We haven’t heard much about the Mortal Kombat film reboot that producer James Wan is working on, but a very big piece of the puzzle just got filled today – and fans of the action film The Raid: Redemption are going to be VERY thrilled.
Actor Joe Taslim has signed on to portray the ice cold ninja Sub-Zero in the film, according to the Hollywood Reporter. He’s currently the first cast member to be introduced for the adaptation, which is being produced by James Wan and his Atomic Monster team. It’s being directed by commercial handler Simon McQuoid. Larry Kasanoff, E. Bennett Walsh, Michael Clear and Sean Robins will executive produce the film.
The plot for the movie is unknown, but it’s likely to follow a storyline similar to the more current games in the series, where the fate of the world hangs in the balance, and the tournament of Mortal Kombat will decide the victors.
The previous Mortal Kombat films did okay at the box office. The first film, directed by Paul W.S. Anderson way back in 1995, did over $122 million at the box office. Unfortunately, its sequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, pretty much flopped when it followed two years later. Mortal Kombat: Legacy has since followed for two seasons years later, but there hasn’t really been much in the way of film/TV releases for the series between them. However, this film reboot should be just what fans needed.
Taslim also appeared in other films like Fast & Furious 6, Star Trek Beyond and The Night Comes For Us, which can currently be seen on Netflix. But many remember him for his butt-kicking performance in The Raid – which makes him perfect for the role of Sub-Zero. Now then…who can we get to portray Scorpion? Never hurts to see who else we can get from the Raid series…
Mortal Kombat’s reboot currently doesn’t have a release date.