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Variety is reporting that Warner Bros. bid of 33 million dollars for Midway Games has been approved and has gone through, which gives most of the gaming company’s assets to the mega studio. Included in the mix is Mortal Kombat, Spy Hunter, Wheelman, Joust, and a ton of other classic games.

Midway created (or distributed) such titles as NBA Jam, Defenders, Primal Rage, Killer Instinct, War Gods, Rampage, and Area 51 (among countless others).  It is unknown which of Midway’s classic titles Warner Bros. has the rights of, but there is speculation that they will be moving ahead with re-imaginings of some of the more classic titles, along with a second Mortal Kombat vs DC Comics crossover game. Personally, I’d love to see new versions of Rampage and Area 51.

It is also a bit unclear what this means for Midway properties that have films and TV shows in development. Will MK’s second sequel Mortal Kombat: Devastation finally get made? Or will it be scrapped and rebooted by the WB? Hopefully the latter as the MK films were painful for this fan to watch.  How about the proposed Spy Hunter film starring The Rock? Hopefully Warner Bros. will issue a statement soon with plans for the properties.

It is exciting to see where a company with Warner’s power will take classic Midway titles.

I was checking out a mix of videos on Pwn or Die (dot) com when I found this hysterical Mortal Kombat spoof video, “Mortal Kombat – Finish Him!”

In the video, “The Emperor of Outworld is out for more than blood as Sub Zero and Liu Kang fight to the death.” The graphics and acting are top notch and perfectly match the original game’s look, feel, and voice over commands.

To see a video about the newest “Mortal Kombat” video game, click here.

The Pit, My Hollywood Dream Column

A few good articles, news bits and pictures to look at while you have your morning coffee…

  • Awesome new ‘Watchmen’ photos! I’ll watch the Watchmen. (Superhero Hype)
  • ‘Voltron’ gets a reboot. (Variety)
  • Aint-it-Cool wasted their time reviewing ‘The Scorpion King 2’, the straight to DVD prequel to the prequel of a sequel. (AICN)
  • Hey look, there is some hope for a good ‘Spy Hunter’ movie afterall! (Latino Review)
  • ‘Goosebumps’ is being adapted for the big screen. I hope they choose ‘It Came from Beneath the Sink’! (Hollywood Reporter)

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DC Comics and the makers of Mortal Kombat are teaming up for one of the strangest video game crossovers ever, pitting characters from both universes against each other in a fighting game. At the San Diego Comic-Con, the makers of the game brought some footage and described various features and characters within the game. Well, they have been kind enough to share that footage online…