For nearly 30 years, Mortal Kombat fans have been fighting online as their chosen players, with many falling in love with the franchise’s reputation for high levels of violent content and the iconic Fatalities.
So thank God the upcoming big screen adaptation will have an R-rating and, crucially, will include Fatalities on the screen for fans to enjoy.
The 1995 film was a box office smash but with a PG-13 rating was mostly bloodless and lacking in gore and violence.
With previous confirmation that a new reboot would hit cinemas in 2021 with James Wan producing, avid gamers have been hoping for good news when it comes to the blood and guts content.
And good news it is, with reboot writer Greg Russo confirming that it will be R-rated and Fatalities ‘will be on the big screen’.
‘Since it’s already been stated by other members of the team, I’m gonna put this one to bed,’ shared Greg.
‘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!!!’
Fatality is a gameplay feature available in all Mortal Kombat games which allows the victor to finish off the round with a brutal and always gruesome execution of their opponent.
It is expected that iconic characters including Scorpion, Raiden and Johnny Cage will all appear in the film, and Indonesian actor Joe Taslim, 38, will play Sub-Zero, a fighter known for his abilities to control ice and his rivalry with Scorpion.
Simon McQuoid will make his directorial debut for the film which enter production this month in Australia.