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Greg Russo announces that the main photography work has already been completed. The film will be released in January 2021.
The shooting of the movie Mortal Kombat, which will be a restart in the cinemas of the saga after his films of the 90s, is over. Now the entire long postproduction process begins to meet the goal of releasing it worldwide in January 2021.
Congrats to the amazing cast and crew of #MK2021 on the wrap today! Thank you for being so awesome to work with. The passion and dedication I felt was insane. Hope you get some much needed rest over the holidays! #MortalKombat pic.twitter.com/NXuCl6Bi16
— Greg Russo (@WriterRusso) December 13, 2019
It was Greg Russo, screenwriter of the film, who has made the announcement on social networks. Russo has become a sort of semi-official representative of the project during this process, as he has used the social network to share information and keep fans updated.
Now begins all the work of assembly and realization of special effects. It is usual that during this phase, some scenes and additional resources are still recorded and that at some point, some shots are re-recorded with the actors if deemed necessary, although all the main work is already done.
The film is being produced by James Wan, responsible for Aquaman. The direction is the responsibility of Simon McQuoid and has a script by Greg Russo.
We still do not know how many characters from the Mortal Kombat universe will be in the movie. Yet, it has been confirmed that among the protagonists are Lewis Tan in the role of Liu Kang, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion, Mehcad Brooks as Jax Briggs and Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero.
There have been some leaks that let us know that there will be at least a few more characters not yet officially unveiled. Also, characters from Mortal Kombat 3 will appear, so you may try to cover the entire original trilogy or do something similar to what the Mortal Kombat of 2011 meant by restarting the saga.
Greg Russo also works on the adaptations of Death Note 2 and another cinematographic video game restart: that of Resident Evil, with which he hopes to recover the terror of the first games in the series.