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Mortal Kombat 2 taps Russo, Mortal Kombat writer moves to System Shock

The latter will premiere exclusively on

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Jeremy Slater, a writer on Disney+’s “Moon Knight” and creator and co-showrunner of Fox’s “The Exorcist” , has been tapped to write the sequel to 2021’s “Mortal Kombat”.

Meanwhile, the writer of the James Wan-produced original, Greg Russo, has been commissioned to write and direct its upcoming live-action “System Shock” series for, an an upcoming gaming entertainment streaming platform.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to work alongside the fantastic team at Binge and Nightdive Studios to bring the iconic System Shock franchise to life,” said Russo. “I’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to make my directorial debut, and I finally found it.”

Added Binge Chief Content Officer Allan Ungar: “Greg is a superbly talented screenwriter who possesses an unmatched knowledge and passion for gaming. His artistic approach to storytelling and his deep understanding of the source material will undoubtedly get fans excited about this new franchise. We’re thrilled to be bringing him on board and can’t wait to share his vision with audiences worldwide.”

Slater said on Twitter fans can expect “a bigger and better and bloodier” film than the first.

Via ‘Deadline

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