Latest in Gaming

Image credit: NetherRealm Studios

'Mortal Kombat' reboot will be rated R for all the fatalities

Fingers crossed for animalities and babalities too.
Kris Holt, @krisholt
07.12.19 in AV
593 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

NetherRealm Studios

Filming is set to start soon on the upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot, which is in pre-production in Australia under the wing of producer James Wan. Tidbits about what's in store are starting to emerge, such as the casting of The Raid star Joe Taslim as series lynchpin Sub-Zero. The latest news on the movie comes from writer Greg Russo, who said the production team is gunning for an R rating. And yes, it'll include proper fatalities.

The previous movies, 1995's Mortal Kombat and 1997's Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, were both rated PG-13, so they didn't exactly have the bloody carnage fans might have expected from the games. Not so this time around. If the bonkers fatalities seen in the latest entry, Mortal Kombat 11, are anything to go by, some particularly gruesome and over-the-top murders could take center stage in the movie. Here's hoping for at least one animality and babality, both of which perfectly underscore the ridiculousness of the franchise. We'll find out when the movie hits theaters on March 5th, 2021.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
593 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

View
T-Mobile’s Sprint merger is opposed by 18 state attorneys general

T-Mobile’s Sprint merger is opposed by 18 state attorneys general

View
Microsoft plans to bring broadband to 9 million more Americans

Microsoft plans to bring broadband to 9 million more Americans

View
California governor signs labor law meant to fix the gig economy

California governor signs labor law meant to fix the gig economy

View
India effectively bans e-cigarettes

India effectively bans e-cigarettes

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr