Rampage Plot

The big screen has seen its fair share of giant movie monsters lately. Pacific Rim had humanity fight them off with giant robots called Jaegers, Godzilla returned to crush buildings and more in 2014, Kong: Skull Island pitted the giant ape King Kong against a slew of creepy monstrosities just last month, and even the indie world is bringing a huge creature into play controlled by Anne Hathaway in Colossal. And there are only more massive monsters coming.

Rampage is a new movie starring Dwayne Johnson based on the Midway arcade game of the same name from the 1980s. The game has players controlling humongous versions of an ape, a wolf and a lizard, all trying to cause as much city destruction as possible while avoiding the military trying to take them down with tanks, helicopters and more. That game is being turned in to a movie, and if you were somehow expecting it to be anything less silly than the game itself, we have some bad news. Read More »

Call of Duty

Back in the fall of 2015, Activision Blizzard announced the creation of Activision Blizzard Studios, an entertainment company focused on giving their video game titles film and TV adaptations for even more brand recognition in the media landscape. One of the first video games they were hoping to give the multimedia treatment to was the long-running, best-selling Call of Duty series, but we haven’t heard anything since that initial announcement. That changed today.

In a new interview with Activision Blizzard Studios co-presidents Stacey Sher (who has produced several Quentin Tarantino movies) and Nick Van Dyk (a former Disney executive), it was revealed that they have ambitious plans for Call of Duty to become a cinematic universe that spans through multiple films and TV shows, akin to the successful and coveted Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan

There are three huge monsters running amok across North America in Rampage. God help the one that tries to mess with Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead), who along with star Dwayne Johnson, we wouldn’t mind seeing go a few rounds, hand-to-hand, with a giant wolf or giant lizard. That dream may come true because Morgan has just been cast in Brad Peyton‘s (San Andreas) video game adaption.

Below, learn more about the Jeffrey Dean Morgan Rampage casting news.

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Tomb Raider female director

UPDATE: Another new image from the film has been released (along with the official synopsis) and we’ve added it to the gallery below.

It was impossible to play video games in the ’90s without being familiar with Lara Croft, the buxom explorer who became one of the industry’s most recognizable mascots. She even got her own movie in 2001, with Angelina Jolie taking on the part. A sequel followed in 2003.

But soon enough, video games grew up and Lara did, too. Our first look at the new Tomb Raider movie starring Alicia Vikander has arrived and her take on this video game icon looks to be very much in line with the rebooted version of the character.

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Legend of the Ancient Sword photo

Renny Harlin is currently in post-production on Legend of the Ancient Sword, a Chinese production based on a popular role-playing video game called Gu Jian Qi Tan (Legend). It’s another action-adventure film from Harlin, who directed The Long Kiss GoodnightCutthroat Island, and The Deep Blue Sea.

Below, check out the Legend of the Ancient Sword photo.

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Assassin's Creed alternate ending

For a movie with such a fantastical concept, the long-awaited video game adaptation, Assassin’s Creed, ultimately plays it safe. Justin Kurzel‘s (Macbeth) film is a gloomy and moody video game adaptation that doesn’t make a man reliving an ancestor’s memories, as he fights in 15th Century Spain, as entertaining as it sounds. When the film was released last December, audiences didn’t take to the world of Assassins and Templars, and the alternate ending likely wouldn’t have changed many of their minds about the movie.

Below, watch the Assassin’s Creed alternate ending (SPOILERS below).

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jason momoa just cause movie

No one remembers or talks about Avalanche Studios’ Just Cause, which came and went in 2006. However, just about everyone who has held a video game controller remembers and talks about Just Cause 2, which hit shelves and 2010 and remains popular this day. It may be one of the purest video games ever made, a sandbox of pure destruction that presents the player with a playground full of vehicles and bad guys and just says “Go have fun.” There is a story here, but the game barely pauses to comment on what’s going on. It’s more interested in finding the next thing for you to blow to smithereens with a rocket launcher while surfing on a crashing jet. (Meanwhile, Just Cause 3 is just pretty good.)

So the news that Aquaman himself Jason Momoa is starring in a Just Cause movie and that San AndreasBrad Peyton is set to direct fills me with conflicting emotions. I valued my time with Just Cause 2 very much, but only because it completely threw away any sense of coherence. Can a film adaptation work at all?

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sleeping dogs movie

It only took everyone a few decades, but Hollywood filmmakers finally seem to be embracing Donnie Yen. The Chinese superstar won hearts all over the world as blind warrior Chirrut Îmwe in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and he stole scenes in xXx: Return of Xander Cage. Now, someone outside of China is finally ready to put him center stage. That someone is producer Neal Moritz, who has cast Yen in the film adaptation of the video game Sleeping Dogs.

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A New ‘Avatar’ Video Game is in Development

avatar video game

Hey, it’s time to start reminding everyone about Avatar again! James Cameron‘s science fiction epic became the biggest movie of all time back in 2009, but every year saw the sequels being delayed again and again and again. Soon, we learned why: because Cameron, a perfectionist if there ever was one, had decided to write a number of sequels at once and would only proceed when the road map for the entire franchise was done.

With filming reportedly set to begin later this year and Walt Disney World’s Pandora: The World of Avatar theme park land set to open in May, 2017 is shaping up to be the year of “Hey, remember that you probably enjoyed Avatar?” And that will continue with a new video game from the creators of The Division.

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uncharted movie

UPDATED: It seems that Joe Carnahan consulted with Amy Hennig (the head writer and creative director on the first three Uncharted games who is no longer with Naughty Dog) and Nolan North (the actor who plays Nathan Drake in the games) on the screenplay. Take from that what you will.

The original article follows below.

After years of wandering through the deserts of development hell, it’s starting to look like Sony’s Uncharted movie may become a reality. Shawn Levy is planning to direct, and Joe Carnahan has finished the screenplay, which he says will be R-rated and full of big, crazy action. However, there’s one group apparently not involved in the film at all: developer Naughty Dog, who oversaw the creation of the entire Uncharted video game series, has no idea what’s going on with the movie.

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