While fans have a lot of nostalgia for the cheesy Mortal Kombat film in the ‘90s - the first one anyway - it was pretty toned down when you compare it to the gory video games. Considering how the games have only gotten more violent since fans would be disappointed if the new film will remain PG-13. Thankfully, that isn't the case since screenwriter Greg Russo has confirmed that the movie will be R-rated.
Also, there will be Fatalities. Damn. An R rating might not be enough.
Gamers who have played the more modern Mortal Kombat games know that the Fatalities have only gotten more violent and over-the-top in recent years. Spines break, brains are eaten, and body parts explode. It's not for the weak-of-heart so if you aren't a fan of the game, then you should know what you're in for.
For those that do love the game though? You might as well reserve tickets for the IMAX version of the movie, assuming it has one, of course.
Hopefully, the game's developers get to help out since anyone who has played the game's story modes since the 2009 Mortal Kombat game (often called Mortal Kombat IX) knows that they are well-told and fairly engaging. NetherRealm Studios seem to be an expert at this since they have woven these story modes well in these games, along with the DC-licensed Injustice titles.
No joke, the Injustice games are a hundred times better than Justice League and Batman V Superman.
The Mortal Kombat film doesn't have a release date yet. Mortal Kombat XI is now available on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.