New Mortal Kombat Movie Finds Its Sub-Zero

Bessie Dean
July 11, 2019

But now we've learned, via THR, that actor Joe Taslim has been cast in the film as Sub-Zero.

More specifically, Joe Taslim will play Sub-Zero in the upcoming Mortal Kombat movie. It did make Hollywood casting directors take notice, however, and led to appearances by Taslim in such mainstream blockbuster fare as Fast & Furious 6 and Star Trek Beyond.

The Mortal Kombat film now doesn't have a release date, or much of a plot synopsis, but you can check back with IGN for more updates as they become available. While that casting is still up in the air, fans of the games finally now have their first confirmed casting news for one of the franchise's classic characters. The movie is set to shoot later this year in Australia, so the Outback may become Outworld. Aha!

With Mortal Kombat being a reboot to the film Mortal Kombat (1995), it will hopefully be better visually.

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What we do know is that it will be directed by Simon McQuoid, who is making his feature directorial debut, and that Greg Russo wrote the latest draft of the screenplay.

Wan and McQuoid, both Aussie natives, praised the country's scenic locations, with the director saying the locale will provide "uniquely handsome landscapes" in which to film the highly-anticipated movie. Taslim most recently starred in Cinemax's Warrior. Larry Kasanoff, E. Bennett Walsh, Michael Clear and Sean Robins are executive producing.

Mortal Kombat is now in pre-production for a scheduled 2021 release. We'll be keeping tabs on Mortal Kombat throughout its production, and we'll bring you all the news that's fit to report. Still, Joe Taslim is the only casting confirmed now and James is eyeing various characters for the roles.

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