We all remember the 1995 Mortal Kombat movie and how the action at that time at least was a lot of fun to see. But in 2019, a new Mortal Kombat movie was announced to be in the works and most of the fans of the game franchise including me just didn’t know what to expect.
But the latest announcement has revealed that one thing that the new movie will bring to the table is a lot of Bloody moments. We are not just talking about normal blood bath, but Rambo style butchering.
The project will be helmed by Simon McQuoid and he stated that the movie is not going to be PG-13. One thing he stated which I am excited to see is that the new movie will include full-on Fatalities inspired by the games.
There are some crazy Fatalities. We’ve picked a couple of iconic ones. There’s a lot of really cool signature moves that you’ll see, a lot of Easter eggs that we snuck into the film, but there are some badass Fatalities that I can’t wait to see on the big screen. They’re brutal, man. They, they don’t hold back.
But to add the complete fatalities of the games to the movies is not an easy task and certainly will not be allowed to be viewed by the general public. But it seems like McQuoid is looking to push an R rating as far as it can go.
Our main protagonist will be a new character — a down-on-his-luck MMA fighter named Cole Young (played by martial artist Lewis Tan). Scorpion (Hiroyuki Sanada), Sub-Zero (Joe Taslim), and their ongoing feud will also be a major focus, with flashbacks showing them earlier in life. Cole will also run across other iconic characters such as Sonya Blade (Jessica McNamee), Jax (Mehcad Brooks), Liu Kang (Ludi Lin), Kung Lao (Max Huang), Raiden (Tadanobu Asano), Kano (Josh Lawson), and Shang Tsung (Chin Han), and yes, there will be a traditional MK tournament.
The new Mortal Kombat movie will hit theaters and HBO Max on April 16.