Malformed freaks, the end of hope, and the beginning of desperation — that’s both the world that Neil Druckmann and the team over at Naughty Dog constructed with its beautiful and lush game, The Last of Us, and an accurate representation of past video game film adaptations, but now, Druckmann is going to take a stab at the impossible by turning The Last of Us into a movie.
Apparently, Tim Allen is part Viking.
According to Deadline, Sony has shelled out a million dollars to buy a script called Winter’s Knight from people who have never sold a script before. The script is an origin story about the fictional viking adventures of Santa Claus, as opposed to the very real, urine soaked adventures of a mall Santa Claus. The writer’s names are Ben Lustig and Jake Thornton and everyone else at Starbucks working on their shitty scripts can SUCK IT! (more…)
It’s been a long and grueling wait, but it seems like we will finally get a chance to feast our eyes on the gritty and grey visual splendor that is the Sin City: A Dame to Kill For traier… tomorrow. (more…)
Shia LaBeouf seems like a man who is running through the woods while on fire; his whole world building to an inferno as tears of flame trail behind him, igniting the brush. Maybe LaBeouf can’t see or sniff out the destruction with that bag on his head, but when he finally removes it after he’s done finding out what being on fire feels like, everything that he has made and been given may resemble a pile of ash because nothing is as flammable as fame.
This assumes, of course, that LaBeouf will remove that bag. That he will bounce back and not foul out of life as so many have before, but to assume that, we have to take a leap of faith that this all started out as a controlled burn and that LaBeouf didn’t spontaneously combust a few months ago when he released 50 unstoppable megatons of whatever-the-hell-this-is into the ether.
Personally, I don’t think that LaBeouf is crazy. I buy that this is some kind of bonkers artistic statement — from the anima of HowardCantour.com that he nicked from Daniel Clowes to the sky apology and this exhibition where he sat like the world’s most over-exposed Buckingham Palace Guard while people visually and verbally prodded at him as he unknowingly or un-caringly sat shiva over his career — but I really don’t think it matters because weird is weird, this is unquestionably that and it has been judged as such by the masses. (more…)
I’m fairly certain that Game of Thrones man-mountain Jason Mamoa’s pecks have their own SAG card, but the actor has revealed that he is, essentially, bored with the kind of roles that ask him to half disrobe and say few words.
In a new interview with Zap2It (and if you click that hyperlink, by golly, you can) Mamoa goes into detail about his push against typecasting and how it led to him turning down a chance to play Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy. (more…)
Yesterday, Harold Ramis died. He was a brilliant comic mind, a gifted director, writer, and performer. Beyond his art, he was also a father, a husband, and a friend. Surely, this loss leaves a gaping hole in the lives of those most closely tied to him and his death makes many of us incredibly sad because we enjoyed so much of what he did.
There is an impulse to share that grief among like minded people. On Twitter, on Facebook, in articles like the one I wrote yesterday. That’s how people express themselves, and while the outpouring might be a comfort from afar to those people in his life, viewed out of the corner of a tear filled eye, make no mistake, our grief does not match theirs and it has zero right to intrude upon or judge it. (more…)
Harold Ramis, the genius who wrote Animal House, Stripes, Meatballs, Ghostbusters, and Back to School, directing National Lampoon’s Family Vacation, and both writing and directing Caddyshack and Groundhog Day has died at the age of 69 following health woes that have plagued him since the start of this decade. (more…)
Jimmy Palmiotti is the co-creator of Painkiller Jane and the writer behind Harley Quinn, All-Star Western, and Batwing. Recently, Palmiotti announced that a Painkiller Jane feature film was in development off of a script that he co-wrote. His company, Paper Films, also embarked on their sixth Kickstarter campaign, successfully funding Denver – a post apocalyptic mature original graphic novel from Palmiotti, co-writer Justin Gray, and artist Pier Brito – in just six days.
In an exclusive interview with Nerd Bastards, Palmiotti takes us through some of Denver‘s details and explains why he chose Kickstarter over more traditional methods. Palmiotti also talks to us about the future of the Painkiller Jane comic at Icon, why the time was right for a film adaptation, his happy relationship with DC editorial and what he thinks about some of the public breaks from the company that others have experienced. (more…)
Despite the good work that he has done within the realm of superhero comics with Watchmen, The Killing Joke, and Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow, there is an impulse to completely tune out Alan Moore’s recent caustic remarks about comic heroes and our continued fascination with them, but is there merit to what he says? (more…)
Earlier today, the internet had its breath taken away by the news that Gal Gadot will play Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman/Superman team up film, Batman and Superman: Friendship is Magic (until I am told otherwise, that is what I am calling it.) (more…)