The adaptation of video games to the seventh art has not exactly been a bed of roses. The cinema, for one reason or another, has not been able to faithfully transfer our favorite works and the result, in general, has been grotesque.
A saga that suffered this evil during the 90s was Mortal Kombat. The Paul WS Anderson movie blew us away, but for the wrong reasons. Now, an adaptation by Warner Bros Pictures is underway and we can take a look at how the project is progressing.
Entertainment Weekly has been in charge of unveiling the photographs to the world. Simon McQuoid is the director of the film and it is his first feature film. Among the actors that make up the cast are Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion, Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero, Mehcad Brooks as Jackson “Jax” Briggs, or Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade.
The film will deal with the origin of the enmity between the clans of Sub-Zero and Scorpion, going back to feudal Japan. However, this will only be the beginning as the plot will take place in the present from the perspective of Cole Young, a completely new character in the world of Mortal Kombat played by actor and martial artist Lewis Tan.
Cole will have a mark on his chest with the classic Mortal Kombat symbol, of which his origin is unknown. At one point, Cole will have to deal with Sub-Zero, as Shang Tsung, emperor of the Outerworld realm, uses his cryomantic powers to send the icy fighter against him.
Mortal Kombat, produced by Aquaman’s Todd Gardner and James Wan, is set for a simultaneous release in theaters and on HBO Max this April 16. McQuoid is still editing the film, but between his passion for blood in the scenes and wanting to create “the best fight sequences ever made in a movie,” he already knows that it ” definitely won’t get a PG-13 rating.”
Photography | Mark Rogers / New Line / Warner Bros.