“Mortal Kombat” topped the domestic box office in the U.S., generating $23.3 million during its opening weekend, while “Demon Slayer” landed in second place.
Based on the iconic video game of the same name, the martial arts fantasy film from Warner Bros. premiered in 3,073 local theaters on April 23, according to film data tracker The Numbers.
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.
“Power Rangers” star Ludi Lin is reportedly in talks to star as Liu Kang in the live-action adaptation of “Mortal Kombat,” and it appears Marvel’s “Shang-Chi” actor Simu Liu is completely on board with this idea.
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.