Warner Bros. Gets Mortal Kombat Rights For Recession Price
These days, $33 million doesnít buy you much. You could probably buy a stake in a small microchip company, maybe even the rights to some long-dead Atari video game franchise. But big money is required to buy anything of worth. Or at least thatís how things were prior to the recession.
Now companies like Warner. Bros can pick up big money making franchises like Mortal Kombat on the cheap. Variety is reporting that Warner. Bros was able to purchase most of Midway Gamesí assets for just $33 million, thanks to Midway filing for bankruptcy earlier this year. Midway's assets include the rights to games such as Mortal Kombat, Spy Hunter and Joust.
What this means for the franchises involved remains to be seen (they'll almost certainly make more games), though itís all but definite that a Mortal Kombat movie will eventually be greenlit. Typically Warner Bros. knows how to treat their big name franchises, so this will definitely be good news for the seventeen people still interested in seeing a Kombat movie. Either way itís good for the WB. They could sell a few cheaply made screen pressed shirts and get that money back.
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