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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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Surprise Ratchet & Clank animated short appears on Crave TV

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 14 February 2021 15:39 GMT A new Ratchet & Clank animated film has arrived on Canadian streaming service Crave TV, seemingly out of nowhere.Ratchet & Clank: Life of Pie appears to have launched on a streaming service with no prior announcement or fanfare, and was discovered by Reddit users shortly after its debut. You can see the listing for the film over on the Crave website.The animation was completed by the Mainframe – the same studio that made the Ratchet & Clank feature film back in 2016 – and was apparently completed in 2019.“While on an…

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Jack Black joins the Borderlands movie cast as Claptrap

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 11 February 2021 20:42 GMT Jack Black has joined the cast of the Borderlands movie and will lend his voice to Claptrap.News of Black joining the Borderlands movie cast comes on the heels of the Jamie Lee Curtis announcement. Curtis will play the archeologist Tannis, who might know where a vault “filled with alien weapon technology” is located, according to The Hollywood Reporter.Also starring in the movie is actor and comedian Kevin Hart who will portray Roland, ad Cate Blanchett is set to star as Lilith.Eli Roth is directing the Borderlands movie, and it is being…

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Resident Evil film reboot set to release in theaters this September

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 5 February 2021 16:07 GMT Constantin Film’s Resident Evil film reboot will arrive in theaters this summer.The Resident Evil movie is set to release Labor Day weekend, which is September 3 in the US, according to Deadline.It was revealed back in October the Resident Evil film is a bit of a “reboot” with “faithful ties” to the game franchise and set in 1998 on a “fateful night” in Raccoon City.The film is being handled by writer-director Johannes Roberts.As reported by Deadline when the news broke, Kaya Scodelario (Maze Runner) will play Claire Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man…

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Plans for a Wall Street GameStop movie are already in the works

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 1 February 2021 17:34 GMT A movie based on the turbulent events surrounding the on-going GameStop/Reddit stock situation is already in the works.In a new report by Deadline, it’s been revealed that MGM has acquired the rights to the book proposal for a new title called ‘The Antisocial Network’ from author Ben Mezrich.This book will follow the events of “a ragtag group of amateur investors, gamers, and internet trolls” who – through investments, coordination, and playing the bankers at their own game, “brought Wall Street to its knees.”Apparently, Mezrich and his representatives started sharing the proposal…

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Kevin Hart signs on to play Roland in Borderlands movie

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 26 January 2021 20:53 GMT Actor and comedian Kevin Hart has signed on to play Roland in the Borderlands movie.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hart has signed a deal to be in the Borderlands movie, a deal which has been in negotiations since December to play Roland.Eli Roth is directing the Borderlands movie and said in a statement he is “thrilled” to be working with Hart.“Borderlands is a different kind of role for him, and we are excited to thrill audiences with a side of Kevin they’ve never seen before. He’s going to be an amazing…

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Here’s your first look at Scorpion and Sub-Zero in the new Mortal Kombat film

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 15 January 2021 17:01 GMT Has the transition from game to film been a fatality?We’ve finally had our first look at the upcoming Mortal Kombat film reboot.Entertainment Weekly, has published a number of stills showing off what some beloved characters from the bloody brawler look like on the big screen this time around.This includes Hanzo Hasashi aka Scorpion aka the Yellow Ninja, who is being played by Logan star Hiroyuki Sanada, as well as Joe Taslim’s portrayal of Bi-Han aka Sub-Zero – well, one of the Sub-Zeroes – aka the Blue Ninja.The film apparently kicks off…

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Christopher Nolan is open to the idea of turning one of his movies into a video game

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 11:32 GMT Christopher Nolan is not opposed to turning one of his movies into a video game.Film director Christopher Nolan has revealed that he would definitely be interested in seeing one of his works adapted into a video game, but the renowned director said it won’t be a straight tie-in.Speaking to Geoff Keighley in a wide-ranging interview promoting the home video release of Tenet, Nolan explained that he has a lot of respect for the medium of video games and the work that goes into creating a game compared to a movie.“Making films…

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Sony Pictures is developing 3 movies and 7 TV shows based on PlayStation games

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 10:03 GMT Sony Pictures is diving deep into PlayStation’s well of video game properties.Sony Pictures, the TV and film production arm of the Sony Corporation, is seemingly working on more than just Uncharted. Sony Pictures CEO Tony Vinciquerra told CNBC (via MediaPost) that the studio is working on three movies and seven TV shows, all based on PlayStation’s video game content.According to Vinciquerra, Sony will be relying more on its own brands going forward. “We have no specific plan yet, but we have a program within the company called One Sony,” he explained.“You’ll…

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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 producer apologizes for offensive rhyme that led to it being pulled from Chinese cinemas

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 8 December 2020 20:32 GMT Constantin Film has issued an apology over dialogue in the Monster Hunter film which insulted Chinese audiences.A rhyme which is considered racist to people of Chinese and Japanese origin in the Monster Hunter film resulted in it being pulled from cinemas in China. Constantin says it “sincerely apologizes to Chinese audiences” for the dialogue, stating there was “absolutely no intent to discriminate, insult or otherwise offend anyone of Chinese heritage,” according to Deadline.“Constantin Film has listened to the concerns expressed by Chinese audiences and removed the line that has led to…

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Monster Hunter: World is being review-bombed over its movie adaptation

Now, we won’t be seeing Paul W.S. Anderson’s Monster Hunter flick in the west for a good few months yet. But the adaptation’s Chinese debut this week saw it face a massive backlash over one racist scene in particular, a backlash that has since spilled over into Monster Hunter: World‘s Steam reviews and pushed series creators Capcom to distance themselves from the film’s production. (more…)

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Oscar Isaac to star as Solid Snake in Metal Gear Solid film

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 4 December 2020 18:26 GMT Looks like Oscar Isaac will portray Solid Snake in Sony Pictures’ Metal Gear Solid film.That’s according to a Deadline report (and confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter) stating Isaac will star in the film based on the Metal Gear Solid video game series from Konami.Issac is known for starring in films such as Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and others in the series as Poe Dameron. He also starred in Life Itself, The Letter Room, and will play as Duke Leto Atreides in the upcoming Dune movie.The movie was first announced…