Mortal Kombat is no stranger to live action adaptations. The series received a big screen adaptation, simply called Mortal Kombat in 1995, which was later followed by a sequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. More recently, the series got a short film called Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, followed by a web series called Mortal Kombat: Legacy.
With Warner Bros. now owning the franchise however, it wasn’t long before talk of the series returning to film started happening. For some time now, James Wan, director of The Conjuring, Furious 7, and the upcoming Aquaman film has been set to produce a new Mortal Kombat live action feature. Now, it seems that the film may have gotten its director – Simon McQuoid.
McQuoid, an Australian film director is currently more known for his work on commercials, is currently in talks with to direct the new Mortal Kombat film for Warner’s sister company New Line Cinema. While he’s more known for his work in commercials, McQuoid has worked with video games before, having worked on high profile campaigns for PlayStation and Halo. In addition to this, he’s also won numerous awards in the field including a Grand Clio, a D&AD Pencil, and a GRANDY Award.