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Mortal Kombat Reboot Writer Says Tone Compares to Deadpool

August 5, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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The writer of the upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot says that the film is taking tonal cues from Deadpool. Greg Russo spoke with and was asked about the tone of the film, to which he made reference to the Ryan Reynolds-led franchise.

“We wanted to be somewhat truthful with the tone of the game,” Russo said. “So if you played the games, there are real stakes, there’s real emotion behind what the characters are going through but at the same time, it’s really fun. I mean Mortal Kombat’s always been very tongue-in-cheek in how it approaches whether it’s kind of over the top violence or just kind of some of the insane story ideas that they come up with. I mean there’s always been this kind of fun nature to it.”

He added, “We looked at the games and then we also were looking at some film comps to compare our tone to. And I think things like Deadpool popped up and we’re like, we really like the tone of that. You know, it’s got some great humor in there, but if you kind of take the humor out of it, it’s got real characters, like really emotional stakes behind what the characters are going through. So that was something that we looked at for the tone of this. It’ll be fun, but it’ll also be obviously real stakes, real characters, real emotion.”

The film is set to release on March 5th, 2021.

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