New Line Cinema has announced that filming is officially underway on the new “Mortal Kombat” film in South Australia with Simon McQuoid set to direct from a script by Greg Russo.
Bringing the very popular and long-running video game series, the original games and earlier film adaptations followed a diverse range of fighters hailing from different realms become pitted against one another in an epic tournament.
A diverse international cast in the film includes Joe Taslim as Sub Zero; Ludi Lin as Liu Kang; Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade; Josh Lawson as Kano; Tadanobu Asano as Raiden; Mehcad Brooks as Jackson “Jax” Bridges; Chin Han as Shang Tsung; Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion; Max Huang as Kung Lao; Sisi Stringer as Mileena; and Lewis Tan.
James Wan and Todd Garner are producing. Larry Kasanoff, E. Bennett Walsh, Michael Clear and Jeremy Stein are serving as executive producers. Also onboard are director of photography Germain McMicking (“True Detective”), production designer Naaman Marshall (“Underwater”), editor Scott Gray (“Top of the Lake”), and costume designer Cappi Ireland (“The Rover”).
“Mortal Kombat” will be released in theaters worldwide on March 5th 2021.
Source: New Line Cinema