Mortal Kombat first look: Inside the R-rated reboot with Lewis Tan, Simon McQuoid | EW.com
McQuoid is still editing the film, but he already knows “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,” he says. “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.” He pauses to repeat what he just said. “And there is gore, blood, and fatalities.”
Fatalities, as in the dramatic finishing moves from the games that often involve severing someone completely in half or ripping out someone’s spine, will be realized for the first time in a Mortal Kombat movie. “There are some crazy fatalities,” Tan confirms. “We’ve picked a couple of iconic ones. 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, they don’t hold back.” At the same time, McQuoid “didn’t want to get into NC-17 territory.” He notes, “It’s amazing how quickly you can get there. It doesn’t take much.” At least, not for a Mortal Kombat movie.
Best part of the article, the talk about fatalities, first time in a MK movie, I have no hope about it, I’ll just wait and see.