Fans stoked as ‘Mortal Kombat’ serves first trailer

February 19, 2021 - 11:25 AM
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A scene from 'Mortal Kombat'
A still from "Mortal Kombat." (Twitter/MKMovie)

Fans of video game “Mortal Kombat” are excited to see the film with the release of the first trailer of explosive new cinematic adventure from New Line Cinema.

“Mortal Kombat” inspired by the blockbuster videogame franchise, which most recently enjoyed the successful video game launch in its history, “Mortal Kombat 11,” dropped a two-and-a-half-minute trailer on social media.

Last month, Mortal Kombat also dropped the first look at the film on Twitter.

In this film, 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 film is helmed by award-winning Australian commercial filmmaker Simon McQuoid, marking his feature directorial debut.

It was produced by James Wan who is also behind “The Conjuring” universe films and “Aquaman,”). Todd Garner of “Into the Storm”, McQuoid and E. Bennett Walsh of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” also co-produced the film.

McQuoid directed from a screenplay by Greg Russo and Dave Callaham (“Wonder Woman 1984”). He also directed it 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, meanwhile, served as executive producers.

Warner Bros. Pictures announced that it will be screening “Motal Kombat” in Philippine cinemas soon.

It will also be streaming exclusively on HBO Max on April 16.

Both Filipino and international fans were delighted of the “Mortal Kombat” reboot.

They praised the trailer which they said were reminiscent of their childhood.

“Scorpion vs Sub-Zero.. no more footage needed. I’m in,” a Twitter user said.

Some who expressed their excitement said the film is worth the wait.

—Rosette Adel