dwayne johnson rampage movie

Not liking Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a crime punishable by sneers and glares. The infinitely charismatic movie star is one of the most watchable men in modern cinema. Even when he boards a stinker (and he’s made his fair share of awful movies), he walks away smelling like roses. He’s unsinkable, a buoyant pile of muscle and enthusiasm powered by lots and lots of cod.

So if there’s anyone who can get us interested in a film version of the Rampage video game series, it’s Johnson, who announced the film’s new screenwriters on his Instagram page. As a bonus, he also revealed the schedule for his next year, which seriously, no joke, sounds like it would kill any other human being.

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Steven Spielberg VR

Virtual reality is about to take off in a big way. Just recently we learned that Disney and Lucasfilm are developing new Star Wars stories, directed and written by big name filmmakers and screenwriters, for virtual reality, to connect with the upcoming films. Plus, VR showcases such as The Martian VR Experience from Ridley Scott have been getting quite the buzz and we’re a bit bummed we couldn’t check it out while it was at Sundance last month. Now another heavy-hitting filmmaker looks to be making the journey to VR as well.

Steven Spielberg previously signed on to be an advisor to Virtual Reality Company (VRC), and now he’s reportedly working with them on a project that is solely for VR. Find out more about the Steven Spielberg VR collaboration below. Read More »

Angry Birds Movie Trailer

Even though the movie is called The Angry Birds Movie, based on the popular mobile game of the same name, it looks like there’s really only one angry bird here. Red, a bushy-eyebrowed bird with a temper problem, is voiced by Jason Sudeikis. While his anger seems to be giving him some grief in everyday life, his short fuse also seems to be the only thing that allows him to see that the recently arrived green pigs are out to steal their eggs. And if you’ve been waiting to see some birds in a slingshot in this movie, the new Angry Birds Movie trailer should do the trick. Read More »

warcraft tv spot

We’re a spoiled bunch, aren’t we?

Allow me to put on my Old Man Hat for a second. Once upon a time, the mere presence of a big budget movie as strange as Warcraft would have been exciting. Before the Lord of the Rings trilogy came along and made high fantasy palatable to the masses, this kind of movie simply wasn’t a thing. Fantasy films of this scope were relics of a brief period in the ’80s. The nerds of the early ’00s were still nursing burns from Dragonheart and that Dungeons & Dragons movie.

So when I watch the new Warcraft TV spot that has just arrived, I try to summon the me of 15 years ago, the me who would have watched footage of orcs battling humans while gryphons soared in the skies overhead with stars in his eyes. Even if the footage doesn’t do it for you, it’s amazing that this film exists in the first place.

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Assassin's Creed wraps shooting

I’ve never played a minute of the Assassin’s Creed games in my life, but that isn’t stopping me from looking forward to this year’s big screen adaptation of the popular video game. Directed by Justin Kurzel (Macbeth), this Ubisoft property has a real shot at breaking the deadly video game movie curse.

After months of shooting, Assassin’s Creed wraps principal photography. Learn more about the project after the jump.

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The Angry Birds Movie

The Angry Birds Movie is lousy with stars as it is, with Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage, Keegan-Michael Key, Tony Hale, Ike Barinholtz, Hannibal Buress, Jillian Bell, Danielle Brooks, Romeo Santos, and Smosh (a.k.a. Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla) all set to lend their voices to the video game adaptation. But apparently there’s still room for one more late-breaking addition.

Country superstar and The Voice judge Blake Shelton has also climbed aboard the animated adventure in the role of a pig. He’s also come up with an original tune for the movie, which he admitted posed a bit of a challenge. “I can write things about myself and my life,” he said. “But I don’t have a whole lot of experience being shot out of a slingshot at pigs.” Fair enough. Get your first look at the Angry Birds Blake Shelton character after the jump.  Read More »

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Assassin's Creed Photo

Michael Fassbender can currently be seen slicing his way through a medieval battlefield for director Justin Kurzel in Macbeth, with Marion Cotillard at his side as his leading lady. And next Christmas season, we’ll get to see him doing the exact same thing, only in a video game adaptation rather than a Shakespeare retelling.

Based on the video game of the same title, Assassin’s Creed follows Callum Lynch (Fassbender), who discovers he’s descended from a long line of assassins. Through cutting-edge technology, he’s able to access his “genetic memories,” reliving the experiences of his ancestor, Aguilar (also Fassbender), in 15th century Spain. A new photo from the film dropped over the weekend, and now two more new photos have just hit the web as well. Check ’em out after the jump.  Read More »

Assassin's Creed Photo

In just under a year, 20th Century Fox will be bringing the video game Assassin’s Creed to the big screen. The film stars Michael Fassbender in the lead role as Callum Lynch. So far we’ve only seen a promotional still and a boring set photo from the movie, but today brings a slightly more exciting official still from the movie. Fassbender is seen in his Assassins garb alongside Ariane Labed (Before Midnight) laying on a rooftop, likely planning their next move for an assassination. Check it out below! Read More »

assassin's creed viral marketing

Director Justin Kurzel‘s Assassin’s Creed movie opens exactly one year from today and you know what that means: the marketing has begun. The adaptation of the long-running and occasionally beloved video game series has been filming for a few months now, but details of any kind have been shaky at best. Is this a direct adaptation of a single game in the franchise? A mishmash of concepts drawn from across the series and assembled into one story? A totally new storyline that will coexist alongside the rest of the games? Who is star Michael Fassbender playing, exactly? What’s up with that photo from October? Those are the questions that are on our minds now that the hype machine is slooowly starting to turn its gears.

And no, none of those questions will be answered today. But we do get a banner, a new official website, a mysterious phone number that takes you to a mysterious message. Let’s dive into the Assassin’s Creed viral marketing and see what it has to offer.

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