Variety reports that Warner Bros. is being sued by Threshold Entertainment for alleged breach of contract over development of a third Mortal Kombat film.

Threshold filed suit Tuesday in Los Angeles. They are charging Warner Bros. with "failing to cooperate and respond to Threshold and seeking to cut out Threshold."

Warner Bros. had no comment.

According to Threshold attorney Peter C. Bierne it is the third suit filed by the company over the property. The first two actions were put forth in 2008 and 2009 against Warner Bros. and its subsidiary New Line over accounting from the first Mortal Kombat film that came out in 1995.

The new suit asserts that Threshold has property ownership of a third movie, "due to agreements it made with Midway Games." Warner Bros. grabbed up most of Midway Games' assets in bankruptcy court last year for the low price of $33 million. This gave the studio the rights to Mortal Kombat, Spy Hunter, and Joust among other game franchises.

Evan Jacobs