Why Bring Back ‘Mortal Kombat’? For The Director, It’s All About The Characters

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After nearly 25 years, Mortal Kombat has gotten a reboot. After starting off strong with 1995’s original movie, a sequel struggled to find its audience, and the property was parked on the sidelines. But now, director Simon McQuoid has brought it back with a new film, also called Mortal Kombat. Based, of course, on the successful video game, Mortal Kombat is definitely a well-known brand name, and its popularity has remained high. But McQuoid says the movie series was worth bringing back, and it wasn’t just because of the video game — he thinks the characters and their stories remain first-rate. (Click on the media bar below to hear Simon McQuoid)

Mortal Kombat will open in theaters and stream on HBO Max starting April 23.

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