Peter Elson'sGlobal Cinema Group has picked up worldwide rights to the upcoming $35m actiontitle Mortal Kombat: Krusades and is pre-selling the project here.

LarryKasanoff's Threshold Entertainment holds the rights to the video game franchiseand the producer expects to start production later this year.

Paul W SAnderson directed the franchise curtain-raiser Mortal Kombat in 1995. This was followed up two yearslater with John R Leonetti's Mortal Kombat: Annihilation.