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 Post subject: Warner Bros. Conquers 'Mortal Kombat' Producer in Court
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:05 am 
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The Hollywood Reporter announced in an exclusive article, that Warner Bros has won the court fight against Lawrence Kasanoff, producer of the first two Mortal Kombat, who is suing them over the rights to the feature films, including profit of $9.3 million. The battle in court is however far from over as an appeal most probably will be filed. From the article:

“We are very pleased that the court dismissed Threshold’s multi-million dollar claims," Warner Bros. tells THR in a statement. "This victory fully vindicates Warner’s position that it accounted to Threshold fairly, appropriately and according to the parties’ contract."

"Threshold will be appealing the ruling and the denial of a jury trial," says Kasanoff attorney Howard Miller of Girardi and Keese.

This week's ruling only covers an audit period of 2000-2004. Kasanoff filed a separate lawsuit over Kombat for the 2004-2008 period. That case is still pending but the first three years of the period were thrown out based on the statute of limitations. A third case filed by Kasanoff in bankruptcy court in 2009 targeted the sale of Midway Games to Warner Bros and its impact on his intellectual property rights in certain characters associated with the Kombat franchise. That case is still pending.


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 Post subject: Re: Warner Bros. Conquers 'Mortal Kombat' Producer in Court
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what the crap! this is a stupid court case.

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 Post subject: Re: Warner Bros. Conquers 'Mortal Kombat' Producer in Court
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I don't get it. Who is this guy again?


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 Post subject: Re: Warner Bros. Conquers 'Mortal Kombat' Producer in Court
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He is the owner of Treshold Entertainment. They produced the 2 films, Mortal Kombat Conquest and the Cartoons were the owner of the rights to the production of future movie titles before Midway was acquired by Warner Bros.

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 Post subject: Re: Warner Bros. Conquers 'Mortal Kombat' Producer in Court
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Oh I see. Only good thing among those was the first movie tho...

Maybe Conquest too. A little.


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 Post subject: Re: Warner Bros. Conquers 'Mortal Kombat' Producer in Court
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Yep, he actually ruined the movie part of the franchise. Annihilation was terrible in almost every possible aspect.

Conquest was fun, the first movie too. The cartoon was terrible, but the 3D short was well I guess OK. It was a revolution for it's time.

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 Post subject: Re: Warner Bros. Conquers 'Mortal Kombat' Producer in Court
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the only thing they got right in the movies were the names.

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 Post subject: Re: Warner Bros. Conquers 'Mortal Kombat' Producer in Court
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The first one was actually good, don't you think.

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 Post subject: Re: Warner Bros. Conquers 'Mortal Kombat' Producer in Court
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its kinda border lined in my list. i hope they could redo them and make them exactly like the games/comics.

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 Post subject: Re: Warner Bros. Conquers 'Mortal Kombat' Producer in Court
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What do you mean exactly like the games/comics?

I don't think that these colors will work in a movie.

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 Post subject: Re: Warner Bros. Conquers 'Mortal Kombat' Producer in Court
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Gambid wrote:
What do you mean exactly like the games/comics?



i mean keep it like the story. mk1 scorpion kills sub-zero and liu kang eats a pop-tart.

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 Post subject: Re: Warner Bros. Conquers 'Mortal Kombat' Producer in Court
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May be they will, that will be great. But will also mean that there will be no surprises in the movies.

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 Post subject: Re: Warner Bros. Conquers 'Mortal Kombat' Producer in Court
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Warner bros ,conquers 'Mortal Kombat' is the movie that a great but will also mean that there will be no surprises in the movies.
He is the owner of Treshold Entertainment. They produced the 2 films, Mortal Kombat Conquest and the Cartoons were the owner of the rights to the production of future movie titles before Midway was acquired by Warner Bros.


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No surprises ?!?!
What do you mean?

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