Joe Taslim joins James Wan's Mortal Kombat reboot

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The first Mortal Kombat movie came out in 1995 and made over $200 million in today's dollars; the sequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, didn't do as well and only brought in around $85 million in today's dollars. It's a cracking fighting game, and definitely sees the franchise at its strongest in years.

Mortal Kombat is still a massive video game franchise and the latest game had the most successful launch in franchise history back in April. The Mortal Kombat movie really is moving ahead, and it's already found its Sub-Zero. 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.

A world champion in Judo, a versatile actor Joe Taslim will handle the most anticipated role in Mortal Kombat movie.

The leak also described Sonya as "the lovely, brainy blonde writer who chases the prophecy of Mortal Kombat", and Raiden as "the immortal thunder God and protector of the Earth realm, who leads and trains the Earth team in the Underworld", but who is aged just 14.

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Action star Joe Taslim has once again landed a role in a Hollywood movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the script will be written by Greg Russo, but the plot is unknown so far.

Producing alongside Wan is Todd Garner, while Larry Kasanoff, E. Bennett Walsh, Michael Clear, and Sean Robins are executive producing.

Aquaman co-writer James Wan (Annabelle Comes Home, The Conjuring 3) will produce, while Australian commercial director Simon McQuoid makes his feature-length directorial debut. Taslim most recently starred in Cinemax's Warrior.

Classic video game "Mortal Kombat" is set to hit the big screen once again, and has recruited a beloved martial arts star as one of its leads. Taslim, from The Raid: Redemption and Fast & Furious 6, is also a martial-arts expert.

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