Star Wars Battlefront 4 Concept Art

Years before Disney bought Lucasfilm and essentially cleaned house of all the previous Star Wars projects in development, there was one major project from a galaxy far, far away that got canceled and really disappointed fans.

Star Wars Battlefront III got the axe in 2008 when game developers Free Radical suddenly lost the rights to develop the game despite spending years working on it. Fans never got to play the game despite the fact that it was essentially complete at the time it was canceled. Since developers were finishing up the third installment, they had already started developing the fourth installment.

Star Wars Battlefront 4 would have been a radical departure from previous installments by following an alternate saga timeline, one that turned iconic Jedi to the dark side, and villains into Jedi. If just the mere idea of an alternate timeline like this in the Star Wars universe is too much to handle, wait until you see Star Wars Battlefront 4 concept art of characters like Obi-Wan Kenobi and Leia in dark side gear. It would have been quite the twisted version of Star Wars. Read More »

Tomb Raider trailer

Alicia Vikander kicks ass. No matter what you may think of the new Tomb Raider, it can’t be said that Vikander hasn’t put in the work to play Lara Croft. From the moment she shows up on screen, training in a boxing ring, it’s clear that this is a woman who can handle herself. No, she’s not invincible — later on in the film, she’s almost completely incapacitated by a piece of debris going through her stomach — this is a movie, not a game. It’s not like she can operate in film on hit points and extra lives.

The only pity is that she’s stuck in a movie (directed by Roar Uthaug) that’s about as precarious as some of the traps she has to navigate when she’s finally thrust into a tomb.

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tomb raider review round-up

The Tomb Raider review embargo has lifted, and let’s just say the critics aren’t exactly enamored with the latest big-screen Lara Croft adventure. Not even Oscar winner Alicia Vikander is enough to elevate this video game movie – although there are some kind words here and there. Our full Tomb Raider review round-up is below.

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sequel bits IT 2

In this edition of sequel bits:

  • It 2 working title revealed
  • Rob Zombie begins shooting Devil’s Rejects sequel Three From Hell
  • What’s up with Enchanted 2?
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger says Twins sequel Triplets is still happening
  • Michael Giacchino begins recording Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom score
  • Jeff Goldblum will play Ian Malcolm again in a Jurassic World videogame
  • An update on the new Die Hard sequel no one wants
  • Danny McBride provides an update on Halloween

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rampage trailer

Realizing the premise of Rampage is rather silly, a new trailer for the film leans into that silliness and gives star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson an opportunity to yell at you from the gym. In addition to that, new Rampage concept art reveals a behind-the-scenes look of the film. See that and the new Rampage trailer below.

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Tomb Raider Clips

Hey, a new Tomb Raider movie is a thing that’s happening this week. Alicia Vikander (Jason Bourne, Ex Machina) stars as Lara Croft, the main character from the long-running video game franchise that follows an explorer who always seems to get caught up in danger and intrigue among historical artifacts and ruins.

Four new Tomb Raider clips have surfaced online in a last ditch effort to get audiences interested in seeing the movie, which hits theaters this weekend. Unfortunately, they’re all incredibly boring and don’t do anything to pique interest in this latest video game adaptation at all. But maybe that’s just me. See for yourself below. Read More »

The Witcher TV show

A movie adaptation of the popular fantasy video game The Witcher has been in the works for years, but last year, Netflix announced the streaming service was developing a TV adaptation. Now the writer of the planned series, Lauren S. Hissrich, has confirmed on Twitter that she’s finished her first draft of the pilot script. Plus, she’s revealed detailed breakdowns for characters who could appear in the show, so fans of the games (and the Andrzej Sapkowski-penned books on which the games are based) will almost certainly want to check this out. Read More »

The Last of Us movie

If you talk to any screenwriter, they’ll tell you they have tons of scripts sitting in a drawer somewhere gathering dust. Writing a movie can be the easy part – actually getting it made is often far more challenging. So it’s relatively rare to hear of someone writing a screenplay and actively not wanting that script to ever see the light of day, but that’s exactly what’s happening with Neil Druckmann and his The Last of Us movie.

Druckmann, who wrote and co-directed the highly-acclaimed 2013 video game, also wrote the script for a movie version of the game. But in a new interview, Druckmann reveals that even though he wrote the screenplay, he’d rather never see a movie adaptation get made.
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Tomb Raider clip

How important is accuracy to a film adaptation of a video game? This new Tomb Raider clip from Warner Bros.’ upcoming movie reboot proves that director Roar Uthaug has absolutely nailed the visual aesthetic of the 2013 video game, but is capturing that aspect enough to pull off a successful adaptation? Check out the new clip below.
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The final Ready Player One trailer here, and it’s overflowing with action and references galore. Steven Spielberg directs this spectacle-laden adaptation of Ernest Cline‘s pop culture extravaganza. It seems like a perfect pairing, but the question remains: will Ready Player One be any good?

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