Tetris Movie

Since most movies adapting video games for the big screen haven’t really turned out to be anything memorable, maybe the origin story of one of the most iconic early video games will be a little more appealing to audiences. That’s what producer Brett Ratner and his RatPac Entertainment partner James Packer are hoping as they are developing a Tetris movie about Alexey Pajitnov, the Russian video game designer who created the building block puzzle game. Read More »


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‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot Finally Finds a Director

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Lara Croft has gone on all sorts of wild adventures, but one in particular has eluded her for a long time: a trip to the big screen. Warner Bros. and MGM have been trying for years to adapt the video game series into a movie, and today they’ve taken one big step toward finally making it happen. Norwegian director Roar Uthaug has been set to direct the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, while Geneva Robertson-Dworet has been tapped to write the screenplay.  Read More »

Warcraft Trailer Stills

Not too long ago, the first trailer for the fantasy video game adaptation Warcraft debuted, and while there’s some stunning visual effects and imagery on display, it looks like it might be a hard sell to general audiences who aren’t fans of the game. But considering how hard it is to please video game fans when a film adaptation of their favorite game comes together, they mostly seem to be pleased with how the movies seems to have turned out. You’ll understand why when you see some shots from the trailer compared to the World of Warcraft video game.

In addition, there’s an international Warcraft TV spot for you to check out. Read More »

star wars battlefront trailer

The last Star Wars: Battlefront trailer was a masterpiece of emotional manipulation. It was the lion lurking in the tall grass, watching your helpless nostalgia sneak away from the pack for a drink at the watering hole. It saw the weak spots in your armor, it knew how to break through emotional malaise, it was well aware that your defenses were already down because Star Wars: The Force Awakens actually looks like it could be the movie you’ve been waiting for. And then it struck. Even if you were prepared to see through its emotionally manipulative tactics, it forced a lump into your throat and a tear into your eye. You must play this video game. It’s effective advertising.

The new trailer tries something, uh, a little different. Whereas the first trailer was all about the joys of Star Wars (the joys of childhood!) rescuing you from your adult responsibilities, this one seems to have a slightly darker tone. To be fair, that dark tone is probably unintentional, but it represents the exact wrong Star Wars iconography to borrow and the effect is really, really weird.

But hey, it also features Anna Kendrick. Watch the new Star Wars Battlefront trailer for yourself after the jump.

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Scarlett Johansson May Lead a Gamergate Movie

Gamergate Movie

Even if you’re just a casual fan of video games, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of the controversy known as Gamergate. Without getting into the finer details, it’s basically an online movement that originated online in August of 2014 that is said to be about ethics in game journalism, but has come under fire for pushing forth sexism in the video game industry.

It all began when game designer Zoe Quinn became the target of an online group after a disparaging blog post about her by an ex-boyfriend went viral in the video game community. Over a year later, it has turned into a provocative and eye-opening look at video game culture, the changing profile of what is a “gamer” and the inner-workings of the game industry. And now that story has proven to be intriguing enough for a potential Gamergate movie. Read More »

Call of Duty Movie

The trailer for the big screen adaptation of Blizzard Entertainment’s video game franchise Warcraft just arrived today, and that’s just the beginning of the video game company’s foray into film and television.

The larger parent company Activision Blizzard has just announced the creation of Activision Blizzard Studios, which will oversee screen adaptations of some of their most popular video game titles, beginning with a Call of Duty movie and a Skylanders TV series. Read More »

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Back in the day, I knew a handful of people who failed a college class or lost a job because they were too busy playing World of Warcraft. In a weird, dark way, that’s the biggest compliment you can give Blizzard’s long running video game franchise – the world of Azeroth was so compelling and addictive that people damaged their lives to inhabit it.

So the upcoming Warcraft movie has to appease an army of the faithful, the fans who commanded the Orc and human legions in the classic real-time strategy games and quested as individual heroes in the massively multiplayer online role-playing game. More importantly, it also has to convince regular audiences to take a chance on a complex high fantasy world full of its own unique rules. It worked out well for The Lord of the Rings, but the more colorful, sillier world of Warcraft may be a tougher sell.

The first Warcraft trailer is here. Sharpen your opinions and get ready for war.

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‘The Witcher’ Movie in the Works For 2017

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A movie adaptation of The Witcher is on the way and it’s easy to see why. Originally a well-regarded series of novels and stories by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, which were then adapted into a trilogy of critically acclaimed video games, this series has a huge scope, complex characters, and the kind of lore so fascinating you want to explore every nook and cranny to learn more. The world of The Witcher is full of monsters and action and violence and intrigue and sex and grizzled warriors trudging through harsh landscapes. There’s a movie here.

However, a proper adaptation of the game series would be several hours of the main character, Geralt of Rivia, avoiding the main plot so he can assist random people with their problems and aimlessly wander the landscape. It wouldn’t be a Witcher movie unless there’s about 30 minutes of herb collecting, followed by 45 minutes of potion-making. The fans demand it.

More information about the Witcher movie can be found after the jump.

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First ‘Warcraft’ Footage Gets Right to the Action

Warcraft tease

We know, we know: these so-called “trailer teases” are just a cheap way for studios to milk all the publicity they can out of a couple minutes of footage. But we also know that there are plenty of Warcraft fans who’ve been dying to see even the tiniest bit of action from Duncan Jones‘ new movie. And who are we to make you wait? Watch the very first footage from Warcraft after the jump.  Read More »