Indonesian Actor Joe Taslim Cast as Sub-Zero in James Wan’s ‘Mortal Kombat’

Joe Taslim

The much awaited James Wan live-action movie “Mortal Kombat” has finally found its Sub-Zero, “The Raid” actor Joe Taslim.

Taslim, an alum of Indonesia’s national Judo team, was tapped to play Sub-Zero, one of the original characters of the popular fighting game “Mortal Kombat” whose attacks and powers are all ice-based, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

A live-action adaptation of the 1992 game was occurred in 1995 under director Paul W. S. Anderson. Then, a follow up film was released in 1997 titled “Mortal Kombat: Annihilation.”

It is still unclear what plot the new “Mortal Kombat” movie will portray as details regarding the film are being kept under wraps.

“Mortal Kombat” is set to be directed by Simon McQuoid, with script penned by Greg Russo. Wan, via his Atomic Monster company is set to produce along with Todd Garner.

There has no official word on the release date, but production for “Mortal Kombat” is set to begin later this year in Australia.

Featured images via Instagram / joe_taslim

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