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Mortal Kombat featurette highlights deep martial arts roots that inspired the video games – GamesRadar+

A new Mortal Kombat featurette has been released ahead of the reboot’s theatrical and HBO Max premiere on April 23. The filmmakers and kast share how they brought their fighting skills and knowledge to the Mortal Kombat arena. 

Director Simon McQuoid explains how important the actors’ physicality was to ensuring the level of brutality brought the same energy as the fights in the popular videogame series. McQuoid then goes on to say how the best way to make the fights looks real is to have actors and actresses who can execute those moves – mentioning Lewis Tan, who is a trained martial artist.


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