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It seems like whenever a film franchise begins to go south the only way to revive it is to start fresh with new faces and new story concepts (Batman Begins / Casino Royale.) It appears this is what’s happening with the next “Mortal Kombat” movie – which has been stuck in development for the last couple of years.

“The reason it is taking so long is the script, so many parts are involved. The team at Threshold (the ones that holds the right to MK) are constantly writing drafts (along with the director), which they have to send to Midway (makers of the game) so the creator of the game (Ed Boon) adds notes and some input to the draft, then to the studio (rumored to be Lionsgate at this moment). – It is a new telling of the MK universe drawing from the whole universe. As I have said think of it like Batman Begins”. – MovieHole.net

I hope some studio suits will use this new trend to revive some other dead franchises. How about “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” or “Police Academy”? Either way, it should star the cast of “That 70’s Show.”