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‘Get over here!’: Video game ‘Mortal Kombat’ returns to the big screen

Mortal Kombat gets a cinematic makeover as seen in its newly released trailer.

BY
Cherry Pineda

FRESH SCOOPS

02/22/2021 03:59 AM
‘Get over here!’: Video game ‘Mortal Kombat’ returns to the big screen

A classic video game favorite is coming to the big screen. Directed by Australian filmmaker Simon McQuoid who is making his feature directorial debut, Mortal Kombat is the live action adaptation of the popular game. 

The story revolves around MMA fighter Cole Young who becomes the target of Outworld's Emperor Shang Tsung. The emperor has sent his best warrior Sub-Zero to dispose of him for reasons yet unknown to Cole. 

Cole is directed by Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same dragon marking he has, to look for a woman named Sonia Blade. His search leads him to the temple of Lord Raiden, the protector of Earthrealm who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Cole trains with warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao, and Kano to prepare for his battle with the emperor to save the world. 


Watch the trailer here: 

And the restricted trailer here: 

Mortal Kombat stars Lewis Tan (Deadpool 2) 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. 

The movie is slated for Philippine release this year.