Forthcoming Mortal Kombat movie to be rated R and include Fatalities
It’s been a long time coming, but work has officially started on the upcoming Mortal Kombat film. Today, screenwriter Greg Russo revealed that the movie will be rated R and include some well known Fatalities. As expected, he’s keeping silent on what fans will see on the big screen.
This is a complete 180 from the Mortal Kombat films of the ‘90s. Both were rated PG-13 to accommodate its younger audience. Something that viewers of the original movies complained about were the lack of Fatalities. In fact, the only ones featured were Shang Tsung’s soul stealing Fatality and Lui Kang’s Animality from Mortal Kombat II. Johnny' Cage’s Friendship also makes an appearance, but his opponent Scorpion still perished.
Filming for the reboot will take place in South Australia. So far, the only confirmed actor for the film is Joe Taslim, who will play Sub-Zero. Taslim is best known for his work in The Raid, Fast & Furious 6, and Star Trek Beyond.
The Mortal Kombat reboot will hit theaters on March 5, 2021.