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

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

My expectations are somewhat high for the next Mortal Kombat movie. Unfortunately, Greg Russo gave no indication of what the included fatalities are.

In a tweet posted today, Russo, who is also penning the Resident Evil reboot, said online, "Since it's already been stated by other members of the team, I'm gonna put this one to bed". Unlike the cheesy techno-fest of '90s Mortal Kombat movies (and I say that with love), the new movie will have an R rating and feature some choice fatalities from the games. Besides Mortal Kombat, he's writing Death Note 2 for Netflix, and is adapting the video game franchise Saints Row for F. Gary Gray to produce and direct. While the games themselves basked in gory glory, the film was rated PG-13. And you know what that means: fatalities on the big screen. 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. Equippable shields don't exist in Mortal Kombat, Mr. Cage!

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When the original film was released in 1995, it was received fairly well. This is evident from last week's first casting news, which confirmed that Joe Taslim (The Raid) will play ninja Sub-Zero.

The Mortal Kombat reboot is expected to be out in theaters in 2021, produced by James Wan and directed by Simon McQuoid.

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