Warner Bros.’s adaptation of Mortal Kombat has been postponed. The release date for the film, which the studio plans to release on April 16, has been pushed back to April 23.
HBO announced the date change in a press release to IGN, but did not comment on the reasons for the delay of the release date by a week. According to WarnerMedia’s 2021 streaming strategy, the film will be released on both HBO Max and in theaters on the same day.
Mortal Kombat, directed by Simon McQuoid, will be a film adaptation of NetherRealm’s popular fighting game series. The film will host iconic characters such as Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Liu Kang and characters who play their cards in the fighting tournament that will decide the fate of the World.
Director Simon McQuoid said at a press conference that the film aims to push the boundaries of brutality and violence and will produce a series-worthy adaptation. McQuoid also mentioned that the characters will stick to their status in the game and these characteristics will be reflected in the fight scenes.
Simon McQuoid, who will make his feature film debut with Mortal Kombat, is an experienced advertising director. McQuoid previously directed “live-action” ads for PlayStation.