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Mortal Kombat Reboot Movie Will Be Rated R

13 July 2019

The franchise has already spawned two movies, one directed by Paul W.S. Anderson that was released in 1995 and a sequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, debuted in 1997.

That apparently won't be the case for the reboot, at least according to screenwriter Greg Russo. While fans have a fondness for the old MK film, it was seriously gimped by its PG-13 rating. A new Mortal Kombat movie is now under development and its screen writer has just confirmed that it will be R-rated.

Mortal Kombat is easily one of the most violent games out there.

The new Mortal Kombat movie is looking to change that perception: Fatalities are in, and so is a no-holds-barred R-Rating. An allegedly incomplete Mortal Kombat cast list suggests he'll be joined by people playing Kano, Sonya Blade, Raiden, and a new character called Cole Turner. The more passive rating threw a blockade at the franchise's infamous fatalities. However, you have to wait and see which of these will be shown! Equippable shields don't exist in Mortal Kombat, Mr. Cage! The plot remains a mystery, but it can be presumed that the movie could cover the first tournament - much like the first film.

Taking to Twitter, Russo, who has penned the screenplay for 2021's Mortal Kombat movie as well as the forthcoming Resident Evil reboot, has put to rest any fears that the rebooted instalment would be taking cues from the tamer Mortal Kombat adaptations. TheWrap reported that "The Raid: Redemption" star Joe Taslim is lined up to play Sub-Zero in the film, which is set to go into production in South Australia later this year.

Mortal Kombat Reboot Movie Will Be Rated R