'Mortal Kombat' Movie Adds New Fighters to the Ring
Five new fighters are entering the game in the upcoming "Mortal Kombat" movie.
They join the already-cast Joe Taslim, who is playing Sub-Zero.
The video game, first published in 1992, features a roster of character fighters from different countries with different strengths and weaknesses. They enter an international martial arts tournament, where they attempt to finish each other with moves called Fatalities.
"Mortal Kombat" became a best-selling game and remains one of the most popular fighting games in the genre's history. It was adapted into two feature films, "Mortal Kombat" (1995), and "Mortal Kombat: Annihilation" (1997).
Brooks will play Jackson "Jax" Briggs, a Special Forces brute with metal bionic arms. Asano is in talks to be Raiden, the Japanese god of thunder. Li will portray Liu Kang, an original character who is a Shaolin monk. And Stringer is Mileena, an assassin who wields the sai.
The project comes from producers James Wan and Todd Garner and first-time feature director Simon McQuoid.