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Friday, February 28, 2020

Monster Hunter Movie Teaser Poster Revealed

Sony Pictures revealed first official teaser posters for upcoming Monster Hunter movie, releasing on September 4.

Announcement for Monster Hunter live-action movie adaption based on titular fantasy-themed action role-playing series came from Capcom and Constantin Film in 2018, which was followed by official first-look image later that year.

Screen Gems has released two brand-new teaser posters featuring actress Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element, Ultraviolet) and actor Tony Jaa (Ong-Bak, Tom-Yum-Goong) in their respective role of Lieutenant Artemis and The Hunter.

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Monster Hunter Movie Teaser Poster Revealed

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Jovovich is seen wielding a Giant Jawblade sword and Jaa is holding a Great Hunter's Bow, weapons inspired from series. Background location of desert setting looks similar to Wildspire Wastes area of Monster Hunter: World.

Monster Hunter movie is helmed by director Paul W.S. Anderson (Alien vs. Predator, Death Race), who will make change to MH storyline canon for big screen adaptation but will mainly feature monstrous creatures from MH: World.

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Monster Hunter Teaser Poster ft. Milla Jovovich
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Monster Hunter Teaser Poster ft. Tony Jaa

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Jovovich is playing as Lt. Natalie Artemis, an Earth-born character and a member of a United Nations military team. She along with her elite soldiers fell into a portal that took them to an alternate world that is inherited by monsters.

Now, Artemis and her friends must fight these behemoths to survive and try to prevent them from entering that portal to reach Earth. So, her military squad is forced to team-up with a "Hunter" character to find their way back home.

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Anderson has written a script for the movie that will add a few science fiction elements to Capcom's creation. Enthusiastic fans can head over to Monster Hunter Festa event at PAX East on Saturday, February 29 to get these posters.

Sony Pictures reveals that Monster Hunter movie is currently set to arrive on September 4, 2020 at theatres worldwide. Constantin Film and Screen Gems are most likely to reveal an official trailer in near future ahead of film release.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

New Silent Hill and Fatal Frame Movie Announced by Original Director

Original Silent Hill movie director Christophe Gans will return for new Silent Hill and a Fatal Frame movie.

When director Christophe Gans (Brotherhood of the Wolf, Saint Ange) made a live-action adaptation of Silent Hill back in 2006, it got barely noticed by franchise fans, regardless of which a lackluster sequel was made in 2012 anyway.

In a recent interview with French website Allocine, Gans has revealed that he is currently busy working on a film adaption of survival horror game series Fatal Frame AKA Project Zero and returning to direct a new Silent Hill movie as well.

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New Silent Hill and Fatal Frame Movie Announced by Original Director

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His former project will be set in Japan due to its roots are inspired from many cultural aspects of haunted house setting. Latter film will project atmosphere of a small American town that has been devastated by Puritan movements.

For his latest projects, Gans will be collaborating with executive producer of Resident Evil movies, Victor Hadida. Like his previous film, Gans is very committed to stay faithfully close to source material of these media.

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Gans also revealed in his interview that after his stint on first Silent Hill movie, he stepped away from an offer to direct its 2012 sequel, Silent Hill: Revelation, when he realized that producers wanted to make a film like Resident Evil.

Compared to many other video game movies released over years, 2006 version of Silent Hill was better received by critics and fans alike. Gans was successful in recreating a fog-covered town and recurring themes shown in series titles.

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Konami has kind of abandoned this popular franchise after cancellation of 2014 psychological horror reboot title Silent Hills and is busy making pachinko machines these days, leading many fans to believe that the series has come to an end.

However, it seems like they are finally moving towards a right direction since upcoming Silent Hill movie by Christophe Gans is going to be joined by two new video game titles as well that are reportedly under development now.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Ni no Kuni Anime Movie Coming to Netflix

English dub of Ni no Kuni anime movie heads over to popular online streaming platform Netflix on January 2020.

Last summer, a full-length animated movie adaptation based on popular role-playing game series Ni no Kuni from developer Level-5 and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment premiered in Japan, originally distributed by Warner Bros.

Prepping up for a Western release, this anime spin-off is skipping cinemas and instead an English dub for the film simply titled NiNoKuni is set to make Netflix debut on January 16, which has recently acquired its streaming rights.

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Ni no Kuni Anime Movie Coming to Netflix

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Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch launched back in 2011 as an enhanced version of Dominion of the Dark Djinn that featured an extended ending and is followed by an ambitious sequel, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom in 2018.

Premise of the first game revolves around a boy named Oliver who travels to a magical world to save his loving mother. There, he must face-off evil wizard Shadar in order to free Alicia, a counterpart of his mother on that dimension.

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Studio Ghibli animator Yoshiyuki Momose, who previously worked on Wrath of the White Witch and Revenant Kingdom has directed the film. Both Yoshiyuki and his animation house collaborated in production of first Ni no Kuni game remake.

NiNoKuni anime movie for online streaming service Netflix focuses on two average teens taking a mystical journey to save the life of a friend. Although not openly connected to original games, it surely follows a similar plot premise.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Uncharted Movie Director Travis Knight Exits

Sony loses director Travis Knight for Uncharted movie due to scheduling conflict with actor Tom Holland.

During mid-2019, a definitive release date for live-action Uncharted movie was announced for holiday 2020 that has been long-delayed but then director Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane, Black Mirror) quits project in August.

Afterwards, director Travis Knight (Bumblebee, Kubo and the Two Strings) was hired and he has recently confirmed leaving production as well. Sony Pictures however, still intends to move on with new director on board soon and another date.

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Uncharted Movie Director Travis Knight Exits

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According to reports, it was a lengthy shooting schedule of actor Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming) for next Spider-Man movie that has forced Knight to leave at this phase of development.

Holland will get busy shooting for third Spider-Man film for Marvel Cinematic Universe in summer of 2020. Aside from other project he has, this will create a scheduling problem since Uncharted was set to release on December 18, 2020.

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Sony is trying their best to make a film adaptation of Uncharted for decades that already has a screenplay draft written by Rafe Judkins (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Chuck) and Matt Holloway (Iron Man, Transformers: The Last Knight).

In June 2019, Holland is cast to play a young Nathan Drake alongside actor Mark Wahlberg (2 Guns, Pain & Gain), who will co-star in role of Victor "Sully" Sullivan for Uncharted movie that will serve as a prequel to Uncharted: Drake's Fortune game.

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Regardless of recent departure of Travis Knight, both Holland and Wahlberg remains attached to the project. Following official announcement back in 2007, Sony has seen many directors, stars and writer walking out of the anticipated movie.

Last year in May, Sony Interactive Entertainment launched brand-new PlayStation Productions studio to adapt their popular first-party titles for films and television, which is currently in charge of Uncharted and The Last of Us movie.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Jon Bernthal Wants to Star in Punch-Out Movie

The Walking Dead actor Jon Bernthal would be interested to play Little Mac in a possible Punch-Out movie adaptation.

After his rise to fame for playing the role of Frank Castle in Netflix web TV series Marvel's The Punisher, actor Jon Bernthal (Fury, The Walking Dead) has played a part on tactical shooter game Ghost Recon: Breakpoint from Ubisoft.

Bernthal was recently asked which video game character he would like to portray on-screen if he is given the freedom of picking his favorite and he choose Little Mac from popular Nintendo boxing game series Punch-Out!!

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Jon Bernthal Wants to Star in Punch-Out Movie

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After his latest appearance in Breakpoint as primary antagonist character Cole D. Walker, Jon Bernthal sat down on an interview where he was asked about what other role from video game world he would like to portray next.

He then expressed his love for '80s and would love to step into the shoes of iconic tiny boxer Little Mac from classic NES console since he has been playing Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! a lot these days with kids on Nintendo Switch.

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Bernthal also spoke on how Mac's story of an underdog rising through appeals to him for an on-screen portrayal.

What I've been playing with the kids is Mike Tyson's Punch-Out. Little Mac, he's really small, but that would be really cool I think his rise up through the ranks.

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Even though he is not all caught up with many current gen games, the actor stated that he will be interested in a Castlevania project if there is one aside from current animated series and expressed his love for old-school arcade title like Galaga.

Although adaptations of video game properties into live-action media often turn out to be huge disappointment, ventures like Detective Pikachu and Netflix's Castlevania have managed to change that landscape in recent years.

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Despite a Punch-Out movie release being a too ambitious of an idea at this point, writers of Detective Pikachu movie are seemingly interested for a live-action movie adaptation of crossover fighting game franchise Super Smash Bros.

Considering Little Mac is a veteran playable character in SSB series, there are chances for Bernthal to live his dream and shine as the boxer whenever interested parties will come forward to make that movie a reality.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Metro 2033 Movie Back in Development

Russian media company to produce Metro 2033 movie development and moves forward with a release date set for 2022.

Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky has sold film rights for his science fiction novel Metro 2033 to MGM Studios back in 2012. However, a proposed idea to Americanize that project caused it to be scrapped and its right reverts back to him.

Most recently, Russia's largest media company Gazprom-Media and its associated subsidiary companies agreed to co-produce a Russia-based adaptation that would start filming next year to meet a release schedule of January 1, 2022.

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Metro 2033 Movie Back in Development

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After turning down several visual adaptation pitches for years, Glukhovsky has finally met a group of creative personnel who are just as ambitious as him to adapt Metro trilogy into major blockbuster movies that will even stun its fans.

Glukhovsky will also be joining as a creative advisor and co-producer Valery Fedorovich states that they will be running promotion for the movie in and outside of Russia aside from investing an unprecedented amount in production.

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Metro 2033 is set around a premise of a dystopian Moscow, where post-nuclear holocaust survivors are forced to take shelter into underground and fractions are formed to fend off deadly mutant creatures for survival.

A survivor named Artyom living in Metro system goes to seek help from an elite soldier of Spartan Order. He comes across various groups during his journey who are being attacked by mysterious creatures known as the Dark Ones.

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Glukhovsky originally published his first novel on his website in 2002 before it was subsequently published in 2005 via print format. It eventually spawned two critically-acclaimed sequels that ended up becoming best-sellers in Russia.

Long before a movie adaptation was taken into consideration, Glukhovsky teamed up with Kiev-based developer studio 4A Games to adapt Metro 2033 into video games, leading to sequels Metro: Last Light (2013) and Metro Exodus (2019).

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

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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.



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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

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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.

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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.