Ariane Labed in Before Midnight

Alicia Vikander‘s loss is Ariane Labed‘s gain. The Lobster actress has just been set for Assassin’s Creed, days after Vikander turned down the role. Justin Kurzel directs the video game adaptation starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. More details on the Assassin’s Creed Ariane Labed casting after the jump.  Read More »

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Seth Gordon (King of Kong, Horrible Bosses) will no longer be directing a big screen adaptation of Sony’s popular video game series Uncharted. The film will reportedly take a new creative direction, which is why Gordon is exiting the project.

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Dwayne Johnson Pain Gain

Having narrowly escaped the total destruction of California in San Andreas, Dwayne Johnson is now gearing up for another, very different kind of disaster pic. The Rock is set to star in Rampage, a live-action feature for New Line based on the ’80s Midway Arcade game featuring three giant monsters. More on the Dwayne Johnson Rampage movie after the jump.  Read More »

Hitman Agent 47

Fox has just revealed the latest trailer for Hitman: Agent 47, their second adaptation of the Hitman video game franchise. Rupert Friend plays as the titular 47, a genetically engineered assassin last seen shooting Don Draper out of a windowZachary Quinto and Hannah Ware also star. Watch the latest Hitman Agent 47 trailer after the jump. Read More »

grandtheftauto-reallife-short

Whenever a new installment of the popular, violent video game franchise Grand Theft Auto is released, gamers marvel at the graphics, realism and gameplay (even though the latter is pretty much always the same). And as video game graphics continue to improve with each next generation gaming console, we’re getting closer and closer to copying the real-world in video game form.

But until we reach that point, Corridor Digital has delivered a real-life version of Grand Theft Auto in a short film that takes the visual style and gameplay point of view of the game and applies it to a live-action short film. It’s thorough and impressive. Watch the real life Grand Theft Auto short film after the jump! Read More »

‘Cut the Rope’ Movie Coming in 2016

Cut the Rope

Hungry little Om Nom is jumping from the smartphone screen to the big screen. ZeptoLab and Blockade Entertainment are developing an animated feature based on the Cut the Rope, the popular mobile game about a little green monster who demands candy. Hit the jump for plot details, a teaser poster, and more from the Cut the Rope movie. Read More »

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Star Wars Uprising

Everything in the Star Wars universe after Return of the Jedi is now a mystery. With the canon reset and stories from the Expanded Universe now set as “Legends,” we have no idea how the universe reacted to the fall of Darth Vader and the Emperor. The trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens have given very vague hints; now more pieces to the puzzle have been revealed thanks to Star Wars Uprising.

That’s the title of a new mobile game that will launch this Fall, which takes place very soon after the destruction of the Death Star. Players can choose various allegiances and go on adventures in a world where most of the galaxy has been rocked by the success of the Rebel Alliance.

Below, see images from Star Wars Uprising, read more about it and watch a trailer which has a fascinating Star Wars narrative.  Read More »

New Mega Man Animated Series In The Works

Mega Man Animated show

You know him, you love him, you’ve used his arm as a cannon and now he’s coming back to TV. Popular video game character Mega Man will be resurrected in a new animated, 26-episode TV series by Man of Action Entertainment. They created the Disney TV shows Ben 10, Generator Rex and worked on Disney’s Big Hero 6. The aim is to have the show ready for air in 2017, which is the 30th anniversary of the franchise. Read the full press release about the Mega Man animated series below. Read More »

ernest cline armada synopsis

Update From Editor Peter Sciretta: The first chapter of Ernie Cline’s Armada is now online for you to preview. Find out more after the jump. Germain’s original story from February 25th 2015 follows:

Considering this site is called “Slashfilm,” we don’t cover a lot of books. But most books aren’t written by Ernie Cline. Cline first hit our radar as the writer of Fanboys, the Star Wars fan story directed by Kyle Newman. He then truly hit a home run with Ready Player One, a massive sci-fi adventure influenced by movies, music, video games and more. It’s currently being developed into a movie by Warner Bros. That’s why Cline’s work fits so well on this site. Those who live and breathe pop culture will truly appreciate it.

His second novel, Armada, sounds like it further explores some of the concepts he’s played with before. The movie rights were picked up last year and, finally, Random House has announced an official release date for the book: July 14. Along with that, we now have the cover and a full synopsis. However, in that synopsis is something very odd. It seems Cline is drawing heavily from The Last Starfighter. Could that actually be? Read the Armada synopsis below. Read More »