“Get over here!” – Me to my HBO Max account.
Boy howdy, do I like Mortal Kombat. As a online game, as a film, I simply suppose the entire thing rips. It’s why, despite the fact that we do not know an excessive amount of about it, I’m excited and optimistic in regards to the forthcoming 2021 movie adaptation, which is able to drop in our HBO Max laps this April. And now that I’ve seen a brand new crop of character posters… let this movie recover from right here already!
It’s very cool to see the character design for all our acquainted favorites, which embody: Mehcad Brooks as Jax Briggs, Josh Lawson as Kano, Max Huang as Kung Lao, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Sisi Stringer as Mileena, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, and Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero. The characters all appear to have their trademark online game signifiers with an applicable quantity of “realism” and “grittiness” grafted onto them; it does not really feel performatively edgy, similar to a stable, brutal interpretation of some dope iconography (I’m particularly responding to the monstrous evilness in Mileena’s poster).
It’s additionally cool to see invented character Cole Young (Lewis Tan) get a highlight right here. He’s the central character of first-time director Simon McQuoid‘s tackle the fabric, whose narrative appears to be borrowing a little bit of the arc from Johnny Cage within the ’90s movie — a real-life fighter who skeptically joins this intergalactic match and turns into closely invested. I feel it is a daring however good alternative, I feel Tan seems to be dope as hell on this poster, and I simply can’t look forward to this dang film!
Mortal Kombat involves HBO Max, theaters, and IMAX April 16, 2021. Check out the brand new character posters, adopted by an official synopsis, under.
From New Line Cinema comes the explosive new cinematic journey “Mortal Kombat,” impressed by the blockbuster online game franchise, which most just lately loved essentially the most profitable online game launch in its historical past, Mortal Kombat 11. In “Mortal Kombat,” MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to taking a beating for cash, is unaware of his heritage—or why Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung has despatched his greatest warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. Fearing for his household’s security, Cole goes in the hunt for Sonya Blade on the route of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the identical unusual dragon marking Cole was born with. Soon, he finds himself on the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those that bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with skilled warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to face with Earth’s best champions towards the enemies of Outworld in a excessive stakes battle for the universe. But will Cole be pushed laborious sufficient to unlock his arcana—the immense energy from inside his soul—in time to save lots of not solely his household, however to cease Outworld as soon as and for all?
This teaser is 2 good 2 be true.
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