The upcoming Mortal Kombat movie will not only feature the infamous fatalities on the big screen for the first time but will also feature ones taken directly from the game. However, they will also have a purpose larger than being cool showpieces. In other words, there won’t be any fatalities thrown into the movie just for the sake of having them.
“Game accurate? Yes, we are. I can say for sure that the fatalities that we’re going to put into the film are from the game,” said writer Greg Russo during an interview with ComicBook.com, and when asked whether game-accurate fatalities would be in the film.
“We’re going to come up with some new things that we haven’t seen before, but at the same time we want to … if we’re going to do it and use that device, we want to make sure that it’s not just in there just to be in there and have that point to the story. So everything will always have that point to what’s happening in the story, it will feel awesome and badass, and it’s going to play a role, you know, it’s not just going to be there just to be showy.
While it would certainly be a lot of fun having every fight in the film end in a ludicrously gory death, having game accurate fatalities be an integral part of the story shows that the film is being taken seriously rather than a simple attempt at a cash grab by further adapting a popular franchise.
Mortal Kombat is set to premiere on March 5, 2021