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Friday, July 12, 2019

Mortal Kombat Movie Will Be R-Rated

Screenwriter reveals upcoming Mortal Kombat movie reboot will be "R-Rated" and feature gory fatalities.

Despite previous attempts of making a live-action movie adaptation of Mortal Kombat fighting game series has remain unsuccessful, Warner Bros. is already on board with a franchise reboot that is currently set to release on March 5, 2021.

Most recently, casting report of actor Joe Taslim (Fast & Furious 6, The Night Comes for Us) in role of Sub-Zero came out and now, screenwriter Greg Russo (Death Note 2, Resident Evil Reboot) reveals the film to be R-rated, featuring fatalities.

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Mortal Kombat Movie Will Be R-Rated

RELATED: Mortal Kombat Movie Casts Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero

A distinct aspect of MK series of games is being extremely gory when it comes to execute fatality, a finishing move that ends your opponent in most violent way possible by either burning alive, stabbing their guts out or smash heads.

Mortal Kombat 11 is the most recent installment of its long-running series and has some classic fatality moves returned as well as including new ones for newly debuted fighters like Cetrion, Geras, Kollector and boss character Kronika.

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Out Now

Although Greg Russo has confirmed upcoming MK movie to be R-Rated and have fatalities, he didn't mention which ones will be included.



RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Review-Bombed on Metacritic

Since original Mortal Kombat game from 1992 has caused controversy for graphic violence and pushed a rating system, it actually makes sense for a modern day MK movie to have an R-rating as it is probably going to include some bloody fatalities.

In 1995, director Paul W.S. Anderson (Alien vs. Predator, Death Race) was in charge of first Mortal Kombat film that ended up receiving a PG-13 rating and while it was commercially successful, critics have panned the movie.

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Simon McQuoid has been hired to direct and James Wan (Aquaman, The Conjuring) is serving as a producer. An official plot synopsis is not out yet but Russo claimed to stay true to MK legacy while making slight change to fit a modern narrative.

Filming for upcoming Mortal Kombat movie reboot is currently ongoing but Warner Bros. or New Line Cinema has yet to reveal a full cast for its iconic roster. Maybe they will be generous enough to fans by revealing who is playing Scorpion up next!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Mortal Kombat Movie Casts Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero

The Raid actor Joe Taslim is cast in role of Sub-Zero by Warner Bros. for upcoming Mortal Kombat movie reboot.

Although video game movie adaptations have earned a reputation of being thrashed by critics and fans alike, a few of them like Detective Pikachu and Rampage were actually able to somehow stand out among others in recent years.

Besides, Warner Bros. has been planning for a Mortal Kombat movie reboot for some time that announced a 2021 release date and has cast Indonesian actor Joe Taslim (Fast & Furious 6, The Night Comes for Us) in a prominent role of Sub-Zero.

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Mortal Kombat Movie Casts Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Out Now

Also a skilled martial artist, Taslim found initial recognition through his 2011 starrer The Raid that is considered as a cult action film. He is the first actor to be cast for upcoming MK movie, which is scheduled to start shooting later this year.

There was little to do for Sub-Zero in original Mortal Kombat movie from 1995 where he ended up getting killed by Liu Kang. Taslim is likely to appear as second iteration of the character, Kuai Liang in latest script of screenwriter Greg Russo.

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Review-Bombed on Metacritic

After hiring Simon McQuoid as director, WB has signed James Wan (Aquaman, The Conjuring) on board as producer for the film. McQuoid has previously directed commercials for Duracell, Netflix and even Sony's PlayStation 3.

New Line Cinema and WB initially approached writer Dave Callaham (Doom, The Expendables) and Oren Uziel (22 Jump Street, The Cloverfield Paradox) trying to reboot Mortal Kombat movie series but Russo delivered them a final script.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Uncharted Movie Release Date

Starring actor Tom Holland as young Nathan Drake, Uncharted movie gets a holiday 2020 release date.

Although video game movie genre has seen tough times in Hollywood for decades, films like Detective Pikachu and Rampage is bringing a wind of change, which helped live-action Uncharted movie adaptation to get back on road.

After bringing director Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane, Black Mirror) and actor Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming) on board, Sony Pictures have now announced a release date set for December 18, 2020.

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Uncharted Movie Release Date

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Tom Holland will be starring in lead role playing as protagonist Nathan Drake and people are really excited to see his portrayal of the character. Serving as a prequel, the story will focus on young Drake meeting with Victor Sullivan.

Seeing how well audience have received his new version of Spider-Man, Sony immediately hired Tom for their project and originally, Holland was to work with director Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum, Real Steel) but he left the project last year.

RELATED: Neil Druckmann Talks The Last of Us Inspiration

At D.I.C.E. Summit last year, Neil Druckmann, creative lead of developer studio Naughty Dog revealed that he visited Trachtenberg and talked to Levy regarding Uncharted and The Last of Us movies based on their video game franchise.

Picking up holiday 2020 release window gives Uncharted movie a rare benefit of not having to compete with any Star Wars or superhero movies from DC and Marvel but will pit against West Side Story remake by renowned director Steven Spielberg.

Monday, December 17, 2018

James Wan Exits Resident Evil Movie Reboot

"Aquaman" director James Wan is no longer producing the upcoming Resident Evil Reboot movie for Constantin Films.

It was only a month ago, when we heard news of screenwriter Greg Russo has submitted his complete draft for the upcoming Resident Evil movie reboot to Constantin Films that is supposed to be produced by James Wan (Aquaman, The Conjuring).

It would have been a great fun for the curious audience to see how this successful director influences the movie with his classic style of horror but according to a recent report, Wan is no longer producing the upcoming film of RE franchise.

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James Wan Exits Resident Evil Movie Reboot

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Wan was actually somewhat frustrated that the possibility of his involvement to the project was announced prematurely. In an interview with Bloody Disgusting, Wan cleared out that he is not doing it anymore as it has been dropped and then said the following.

It’s kind of annoying when things come and go, or things never came in the first place. I hate it when my projects get announced. It makes it seem like I’m attached to a lot of things when in fact I’m not necessarily doing so many things. A lot of my stuff just get announced and I don’t want them to be announced but people love to announce them.

RELATED: Monster Hunter Movie First Look Revealed

Even though Wan is out from the anticipated project, he is still attached to do a remake of South Korean zombie apocalypse action thriller Train to Busan and wishes to do proper justice to it, because it is a very beloved property to him.

He is currently busy with his upcoming DC Extended Universe superhero movie Aquaman, which is inbound for December 21 and his company Atomic Monster will start working on Swamp Thing series for DC Universe right away.

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Shortly after the end of Resident Evil movie franchise by director Paul W.S. Anderson (Alien vs. Predator, Death Race) directed and actress Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element, Ultraviolet) with the release of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, a horror-centric reboot was announced.

RE movies had a six movie run that has grossed over $1 billion worldwide collectively. Even though Greg Russo wrote a script that will take the series back to the roots of horror just as the studio is interested in but he would very much like them to take a Texas Chainsaw Massacre-style approach.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Monster Hunter Movie First Look Revealed

Official exclusive first-look image of Monster Hunter video game movie adaptation is just revealed today.

Back in May, it became official that Capcom and Constantin Film signed director Paul W.S. Anderson (Alien vs. Predator, Death Race) for a live-action Monster Hunter movie starring his wife and actress Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element, Ultraviolet) in lead role.

Shooting for this upcoming fantasy action thriller film has already began, which is based on fantasy-themed action role-playing Monster Hunter game series. We have a brand-new exclusive photo from the set showing the first-look of the movie.

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Monster Hunter Movie First Look Revealed

RELATED: Monster Hunter: World Becomes Capcom’s Best-Selling Game Ever

The official plot synopsis for the film is also revealed by distribution company Screen Gems recently, which is as follows.

Behind our world, there is another: a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When Lt. Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her loyal soldiers are transported from our world to the new world, the unflappable lieutenant receives the shock of her life. In her desperate battle for survival against enormous enemies with incredible powers and unstoppable, revolting attacks, Artemis will team up with a mysterious man who has found a way to fight back.

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Monster Hunter Movie First Official Look

RELATED: Milla Jovovich to Star in Monster Hunter Movie

The image features Milla Jovovich as Lt. Natalie Artemis, an original character created solely for the film and not from the game series. Actor Tony Jaa (Ong-Bak, Tom-Yum-Goong) appears as one of skilled warriors that battles large monsters called The Hunter.

Artemis is shown carrying a pair of Dual Blades on her back, a carving knife on thigh and a Slinger on left arm that she showed off earlier on Instagram. Hunter is seen wielding an iconic Giant Jawblade from the game and a Great Hunter's Bow, a look inspired from the Field Team Leader of Monster Hunter: World.

RELATED: Monster Hunter: World Comes to Final Fantasy XIV

Anderson said in an interview from the set in South Africa that even though the character Artemis is an original character who never existed in the game, her armor and equipment will take direct inspiration from the game franchise.

Take Artemis' chest piece for instance as the Odogaron chest piece takes reference from Monster Hunter: World and the embossing designs are similar as well. Her different outfit only means that she is an avatar of audience that can be customized with different sets.

RELATED: Monster Hunter: World X Final Fantasy XIV Collaboration Event

Although Jovovich herself has been posting photos from the set of the movie for some time that gave us some early glance, none of them actually revealed anything other than what sort of direction the movie is going for or what character are in there.



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Shooting at South Africa's Atlantis Dunes, Anderson chose the location for its likeness to the Wildspire Waste from the games. He also plans on showcasing a multiple topographical locations in the film to keep par with the game.

Anderson and Jovovich are teaming up once again after their commercially successful stint on video game adaptations of Resident Evil franchise from Capcom. Aside from Jovovich and Jaa, the film also includes actors Diego Boneta, Meagan Good and Ron Perlman in supporting cast.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Resident Evil Movie Reboot to Be Based on Resident Evil 7

Screenwriter Greg Russo revealed that he took inspiration from Resident Evil 7 for the script of Resident Evil movie reboot.

Long before the Paul W.S. Anderson (Alien vs. Predator, Death Race) directed and Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element, Ultraviolet) starrer Resident Evil movie franchise ended with Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, there was announcement for a series reboot.

Although Anderson is not returning to direct again, Constantin Films are handling the project with screenwriter Greg Russo readying drafts and to be directed by James Wan (Aquaman, The Conjuring), which could be a delight to horror fans in general.

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Resident Evil Movie Reboot to Be Based on Resident Evil 7

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Russo has recently opened up in an interview about his writing process and how he took inspirations to follow Capcom's lead to re-inventing the series. One of the main aspects of that motto is to go back to the roots of horror in the first place for him.

For me it was very clear cut that I wanted to go back and make it scary again like a horror film in terms of the classic James Wan style so that was the pitch, going back and looking what made the games scary in the first place so yea Resident Evil 7 was a bit of a touchstone for my draft.

RELATED: Resident Evil 7 Hits 5 Million Sales

For years, fans have been complaining about the RE movies from director Anderson for moving far from the horror and making over-the-top action flicks. What they cannot deny that whether or not they were crappy movies, they made a ton of money and thankfully came to an end.

Though Russo did enjoy the films, but he believes that RE franchise has always prioritized the elements of horror first and then focused on action. And that is why; he chose to take writing inspiration from the terrifying 2017 game.

RELATED: Resident Evil 7 Ending Explained

He would personally love to see a Resident Evil film made in Texas Chainsaw Massacre-style and centered on Baker Family. Then he wants Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to jump in the middle as Chris Redfield and punch boulders for the ending scene.

Greg Russo has already handed over his draft to Constantin Films and looks like they are pretty content with what he came up with. James Wan is also producing the Resident Evil movie reboot and we expect him to come up with his classic style of horror.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Michael B. Jordan to Star in Rainbow Six Movie

Black Panther's Michael B. Jordan will be starring in the lead role of movie adaptations for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six novel.

When Hollywood's rising star Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther, Creed) was rumored to be cast in the role of Superman for upcoming Man of Steel sequel following the news of British actor Henry Cavill (Justice League, Mission: Impossible – Fallout) leaving the DC Extended Universe, we didn't give much fuss about it.

However, Jordan sure is going to be very busy soon starring in upcoming big-screen adaptation of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six novel, playing as protagonist John Clark.

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Michael B. Jordan to Star in Rainbow Six Movie

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Apparently, Jordan has been roped in by Paramount Pictures to play the role of John Clark in their upcoming film projects Rainbow Six and Without Remorse. His character is of a former Navy Seal who turned into a CIA operative, debuting in a 1987 novel called The Cardinal of the Kremlin.

Without Remorse will serve as a prequel that will explore the back-story of Clark and Rainbow Six movie will focus on his time in a NATO approved counter-terrorist group named "Rainbow".

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For years now, Paramount has been trying to tell an origin story of John Clark through Without Remorse, which Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) was supposed to direct back in 2012 to follow up R6 movie in 2017 but things didn't work out as the studio wanted.

Akiva Goldsman, who previously wrote scripts for movies like A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man and The Dark Tower, will serve as a producer for the film along with Corrin Nemec, Josh Appelbaum and Jordan himself.

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Akiva Goldsman to Produce Rainbow Six Movie

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Currently, a new action political thriller series by Tom Clancy titled Jack Ryan has been released on Amazon Video with actor John Krasinski (13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of BenghaziA Quiet Place) in the titular lead role. Another movie adaptation based on Clancy's work, Splinter Cell has been in works starring Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises, Venom) as Sam Fisher in it.

Several other books from the same author has been made films on including Clear and Present Danger, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, NetForce, Patriot Games, The Hunt for Red October and The Sum of All Fears.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Doom Movie Reboot Won't Have Spiderdemon

Director of Doom reboot opens up about which iconic monster will not make it to the 2019 movie.

Although their previous venture to adapt a live-action movie based on one of the best first-person shooter games, Doom failed miserably, Universal Pictures is back on board with a brand-new Doom movie reboot and hired Tony Giglio (Resident Evil: Afterlife, S.W.A.T.: Under Siege) as director for the project. Recently, he revealed that a certain monster will not make it to the upcoming movie in a conversation on Twitter, while sharing his thoughts on the 2005 movie by Andrzej Bartkowiak.

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Doom Movie Reboot Won't Have Spiderdemon

RELATED: New Doom Movie in Development

The fictional universe of Doom features a wide-array of menacing monsters like Baron of Hell, Cacodemon, Cyberdemon and many more that player character "Doomguy" goes up against only to decimate them with brutality. Some of those creatures may even end up appearing in the 2019 movie but the Spiderdemon, notoriously known as the final boss of Doom II, won't be included as a part of it. However, should there be a sequel; the spider monster will be there to terrify the audience.



RELATED: Dwayne Johnson Throws Shade at Doom Movie

We still don't know who will play the iconic "Doomslayer" in the film but actress/singer Nina Bergman previously announced that she has already signed up for the project in a leading role. Movie adaptation of video game always comes out as a nightmare to gamers and that includes a massively popular franchise like Doom, which despite starring Hollywood superstar like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (Baywatch, Rampage) and Karl Urban (Dredd, Thor: Ragnarok) in it, failed regardless.