In the minds of those who grew up in the 90s, a couple of things are ingrained in their memories when it comes to Mortal Kombat. There are the deaths, of course, but there is also the iconic Techno Syndrome theme song. It was put to excellent use in the 1994 film adaptation, and the composer Benjamin Wallfisch was tasked with putting a new spin on the classic theme for the new 2021 film adaptation.
In fact, Wallfisch began working on Techno Syndrome 2021 before filming began for the new Mortal Kombat, and you can listen to the finished product below. It’s a terrifyingly modern twist on a song that fans of the game (and the previous movie) know and love, and it’s in keeping with the new movie’s approach that has fan interest in mind.
Directed by Simon McQuoid, the new Mortal Kombat movie puts Cole Young (Lewis tan) front and center as a decayed MMA fighter unaware of his hidden lineage. While being chased by Sub-Zero (Joe Taslim) and a team of assassins, find a team of fighters who were chosen for a very specific purpose: Mortal Kombat.
The movie is one of the most anticipated of the year so far, and fans will finally have a chance to see it when it hits theaters and at HBO Max on the same day on April 23. For now, get a taste of what to expect with Techno Syndrome 2021 below.
Here is the official synopsis of Mortal Kombat:
In “Mortal Kombat,” MMA fighter Cole Young, used to getting beaten up for money, is unaware of his heritage, or why Outworld Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his greatest warrior, Sub-Zero, a Cryomancer from another world. , to hunt down Cole. Fearing for the safety of his family, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade in the direction of Jax, a Special Forces commander who carries the same strange dragon that Cole was born with. Soon, he finds himself in the temple of Lord Raiden, an ancient god and protector of Earthrealm, who grants refuge to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with seasoned warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao, and the rebel mercenary Kano, as he prepares to face Earth’s greatest champions against Outworld’s enemies in a high-stakes battle for the universe. But will Cole be pushed enough to unlock his arcana—The immense power of his soul— in time to save not only his family, but also to stop Outworld once and for all.
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