Mortal Kombat Producer Todd Garner On The Film’s Fatalities

Street Fighter II enables one person to kick the living s**t out of a friend. A brutal beating was where it ended. Mortal Kombat took that idea to the next level. While the game’s digitized sprites were much more appealing to young arcade goers as opposed to the cartoonish characters of Street Fighter II, what truly set the game apart were the fatalities.

Instead of handing dishing out a proper ass-whooping to your buddy, Mortal Kombat allowed you to finish them. The game actually instructed the player to do so. Producer Todd Garner explained the restrictions the film had to abide by while speaking to Comicbook.com. You can check it out below.

“First of all, it’s CG characters, so it’s not real. So obviously the bar being raised for the violence. I’m under the restrictions of the Motion Picture Association of America. So I have to live inside those rules. So we’re going to do as much as we can and that would be what it’s… Going to definitely be R-rated, definitely be violent.”

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“There’s crazy shit you do in the games. I don’t know if you really want to see Ludi [Lin] get his head ripped off.”

I understand it. However, think Mortal Kombat has been around long enough that movie patrons are well aware of what to expect. It likely one of the biggest reasons for watching the film. I’ve been a fan of the franchise since it began. I am pretty excited about the film as it looks like this effort is going to be a lot of fun. And I am happy to see 9hopfully) see the franchise get the quality adaptation it deserves.

A synopsis for Mortal Kombat follows below.

“MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage—or why Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. Fearing for his family’s safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with. Soon, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high-stakes battle for the universe. But will Cole be pushed hard enough to unlock his arcana—the immense power from within his soul—in time to save not only his family, but to stop Outworld once and for all?”

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Source: Comicbook.com

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