Warner Bros.’ reboot of “Mortal Kombat,” based mostly on the favored preventing sport franchise, will now debut three months later than anticipated, on April 16, 2021.
“Mortal Kombat” was meant to be launched Jan. 15, however will now open in a slot beforehand held by the Hugh Jackman sci-fi film “Reminiscence,” which can quickly be rescheduled for an additional time in 2021.
“Tom & Jerry” can even open one week earlier, on Feb. 26, 2021.
None of the adjustments have an effect on Warner Bros.’ plans to launch its whole 2021 slate in theaters and on HBO Max the identical day, with the studio saying from the start that its lineup was topic to adjustments. That launch technique — which additionally applies to movies resembling “The Matrix 4,” “Dune” and the upcoming “Wonder Woman 1984” on Christmas Day — has earned Warner Bros. huge backlash over the previous couple of weeks, with filmmakers like Christopher Nolan, Denis Villeneuve and Judd Apatow publicly slamming the choice.
“Mortal Kombat” is predicated on the favored online game franchise and is directed by Simon McQuoid. The movie stars Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks and Ludi Lin, with Chin Han, Joe Taslim and Hiroyuki Sanada. The movie is about Earth’s biggest champions who’re referred to as upon to struggle the enemies of the Outworld in a event for the destiny of the planet. The unique movie adaptation of “Mortal Kombat” hit screens in 1995 and was adopted with a sequel, “Mortal Kombat: Annihilation,” in 1997.
“Reminiscence” stars Thandie Newton and Rebecca Ferguson alongside Jackson, and is directed by “Westworld” creator Lisa Joy. The movie is a couple of scientist who discovers a method to relive the previous and makes use of his new know-how to seek for his lengthy misplaced love.
“Tom & Jerry” is a live-action and animated hybrid based mostly on the long-lasting cartoon cat and mouse, and stars Chloe Grace Moretz in a movie directed by Tim Story.
For the file: A earlier model of this story said that “Reminiscence” was “bumped” from the discharge slate. It will likely be redated shortly.
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