If you weren’t already quite hyped for the upcoming one Mortal Kombat film reboot, composer Benjamin Wallfisch will certainly rectify that with his take on the classic thematic melody, which you can now listen to. Titled “Techno Syndrome 2021,” this updated version of the much-loved theme features on the movie’s official soundtrack and you should shout “Mortal Kombat!” and looking for someone to throw with.
Benjamin Wallfisch is best known for his work on, among others IT IT Chapter 2 Shazam!, and Blade Runner: 2049 alongside Hans Zimmer, and has clearly worked hard to find a way to bring the theme song back for the Mortal Kombat restart. Whether or not it preserves the impact of the original is up for 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] came in knowing that, and then we started talking about the respect for the fans and the material, “said McQuoid about bringing the theme feature back.” And he said, “Do you think we can do something with the different music?” And I said, “Well, I think through this whole process, what we’re doing here is we take material that is known and we move it and we elevate it.”
“We take it seriously, very seriously – doesn’t mean there’s no comedy and frivolity in the movie – and we really consider it and we make sure it’s really thought out.” He continued. “So he said, ‘Well , I think it will work, and I did 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 lore, and McQuoid would have been negligent had he not included it in the reboot.
Along with the music, Mortal Kombat will also adhere to the violent streak that the video games are known for. McQuoid recently assured fans that the movie will push the R rating as far as it can go. “We wanted the [blood, gore and fatalities] to the limit, “he revealed.” There is clearly a point where the movie can no longer be released if you push it too far, and that would be a very unwise payback for the studio. But from day one it was, “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 use throughout, and some crude references. In other words, all the ingredients needed for the perfect adjustment.
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 follows MMA fighter Cole Young (Lewis Tan) in search of Earth’s greatest champions to face off against Outworld’s enemies in a high-stakes battle for the universe.
Mortal Kombat was released in theaters internationally on April 8, 2021 and is scheduled to be released by Warner Bros. Pictures in the United States, in traditional and IMAX theaters. The film will also be released simultaneously on HBO Max for a limited time. This is made available to us thanks to WaterTower Music.
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