It’s very important to fans that the upcoming Mortal Kombat movie adaptation delivers. After all, with a variety of other adaptations having been made in the past, it’s important that this movie adheres to the spirit of the classic games. While it’s already been emphasized that the movie will maintain much of the gore and violence that the games are known for, there are still several other major elements. One such element being the iconic soundtrack of the video games. Luckily, it looks like the Mortal Kombat film will also maintain the music and classic theme from the video game franchise. What’s more, you can even give their cover of the original theme a listen down below!
As revealed by the official press release:
“The Mortal Kombat (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) contains an all new score by Golden Globe-, Emmy-, and Grammy-nominated composer Benjamin Wallfisch (IT and IT Chapter 2, Shazam, Blade Runner: 2049 [w/ Hans Zimmer]). “Techno Syndrome 2021 (Mortal Kombat)” is composer Benjamin Wallfisch’s musical homage to the music, fans, and enduring lineage of Mortal Kombat. The track was produced and performed by Wallfisch and mixed and mastered by Tom Norris (Skrillex, Gaga, Zedd).”
Director Simon McQuoid also gave a statement about working with composer Benjamin Wallfisch on the upcoming film adaptation.
“Ben and I both knew that we needed to use the classic Immortals track ‘Techno Syndrome’ as source material for the entire score of Mortal Kombat. But along with that, we knew that an updated, elevated version of the song also needed to be created, and Ben certainly delivered. I am so excited by this new 2021 version of the track; when I first heard it, it blew my mind. Actually, Ben kind of blew my mind on a daily basis through the making of this film, so we can all thank Benjamin Wallfisch for his genius and passion in creating ‘Techno Syndrome 2021.’”
Here’s what Benjamin Wallfisch had to say:
“When I was invited to come on board Mortal Kombat, I was very aware of the responsibility that comes with scoring a franchise so deeply embedded in pop culture and with such a passionate fanbase. My first question was what can we do with ‘Techno Syndrome,’ a piece of music so much part of the DNA of the game and the original movies? What motifs could be reinvented and blown up to a full-scale symphonic sound world in the score, and might there be room for a full reinvention of the whole song as an EDM single in 2021? A huge thank you to The Immortals for giving us their blessing to reimagine their classic track in this way, as a celebration of the world of Mortal Kombat and its fans, and of the uplifting power of Electronic Dance Music, which the original did so much to light the fuse of 30 years ago.”
As further stated by the press release:
“The soundtrack release date is set for April 16 and features 24 tracks by Wallfisch, who interpreted the film’s themes and emphasized the story’s hard-driving, visceral action through his music. Fans will be thrilled to hear the composer’s heart-pumping score, which includes themes for such characters as Lord Raiden, Sub-Zero, Sonya Blade, Cole Young, Shang Tsung, Liu Kang, and Kung Lao, among others, and epic battle themes from the film, including Kano v Reptile and Sub-Zero v Cole Young.”
Simon McQuoid directed the new movie. Greg Russo and Dave Callaham wrote the script from a story by Oren Uziel and Russo.
The massive cast for the film includes Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Chin Han, Joe Taslim, and Hiroyuki Sanada. Max Huang, Sisi Stringer, Daniel Nelson, Elissa Cadwell, Matilda Kimber, and Laura Brent also star in the film.
Fans can now expect the new Mortal Kombat film to hit theaters and HBO Max on April 23, 2021.