The upcoming Mortal Kombat movie has been delayed till April 2021, after initially being slated for a January launch.
The film, directed by Simon McQuoid, is a reboot of the unique Mortal Kombat sequence based mostly on the legendary pc sport – following the business failure of the earlier movie, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. Warner Brothers are releasing it concurrently on HBO Max and in cinemas.
That is part of a wider effort to release films both to cinemas and for home release. “The hybrid mannequin was created as a strategic response to the impression of the continued international pandemic, notably within the US,” Warner Bros defined in an announcement.
The mannequin will see a one month interval of the movie showing on HBO Max, after which it is going to go away and be accessible solely in cinemas. The impression of this determination has been widely criticised, with cinema chain Odeon reportedly engaging in “urgent talks” with Warner Brothers. Cinemas have struggled to remain afloat throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, and really feel this determination places them in additional hazard.
Different movies on account of be launched on this dual-model format embrace Dune, The Suicide Squad, and Matrix 4. Denis Villeneuve has hit out at Warner Bros for shifting the release of Dune, accusing them of “killing the franchise”.
Todd Garner, the movie producer for Mortal Kombat, has promised a trailer for the film can be launched ‘within the new yr’. He additionally apologised to followers for the delay when he shared the brand new poster.
Trailer within the new yr. Sorry it took so lengthy to get this out. pic.twitter.com/Jku86FYKo2
— Todd Garner (@Todd_Garner) December 14, 2020
Final yr it was additionally confirmed that the movie would obtain an R ranking and present the enduring Fatalities function “on the massive display screen”.
Because it’s already been acknowledged by different members of the crew, I am gonna put this one to mattress. MK WILL be R-Rated and for the primary time EVER, FATALITIES will FINALLY be on the massive display screen (and no I am not gonna say which of them) You will simply have to attend for the film & see!!! ? pic.twitter.com/aVTewH4t28
— Greg Russo (@WriterRusso) July 12, 2019
The HBO Max service has not but been launched within the UK, but is predicted to be available in the second half of 2021.