Warner Bros. delivered on its promise and, after several months of waiting, finally released the first trailer for the Mortal Kombat movie. The famous video game saga returns to the big screen after staying away for more than two decades. Fortunately for the most loyal fans of the franchise, it seems that the production company is really taking the feature film seriously. The preview looks promising thanks to the appearance of iconic characters and the so characteristic violence.
The Mortal Kombat movie, whose premiere is scheduled for April 16, 2021It is not a sequel to the 1997 feature film. In fact, we are facing a reboot that aims to reposition the franchise in the cinema. Another interesting fact is that, due to the pandemic, Mortal Kombat will have a simultaneous premiere both in theaters and on HBO Max. The problem, however, is that such a streaming video platform is not yet available in much of the world.
At the moment we know that the film will feature the presence of multiple fighters who have shone in video games for decades. Among them, of course, the feared Sub-Zero. We will also see Scorpion, Kano, Mileena, Kung Lao, Cole Young, Shang Tsung, Sonya Blade, Liu Kang, Raiden, and Jax Briggs. From what we could see in the first trailer, it is clear that Warner intends respect the identity of the franchise. In other words, reflect the violence that made the games famous – and controversial -.
Yes, the movie will have fatalities
In 2019, Greg Russo, one of the scriptwriters of Mortal Kombat, assured that the film will be classified for adults due to its gory scenes. What’s more, confirmed the presence of the so famous fatalities. We talk about those end sequences that tear fighters apart with extreme violence. In the 1990s it became a controversial issue in the United States; it even spawned a movement against violent content in video games.
The Mortal Kombat feature film was directed by Simon McQuoid, while Oren Uziel and Greg Russo were responsible for writing the script. For its part, the cast is made up of Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Chin Han, Joe Taslim and Hiroyuki Sanada. It will be interesting to see the end result, because this is the first time that McQuoid has directed a film.
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