<img src=newspaper.gif border=0>&nbsp;New Line No Longer Distributing New MK Movies?
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<img src=newspaper.gif border=0>&nbsp;New Line No Longer Distributing New MK Movies?
02/10/2004 05:02 AM EST
Mortal Kombat Online reader Anthony Maurizio recently emailed Robert Shaye, co-chairman and co-CEO of New Line Cinema, to ask if New Line would be the distributor of the next Mortal Kombat movie, as they were with the original movie and Mortal Kombat Annihilation. Mr. Shaye's response was simply, "We no longer have any subsequent rights."

The status of the third movie, which is already something of an enigma, is now even murkier with this answer. Even if there is a third movie, who will have the rights to distribute it? We will report more on this story as news becomes available.

To read the email in its entirety, click here. Our thanks to Anthony Maurizio for the heads-up on this story!

EDIT: Forum member Abismo dug up an old chat on Threshold's Mortal Kombat page where Josh Wexler states that Threshold has all the rights to new MK movies, including distribution rights. <NosajMKD> My question is for the 3rd film with the movie be released with New Line or who will it be with and this time will Threshold have control over how the movie goes unlike the New Line MKA matter?
<Joshua_We> Nosaj - we have gotten all the rights back from New Line - Threshold will be in control!
To read the interview in its entirety, click here. Our thanks to Abismo for the update on this news story!
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RE: New Line No Longer Distributing New MK Movies?
02/06/2004 04:16 PM EST
hmm. The next mk movie is getting more uncertain to get made. Let's hope there will be a another willing to distibute it.
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RE: New Line No Longer Distributing New MK Movies?
02/06/2004 04:46 PM EST
I knew it! I knew it!
I mean come on Threshold went bankrupt, there was gonna be a slim chance they could produce. Sorry guys, but another MK movie won't be coming, well unless I'm directing...
Heck I wouldn't be too surprised if Ed Boon and maybe Tobias have the rights again (its the same with Spawn 2 and Todd MacFarline).
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02/06/2004 04:53 PM EST
DAMN IT ALL!!! this sux major ass. they better have another company or get another one anyways.
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RE: New Line No Longer Distributing New MK Movies?
02/06/2004 06:40 PM EST
Please refrain from creating duplicate threads. Another thread was started about this yesterday.

I will now close this thread.


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RE: New Line No Longer Distributing New MK Movies?
02/07/2004 12:14 PM EST
This is from the transcript from April 25, 2001 Joshua Wexler Chat.

http://www.mortalkombat.com/transcripts/josh.php3

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NosajMKD · My question is for the 3rd film with the movie be released with New Line or who will it be with and this time will Threshold have control over how the movie goes unlike the New Line MKA matter?
Joshua_We · We have gotten all the rights back from New Line - Threshold will be in control!

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So we knew MK3 wouldn't be distributed by New Line since April 25, 2001.

We'll have a third MK movie, guys.
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RE: New Line No Longer Distributing New MK Movies?
02/07/2004 11:06 PM EST

Abismo Wrote:
This is from the transcript from April 25, 2001 Joshua Wexler Chat.

http://www.mortalkombat.com/transcripts/josh.php3

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NosajMKD · My question is for the 3rd film with the movie be released with New Line or who will it be with and this time will Threshold have control over how the movie goes unlike the New Line MKA matter?
Joshua_We · We have gotten all the rights back from New Line - Threshold will be in control!
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So we knew MK3 wouldn't be distributed by New Line since April 25, 2001.

We'll have a third MK movie, guys.


Good memory, I forgot all about that.
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02/09/2004 09:08 PM EST
hello everyone i'm new to this and i have been looking through the comments about a secret in MKDA no one has found yet i'm not shore of what all u guys have tryed yet but i was woudering if and of you unlocked shokan
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RE: New Line No Longer Distributing New MK Movies?
02/10/2004 05:02 AM EST
hope so but i also hope, above everything else, that itd be good, otherwise, don't make the movie at all...
We'll have a third MK movie, guys.

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