockdown during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, but on HBO Max it would be one of the most viewed Warner Bros. films that was released last year on the streaming service, with the film being viewed in 5.6m households in the U.S during the first month.

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Personally I didn’t mind the film like some critics did, and now with a sequel officially on the way, one wonders who they will cast as Johnny Cage?

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The 2021 film starred Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Tadanobu Asano, Chin Han, Joe Taslim, Hiroyuki Sanada, Max Haung, Sisi Stringer, Nathan Jones, Daniel Nelson, Damon Herriman, Mel Jarnson, Angus Sampson, Matilda Kimber and Laura Brent.