A Reboot for the "Mortal Kombat" Films?

by | March 29, 2007 | Comments

Looks like Christopher Lambert’s agent’s day just got a lot busier: Moviehole reports that, despite the fervent prayers of many who watched "Mortal Kombat: Annihilation," plans are indeed still afoot to bring the long-running videogame franchise back to the big screen — and what’s more, it hasn’t been dwindling box office or scathing reviews keeping us from another "Kombat," but legal issues. Specifically, the issues that develop when a film studio, a game company, the game’s creator, and various filmmakers all have their hands in the production pot:

“The reason it is taking so long is the script, so many parts are involved. The team at Threshold (the ones that hold the rights to ‘MK’) are constantly writing drafts (along with the director), which they have to send to Midway (makers of the game) so the creator of the game (Ed Boon) adds notes and some input to the draft, then to the studio (rumored to be Lionsgate at this moment).”

Did you get all that?

Frankly, this sort of movie-making by committee sounds like the perfect recipe for a horrible film, but we suppose it’s fairly normal for Hollywood these days — and we’re honestly sort of intrigued by the following statement:

"The movie is not going to be a prequel, sequel, or in any form be related to the previous two movies. Pretty much like ‘Batman Begins,’ it is going to restart the series with new concepts, stories, etc."

A "Mortal Kombat" movie reminiscent of "Batman Begins"? The odds are slim, but crazier things have definitely happened.

Source: Moviehole

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