New Line’s Mortal Kombat live-action film adaptation has found its Sub-Zero in the form of actor and martial artist Joe Taslim.
Sub-Zero was one of the original characters in the first game, and is known for his ice-based attacks and long-running rivalry with fellow fighter Scorpion, so perhaps we will be seeing these two face off on the big screen.
Taslim is an alum of Indonesia’s national Judo team, and made his acting debut in action film, The Raid, before going on to feature in Fast & Furious 6, Star Trek Beyond, and The Night Comes for Us.
Currently, the film’s plot remains unknown, but the video game revolves around a huge roster of fighters from different realms in a fictional universe, who are all battling for supremacy.
Since its 1992 release, Mortal Kombat has sold over 49 million copies, and spanned more than a dozen games and expansions – cementing it as one of the most profitable video game franchises of all time. In April this year, Mortal Kombat 11 was released, and became one of the most successful launches in franchise history, proving that even 27 years later it’s as popular as ever.
James Wan and his production banner Atomic Monster are producing the film, which is set to be the feature debut of veteran commercial director, Simon McQuoid. Also producing are Todd Garner, Larry Kasanoff, E. Bennett Walsh, Michael Clear and Sean Robbins. Greg Russo penned the latest version of the screenplay.
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