If you are in the know, you are probably aware that there is a reboot of the original Mortal Kombat movie in production. If you missed this news, well – there is a reboot of the original Mortal Kombat currently in production; with shooting taking place in South Australia. Weird, huh?
Preliminary casting calls for extras have been popping up on local Aussie talent agencies – but the first bit of ‘big’ talent for a big name Mortal Kombat character has finally dropped, as we welcome Joe Taslim in the role of the most chill ninja, Sub Zero.
The news is good, if only because many people were speculating the film was doomed to be a D-list local production, with no name actors and a shoestring budget. Joe Taslim is actually both an actor AND a martial artist (not to mention a handsome bugger) so the casting is off to a great start.
Apparently Warner Bros have been trying to reboot this bloodthirsty bastard for nearly a decade, and now that they have names like James Wan (Saw, Aquaman) producing, and the promising Simon Quaid directing it just might go somewhere. Somewhere good? I mean, I am hopeful – but let’s be real, it’s Mortal Kombat. It may just be a lovable goofy mess.
In the meantime, I have used my advanced photoshopping skills to show you how our boy Joe may appear in his role as Sub Zero, grandmaster of the Lin Kuei: