• [NEWS] "Mortal Kombat" TV advert & poster (video game adaptation)

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    From ComingSoon.net ...

    The great tournament begins in new Mortal Kombat TV spot
    A new TV spot for Warner Bros. Pictures' highly-anticipated
    new film adaptation of popular video game franchise Mortal
    Kombat has been unleashed, featuring some new footage
    providing viewers a closer look at fan-favorite players
    such as Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Scorpion, Raiden, and Mileena
    as they all unleash their unworldly lethal skills in
    surviving the titular great tournament. The R-rated film is
    scheduled to arrive in theaters and on HBO Max on April 16
    and the video in the player below while the newly released
    banner poster can be viewed directly below!

    TV Advert: (2mins 12 secs)



    The poster highlights two sides of the tournament with
    lifelong enemies Scorpion and Sub-Zero at the center which
    also hints at the alliances that will be formed in film. It
    also featured the introduction of the live-action version of
    Kabal, who was not included in the first trailer.

    In Mortal Kombat, MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to
    taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage - or
    why Outworld's Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior,
    Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down.
    Fearing for his family's safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya
    Blade at the direction of Jax, 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, 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, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to
    stand with Earth's greatest champions against the enemies of
    Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe. But will
    Cole be pushed hard enough to unlock his arcana - the immense
    power from within his soul - in time to save not only his
    family, but to stop Outworld once and for all?

    The diverse international cast reflects the global nature of
    the brand, with talent spanning the worlds of film, television
    and martial arts. The ensemble includes Joe Taslim as Sub Zero;
    Ludi Lin as Liu Kang; Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade; Josh
    Lawson as Kano; Tadanobu Asano as Raiden; Mehcad Brooks as
    Jackson "Jax" Bridges; Chin Han as Shang Tsung; Hiroyuki Sanada
    as Scorpion; Max Huang as Kung Lao; Sisi Stringer as Mileena;
    and Lewis Tan.

    James Wan (The Conjuring universe, Aquaman) and Todd Garner
    (Into the Storm, Tag) are producing. Larry Kasanoff, E. Bennett
    Walsh, Michael Clear and Jeremy Stein are serving as executive
    producers. Bringing the hugely popular property to the big
    screen, director Simon McQuoid lead a team of Australian and
    U.S. filmmakers, including director of photography Germain
    McMicking (True Detective, Top of the Lake: China Girl),
    production designer Naaman Marshall (Underwater, Servant),
    editor Scott Gray (Top of the Lake, Daffodils), and costume
    designer Cappi Ireland (Lion, The Rover).

    The first video game in the series was developed by Midway Games
    and released in 1992. The storyline sees a diverse range of
    fighters hailing from eighteen different realms become pitted
    against one another in an epic tournament. Quite a few sequels
    followed the original game with the most recent, Mortal
    Kombat 11, being released earlier this year.

    Two Mortal Kombat movies were previously made. The first, simply
    titled Mortal Kombat, was directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and was
    released in 1995. It was followed two years later with a sequel, 
    Annihilation, which also paved the way for two television series:
    the animated Defenders of the Realm and the live-action Konquest.
    Two web series have been released based on the property as well
    from director Kevin Tancharoen.


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