Mortal Kombat Movie 2013by budomate | created - 09 Nov 2011 | updated - 09 Nov 2011 | Public
You probably have heard that WB bosses gave a green light to Kevin Tancharoen to film the next Mortal Kombat movie, which is going to be released in 2013. So I decided to make my list of martial artists, who can play characters in upcoming martial arts movie. I wanted to be down to earth picking up martial artists for one or another character, because there is no chances to get Jackie Chan, Donnie Yen or Jet Li into MK, moreover on my opinion it is a good opportunity for new martial artists to star and promote themselves in the film industry.
1. Tony Jaa
Actor | Ong-bak 3
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 at the local ...
Actor | Black Dynamite
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 ...
Actor | I Spy
Darren Shahlavi started his training at the age of 7. He traveled to Hong Kong where he began his movie career, mostly as an actor, stunt double and later as a villain in the early 1990s.
Later he made the step from Hong Kong to Western cinema. His resume is growing and now he has had the ...
4. Matt Mullins
Stunts | Divergent
From his humble beginnings of watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Matt Mullins has risen to become world renown in martial arts, and as a star in the CW4Kids show "Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight".
With 5 martial art world titles in hand, Matt moved from Naperville, IL to Hollywood and quickly began ...
Actor | Le pacte des loups
Mark Dacascos was born on February 26, 1964 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA as Mark Alan Dacascos. He is known for his work on Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001), Only the Strong (1993) and Drive (1997). He has been married to Julie Condra since January 5, 1998. They have three children.
6. Scott Adkins
Actor | Doctor Strange
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 ...
7. Jon Foo
Actor | Tekken
Jon Foo was born October 30th, 1982 in London England. He is known for his roles in The Protector (2005) (2005) Tekken (2010) (2010) WEAPONiZED (2016) (2016) and Rush Hour (2016) (2016). Jonathan is an Art and Design Graduate, An actor and a musician. He began his career as a circus performer and ...
Actor | Tom yum goong
Johnny left Vietnam at the age of 8, uncertain of what destination lied ahead. As a boy, he already loved Hong Kong cinema. Johnny would soon start training in martial arts and now has over 18 years of experience in Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Japanese Aikido. Johnny is now also an expert in Wushu, which ...
Actor | Sultan
Marrese Crump was born on January 4th, 1982 in Lakeland, Florida. Grew up as an athlete,participating in the sports of basketball, football, track and martial arts. He started his training at the age of 7 when his brother introduced him to Master Kim-Jae. Marrese has studied Muay Thai, Capoeira, ...
10. Nathan Jones
Actor | Mad Max: Fury Road
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 ...
11. Steve Austin
Actor | The Condemned
'Stone Cold' Steve Austin was born in Victoria, Texas, as Steven James Anderson, on December 18, 1964, the youngest of five children. His mother, Beverly Jane (Harrison), remarried to Kenneth Williams, and he took his stepfather's surname. He played football at the North Texas State University. He ...
12. Collin Chou
Actor | The Matrix Reloaded
Collin Chou was born on August 11, 1967 in Taiwan as Hsiao-Lung Chou. He is known for his work on The Matrix Reloaded (2003), The Matrix Revolutions (2003) and The Forbidden Kingdom (2008). He has been married to Wanda Yung since December 10, 1997. They have two children.
13. Dave Bautista
Actor | Guardians of the Galaxy
David Michael Bautista, Jr. was born on January 18, 1969 in Washington, D.C., to Donna Raye (Mullins) and David Michael Bautista. His father is Filipino, and his mother has Greek ancestry.
When WCW officials told him he'd never make it in sports entertainment, Bautista pushed himself to achieve his ...
14. Gina Carano
Actress | Haywire
Gina Joy Carano was born under a tornado warning in Dallas, Texas, to parents Dana Joy (Cason) and Glenn Thomas Carano. Her father played for the Super Bowl Champion Dallas Cowboys as a backup quarterback for Roger Staubach and Danny White from 1977-1983. In 1984, he was the starting quarterback ...
15. Françoise Yip
Actress | AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem
Françoise Yip was born on September 4, 1972 in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She is an actress, known for Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007), Blade: Trinity (2004) and Rumble in the Bronx (1995).
16. Zara Phythian
Actress | Doctor Strange
17. Ron Smoorenburg
Actor | Triple Threat
Ron Smoorenburg is mainly known for the end fight in Jackie Chan's 'Who am I?', 1998, and his record highest kick in 1997 (11 feet)
Ron worked with a lot of the well known action stars and directors and developed himself in the last 20 years as an actor which with a versatile and experienced action ...
18. Kane Kosugi
Actor | Tekken: A Man Called X
Born in California, he is half Japanese and half Chinese. He began his training in martial arts at the age of one and a half. Since moving to Japan at the age of 18, he has done numerous movies and TV shows becoming one of the nation's most popular and recognizable talents. He has worked with some ...
19. Lateef Crowder
Stunts | Captain America: Civil War
Lateef Crowder was born on November 23, 1977 in San Jose, California, USA as Lateef Crowder Dos Santos. He is known for his work on Captain America: Civil War (2016), Furious 7 (2015) and The Protector (2005).
20. David Leitch
Stunts | The Bourne Ultimatum
David Leitch is an actor, stuntman, writer, producer, stunt coordinator and film director. He directed some scenes in John Wick (2014), and then went on to direct Atomic Blonde (2017) starring Charlize Theron.
Leitch was a stunt double for Brad Pitt five times and two times for Jean-Claude Van Damme...
21. Olivier Bisback
Stunts | The Loft
22. James Lew
Stunts | Luke Cage
Raised in South Central Los Angeles, James Lew's destiny was to answer a cattle call in Hollywood for the hugely popular Kung Fu (1972) television series. He went on to star in the now collectible Hong Kong film, Young Dragon (1976). He made the move to big budget studio films in 1984. John ...
23. Cyril Raffaelli
Stunts | Banlieue 13
24. Cung Le
Actor | Pandorum
Cung Le made his first appearance on the professional M.M.A. stage in 2006, and shortly after won the Strikeforce Middleweight Championship in 2008, setting high standards through his powerful kicks, skillful strikes, and well-timed take-downs. This U.S.-Viet Namese champion, actor, producer and ...
25. Silvio Simac
Actor | Transporter 3
Silvio Simac, was born in Croatia. A dedicated martial artist, Silvio trained in Taekwondo and became a world champion during his competitive years. His film career began in 2001 on an episode of Lexx (1997). Silvio's martial arts background served him well for a part in the action film Undisputed ...
26. D.Y. Sao
Stunts | The Scuttlebutt Assassins
Born in Cambodia and raised in Long Beach, California, D.Y. started learning martial arts on his own at the age of seven by imitating Jet Li and Jackie Chan. At 21 he was introduced to Chinese martial arts at the Southern California Wushu Academy eventually earning numerous medals and honors ...