Is the Mortal Kombat Reboot in Trouble?

This reminds me of what happened with “Watchmen”. After years of waiting for someone in Hollywood to finally have the balls to make the movie, the film’s release was threatened with a last-minute lawsuit. In the case of “Mortal Kombat”, the film is just in the scripting stages, but that hasn’t stopped someone from filing a lawsuit anyway. The culprit is a former producer of the movie franchise, who claims his company owns more of “Mortal Kombat” than Midway Games, the creator of the Kombat games who sold the rights to Warner Bros. a while back.

Larry Kasanoff and his Threshold Entertainment are seeking compensatory and punitive damages, claiming that the franchise as it currently stands is more the product of its creation than Midway’s. Basically, they want the rights back, though I suspect the real motive may be to get a producing credit in the reboot.

Despite being burdened with the “reboot” tag, there’s little doubt that with the right director, the right amount of money thrown at it, and a slick movie trailer, a “Mortal Kombat” movie could make some serious cash and spin off a sequel or two. If nothing else, it will be “new” to everyone who didn’t grow up with the “Mortal Kombat” games, and let’s face it, there are a lot of those around.

Scorpion no like lawsuit! Take that, suing producer!



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  • Bruce Darren Acosta

    I don’t know why that prick Larry Kasanoff wants to take the Mortal Kombat rights,well stuff him people just bitch about shit if WB is going to Reboot Mortal Kombat with new producers then thats not a problem.
    Warner Bros will win so lets vote for Warner Bros people.
    Thank You.
    BRUCE ACOSTA
    AUSTRALIA

  • http://n/a Bruce Darren Acosta

    I don’t know why that prick Larry Kasanoff wants to take the Mortal Kombat rights,well stuff him people just bitch about shit if WB is going to Reboot Mortal Kombat with new producers then thats not a problem.
    Warner Bros will win so lets vote for Warner Bros people.
    Thank You.
    BRUCE ACOSTA
    AUSTRALIA

  • xino

    The guy will not win, he sold the rights so why does he want it back.

    And a new Mortal Kombat game is in production MK9, it’s meant to be a total reboot of the franchise, because currently MK is turning to sh* and has too many characters 60+!

    So this movie will collide with the game, so Larry can’t win this.

  • xino

    The guy will not win, he sold the rights so why does he want it back.

    And a new Mortal Kombat game is in production MK9, it’s meant to be a total reboot of the franchise, because currently MK is turning to sh* and has too many characters 60+!

    So this movie will collide with the game, so Larry can’t win this.

  • Ty Gibbs

    They Better Be Making Another MK Movie Cause It’s way Overdue & I Think It Could Do Well At The Box Office. But For That To Happen, They Need To Cast Well Knownish Type Actors/Actress To Be in The Movie+ A Couple Of WWE Superstars. Cuase That’s The Only Way That MK3 Will Succeed.

  • Ty Gibbs

    They Better Be Making Another MK Movie Cause It’s way Overdue & I Think It Could Do Well At The Box Office. But For That To Happen, They Need To Cast Well Knownish Type Actors/Actress To Be in The Movie+ A Couple Of WWE Superstars. Cuase That’s The Only Way That MK3 Will Succeed.

  • Bakurai

    this is why i hate all this rights crap, i thin that if WB came up with a NEW MK then they sould go ahead with it too bad for the fools who spent there time twiddleing there thumbs,. and there is still a movie yet to be made that follows on after MK2 movie as that didn't end the movie totally i think it can continue from where it left off.