Indonesian cinema is back in the spotlight of film lovers around the world, especially movie lovers with the action genre. This time one of the Indonesian professional actors who also played in Hollywood films Fast and the Furious 6 were once again trusted as one of the popular Mortal Kombat game figures. He is Joe Taslim who will play the original fighter from Mortal Kombat, Sub-Zero. The elected news of Joe Taslim in the reproduction version of the film Mortal Kombat has received a positive response from fellow actors, filmmakers and Indonesian politicians. They expressed their pride and support, as well as congratulating the 38-year-old actor.
Sub-Zero is one of the original characters of the Mortal Kombat game that was introduced in 1992. He is known for his strength with ice attacks and has the enemy Scorpion. The famous actor through the film The Raid is scheduled to film in Australia later this year. Through Instagram Story, Joe Taslim also thanked a number of his colleagues who congratulated him on choosing to star in the film Mortal Kombat.
The film adaptation of the video game was produced by James Wan from Atomic Monster and debuted for director Simon McQuoid. While the film scenario will be written by Greg Russo. However, the plot of the film Mortal Kombat has so far been unknown. First released in 1992, Mortal Kombat successfully sold more than 49 million copies. Joe Taslim’s acting needs no doubt. He previously also starred in the films Fast & Furious 6, Star Trek Beyond, and The Night Comes for Us on Netflix.
The film has begun the pre-production process in Adelaide, Australia since last May. This seems to be in line with some uploads of Joe on Instagram that list locations in Australia. The first upload on Monday (8/7) showed Joe sitting on a plane taken in Sydney, while the latest photo showed Adelaide’s location.
The Mortal Kombat production activity was warmly welcomed by the Prime Minister of South Australia, Steven Marshall. Moments ago, he announced that there would be the biggest filmmaking in the history of the country.
The Mortal Kombat game was previously made into a film in 1995 under the same title, followed by a sequel to Mortal Kombat: Annihilation in 1997. Although it was criticized, based on data from Box Office Mojo, each of the films received revenues of US $ 122 million and US $ 51 million.