In April of last year they premiered Mortal Kombat, a new adaptation of the popular fighting video game franchise to the cinema. The film received a lukewarm reception from critics, although it was good at the box office with a worldwide gross of $50.1 million in its opening weekend. Perhaps this commercial success has been what has led the production company New Line to start work on a sequel, as confirmed from Deadline.
This second film, which in the specialized media is already called ‘Mortal Kombat 2’, be written by Jeremy Slater, series lead writer Moon Knight (The moon knight, as it has been officially translated to Spain), starring Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke and the late Gaspard Ulliel. At the moment that is the only name related to this project, although it is expected that they will repeat the main characters that appeared in the first film, giving life to the fighters of the Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios game saga.
Now that we know that Mortal Kombat will have a sequel is a good time to review the keys to the first film, an adaptation that made good numbers at its premiere (in the United States it grossed 22.5 million dollars), but was lukewarm reception by critics that he even went so far as to call it a “dumb, old-fashioned new attempt to transport the classic fighting game to the big screen that’s worth watching on a drunken night at best.” Centered on rivalry between Sub-Zero and Scorpion, the film makes changes in the plot and personality of the fighters while maintaining one of the main elements of video games: their accin gore.