Saturday, May 15, 2021

Mortal Kombat movie trailer is finally here

The first full-length trailer for Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema’s Mortal Kombat movie is here. The clip shows off fighters like Sonya Blade (Jessica McNamee), Sub-Zero (Joe Taslim), Scorpion (Hiroyuki Sanada.) Including, Raiden (Tadanobu Asano), and the other Earthrealm warriors

Mortal Kombat is a reboot, following an original story set within the long-running franchise’s universe. It follows protagonist Cole Young (Lewis Tan), a scrappy MMA fighter. He finds himself mixed up in a battle between Earthrealm and the Outworld, lead by emperor Shang Tsung (Chin Han).

Major Jackson “Jax” Briggs (Mehcad Brooks) tasks Young with tracking down Sonya Blade. By enlisting her help against invading Outworld forces. It all leads up to a knock-down, drag-out battle for Earthrealm. As Young works to stave off Shang Tsung’s forces and Outworld’s eventual takeover.

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This is the first live-action movie based on the popular fighting game franchise since 1997’s Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. Led by director Simon McQuoid and producers Todd Garner and James Wan, it looks to be a vastly more serious production than its predecessors. The movie’s original story was written by Greg Russo, Oren Uziel, and Dave Callaham.

In December 2020, this fighting-focused reboot found its projected January release delayed to April 2021. When the movie debuts this spring, it will see a month-long period of HBO Max exclusivity, after which it will only be available in cinemas. It’s a move many have heavily criticised, including director Christopher Nolan. You can catch Mortal Kombat when it hits HBO Max first on April 16.

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