The first trailer for Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge has arrived. IGN debuted the footage for this R-rated, animated adaptation of the popular video game franchise, which was initially rumored early last year, but was only recently confirmed. Now, Warner Bros. has revealed the first trailer, which previews some brutal animated action. Have a look.
As we can see, the conceit is familiar. A bunch of skilled fighters, many of whom fans of the games will surely recognize, are brought together to duke it out in a bloody tournament. The animation style seems tailor-made to suit Mortal Kombat, and it looks like the studio isn’t holding back on the violence.
Here’s the official synopsis for Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge.
“Based on the worldwide hit game created by Ed Boon & John Tobias, Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge spotlights the once-in-a-generation tournament between the champions of Outworld and Earthrealm – a competition that will ultimately determine the fate of Earth and all its citizens. Lord Raiden, protector of Earthrealm, must gather the greatest fighters of his realm to defend it from the evil Shang Tsung in the battle to end all battles – Mortal Kombat!”
The voice cast is quite stacked. The movie stars Joel McHale as Johnny Cage, Jennifer Carpenter as Sonya Blade, Jordan Rodrigues as Scorpion & Hanzo Hasashi, Steve Blum as Sub-Zero, Artt Butler as Shang Tsung, Darin De Paul as Quan Chi, Robin Atkin Downes as Kano, David B. Mitchell as Raiden, Ike Amadi as Jax Briggs, Kevin Michael Richardson as Goro, Grey Griffin as Kitana & Satoshi Hasashi, and Fred Tatasciore as Demon Torturer.
This is just one of the major Mortal Kombat projects in the works right now. Warner Bros is also adapting the video game in live-action, with Aquaman director James Wan producing the movie, which will also be R-rated. The games were previously adapted into a series of live-action films in the 90s in the early days of Hollywood attempting to bring video games to the big screen. The live-action flick is set to hit theaters next year.
Ethan Spaulding (Batman: Assault on Arkham) is in the director’s chair for this one, with Jeremy Adams (Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans) penning the script.
Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge is set to arrive sometime in spring 2020.