'Mortal Kombat' Character Motion Posters; Trailer Release Announced
February 17, 2021
Warner Bros. has released 11 new motion movie posters for their upcoming Mortal Kombat release. Among the release comes the announcement of the first trailer to drop on Thursday, February 18th.
From New Line Cinema comes the explosive new cinematic adventure “Mortal Kombat,” inspired by the blockbuster video game franchise, which most recently enjoyed the most successful video game launch in its history, Mortal Kombat 11. The film is helmed by award- winning Australian commercial filmmaker Simon McQuoid, marking his feature directorial debut, and produced by James Wan (“The Conjuring” universe films, “Aquaman,”), Todd Garner (“Into the Storm,” “Tag”), McQuoid and E. Bennett Walsh (“Men in Black: International,” “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”).
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 Lewis Tan (“Deadpool 2,” Netflix’s “Wu Assassins”) as Cole Young; Jessica McNamee (“The Meg”) as Sonya Blade; Josh Lawson (“Bombshell”) as Kano; Tadanobu Asano (“Midway”) as Lord Raiden; Mehcad Brooks (TV’s “Supergirl”) as Jackson “Jax” Bridges; Ludi Lin (“Aquaman”) as Liu Kang; with Chin Han (“Skyscraper”) as Shang Tsung; Joe Taslim (“Star Trek Beyond”) as Bi-Han and Sub-Zero; and Hiroyuki Sanada (“Skyscraper”) as Hanzo Hasashi and Scorpion. Also featured are Max Huang as Kung Lao; Sisi Stringer as Mileena; Matilda Kimber as Emily Young; and Laura Brent as Allison Young.
McQuoid directed from a screenplay by Greg Russo and Dave Callaham (“Wonder Woman 1984”), from a story by Oren Uziel (“Mortal Kombat: Rebirth”) and Russo, based on the videogame created by Ed Boon and John Tobias. Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Victoria Palmeri, Michael Clear, Jeremy Stein and Larry Kasanoff served as executive producers.
Bringing the hugely popular property to the big screen, McQuoid led 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”), editors Dan Lebental (“Spider-Man: Far From Home”) and Scott Gray (“Top of the Lake,” “Daffodils”), visual effect supervisor Chris Godfrey (“Hacksaw Ridge”) and costume designer Cappi Ireland (“Lion,” “The Rover”). The music is by Benjamin Wallfisch (“Blade Runner 2049,” the “IT” films).
New Line Cinema Presents an Atomic Monster/Broken Road Production, “Mortal Kombat.” The film is set for release nationwide on April 16, 2021 in theaters and will be available in the U.S. on HBO Max for 31 days from theatrical release. It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.
That trailer looked good, loved how Sub Zero was using his powers, gives me hope he might get a good treatment. I have never cared for Scorpion but I have liked Hiroyuki Sanada since Last Samurai so I might root for him.
One thing that stood out to me was that nothing really stood out, because this looks too dark in terms of visuals and coloring, I mean that because nothing really pops on the picture everything blends in the darkness, original 1995 movie at least had this thing right, you could clearly see the blue of Subzero and Yellow of Scorpion. Also violence and gore look much better and exciting withmore saturated and bright colors,like same Kill bill for example, I get that they want that edgy dark image but you need to visual element in it. But otherwise I doubtit will be anything great.
I was really excited about this, I'm still going to watch it with an open mind, but now that I see the trailer..this looks really WB'ish and has that "yeah we are trying to be cool and edgy" but we are really not, it's got that cheese factor I can tell, plus has a definite TV show feel, I don't think I like that dude who plays Jimmy Olsen on Supergirl, and I don't much care for him as Jax. I will watch and will hope I at least have fun in doing so.
This looks fun to say the least. I'm not expecting a great movie, but as long as it is fun in the same senseless fun that MK usually is, I'm game.
New images... Some appear from the trailer.
New movie poster to go along with the trailer release...
Trailer has some promise. Love seeing Goro and a fairly accurate looking Shao Kahn statue of all things. Also looks like some good action and gore which makes sense finally. We shall see how it goes.
- 2021-02-18 @ 4:16 pm
Get over here! Watch the trailer for Mortal Kombat now in theaters and streaming exclusively on HBO Max April 16.