Live-Action Mortal Kombat Movie Restricted Trailer; Premieres 2021

Mortal Kombat Movie

New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures International have revealed the live action Mortal Kombat (2021) movie trailer.

The story focuses on MMA fighter Cole Young, who finds Sub-Zero, a warrior of Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung, to hunt him down. After Special Forces Major Jax (who shares the same dragon marking Cole was born with) advises him to find Sonya Blade, Cole finds himself at the temple of Raiden.

Raiden trains Cole to unlock his “arcana” with help from Liu Kang, Kung Lao, and Kano; as they prepare to defend Earthrealm from Outworld’s challenge.

The film will be produced by James Wan (The Conjuring, Aquaman), Todd Garner (Into the Storm, Tag), E. Bennet Walsh,  and directed and produced by by Simon McQuoid (both worked on Men in Black: International, The Amazing Spider-Man 2). The film is also a Atomic Monster/Broken Road Production.

The screenplay was by Greg Russo and Dave Callaham (Wonder Woman 1984), and adapted from a story by Oren Uziel (Mortal Kombat: Rebirth) and Russo. Executive producers include Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Victoria Palmeri, Michael Clear, Jeremy Stein and Larry Kasanoff.

You can find the cast below.

Lewis Tan (Deadpool 2, Wu Assassins) – Cole Young

Jessica McNamee (The Meg) – Sonya Blade

Josh Lawson (Bombshell) – Kano

Tadanobu Asano (Midway) – Lord Raiden

Mehcad Brooks (Supergirl) – Jackson “Jax” Bridges

Ludi Lin (Aquaman) – Liu Kang

Chin Han (Skyscraper) – Shang Tsung

Joe Taslim (Star Trek Beyond) – Bi-Han/Sub-Zero

Hiroyuki Sanada (Skyscraper) – Hanzo Hasashi/Scorpion

Max Huang – Kung Lao

Sisi Stringer – Mileena

Matilda Kimber – Emily Young

Laura Brent – Allison Young

You can find the restricted trailer and abridged rundown (via the official website) below.

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?

Mortal Kombat (2021) premieres in cinemas 2021.

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