Joe Taslim Cast As Sub-Zero In Mortal Kombat Movie Reboot
Jul 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. The original Mortal Kombat movie, directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, launched in 1995 and is considered one of the best video game to movie adaptations out there.
Taslim broke through internationally as Jaka, the tactical police squad's sergeant in crime tower takedown "The Raid: Redemption". Taslim would also appear as villainous alien Manas in 2016's Star Trek Beyond, as well as featuring in a minor role in 2013's Fast & Furious 6. The live-action film will be based on Greg Russo's script.
Back in early May we started to hear rumblings of a new Mortal Kombat movie beginning preparation for filming, now recent news has surfaced regarding who is to play as Sub-Zero. The latest entry, Mortal Kombat 11, hit shelves in April and handed the franchise the biggest debut in its history. Taslim is the only actor that they have officially cast so far. The previous adaptation grossed pretty much that's why there was a sequel for the same namely "Mortal Kombat: Annihilation".
The Mortal Kombat video game is basically fighters from different realms who are locked in battle. Joining him will be director Simon McQuoid, producer Todd Garner and Larry Kasanoff, E. Bennett Walsh, Michael Clear and Sean Robins as executive producers. It goes without saying that if the Mortal Kombat movie does not contain the absurd violence and blood that the game showcases then many fans will be disappointed.