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A new video reveals an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at some of the fights in Mortal Kombat ahead of the film’s release.
With just days to go until Mortal Kombat arrives on HBO Max and in theaters, a new behind-the-scenes featurette looks at how the cast and crew worked to bring the iconic fights to life in a way that stays true to the video game franchise. The first trailer teased that it’ll be a bloody affair, with Sub-Zero freezing Scorpion’s blood into a dagger and stabbing him with it in a truly memorable moment. But the new video gives fans an insight into the work that has gone into other moments like that.
During the video, Simon McQuoid explains that “the fatalities are sickeningly violent,” suggesting that fans of the games will not be disappointed by the big screen version of Mortal Kombat. Heroic Hollywood got to see the first thirteen minutes of the film, and it really is as brutal and visceral as the director says in the footage. Take a look at the behind-the-scenes video below.
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— GameSpot (@GameSpot) April 14, 2021
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Mortal Kombat was first adapted into a feature film directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, the filmmaker behind the Resident Evil series with Milla Jovovich. The film earned a worldwide total of $122 million and is widely regarded as one of the better adaptations of a video game.
Directed by Simon McQuoid from a script written by Greg Russo, Mortal Kombat stars Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Mehcad Brooks as Jackson “Jax” Briggs, Josh Lawson as Kano, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion, Max Huang as Kung Lao, Sisi Stringer as Mileena and Elissa Cadwell as Nitara. Lewis Tan is also on board in an undisclosed role.
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