If you weren’t reasonably excited about the next one yet Mortal Kombat reboot of the movie, composer Benjamin Wallfisch is sure to rectify that with his take on the classic theme, which you can listen to now. Titled “Techno Syndrome 2021,” this updated version of the beloved theme appears on the film’s official soundtrack and should make you scream “Mortal Kombat!” and looking for someone to lend a hand to.
Benjamin Wallfisch is best known for his work on topics such as THAT, IT Chapter 2, Shazam!, Y Blade Runner: 2049 alongside Hans Zimmer, and has clearly worked hard to find a way to bring the main theme of the Mortal Kombat restart. Whether or not it retains the impact of the original is open to debate.
The return of Techno Syndrome is just one of the ways director Simon McQuoid hopes to pay tribute to the long-running franchise. “[Wallfisch] He came in knowing that, and then we started talking about respecting the fans and the material, “McQuoid said about bringing back the melody of the song.” And he said, ‘Do you think there’s something we can do with distinctive music?’ And I said, ‘Well yeah, I think throughout this whole process, what we’re doing here is we’re taking material that’s well known, we’re moving it, and we’re elevating it.’
“We’re taking it seriously, very seriously, it doesn’t mean there isn’t comedy and lightness in the film, and we’re really considering it and making sure it’s well thought out,” he continued. “Then he said, ‘Well, I think it will work, and I’ve made a demo track. Do you want to hear it?'” Thanks to its use in the 1995 film, the song has become synonymous with Mortal Kombat story, and McQuoid would have been remiss in not including it in the reboot.
Along with the music Mortal Kombat It will also adhere to the violent streak video games are known for. McQuoid recently assured fans that the movie will push the R rating as far as possible. “We wanted to boost the [blood, gore and fatalities] to the limit, “he revealed.” Obviously, there is a point where the film becomes inalienable if it is taken too far, and that would be a very reckless return on investment for the studio. But from day one it’s been, ‘Okay, we’re doing this and we’re going to do it right.’
According to the MPAA, Mortal Kombat has been rated R for strong gory violence and language throughout, and some crude references. That is, all the necessary ingredients for the perfect adaptation.
Starring Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Josh Lawson as Kano, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Mehcad Brooks as Jax, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Joe Taslim as Bi-Han / Sub-Zero, and Hiroyuki Sanada as Hanzo Hasashi / Scorpion, Mortal Kombat Follow MMA fighter Cole Young (Lewis Tan) in search of the greatest champions on Earth to face the enemies of Outworld in a high-stakes battle for the universe.
Mortal Kombat It was released in theaters internationally on April 8, 2021 and is scheduled to be released by Warner Bros. Pictures in the United States on April 23, 2021, in traditional theaters and IMAX. The film will also be released simultaneously on HBO Max for a limited time. This comes to us courtesy of WaterTower Music.
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