Deadline confirmed on Wednesday (January 26) that New Line would be moving forward with follow up to the 2021 action adventure film, which was based on the blockbuster video game franchise.
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The studio has tapped Jeremy Slater to write the franchise’s next installment. He served as head writer on the Marvel/Disney+ series Moon Knight starring Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke and the late French actor Gaspar Ulliel.
He’s also worked on the Umbrella Academy at Netflix and written an adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Tommyknockers.
The cast of the first film included Lewis Tan as Cole Young, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Josh Lawson as Kano, Tadanobu Asano as Lord Raiden, Mehcad Brooks as Jackson “Jax” Bridges, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Joe Taslim as Bi-Han and Sub-Zero and Hiroyuki Sanada as Hanzo Hasashi and Scorpion. Find out why there wasn’t a tournament in the first installment…
Jeremy Slater (“Moon Knight”) has been hired to write the screenplay for the sequel to New Line’s hit 2021 action adventure “Mortal Kombat” based on the blockbuster video game franchise, according to an individual with knowledge of the project.“Mortal Kombat” was released in April 2021 during the pandemic simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max opening number one at the box office and ranking among the top feature titles ever on HBO Max since the platform launched.Based on the video game released in 1992, “Mortal Kombat” tells the story of MMA fighter Cole Young, as he figures out the meaning behind a mark he was born with, and his place as one of Earth’s champions in the ancient tournament known as Mortal Kombat. “Mortal Kombat” was created by Ed Boon and John Tobias.Slater created the highly anticipated upcoming series “Moon Knight” for Marvel and Disney+.
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