Life New ‘Mortal Kombat’ becomes R-rated By WeeklyNews staff Posted on July 13, 2019 2 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ It was feared that the new Mortal Kombat film would turn 12 years and older and therefore contain virtually no blood. However, screenwriter Greg Russo has now confirmed that this is not going to be the case and the film will become as bloody and violent as the famous game franchise. Russo said the following about it via his Twitter account: I hereby confirm that the new Mortal Kombat film will be R-rated and will FINALLY show FATALITIES on the silver screen. However, you have to wait and see which of these will be shown! When the original film was released in 1995, it was received fairly well. However, the film was made for 12 years and older and was therefore not very bloody. Fatalities were therefore nowhere to be found. In the (horribly bad) sequel Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, the source material was only superficially honored. Are films over games and games over films a crap? Yes, it is. No, the idea of using film for game et vice versa is good. View Results Loading ... The new Mortal Kombat film seems to be coming. This is evident from last week’s first casting news, which confirmed that Joe Taslim (The Raid) will play ninja Sub-Zero. The recordings should start later this year, followed by a release in March 2021.