Mortal Kombat Movie Will Be R-Rated, Feature Fatalities (VIDEO)
Mortal Kombat is bringing the deadly tournament to live-action once again, with pre-production currently assembling personnel to bring the fighting game franchise back to the big screen. Based on what’s been teased and revealed so far, the upcoming reboot is preparing to stay quite true to the source material, a writer for the Mortal Kombat movie confirming the presence of Fatalities for the video game adaptation.
Recently taking to Twitter, screenwriter Greg Russo addressed the growing hype and speculation regarding the upcoming MK movie, confirming the film will indeed adopt an ‘R’ rating by the MPAA. Russo then gave a hint at what this R-rating will entail, confirming that the series’ exceedingly-violent finishing movies, Fatalities, will be included “for the first time ever.”
Since it’s already been stated by other members of the team, I’m gonna put this one to bed. MK WILL be R-Rated and for the first time EVER, FATALITIES will FINALLY be on the big screen (and no I’m not gonna say which ones) You’ll just have to wait for the movie & see!!! 😉 pic.twitter.com/aVTewH4t28
— Greg Russo (@WriterRusso) July 12, 2019
Of course, Russo stopped short of actually revealing which fatal finales made the cut, instead teasing fans should just see the movie when it hits theaters in 2021. As of now, filming has yet to begin on the Mortal Kombat movie with producer James Wan and director Simon McQuoid nearing the official start of production later this year. The Warner Bros. project has made particular progress as of late with the reveal of a premiere date and the recent actor casting of icy ninja Sub-Zero.
Despite the finisher “finally” coming to the MK reboot, Fatalities have in fact been seen on the big screen before, the original 1995 Mortal Kombat movie featuring a handful of the iconic maneuvers–albeit portrayed with PG-13 violence. Shang Tsung‘s soul steal is the main example of a live-action Fatality (it’s even called one in the film), but arguably the most memorable takes place in a fight with Scorpion and Johnny Cage where Scorpion’s “Toasty” Fatality attempts to engulf his foe in flames.
‘Mortal Kombat’ is set to release in theaters on March 5th, 2021.
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