Todd Garner, one of the producers of the highly-anticipated Mortal Kombat reboot, has discussed how every fight will have its own personality depending on which characters are fighting each other.
“Every single fight in this movie has its own personality,” Garner said during a press event (via ComicBook.com). “And it’s true to not only the game, but it’s true to the character. So I can’t tell you who’s fighting, but there’s one of the most brutal fights I’ve ever seen on film. And it’ll blow you [away].”
“It’s the most violent, hand-to-hand, insane fight,” he continued. “And it’s not who you would expect to have the fight. There’s also a beautiful operatic fight. There’s swordsmanship and then you have a moment where you’ve seen in the trailer where Sub-Zero freezes Scorpion’s blood and stabs him with it. So every fight has its own personality.”
Garner has also previously stated that the goal of the upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot is to try to “make the most badass fighting movie that’s ever been shot.”
“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?”
Mortal Kombat is scheduled for a simultaneous release in theatres and on HBO Max this April 16th and stars Lewis Tan as Cole Young; Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade; Josh Lawson as Kano; Tadanobu Asano as Lord Raiden; Mehcad Brooks as Jackson “Jax” Bridges; Ludi Lin as Liu Kang; Chin Han as Shang Tsung; Joe Taslim as Bi-Han and Sub-Zero; and Hiroyuki Sanada as Hanzo Hasashi and Scorpion; Max Huang as Kung Lao; Sisi Stringer as Mileena; Matilda Kimber as Emily Young; Laura Brent as Allison Young; and Daniel Nelson as Kabal.