Last year when the Mortal Kombat movie reboot was first revealed, a lot of fans worried that it would be a watered-down version of a beloved fighting franchise. Now that we have some casting under our belt, including the reveal with Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero, it looks like another confirmed member of the crew has also been confirmed.
The latest confirmation comes from Greg Russo himself, and his reveal is that of the vampire Nitara, a relatively small character first introduced into the franchise back in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. It has been confirmed that the character will be in the upcoming Mortal Kombat movie reboot and she will be played by actress Elissa Cadwell.
Other casting choices include:
- Chin Han - Shang Tsung
- Hiroyuki Sanada - Scorpion
- Tadanobu Asano - Raiden
- Sisi Stringer - Mileena
- Jessica Mcnamee - Sonya Blade
- Max Huang - Kung Lao
- Mehcad Brooks - Jax Briggs
- Ludi Lin - Liu Kang
- Joe Taslim - Sub-Zero
- Lewis Tan - Unknown
We don't have a release date yet for the film, though we do know that the script is done and production is to begin soon. 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."