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Dune’s Oscar-nominated screenwriter is penning Netflix’s Gears Of War film

Netflix’s take on chonky soldiers vs. equally chonky underground aliens is, excuse me, gearing up. Last November, the streaming service announced plans to adapt Gears Of War’s chainsaw-swinging into an animated series and a live-action film. The latter has now tapped a writer. Jon Spaihts is the Oscar-nominated screenwriter behind Dune, Prometheus, and Doctor Strange, and he’s now writing the Gears Of War film, Netflix announced today. Read more

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We almost got a Hitman movie directed by James Gunn

The Hitman games are often good and usually fun, it’s fair to say, particularly the recent World Of Assassination trilogy. Ian Hitman’s turn in the two films released about his adventures has been rougher to recommend, though. That’s why it’s simultaneously disappointing and awesome to learn that Guardians Of The Galaxy, The Suicide Squad and – shudder – Slither director James Gunn narrowly missed his target when he pitched a Hitman movie. Read more

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Chris Pratt says his voice performance in the Super Mario Bros. film is “unlike anything you’ve heard”

The film’s co-producer said Pratt’s voice work is “phenomenal.” Actor Chris Pratt is trying to reassure Mario fans that his voiceover in the upcoming Super Mario Bros. film won’t be terrible. In an interview, The Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy actor told Variety Mario’s voice has been updated for the film and is “unlike anything you’ve heard in the Mario world before.” “I worked really closely with the directors and trying out a few things and landed on something that I’m really proud of and can’t wait for people to see and hear,” said Pratt. “It’s an animated…

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Sony’s Gran Turismo movie to be directed by Neill Blomkamp, theatrical release set for August 2023

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Said to be based on a true story. Sony has attached an August 11, 2023 release date to its upcoming Gran Turismo film. According to Deadline, the film will be based on a true story where a teenage boy who loves playing Gran Turismo wins a series of Nissan competitions to become a professional race car driver. The film is to be directed by Neill Blomkamp (District Nine, Chappie, Elysium), and the screenplay is being penned by Jason Hall (American…

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Sony Pictures declares Uncharted “a new hit movie franchise” after film generates $139 million worldwide

Despite mixed reviews, the film is doing well at the box office. Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group is rather pleased with how Uncharted is doing at the box office, so much so that its chairman and CEO Tom Rothman has called it “a new hit movie franchise.” Speaking in a company memo (thanks, Deadline), Rothman said the success “marks a great victory” for the company, as the film was the “first major production entirely shut down by the advent of Covid, yet we persevered to complete a picture the audience loves.” According to Fandango’s Erik Davis, when it comes to…

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Duncan Jones still wants to make a Full Throttle movie

The director of Moon and Warcraft is still dreaming of making a movie version of Full Throttle, the classic LucasArts adventure game about rough ‘n’ tough bikers and lovers. A year ago Duncan Jones released a tentative script he banged out in a fit of procrastination, and in 2022 he’s still thinking of the smell of asphalt. In a cheeky wee tweet over the weekend, he asked fans to bug LucasOwners Disney to let him do it. Read more

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Uncharted video shows off extended look at the cargo plane scene

Watch Nathan try to get back on the plane. Our first look at the Uncharted film’s official trailer came back in October. In it, we were given a look at Nathan Drake’s fight in the cargo plane, which mirrors the one from Uncharted 3. Today, Sony has provided an extended look at the cargo plane scene, and you can view it below – if you wish to be spoiled. As you can see, as Nathan Drake, Tom Holland is pushed out of a cargo plane and is doing his best to climb back in via a set of cargo boxes…

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Kojima Productions open new division for TV, film, and music

The studio behind Death Stranding have announced they’re opening a new division in Los Angeles to enter the worlds of television, film, and music. Kojima Productions have confirmed no specific projects or plans yet. Even as someone who has a lot of time and enthusiasm for Kojima’s self-serious wacky plots, I hope the plan isn’t for anything as banal as a Death Stranding movie. Their video games are delightful because they’re video games. Read more

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Idris Elba is voicing Knuckles in the Sonic movie sequel

“After playing Mandela, it’s very hard to read a script that doesn’t have any of the qualities that man has,” said Idris Elba to the BBC in 2013. “It’s quite interesting what it’s doing to my taste in characters.” Today, Idris Elba announced in a tweet that he would play Knuckles the Echidna in the Sonic movie sequel. Read more

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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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Pokemon Go Fifth Anniversary: Collection challenge, Research, and their rewards

Pokemon Go continues to celebrate its 5th anniversary, this time with a new collection challenge and a bunch of limited time field research missions.The new fifth anniversary collection and field research pair nicely with other celebratory elements of the game for this milestone including the return of jump-start research and the debut of a new form of flying Pikachu with balloons. While all this stuff is running, much else about Pokemon continues to tick along in the background, including the current field research missions and egg hatches. On this page, we explain the Fifth Anniversary Collection and its rewards, plus…

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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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Here’s what you can expect from CD Projekt’s WitcherCon event

Netflix and CD Projekt Red have announced the schedule for WitcherCon – a new event that will take place Friday, July 9, and provide updates on various Witcher-related projects.WitcherCon, which both companies are selling as a celebration of The Witcher and the fans that love it, will feature multiple panels, deep dives into various Witcher projects currently in development, and “unique, exclusive content”, too.Before we go any further, though; don’t get excited about any new games. The official site for the event says ‘no new game will be announced at WitcherCon, but there are still plenty of reasons to tune in.’ Instead, you can look forward…

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Upcoming Halo TV series loses its showrunner after one season

By Dom Peppiatt 27 June 2021 12:08 GMT We may be getting very close to taking a first proper look at the Halo TV series, but the latest news from the upcoming season isn’t particularly positive.After a leak in early June showed off an early look at the upcoming Halo TV series ahead of time, Variety reports that Steven Kane – showrunner on the Paramount-produced series – will not be returning to the show for its second season.The show has largely been filmed in Budapest (following a lot of other TV production during the Covid-19 pandemic) and now, after two years…

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Mass Effect writer explains why the movie adaptation never got off the ground

As you know, there was a Mass Effect movie in the works at one point, but apparently, things didn’t pan out, according to Bioware.Speaking with Business Insider, Mass Effect writer Marc Walters said during the scriptwriting process, the team felt it was “always fighting the IP.”Watch on YouTube“What story are we going to tell in 90 to 120 minutes? Are we going to do it justice?” stated Walters. When the film version seemed scrapped, it was suggested a TV adaptation would work best, but it too never materialized, but not for “lack of trying.” Walters believes an episodic series is…