Mortal Kombat Movie Casts Kano, Sonya, And More

Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, and Lewis Tan have joined the new Mortal Kombat movie.

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Believe it or not, there is a new Mortal Kombat movie in pre-production, and three lead roles for the film have been cast. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Josh Lawson (House of Lies) will play Kano, Jessica McNamee (The Meg) has landed the role of Sonya Blade, and Deadpool's 2 Lewis Tan has been cast as well for a yet to be revealed role.

Tan played Shatterstar in Deadpool 2 and Zhou Cheng in Iron Fist. He also has history with Mortal Kombat specifically, as he portrayed Kung Jin in the Mortal Kombat X: Generations series.

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Greg Russo, who is also writing the script for the new Resident Evil reboot movie, is writing the screenplay for the new Mortal Kombat film.

This latest round of casting news follows the announcements from earlier this month of the casting for Liu Kang, Mileena, and Jax. And while it is not confirmed yet, it's also reported that Thor: Ragnarok actor Tadanobu Asano is in talks to play Raiden, according to Deadline.

The new Mortal Kombat movie will be directed by Australian commercials director Simon McQuoid, who is making his directorial debut with the project. Aquaman director James Wan is producing. The movie will shoot in South Australia, and is set to be one of the country's biggest productions ever there.

The first Mortal Kombat movie, released in 1995, was directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, who would go on to make the Resident Evil series. The movie made more than $120 million worldwide, but its 1997 sequel, Annihilation, was a disappointment by comparison with only $51 million.

An internet video series called Mortal Kombat Legacy ran from 2011-2013.

The newest Mortal Kombat game, Mortal Kombat 11, is the best-selling video game of 2019 so far.

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