Detective Pikachu Early Reaction

The first reaction to Detective Pikachu is here, and it’s very positive. Said reaction comes from filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts, and since he’s the only person posting his thoughts on the film, we’re going to share them. That’s how this works, folks. According to the Kong: Skull Island filmmaker, the live-action/animation hybrid featuring Ryan Reynolds as the voice of a crime-solving Pokémon breaks the video game curse. That’s a bold claim, and I really hope he’s correct.

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Michael B Jordan monster movie

Here’s an unexpected but exciting pairing: director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island) is teaming up with Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan to make a monster movie. Plot details are hard to come by, but read on to find out what we know so far.
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metal gear solid movie

Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island) has been attached to direct a Metal Gear Solid movie for several years, but movement on the project has been slow. The film technically doesn’t have an official greenlight from Sony yet, but here’s something that may get the ball rolling: Star Wars and Inside Llewyn Davis actor Oscar Isaac says he wants to star in the movie. Read More »

pubg short film

Both Jordan Vogt-Roberts and Nick Robinson have come a long way since their breakout hit The Kings of Summer, but the director and star are reuniting again for a short film. Joining Robinson is Kong: Skull Island actor Jason Mitchell and the short is based on the video game Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. Directed by Vogt-Robert, the short will remind you of the joys of playing the multiplayer shooter game that dominated 2017.

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Top five favorite business rivalries – go! Coca-Cola versus Pepsi. Edison versus Tesla. Marvel versus DC. Disney versus Universal. And, of course, Nintendo versus Sega. That latter was the subject of the 2015 book Console Wars, which tells the tale of how the scrappy video game company Sega took on the colossal industry titan Nintendo in the ’90s, fought hard, grew fast, and ultimately flew too close to the sun.

Now, this epic tale of the people behind the pixels is becoming a limited series, with Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts helming every episode.

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metal gear solid movie

Video game adaptations have not had a great track record in Hollywood. So how does Jordon Vogt-Roberts plan to overcome the bad reputation of video game movies with his adaptation of one of the most acclaimed video game franchises ever? By leaning into everything that makes Metal Gear Solid so weird.

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Metal Gear Solid concept art

Update: This post has been updated with the additional concept art. Check it out in the thread below.

Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island) has been interested in making a Metal Gear movie for years. He’s totally immersed himself in the world of the popular video game series, even befriending creator Hideo Kojima, and I can’t wait to see what he eventually does with a movie version.

To celebrate the 31st anniversary of the original Metal Gear game, Vogt-Roberts has announced that over the next 31 days, he’s going to be sharing pieces of fan art that might influence the look of the eventual film – assuming it ever makes it into production. Even if you’ve never played any of the games, I think you’re going to want to see this version of the movie after you check out these images. Read More »

Is writing harder than directing

Here’s a complicated question: is writing harder than directing? Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson thinks so, and inadvertently kicked off a bit of a firestorm when he expressed that sentiment on Twitter. A handful of other Hollywood filmmakers joined the conversation and began explaining reasons why one discipline is more difficult than the other, and we’ve rounded up the highlights from their fascinating conversation below. Read More »

HBO airplane edit

When you watch a movie on an airplane, you’re not going to get the best quality version of the film. Airplane edits tend to remove scenes and squish the frame down into a letterbox-like format. This might all make sense for a flight, but when you sit down to watch a movie at home, you’d expect a higher level of quality. Yet HBO appears to be airing airplane edits of certain films for some inexplicable reason, and directors Jordan Vogt-Roberts and Peter Atencio aren’t happy about it.

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Metal Gear Solid movie

Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom screenwriter Derek Connolly has just been tapped to pen the Metal Gear Solid movie. Adapted from the video game series launched in 1998, Metal Gear Solid will be directed by Kong: Skull Island filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Learn more details about the Metal Gear Solid movie writer below.

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