Multiple Asian actors have been cast for the highly anticipated reboot of “Mortal Kombat.”
The upcoming film, based on the popular fighting game franchise of the same name, will be produced by “Aquaman” and “Furious 7” director James Wan. The film will be helmed by Simon McQuoid, who will make his directorial debut.
The 39-year-old actor will play the lead role opposite to Annabelle Wallis in Wan’s super-secret movie tentatively titled “Silvercup,” according to Variety.
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.
Following the successful release of a new game last month, the Mortal Kombat video game franchise is gearing up for a new film to be produced by James Wan.
The movie, which will be shot later this year, will be helmed by first-time filmmaker Simon McQuoid in Adelaide, Australia. Pre-production on the movie will begin this month, Entertainment Weekly reports.
“Aquaman” passed the $1 billion mark on Saturday, making director James Wan the second filmmaker, alongside James Cameron, to helm two $1 billion-plus grossers for two different studios.
Wan’s first billion-dollar hit was Universal’s “Furious 7” which grossed $1.5 billion in the global box office in 2015.
Director James Wan has criticized the Academy of Motion Arts for excluding his blockbuster hit film “Aquaman” on its award shortlist for the best visual effects.
Wan has called the snub a “f**king disgrace” in a response to a Facebook comment by Kelvin McIlwain, the visual effects supervisor on the DC superhero movie.
James Wan is nothing less than a trailblazer. His works, though often accessible big-budget films like “Insidious” and “Furious 7,” all stand out as decidedly new ventures. Take “Saw,” a series he started in 2003 that has since expanded into one of the most successful horror franchises of all time, eclipsing over $1 billion in box office earnings. At its inception, “Saw” was just an indie short film that grew into more thanks to Wan’s tenacity.
“At the end of the day,” he tells me, “I do know I inspired filmmakers in the horror genre to get out there and take the bull by the horns, so to speak.”
Warner Bros.’ “Aquaman” swam to a record $93.6 million opening in China over the weekend.
The release surpassed “Ready Player One” by 66% to become the largest debut of the studio in the country.
Prolific horror icon James Wan will be producing the Hollywood remake of the South Korean zombie film “Train to Busan.”
The talented Malaysian Australian filmmaker, who helmed “Saw,” “The Conjuring” series, the “Insidious” series, “Furious 7,” and the upcoming “Aquaman” film, will be working with “IT” writer Gary Dauberman for the English language version of the hit movie.
Randall Park has joined the cast of DC Comics’ “Aquaman,” according to Director James Wan, who made the announced on Twitter today.