One of the biggest questions surrounding popular franchise reboots is how much of the lore of the series the reboot should change to make it more appealing to new audiences without alienating the established fan base. According to filmmaker Simon McQuoid who directs what’s coming Mortal Kombat When the film was restarted, the team behind the film was able to create a story that respects the source material but is still accessible to newbies.
“We really considered the new fans in this film, but we always had the feeling that we respect the fans and the material and that we cannot alienate anyone. We’re not fundamentally changing anything to serve new fans.” It was like, “Come for the ride with us. The fans have been here before and you’ll enjoy it.” We actually wanted to expand it to new socialmediagossips instead of changing it to make it easier for new socialmediagossips. So that was a pretty basic consideration. But it’s like, “No, no, let’s keep expanding it. People can enjoy the truth about what is here instead of changing that truth. ‘”
Based on the hugely popular video game series, Mortal Kombat tells the story of an interdimensional fighting tournament that introduces fighters from different fields using science, magic, or any other force that would enable them to win a match. As time went on, the mythology surrounding the games became more and more complex, and it seems that McQuoid wanted to honor this mythology while bringing it to the silver screen.
Of course what did Mortal Kombat Such a highlight in the gaming genre is also what probably doesn’t make a literal leap into the movie. The games were famous for finding various violent and bloody ways for different combatants to execute each other with exaggerated brutalities and deaths. In an earlier interview, McQuoid had admitted that while trying to make the fights as bloody as possible, given the limitations of the cinema’s rating system, the film had to stick to the line and not go too far in violence and blood.
“It was something that took a lot of brainpower between us. We didn’t want to overdo it and we didn’t want to overdo it. So overdoing it means … when certain things are in the game, when you’ve tried a real version of it too make the film unsolvable. That’s just the fact. But we knew we were getting to the limit and not wanting to cross it, and that was really … The discussions were about that. “
Directed by Simon McQuoid and produced by James Wan, Mortal Kombat Stars Lewis Tan as Cole Young, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Josh Lawson as Kano, Tadanobu Asano as Lord Raiden, Mehcad Brooks as Jackson “Jax” Bridges, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Joe Taslim as Bi- Han and Sub-Zero, Hiroyuki Sanada as Hanzo Hasashi and Scorpion, Max Huang as Kung Lao, Sisi Stringer as Mileena, Matilda Kimber as Emily Young and Laura Brent as Allison Young. The film will hit theaters on April 23rd and on HBO Max. This news was posted on ComicBook.com.
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