One of the most controversial video game franchises ever made is Rockstar Games’ super violent Grand Theft Auto. Few games have drawn the vitriol of various organizations against violence in video games in the name of just wanting to keep the kids safe. Now the story of how the game was created, and the protests that followed, will be told on the big screen.
The BBC is behind a TV movie called The Gamechangers starring Harry Potter franchise lead Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar Games co-founder Sam Houser, who found himself in a battle with Christian lawyer Jack Thompson (Bill Paxton) as Thompson tried to shut down the production of the Grand Theft Auto video games. Watch The Gamechangers trailer after the jump! Read More »
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As we hope that some upcoming video game movies will break the mold of underwhelming adaptations that has defined video game films since the 90s, one more has been tossed on to the growing pile of forthcoming video game-based projects.
Today, Lionsgate has announced that they’re developing a Borderlands movie. It’s based on the RPG/first-person shooter combo game that follows a group of stranded colonists on an alien planet that has been left for dead, and is slowly moving closer to the sun, sparking the rise of horrifying creatures to wreak havoc on those left behind. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 27th, 2015 by Angie Han
For the past several years, we’ve been following the ups and downs of Assassin’s Creed, based on the popular Ubisoft video game franchise of the same title. We waited patiently as it picked up a star, went through rewrites, got delayed, flirted with various filmmakers and actors, and so on.
Now, as it finally prepares to start shooting under director Justin Kurzel, we’re being rewarded with our first peek at Michael Fassbender as the lead. Get your Assassins Creed first look after the jump, along with new details about the storyline and Fassbender’s character. Read More »
Nintendo made their first and only foray into motion pictures with the positively disastrous 1993 adaptation Super Mario Bros., which was recently skewered by the folks at Honest Trailers. Since then, the video game company has steered clear of bringing any of their other characters to the big screen, and we don’t blame them
But it’s been 22 years now, and with a new deal at Universal Studios bringing Nintendo characters to life in a new theme park environment, the company might be turning over a new leaf when it comes to expanding the media reach of their most treasured characters to create some Nintendo movies. Read More »
How many Resident Evil movies are they going to make and who still watches these “films”? I ask myself this question whenever a new Resident Evil movie is announced. And while Resident Evil 6 is tentatively titled Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, that isn’t a binding contract. (Remember in 2009, when the The Final Destination was marketed as the last film in that franchise?). But returning Resident Evil franchise star Ali Larter (who will play Claire Redfield for the third time) promises this film will actually mark the end of the franchise.
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Back in 2009, the sci-fi drama District 9 made an impression on audiences, launching the career of director Neill Blomkamp with a film that was a surprising but wholly deserved nominee for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. It was an original story, with incredible special effects, and it was nice to see a worthy sci-fi tale get the acclaim it deserves.
Sadly, Blomkamp has yet to reach that level of greatness with his follow-up films Elysium and Chappie, both feeling rather derivative and hollow when compared to the substance of his debut film. But instead of lamenting this fact, let’s look at the 8-Bit Cinema District 9 creation that debuted earlier this month. Read More »
With just a little over a couple weeks until 20th Century Fox brings the video game adaptation Hitman: Agent 47 to theaters, a new global trailer has surfaced online, showing more of the wild action that Rupert Friend has taken over from the franchise’s previous star Timothy Olyphant.
This trailer shows a little more of the villainy that Zachary Quinto has in store after initially misleading a targeted woman (Hannah Ware) into thinking that Agent 47 wants to kill. But Quinto doesn’t want to protect her, he wants to use her, because she has a secret that she’s completely unaware of. Watch the Hitman Agent 47 trailer after the jump! Read More »
The Resident Evil series is preparing to shoot its final installment now, under the direction of returning filmmaker Paul W.S. Anderson, with Milla Jovovich once again in the lead role. Now we know that another player from older chapters of the series is returning, as Ali Larter has been confirmed to reprise her role as Claire Redfield in the upcoming sixth film, tentatively titled Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Read More »
If you’re a frequent reader of SlashFilm, you know that we love LEGO, and we love even more when the building block toy gets blended with our favorite films. Whether it’s an official Ghostbusters Ecto-1 set or a custom Jurassic Park visitor center, we like seeing the building blocks come together to make things from the movies we love.
Therefore, our interest is piqued by the forthcoming video game LEGO Dimensions, a new collectible figure video game which combines the likes of Lord of the Rings, Back to the Future, Batman (and other DC Comics heroes), The LEGO Movie, Ninjago and even The Wizard of Oz.
And now a new trailer has arrived online, showing the story behind how all these different franchises came to be mixed up with each other. But the real highlight is seeing Batman fight another Batman. Watch the LEGO Dimensions trailer after the jump! Read More »