The bloody trailer for the new Mortal Kombat movie Digital Trends Spanish
Warner Bros. just released the first trailer for the new movie Mortal Kombat, which should be released on April 16, 2021.
This film will not be a sequel to the feature film released in 1997, but rather it is a reboot that seeks to reposition the popular fighting video game saga.
Although there are not many details regarding the film, thanks to the advance we can anticipate the appearance of iconic characters such as Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Kano, Mileena, Kung Lao, Shang Tsung, Raiden and Jax Briggs, among others.
We can also assume that the company has wanted to stick to the identity of Mortal Kombat by respecting the corresponding doses of violence and blood in fights, which has caused several controversies on more than one occasion.
It should be remembered that in 2019, Greg Russo, one of its screenwriters, had already advanced that the film would have an adult classification due to its violent content. At that time he also confirmed the appearance of the expected fatalities.
What will it be about?
The new movie of Mortal Kombat is directed by newcomer Simon McQuoid. The production follows the story of a new character, created especially for this occasion.
It is about a mixed martial arts fighter named Cole Young, played by Lewis Tan (Into the badlands, Wu assassins). He must join renowned fighters like Liu Kang and Kung Lao to protect Earth in a tournament of mortals.
Thus, in this first preview we can appreciate how Young is led to know the dangers of the universe of Mortal Kombat by Sonya Blade, played by Jessica McNamee.
As announced by Warner, Mortal Kombat should have a simultaneous release in theaters and on the platform of streaming HBO Max.
However, the face-to-face exhibition could be subject to restrictions due to the pandemic. The other downside that Mortal Kombat fans are concerned about is that HBO Max isn’t available in all countries yet.