“We wanted to push the [blood, gore, and fatalities] right to the limit,” McQuoid explained, speaking about the fatality-filled flick. “Obviously, there’s a point where the film becomes unreleasable if you push it too far, and that would be a very unwise return on investment for the studio but from day one it’s been, ‘Okay, we’re doing this and we’re going to do it properly.'”
According to the MPAA, Mortal Kombat has been rated R for “strong bloody violence and language throughout, and some crude references.” Producer Todd Garner said that the movie’s R rating had been one of their top priorities from the very beginning. In fact, he revealed that he addressed it in his first meeting with studio executives, though they quickly assured him that there would be “no other way.”
McQuoid previously spoke to IGN about, saying, “We didn’t have to hold back on the fights. If there was a fight going on, someone got stamped through the head, blood probably would burst out the back, and we could do that. New Line deserves a lot of credit because they always wanted to do it justice as well.”
Warner Bros. will release the new James Wan-produced live-action adaptation of Mortal Kombat toon April 16, 2021. The movie’s (COVID-19) pandemic, which has impacted over the past year.
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