New Line Cinema
Inspired by the blockbuster video game franchise of the same name, this explosive cinematic adventure is the biggest screen production ever shot in South Australia. 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? Filmed around South Australia including Coober Pedy, Mount Crawford, Port Adelaide, Adelaide city and at the SAFC’s Adelaide Studios, this action blockbuster also features PDV work by five South Australian companies: Rising Sun Pictures, Mr X, KOJO, Resin and Artisan Post Group, with titles work by Frame Creative. Stars Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Chin Han, Joe Taslim, Hiroyuki Sanada, Max Huang, Sisi Stringer, Matilda Kimber (SA) and Laura Brent.
PRODUCER: James Wan, Todd Garner, E. Bennett Walsh
DIRECTOR: Simon McQuoid
WRITER: Greg Russo