Mortal Kombat movie reboot Rated-R and promises fatalities

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Mortal Kombat movie writer confirms it's R-Rated, will include Fatalities for first-time ever on the big screen

Well, sans the guts part. This film will follow the plot as all basic MK films and Games. All we need is a kick-ass director and some hard-hitting action and we'll finally be given the Mortal Kombat movie we were promised a quarter of a century ago. According to the film's writer, that wish has been granted. Russo wrote the script for upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot, which is also being produced by New Line. In addition to casting an excellent star in The Raid's Joe Taslim, screenwriter Greg Russo has confirmed that the movie will be an R-rated venture.

Yet it's an act we've not seen replicated on the silver screen across the two Paul WS Anderson movies - until now, as Russo took to Twitter to confirm to fans the new direction this cinematic property will be going in. Personally, I'd love to see Scorpion's Toasty fatality finally hitting its mark. The first Mortal Kombat game launched in 1992 and garnered acclaim and a loyal following, as well as controversy over its wildly graphic depictions of violence. The movie is scheduled to release some time in 2021. Hence Warner Bros. thought of it as a good opportunity to reboot the legendary Mortal Kombat series. Mortal Kombat has always had a certain self-awareness to its overdone corniness.

While characters could get killed in other Mortal Kombat movies - the original 1995 film had Sonya Blade snapping Kano's neck, for example - it was never in the gruesome style that the games have shown off since 1992.

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