Starting today, fans will be able to enjoy on HBO Max the movie MORTAL KOMBAT, a new film adaptation of the famous video game saga. This film of gore, dark fantasy and martial arts, brings new contributions to the story, without losing the essence of the original game created by Ed Boon and John Tobias several decades ago. Undoubtedly, with this title, fans will once again experience the thrill of hearing the famous phrase "Finish him!”.
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 stars Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Chin Han, Joe Taslim and Hiroyuki Sanada. Directed by Simon McQuoid in his directorial debut, with Greg Russo, Dave Callaham and Oren Uziel as screenwriters.
With the release of this new adaptation, MORTAL KOMBAT fans can prepare for a marathon day on HBO Max, where they can also enjoy other must-see titles from this saga such as the 1995 adaptation MORTAL KOMBAT; MORTAL KOMBAT: ANNIHILATION (1997) and MORTAL KOMBAT LEGENDS: THE VENGEANCE OF SCORPION (2020).