‘Mortal Kombat’: Joe Taslim Cast As Sub-Zero In New Line Reboot

Brenda Watkins
July 10, 2019

Sub-Zero, whose fighting style involves attacks using ice, is one of the most well-known characters from the "Mortal Kombat" franchise, and is a frequent foe of fellow fighter Scorpion.

James Wan is producing the movie, along with Michael Clear, Todd Garner and Jeremy Stein. Now one of the burning questions that remain is who is going to be "getting over" to the set to play Sub-Zero's counterpart, Scorpion.

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that martial arts maestro Joe Taslim has been cast as Sub-Zero in the upcoming Mortal Kombat movie reboot.

Taslim broke out in the 2011 Indonesian actioner "The Raid".

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Although Taslim isn't exactly a familiar face to most moviegoers, it's not his first or even second rodeo. The film is set to shoot in South Australia later this year, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.

The video game has been turned into a movie in 1995 by Paul W.S. Anderson. He'll be directing from a screenplay by Greg Russo, another feature rookie who is attached to the forthcoming Resident Evil reboot as well as the in-development disaster thriller Category 6. Aside from spearheading a horror spinoff from the latter title, however, the director has also been trying to bring a new film adaptation of the Mortal Kombat video games to life since 2015. Watching him in live-action will be quite the treat. Fans of Joe Taslim have been following his work since he debuted with the cult film The Raid and went on to slay his role in The Night Comes For Us. He'll fit right into the Mortal Kombat Universe.

Now that the casting process has begun, and with production expected to get underway very soon, we can expect a veritable torrent of Mortal Kombat casting news to come our way in short order.

The Mortal Kombat movie releases March 5, 2021 in theaters.

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