MORTAL KOMBAT 2: Tati Gabrielle To Play Jade In The Sequel
Tati Gabrielle (You, The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina) is reportedly in final negotiations to play Jade in Simon McQuoid’s Mortal Kombat sequel for New Line and Warner Bros. Pictures. The actress is the latest addition to the film following the casting of Dredd 3D and “The Boys” star Karl Urban in the role of beleaguered movie star, and franchise favorite, Johnny Cage.
Jade was initially a hidden character in Midway’s release of the Mortal Kombat 2 fighting game. The character has since grown with the franchise’s evolution as an epic, storied IP with even more villains and heroes, more mystery, and invariably, even more bloody and brutal fatalities.
According to game lore, for years Jade served as Outworld Emperor Shao Khan’s personal assassin, until joining childhood princess Kitana and defeating Kahn. Recent storylines also revealed events between Jade and Osh-tekk leader and former Outworld Emperor, Kotal Kahn – food for thought as far as forward-looking plot details may go.
Gabrielle follows as the second actress to play the character in a live-action format for film, with the first being actress Irina Pantaeva (The Art Of War). Borys Kit’s THR report also notes the likely return of Jessica McNamee and Josh Lawson in the respective roles of mortal enemies, special forces operative Sonya Blade, and underworld kingpin Kano, among others.
McQuoid directs this summer from a script by Jeremy Slater. He will also produce next to E. Bennett Walsh, as will James Wan and Michael Clear for Atomic Monster, along with Todd Garner at Broken Road Productions.
Read more at THR.
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