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Old 05-14-19, 12:46 PM
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Being filmed in Australia. The South Australian Premier announced it on his Twitter feed.

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Wasn't sure where to put this or create a new thread...

'Mortal Kombat' Movie Adds Fistful of Fighters (Exclusive)
AUGUST 16, 2019 12:50PM by Borys Kit , Mia Galuppo
Jax, Raiden, Mileena and Liu Kang, too.

New Line's Mortal Kombat movie is line up their fighters.

Supergirl actor Mehcad Brooks, Thor: Ragnarok actor Tadanobu Asano, Australian newcomer Sisi Stringer and Power Rangers actor Ludi Lin are stepped into the ring for the project, which is based on the iconic video game.

James Wan and Todd Garner are producing the mano-a-mano adaptation which will be the feature debut of veteran commercial director Simon McQuoid.

While the plot of the film remains unknown, the video game centers on a massive roster of character fighters from different realms in a fictional universe battling for supremacy. Greg Russo penned the current version of the screenplay.

Joe Taslim is already on board as Sub-Zero.


Brooks will be playing Jackson ‘Jax’ Briggs, the Special Forces muscleman who is a mainstay in the video game franchise; Stringer is Mileena, the unstable, sai-jabbing assassin; Lin is Liu Kang, one of the game's original characters, a monk-turned-fighter. Asano, a veteran actor in his native Japan, is in negotiations to play Raiden, the Japanese god of thunder.

New Line is aiming to have a diverse international cast so as to reflect the global nature of the franchise, with actors coming in from the worlds of film, television, and martial arts. The company has slated a March 5, 2021 release.


First released in 1992, Mortal Kombat has sold over 49 million copies, spanning over a dozen canon games and expansions, making it one of the most profitable video game franchises of all time. Mortal Kombat 11 was released in April and has become the most successful launch in franchise history with the game currently the best-selling title of 2019.

Mortal Kombat, which is set to shoot later this year in southern Australia, will be exec produced by Larry Kasanoff, E. Bennett Walsh, Michael Clear and Sean Robins.

The game was previously adapted into a movie in 1995 by director Paul W. S. Anderson that went on to gross an impressive $122 million at the worldwide box office. It was followed by 1997's Mortal Kombat: Annihilation.

Brooks, whose credits also include USA series Necessary Roughness and recent Tiffany Haddish comedy Nobody's Fool, is repped by Artists First and Bloom Hergott.

Asano played Hogun, one of the Warriors Three in Marvel's Thor movies and will be seen in Roland Emmerich's Midway. The actor, who worked with Martin Scorsese in the filmmaker's period drama Silence, will also be seen with Johnny Depp in Minamata. He is repped by CAA, Slush Management, and Sloane Offer.

Stringer is repped by CBM Management.
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Cool. The original is a guilty pleasure. If they get impressive fight choreography in there again, I'm all for it!
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https://variety.com/2019/film/news/m...da-1203315673/

Chin Han to play Shang Tsung (left)

Hiroyuki Sanada to play Scorpion (right)


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They need to get some real martial arts choreographers for this. Can you imagine a Mortal Kombat film with the fight scenes from The Raid?
Here's hoping they dont suck... can you imagine a Mortal Kombat film with fight scenes from Iron Fist lol...
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re: Mortal Kombat (2021, D: McQuoid, P: James Wan)

I just want a trailer. Is this going to be like that "grounded" short film we got a few years ago? Or?

I was actually looking forward to it being on HBO Max next month. :/
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Please bring back the 90’s theme song. This movie needs to be as good as that song.
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Iím curious to see the trailer for this. The character designs are good at least. I enjoy the games and the original movie is a fun guilty pleasure.
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Who are any of these actors?
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Who are any of these actors?
Shang Tsung is played by Chin Han, he was Lau in the Dark Knight:




Sub-Zero is played by Joe Taslim who was in The Raid:




Scorpion is played by Hiroyuki Sanada who was in The Wolverine, Sunshine, The Last Samurai, and many Japanese films:




Raiden is played by Tabanobu Asano who was in The Thor film and many Japanese films including Ichi the Killer




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Kano is Doug from House of Lies.
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Jax is being played by Mehcad Brooks, who played James Olsen on Supergirl.
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Oh I didn't know Horiyuki Sanada was in this! He's fantastic. I've liked Chin Han, too, I just always confuse him with Andy Lau, because of the aforementioned Dark Knight role.
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Who are any of these actors?

Yeah I was just thinking that. Never heard of any of them.
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Lewis Tan has been in a few things: Into The Badlands, Deadpool 2 (Shatterstar) and Wu Assassins with Joe Taslim (Sub-Zero).
I have always thought he'd make a good Terry McGinnis if they ever do a Batman Beyond film.
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Who will play Baraka and Goro?
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Neat. I'll watch that on HBO Max. The whole, cutting off an arm and freezing the blood into a new weapon was a nice touch (was that from the game?).
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Looks pretty awesome to me.
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Not bad and it didn't give away too much of the gore.

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