According to The Hollywood Reporter
, a 2008
case filed against New Line Cinema
, a Warner Bros.
subsidiary, by Threshold Entertainment
, producers of the original TV and Movie Mortal Kombat
properties, has been dismissed. At stake was $9.3m
in profits from the original Mortal Kombat (1995)
film that Threshold Entertainment
believe it was owed between 2000-2004 under their agreement.
However, back in December 2010
the presiding judge ruled that Warner Bros.
was the "prevailing party"
in the case and ruled that Threshold
was only entitled to $14,000
after a financial audit, but was responsible for Warner's
court costs. Because of that ruling, a hearing earlier this week on this matter determined that the rest of the case was moot, so the case was dismissed.
While Threshold Entertainment
plans to appeal, this ruling only affects this single case. Threshold
still has two more pending litigations against Warner Bros.
, one a similar case regarding unpaid profits, the other regarding the sale of Midway Games
. Those cases were not affected by this latest ruling.