Filming Has Begun on the Upcoming New Mortal Kombat Movie
The James Wan-produced project has officially started shooting in South Australia.
By Jay Gervais
It has begun! Greg Russo, the writer for the latest film adaptation of Mortal Kombat, shared the news regarding the official first day of filming over on his Twitter account. In addition, some of the cast joined in on the fun to celebrate the occasion. Have a look below for all these updates.[blockquote-0][scripttag-0][blockquote-1][scripttag-0][blockquote-2][scripttag-0]
The cast on the new film includes Lewis Tan (Wu Assassins, Deadpool 2) as a yet-to-be revealed lead character (possibly Kung Lao), Jessica McNamee (The Meg) as Sonya Blade, Josh Lawson (House of Lies) as Kano, Chin Han (The Dark Knight, Marco Polo) as Shang Tsung, Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine, Ringu) as Scorpion, Ludi Lin (Black Mirror, 2017’s Power Rangers) as Liu Kang, Tadanobu Asano (Ichi the Killer, Zatoichi) as Raiden, Mehcad Brooks (Supergirl, True Blood) as Jax, Sisi Stringer as Mileena, and Joe Taslim (Star Trek Beyond, Fast & Furious 6) as Sub-Zero.
Simon McQuoid is directing a screenplay written by Greg Russo (Highwaymen) and leading the creative effort alongside James Wan (Saw). Joining them as executive producers are Larry Kasanoff (Mortal Kombat, True Lies), E. Bennett Walsh (Men in Black: International, The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Michael Clear (The Nun, Lights Out), and Sean Robins (Playing with Fire, Tag). Also producing is Todd Garner.
Production on the new Mortal Kombat film is now underway in South Australia with an expected release date of March 5th, 2021. We’ll be sure to keep you posted on the new movie as we learn more about it right here on Dead Entertainment.
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