Mortal Kombat: The Reboot

I recently re-watched the two Live Action Mortal Kombat adaptations from the 90's and it got me thinking. If and WHEN Hollywood decides to remake this film franchise, and you know they will, who should the new cast and crew be? Well Here are my picks:

PS And just to clarify why there are about +30 people on here, its because im sure whatever WB is planning for the reboot, its going to be a series or TRILOGY of films. That way they can make more $$$ and milk the franchise dry.
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Andy On
Actor, San taam
Andy On was born on May 11, 1977, in Providence, Rhode Island. A non-martial artist, Andy had always loved Jackie Chan movies and emulated his moves from flips and kicks at his home. In early 2000, while working as a bartender in Rhode Island, someone suggested he should become an actor. Andy, who didn't like the bartending job anyway...
“ Quan Chi.

Cmon, The man practically played the character already in "True Legend." Bring him onboard, and dose him in all that make-up once again for the MK reboot. ” - Eric-Scissorhands
Ken Watanabe
Actor, Inception
Ken Watanabe was born on October 21, 1959 in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. In 1978, he moved to Tokyo to pursue his career as an actor. He drew the attention of the critics when Yukio Ninagawa, a famous Japanese director, chose him for the lead role in one of his plays even though Ken was still an acting student...
“ Shang Tsung.

This guy is awesome, and has proven to be an acting talent, his role in Batman Begins reminded me of Shang Tsung, so naturally hes my choice for the character in the reboot. ” - Eric-Scissorhands
Nathan Jones
Nathan Jones rose upon the world strongman scene in 1995 and showed promise to become perhaps the top competitor in the world. At 6' 11" and 360 lbs., the giant Australian known as Megaman was an imposing sight and used his great size and strength to place high in the World Musclepower Championships...
“ Shao Kahn.

Hes got the height, well maybe not quite at 7 feet, but At 6' 11" and 360 lbs, he has the built and is a giant of a man to fill in the boots of the almighty ruler of Outworld. ” - Eric-Scissorhands
Yun-Fat Chow
Chow Yun Fat is a charismatic, athletically built and energetic Asian-born film star who first came to the attention of western audiences via his roles in the high-octane/blazing guns action films of maverick HK director John Woo. Chow was born in 1955 on the quiet island of Lamma, part of the then-British colony of Hong Kong...
“ Raiden.

Raiden has always been Asian to me, casting a white man in the role (with that hat, you know the one, from the game ahahaha) was just plain wrong IMO. Chow Yun Fat is my pick, he not only brings name recognition and talent, but at his age can bring that "mythic wisdom" Raiden should have. ” - Eric-Scissorhands
Takeshi Kaneshiro
The 1/2 Taiwanese and 1/2 Japanese Takeshi Kaneshiro may have started out as a puerile teen idol in the Chinese entertainment scene, but he's since become a proper film star in his own right. Whether by his own design or not, the boyishness that marked his first steps into showbiz has evolved into a cool...
“ Liu Kang.

I believe Robin Shou was Perfect in the first film, but since this is a reboot it wouldnt make sense to bring him or any actors from the previous films back. For this Version my pick would be Takeshi Kaneshiro, Not only does he look the part, he also has the star power & charisma to carry a film of this magnitude. He is already a superstar in Asia, and has made his debut in America in the highly acclaimed House of Flying Daggers.

Oh and recent comments have brought up that he may be too "pretty boy" looking for the role, well my respond to that is for you to pick up The Bourne Trilogy starring Matt Damon and/or The Man From Nowhere starring Bin Won, both of those films had "pretty boy" leads and in the end-result delivered the good in spades.

Who the hell says you cant look pretty and also Kick some ass anyway? ;-D ” - Eric-Scissorhands
Celina Jade
Actress, Arrow
Celina Jade is a quadruple threat: an actress, singer/songwriter, model and martial artist. Born in Hong Kong to American Kung Fu star, Roy Horan (who shared the big screen with the legendary Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan), action fighting has been in Celina's blood from an early age and her passion shows in her lead role in Legendary Assassin...
“ Kitana.

Originally i wanted Julia as Kitana, but After rewatching Legendary Assassin, ive reconsidered and think Celina would be a better fit, because unlike Ms. Voth, Celina actually has Martial Arts background aswell as being extremely beautiful. ” - Eric-Scissorhands
Jensen Ackles
Jensen Ross Ackles, better known as simply Jensen Ackles, was born on March 1, 1978, in Dallas, Texas, to Donna Joan (Shaffer) and actor Alan Ackles. He has English, German, and Scottish ancestry. Jensen grew up in Richardson, Texas, together with his older brother, Joshua, and a younger sister...
“ Johnny Cage.

Hes supposed to be the comic relief of the film. Anyone who watches Supernatural knows this man has GREAT comic Timing, and when the situation calls, he can do drama too.

I mean seriously, just picture Jensen in the shades, expensive suits, spiting out wise cracks and bad pick up lines to Katheryn Winnick as Sonya. It would be PERFECT. ” - Eric-Scissorhands
Katheryn Winnick
Actress, Vikings
Canadian actress Katheryn Winnick stars in the critically acclaimed, Emmy award-winning television series Vikings. produced by MGM and The History Channel. Entertainment Weekly declared that her role as "Lagertha" may be the most exciting feminist character on TV." Her portrayal of the fierce...
“ Sonya Blade.

Shes beautiful AND has the martial arts background. Shes perfect for Sonya. And i have no doubt in my mind that she could easily fill in the bra- *ahem of Sonya Blade. ” - Eric-Scissorhands
Michael Jai White
Michael Jai White is an American actor and martial artist who has appeared in numerous films and television series. He is the first African American to portray a major comic book superhero in a major motion picture, having starred as Al Simmons, the protagonist in the 1997 film Spawn. White portrayed Jax Briggs in Mortal Kombat: Legacy...
“ Jax.

Check out his roles in Blood & Bone & Undisputed II. Not to mention He already played the role in "Mortal Kombat Rebirth" and looked perfect for it. ” - Eric-Scissorhands
Donnie Yen
Actor, Yip Man
Martial artist and Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen was born to newspaper editor Klyster Yen and martial arts master Bow Sim Mark. At the age of four Yen started taking up martial arts from his mother, who taught him wushu and tai chi until the age of eleven when his family emigrated to Boston, MA. From there he continued mastering wushi and tai chi...
“ Kung Lao.

Donnie Yen is a martial Arts Legend, he is the ONLY choice for the role. He not only should star in the film, but also help choreograph the fights. ” - Eric-Scissorhands
Adam Beach
Adam Beach was born in Ashern, Manitoba, the son of Sally and Dennis Beach, and was raised on the Dog Creek First Nations Reserve, with his two brothers. A troubled childhood saw his mother killed by a drunk driver, and his alcoholic father drowned only weeks afterward. The three brothers went to live with their grandmother and then with their uncle and aunt in Winnipeg...
“ Nightwolf.

Obviously he fits the "Ethnic Profile." Plus He's a great actor too. ” - Eric-Scissorhands
John Cena
Actor, WWE Raw
John Felix Anthony Cena, better known as WWE superstar John Cena, was born on April 23, 1977 in West Newbury, Massachusetts, to Carol (Lupien) and John Cena. He is of Italian (father) and French-Canadian and English (mother) descent, and is the grandson of baseball player Tony Lupien. When he was in college...
“ Kurtis Stryker.

Now while i dont watch wrestling, and have never seen a single movie of his, while playing the latest MK game for the ps3 i couldn't help but notice how much they redesigned the character to look like this fellow. ahaha. ” - Eric-Scissorhands
“ Shujinko.

See him in Kill Bill Vol. 2 as Pai Mei, the white hair and beard only enhances this mans bad ass-ness... The man is a legend having starred in many Shaw Bros kung fu classics, and if your a fan of kung fu flicks, you should know this. ” - Eric-Scissorhands
Jason Statham
Jason Statham was born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, to Eileen (Yates), a dancer, and Barry Statham, a street merchant and lounge singer. Statham has done quite a lot in a short time. He has been a Diver on the British National Diving Team and finished 12th in the World Championships in 1992. He has also been a fashion model...
“ Kano.

Although Jason Statham is English and the character is supposed to be Australian you cant deny the man not only resembles the character, but he has the martial arts knowledge and the bad ass attitude to pull it off with flying colors. ” - Eric-Scissorhands
Julia Voth
Actress, Bitch Slap
Julia Voth (born May 16, 1985) is a Canadian-born American actress and model. She starred alongside America Olivo and Erin Cummings' in the action film Bitch Slap, playing down-on-her-luck stripper named Trixie. The film went to The Cannes International Film Festival and The Toronto International Film Festival...
“ Mileena.

My orginal choice for Kitana, i still like her so it would only make sense i keep her in the cast as Kitanas Evil "Sister."

Plus imagine her fine ass in the Game costume. Dayyyuuumm! Hott (Minus the piranha dental work ofcourse.) ” - Eric-Scissorhands
Byung-hun Lee
Byung-hun Lee was born in 1970 in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in a wealthy family, thanks to his father, who was a successful businessman. He never dreamed of pursuing acting until a friend of his mother's suggested it. He auditioned for the KBS television network in 1991 and was accepted. His first project was a short lived TV series called "Asphalt My Hometown"...
“ Sub-Zero.

Hes a great actor, check him out in I Saw the Devil, A Bittersweet Life, The Good, The Bad, & The Weird, & in GI Joe where he plays a Ninja. ” - Eric-Scissorhands
Scott Adkins
Scott Edward Adkins was born on June 17, 1976 in Sutton Coldfield, England, into a family that for generations were butchers. Along with his elder brother Craig, he was raised by their parents, John and Janet (Sanders) Adkins, in a loving middle-class family. Scott attended Bishop Vesey's Grammar School in Sutton Coldfield...
“ Scorpion.

Granted Scorpion is a Ninja, and Ninjas tend to be Japanese Assassins from Japan. Obviously Scott doesnt fit the "ethnic profile", however i personally would prove him an exception. With his phenomenal martial arts skills it shouldn't be much of a problem to believe him as a highly trained ninja from hell thirsty for vengeance, just alter his origins a bit, hes still from Japan, and still a Ninja, just a white Ninja who moved there for some reason. lulz.

He reminds me of a young Jean Claude Van Damme. The Man is a GREAT fighter and Scorpions fight scene should stand out. Plus it doesnt hurt that (like Byung-hun Lee in Gi Joe) Mr. Adkins has already had experience playing a ninja in the straight to dvd Martial arts flick appropriately entitled... "Ninja." which came out in 2009. (NOT to be confused with "Ninja Assassin" which starred Korean Pop star Rain that also came out in 2009.)

PS - Check him out as Boyka in Undisputed 2 & 3. The man can kick some serious ass. ” - Eric-Scissorhands
Hiroyuki Sanada
Hiroyuki Sanada was born on the 12th of October, 1960 in Tokyo. He made his film debut when he was 5 in Game of Chance (Shin'ichi Chiba played the lead role.) Sanada's father died when he was 11. Sanada joined Japan Action Club, organized and run by Sonny Chiba, when he was 12. Sanada first became famous as an action star for his role in The Shogun's Samurai...
“ Ermac.

He was a student to one Sonny *beep* Chiba. That makes him a bad ass by default. Anyone trained by the Streetfighter has got be a bad ass mother fooker. ” - Eric-Scissorhands
“ Smoke.

Check him out in "Goemon." He played a Ninja in that and was fantastic. Plus being Japanese doesnt hurt. ” - Eric-Scissorhands
Ray Park
Actor, X-Men
Raymond Park was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He moved with his parents, younger brother and sister to London, England. He was raised in London from the age of seven. His father introduced him into Martial Arts from a young age. Ray always wanted to be in the movies, or be like the heroes in movies but he was most inspired by martial arts...
“ Reptile.

Another great fighter. Would make a fine addition to this dream cast.

The main reason i chose him would be for his performance as Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace And more so for his performance as Toad in X-Men... I thought he was very reptilian in those. ” - Eric-Scissorhands
Rain was born in Seoul, South Korea, on June 25, 1982 with the birth name Jung Jihoon. He was extremely shy in elementary school, stating in interviews that he barely spoke a word. He caught the desire to become a dancer when, at a school talent show in sixth grade, no one from his school stepped forward to dance so he gave it a try...
“ Rain.

^ he was born to play the role, thats why they share the same name. bahaha.

No. its because he was pretty bad-ass in Ninja Assassin. Thats why. ” - Eric-Scissorhands
“ Sindel.

Check her out in the Forbidden Kingdom. ;-D The white hair only makes her that much more attractive.

Granted shes maybe a little young, and the fact that she doesnt look her age (she still looks like a woman in her 20s IMO), could pose a problem, but thats what make up is for right? ” - Eric-Scissorhands
“ Goro.

For obvious reasons hes perfect. Just throw on some make up and CGI and we have our new Goro. ” - Eric-Scissorhands
Actress, WWE Raw
Chyna has been called "The First Lady of Sports Entertainment". Her accomplishments have gone far beyond the wrestling ring and far beyond anyone's expectations. Before exchanging body slams, modeling for top magazines and guest-starring on hundreds of shows, Chyna was a shy girl who was born in Rochester...
“ Sheeva.

Aside from not having 2 sets of arms, this onetime pro wrestler is equally as muscular and intimidating. ” - Eric-Scissorhands
Billy Blanks
Muscular African American sports star, actor, media identity and inventor of the phenomenally popular "Tae Bo" fitness system, derived from his extensive martial arts training. Blanks was born in Eerie, Pennsylvania in 1955 amongst humble backgrounds and grew up as one of 15 children, battling dyslexia and tendon problems...
“ Cyrax.

Dont really need to explain this choice, the man can fight. To have real life martial arts background is always a plus. ” - Eric-Scissorhands
“ Sektor.

See him in action in Fearless. ” - Eric-Scissorhands
Tony Jaa
Actor, On-Bak 2
Japanom Yeerum was born on February 5, 1976, in the northeastern province of Surin, Thailand. His parents were elephant herders. Jaa watched martial arts films as a young kid and began to emulate some of his idols, from Bruce Lee to Jackie Chan to Jet Li. Jaa studied martial arts...
“ Baraka.

I like the new revised look and history of Baraka in Mortal Kombat Rebirth, id like to see that carry on to the reboot, with Tony Jaa. So far he has only played heros and underdogs, playing a villain for a change would be a welcomed change of pace. Remember Jet Li in Lethal Weapon 4? Prior to that he was known as the Chinese hero Wong Fei Hung in the Once Upon a Time in China series, he crossed over to the West as the main baddie in a Lethal Weapon flick, why shouldn't Jaa do the same? ” - Eric-Scissorhands
Jet Li
Actor, Ying xiong
Jet Li born Li Lian Jie in Beijing, China. He started training at the Beijing wushu academy (wushu is China's national sport, largely a performance version of various martial art styles) at age eight. He won five gold medals in the Chinese championships, his first when he was only 11. In his teens, he was already a national coach...
“ Noob Saibot.

Do i really need a reason? He's JET LI. ” - Eric-Scissorhands
Kelly Hu
Actress, X2
On February 13th, 1968, a girl of Chinese, English, and Hawaiian ancestry was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her father, Herbert, was a salesman and her mother, Juanita, worked many odd jobs to help support the family. She has one older brother, Glenn. She is a former Miss Teen USA, and modeled in Japan and Italy for several months before deciding to relocate to L.A...
“ Li Mei.

Ive always pictured her for the role. ” - Eric-Scissorhands
Jon Foo
Actor, Tekken
Jon Foo is an artist working in Los Angeles. He was born in London where he studied art and design at Harrow collage, focusing on product design, sculpture and fine art. Jon had many part time jobs and eventually began a career as an acrobat after being talent scouted at a local open training gym. Jon...
“ Kenshi.

In his bio Kenshi was described as being Eurasian. Foo is Eurasian (his father is of Asian descent, His Mother of Caucasian descent.), has the skills, and the experience (He was the lead Jin, in another Video Game adaptation, Tekken as well as staring in the fan short Street Fighter Legacy as Ryu.)

My first choice was Keanu Reeves, because of his role in the Matrix Films, then i saw Tekken and re-watched the Protector (With Tony Jaa) and realized Foo is a better fit. Another plus is that he is apart of Jackie Chan's Stunt Team, and you know those MoFo's are some of the hardest, craziest, talented, and downright toughest people in the business. ” - Eric-Scissorhands
Gemma Arterton
Gemma Christina Arterton was born in Gravesend, Kent, England, where she was raised. She is the daughter of Sally-Anne (Heap), a cleaner, and Barry J. Arterton, a welder. Her mother's cousin is singer-songwriter Eric Goulden. Her parents divorced when she was age five, and Gemma subsequently lived with her younger sister and her mother...
“ Jade.

She entered my radar Thanks to her performance in another video game adapted film called Prince of Persia. ” - Eric-Scissorhands
JeeJa Yanin
Actress, Chocolate
Yanin "Jeeja" pronounced "ChiCha" Vismitananda was born in Bangkok, Thailand. Her mother is Prasita Vismitananda and her father, Pawadol Borirak, was a businessman who died when his daughter was 17, she has an older brother, Nantapong "Jeed" Vismitananda. She is mainly of Thai descent with some English and Burmese ancestry...
“ Ashrah.

See her in Chocolate & Raging Phoenix. She kicks ass. (And ironically her next film project is literally titled "This Girl is Bad Ass.") ” - Eric-Scissorhands
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Actor, Ip Man 2
Born in Hong Kong, Sammo Hung's acting career began while he was training in acrobatics, martial arts and dance as a child at the China Drama Academy, and he received acclaim for his performance with a troupe called "The Seven Little Fortunes." He made his feature film debut as an actor at the age of 12...
“ Bo Rai Cho.

Cmon, hes Sammo *beep* Hung. Hong Kong Legend, Martial Arts Icon, and hes a dead ringer for the role. ” - Eric-Scissorhands
Robin Shou
Robin Shou is the fourth child of a Shanghai tailor and homemaker. His family moved to the US in 1971. Their first home in Los Angeles was a 2 bedroom apartment near Olympic and Vermont, today known as Koreatown. Shou didn't start attending martial arts classes until he was 19. He took Kenpo (Karate) classes while attending California State University...
“ Potential CAMEO:

I know i said none of the previous actors should appear but what i actually ment was none of them should REPRISE their roles, Because i really want Robin to be involved, he made the first film for me, and was the main reason i endured the TERRIBLE sequel, he too me atleast s what i think of when i think of the MK movies, it would be great to have him Cameo as a wiseman or a monk or something. ” - Eric-Scissorhands
Ho-Sung Pak
Stunts, Nightcrawler
Korean-American born Ho Sung-Pak is best known for two accomplishments in martial arts. A wushu champion, Ho was inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame in 1991. His first accomplishment was that he played both Liu Kang and Shang Tsung in the video game that started a fad and 2 movies, Mortal Kombat...
“ Potential CAMEO:

Why shouldn't he get at-least a cameo appearance? He is the "Real" Liu Kang after all. Or the model used for the character. ” - Eric-Scissorhands
Dan Pesina
Born 1959 in Chicago, Illinois, Danny Pesina has been studying martial arts since 1972. He began his formal training with Master Guo Jianhua in 1989 studying both external and internal Wushu. He has also studied under many other Chinese living instructors including Hu Jianqiang (the former Chinese National Champion), Lo Minghan (former Hubei Wushu Team member), and Lin Jianhua to name just a few...
“ Potential CAMEO:

Like Ho-Sung Pak, he modeled for the original games, i believe he played Johnny Cage, Scorpion & Sub Zero. Cameos could be fun when done right, and having he and Ho Sung Pak show up would please the hardcore MK fans who have been there from the start. ” - Eric-Scissorhands
Hark Tsui
Producer, Wong Fei Hung
Tsui Hark recently became the fourth Chinese film director to join the board of judges for the 57th Cannes Film Festival in the feature films category this year. An internationally acclaimed visionary director, Hark started making experimental movies with 8mm film when he was only 13. After graduating from the University of Texas in Austin...
“ Possible Director.

Just take a look at his filmography. There is no doubt in my mind that he is fully qualified to helm such a project. ” - Eric-Scissorhands
Corey Yuen
Miscellaneous Crew, The Transporter
“ Possible Director.

An Action/Martial Arts Veteran. He would do a wonderful job. Especially with this cast and with Woo-Pin Yuen on-board as Fight Choreographer. ” - Eric-Scissorhands
Zack Snyder
Director, 300
Zachary Edward "Zack" Snyder (born March 1, 1966) is an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter, best known for action and science fiction films. Snyder made his feature film debut with the 2004 remake Dawn of the Dead and has gone on to be known for his comic book movies and superhero films...
“ Possible Director.

At a distant 2nd choice its gotta be Snyder, He already has a close relationship with WB (the company producing the potential reboot) and based of his passed films, 300, Sucker Punch, & Watchmen, his style fits perfectly with this film. The Visuals are sure to be insane with him behind the Camera, and not to mention hell have a field day with Slow Mo ops in a Mortal Kombat flick.

***Yes, Sucker Punch sucked, but there is no denying his eye for gorgeous visuals... the action sequences in 300 and Watchmen were not to shabby either.*** ” - Eric-Scissorhands
“ Possible Director/Fight Choreographer.

This man is a legend, and is arguably the BEST fight choreographer in the World. Just take a look at his resume, which includes but not limit to:

The Matrix Trilogy
Drunken Master
Kill Bill Vol. I & II
Fist of Legend
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Once Upon a time in China
Snake in the Eagles Shadow
& Etc......

His latest film "True Legend" is how ive always envisioned how a Live Action Mortal Kombat film would be like. ” - Eric-Scissorhands