Tadanobu Asano, known for his role in Ogun in the Marvel movie comic book trilogy about Torah, as well as in the films Silence by Martin Scorsese and Zatoichi by Takeshi Kitano, will play the god of thunder Raiden in the upcoming film .
The role of Major Jackson “Jacks” Briggs in the film adaptation of Mortal Kombat went to Mehkad Brooks (“Desperate Housewives”, “Supergirl”), and the ninja Milina – the beginning Australian actress Sisi Stringer.
The first in the cast of the film was professional judoist Joe Taslim (“Raid”, “Star Trek: Infinity”), which will be played by Sub-Zero. The screenplay of the film adaptation of Mortal Kombat is written by Greg Russo, who also works on film adaptations of the games Resident Evil, Space Invaders and Saints Row .
According to THR, New Line seeks to recruit actors of different nationalities in the upcoming film to emphasize the global nature of the Mortal Kombat franchise.
Mortal Kombat will be filmed by Australian director-debutant Simon McQuade, and producer will be James Van (The Spell, Aquaman). The picture is scheduled for release on March 5, 2021.