The recent trend in Hollywood movies is of making Reboots and Mortal Kombat is no exception. Moreover, it is announced that the movie will be rated R.
Mortal Kombat movies and games draw inspiration from one-on-one fighting between players of a different combat style. Hence Warner Bros. thought of it as a good opportunity to reboot the legendary Mortal Kombat series.
James Wan is set to handle the films production and director of the movie will be Simon McQuoid. This film will follow the plot as all basic MK films and Games. However, these are just speculations and no further details are released yet.
Mortal Kombat Cast:
Indonesian actor and martial artist Joe Taslim have been cast in the movie as the Legendary ‘Sub-Zero’. This casting seems to be ‘near-perfect’ as fans wanted an Asian actor. Also, he is an expert in Martial arts so it fits perfectly. As the movie is rated R we can expect a lot of action and killings. The previous instalments and games were also quite violent.
Mortal Kombat will be released by New Line Cinema, the shooting will start later this year in South Australia. This is a directional debut of Simon. There are high hopes for the movie as Wan is currently on a streak of good movies.
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‘Mortal Kombat’ game was developed by Midway games in 1992. Since then the franchise has grown both in name and fan base. Since 1992, 24 games have been released on the basis of MK. The latest being Mortal Kombat 11, it also has characters from various other universes.
Greg Russo, the screenwriter of the movie has also confirmed that the iconic ‘Fatality finishing’ kill moves would be included in the movie. This will be a treat to fans. Fans are also anticipating as who will play the role of Legend Shang Tsung.
Taslim also has an experience of acting as he starred in the movie ‘The Raid’. Wan’s current team also includes Todd Garner, Walsh, Micheal Clear and Larry Kasanoff. Sean Robins is also an executive producer in the movie.
The movie will hit the theatres on March 5, 2021. Check out The Geek Herald for more exciting updates.