The movies department of gaming website IGN has posted a few new tidbits regarding the tentatively titled Mortal Kombat III movie. The long rumored movie seems to have once again been scrapped and replaced with a new, which seems to be mimicking other movie series' idea to breathe new life into the franchise. Rumors of the third MK movie ignoring the poorly received Mortal Kombat: Annihilation seem to be true, but apparently this movie may also ignore the original movie as well, completely starting from scratch. Though no real details were confirmed, it was revealed that the supposed director, Mink, has been posting in the section dedicated to this film at IMDb. Other notes include Christopher Lambert and Robin Shou being approached regarding the film, but no member of the cast is yet confirmed.

It seems you can forget about seeing Mortal Kombat III. Instead, the whole franchise will reportedly be getting the reboot treatment, a la Casino Royale and Batman Begins.

"The movie is not going to be a prequel, sequel, or in any form be related to the previous 2 movie. Pretty much like Batman Begins, is going to restart the series with new concepts, stories, etc.," a scooper informed

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Note: MKO Network site member, the Unofficial MK3 Movie Page carried this story before IGN reported on it. Check out the main page of said site to read more.