News culture Mortal Kombat (2021) – Simon McQuoid looks back on his goals
Mortal Kombat, the movie that would normally see the light of day in American theaters and on HBO Max on April 23, is committed to staying true to the work of Ed Boon and John Tobias. Simon McQuoid, the film’s director, has consistently endorsed this point throughout these various interventions. Even so, some fans still point to the few freedoms this feature film allows itself in live action, starting with the fate of Jax and the arrival of a brand new hero, Cole Young.
Once again, Simon McQuoid, the director of the film Mortal Kombat, used an event organized for the press to make his point clear again. The goal of this film is to please everyone while respecting the lore of the fighting game saga. The aim is therefore not to change the existing by removing this or that idea, but to expand the already created universe, for example by bringing a new hero: Cole Young. The latter – as we have already specified in an earlier article – will gradually discover this universe, which consists of the image of neophyte viewers, but will not change anything that has already been established.
With this film we really did consider new fans, but we always felt like we could respect both the early fans and the core material without alienating the newcomers. We’re not fundamentally changing anything to help new fans (get into the universe). (…) We actually wanted to offer it to new people instead of changing it to make it more accessible. Simon McQuoid, director of Mortal Kombat
It also seems that the formula chosen by Simon McQuoid is already paying off, at least in Russia and Thailand. In fact, the movie, which has only been available for a few hours – since April 11th, to be precise – has just blown up the scores.
As a reminder, the film does not have a release date in our area yet, but it will be available in American theaters and on HBO Max on April 23rd.
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By Jerome Joffard, Writing from igamesnews.com