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Showing posts with label Movie. Show all posts

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Milla Jovovich to Star in Monster Hunter Movie

Director of the Resident Evil movies, Paul W.S. Anderson is working once again with Milla Jovovich in Monster Hunter movie.

Although video game movies have a disastrous track record of being unable to please the critics or even successful at box-office, Hollywood will keep making them. What we have coming up next is not something we were expecting though but the notion is still welcomed. Reportedly, Constantin Film has just signed director Paul W.S. Anderson (Alien vs. Predator, Death Race) for a Monster Hunter movie, which will also star his wife and actress Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element, Ultraviolet).

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Milla Jovovich To Star in Monster Hunter Movie

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Known mostly for her role as Alice in Capcom’s Resident Evil movie series, Milla Jovovich will team up with Paul once again. After her successful stint on that series, that has grossed $1.2 dollars already, Capcom and Constantin Film has set for a budget of $60 million for this upcoming project. Jovovich appeared in all six films of RE franchise and Anderson directed four of them except Resident Evil: Apocalypse and Resident Evil: Extinction. Given their past records, that budget is not a risky venture.

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Anderson and Jovovich Are Back

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Production of the film will begin on September and producer Jeremy Bolt also returns to team up with Anderson and Jovovich. Their last collaboration on Resident Evil: the Final Chapter has earned $312 million worldwide and while they are working on a newly rebooted Resident Evil series, they are also looking for possibility of a brand-new TV series as well. Apparently, the director has already written a screenplay draft for Monster Hunter movie.

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According to Martin Moszkowicz of Constantin Film, the principal photography will mostly take place in Cape Town, South Africa because of the comfort of same time zone and overnight flights for entire production unit. Though Anderson directed his previous action horror film franchise to be a huge money maker, he failed to garner any critical praise. However, when your films are earning big-bucks, do you really need to worry about critics? We thought not. So did Capcom and Constantin Film.

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Milla Jovovich in Resident Evil Franchise

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The latest installment of action role-playing game series was Monster Hunter: World which was released in January, 2018 for PCPlaystation 4 and Xbox One, which pretty quickly became one of the most successful titles from Capcom by selling over 7.9 million copies within March. If Paul W.S. Anderson can strike his magic once again for this video game movie, we probably are in for a few more films and maybe another huge franchise with some truly amazing visuals.

Friday, May 11, 2018

F.E.A.R. Live-Action Movie in Development

2005's first-person horror shooter F.E.A.R. from developer Monolith Productions and publisher Warner Bros. was both a critical and commercial success. The game succeeds in blending a tense mood of horror with the vibe of an action shooter on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It would later spawn two sequels, F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin in 2009 and F.E.A.R. 3 in 2011. Recently, Machinima Studios has come up with an announcement of a live-action film adaptation of F.E.A.R.

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F.E.A.R. Live-Action Movie in Development

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The series follows with encounter of the titular organization in a supernatural affair and the protagonist is known as Point Man. Aside from fighting cloned super soldiers, he has to deal with induced hallucination while a larger mystery is about to unveil. Turns out, he actually shares a connection to a supernaturally powered little girl named Alma, whose rage and destruction has to stop at any cost. After a while with the series, now they have decided to make a movie on it.

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Screenwriter Greg Russo has been roped in by Machinima to write a script for live-action F.E.A.R. movie, where Warner Bros. will be involved as well. Russo already has his hands quite full with upcoming adaptation of new Mortal Kombat movie and a rebooted Resident Evil series for Screen Gems. That means, he is a suitable candidate for the job as he is getting more and more familiar with video game adaptations. Russell Arons of Machinima also believes bringing Greg on board was a right choice for them.

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Mystery of Alma Wade

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After putting the franchise on ice for so long, the attempt of bringing the series back may seem a bit out of the blue at first but since Machinima is a division of Warner Bros., it is quite natural that they would be interested in doing so. Another reason could be that after remaining so long in hiatus, they are making a movie on the plot before rebooting or developing new installments of the horror shooter. This way, they will spike interest in people who never played F.E.A.R. before and bring former fans back too.

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

Dwayne Johnson Throws Shade at Doom Movie

When praising Rampage, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson throws shade at Doom movie and their Twitter respond back!

Hollywood superstar and former WWE megastar Dwayne Johnson (Baywatch, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) is having quite a good time as his recent success at box-office with the release of sci-fi monster flick Rampage from Warner Bros. Pictures, which is based on a 1986 arcade game of the same name from developer Midway Games. The movie is solely based on an original story that only borrows the monstrous creatures and few other aspects from the game it is based on.

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Dwayne Johnson Throws Shade at Doom Movie

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Though video game movie adaptations mostly end up being a huge commercial failure as well as a critical disaster beyond redemption, Rampage managed to change that by scoring 53% “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes aside from a very steady opening weekend. The rating was set on a basis of 153 reviews on this review aggregation site following the day of its release. So, that means, the film is on a good standpoint in either way and that's actually new to this unique genre.

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Seeing his work finally breaking the longest running curse of video game movie being failures, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson joyfully posted a Tweet.




While he was being all thankful at Rampage’s recent success, he couldn't help but playfully point out that he also starred in 2005's sci-fi action horror movie adaptation of Doom and how it was a complete disaster all along. This is actually true that director Andrzej Bartkowiak’s Doom movie was so bad and very poorly-written that even the combined star-power of Johnson himself along with actor Karl Urban and Rosamund Pike couldn't save it from sky fall it experienced.

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However, Rock calling Doom a “stinker” didn't go well with whoever runs the official Twitter account for Doom who was not so pleased. They got back at Johnson by responding in a minimal but classy way by Tweeting out ‘Dwayne.’ Guess, the film being so bad was already quite painful for them and then he had to drag it back decade after once again was too much for them to bear. Doom is a popular first person shooter game of 1993 and is reworked for a quasi-reboot which came out in 2016 from id Software and Bethesda Softworks.

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.