During the 1990s, the Mortal Kombat franchise was at the peak of its popularity. To cash in on the popularity, Midway and New Line Cinema created the Mortal Kombat movie, which became a big success. While a sequel to the Mortal Kombat movie was made, it did quite poorly at the box office and got terrible reviews. Now, twenty years later, a brand new Mortal Kombat movie is in the works, and it has found its director. Simon McQuiod, who is best known for directing commercials, will be directing the reboot movie. A release date for the movie has not been determined.