UAE fans will be the first to watch 'Mortal Kombat' as the release has been delayed by a week in the United States.
The Warner Bros fantasy-action film Mortal Kombat, an adaptation of the popular video game, is all set to release in the UAE on April 8, two weeks ahead of its US release.
The film was originally scheduled for April 16 and is instead coming out on April 23 in the US. It will premiere both in movie theatres and on HBO Max.
The postponement comes the day before Warner Bros. plans to release another tentpole, Godzilla vs. Kong. By pushing Mortal Kombat, the studio hopes to space out the potential blockbusters in an effort to avoid cannibalizing ticket sales.
Directed by Simon McQuoid, the story follows a washed-up MMA fighter who is unaware of his hidden lineage and why he’s being hunted down by a clan of assassins. Concerned for the safety of his family, he seeks out a team of fighters who were chosen to defend Earthrealm in a high-stakes battle against the forces of Outworld. The cast includes Hiroyuki Sanada, Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Chin Han, Joe Taslim, Max Huang, Matilda Kimber and Laura Brent.
James Wan, the director of Aquaman and The Conjuring, is among the Mortal Kombat producers, alongside Todd Garner, E. Bennett Walsh, and Simon McQuoid who makes his feature-length directorial debut on Mortal Kombat. McQuoid directs off a screenplay written by newcomer Greg Russo and Dave Callaham.