The Mortal Kombat movie will include Fatalities

Brenda Watkins
July 13, 2019

What do you think about Mortal Kombat's new film going for an R-rating?

Screenwriter Greg Russo has confirmed that the forthcoming Mortal Kombat movie will be "R-rated" and will feature the game's signature "fatalities" for the very first time.

Technically speaking, the first Mortal Kombat movie also featured some non-gory fatalities.

Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation maintained PG-13 ratings, keeping violence to a relative minimum compared to the video games.

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New Line is back on the launch pad with Space Invaders, ramping up the movie version of the classic Taito arcade game from 1978. The more passive rating threw a blockade at the franchise's infamous fatalities. Equippable shields don't exist in Mortal Kombat, Mr. Cage!

James Wan is set to handle the films production and director of the movie will be Simon McQuoid. If you want a taste of big screen Kombat, you could check out either of the original Mortal Kombat films from the '90s, but be warned that neither has much in the way of gore, and they don't exactly hold up well.

Taking to Twitter, Russo, who has penned the screenplay for 2021's Mortal Kombat movie as well as the forthcoming Resident Evil reboot, has put to rest any fears that the rebooted instalment would be taking cues from the tamer Mortal Kombat adaptations. Taslim is known for his roles in The Raid: Redemption, The Night Comes For Us, and the Warrior TV series.

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