The Mortal Kombat Movie Will Push Its R-Rating To The Limit

The Mortal Kombat movie has already secured its R-rating, which was great news for any fans still concerned about the movie’s commitment to the franchise’s signature brutality even after that red band trailer. But in case there were any lingering doubts, director Simon McQuoid has assured fans even the R will be pushed to its absolute limits in the movie.

During an interview with SFX Magazine, McQuoid explained that the Mortal Kombat team was set on getting away with as much “blood, gore, and fatalities” as possible–and yes, that includes having characters get their hearts torn right out of their chests, of course.

McQuoid explained that “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’.”

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