Mortal Kombat‘s film reboot is expanding its cast as soon as once more. According to The Hollywood Reporter, two a lot more classic characters have joined the fray. Australian actor Josh Lawson has officially signed on to play Kano. Meanwhile, The Meg’s Jessica McNamee is in final talks to assume the part of Sonya Blade. Lewis Tan, who lately starred in Netflix’s Wu Assassins, may perhaps quickly join the cast, as properly. Reportedly, he’s in negotiations to star in an unspecified part.
This news comes on the heels of 4 other actors recently getting added to the cast. Supergirl alum Mechad Brooks will star as Jax. Energy Rangers actor Ludi Lin has been tapped to play Liu Kang. Newcomer Sisi Stringer is signed to take on the part of Mileena, and Thor: Ragnarok’s Tadanobu Asano, if cast, will join the project as Raiden. The cast as it at present stands, then, suggests Lewis Tan’s undisclosed part may perhaps be pretty clear, in particular given that The Raid’s Joe Taslim is currently in line to star as Sub-Zero. May possibly Tan play opposite Taslim as Scorpion? Hopefully, this facts will surface in the close to future.
Industrial director Simon McQuoid will direct the film for New Line Cinema, with master of horror James Wan set to make. Making duties are also going to Larry Kasanoff, who had a hand in the improvement of 1995’s Mortal Kombat adaptation. Joining Wan and Kasanoff as producer is EP on Guys in Black: International, E. Bennett Walsh.
Mortal Kombat’s film reboot is at present on schedule to start production sometime later this year in South Australia. Such a significant motion image shooting in the area will be a tremendous boon for the nearby economy, thanks to the myriad job possibilities it will offer nearby talent and film crews.
The film opens in theaters on March five, 2021.
[Source: The Hollywood Reporter]