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Seems they are having another go at a theatrical movie version. Although they're giving it to Simon McQuoid, who doesn't appear to have directed anything or worked in any other movie role according to IMDB at least.

 

But they have now cast Joe Taslim as Sub Zero. And they have promised it will be R-Rated and includes Fatalities.

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https://www.digitalspy.com/movies/a28380133/mortal-kombat-movie-reboot-game-fatalities/

 

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The Mortal Kombat movie reboot will feature a classic game element – and yes, it's the one you're hoping for.

 

That's right, the James Wan-directed adaptation will feature Fatalities, the gloriously gory finishing moves players get to perform in the fighting game.

 

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The reboot's screenwriter Greg Russo took to Twitter on Friday (July 12) to announce the news, also confirming that the film will, naturally, be R-rated.

 

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

 

This is the first ever time that the franchise will feature Fatalities on the big screen, and if they're half as gruesome and creative as the ones in the most recent instalment of the game, Mortal Kombat 11, then fans could be in a for real treat.

 

Back in June, while talking to Collider, producer Todd Garner teased what fans can expect from the reboot, saying: "It’s very R-rated and it’s much more like the game.

 

"You can’t ignore that there’s a Mortal Kombat 11. To be clear, we’re not remaking the 1995 movie and we’re not doing the storyline that’s in Mortal Kombat 11 because there’s been a whole universe.

 

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"It’s like comic books. So we’re going back and looking at some of the older storylines and some of the mythology, being very very very very aware of each character’s origin, their nationality, being very sensitive to that, being authentic to that."

 

"By the time this movie comes out the game will have another iteration. And so there’s new characters and things like that that we’re gonna introduce," he further teased.

 

"We’re trying to take all of it into consideration."

 

The film also recently revealed that The Raid: Redemption star Joe Taslim will play the iconic character Sub-Zero.

 

Wan's new Mortal Kombat will start production 27 years after the video game first launched, and 24 years after Hollywood first adapted it into a live-action blockbuster.

 

Mortal Kombat is expected to arrive in cinemas on March 5, 2021.

 

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Liu Kang is being played by Ludi Lin. He was the black Ranger in Power Rangers and the male avatar in that Black Mirror fighting game episode. Jax is being played by Mehcad Brooks, the meh Jimmy Olsen in Supergirl. Tadanobu Asano, one of The Warriors Three in the Thor related Marvel movies, is in final stages of talks to play Raiden. Mileena will be a newcomer, Sisi Stringer.

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