Greg Russo has just confirmed that the upcoming Mortal Kombat movie will indeed remain authentic to its source material.
Russo, Mortal Kombat screenwriter, didn’t only confirm the rumors but also revealed that the film features big-screen fatalities, which are the brutal and intensely gory finishing moves in Mortal Kombat games.
In a Twitter post, Greg Russo announced the news to reinforce what other members of the film’s team have been discussing online.
“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!!!”
However, Russo didn’t mention which fatalities will be brought to the film, but they’ll undoubtedly be based on some of the violent finisher moves from the games.
So, they’ll be no new creations.
A few days ago, it was revealed that martial artist and actor Joe Taslim, famously known as The Raid, will be playing arguably the most iconic character, Sub-Zero, in Mortal Kombat games.
The production of Mortal Kombat has officially kicked off, and it’s being produced by Fast 7 and Aquaman’s James Wan.
The film also features directorial debut of Simon McQuoid and is set to release in March 2021. Russo finished the film’s scrips in February this year.
McQuoid recently told ABC that they’ll possibly take distinctive artistic licenses to ensures the story comes out fresh, unique, and surprising.
For franchise’s fans, this film will be entertaining. The efforts of Mortal Kombat movie range from hilariously camp (Mortal Kombat) to the downlight excruciating (Annihilation)
Aside from Joe Taslim as the Sub-Zero, we’ve no idea which other characters will appear in the film nor do we know who’ll be playing them.
Also, we aren’t sure how the plot goes, but as long as there’ll be gory big screen fatalities, Mortal Kombat fans will be really excited.
An allegedly incomplete Mortal Kombat cast list suggests that the film will be joined by people playing Kano, Sonya Blade, Raiden, and a new character called Cole Turner.
Though the original Mortal Kombat film was a hit, most of its scenes were tame due to its PG-13 rating.
The movie is a violent and absurdly bloody series. So, going for an R rating means that the fights will be authentic to Mortal Kombat games.