Mortal Kombat movie shooting for R rating, will feature Fatalities

Lawrence Kim
July 12, 2019

Back in 1995, the original Mortal Kombat movie shyed away from depicting overblown blood and gore, and there certainly weren't any full-blown Fatalities, as is the game's signature.

In a post on Twitter, Mortal Kombat's screenwriter Greg Russo announced the news, reinforcing what other members of the film's team have been discussing online.

Fans hunger to see faces ripped off, opponents beaten bloody with their own limbs and an entire slaughterhouse of finishers that make the Hostel series look like an episode of the Care Bears in comparison. A new Mortal Kombat movie is now under development and its screen writer has just confirmed that it will be R-rated.

Russo claims that fatalities will be featured in a MK movie for the first time ever so I can assume that it will be as gory as the finishing moves found in the games. Mortal Kombat's movie efforts have ranged from hilariously camp (Mortal Kombat) to the downright excruciating (Annihilation). Say hello to your new Sub-Zero, as The Raid's Joe Taslim is getting ready to suit up in some Lin Kuei ninja gear.

Little else of the Mortal Kombat film has been revealed so far, but it begins filming in Australia later this year.

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