Though video game movies never really live up to the hype, Hollywood still keeps trying as long as there\u2019s an audience. The Mortal Kombat reboot has finally been greenlit, and writer Greg Russo says that the film will actually draw inspiration from another R-rated franchise, Deadpool.\r\n\r\nTalking to ComicBook, Russo talks about going to the roots of Mortal Kombat and how admittedly silly the franchise was when it started out. He says:\r\n\r\n"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."\r\n\r\nWhat\u2019s interesting is the movie is also promising to be just as gory as the games, and that\u2019s where the Deadpool comparison comes in. Russo explains:\r\n\r\n"We looked at the games and then we also were looking at some film comps to compare our tone to\u2026 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."\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=bRup_NCBChM\r\n\r\nFor now, Mortal Kombat is still very much into the casting process. The only member of the cast listed so far is The Raid\u2019s Joe Taslim who is playing Sub-Zero. We have yet to know if we\u2019re going to be getting the likes of Scorpion, Liu Kang, or Sonya Blade yet.\r\n\r\nLike I said, video game movies rarely live up to the hype, but maybe if they approach the campiness of Mortal Kombat, we could have something fun.\r\n\r\nCatch Mortal Kombat when it hits theaters March 5, 2021.