"Mortal Kombat", is the upcoming martial arts fantasy action feature directed by Simon McQuoid, based on the video game franchise, starring Ludi Lin, Joe Taslim, Tadanobu Asano, Jessica McNamee, Mehcad Brooks, Josh Lawson, Chin Han and Hiroyuki Sanada, opening in theaters and streaming on HBO Max April 16, 2021:
"...'MMA' fighter 'Cole Young', accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage—or why the 'Outworld' 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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