Video games don’t have their version of the Oscars, but if they did, Naughty Dog’s latest game The Last of Us would be a strong contender this year. Released earlier this summer for PlayStation 3, the dramatic action game follows a young man named Joel who escorts an important girl named Ellie across a post-apocalyptic world filled with zombies and other unpleasantness. Think Children of Men meets The Walking Dead, with a little The Professional thrown in.
Since the game’s release this summer, there’s been no mention of a film adaptation but that ends now. Sony has registered the domains TheLastOfUs-Movie.com and TheLastOfUsMovie.net. Read More »
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Though many were mixed on Judd Apatow‘s latest film, This Is 40, it didn’t diminish our interest in what the filmmaker has going on next. It seems the director of The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up has now decided to direct a film he previously was only attached to produce. Apatow will direct Train Wreck, the writing and starring debut of Comedy Central star Amy Schumer. Read More »
Ben Affleck isn’t only bringing Batman to the big screen over at Warner Bros., he’s teaming up with his old pal to produce a lesser known DC Comic, too. Affleck and Matt Damon will produce an adaptation of the Ed Brubaker Vertigo comic Sleeper for the studio. Sleeper follows a man with the ability to absorb and pass along pain as he goes undercover in the world of organized crime.
Tom Cruise and Sam Raimi were circling the project back in 2008 but this current iteration will be adapted by writers Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and David Wiener (Last Resort). Read More »
The classic genre movie studio, Hammer Films, is dipping back into its history for a chilling upcoming film. They’ve decided to remake their 1957 film The Abominable Snowman about the mythical creature called the Yeti who lives in the Himalayas.
In the original film, a group of scientists traveled into the mountains looking for the creature, but this modern take will have a slightly different spin with more horror elements. Matthew Read and Jon Croker are writing. Read More »
Warner Bros. has yet to formally announce a title to the Man of Steel sequel, set for release in July 2015, which will feature Batman. Rumors swirled it would be called Batman vs. Superman, and a member of the crew even called the film that during some early filming in Los Angeles. Apparently, though, the studio has yet to make a final decision and has registered multiple domains for multiple different titles to the film, all of which focus on calling the film “Man of Steel” in some way. Read the full list below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 by Angie Han
Big superhero franchises don’t come cheap, but just how not-cheap they are can vary quite a bit. The first X-Men had a budget of just $75 million in 2000, according to Box Office Mojo, while 2006′s X-Men: The Last Stand cost more than twice as much at $210 million. And now, the newest entry in the series could be the costliest of all.
According to a new report, X-Men: Days of Future Past won’t just be one of the most expensive superhero movies of all time. It’ll be 20th Century Fox’s second priciest project ever, coming in after 2009′s Avatar. Hit the jump to find out why that might be.
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UPDATE: A pitch trailer for this film was found on YouTube. Check it out below.
That rumbling you feel is the rising tempers of film fans all over the globe. But the holidays are approaching, and maybe we should learn to forgive. That’s the only way to process the wild news that a sequel to Frank Capra‘s 1946 film It’s A Wonderful Life is now in the works.
The tentatively titled It’s A Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story, written by Bob Farnsworth and Martha Bolton, follows the angel of George Bailey’s daughter Zuzu (Karolyn Grimes, who’ll reprise the role) as she teaches Bailey’s evil grandson (also named George Bailey) how different the world would have been if he’d never been born. Producers are currently looking at directors and hope to shoot the $25-$35 million film in Louisiana early next year for a Holiday 2015 release. Read More »
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Gone are the days of being able to watch The Simpsons in syndication every single evening. The show has been on the air for so long (25 seasons) that many of the original syndications deals have sputtered out. Cable TV companies saw that as an opening and, in recent months, a bidding war began for the rights to air the classic cartoon. A winner has now emerged, but it wasn’t cheap.
FXX, the Fox-owned spin-off channel of FX, will end up paying about $750 million for the rights to air The Simpsons in syndication on their network over the next ten years. The deal also includes the ability to make all seasons available on demand on their soon-to-launch VOD app, FXNow. Read More »