The Mortal Kombat Movie Filming In Australia Is Looking For Extras
Fans of the legendary video game Mortal Kombat were over the moon when they found out the long awaited movie adaptation was finally going into pre-production.
The project, which has been a long time in the making, is being made in Australia and work started around three months ago.
Well, if you're a bit of a fan of the game or just uber excited about the movie, then you're in for a big surprise: the movie is looking for extras.
Filming will begin in September in Adelaide and casting is open to be one of the people in the background.
Heesom Casting has put out a description for who they want and it's very broad.
They're looking for 'hundreds of cast members, aged between 18 and 50, people of all ages, shapes, sizes and ethnicities, anyone who likes to stand out from the crowd, extras with something unique, distinct or extreme to offer'.
But that's for the bigger shots, they're also looking for people with a more specific look. They include Japanese men, women and children, athletic Chinese women, and nine to 12-year-old Chinese girls, African and Hispanic men and women, Indigenous Australians, martial artists, bodybuilders, MMA fighters and wrestlers and people with body art and piercings.
Again, that's pretty broad.
There will be a massive casting day held Adelaide Studios at Glenside on Saturday August 17 from 9am. There will likely be loads of people wanting to apply so expect to wait a while in line for your chance to wow the casting directors.
Judging from the announcement about the film three months ago, the games are being used as a jumping off point, rather than something that's being stuck to religiously.
"We've gone back to the absolute sort of source material and we've taken that and we are turning that into an epic world," former director Simon McQuoid is quoted as saying in ABC.
"On the surface, the game works a certain way, but we've kind of gone deeper than that."
Last year, The Hashtag Show reported that the film would introduce a new character to be the lead role.
He was tipped to be called Cole Turner, a 'struggling and widowed boxer who cares more about his young daughter than anything'.
He would fight along series regulars Sonya and Jax. A character list found at the time also suggested that Sub Zero and Scorpion wouldn't feature.
Filming is due to take place at the end of the year, so the absolute earliest we can expect a release will be in 2020 but who knows.
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