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Idris Elba to voice Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie

By Dom Peppiatt 10 August 2021 20:33 GMT A new tweet from Idris Elba appears to suggest the actor will be voicing Knuckles the Echidna in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 when it launches next year.This follows news of a new movie synopsis for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 that seemed to suggest the film will be following the events of the Sonic 3 game, with Robotnik and Knuckles taking a central role.Those rumors and that leaked synopsis, it seems, had some credibility: as you can see from the tweet below, Elba appears to be teasing his presence in the film, giving…

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The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf teaser is our first look at the upcoming animated film

By Stephany Nunneley 10 July 2021 16:12 GMT A first look at the Netflix animated film, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, was provided yesterday during WitcherCon.Along with the first look at The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf a premiere date of August 23 was provided.Watch on YouTubeThe prequel to The Witcher Netflix series was developed by the team who brought us the live-action series.Back in March last year, the film’s producers said they went the animated route because there are certain aspects they wanted to include that could only be accomplished through animation.According to what scriptwriter Beau DeMayo said at…

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Nintendo is working on a Donkey Kong game and animation project – report

Nintendo is apparently planning to bring the Donkey Kong franchise back into the spotlight and will use a new game and animated project to do so.Nintendo insider Zippo and Nintendo Life have both noted that Nintendo is aiming to resurrect the IP in time for its 40th anniversary and give it the same loving treatment Mario got for his 35th anniversary (thanks VGC).“I’ve been told by multiple people that Donkey Kong is the next franchise in line to follow Mario in Nintendo’s push for their game franchises to become multimedia juggernauts,” says Zippo.“Donkey and co. aren’t just getting a new game, they’re getting animation (Before…

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Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness will air on Netflix in July

By Stephany Nunneley 16 April 2021 00:31 GMT A look at the CGI film Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness was shown during Capcom’s Resident Evil showcase this evening.Alongside a new look at Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, a release window was provided. You can expect to watch the film on Netflix this July.The movie is set in 2006, which is four years after the events of Resident Evil 2. ‘Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness’ drops new teaser trailer during #REShowcase Coming to Netflix July 2021 pic.twitter.com/dOaP5Sg6ff — Fandom (@getFANDOM) April 15, 2021As previously reported, the location in the film is Washington DC. Here,…

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Here’s why Johnny Cage isn’t in the Mortal Kombat movie

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 18 March 2021 14:49 GMT Johnny Cage’s notable absence from the Mortal Kombat movie has been picked up on by some dedicated fans, and now the film’s producer has finally revealed why the iconic character is missing.So far, we’ve seen a good number of the upcoming fighting game movie’s cast of characters: from new arrival to the roster, Cole Young (Lewis Tan) to longtime series veterans Sonya Blade (Jessica McNamee), Sub-Zero (Joe Taslim), Liu Kang (Ludi Lin), and Scorpion (Hiroyuki Sanada), there’s a lot to love if you’re a fan of NetherRealm’s incessantly violent franchise.But one…

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Haley Bennett joins the cast of the Borderlands film in a role “key” to Lilith’s past

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 13 March 2021 15:38 GMT Another actor has been announced for Eli Roth’s upcoming Borderlands film.According to Deadline, Haley Bennett (Swallow, The Girl on the Train) is the latest to join the cast of the Borderlands movie.While her character has not been announced, it’s said her role is “key” to Lilith’s past.The film also stars Cate Blanchett as Lilith, Jamie Lee Curtis as the archeologist Tannis, Ariana Greenblatt as Tiny Tina, Jack Black as Claptrap, Kevin Hart as Roland, and Florian Munteanu as Krieg.The Borderlands movie was announced back in 2015 and is in the works at Lionsgate…

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You soon won’t be able to buy or rent films and TV shows from PlayStation Store

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 2 March 2021 16:54 GMT Anything you have already bought will still be available.Sony is closing down the film and TV show sections of its PlayStation Store.The news was revealed via the PlayStation Blog, in which the firm said that people could no longer buy or rent films or television series from the platform as of August 31. At this point, any content that people have already bought will still be available for purchase; folks just won’t be able to buy anything else.“At SIE, we strive to provide the best entertainment experience for PlayStation fans, and…

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PlayStation Productions’ Twisted Metal series is an action-comedy from the Deadpool writers

A live-action series adaptation of Twisted Metal has been greenlit, and production on the series is moving forward according to new reports.We’d heard that a series based on the (in)famous PlayStation game franchise has been in the works for some time, with the first reports about the show making waves back in 2019.As per a new report from Variety, Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions are pitching the series as an action-comedy, and have brought Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (the writers behind the Deadpool movies and Zombieland) in to work on the script and executive produce.The original story will see a…

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Here’s your final look at the Monster Hunter movie

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 18 December 2020 17:46 GMT Released the same day as the film’s US launch.Sony has released what is presumably the final trailer for the Monster Hunter movie.The promo went live today, December 18, which is the same day that the film is being released in the United States. As is to be expected, the trailer features Milla Jovovich’s Captain Artemis teaming up with Hunter – played by Tony Jaa – to beat the shit out of some pretty huge creatures. Like. Dragons and that. Monsters, if you will.Monster Hunter is coming to the silver screen with…

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Star Wars: Rogue Squadron movie is not a video game adaptation

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 13 December 2020 15:21 GMT Star Wars: Rogue Squadron will not be an adaptation of the video game titles of the same name, director Patty Jenkins has confirmed.The upcoming movie from the Wonder Woman director may share a name with a series of arcade-style games but in an interview with IGN, Jenkins has confirmed the film will have a completely original story.“We’re doing something original with great influence from the games and the books,” Jenkins explained when talking about the film. “There’s a lot of things being acknowledged and understood about the greatness of all of those…

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Monster Hunter film director inspired by Metal Gear crossover

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 4 December 2020 16:32 GMT The movie is set to launch later this month. The director of the upcoming Monster Hunter film, Paul WS Anderson, has said that the movie is inspired by Konami’s Metal Gear Solid franchise.Speaking on a recent Capcom USA Twitch stream, the director said that the decision to make the film’s protagonist – played by Milla Jovovich – a member of the military was the Hunting Quests side missions for PlayStation Portable title Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. In this release, protagonist Snake has to first creatures such as Rathalos and Tigrex…

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Here’s your first look at Rathalos and Diablos in the Monster Hunter movie

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 11 October 2020 17:32 GMT Paul W.S. Anderson has shared the first look at the massive monster Great Rathalos from the upcoming Monster Hunter movie.During a virtual panel at BYCC, Paul W.S. Anderson shared a teaser of one of the most iconic monsters from the game series and spoke about the challenge of migrating the creatures from the game series to the big screen.“We wanted to put these creatures on the screen as accurately as possible,” Anderson explained in the panel. Check out the panel below, which is loaded with insight into the film’s production.In another…

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Minecraft movie is now without a theatrical release date

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 7 October 2020 21:03 GMT The Minecraft movie is now without a theatrical release date.The video game adaptation of Minecraft was slated to arrive in theaters on March 4, 2022, but is now undated, according to Deadline.News of the move comes alongside other films that have had release dates changed by Warner Bros.Announced in early 2014, the film went into very early stages of development that fall, with those behind it stating it was at least two to four years out.In June of 2016, a theatrical release of May 24, 2019 was announced, but it was pushed into 2022.Now,…