Yup, that’s right. Mortal Kombat is still a movie that’s happening. To many people my age, the only Mortal Kombat adaptation worth a watch is the campy 1990s adaptation, but that hasn’t stopped studios from at least taking a crack at developing a new one. Like many projects, it’s had a revolving door of directors over the years, with producer James Wan recently settling on commercial director Simon McQuoid.
The movie is set to shoot in Australia later this year, and THR has reported an interesting development in the form of a casting decision. The outlet states that actor and martial artist Joe Taslim will be taking on the role of Sub-Zero.
Admittedly, Taslim isn’t a name I recognize, but I apparently know a good deal of his work. In addition to his involvement in the excellent The Raid film, the Indonesian actor has also acted in such films as Fast & Furious 6 and Star Trek Beyond. Clearly, in spite of my ignorance, this dude has locked down some high-profile work.
It is unclear how big of a role Sub-Zero will have in this movie, but one could hope that it at least justifies a high-octane action set-piece resulting in the bloody dismemberment of some other fighter.
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