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Mortal Kombat Movie Lands The Raid Actor for Sub-Zero

The Mortal Kombat movie has found its Sub-Zero in actor Joe Taslim.
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Over the past year, speculation has been high about the upcoming Mortal Kombat movie reboot including false casting leaks and clarification from the film’s director. With James Wan at the helm, more and more detils are starting to pour in, including who will be playing Sub-Zero in the upcoming Mortal Kombat movie. 

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The Hollywood Reporter has revealed exclusively that The Raid actor and martial artist, Joe Taslim, has officially been cast as our beloved Sub-Zero. This is the official casting we’ve gotten outside of general interest, which means that the show is officially on the road with hopefully new details coming down the pipeline soon. 

Though we still don’t know what the story will be, we do know that Resident Evil’s Greg Russo took on the screenplay, as well as a serious interest in casting Joel Edgerton as Kano. 

The original movie was a guilty pleasure of mine is that I absolutely adored the 1995 film, making the reboot news something that I’m cautiously excited for. Seeing the martial arts tournament that we knew so well from the games in real life (or real screen) was incredible, even if it did get a little bit cheesy from time to time. For those that missed out on the first movie, here’s the official synopsis:

“Once every generation, there is an inter-dimensional martial arts tournament known as Mortal Kombat, designed by the Elder Gods to limit invasions between the realms of the universe. If the realm of Outworld wins Mortal Kombat ten consecutive times, its Emperor Shao Kahn (voiced by Frank Welker) will be able to invade and conquer the Earth realm. They have already won nine; so this will be their tenth tournament. The Shaolin warrior Liu Kang (Robin Shou) and his comrades, Hollywood movie star Johnny Cage (Linden Ashby) and U.S. Special Forces officer Sonya Blade (Bridgette Wilson), were handpicked by Raiden (Christopher Lambert), the god of lightning and Earthrealm’s defender, to overcome their powerful adversaries in order to prevent Outworld from winning their tenth straight Mortal Kombat tournament. Each of the three has his or her own reason for competing: Liu Kang seeks revenge against tournament host Shang Tsung (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) for killing his brother Chan (Steven Ho); Sonya also has vengeance on her mind, pursuing crime lord Kano (Trevor Goddard) who killed her partner; Johnny Cage, having been branded as a fake by the media, seeks to prove otherwise to the world.”


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With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Dragon Age and Mass Effect, Liana is wildly passionate about all things in the gaming community. From shooters, to RPGs, if it's out - she's playing it. A medically retired US Sailor and now full-time hoarder of gaming collectibles, Liana's passion for everything in the gaming industry is palpable. Also, if you lose her in a crowd, just casually mention any BioWare game and the crazy pterodactyl screech will without a doubt follow. You can follow her on Twitter @DirtyEffinHippy or email her for editorial inquiries at [email protected]!