Ahead of its simu-release in both theaters and on HBO MAX, Warner Media and New Line Cinema has dropped the first seven minutes of the upcoming Simon McQuoid directed MORTAL KOMBAT.
The clip which is available on YouTube shows Hanzo Hasashi (Hiroyuki Sanada) who will eventually become SCORPION, with his wife, two children and clan on his compound. Hanzo goes to fetch well water when his family and clan, the Shirai-Ryu’s demise is met at the hands of the Lin Kuei and its grandmaster, Bi-Han (Joe Taslim) who will become Sub-Zero but we are privy at a look at his cyro-abilities.
What we are given is very similar to the origin story that was told in the animated MORTAL KOMBAT LEGENDS: SCORPION’S REVENGE. The movie seems to be using this as a plot vehicle and also may even be giving us a slight hint into the true origin of Lewis Tan’s Cole Young (maybe, not guaranteed but then again you never know).
The action is intense, graphic, violent and adrenaline pumping all which you hope for in a MORTAL KOMBAT film. Check out the clip below and make sure you check out the full film when it arrives in theaters and on HBO MAX this Friday, April 23.