'Mortal Kombat' Film Unleashes Bloody First Trailer
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'Mortal Kombat' Film Unleashes Bloody First Trailer

New Line/Warner Bros. has dropped the first trailer for Mortal Kombat, which will premiere in theaters and HBO Max simultaneously in April. Based on the iconic video game franchise, the film directed Simon McQuoid and James Wan is among the producers.

Per the official description, 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?”

The film’s ensemble cast includes Lewis Tan as Cole Young, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Josh Lawson as Kano, Tadanobu Asano as Lord Raiden, Mehcad Brooks as Jackson “Jax” Bridges and Ludi Lin as Liu Kang; with Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Joe Taslim as Bi-Han and Sub-Zero, Hiroyuki Sanada as Hanzo Hasashi and Scorpion. Also featured are Max Huang as Kung Lao, Sisi Stringer as Mileena, Matilda Kimber as Emily Young and Laura Brent as Allison Young.

Head to YouTube to watch the red band trailer below:

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