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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 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.