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Mortal Kombat: director reveals reboot won’t focus on different timelines

In an interview with ComicBook, director Simon McQuoid revealed that unlike games, the new adaptation of “ Mortal Kombat ” won’t feature different timelines. The decision was made to simplify the story and focus on other plot elements.

“There are many timelines and different iterations of the characters in the source material. We were aware of it, but we didn’t want to go into it. In addition to the opening scene, which takes place in the past in Japan, the story takes place today. We don’t play with time.

He adds, “We tried to keep it reasonably simple because there was already enough going on in this movie. We have therefore chosen to simplify this. “

It’s worth remembering that the film will hit theaters in Brazil on April 15.

In the United States, the film will be released simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max the next day, April 16.

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Simon McQuoid (“Premonition 5”) is responsible for the staging.

MMA fighter Cole Young, used to being beaten for money, ignores his heritage – or because Outworld Emperor Shang Tsung sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, a Cryomancer from another world , to hunt Cole. Fearing for the safety of his family, Cole sets out to find Sonya Blade and Jax, a special forces major who carries the same strange dragon that Cole was born with. Soon he finds himself in the temple of Lord Raiden, an ancient God and protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with seasoned warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao, and devious mercenary Kano, as he prepares to take on Earth’s greatest champions against enemies of Outworld in a high-risk battle across the universe. But will Cole be under enough pressure to unlock his arcane – the immense power in his soul – in time to not only save his family, but also stop Outworld once and for all?

The cast includes Joe Taslim (Sub Zero), Ludi Lin (Liu Kang), Jessica McNamee (Sonya Blade), Mehcad Brroks (Jax) Josh Lawson (Kano), Chin Han (Shang Tsung), Hiroyuki Sanada (Scorpion), Tadanobu Asano (Raiden), Sisi Stringer (Mileena).

The new feature will be for over 18 years, with the promise of a lot of violence and death.

Released in 1995, the first adaptation of “Mortal Kombat” had a budget of $ 18 million and grossed $ 122.1 million at the global box office. The sequel, “Mortal Kombat – Annihilation,” cost $ 30 million, but only raised $ 51.3 million worldwide. Both have been slaughtered by critics.

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