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One of the biggest stories of 2013 was Steven Spielberg joining forces with Microsoft to produce a live-action television show based on Halo, the popular first person shooter. Very few specifics were provided, except that the show would debut exclusively on XBox One’s XBox Live network. Now, at a recent event, the president of entertainment and digital for Microsoft Nancy Tellem said she hopes to debut the first XBox Live exclusive programming in the first quarter of 2014. Will that be Spielberg’s Halo series? It’s doubtful, but possible. Read more below. Read More »

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How often do you get to jump from Hotel Transylvania 2 to The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) in just a few lines? After the jump:

  • The Inbetweeners Movie 2 adds a Pitch Perfect star
  • Peter Berg wants to do The Rundown 2 with Dwayne Johnson
  • Frank Miller‘s Xerxes won’t arrive in time for the 300 premiere
  • Read the updated synopsis for 22 Jump Street
  • Watch a new set video from Transformers: Age of Extinction
  • Hotel Transylvania 2 gets some promotional art
  • And so does The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)
  • Leaked art from the new Alien game teases Ripley’s kid, maybe

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‘Warcraft’ Cast Revealed

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Legendary and Universal Pictures have announced the cast of the big screen adaptation of Warcraft. Find out the details after the jump.

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Last of Us

Video games don’t have their version of the Oscars, but if they did, Naughty Dog’s latest game The Last of Us would be a strong contender this year. Released earlier this summer for PlayStation 3, the dramatic action game follows a young man named Joel who escorts an important girl named Ellie across a post-apocalyptic world filled with zombies and other unpleasantness. Think Children of Men meets The Walking Dead, with a little The Professional thrown in.

Since the game’s release this summer, there’s been no mention of a film adaptation but that ends now. Sony has registered the domains TheLastOfUs-Movie.com and TheLastOfUsMovie.net.  Read More »

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Briefly: There’s no confirmation as of yet, but one of the best companies to adapt TV and film properties might be adapting one of HBO’s biggest shows. Telltale Games, who did the popular and critically acclaimed Walking Dead game as well as Back to the Future, Jurassic Park and others, is reportedly developing a video game based on the HBO series, Game of Thrones. The series itself is based on the George R.R. Martin series A Song of Ice and Fire. IGN has more.

Gran Turismo 6

Gran Turismo, one of the most celebrated racing franchises in video game history, is coming to the big screen. This we’ve known this for a while as Social Network/50 Shades of Grey producers Mike De Luca and Dana Brunetti signed onto the Sony franchise over the summer. The move makes sense, based both on the success of the Fast and Furious films and another popular video game franchise, Need for Speed, also heading into theaters.

Now, the next step in the film’s construction has taken place. Alex Tse, who adapted Zack Snyder’s Watchmen film and is rewriting Highlander, has been tapped to pen the screenplay, which is based on a real life competition that allows video game users to eventually build and race their own cars, just like in the game. Read More »

The Fixer Four Players Evan Daugherty

Evan Daugherty is a rising star in Hollywood. He wrote Snow White and the Huntsman, Divergent, and the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Now he’s taking an obvious love of ’80s and ’90s pop culture behind the camera. He wrote and directed a four-part short film series called The Four Players, which is a gritty new take on Nintendo’s sacred property Super Mario Bros.

The first two films, The Fixer, which follows Mario, and The Addict, which follows Luigi, are now online. The Star (with Princess Peach) and The Soldier (with Toad) will be online Friday. They’re pretty fun, check them out below. Read More »

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Briefly: The makers of the mobile game Temple Run didn’t invent the “endless runner” by a long shot, but they did nail it with the Indiana Jones-inspired game that casts players as an adventurer on the run from relentless demonic monsters. Temple Run, in fact, is one of those rare success stories that drives legions of competitors. It was created by only three people, and the “freemium” model means the core game is free to play, with various upgrades available at any time to players addicted enough to pay real-world cash for them.

The first game was downloaded over 100 million times in its first year. With the more polished and more challenging sequel and licensed versions tied to films such as Brave and Oz: The Great and Powerful, Temple Run is one of the few unqualified success stories of the mobile game space.

Now it may become a movie, as Warner Bros. is developing a film version with Harry Potter producer David Heyman. There’s no screenwriter on board yet, but the story will, according to THR, hew close to the bare-bones narrative of the game, with “an explorer who, having stolen an idol from a temple, is chased by demonic forces.” Will this be a success similar to 1999′s The Mummy, or another doomed game to film conversion?

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