With New Line Cinema now charging full-steam ahead on a new Mortal Kombat movie, the film has found four more of its core cast.
Via The Hollywood Reporter, Power Rangers’ Ludi Lin (pictured) is to play badass martial artist Liu Kang, Supergirl’s Mehcad Brooks is to play tech-advanced Special Forces officer Jackson ‘Jax’ Briggs, newcomer Sisi Stringer is evil Kitana clone Mileena, and Thor’s Tadanobu Asano is the God of Thunder, Raiden.
The four join The Raid’s Joe Taslim in the movie, with Taslim having already signed on for the role of ice-manipulating Sub-Zero in the picture.
Having been in serious development since 2015, Halo’s Simon McQuoid is on directing duties for Mortal Kombat. The movie has already begun pre-production ahead of shooting in Australia later this year.
The Mortal Kombat video game franchise sprung to bloody and brutal life back in 1992, forever changing the landscape of fighting games. With elements of sci-fi, fantasy and horror, gamers were given an experience that was full of the sort of bloodshed and brutality never before seen.
Of course, not just a hugely successful video game series, Mortal Kombat fans have since been, err, treated to two Mortal Kombat movies and the genuinely impressive Mortal Kombat: Legacy webseries.
At this stage, Mortal Kombat is set for a March 5th, 2021 release.