WBRZ News 2 Louisiana is reporting on their website that movie production company Threshold Entertainment, producers of the Mortal Kombat movies and TV series, has expressed in opening a facility in New Orleans, Lousiana that would double as a movie studio and theme park. Moreover, the report states that Threshold is planning on filming the third movie in Louisiana. From the article:

The producers of the "Mortal Kombat" video games and movies would like to build a $150 million studio and amusement park on the banks of the Mississippi River, which would be the first of its kind anywhere, the company's chief executive said Monday.


Meanwhile, Threshold Entertainment, which is planning to film "Mortal Kombat III" in Louisiana, is interested in building out 100,000-150,000 square feet of production space that would double as a tourist attraction.

"I believe there's an extraordinary opportunity to build a state-of-the-art production studio-slash-Hollywood theme park and training facility right in the middle of town," CEO Larry Kasanoff said.


The project's future would depend on how much cooperation and support Kasanoff receives from the various governing bodies on the river, which include the Port of New Orleans, city of New Orleans, and even the state, said Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu, who met with Kasanoff this past weekend.

" 'Mortal Kombat' has made $5 billion. He wants to bring a $150 million studio theme park," Landrieu said.

"In politics, I'm always skeptical about people bearing gifts, but Kasanoff is real.

"He is the head of an entertainment company that is very fluid and very wealthy."

To our knowledge, this is the first official news we've seen about the third movie's actual production, outside of actor's comments. We'll be keeping an eye on this story. As we learn more, we'll be sure to pass the information on to you!

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