Upcoming 'Mortal Kombat' adaptation casts Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero

Oscar Cross
July 11, 2019

He's the ice-cool brawler capable of slinging out devastating ice blasts at a moment's notice, so it was with great excitement that we brought you the news that Joe Taslim of The Raid had landed the role of Sub-Zero in the live-action Mortal Kombat movie now in development from James Wan. And you must remember, this is only the first of what should be many casting announcements. The fighter, who has the power to control ice in many forms, is also know for his rivalry with Scorpion.

Principal photography is set to begin later in the year in South Australia. We've been fans of Taslim since seeing him in The Raid, and it's good to see him earn a big role like this. It was Paul WS Anderson who had famously adapted the game into a 1995 film, "Mortal Kombat".

His filmography is none too shabby either, with an award-winning role in the 2011 Indonesian crime film The Raid, as well as appearances in high-profile Hollywood movies such as Fast & Furious 6 and Star Trek Beyond. Mortal Kombat is getting a live-action film and it's the next best thing in video game movie releases. The Conjuring director James Wan will be producing the upcoming flick for New Line Cinema, which already promises plenty of potential. Its sequel "Mortal Kombat: Annihilation" was released in 1997 from director John R. Leonetti, but failed to repeat the success of its predecessor. The current screenplay is by Greg Russo. Who else should be cast in the Mortal Kombat movie?


Mortal Kombat is slated to hit theaters March 5, 2021. Still, Joe Taslim is the only casting confirmed now and James is eyeing various characters for the roles.

Official plot details for Mortal Kombat are unknown at this time.

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