Mortal Kombat was originally developed as a licensed game version of what popular movie before the licensing deal fell through, and the game was released independently?

Mortal Kombat is a video game franchise that originated in the United States. The first game was based on Ed Boon and John Tobias’ plan to make a video game featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme, but when that plan fell through, they decided to make a fantasy-themed fighting game instead.