Principal photography is set to begin later in the year in South Australia. The latest iteration of the game, Mortal Kombat 11, hit stores in April in the brand's biggest launch to date. Before that, rumors surfaced back in March that Joel Edgerton was the top choice to play Kano in the film.
Simon McQuoid also recently signed up to direct the film which is based on the iconic arcade and console fighting franchise of the same name - which this year saw its eleventh instalment released.
So far no other casting announcements have been made and the plot of the upcoming Mortal Kombat film is a little up in the air, but at least we know that Sub-Zero will indeed be in it.
Sub-Zero - who can control ice for attack and defence - is one of the franchise's most popular fighters and within the games' storyline is the nemesis of fellow ninja Scorpion. Be sure to share your thoughts with us below! It did make Hollywood casting directors take notice, however, and led to appearances by Taslim in such mainstream blockbuster fare as Fast & Furious 6 and Star Trek Beyond. Since we first started hearing about the new Mortal Kombat movie, this is the first actor who has been officially casted. It goes without saying that if the Mortal Kombat movie does not contain the absurd violence and blood that the game showcases then many fans will be disappointed. While it's quite easy to roll one's eyes at the concept of another bad video game flick, Mortal Kombat - more than most - has the source material, characters and violent martial arts action to deliver something better than its peers. James Wan is producing under his Atomic Monster banner, with Todd Garner also producing, while Larry Kasanoff, E. Bennett Walsh, Michael Clear and Sean Robins serve as executive producers.