Hollywood has been trying to adapt video games into films for decades. Although there has been some successes, unfortunately, there have been many more failures. Reasons for failure include poor narratives, poor castings, or poor adaption of material in general. Some adaptations have failed simply due to the rating of the film. This is not something fans will need to worry about with the upcoming Mortal Kombat film though. According to film screenwriter Greg Russo, you can expect the film to stay true to its limb-ripping roots.
Earlier this week, Russo took to Twitter to clear up some confusion some may have had about the film. He confirmed that the movie will in fact be rated-R and will feature the fatalities that made the game series so popular. He never mentioned what type of fatalities will be featured but was rather just confirming that they will be in the movie, which was enough to make fans excited.
Since it's already been stated by other members of the team, I'm gonna put this one to bed. MK WILL be R-Rated and for the first time EVER, FATALITIES will FINALLY be on the big screen (and no I'm not gonna say which ones) You'll just have to wait for the movie & see!!! 😉 pic.twitter.com/aVTewH4t28— Greg Russo (@WriterRusso) July 12, 2019
This is some great news as details about the film has been scarce. As for plot details, it seems that film may stick close to its original source material. Recently, it was announced that actor Joe Taslim will be playing Sub-Zero in the film. Production is set to begin later this year in Australia. Aquaman director James Wan is being attached to the film as producer, while Simon McQuid is set to be directing. Currently, a release date of 5 March 2021 has been set.
This announcement has hyped many fans up for the upcoming film. It really could be one of those rare good video game adaptations. Perhaps, we will probably see someone’s head ripped off in the movie if the film is truly faithful.
Are you happy that the Mortal Kombat film reboot will be R-rated and feature fatalities?