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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.



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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.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Ben Schwartz for Sonic the Hedgehog Film Confirmed

Ben Schwartz of Parks and Recreation has been finalized to voice the main character in Sonic the Hedgehog movie.

Fans of Sega's most popular franchise, Sonic the Hedgehog were jumping with joy when they learned that Paramount Pictures have taken initiative of adapting a live-action animated film based on the blue anthropomorphic protagonist. After actor/comedian Jim Carrey (Bruce Almighty, Me, Myself & Irene) has been finalized to play evil Doctor Robotnik for the movie, actor Ben Schwartz (House of Lies, Parks and Recreation) have announced to be cast in titular role today.

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Ben Schwartz for Sonic the Hedgehog Film Confirmed

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In the movie, Sonic will go up against Jim Carrey's character is also known as Doctor Eggman, a mad scientist who has taken some animals captive and stole Chaos Emeralds for his evil plan. Ben has prior experience of voicing popular cartoon characters in the past and currently occupied with providing his voice for Dewey Duck on 2017’s DuckTales reboot from Disney XD channel and Leonardo for Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television series from Nickelodeon.

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The actor took Twitter to express his boundless excitement to publicly announce this news to social media.



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Alongside other cast members like James Marsden (Walk of Shame, X-Men) and Tika Sumpter (Ride Along, Salt) in their own respective roles, Schwartz is cast to voice the lead character of Sonic and he is more than ready to take on as the speedster hedgehog. Currently, the film is scheduled to debut on November 15, 2019 and Jeff Fowler (Gopher Broke, Where the Wild Things Are) will be directing the movie. We are as excited as Ben Schwartz is right now at this moment.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Minecraft Movie Delayed as Director Exits

The Minecraft movie based on titular sandbox survival game is delayed as director Rob McElhenney drops out.

Considering the immense popularity of the sandbox video game Minecraft, developer Mojang has teamed up with Warner Bros. to make a movie and the news was leaked on Twitter in 2014. Then the title received a premiere date for May 2019 when they announced Rob McElhenney (How to Be a Gentleman, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) as director and co-writer in 2015. However, now the previously scheduled date is being pushed back because of McElhenny leaving the project.

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Minecraft Movie Delayed as Director Exits

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Aside from losing director, the film has gotten two new writers, Aaron and Adam Nee to pitch a new script now. It means, McElhenny’s script will no longer be adapted, which he previously worked out with renowned actor and screenwriter, Jason Fuchs (La La Land, Wonder Woman). As they scrapped the former draft and assigned the newly recruited writers to bring a new one, it clearly pushes back development in long run and therefore, the movie is sure to be delayed from intended schedule.

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Initially, the involved parties decided to go for a live-action film instead of an animated one and were talking to Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum, Real Steel) before finally settling on McElhenny. Producer Roy Lee (How to Train Your Dragon, The Lego Movie) is still attached to Minecraft movie, which obviously a good news for Warner Bros., because if this movie somehow achieves success anywhere near the LEGO movies series, there are possibilities for a franchise in work then.

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Rob McElhenney Leaves Minecraft Movie

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The movie is based on the sandbox survival game Minecraft, where players roam around with their cube shaped characters and engage in world-building. They also gather resources for crafting new objects. Rumors of actor/comedian Steve Carell (Evan Almighty, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) to voice the lead role named Steve were heard but never eventually confirmed though. Since the beginning of the project’s inception, announcements about the film have come out quite rarely.

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.

Currently, 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 (and making die-hard fans upset doing that), we probably are in for a few more films and maybe another huge franchise with some truly amazing visuals.