As we have known for a long time, the franchise Mortal Kombat will return to the cinema in a movie with real actors. This long-awaited new film adaptation was confirmed a few years ago and its process has been complicated, as is often the case with some productions.
However, and despite everything, we have finally seen the first images of this film and many other details that we will review here.
Mortal Kombat, a successful franchise
Since the video game of Mortal Kombat It was published by Midway in 1992, it was a success. Not only in sales, but in its cultural influence. Since then, the title has had several sequels and spin-offs. For the cinema things were not different, because Mortal Kombat was first adapted into a 1995 film of the same name directed by Paul WS Anderson..
Shortly after, the same producer of the first film, Lawrence Kasanoff, made a second film possible: Mortal Kombat: Annihilations in 1997. The franchise also has a couple of animated shorts and a short live action 2010 directed by Kevin Tancharoen.
So, the new movie of Mortal Kombat It has been in the works for years. Its premiere is scheduled for April 16, 2021, both in theaters and on HBO Max, thus following Warner’s controversial but imminent strategy for all its 2021 alrgoems.
The history of Mortal Kombat, the reboot
In recent days the first images of this long-awaited film were released. Directed by Simon McQuoid, with a story by Oren Uziel and Greg Russo. For McQuoid, Mortal Kombat It will be his directorial debut. Although he has said that he has worked very closely with his team to live up to the mythology of this video game.
And it is that if for something it has been characterized Mortal Kombat It’s because of its characters and, yes, because of its explicit violence. Anyone who has played video games knows very well that Mortal Kombat it travels through a wide spectrum and without blood reserves and violent deaths. This, MQuoid has said, is something that should be present in the reboot. Like the iconic ones fatalities, the hallmark of Mortal Kombat. The director has expressed it like this:
We have chosen a pair. There are a lot of really cool signature moves you’ll see, a lot of Easter eggs that we’ve put into the movie, but there are some really badass fatalities that I can’t wait to see on the big screen. They are brutal, man. They don’t stop.
The cast and the new hero
The first images have surprised fans of the franchise, as they seem to fulfill the director’s goal of sticking to the traits that have distinguished Mortal Kombat. In the cast we find Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Chin Han, Joe Taslim, and Hiroyuki Sanada.
According to the official synopsis:
In Mortal Kombat, MMA fighter Cole Young is used to taking a beating for money, unaware of his heritage, or why Outworld’s emperor Shang Tsung has sent his greatest warrior, Sub-Zero, a cryomancer from another world, to chase him. Fearing for the safety of his family, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade on the recommendation of Jax, a Special Forces commander who bears the same strange brand of dragon that Cole was born with. Soon, he finds himself in the temple of Lord Raiden, an ancient god and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark.
Mortal Kombat release date
The scheduled release date of Mortal Kombat, so far, it is April 16, 2021. The day it would hit theaters and on the HBO Max platform. It should be noted that we have seen more delays in the release dates in recent weeks, so we will be aware of the adjustments in the agendas of the entertainment world. For now are the first images of the promising reboot of Mortal Kombat.
The article Everything we know about the new ‘Mortal Kombat’ movie was published in Hypertext.