Before the pandemic, a film could be considered a success if it managed to amass a huge amount of money at the global box office.
However, that idea has changed a lot since last year, as many cinemas still remain closed to prevent the spread of the disease.
And for some directors, the success of a film can be measured differently.
During an interview for the comic, Simon McQuoid, director of the new ‘Mortal Kombat’ explained what he thinks would make the film a success.
“Probably two years ago I would say the film would be a success if it managed to raise billions,” he joked. “But that’s no longer a determining factor.”
“Do you know what really matters to me? Fan satisfaction! When fans finish watching a movie and praise it, it’s very gratifying. I think that we [cineastas] we are discovering new ways to measure the success of a film. What I do know is that “Mortal Kombat” honors the original material and I’m very proud of what I’ve done with the whole team.
Recalling that “Mortal Kombat” opened in 29 countries and raised $ 19.2 million.
The film grossed $ 9.6 million in Russia, the country in which it was most successful.
Originally scheduled for April 15, the film’s premiere is now scheduled for May 13 in Brazilian theaters. The information was revealed by the notice of Warner Bros. at CinePOP.
In the US, the premiere is scheduled for April 23, in theaters and streaming.
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Simon McQuoid (“Premonition 5”) is responsible for the staging.
MMA fighter Cole Young, used to being beaten for money, ignores his heritage – or because Outworld Emperor Shang Tsung sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, a Cryomancer from another world , to hunt Cole. Fearing for the safety of his family, Cole sets out to find Sonya Blade and Jax, a special forces major who carries the same strange dragon that Cole was born with. Soon he finds himself in the temple of Lord Raiden, an ancient God and protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with seasoned warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao, and devious mercenary Kano, as he prepares to take on Earth’s greatest champions against enemies of Outworld in a high-risk battle across the universe. But will Cole be under enough pressure to unlock his arcane – the immense power in his soul – in time to not only save his family, but also stop Outworld once and for all?
The cast includes Joe Taslim (Sub Zero), Ludi Lin (Liu Kang), Jessica McNamee (Sonya Blade), Mehcad Brroks (Jax) Josh Lawson (Kano), Chin Han (Shang Tsung), Hiroyuki Sanada (Scorpion), Tadanobu Asano (Raiden), Sisi Stringer (Mileena).
The new feature will be for over 18 years, with the promise of a lot of violence and death.
Released in 1995, the first adaptation of “Mortal Kombat” had a budget of $ 18 million and grossed $ 122.1 million at the global box office. The sequel, “Mortal Kombat – Annihilation,” cost $ 30 million, but only raised $ 51.3 million worldwide. Both have been slaughtered by critics.
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