The new film adaptation of the popular fighting game series Mortal Kombat will be adding even more characters to its roster. Following the castings of Joe Taslim (The Raid) as cryomancer ninja Sub-Zero, Ludi Lin (Black Mirror) as the Shaolin warrior Liu Kang, Mehcad Brooks (Supergirl) as the steel-armed Jax, Tadanobu Asano (Thor: Ragnarok) as the thunder god Raiden, and Sisi Stringer as the deadly Mileena, comes some new players.
According to new reports, Chin Han (The Dark Knight), Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine, Avengers: Endgame), Jessica McNamee (The Meg), Josh Lawson (Superstore), and Lewis Tan (Deadpool 2) will all be playing fighters who join the deadly tournament. More on who they will play below.
The first casting for the latest Mortal Kombat movie has been revealed. It’s being reported that Joe Taslim has landed a role in the movie, with the actor set to play Sub-Zero.
Taslim broke out with a role in the 2011 Indonesian cult action hit The Raid: Redemption. Since then, he’s had roles in Fast & Furious 6, Star Trek Beyond, The Night Comes for Us, and the Cinemax series Warrior.
Another day another story about a remake. News of these remakes are not entirely unexpected as the well of original stories has practically run dry. Most would agree that today’s remakes are poor if not nauseating reflections of the original.
So just imagine how An American Werewolf in London fans are feeling when they heard that Max Landis will write and direct the remake. More on the story below.
Briefly: When a film grosses $183 million at the box office on a $26 million budget, you would think that a studio might want to follow it up with a sequel. But that hasn’t happened for Paul Blart: Mall Cop for a few years. Until now. That’s right we are getting Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. Kevin James will return to reprise his role as the titular bumbling mall security guard, as well as pen the script. Steve Carr, the director of the first one, will not be back, but it didn’t take too long for a director to be named after the sequel was announced.
THR reports that Parental Guidance director Andy Fickman will helm the film with Todd Garner acting as producer. James will also produce.