Just like the long-gestating "X-Files" sequel, the third "Mortal Kombat" movie has been swimming in the Development Hell Channel for quite a few years now. Apparently, and again like the former, it's delay can mainly be attributed to legal issues.
Insider 'Rayden' gave Moviehole.net a quick run-down on what the deal is with it- whilst confirming that the film won't actually be a prequel or a sequel but more of a restart.
"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.
"Threshold had to wait till around early 2000 for the contract with New Line Cinema to end (Threshold blames New Line for the disappointing Annihilation, talking about forced release dates, limited budget, no understanding of anything, etc.)...
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