Showing posts with label Movie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Movie. Show all posts

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Division Movie Signed Deadpool 2 Director

In the industry of film-making, director David Leitch (Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2) is becoming a big name these days. Started as stunt coordinator for movies like Captain America: Civil War and The Bourne Ultimatum, he later co-directed John Wick in 2014. Then he took on two films to direct on his own. Seeing his growing reputation, Ubisoft decided to pick him to direct their upcoming movie adaptation of The Division.

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The Division Movie Signed Deadpool 2 Director

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Tom Clancy's The Division was based on an aftermath of a smallpox virus outbreak in New York that killed millions. It was spread through paper money during Black Friday and ended up turning Manhattan into a quarantine zone. Whatever remains of the society now looks up to Special Agents from Strategic Homeland Division for help surviving. Actor Jake Gyllenhaal (Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Source Code) and Jessica Chastain (Mama, Zero Dark Thirty) are already cast in lead roles for the film.

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Originally Stephen Gaghan (Gold, Syriana) was announced as director for the film but since he stepped down, Leitch is roped in as his replacement. As his first solo movie, he directed Charlize Theron starrer Atomic Blonde that came out in 2017. His second project Deadpool 2 is awaiting release on May 16, 2018 featuring stars like Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin and Zazie Beetz. Soon, David Leitch will get busy with Atomic Blonde 2 and Fast & Furious spin-off movie Hobbs & Shaw before working on this movie.

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain for Division Movie

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When developer Ubisoft released The Division back in 2016 PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, it has grown to become one of their best-selling titles ever by earning $300 million worldwide. This led to a sequel; The Division 2 in development that was announced last month. Adapting the game into a movie has now been in works for too long, even after Gaghan was hired as a director by Ubisoft Motion Pictures.

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For years, translating video game into motion picture or any other media has led to a history of train wreck. Things are changing for good with Netflix’s Castlevania series and 1986 arcade game movie version of Rampage lately. Although The Division does not contain a plot that would offer character development but it surely has the potential to appeal to audience as a great action movie otherwise. With names like Chastain and Gyllenhaal attached to this project, it may finally break the haunting video game curse.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

New Doom Movie in Development

Universal Pictures is working on a brand-new Doom movie adaptation and they already signed up actress/singer Nina Bergman for the project. The name needs no introduction at this point as if you do not know it as one of the best first-person shooter games that is ever made then you might know it as another disastrous video game movie from 2005 that starred WWE megastar Dwayne Johnson (Baywatch, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) and Karl Urban (Dredd, Thor: Ragnarok).

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Universal Is Developing New Doom Movie

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The story of Doom is about a marine, who goes by the name "Doomguy" or "Doomslayer" to gamers, who finds himself on Mars slaying hordes of demons pouring in through a gate to Hell. 2016 marks the release of fourth and latest installment of the series from id Software as a reboot and earned critical acclaim for its fast-paced combat system. The movie version however, dropped the idea of demons coming from Hell and showed scientists accidentally created monsters during experiment on Mars.

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Despite having a big-named Hollywood superstar like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, the movie failed badly because of a poorly written script that has all the cast members just wandering around the Mars facility for a huge chunk of its entirety while they look for those mutated creatures. All of these led the film to follow a disastrous box-office score and tons of negative reviews. Though there were rumors about Universal considering a reboot for Doom but no official statements were made.

After Nina Bergman recently Tweeted out about her involvement into the next “Doom” movie, it become sort of official. She didn't mention any other details of whoever is involved in cast alongside her except for her own involvement.

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When some fans expressed their concern about the script of new adaption, she assured that this time, they have a much better script. Although, Dwayne's involvement to 2005's Doom movie is always punned, he recently is breaking the "video game curse" with his recent Rampage, which is also an adaptation of a 1986 arcade game of the same name that is earning critical and commercial success these days. It even has a 50% score in review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, which is pretty high for the genre.

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Looks like video game movies are coming back to take their rightful place in Hollywood from this year. The Tomb Raider reboot movie starring actress Alicia Vikander is doing pretty good. A film on Ubisoft’s The Division featuring actor Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain has hired David Leitch (Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2) as director. We are hopeful that the new Doom movie will perform better and won't screw up if it takes inspiration from their 2016 game.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Rampage is Highest-Rated Video Game Movie Ever

Based on a 1986 arcade game of the same name from developer Midway Games, sci-fi monster movie Rampage from Warner Bros. Pictures is released already. It features Hollywood superstar and former WWE megastar Dwayne Johnson (Baywatch, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) in the role Davis Oyoke, who is a primatologist and friend with a silverback gorilla named George. When his friend becomes victim of a mutagen, it mutates him and other animals into monstrous creatures, which starts a "Rampage" in Chicago.

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Rampage is Highest-Rated Video Game Movie Ever

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Although video game movie adaptations have a bad reputation of being botched out all the times, Johnson's monster flick Rampage seems to have just changed that. A day after it came out, the film currently holds 53% “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes from 153 reviews on their site. They have a list of 46 video game movies that they ranked in order of worst to best and joining ranks with its predecessors, Rampage currently is highest rated video game movie of all time.

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Smelling something good cooking over at Rotten Tomatoes today, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson took Twitter to express his excitement on the news.

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Review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes actually scores on the average of positive reviews from those who watched the film. Just because Rampage has a great opening on RT means, everyone else has picked it as their favorites. Another review site, Metacritic has given it 45, based on 43 of their critics and that is not considerably good! They have held Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001) and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) in high regard in ranks of video game movie adaptations.

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Video game enthusiasts have been eagerly waiting for years to see the curse of low rating for a video game movie to finally end at some point. Many fans had high hopes for Michael Fassbender’s Assassin’s Creed (2016) movie but even that couldn't live up to expectation and ended up garnering only 18% score. We are still trying to forget the god-awful adaptations of Bloodrayne (2006), Street Fighter (1994) and Super Mario Bros. (1993) that still haunts our memory till this date.

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What filmmakers and studios do that go wrong in cases like this is that they either try to make a cinematic rip-off or their own version of garbage, which makes the critics cringe. It appears that Johnson's monster flick Rampage finally has broke the curse of video game movie with his celluloid portrayal of bromance between man and beast. Alicia Vikander starrer Tomb Raider movie is the only one that came any closer of uplifting this curse so far with a 51% positive rating.

Monday, March 26, 2018

John Cena for Duke Nukem Film Confirmed

Back in January, we got rumors flying around that WWE superstar John Cena (12 Rounds, The Marine) may play the lead role in upcoming movie adaptation of 90's popular first-person shooter video game franchise Duke Nukem from Apogee Software. Well, we got the confirmation now from producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller that our fan-favorite American professional wrestler is now all set to play the trash-talking protagonist of the film chewing bubblegum.

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During the promotion of the film Quiet Place, Form and Fuller opened up about their upcoming video game-inspired project. Making a Duke Nukem movie "a really fun ride" according to him but they have to do the character tone right. They exampled that the way Deadpool managed to pull the character's original comic-book tone in the film, the studio have to do something like that or die trying. Otherwise, the Duke Nukem film is not worth making.

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John Cena for Duke Nukem Film Confirmed

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However, just because they are done finalizing the lead actor doesn't mean that they are ready to go. At this point, they don't even have a readied script for the film yet but all involved parties are working on it. Right now, John Cena is locked for the role but there are chances for him to withdraw from the film if he doesn't like the plot. Besides, the franchise has nearly two decades worth of history that produced nine video game titles and a comic book series for the film to live up to.

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The video game series adapted Resident Evil movie series has ended in 2016 and spawned six movies during their run. Last year, the live-action Assassin's Creed starring Michael Fassbender and Warcraft movie came out. We already have the live-action Tomb Raider movie from the rebooted franchise on theaters and this seems like a good time for more video game film adaptations. However, voice actor for the character Duke Nukem in video games, Jon St. John seems like the guy who is not at all excited with the film adaptation idea for the series.

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Platinum Dunes (A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and Paramount Pictures are currently working to make a Duke Nukem movie adaptation possible with WWE star John Cena on board. After considerable years in acting, Cena is still very selective about his roles. He recently played cameo role in Daddy’s Home 2 and is about to star in the upcoming Michael Bay produced Transformers prequel spin-off Bumblebee: The Movie set to release in late 2018.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Far Cry 5: Inside Eden’s Gate Short Film Announced

With the release of Ubisoft's action-adventure first-person shooter game Far Cry 5 only a few weeks away, an original short film titled "Inside Eden’s Gate" is announced. It is obviously based on the plot setting of the titular game and kind of offers a more detailed look at what is going on here with all these cultists roaming around with their agenda. Co-produced by Asylum Entertainment, the short will exclusively feature at Amazon's Prime Video Direct from March 5.

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Far Cry 5: Inside Eden’s Gate Short Film Announced

Now, check out this trailer for Far Cry 5: Inside Eden’s Gate short film based on the upcoming Far Cry sequel from Ubisoft.

The plot of Far Cry 5 is set in the fictional Hope County, Montana, where a militaristic doomsday cult has risen to power to take over. Its leader "The Father" Joseph Seed deems himself as the chosen one to save Hope County with help from his goon squad. Not only he forces his will on the locals violently, he successfully manages to pretty much cut ties to outside world for everyone.

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Far Cry 5: Inside Eden’s Gate Poster

Story of Far Cry 5: Inside Eden’s Gate short film revolves around three curious vloggers, who have heard rumors of a fanatical cult called The Project and to see things with their own eyes, they decided to go to Eden’s Gate. Upon reaching there, they started chasing a lead on some missing locals and various other weird happenings that led them to an encounter cult leader Joseph Seed. Now, as these three is faced by Seed's fanatical cult, an escape with their lives in hand from Hope County seems impossible.

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The film features actor Greg Bryk (A History of Violence, Fargo) in the role of The Father" Joseph Seed, who also portrayed the role of the same primary antagonist in game. Inside Eden’s Gate also stars Kyle Gallner (American Sniper, Smallville) as one of the vloggers named Alex. Far Cry 5 is scheduled to release for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 27 from developer Ubisoft.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Uncharted and Last of Us Movie Update

Comic-book and video game based films are getting very popular in Hollywood with each passing year. With many of them earning tons of money in the box-office and some of them failing miserably, they are still trying to figure out how to do things right. Developer Naughty Dog's one of the two most popular video game titles Uncharted and The Last of Us were considered for movie adaptations, regarding which company's creative lead Neil Druckmann has some update.

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Uncharted and Last of Us Movie Update

It's about time that we find out how Uncharted and The Last of Us films are progressing and at Las Vegas, D.I.C.E. Summit, Druckmann paid a visit to director Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane, Black Mirror) to discuss the possible storyline for these movies. He also talked with director Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum, Real Steel), whom Druckmann believes has a clear idea of where the studio is currently with these projects and really gets it as it is.

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Thinking that people want to make movies based on their games, Neil Druckmann and the crews of Naughty Dog used to get excited. They weren't getting excited to just see a movie on big-screen. Nor they are interested to see a direct adaptation of any of the storylines from the games. Because, Druckmann and team are already pretty good at telling their stories cinematically through a game and that is why they want something different.

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Tom Holland Will Play Young Nathan Drake

We already know this that actor Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming) is going to play the role of a young Nathan Drake in Levy's upcoming Uncharted movie. Though the film will not adapt any plot from all the games of the original Uncharted game series, we are expecting to see a sort of origin story for young Nathan Drake that bridges the gap with the game. Director Joe Carnahan (The A-Team, The Grey) has already written an R-Rated script for the film and Sony is apparently happy with it.

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Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker as Ellie and Joel

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About the film adaptations, Neil Druckmann feels it would seem wrong to him and many fans of the game to see someone else stepping into the shoes of the characters in the live-action version instead of the original cast of voice actors. For him, Nolan North, Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker are Nathan Drake of Uncharted, Ellie and Joel of The Last of Us respectively. Someone completely different on these roles will be weird for him to accept.

Druckmann also clarifies this as, if you are to make a movie on AMC's crime drama TV series Breaking Bad and cast someone else other than Bryan Cranston (Argo, Godzilla) to play the role of Walter White then it would just not feel right at all. Dan Trachtenberg however, then presented the idea where he talked about the TV show adaptation of the Fargo movie, which was done right. Despite it being quite difficult to create new characters for that same different world, Druckmann and Trachtenberg both loved the idea.

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About The Last of Us live-action film, Druckmann said that he even worked on a script that was pretty much a direct adaptation of the original game and was not that impressive. Now that he left it, he believes it was for the better and no film should be made on that draft either. It's simply not worth it.

Naughty Dog is currently working on the much-anticipated sequel of action-adventure survival horror The Last of Us, The Last of Us Part II for PlayStation 4. As for Uncharted series of games, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End was the last game from the core-story of Nathan Drake and probably some other development studio would work on Uncharted 5. The most recent release based on a video game this year would be Oscar winner Alicia Vikander starring action-adventure movie Tomb Raider, releasing on March 16.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Rampage Movie Second Trailer

Currently, Warner Bros. Pictures is busy with their upcoming lineup for DC Films but that doesn't mean they wouldn't love to try and make some cash with a video game movie. To make sure that doesn't go absolutely wrong, they have signed Hollywood megastar Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (Baywatch, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) for their upcoming monster flick Rampage. The second trailer for the film has just been released and we are here for that.

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Rampage Movie Second Trailer

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Check out the second official trailer for Dwayne Johnson's upcoming sci-fi monster movie Rampage from Warner Bros. Pictures below.

Rampage is a potential box-office hit movie based on the 1986 arcade game of the same name from developer Midway Games. Johnson is starring as the character Davis Oyoke, who is a primatologist and friend with an albino gorilla named George, whom he rescued at the age of 2. As his gorilla friend grows into a 1,000-pound massive sized creature after being exposed to an experimental genetic material, George goes out to wreck havoc and Oyoke steps in to help his lifelong friend in need.

Also, George is not the only one rampaging through the city of Chicago. We are introduced to the two other mutated animals; Ralph the wolf and Lizzie the crocodile. The second theatrical trailer offers more action involving all these monsters running amok the populace and how military has been unsuccessful to even slow them down. At one point, we see Ralph the wolf flying throughout a building and Lizzie the crocodile crushing a plane between her jaws. Davis Oyoke probably manages to team-up with his friend George to fight these other monsters.

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Directed by Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, San Andreas), action-adventure monster movie Rampage is all set to release on April 20, 2018. Aside from Johnson in the lead role, actor Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike, True Blood), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen, The Walking Dead), Naomie Harris (28 Days Later, Skyfall) and Malin Åkerman are also to appear in other supporting roles.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Rampage Movie "Big Meets Bigger" Trailer

We all know that former WWE superstar and one of Hollywood's most bankable actor of our time, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (Baywatch, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) isn't stopping to present us new blockbuster flicks anytime soon. In fact, he's got one more incoming film project titled Rampage from Warner Bros. Pictures, which is based on the 1986 arcade game of the same name from Midway Games.

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Rampage Movie "BIG MEETS BIGGER" Trailer

Back in November 2017, the official trailer for Rampage was released and now comes another one titled "BIG MEETS BIGGER", that offers more footage from the film.

Like the first official trailer, "BIG MEETS BIGGER" clip did not just stayed on the course of the film's plot. Instead, it gives us brand-new and exclusive peak into the mutated animals with better visuals. This one-minute long clip still gives us glimpse of how the mysterious green steam came to turn Johnson's character Davis Oyoke’s white gorilla friend George into a massive sized, 1,000-pound worth of machine of destruction.

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Problem is, the super-sized silverback gorilla George isn't the only animal that has gone through an unusual “genetic editing” which turned him into a monster. Turns out, there are other players at play counting Ralph the wolf and Lizzie the crocodile in. Together, all of them tear apart and wreck havoc throughout Chicago, while Oyoke tries to find a way to save the city as well as his old buddy! Plus, he has his funny line when he was brawling with a few soldiers in the middle of this mess.

Directed by Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, San Andreas), sci-fi monster film Rampage is going to be released on April 20, 2018 and promising to be another box-office hit. Aside from Johnson, the film also starrs Naomie Harris (28 Days Later, Skyfall), Malin Åkerman, Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike, True Blood), Jake Lacy, Marley Shelton and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen, The Walking Dead) as co-stars in various other roles.