Excellent !: First Look Photos From ‘Mortal Kombat’ Reboot Have Arrived, Director Promises Plenty of Gore & Fatalities

'Mortal Kombat' Reboot Will Feature Plenty of Gore & "Crazy Fatalities"

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Fans have wondered what to expect from the upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot. Entertainment Weekly has provided us some insight.

Ahead of the film’s April 16 release in theaters and on HBO Max, Entertainment Weekly unleashed on us some first look photos from the film and they look very promising. In them, we see the iconic characters from the iconic fight game franchise like Lui Kang (Ludi Lin), Kung Lao (Max Huang), Sonya Blade (Jessica McNamee), Jax (Mehcad Brooks), Bi-Han/Sub-Zero (Joe Taslim), Scorpion ( Hanzo Hasashi), Kano (Josh Lawson), and newcomer to the franchise via the film Cole Young (Lewis Tan).

EW reveals the movie will open up with a 10-minute flashback sequence that will highlight the feud between our favorite ninjas, Scorpion and Sub-Zero, before spilling over into present-day introducing us to Young, who is not in any of the video games. In the feature on the film, the publication spoke with the film’s director  Simon McQuoid. He revealed that his movie would be much different than the 1995 cult-classic film of the same name and 1997 trash sequel Mortal Kombat: Annihilation becuase it won’t be PG-13 and will earn its R-rating due to the level of gore and violence his film will have.

Per Entertainment Weekly:

“It’s definitely not gonna get a PG-13 rating.”

“Out of context this quote might seem incendiary, it’s not: The rules around ratings aren’t what a lot of people think they are. It’s amount of blood, it’s amount of red, it’s interpretation of how you go about it. We had a lot of discussions about getting the balance right, so there was gore, and there was blood, and there were fatalities.”

To get fans of the violent fighting game even more hyped about the film, Lewis Tan boasts there will be some “crazy fatalities,” adding:

“There’s a lot of really cool signature moves that you’ll see, a lot of Easter eggs that we snuck into the film, but there are some really badass fatalities that I can’t wait to see on the big screen. They’re brutal, man. [They] don’t hold back.”

To further make his case that his film will be a love letter to Mortal Kombat fans, McQuoid makes it clear that he went out of his way to make sure everyone involved with the project “respected the material.”

“I wanted to make sure that everyone respected the material, the lore of Mortal Kombat, the fans, and the love they have for this. Everyone was clear on it.”

At the end of the day, that’s all fans of Mortal Kombat want when it comes to movies based on the game, oh, and fatalities, of course. You can peep even more first look photos from the Mortal Kombat reboot below.

Photo: AAron Ontiveroz / Getty

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Rango

Gore Verbinski

Genre: Kids & Family

Price: $ 9.99

Rental Price: $ 3.99

Release Date: March 4, 2011


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Gore Verbinski

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 4.99

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Release Date: August 7, 2001


Jerry Welbach (Brad Pitt) is a low-level Mafia "mechanic" whose ineptitude is countered by frequent (but unpredictable) bursts of dumb luck. Jerry's girlfriend Samantha (Julia Roberts) wants him to get out of the business, and after his latest blunder lands capo Arnold Margolese (Gene Hackman) in jail, so does mid-level crime kingpin Bernie Nayman (Bob Balaban). But Bernie insists that Jerry do one last errand for the mob before they let him find employment elsewhere — he has to go to Mexico and recover a rare and very valuable pistol, which is said to be cursed. While Samantha objects to Jerry taking the assignment, he isn't in much of a position to argue; Jerry heads south of the border, while Samantha, in a huff, sets out for Las Vegas. Once in Mexico, Jerry finds the pistol easily enough, but making his way back to the States proves to be an unexpected challenge. Meanwhile, Jerry's superiors want insurance that he'll return with the goods, so they hire Leroy (James Gandolfini), a hitman, to kidnap Samantha and hold her hostage until Jerry comes back.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

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Genre: Action & Adventure

Price: $ 14.99

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Release Date: May 24, 2007


Just when he's needed most, Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), that witty and wily charmer of a pirate, is trapped on a sea of sand in Davy Jones' Locker. In an increasingly shaky alliance, Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) and Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) begin a desperate quest to find and rescue him. Captain Jack's the last of the nine Pirate Lords of the Brethren Court who must come together united in one last stand to preserve the freedom-loving pirates' way of life. From exotic Singapore to World's End and beyond, from Shipwreck Island to a titanic battle, this adventure's filled with over-the-edge action, irreverent humor and seafaring myth and magic. Everything has led to this twisting, turning, wild swashbuckling ride in this final chapter of the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN trilogy.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

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Genre: Action & Adventure

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Release Date: January 15, 2004


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© © 2003 Disney

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

Gore Verbinski

Genre: Action & Adventure

Price: $ 12.99

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Release Date: July 7, 2006


Charming rogue pirate Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is back for a grand, swashbuckling, nonstop joyride filled with devilish pirate humor, monstrous sea creatures, and breathtaking black magic. Now Jack's got a blood debt to pay — he owes his soul to the legendary Davy Jones, ghostly Ruler of the Ocean Depths … but ever-crafty Jack isn't about to go down without a fight. Along the way, dashing Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and the beautiful Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) get caught up in the thrilling whirlpool of misadventures stirred up in Jack's quest to avoid eternal damnation by seizing the fabled Dead Man's Chest!

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Alan Wilder, Martin Gore, Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker & David Dawkins

Genre: Concert Films

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"A film about music, about those who sell it and those who buy it. Those who direct it and those who write and perform it. Those who just listen and those who listen and never forget. Master and Servant. But which is which…The new music. Four young Englishmen. Friends who have grown up together. They began with keyboards and a tape recorder because drums made too much noise around the house.Concert tour. Surrounded by a buccaneer crew of British and Anzak technicians, three forty-foot semis and equipment that belongs on a launch pad, they range across the landscape, setting up and striking week after week, city after city. Up by afternoon and out by dawn. Not even time for a sound check.Engulfed by seas of fans, who slip through cracks in the walls and haunt them backstage, youthful Americans who will soon inherit this landscape. And close behind a special bus full of fans, winners in a be-in-a-Depeche-Mode-movie-contest trying to catch up with their idols. (They did finally in Tempe, Arizona, only to lose their way to the concert and miss them after all.) At the tour's end nearly seventy thousand fill the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena, California to watch a spectacle of lights and music performed by four friends, on three keyboards and vocal mic…and a tape recorder."D.A. Pennebaker

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Charming rogue pirate Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is back for a grand, swashbuckling, nonstop joyride filled with devilish pirate humor, monstrous sea creatures, and breathtaking black magic. Now Jack's got a blood debt to pay — he owes his soul to the legendary Davy Jones, ghostly Ruler of the Ocean Depths … but ever-crafty Jack isn't about to go down without a fight. Along the way, dashing Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and the beautiful Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) get caught up in the thrilling whirlpool of misadventures stirred up in Jack's quest to avoid eternal damnation by seizing the fabled Dead Man's Chest!

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Genre: Action & Adventure

Price: $ 17.99

Rental Price: $ 2.99

Release Date: May 24, 2007


Just when he's needed most, Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), that witty and wily charmer of a pirate, is trapped on a sea of sand in Davy Jones' Locker. In an increasingly shaky alliance, Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) and Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) begin a desperate quest to find and rescue him. Captain Jack's the last of the nine Pirate Lords of the Brethren Court who must come together united in one last stand to preserve the freedom-loving pirates' way of life. From exotic Singapore to World's End and beyond, from Shipwreck Island to a titanic battle, this adventure's filled with over-the-edge action, irreverent humor and seafaring myth and magic. Everything has led to this twisting, turning, wild swashbuckling ride in this final chapter of the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN trilogy.

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Gore Verbinski

Genre: Kids & Family

Price: $ 14.99

Rental Price: $ 2.99

Release Date: March 4, 2011


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Gore Verbinski

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