Production is underway on New Line Cinema’s ‘Mortal Kombat’ with award-winning Australian commercial filmmaker Simon McQuoid at the helm, marking his feature directorial debut. The explosive action adventure is based on the blockbuster video game franchise, which recently released the most successful video game launch in its history, Mortal Kombat 11.
The diverse international cast reflects the global nature of the brand, with talent spanning the worlds of film, television, and martial arts. The ensemble includes Joe Taslim as Sub Zero; Ludi Lin as Liu Kang; Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade; Josh Lawson as Kano; Tadanobu Asano as Raiden; Mehcad Brooks as Jackson “Jax” Bridges; Chin Han as Shang Tsung; Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion; Max Huang as Kung Lao; Sisi Stringer as Mileena; and Lewis Tan.
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Production will shoot throughout South Australia, showcasing its locations, facilities and talent in the biggest production in the state’s history. A New Line Cinema presentation, ‘Mortal Kombat’ is set for release on March 5, 2021. It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.