Production begins on New Line Cinema’s ‘Mortal Kombat’

by Brittani Tuttle

Production is now underway on New Line Cinema’s “Mortal Kombat,” with Australian commercial filmmaker Simon McQuoid making his directorial debut.

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This action-adventure film is based on the famous video game franchise, which recently released its latest entry with Mortal Kombat 11.

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The ensemble cast for the film features talent spanning the worlds of film, television, and martial arts, including 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.

James Wan (“The Conjuring” films, “Aquaman”) and Todd Garner (“Into the Storm,” “Tag”) are producing, and the screenplay is written by Greg Russo.

Production will shoot throughout South Australia, highlighting its locations, facilities and talent in the biggest production in the state’s history.

“Mortal Kombat” is set to hit theaters on March 5, 2021.


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