Now here is something really cool for all Mortal Kombat fans out there. A new Mortal Kombat movie is currently under development and its screen writer has just confirmed that it will be R-rated. Not only that, but Greg Russo has also stated that the movie will feature the game’s iconic finishing moves, fatalities.
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!!! 😉 pic.twitter.com/aVTewH4t28
— Greg Russo (@WriterRusso) July 12, 2019
Russo claims that fatalities will be featured in a MK movie for the first time ever so I can assume that it will be as gory as the finishing moves found in the games.
Technically speaking, the first Mortal Kombat movie also featured some non-gory fatalities. For instance, we got to see Sub-Zero’s Exploding Ice Ball fatality from Mortal Kombat 2, Scorpion’s Fire Fatality (though it was not successful against Johnny Cage), Shang Tsung’s Soul Stealing fatality from Mortal Kombat 2 and a re-imagined version of the Pit Fatality.
The new Mortal Kombat movie will hit theatres on March 5, 2021, and it was recently revealed that actor Joe Taslim, best known from The Raid, will play Sub-Zero.