Metal Gear Solid

A Metal Gear Solid movie has been in on-again, off-again development for most of the past decade. Currently it’s in “on” mode, with Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kings of Summer) attached to direct for Sony Pictures, and now it’s even making some forward progress.

Jay Basu has just been set to write the script, based on the Konami video game series created by Hideo Kojima. Learn more about the Metal Gear Solid screenwriter after the jump.  Read More »

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Steven Spielberg to Direct ‘Ready Player One’

Ready Player One director

The film version of Ernie Cline’s novel Ready Player One just got a huge shot of adrenaline, as it is now set to go at Warner Bros. thanks to a collaboration with Village Roadshow. It has also attracted one of the biggest talents in filmmaking. As of now, the Ready Player One director is Steven Spielberg.

The novel features a teen gamer who lives his life exploring secrets and details of a “virtual utopia” called OASIS, which features details of games and movies from decades past. He and others are all searching for an in-game easter egg which will give them control of the entire world.

And while people have wondered how this novel could possibly be faithfully adapted, given that it features references to a whole host of real-world properties, having Spielberg’s name on the film could be the answer.

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Zelda TV show

The internet did backflips when word came out weeks ago that Netflix would be developing a TV series based on Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda game series. Nintendo is famously protective of its properties, especially in the wake of the Super Mario Brothers movie. There has been a Zelda animated series, but that was quite a while ago; to date, nothing has been adapted to live-action following Mario. So the Zelda TV show was big news.

But even with that original announcement we cautioned that Nintendo could follow through on that protectiveness and pull the plug on the potential series. Now Nintendo chief Satoru Iwata has thrown some real shade on talk of the Zelda TV show, saying it was all based on wrong info. Read More »

Pixels short film

Now that everyone is excited about the Pixels movie following the debut of the first Pixels teaser trailer, I thought it would be fun to revisit the Pixels short film which started it all. The following two-minute Pixels short film was released in April 2010 and went viral. Sony acquired the rights to turn the short film into a movie, and we will finally be seeing that movie soon. After the jump you can read Russ Fischer’s original April 8th 2010 report on the Pixels short film, followed by an embed of the short.

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Pixels trailer

When old school video game icons attack the world, who ya gonna call? Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, Kevin James and Peter Dinklage of course. Those four, along with Michelle Monaghan, lead Pixels, the latest film from director Chris Columbus. It opens July 24 but you can watch the first Pixels trailer now. Read More »

Lego Jurassic World trailer 1

The fact there’s a Lego Jurassic World video game coming out pretty exciting. What’s even more exciting is it’ll tell a story that spans all four Jurassic Park movies. Out this June, the Lego Jurassic World game just released a new trailer that shows iconic scenes from the original films reimagined in that trademark Lego way. You’ll hear the actual voices of Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, but unfortunately get no real sense of what to expect in terms of the fourth movie, Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World.

Below, see the Lego Jurassic World trailer as well as the cover and a few still images. Read More »

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Pixels movie preview

Columbia Pictures has released a ten second teaser trailer for the upcoming Chris Columbus video game sci-fi comedy Pixels. The plot of the movie is about a group of video game experts who are recruited by the military to fight 1980s-era video game characters attacking our planet. Its been pitched as Ghostbusters, but with classic 80’s video game creatures instead of ghosts. And yes, we’ve actually heard a bunch of good buzz for this film. Before the Pixels trailer is released online later this week, watch this short ten second Pixels movie preview, teasing the invasion of 8-Bit video game characters. Watch it now after the jump and leave your thoughts in the comments below

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Dead Rising Movie Clip

Every zombie story needs that scene, when the characters find out the world they know has changed forever. The scene when the dead rise from the grave or, at the very least, the characters see their first zombie. That familiarity makes this scene a good barometer to distinguish zombie projects and is probably why it was chosen as the first clip from Zach Lipovsky‘s Dead Rising: Watchtower, the online adaptation of the popular zombie video game series.

In the clip, we see the some of the main characters (played by Jesse Metcalfe and Keegan Connor Tracy) shockingly discover that zombies are about to mess stuff up in a big way. There’s some slick camera work and violence giving a nice tease of what to expect when Dead Rising: Watchtowers hits Crackle on March 27. Check out the first Dead Rising movie clip below. Read More »

Gran Turismo movie

Often when news revs up on a big video game to film adaptation, one question is at the forefront of the conversation: “what’s the story?” Now Sony is really moving forward on a movie version of Gran Turismo, the company’s very detailed racing franchise, which is perhaps one of the most story-free major game series out there. Now Sony has chosen Joseph Kosinski, the director of Oblivion and Tron: Legacy, to sit in the driver’s seat of the Gran Turismo movie.  Read More »