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Mortal Kombat film rated R, will feature fatalities

Published: 15:06, 12 July 2019
New Line Cinema
screenshot from Mortal Kombat film showing liu kang and sub zero
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New Mortal Kombat film is R-rated it's been officially confirmed by the film writer Greg Russo. He also said that for the first time ever on the big screen, Mortal Kombat film will feature fatalities, though, he did not reveal which ones.

Mortal Kombat film reboot has been planned since forever and now that the project has officially kicked off, we finally have some new info about the film, thanks to Greg Russo, the film screenwriter.

Russo officially confirmed on his Twitter profile that Mortal Kombat reboot will be rated R and will feature the iconic fatalities for the first time ever on the big screen. Russo wanted to make it clear that this is the approach the team has chosen and the fans can expect one brutal experience, something that the Mortal Kombat franchise is known for.

"[The Mortal Kombat film] WILL be R-Rated and for the first time EVER, FATALITIES will FINALLY be on the big screen," Russo tweeted and added that he won't reveal which fatalities will be featured in the film. "I'm not gonna say which ones, you'll just have to wait for the movie and see," he concluded.

The original Mortal Kombat film from 1995 is considered as a cult classic amongst the fans, despite its obvious flaws. Many argue that PG-13 rating and toned down violence hurt the film but a proper R-rated story could finally give us a Mortal Kombat film that the franchise and the fans deserve.

Mortal Kombat reboot will tell the original tournament story and will focus on key characters such as Liu Kang, Johnny Cage, Raiden, Shang Tsung, Sonya Blade, Sub-Zero and Scorpion.

Earlier this week, it's been officially confirmed that Joe Taslim will play Sub-Zero. You may know Taslim from the brutal action film The Raid. He also appeared in Fast & Furious 6 and Star Trek Beyond.

WarnerBros. picture showing two guys fighting Mortal Kombat 11

At the moment, there are no details about the film's release date but it will take a while before Mortal Kombat arrives to cinemas, as filming is yet to start.

Mortal Kombat 11 is a fighting game by NetherRealm Studios

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Mortal Kombat 11 Cover art

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