Mortal Kombat is getting ready to dole out some R-rated fatalities. Director Simon McQuoid‘s new adaptation of the classic video game series is not holding back on the “gore, blood, and fatalities,” the filmmaker said, promising that the upcoming martial arts film is “definitely not gonna get a PG-13 rating.” Get a glimpse of that blood and gore in the new Mortal Kombat first look images below.
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It’s been a little while since we got our first official look at the upcoming big screen adaptation of the video game franchise Uncharted. However, rather than tackling any of the stories from the video game series, the movie will be a prequel that gives us a younger version of adventurer and treasure hunter Nathan Drake, played by Marvel’s Spider-Man franchise star Tom Holland.
The story for the Uncharted movie from director Ruben Fleischer (Venom, Zombieland) is still under tight wraps, but the mystery at the center of the adventure has been teased in a batch of new images showing off some interesting artifacts that Nathan Drake will encounter. Get a look at the new Uncharted movie photos below and see if there’s anything to decipher. Read More »
Netflix tweeted, then deleted, an announcement that a 3D animated Sonic the Hedgehog TV series is headed our way, so I guess we all have to stop whatever the hell it is we’re doing and talk about this now. There are next to zero details about this thing just yet, other than the fact that it’s going to be animated, it’s going to premiere in 2022, and that it’s coming from Sega and production companies WildBrain and Man of Action Entertainment.
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Paul W.S. Anderson‘s Monster Hunter has gotten a lot of attention in the last few days – and not the good kind. The action film opened in China last weekend and ended up being pulled from theaters due to backlash over a racist joke. Now, Anderson and co-star Jin Au-Yeung – who says the joke in the film – have issued an apology. Meanwhile, plans for the movie’s domestic release have changed – instead of opening in theaters on Christmas Day as previously announced, Monster Hunter will now arrive earlier, on December 18. And just in case you’re not sick of Monster Hunter at this point, there’s a new clip, too.
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Even though Monster Hunter isn’t slated for a theatrical release in the United States until later this month, the video game adaptation from director Paul W.S. Anderson was already playing in Chinese theaters this past weekend. Well, at least that was the plan until a joke in the movie was perceived as being racially insensitive, prompting the removal of the film from all Chinese cinemas. Read More »
Back in 2019, Oscar Isaac declared that he would be happy to play Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid movie coming from Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts. And now it looks like that’s exactly what’s happening. Isaac is now attached to star in the video game adaptation as the character, a former Green Beret and highly skilled special operations soldier engaged in solo stealth and espionage missions in a deeply unusual science fiction world.
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Even though the South by Southwest film festival was canceled back in the spring when the coronavirus pandemic was just beginning to tear through the United States, some of the movies intended to premiere at the festival still screened for critics. One of those movies was Insert Coin, a video game documentary looking at Midway Games and the making of historical video games like Smash TV, NARC, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Mortal Kombat, NBA Jam, and more. Now you can finally see the movie for yourself when it arrives on Alamo Drafthouse VOD and other virtual cinema platforms starting this week. Read More »
In the mood for some new Monster Hunter footage? Well, even if you’re not, it’s here anyway. The Paul W.S. Anderson-directed action flick reunites the director with frequent leading lady (and wife) Milla Jovovich for all sorts of effects-heavy mayhem, all of it loosely based on the video game series of the same name. The pic is supposedly headed to theaters on Christmas Day.
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It’s official: Joel and Ellie are coming to television.
HBO has given a series order to The Last of Us, a television adaptation of Naughty Dog’s wildly popular video game about a smuggler and a young girl who must make their way across a zombie-infested America in the hopes of developing a cure for a virus that has ravaged the globe. The game’s creator and creative director, Neil Druckmann, is spearheading the show along with Craig Mazin, the Emmy Award-winning creator of Chernobyl. Read More »
The new virtual reality video game experience Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge debuted on Oculus devices yesterday. In addition to having an opportunity to play through it early (read our review here), /Film was able to have a virtual chat with the game’s director Jose Perez III and producer Alyssa Finley, who both worked on the Vader Immortal VR experience and have a long history working in video games.
Throughout our discussion surrounding Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, we talk about the challenges and thrills about fitting a story into the established Star Wars universe, especially one set in an always evolving theme park land. The two creators also talk about getting the exciting opportunity to play in a fresh new era of Star Wars thanks to the upcoming publishing initiative known as The High Republic, as well as small hints of how the tales will continue in future installments. Read More »