Mortal Kombat Movie Comes To Netflix Very Soon

One of the first video game movies is coming to Netflix in April for your indoor viewing enjoyment.


Netflix has confirmed all the new TV shows and movies coming to the streaming network in April, and the 1995 original live-action Mortal Kombat movie is among the new additions.

The film, which was among the first video game movies ever, debuts on April 1, and no, this is not an April Fools joke. Here's a silly message from Netflix announcing the addition of Mortal Kombat.

Mortal Kombat is directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. He went on to direct the billion-dollar grossing Resident Evil franchise, starring actress Milla Jovovich, who he is married to. Anderson is also directing the Monster Hunter movie, which is due to hit theatres later this year.

The original Mortal Kombat movie made $122 million worldwide back in 1995, and it was followed up in 1997 with Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, which was a big flop with only $51 million worldwide.

Mortal Kombat stars Christopher Lambert as Raiden, Robin Shou as Liu Kang, and Linden Ashby as Johnny Cage. Talisa Soto plays Kitana, while Chris Casamassa portrays Scorpion, and Francois Petit stars as Sub-Zero.

A new Mortal Kombat movie, which was filmed in Australia, is due in theatres in January 2021 (assuming theatres re-open by then). The film is produced by Aquaman director James Wan, and will be directed by Australian commercials director Simon McQuoid.

For more, check out GameSpot's roundup of all the new TV shows and movies headed to Netflix in April 2020.

Disclosure: ViacomCBS is GameSpot's parent company

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