Posted on Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 by Jacob Hall
Like an ancient artifact or a lost city, the film adaptation of the popular Uncharted video game series continues to prove elusive. Director Dan Trachtenberg has departed the film eight months after he signed on, making him the latest in a long line of filmmakers to abandon this expedition.
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While you might be hard-pressed to find anyone whose favorite movie comes from the Resident Evil film franchise, it’s hard to argue with the success of a film series that was somehow able to last six installments despite always getting middling to terrible reviews. The loyal fanbase kept throwing enough money at each movie to make them profitable, and that’s all Screen Gems really cared about. But when the Resident Evil reboot comes along, it will finally bring what fans loved about the original games. Read More »
While we wait to see what the future of The Avengers holds in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the video game world will be giving us a whole new version of the team.
Marvel’s Avengers is a new video game from Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix that brings together Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to face some serious threats. An extensive preview of the game has arrived that showcases over 18 minutes of Avengers video game footage that unfolds in the middle of a terrorist attack in San Francisco. The Avengers are being celebrated for their heroics on A-Day, but a notable Marvel villain and an endless array of henchman disrupt the festivities. Read More »
Super Mario Bros. The Movie is one of the weirdest and most mystifying major studio releases of all-time. In an attempt to capitalize on the popularity of the Nintendo video game franchise of the same name, Hollywood Pictures and Buena Vista Pictures, the movie brought the game to life in one of the most perplexing fashions, trying to shoehorn as many references to the original game as possible in a nonsensical way. The result was a dimension-hopping blockbuster bomb, and believe it or not, there’s more of it we haven’t seen yet. Read More »
Update: THR now reports that in addition to Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, the new Mortal Kombat film has cast Mehcad Brooks (Supergirl), Tadanobu Asano (Thor: Ragnarok) and Australian newcomer Sisi Stringer as Jax, Raiden, and Mileena, respectively. Our original report follows.
From one video game martial arts-fighting character to another, it looks like Ludi Lin won’t have to change up his outfits anytime soon. The Power Rangers star, who recently appeared in the Black Mirror episode “Striking Vipers,” is in talks to join the Mortal Kombat cast in the role of Liu Kang. The New Line Cinema adaptation of the popular video game franchise is already assembling quite a cast, including The Raid star Joe Taslim. Read More »
Video game movies haven’t fared very well with critics. In fact, nearly every single one has been trounced, with a few notable exceptions. The latest exception is The Angry Birds Movie 2, which has so far managed to stay “Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes. And that’s not all: it’s officially the highest-rated video game movie ever on Rotten Tomatoes…but don’t break out the champagne just yet. That’s not saying much.
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During his executive session at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, Showtime President of Entertainment Gary Levine announced that production on the network’s Halo TV series will begin in Budapest this fall, to air in early 2021. After the session, Levine stuck around to speak with reporters, so we were able to ask him even more Halo questions.
Find out Showtime’s goal for the level of violence on Halo, whether we’ll ever see star Pablo Schrieber’s face while he’s playing Master Chief, and how the series will navigate the canon of the Halo world. Read More »
Showtime’s Halo TV series hit a snag at the end of last year when Rupert Wyatt departed the project as director. Today at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, Showtime executive Gary Levine made some Halo announcements and took our questions, indicating that the Halo series is very much on track.
Find out when Halo goes into production, when we can see it, what has changed since Wyatt left, and who has been cast alongside Pablo Schreiber‘s Master Chief. Read More »
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Jim Carrey was on a Television Critics Association panel for the second season of his Showtime dramedy Kidding. He was supposed to have Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog movie premiering this fall, but the film has been delayed until next year as the filmmakers redesign the CGI Sonic character.
/Film asked Carrey how he feels about the delay and if he’s concerned about the fans having the power to impact and delay his work (even if the complaints were not about his performance specifically). Find out Carrey’s detailed, in-depth thoughts about the Sonic situation below. Read More »
The book Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation by Blake J. Harris chronicles the rivalry between the two video game companies that squared off for console supremacy in the home in the 1990s. The seminal period in video game history is already slated to become a limited series at CBS All Access, but now the streaming service is also going to turn the book into a feature documentary with Legendary Television Studios. Read More »