Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema have given fans the first look at the Mortal Kombat movie by releasing a red-band trailer.
This first trailer seems fairly grounded compared to the 1995 adaptation and probably a wise decision on Warner Brothers part to release it as a red-band so fans of the franchise can see for themselves the movie has been given the full “R” treatment.
Notably, seeing Sub Zero tear off limbs as he hunts down Cole Young who has a special birthmark who’s destined to fight in a special tournament called Mortal Kombat.
Mortal Kombat Cast: Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Joe Taslim as Bi-Han a.k.a. Sub-Zero, Josh Lawson as Kano, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Max Huang as Kung Lao, Hiroyuki Sanada as Hanzo Hasashi a.k.a. Scorpion, Mehcad Brooks as Major Jackson “Jax” Briggs, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Sisi Stringer as Mileena, possible appearances by Kabal (Daniel Nelson) and Nitara (Elissa Cadwell), and Lewis Tan
Mortal Kombat will be released to theaters and on HBO Max on April 16, 2021. You can check out the first trailer below.
Official synopsis for Mortal Kombat:
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.’ 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?