• [NEWS] "Mortal Kombat" trailer (video game adaptation)

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    From ComingSoon.net ...

    First Mortal Kombat trailer brings beloved game to bloody life!
    After unveiling a brief snippet of footage and images from the
    highly-anticipated new adaptation of the hit Midway Games
    franchise, Warner Bros. and HBO Max have unveiled the first
    full red band Mortal Kombat trailer for Simon McQuoid's
    reimagining, which can be viewed in the player below! Also
    check out some bloody new stills in the gallery!

    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.

    Mortal Kombat is set to hit theaters and HBO Max simultaneously on
    April 16!


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