After waiting patiently for what feels like an eternity, we finally have our first official look at the one ahead Mortal Kombat Reboot courtesy of a handful of new images. The newly released images give us a good look at some of the key actors many fans of the franchise should be familiar with, including Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Mehcad Brooks as Jackson “Jax” Briggs , Josh Lawson as Kano and Joe Taslim as Bi-Han as Sub-Zero.
Martial arts actors and Wu assassin Star Lewis Tan will also star in the film. Although his role was not previously known, we can now confirm that Tan will play Cole Young, an entirely new character to be introduced to the world of Mortal Kombat.
“When we first meet Cole, he’s in a really bad place,” says Tan. “He’s lost his luck. He’s a kind of slick MMA fighter who used to be a champion, believed in himself, who used to have a lot of hope in his career. And everything went down the drain.” It’s a very interesting place for a hero, and I think that on Mortal Kombat and Cole’s journey to find out where he’s from, you’ll meet all of these other iconic characters and elements that everyone loves so much. “
Simon McQuoid directed his directorial debut and based on a script by Greg Russo and Dave Callaham. Mortal Kombat will of course be based on the hugely popular video game series of the same name. The film will feature a variety of classic characters including Liu Kang, Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Sonya Blade, Jax and Kano, as well as Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Max Huang as Kung Lao, Sisi Stringer as Mileena and Elissa Cadwell as Nitara and Daniel Nelson Cabal.
McQuoid also went out of his way to make sure the material was taken seriously. He said, “I wanted to make sure everyone respected the material, the Mortal Kombat lore, the fans and the love they have for it. Everyone knew about it,” the director says of the reboot’s development.
Of course, respecting the material means not being afraid of the brutal fight scenes that are so synonymous Mortal Kombat. McQuoid announced that he has raised the bar by asking stunt coordinator Kyle Gardiner to create “the best fight sequences ever made in a movie”.
While the director is still working hard to edit the film, he is confident that “it definitely won’t get a PG-13 rating”. Which is sure to please Mortal Kombat Fans. “This quote may seem extremely dangerous in the context, it is not like that: The rules for ratings are not what many socialmediagossips think,” he says. “It’s the amount of blood, it’s the amount of red, it’s the interpretation of how to go about it. We had a lot of discussions about how to find the right balance, so there was blood and there was blood and there were deaths. ” He pauses to repeat what he just said. “And there is blood, blood and death.”
Actor Lewis Tan has also revealed a little more about the iconic deaths and the closeness to the source material that they will bring to life on the big screen. “There are some crazy deaths,” says Tan. “We picked a few iconic ones. There are a lot of really cool signature moves that you will see, a lot of Easter eggs that we snuck into the movie, but there are some really bad deaths that I can’t wait for the big one Canvas. You’re brutal, man. You’re not holding back. “
Mortal Kombat is scheduled for a simultaneous release in theaters and on HBO Max on April 16. This comes to us from Weekly entertainment.
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