Filmmaker Simon McQuoid says film is reboot of R-rated big-screen video game

Mortal Kombat, the 2021 reboot began airing on the OTT platform from April 23, and filmmaker Simon McQuoid has said that they did not tone down the violent scenes in the film in any way. The film is a big-screen reboot of the R-rated video game.

Simon says there was never a discussion about losing most of the game in the movie. “If there ever was a conversation about it, it was long before we got involved. When I signed up, the conversations I had with the studio – it never happened, it there has never been anything from them, ”he said in an interview with

“They have always very much embraced and respected what ‘Mortal Kombat’ is and made it the best version of it,” he added.

In fact, producer E. Bennett Walsh added that they tried to amplify the action sequences for the screen. “That was the reason to do it, to do it in this space. We were trying to take the action sequences to a new level,” he said.

Actor Chin Han, who plays the sorcerer Shang Tsung in Mortal Kombat, said the film retains the spirit of the popular game as well as the original film released in 1995. “This film retains the essence of games, the spirit of the original. movie, and uses that as a starting point to tell a story that talks about our time, an era of superheroes and anti-heroes. For me, it’s interesting because of the understanding reasons why Shang Tsung is so determined to take control of Earth, and to build his empire on it, ”he says.

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Describing his character, he said, “The pinnacle of evolution and intelligent design, Shang Tsung is not only a shapeshifter, he is also a soul eater. He can move among humans and they don’t know not that he’s there, and he can access the characteristic moves of all Mortal Kombat fighters, so he’s got all their strengths minus any weaknesses. “

(With IANS inputs)

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