Mortal Kombat 2 to film in Queensland, Australia for Warner Bros

New Line Cinema's live-action adaptation of the video game sequel starts filming at Village Roadshow Studios from June

By Priyanca Rajput 23 May 2023

Mortal Kombat 2 to film in Queensland, Australia for Warner Bros
Mortal Kombat (2021). Credit: Warner Bros Pictures

A sequel to the 2021 film adaptation of the martial arts video game series Mortal Kombat is set to film in Queensland, Australia, supplanting its former location of Adelaide. 

Based on the characters of the 90's computer game franchise of the same name, Mortal Kombat 1 was filmed entirely in Australia. The film made extensive use of studio sets and CGI but also featured original filming locations in and around the city of Adelaide in South Australia. 

The live-action sequel is written by Jeremy Slater and directed by Australia's Simon McQuoid who directed the 2021 adaptation of Mortal Kombat.

The feature will start filming at Village Roadshow Studios from June. 

Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures was lured by the state government via its Production Attraction Strategy.

“With an estimated local spend of more than $68m, Mortal Kombat 2 is a heavy hitter for the state’s economy, creating at least 560 jobs for Queensland cast and crew,” Palaszczuk said.

“My government’s support for the state’s screen industry continues to pay dividends, with Mortal Kombat 2 the latest in a long line of high-profile films to be made here. 

“Queensland has firmly established itself as a leading global production hub, suited to all productions from Hollywood blockbusters right through to homegrown stories.”

New Line Cinema’s Mortal Kombat 2 is being produced by James Wan and Michael Clear for Atomic Monster, Todd Garner, Simon McQuoid, and E. Bennett Walsh. The film, An Atomic Monster/A Broken Road Production, will be distributed by Warner Bros Pictures. 

Producer Todd Garner added: “On behalf of New Line, Warner Bros., our filmmakers and entire cast and crew, we are proud to be returning to Australia and now, specifically Queensland,” Mr Garner said. 

“The state is proving to be a premier destination for filmmaking with state-of-the-art production facilities, stunning locations, and a highly skilled local workforce, making it the perfect location for this film.  

“We are grateful to Screen Queensland, the Queensland Government and Screen Australia’s support of this production, via the Federal Government producer offset, and look forward to bringing the iconic Mortal Kombat universe back to life on the Gold Coast.”  

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