The live-action film of the iconic game, Mortal Kombat 2021 is a few days away from release, and we’re all just as excited as playing the game seeing our beloved characters come into life with a film to introduce it to a whole new generation and here is how you can watch it if you are located in the UK, are you ready for it?
Mortal Kombat brings in a “sickeningly violent” film, as the director of the film himself, Simon McQuoid shared in a recently released featurette that it received an R-Rating making it unsuitable for children. As the directorial debut of McQuiod, he shared to EpicStream how his background in-game advertisements came in handy in directing a film based on such a legendary game.
Produced by James Wan, Todd Garner, and Bennett, the story follows an orphaned MMA fighter who knows nothing of his lineage, gets his life disrupted when Bi-Han/ Sub-Zero pursues him. With the help of Jax, he was instructed to search for Sonya Blade. He later arrives in Lord Raiden’s sanctuary where he trains with Liu Kang, Kung Lao, and Kano, to prepare for the threat posed by the Outworld led by Shang-Tsung.
A staggering ensemble stars Mortal Kombat with Lewis Tan as Cole Young, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Josh Lawson as Kano, Mechad Brooks as Jax, Tadanobu Asano as Lord Raiden, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Hiroyuki Sanasa as Hanzo Hasashi/ Scorpion, Joe Taslim as Bi-Han/ Sub-Zero, Sisi Stringer as Mileena, Max Huang as Kung Lao, Matilda Kimber as Emily Young, and Laura Brent as Allison Young.
Still a week from its release, a sequel for Mortal Kombat now comes in question and even their stars McNamee and Lawson shared with EpicStream that they are hoping for it. Who wouldn’t, right? It’s like a game that transcended in 30 years and still lives. It’s that iconic!
Mortal Kombat will be released in theaters and it will be released on the same day via HBO Max for those who opt to stay at home so long as they have an active subscription on HBO Max which costs $14.99 a month giving them access to the vast library of HBO Max along with everything in the slate of Warner Bros. for this year.
Just like for those living in Canada, Mortal Kombat will also be available for rent on some other streaming services. In the UK, it will be following the footsteps taken by Godzilla vs. Kong as it would be released on rent as a video on demand (VOD) via Amazon Prime Video and iTunes for the price of £15.99 on April 23, 2021, the same day as the release date in the US.