The Simpsons has a history of making history and, last week, it quietly did it again. In a world populated with hundreds of recognizable characters, the franchise introduced a brand new one. Not on TV, but in the popular mobile game The Simpsons Tapped Out. His name is Chester Dupree and he’s the unemployed slacker brother-in-law to everyone’s favorite laughing doctor, Julius Hibbert. Read more about this below. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 by Angie Han
We’re back from the long weekend with many more Star Wars-related odds and ends. After the jump:
- Star Wars: Attack Squadrons has been cancelled
- Don’t believe those Boba Fett spinoff plot rumors
- Carrie Fisher is lobbying to bring back the Leia buns
- Star Wars Episode VII casts another musician
- See Episode VII stunt performers hard at work in Abu Dhabi
- Check out Daisy Ridley’s brief appearance in Mr. Selfridge
- Screenwriter Gary Whitta shows off his Lucasfilm threads
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In a few years, we’re going to look back at May 2014 as a truly amazing time in geek movie making. Right now, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Wars Episode VII, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Terminator 5, Jurassic World & Fantastic Four are all filming. Most of those are movies fans never in a million years thought they’d see made. To have them all shooting simultaneously is pretty remarkable.
Another film that certainly belongs on that list is Warcraft, Duncan Jones‘ adaptation of the ultra popular video game series. The difference between Warcraft and the rest though are most of those other sequels and adaptations are just starting their filming. Warcraft has now completed production after a substantial four-month shoot. It’s scheduled for release March 11, 2016, which means a mountain of post production can now begin. Read More »
We know some details about the parceled out Halo “digital feature” that will hit screens in the near future, but until now we’ve known little about the flagship Halo series that Steven Spielberg is producing for Xbox Live and potentially Showtime. Now, however, we know that Spielberg’s Halo series will arrive in fall 2015, alongside the new game Halo 5: Guardians. Read More »
Xbox Live is putting together two Halo projects. One counts Steven Spielberg as a producer, and will be the flagship series for the property on Xbox. (It could also hit Showtime.) The other — and the one we’ll talk about below — is a “digital feature,” similar to Halo 4: Forward Until Dawn. That is, it’s essentially set to be a long movie that will be released episodically. Now this second Halo project has a star: Mike Colter, known to viewers of shows such as The Good Wife, The Following, and American Horror Story: Coven. Read More »
Microsoft knows it is sitting on a goldmine with Halo. The video game series will be based on one of the most successful franchises in the world. While multiple attempts have been made to bring the sci-fi action property to the big and small screen, things are progressing very slowly. That might change soon. Microsoft has been in talks with Showtime to bring a live-action TV show based on the game, exec produced by Steven Spielberg, first to the cable channel then to XBox Live. Read more about the Steven Spielberg Halo show below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 by Angie Han
Since landing the starring role in Assassin’s Creed back in 2012, Michael Fassbender has kept himself busy with lots of other movies. Now one of those projects may have helped Assassin’s Creed find a director.
Fassbender’s Macbeth helmer Justin Kurzel has reportedly been tapped to direct Assassin’s Creed, Ubisoft and New Regency’s live-action adaptation of the popular video game series. Hit the jump for all the latest dirt on the film.
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The short film Pixels, about a city attacked by classic video game characters, hit the internet in 2010. Almost immediately, a feature version of the short was put into development. That process took quite a while, but finally a cast and crew came together. Chris Columbus (Harry Potter, The Goonies, Home Alone) is directing with Adam Sandler, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin James, Josh Gad, and Peter Dinklage in the cast.
Now Pixels is set for release on May 15, 2015. Read More »