Producer James Wan's Mortal Kombat is currently filming in Australia, and Liu Kang actor Ludi Lin has shared a new behind-the-scenes video from the set. Set to release in the spring of 2021, the movie is looking to replicate the bone-crunching and blood-spilling action the video game series is known for, and there is a lot of effort being put into the vital fight sequences the Mortal Kombat reboot will most certainly be filled with. This is made much more evident in a new video shared from the set, giving fans a small sneak peek at the new Liu Kang in action.
On his official Twitter account, Ludi Lin shared a new video of himself on the Mortal Kombat set, rehearsing for an apparent fight scene in the movie. Though the clip is brief, it does give us a great look at Liu Kang's trademark kicks as they will be seen in the movie. Eagle-eyed Mortal Kombat fans have also pointed out that the martial artist working with Lin is holding what appears to be a pair of hook swords, resembling the Kabal character's weapons from the video games. Does this mean this is our first look at Liu Kang vs. Kabal in the movie? You can take a look at it for yourself below.
Aside from Lin, many other members of the cast have also been revealed, letting us know which characters from the games we can expect to see showing up in the movie. This includes Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero, Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Max Huang as Kung Lao, Josh Lawson as Kano, Mehcad Brooks as Jax, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Ng Chin Han as Shang Tsung, and Sisi Stringer as Mileena. James Wan is producing the project alongside Todd Garner, while Simon McQuoid directs using a screenplay by Greg Russo.
Two Mortal Kombat movies have made it to theaters in the past, making this reboot the third time the franchise has hit the big screen. In 1995, the first Mortal Kombat movie was released by director Paul W. S. Anderson, and the cult classic is considered by many gamers to be among the best movies adapted from a video game. Unfortunately, the 1997 sequel Mortal Kombat: Annihilation was not as big of a hit with fans, bombing at the box office and drawing much harsher reviews. The failure of the second movie is likely what kept Mortal Kombat away from the big screen in the years since, and there's a lot of excitement from fans to see another big screen take on the series.
The Mortal Kombat reboot is scheduled to premiere in theaters on March 5, 2021, courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. With the video game series it's based on more popular than ever with the success of Mortal Kombat 11, let's hope the new movie does the franchise proud as well. Given the level of talent involved, that certainly seems to be a great possibility. This news comes to us from Ludi Lin.