The Mortal Kombat reboot movie is due for release April 16 this year, and Entertainment Weekly has the first shots of the film alongside a bunch of plot details. If you're surprised that this particular franchise has reached a point where directors talk solemnly about the lore and gore, you're not alone. "Blood represents a connection," says director Simon McQuoid. "Blood represents who we are. Without getting too overcomplicated, what we did is use blood executionally."