Warner Bros. has revealed a model new behind-the-scenes featurette for Mortal Kombat. The much-anticipated video game film is simply across the nook and the studio is getting the bloody, R-rated hype prepare transferring at full velocity. In this case, we’ve got a video that not solely introduces us to the solid, but additionally previews the violent motion on the film’s heart.
The preview video comprises a lot of footage we have seen within the trailers. But it gives a bit extra context and dives into the inspiration for turning the Mortal Kombat video video games into a contemporary, R-rated motion flick. Director Simon McQuoid has this to say.
“I’ve at all times talked about respecting the fabric and respecting the followers. They all should see their beloved characters elevated to this cinematic peak… I’ve at all times believed that one thing elegant and exquisite can cohabitate with brutal and primal. All of the element provides the viewers a way of realism and connectivity to this world.”
Various members of the solid pop as much as focus on the numerous included characters from the video games, in addition to the scope of the story. It can also be promised that these are actual fights. It’s not all CGI. Lewis Tan, who performs a brand new character, MMA fighter Cole Young, had this to say.
“This actually comes throughout as a robust expertise that we have not seen earlier than. It’s this grounded, dramatic however violent story.”
While Cole Young is a brand new character, there are many acquainted faces becoming a member of in on the motion. The solid contains Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Josh Lawson as Kano, Tadanobu Asano as Lord Raiden, Mehcad Brooks as Jax, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Joe Taslim as Bi-Han/Sub-Zero and Hiroyuki Sanada as Hanzo Hasashi/Scorpion. Rounding out the ensemble are Max Huang as Kung Lao, Sisi Stringer as Mileena, Matilda Kimber as Emily Young and Laura Brent as Allison Young.
Mortal Kombat follows Cole Young who’s being hunted by Sub-Zero, Outworld Emperor Shang Tsung’s biggest warrior. Fearing for the security of his household, Cole seeks out Sonya Blade on the route of Jax, a Special Forces Major who has the identical mysterious dragon marking that Cole was born with. Before lengthy, Cole winds up at Lord Raiden’s temple, the place the Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm grants sanctuary to those that bear the mark. Cole then trains with skilled warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and Kano. There, he prepares to combat alongside Earth’s biggest champions in opposition to the enemies of Outworld in a high-stakes battle for the universe.
James Wan (The Conjuring, Aquaman) is producing the film, which is debuting each in theaters and on HBO Max. Warner Bros. not too long ago had quite a lot of success utilizing this technique with Godzilla vs. Kong. The video game adaptation was not too long ago delayed by per week however it is going to nonetheless debut later this month. Mortal Kombat arrives in theaters and on HBO Max on April 23 from Warner Bros. Be certain to take a look at the brand new featurette for your self.