We’re only just a few months away from a movie about one of our childhood staples––Mortal Kombat! *cue Mortal Kombat theme song here*
Alongside some wicked new photos of the set, an official description of the action film’s plot has also been released. With the directions of Simon McQuoid, the massively popular (and very ancient) video game franchise will finally be coming to life.
According to Warner Bros., here is the official synopsis of the game-inspired movie:
“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.“
Does Cole Young (Lewis Tan) have what it takes to unlock his most powerful weapon, the arcana, to stop the Outworld and save his family and the world? Well, Warner Bros. will keep you guessing until the 16th of April, 2021 as it releases on both HBO Max and theaters.