September 30, 2011 |
"Mortal Kombat" is fighting its way back onto the big screen, marking a rare delivery of material from a studio's own video game division to its sibling film unit. Warner Bros.' New Line Cinema unit is partnering with the Burbank studio's video game unit, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, to adapt for the big screen the tournament fighting series that debuted on video game consoles in 1992. New Line is aiming to produce the film next year and release it in 2013. Like several other media companies, including Walt Disney Co., Warner has frequently produced its own video games based on film properties, such as June's "Green Lantern.
June 15, 2011
Top 10 U.S. Video Games in May 2011 (publisher) L.A. Noire (Take-Two Interactive Software) Brink (Bethesda Softworks) Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game (Disney Interactive) Portal 2 (Electronic Arts) Mortal Kombat 2011 (Warner Bros. Interactive) Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision Blizzard) Zumba Fitness (Majesco) NBA 2K11 (Take-Two) Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft) Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (LucasArts) Source: NPD Group Inc.
May 14, 2009 |
Creditors of Midway Games Inc. are suing the Chicago company's board members and former majority owner Sumner Redstone, alleging that his sale of Midway was a "fraudulent transfer" that benefited the media mogul while pushing Midway into bankruptcy. The suit, filed Monday in federal Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, alleges that Redstone sold his 87% stake to investor Mark E. Thomas for a mere $100,000 so Redstone could register $700 million in tax losses and collect a "massive tax refund."
June 6, 2004 |
Ever since they were children, Steve Choi, Ethan Levy and Elaine Chan have been told by people who never met them that the great passion of their lives, the thing that captivated and moved them, was the enemy of intellect, emotionally damaging and quite possibly the end of civilization as we know it. Choi, Levy and Chan are gamers. That is, they play video games with serious devotion and intensity.
December 26, 2002 |
ED Boon is no softy. He may be a man in a polo shirt and comfortable shoes, clean-cut and pleasant. But he is also a fighter, a warrior, a brutal master of martial arts and something else he calls "drunken fighting," a woozy technique that includes the occasional eruption of vomit to knock opponents off-balance. That's not all. He finishes off his enemies by ripping out their spinal cords or even their intact skeletons.
January 28, 2001
I was annoyed to find in your article on "Tomb Raider" ("She's Game for the Adventure of Her Career," Jan. 21) that David Gritten lumped the 1995 hit movie "Mortal Kombat" in with the pack of other video game adaptations with the dismissive phrase " . . . it's hard to find moviegoers prepared to express affection for them." Modestly budgeted at $26 million, "MK" was the No. 1 movie in America for three straight weeks during the summer of '95, finished in the top 15 domestic grossers for the year, eventually accumulated $150 million and went on to be a video rental and sales champ for many weeks.