Now you can watch the first seven minutes of the ‘Mortal Kombat’ film.
Warner Bros. released the first seven minutes of Mortal Kombat: Resurrection for fans to get excited for the film’s release in theaters and on HBO Max.
The seven-minute trailer transports viewers to 1600s Japan, where they meet Hanzo Hasashi (Hiroyuki Sanada) and his family on the patriarch’s estate. Before disaster strikes, viewers get a look into the fighter’s personal life.
During a virtual roundtable with Washington Newsday in March, Mortal Kombat director Simon McQuoid said, “Stylistically, what I wanted to say in those 12 minutes was [the film is]a stunning, cinematic, elevated rendition of the brutality and the strength of what Mortal Kombat is.”
“That is why I began the film with the lovely face of Harumi, Hanzo’s wife. I decided to emphasize the film’s human element. It’s also not the kind of thing you’d expect to see at the start of a Mortal Kombat movie.”
McQuoid wanted to carry the audience’s feelings for Hanzon in the film while setting the tone in the opening scene.
“It was really important to me that it felt cinematically stunning, considered, planned, and rich, and my hope is that the mood in that scene carries on,” McQuoid said.
We won’t go into detail about what’s seen because we suggest watching the video for yourself, but the video ends with Hanzo preparing to battle Bi-Han (Joe Taslim).
Washington Newsday saw the first 13 minutes of the opening scene in March, and what follows is some incredible action and a mystery that will be central to the plot of the film.
Since its debut in the early 1990s, Mortal Kombat has been one of the most successful video game franchises. Though video game films haven’t always had a good track record, co-producer Todd Garner believes the latest Mortal Kombat film is different.
During a virtual press roundtable in March, Garner told Washington Newsday that “[Mortal Kombat] is a martial arts movie, not a video game movie.” “That’s always been my argument, and that’s how I’ve treated it.”
“Maybe previous video game films lacked decent characters and [Mortal Kombat creators] Ed [Boon].” This is a condensed version of the information.