If you saw either the 1995 or 1997 Mortal Kombat films, you might have been somewhat satisfied with what they brought to the big-screen. However, you might have also been somewhat disappointed that neither of them were rated R. And, for that matter, you might have just been disappointed with Mortal Kombat: Annihilation in general because, well, really, F that noise. The original movie, however, still owns.
But don’t worry, as the upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot film, set to drop in March 2021, won’t be playing it so safe. Greg Russo, who is currently hard at work on the film’s script, recently took to Twitterto confirm that it won’t be taking the PG-13 route. In fact, it’ll be rated R – and it’ll be LOADED with fatalities.
Said Russo, “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!!!”
Considering that producer James Wan, who worked on Saw and Aquaman, is overseeing the film, it makes sense that it’s going for more of a “hard” approach, like the Mortal Kombat: Legacy series that we saw before it years ago. Simon McQuoid is set to sit in the director’s chair for the film, and Joe Taslim, of Fast and Furious 6 and The Raid: Redemption fame, recently signed on to portray the ice cold ninja Sub-Zero.
That’s about all we know about the film at this point, but it’s nice to see that Wan and company won’t be playing it safe this time around. However, we wouldn’t mind seeing Christopher Lambert return as Raiden. “Hehehe.”
Mortal Kombat is set to arrive in theaters on March 5, 2021.