It’s time to let out that familiar battle cry and shout to the heavens a legendary tournament’s name, as Warner Bros. has unleashed the first full trailer for Mortal Kombat — the new reboot film directed by Simon McQuoid and featuring an impressive cast that includes Hiroyuki Sanada, Lewis Tan, Chin Han, Jessica McNamee, and Tadanobu Asano.
Check out the outstanding trailer in all its glory below.
Based on the iconic fighting game series of the same name created by Ed Boon and John Tobias, Mortal Kombat is the newest adaptation of the original 1992 fighting game’s story — which introduces a new character named Cole Young to the MK saga and is played by actor Lewis Tan.
Here’s the press release info on the film and its overview.
Inspired by the blockbuster video game franchise, which most recently enjoyed the most successful video game launch in its history with Mortal Kombat 11, “Mortal Kombat” features MMA fighter Cole Young, a brand new character to the Mortal Kombat universe, played by Lewis Tan (“Deadpool 2,” Netflix’s “Wu Assassins”).
In the film, Cole is unaware of his heritage, and why he is being hunted by Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung’s best warrior, Sub-Zero. 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. Once he is brought to the temple of Lord Raiden, Cole begins his training with experienced warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano. Soon he will stand with Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe.
If you missed it, check out Scorpion actor Hiroyuki Sanada talk about his role in the film.
Mortal Kombat will hit selected theaters and HBO Max on April 16.