Lewis Tan, who is set to star in the new Mortal Kombat movie, has revealed that the game’s gruesome Fatalities will feature in the reboot.
The Mortal Kombat film reboot’s scriptwriter, Greg Russo, confirmed last summer that the movie is R-rated. Russo laid to rest concerns about Fatalities. Mortal Kombat’s iconic finishing moves will indeed make their big-screen debut once the film arrives in theaters.
In an interview with Comicbook.com, actor Tan (Into the Badlands, Wu Assassins), who’s rumoured to be playing Johnny Cage, spoke of the gory nature of the film’s Fatalities.
Tan said –
“Let me just say this, there were some days on set that I felt sick. I’m not kidding.”
“They did not… They did not hold back.”
Mortal Kombat’s first shot on the big screen was back in 1995 with a PG-13 rating. New Line Cinema released a sequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation two years later. It, too, received a PG-13 rating. Neither film garnered critical success; both are considered generally bad.
Mortal Kombat will return to theaters next year on January 15th, 2021.