Soon the new Mortal Kombat movie will be released and will bring all the essence of brutal and bloody video games.
As there is little left until the movie based on the Mortal Kombat video game is released, several members of the cast have begun to constantly share details about what this new reboot will offer.
How faithful will the film be to video games? According to director Simon McQuoid and actor Lewis Tan, who plays the character Cole Young, it was decided early in the development of the Mortal Kombat reboot that there would be no limits to this adaptation of NetherRealm Studios’ iconic fighting game. And naturally staying true to the source material means there will be a lot of violence and blood.
“It definitely won’t get a PG-13 rating,” McQuoid admitted when the subject came up during an interview. “Out of context, this quote may seem inflammatory,” he adds, before explaining how there are various misconceptions about how the system works. “It’s the amount of blood, it’s the amount of red, it’s the interpretation of how you do it. We had a lot of discussions about how to get the balance right, so there was blood and there were deaths. And there is blood, blood and deaths ”.
There will be spectacular Fatalities.
For those who have never played Mortal Kombat, when a fight is over, you can finish off the defeated adversary in a violent and bloody way. Generally breaking limbs or splitting the rival in half.
The director notes that while he’s still editing the action movie, the end goal is an R rating instead of NC-17 to keep accessibility as high as possible.
“There are some crazy deaths. We picked a couple of iconic Fatalities. There are a lot of really cool signature moves you’ll see, a lot of video game references that we sneak into the movie, but there are some badass deaths that I can’t wait to see on the big screen. They are brutal, man. They, they don’t stop. ”
Mortal Kombat hits theaters on April 16 and HBO Max, but this option will only be available for a limited initial period of one month.