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Caption: TADANOBU ASANO as Lord Raiden in New Line Cinema’s action adventure “Mortal Kombat,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures

You’re Going to Want to “Get Over Here!” for First “Mortal Kombat” Trailer

Hold onto your winter hats, ladies and gentlemen, because Warner Bros. has revealed the red-band trailer for the live-action reboot of Mortal Kombat. The film, adapted from the iconic video game, will be making its theatrical debut on the same day it premieres on HBO Max, and from this first glimpse, it looks like it’s going to be a wild ride.

The film was directed by Simon McQuoid from a script by Greg Russo and Wonder Woman 1984 scribe Dave Callaham. Pretty much all your favorite Mortal Kombat characters are accounted for here—Sub-Zero (Joe Taslim), Liu Kang (Ludi Lin), Raiden (Tadanobu Asano), Kano (Josh Lawson), Scorpion (Hiroyuki Sanada), and Sonya Blade (Jessica McNamee)—and the action looks as brutal as the original game.

The trailer will satisfy both fans of the game and fans of the original 1995 film directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, which didn’t shy away from the visceral fighting or the killer lines, like Scorpion’s deathless “Get over here!”

You can check out the trailer below—you’ll be redirected to YouTube as the trailer’s age-restricted due to its gnarly content. Mortal Kombat is due in theaters and on HBO Max on April 16, 2021.

Here’s the synopsis from Warner Bros:

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?

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Featured image: Caption: TADANOBU ASANO as Lord Raiden in New Line Cinema’s action adventure “Mortal Kombat,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures

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