Creating live-action movies for video games was never an easy job in Hollywood. The number of failures is way more than the number of successful attempts. While the reasons behind this fact were mostly because of the poor screenwriting or bad casting, we should also mention another critical factor: movies do not always follow the original contents of video games. However, the team responsible for the reboot of the Mortal Kombat movie is going to maintain the true spirit of this fighting game.

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The upcoming adaptation of Mortal Kombat will feature fatalities!

Recently on a tweet, Greg Russo - the screenwriter of Mortal Kombat - has revealed some exciting news about the upcoming reboot. According to him, the movie will be Rated R, and Mortal Kombat fans will get to see classic fatalities go live on the big screens soon. There are no further details regarding which kinds of fatalities will make it to the movie. But it seems like just those words are enough to make Mortal Kombat fans excited.

In fact, Mortal Kombat movie series is not on the list of the worst video game movies in Hollywood. But they were definitely failed to live up to the audiences' expectation. While the toned down violence is not the main reason why those movies failed, it seems like giving Mortal Kombat fans a Rated-R movie is the right move.

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Violence is an indispensable part of the Mortal Kombat franchise.

What we've acquired so far is that the producers are working on the Mortal Kombat reboot while trying to keep it as true to the original games as possible. No detail on the plot is revealed. Still, the movie is very likely to tell the story of the original tournament. Fans should expect to see their favorite characters come to life such as Sonya Blade, Liu Kang, Johnny Cage, Scorpion, and Raiden. By introducing fatalities and bringing these beloved casts in, it wouldn't be a surprise that the upcoming movie will be a successful one.

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Sub Zero is the only character we've known that will be in the movie so far.

So far, the film casting list is only showing Sub Zero. With director Simon McQuoid and producer James Wan, the movie will start filming in South Australia.

Mortal Kombat is set to come out on March 5, 2021.