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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Posted on Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 by Jacob Hall
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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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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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 »
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 »
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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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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Not too long ago, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts went on a lengthy rant about the sin against cinema that is Cinema Sins and their ongoing “Everything Wrong with…” web series that puts together painfully long videos that attempt to be clever while pointing out all the things that are “wrong” with big Hollywood movies. We were happy to feature the entire rant with the director’s permission because Cinema Sins is not the satire it claims to be and we’d all be better off without them.
Since then, fans have been waiting to see what Jordan Vogt-Roberts would do when Screen Junkies tackled Kong: Skull Island. But they might be surprised to hear that rather than taking offense to the fun that Honest Trailers brings to the table when mocking movies, the director actually gets in on the fun, takes over the Kong Skull Island Honest Trailer, and bashes his own movie to a pulp. Find out what the director himself says is wrong with Kong below. Read More »
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Almost exactly three years ago, an impressive live-action commercial for Bungie’s video game Destiny debuted, directed by TRON Legacy helmer Joseph Kosinski. It was an awesome sci-fi short in the guise of a video game advertisement, and it had some incredible action at the center of it. Now with the release of Destiny 2 under a week away, a new live-action commercial has debuted from another blockbuster filmmaker.
Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is behind the live-action Destiny 2 trailer that just debuted and it’s another fantastic sci-fi short that is chock full of badass action that we’d love to see on the big screen some day. Plus, it has Nathan Fillion in it, which is always good news. Watch the Destiny 2 trailer to below to see what we’re talking about. Read More »
(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)
In this edition, listen to a TEDx talk from Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts about how important it is to take a real leap of faith in order to follow your creative dreams instead of holding ourselves back because we feel vulnerable and afraid to fail. Plus, a video essay takes a look at the philosophy of HBO’s series Westworld, and Stranger Things gets turned into an abridged, old school RPG video game. Read More »