A new Mortal Kombat movie (reportedly a reboot) has been planned at Warner Bros. for quite some time, and now it’s finally close to becoming a reality. Writer Greg Russo has confirmed that the project now has “a script, budget, location, director, and cast lists,” and is just waiting on the final green light. If the film moves forward, we may already have a pretty good idea of what to expect thanks to a recent leak.
That Hashtag Show is claiming to have the exclusive scoop on the Mortal Kombat movie reboot, including plot details and a character list. Keep in mind that a synopsis and character list leaked last year, but it later turned out to be an old script that the writing team had since abandoned. However, That Hashtag Show is confident that this updated info is the real thing.
According to their sources the movie “will center around a washed-up boxer (Cole Turner) that is recruited to help protect Earth (and his daughter). He must join forces with a team of fighters that are locked in an eternal battle with killers from another dimension.” It is also believed that Joel Edgerton is being targeted for the role of Kano. That Hashtag Show posted details about Kano and other fighters in their updated character list:
COLE TURNER – A washed up boxer that still puts up a good fight. He loves his daughter Emily and will do anything to protect her. He is recruited to fight in Mortal Kombat and turns out to have a mysterious upbringing.
EMILY – Cole’s 12-year-old daughter who is already a skilled boxing trainer. She proves to be tougher than she looks.
KANO – The large, rugged Australian ex-special forces turned merc-for-hire wanted by Interpol for arms dealing and drug running. He’s killed a lot of people yet still has a goofy attitude.
LORD RAIDEN – The Thunder God leader of the humankind’s contestants in Mortal Kombat. He oversees their training for the tournament.
SONYA BLADE – The tough blonde dressed in military gear and ready to become a stronger champion.
JACKSON “JAX” BRIDGES – With “Arms like cannons” he recruits Cole to the Mortal Kombat tournament.
LIU KANG – A Shaolin warrior from the White Lotus society that has the ability to throw fireballs.
KUNG LAO – A stoic warrior monk who throws his hat like a deadly frisbee.
SUB-ZER0 – The ice ninja with deadly eyes hidden behind a gruesome mask.
MILEENA – The female Outworld assassin dressed in leather armor and wielding deadly sais.
SHANG TSUNG – The ageless Outworld general that oversees the tournament and it’s fighters.
You’ll probably notice right away that some pretty big names are missing from that list, but don’t panic. That Hashtag Show doesn’t believe this to be a comprehensive list of every character in the movie. They noted that there is a “very good chance” of other characters popping up, including Scorpion and Kabal.
As usual, we’d advise you to take this rumor with a healthy dose of skepticism. At this time Russo and others attached to the project have not confirmed any of these details.
Source: That Hashtag Show