Back in the halcyon days of 1995, a campy classic based on the Mortal Kombat video games landed in cinemas. That even managed to spawn a small franchise of films. And despite the controversial bloodshed of the source material, the films stuck to a PG-13 rating in all cases. That’s all about to change with the newest film, that’s apparently already in the works, and will eschew the PG-13 trappings.
Greg Russo announced as much on Twitter this week, revealing that a new film project for the Mortal Kombat franchise is in pre-production. And according to him, the film will be much more gory, and will include fatalities. This is the first film in the total franchise which be rated R. The project is still in the very early stages, so details beyond that are pretty scarce. Based on this rating, things will be very gory, and it’s pretty likely we’ll see the X-ray Fatalities rear their bloody heads in the film.
The plot is still a mystery, but we do know that a few things are confirmed. For one thing, Sub-Zero is definitely in the film, as actor Joe Taslim (The Raid) has been confirmed to be playing the iconic ninja. James Wan (The Conjuring 2) is set to produce. . The movie is scheduled to release in 2021, although no firm date is set.