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Halo TV series to debut on Paramount+ in 2022

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 25 February 2021 14:41 GMT The series has been moved from Showtime to Paramount+.Showtime’s Halo TV series based on the Xbox franchise will not air on the subscription channel as planned, but will instead debut on the Paramount+ service, reports Deadline.The series is produced by Showtime via a partnership with Amblin Television and 343 Industries and will premiere on Paramount+ in Q1 2022.Showtime will continue to produce Halo for Paramount+ and it will continue to be led by Gary Levine and Amy Israel.The adaption will cover the 26th-century conflict between humanity and the Covenant, and will…

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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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The World Ends With You: The Animation arrives in April 2021, gets new trailer

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 7 February 2021 12:32 GMT The World Ends With You: The Animation has received a brand-new trailer ahead of its launch later this year.Tetsuya Nomura, Takeharu Ishimoto, and other members of the original development team are working on the serialized animation series based on the world and events of the cult Nintendo DS game.Square Enix has revealed that The World Ends With You: The Animation will launch in Japan on April 9 via a new trailer that gives us an extended look at the upcoming anime and the opening theme “TEENAGE CITY RIOT” by ALI. Check it…

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The Last of Us HBO series pilot to be directed by Beanpole’s Kantemir Balagov

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 16 January 2021 16:55 GMT A new director has been pegged for HBO’s The Last of Us series.Russian filmmaker Kantemir Balagov will direct the pilot for HBO’s adaptation of Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us, according to The Hollywood Reporter.Back in March 2020, it was announced the Naughty Dog developed title was getting its own HBO series and was being helmed by Chernobyl’s Craig Mazin and executive produced and written by Neil Druckmann. It was initially thought Chernobyl director Johan Renck would direct, but due to a scheduling conflict, Renck has bowed out.Balagov made his debut as…

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The Witcher Season 2’s first scene has been revealed by Netflix

Netflix has been teasing elements of the upcoming second season lately, and now we’ve even got a full sneak peek at the first scene to enjoy.Ahead of the second season of The Witcher Netflix series airing next year, Netflix has shared the first page of the Season Two script as a ‘Witchmas’ present for fans.The scene, which you can read in this tweet, studies a merchant man, his wife, and his daughter searching for somewhere to stay in a small mountain town as Geralt brooding talks over the top.“You dogged my every footstep. But struck down others I passed on my way. Why?” asks…

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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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Henry Cavill injured filming Netflix’s The Witcher

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 15 December 2020 17:22 GMT And we thought he was a man of steel. The star of Netflix’s The Witcher TV show has been hurt while filming.That’s according to The Sun, which says that Henry Cavill injured his leg on an assault course, one that involved swinging axes no less. It’s still unclear what actually happened to the Hollywood actor.One source said that the injury isn’t bad enough to require an ambulance, but Cavill also seemingly can’t walk.The first season of The Witcher debuted in December of last year, quickly becoming a huge success for streaming…

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Here’s an extended cut trailer for Ark: The Animated Series

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 12 December 2020 19:31 GMT Ark: The Animated Series has received an extended cut trailer.Announced at The Game Awards 2020 alongside Ark 2, an extended cut trailer has been released for Ark: The Animated Series.Studio Wildcard has partnered with director Jay Oliva (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox) to executive produce and co-showrun the original animated television series based on the video game Ark: Survival Evolved.It’s coming to you courtesy of animation studio Lex + Otis and with music composed by Gareth Coker (Ori and the Will of the Wisps).Created and executive…

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Black Friday TV deals at Best Buy cut prices by up to $1000

By Grace Curtis, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 15:28 GMT Always good for a discount even in normal times, BestBuy is on top form this year with a huge Black Friday sale. They’ve cut prices on everything from whisks to fridges, but we’ve spotted one place where you can make savings in the hundreds – widescreen TVs. At the lower end of the scale in terms of size and price are a range of small 4K LED TVs from brands like Samsung and Toshiba. Discounts are less impressive, but still hefty – for example, the $300 43” Insignia Smart TV, which comes…

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The Last of Us series greenlit by HBO

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 20 November 2020 20:32 GMT The Last of Us has received the green light from HBO.According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Last of Us will now go into production.Back in March, it was announced the Naughty Dog developed title was getting its own HBO series. It is being helmed by Chernobyl’s Craig Mazin and executive produced and written by Neil Druckmann.Druckmann and Mazin will executive produce alongside Carolyn Strauss (Chernobyl, Game of Thrones), Naughty Dog’s Evan Wells, and PlayStation Productions’ Qizilbash and Carter Swan.Set 20 years after the destruction of modern civilization, the series will focus on…

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Smart TVs in the UK are dropping in price as Black Friday approaches

By Joel Franey, Friday, 6 November 2020 15:59 GMT With Black Friday 2020 a few weeks away, retailers are already beginning to lower their prices to try and stay ahead of the curve. One particular trend we’re noticing already is a lot of discounts on Smart TVs, especially in the UK, meaning that anybody who wants to make their own home entertainment system can do so at a discounted rate. This year certainly looks to be big for Black Friday Smart TV deals.Though there’s plenty of offers going up already and more certainly to come as we get closer and…

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Xbox outlines the media apps launching with Xbox Series X/S

By Alex Calvin, Monday, 2 November 2020 17:33 GMT We now know which streaming platforms are going to be on Microsoft’s new consoles at launch.In a post on Xbox Wire, the company revealed that Apple TV is coming to its hardware on November 10, the same day that the Xbox Series X and Series X launch. That will set consumers back $4.99 each month, with a seven-day free trial.In addition, media apps that are already available for Xbox One – like Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Spotify and YouTube – will be available on Microsoft’s brand new consoles.“It’s not just your…

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Troy Baker wants to be blown up in The Last of Us TV show

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 23 October 2020 11:45 GMT Voice actor Troy Baker has said that he would love to make an appearance in the upcoming The Last of Us TV series.In a video on YouTube discussing the recent pictures of Nolan North visiting the set of the Uncharted movie, Baker – who played one of the franchise’s protagonists Joel Miller – said that it was unlikely he’d be cast in this role in the television show, but he’d love to appear as an Infected and be blown up by whoever ends up playing him.“The reason why I’m looking at…