Warner Bros. after yesterday’s presentation of the posters of all the main characters finally released the first official trailer for the upcoming reboot of the film Mortal Kombat.
The film is inspired by the popular video game franchise, which recently experienced one of the most successful launches in the history of video games with Mortal Kombat 11. As for the trailer, the good news is that all the characters look wicked, and the fights look pretty accurate and bloody like the ones in video games.
One of the more interesting things in the announcement is that a few key characters seem to have changed sides. We assume you haven’t missed Scorpion’s famous words – “Come over here.” (which also adorns the freshly published poster). But in case that wasn’t enough for your hype then it might have been done by a musical backing composed by Benjamin Wallfisch.
The producers of the film are James Wan (The Conjuring, Aquaman) and Todd Garner (Into the Storm, Tag). Executive producers are Larry Kasanoff, E. Bennett Walsh, Michael Clear and Jeremy Stein. The director of photography is Germain McMicking (True Detective, Top of the Lake: China Girl), the production designer is Naaman Marshall (Underwater, Servant), and the costume designer is Cappi Ireland (Lion, The Rover).
The film is directed by Simon McQuoid and written by Greg Russo and Dave Callaham (Wonder Woman 1984), based on a story written by Russo and Oren Uziel (Mortal Kombat: Rebirth).
Mortal Kombat begins with a key part from the original games: a blood feud between the Hansa and Bi-Han clans. The ten-minute introductory sequence begins in feudal Japan, long before these fighters had supernatural abilities like Scorpion and Sub-Zero, and ends with a very awkward fight between the two.
After that brutal scene, we move into the present where we meet the character of Cole Young. He is a new character in the world of Mortal Kombat played by Lewis Tan (Wu Assassins, Into the Badlands), an actor who prides himself on performing his stunts despite the pain that comes bundled with it.
Starring the already mentioned Lewis Tan (Deadpool 2, Wu Assassins) as Cole Young, Jessica McNamee (The Meg) as Sonya Blade, Josh Lawson (Bombshell) as Kano, Tadanobu Asano (Midway) as Lord Raiden, Mehcad Brooks (Supergirl) as Jackson “Jax” Bridges, Crazy Lin (Aquaman) as Liu Kang, Chin Han (Skyscraper) as Shang Tsung, Joe Taslim (Star Trek Beyond) as Bi-Han and Sub-Zero, Hiroyuki Sanada (Ringu) as Hanzo Hasashi and Scorpion. Also, there are Max Huang as Kung Lao, Sisi Stringer as Mileena, Matilda Kimber as Emily Young and Laura Brent as Allison Young.
Mortal Kombat will hit theaters and HBO Max on April 16 at the same time.