Philip Rhee

  1. Robin Shou, Mortal Kombat, 1994.       San Francisco’s martial artist, actor, writer, director, producer (and creator of the four Best of the Best actioners, 1989-1998) auditioned for Liu Kang in the $20m debut of the franchise based on the video game. Also in the loop: Keith Cooke (given Reptile, instead), Jason Scott Lee, Dustin Nguyen (a refugee from Vietnam and 22 Jump Street), Ernie Reyes Jr (The Rundown), Russell Wong (Romeo Must Die). First a star in Hong Kong, Shou reprised Kang in the next chapter, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, 1997, and made another video-game film, DOA: Dead or Alive, 2005.


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