New 'Mortal Kombat' becomes R-rated

Carla Harmon
July 13, 2019

While the previous Mortal Kombat feature films have stuck strictly to a PG-13, the new Mortal Kombat rating will be a hard R, according to screenwriter Greg Russo. It had been talked about elsewhere, but Russo confirms that not only will the Mortal Kombat movie be R-rated, it will also show those lovely Fatalities for the first time in an MK movie.

Now here is something really cool for all Mortal Kombat fans out there.

In a tweet posted today, Russo, who is also penning the Resident Evil reboot, said online, "Since it's already been stated by other members of the team, I'm gonna put this one to bed".

Reptile is teased for "Mortal Kombat X".

It was feared that the new Mortal Kombat film would turn 12 years and older and therefore contain virtually no blood.

If you thought turning "Mortal Kombat" into a movie was a challenge (a new version is due in 2021), then what about a classic, plot-free video game like "Space Invaders"? The more passive rating threw a blockade at the franchise's infamous fatalities.

James Wan is set to handle the films production and director of the movie will be Simon McQuoid. It aired for two seasons before Machinima expressed interest in a big-screen adaptation, which eventually got cancelled. Last week it was announced that casting has begun, with Joe Taslim, The Raid actor, signing on to flinging iceballs as Sub-Zero.

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