The last time we heard anything about another “Mortal Kombat” movie it was way, way, way back in early 2008, when the film’s would-be director mink (yes, one word, all lower cases, how obnoxious is that?) talked about his approach to the sequel, which he envisioned more as a “re-imagining”. Well never you mind that one, because it ain’t happening. At least, not yet. There are good news, though, for you “Mortal Kombat” movie fans out there (there are a couple of you, right?), after this Variety report that Warner Bros. has purchased the MK property (including “Spy Hunter” and “Joust”, among many others) from Midway Games.
The specifics of the deal aren’t important, just that a big-time movie studio now has their hands on a couple of popular game franchises, with MK primed for a return to the big screen. The first two movies made a nice chunk of change at the box office, and it’s been over 12 years since “Mortal Kombat: Annihilation”. Since then, the game has been re-tooled in a cross-over title with the D.C. Universe called “Mortal Kombat vs. D.C. Universe”.
Is it possible that Warner Bros. will just sit on the rights to MK and not do anything with it? Sure, it’s possible, but I say look for an announcement of another MK movie by the end of this year, if not next year. This thing is going to happen, that seems like a no-brainer to me. It’s just a matter of when and how.
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