It’s been almost 30 years since Ed Boon and John Tobias created the now iconic pop culture phenomenal computer game Mortal Kombat. It has been over 20 years since the MK Universe was last brought to the big screen, specifically the beloved original Mortal Kombat (1995) from British director Paul W.S Anderson, but that all changed in February 2021 when HBO-Max/Warner Bros. dropped the Red band trailer for the new Mortal Kombat (2021) movie. This proved very popular with fans online, accentuated by the actors and creators of the film interacting with the fans on social media. For fans of the game and franchise it was a long time coming, and it was reported to be the most viewed Red Band Trailer of all-time, which is a good sign for when the movie is released on HBO-Max’s streaming service and available for theatres on April 16th 2021.
Here is some of the synopsis of the movie from Warner Bros:
“MMA fighter Cole Young (Lewis Tan), accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage-or why Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung (Chin Han) has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero (Joe Taslim), an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. Fearing for his family’s safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade (Jessica McNamee) at the direction of Jax (Mehcad Brooks), a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with. Soon, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden (Tadanobu Asano), an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors Liu Kang (Ludi Lin), Kung Lao (Max Huang) and rogue mercenary Kano (Josh Lawson), as he prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe. “
Mortal Kombat is produced by James Wan (Aquaman), Todd Garner, Lawrence Kasanoff and Directed by Simon McQuoid.
Mortal Kombat will be available to watch in theatres and stream on HBO Max on April 16th 2021.
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