Director James Wan's Mortal Kombat remake has finally landed an official release date.
The film based on the popular fighting game franchise will be released on March 5, 2021, putting it in direct competition with another adaptation -- Sony and Mattel Films’ Masters of the Universe -- Fox's animated Nimona and an untiled Universal movie.
It was recently reported the cinematic reboot is expected to begin pre-production this month in Australia, where government officials Steven Marshall, David Psioni and production consultant Greg Basser confirmed the film is expected to begin principal photography in Adelaide Studios' Sound Stages soon, as the production assembles its crew to begin constructing sets for the film and visual effects teams for its action.
For producer James Wan, the Australian location was a welcome experience while filming Aquaman, with the prolific filmmaker looking to take advantage of the location's tax incentives and further the studio's working relationship with the country.
The adaptation is being produced by Wan through New Line Cinema, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. The screenplay is written by Greg Russo and marks the feature directorial debut of Simon McQuoid. However, no cast has been announced by New Line at this time.