The first look trailer has just been released for the New Line Cinema/ Warner Bros. film ‘Mortal Kombat’ which will feature a score by Benjamin Wallfisch. The explosive new cinematic adventure, directed by Simon McQuoid and produced by The Conjuring’s James Wan, will bring the popular video game franchise to the big screen for the first time since 1997.
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’ is set to premiere on April 16, both in theaters and for streaming on HBO Max.