What concerns your mind when I say “Baraka?” Those aggressive fish with teeth? Close, still, go brush up on your ichthyology. I am, naturally, referring to the frightening race of creatures from one corner of the Netherrealm from Mortal Kombat that all of us know and love.
That semi-recently verified movie modification is actually picking up steam lately, with the casting of Sub-Zero. And now, to please fans even further, it’s finally been locked-in that the picture will be the very first R-rated Mortal Kombat movie, which fatalities will also include in it.
The film’s writer, Greg Russo, validated all of this on Twitter with an extremely giddy post. Per the first-time film writer, the project, as it’s being written, will be rated R. He was likewise slyly coy but did confirm that the theatrical ending up moves that made the video games famous will remain in the pic, however he also says that he will not reveal which ones will make a look. Color us interested.
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
Granted, take all of this with a grain of salt, as the film hasn’t even started shooting yet. The studio could constantly change their mind and decide that it ‘d be more lucrative to make this yet another PG-13 distillation of a series known for its unjustified violence. Also, we require to bear in mind that this man, this other sub-Russo, is actually a first-timer.
After all, his Twitter is very new, and his bio states that he’s composing lots of video game adjustments presently, such as a F.E.A.R. movie, that mystical Saints Row pic that’ll never come out, and the Resident Evil reboot. That’s rather the slate for a person who has, truly, never written anything in the past.
Likewise, the director, Simon McQuoid, is a first-timer too. He comes from the land of commercials, which isn’t always a bad thing. Keep In Mind Mystery Men? That was made by a guy coming straight off commercial work, too. While not the very best movie ever, it had a distinct enough vision to stand out amongst a bunch of late 90’s action-comedies.
So, perhaps McQuoid can do something enjoyable with this fatal fighting competition? In any case, we won’t see the photo until at least 2021, so a lot might change in between then and now, however in the meantime, we can always just hum the Mortal Kombat theme over and over again to keep us active. Yeah, that ought to work.