The trailer for Mortal Kombat is here, and if it is any indication, the film is going to be a satisfying watch for both fans of the franchise and those who have never heard of it. Based on the action video game by the same name, the film is a reboot of the previous film series and features a new storyline, cast and crew. Directed by Simon McQuidd under his direction, the film is based on the screenplay written by Greg Russo and Dave Callaham.
Mortal Kombat is set in a fictional universe, divided into 18 locations. The title refers to a tournament in which one realm can win over the other by defeating its greatest warriors. The film is R-rated and it is expected to lean seriously into the roots of the video game franchise. Mortal Kombat games are famous for so-called fatalities, which are particularly the result of the opponent going to the end.
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The film stars Louise Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Mehkad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Chin Han, Joe Taslim, and Hiroyuki Sanada in the lead roles.
James Wan, known for directing popular horror films such as The Conjuring, is a producer on Mortal Kombat.
The film’s official Synopsis reads, “In Mortal Kombat MMA fighter Cole Young, who is accustomed to beating for money, is unaware of his legacy — or why Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung calls his best warrior, sub- Zero, another, is sent to Cryomensor. To hunt Cole. Fearing for his family’s safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade under the direction of Jackson, a Special Forces Major with the same strange dragon marking Gives birth to a bear. Soon, he finds himself in the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God, and a savior of Earthrelm, who sanctuaries those who bear the scars. Here, Cole discovers veteran warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and Rogue trained with the meritorious Kano, as he prepares to stand with the Earth’s greatest champion against the enemies of the Outworld in a high-stakes battle for the universe. But Cole has to work hard to unlock his Archana Will fall – immense power from within your soul – not to save your family over time, but out once and for all To stop the world? “
Mortal Kombat is scheduled to be released on April 16, 2021.