By: John M Jerva Just recently, Warner Bros. announced that the release of the long awaited Mortal Kombat reboot was being moved up from March to January of 2021 and […]
By: John M Jerva
Just recently, Warner Bros. announced that the release of the long awaited Mortal Kombat reboot was being moved up from March to January of 2021 and now we have official confirmation from actor Lewis Tan via Instagram that principle photography has wrapped on the film. Check out his post below!
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Picture wrap on Mortal Kombat! This will take awhile to process before I can put the feelings into words accurately, for now I’m depleted, physically and emotionally, I’m delighted and exhilarated, that is how it should feel at the end, give everything for the art. Risk it all. We made something truly special here. I’m proud. The filmmakers and crew were top of their class and beyond professional. Australia delivered unique and breathtaking landscapes. The cast have created a family and bond that will last forever. Thank you @simonmcquoid for your trust and guidance, you are the embodiment of a leader. Lastly, my inspiration. My niece was born with rare a lung disease when she was 3, doctors said she wouldn’t make it, she fought through unthinkable circumstances and impossible odds just to survive. A true warrior. Shes 15 now. This year when I turned down 3 films and 2 TV shows to spend months reading for a huge film that eventually wasn’t for me, she was there texting me support daily, now she sittin in my chair watching me perform as I lead my first studio picture. Never. Ever. Give. Up. #MortalKombatMovie #MortalKombat
Now we still don’t know what character Tan will be playing in the newest entry of the popular video game but it must be very noteworthy if they are keeping it hush hush and Tan has been the most vocal during the film’s production in Australia. Tan did speak up via Twitter about being in the iconic franchise:
“Many years of sacrifice and countless “almosts” have led me here. The path was brutal, relentless and glorious all at the same time, each inch earned in sweat and blood, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I have been training for this my entire life, which is why I will not let you down. Excited to bring this to life with this special studio and this legendary story, it is truly a childhood dream manifested. Dedicated to my father and mother, those that never doubted me, and those that did. To all the fans, this is for you. Round one…”
The movie which reinvents the popular fighting video game was set to hit theaters on March 5th, 2021 but now it will be unleashed earlier on January 15th where it will now go head to head with 355which is a female driver action thriller from Universal Studios.
Aquaman Director James Wan serves as producer on the film with Simon McQuoid making his feature film directing debut. The cast of the new version includes THE RAID star Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero, Chinese-Canadian actor Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Mehcad Brooks as Jackson ‘Jax’ Briggs, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Sisi Stringer as Mileena, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, and Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion. Other cast members include Jessica McNamee (THE MEG) as Sonya Blade, Josh Lawson as Kano. Lewis Tan of Wu Assassins is also set to star in a mystery role that has peeked everyone’s interest.
Plot details are a secret right now but there is word that the film will center on “a male protagonist who becomes drawn into the interdimensional tournament, and begins to realize his true potential as a result.”
Word also has it that this version will differ from the PG-13 films from the 90’s and will feature the iconic and bloody fatalities from the video game which sounds awesome to say the least.
Keep it locked and loaded right here for more to follow and prepare for Mortal Kombat! It has begun!