After launching almost a year ago now, the live-action Mortal Kombat reboot is getting a sequel, bringing on board Jeremy Slater to write the script!
I certainly enjoyed the most recent Mortal Kombat film, though it had plenty of issues. Even so, the characters were awesome, the kills were bloody, and the action kept me invested and wanting more. Where it struggled most, however, was in the story/script department. From bringing in a completely new character (who simply didn’t fit), to not actually featuring the titular tournament, it made some odd choices.
After ending the film with an obvious setup for a sequel, word has finally come (via Deadline’s report) that Warner Bros/New Line are moving forward with Mortal Kombat 2. Thankfully, as it goes ahead, they’re bringing in a new writer to pen the script: Jeremy Slater.
Slater has written Umbrella Academy for Netflix, was the lead writer on Marvel’s upcoming Moon Knight series, and also handled the screenplay for the new adaptation of Stephen King’s The Tommyknockers. He’s done some solid stuff and I’m eager to see what he brings to the story this time around.
No word on release date or even returning cast members, but I’m excited to see Mortal Kombat keep getting a big screen shot.