A lot’s been said about the reshoots and re-editing of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and last week the director, Gareth Edwards, revealed that despite those many changes, there would be no deleted scenes on the Blu-ray being released in a couple of weeks. So I guess we’ll never know what the “original” version of Rogue One looked like, that is unless someone involved in the early phase wanted to talk about it… Well, screenwriter Gary Whitta is sharing in a new series in Entertainment Weekly that’s all about the development of Rogue One. Spoilers to follow. (more…)
I don’t know about you, but I always get nervous when geek sites start running conjecture based on unnamed “sources”. We’re not exactly dealing with regular Bob Woodward types here, so the “Deep Throat” veils of secrecy always strike me as mere excuses for nerdboy fantasy.
One of the big question marks amongst next summer’s movies is the M. Night Shyamalan directed After Earth, and the question is which Shyamalan will show up, the one that made The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable or the one that made Lady in the Water and The Last Airbender?
Now After Earth does have some things going for it off the top. First is that Shyamalan got help on the screenplay from the likes of Stephen Gaghan (Traffic) and Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli), and secondly you’ve got the real-life father/son team of Will Smith and Jaden Smith headlining the film. The look of the film in the below trailer seems pretty epic, and I like the idea that post-apocalyptic Earth evolves to seemingly hate humans, so hopefully this is Shyamalan’s comeback, or at least not a total fuster cluck.
Telltale Games released three screenshots from their upcoming video game based on the popular comic book and hit AMC TV series, The Walking Dead. The game has an impressive graphic style, and hopefully the game play will follow suit, offering new and interesting ways to explore and survive the world of The Walking Dead.
Telltale also announced a nine-part online talk show called “Playing Dead,” which will give us some insight into the making of the game including some cool behind-the-scenes sneak peeks. The show will feature guests such as Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead creator), and The Book of Eli Screenwriter and Gears of Warwriter Gary Whitta, who is a story consultant for the game.
Robert Kirkman went on to say:
“Collaborating with Telltale on The Walking Dead continues to be a fantastic process. They understand the world and the characters that I created and what it takes to make a game out of them. What’s really exciting is that they’re telling a new story with new characters, so you’ll get to see the same world Rick Grimes did, but now from a different point of view,”
“Playing Dead is going to be an awesome way for fans to learn about the game and how it was made. It makes sense that Telltale are talking to people in this unique way because The Walking Dead is going to be a unique zombie game.”
This NerdBastard is hoping that the character one plays will go beyond the normal adult male or female that most games use. Wouldn’t it be interesting to play a younger child like Rick’s son Carl? Even if one wasn’t as strong or fast, imagine the difficulty of playing the older Hershel or Dale. Everyone is gonna want to make a Rick, Shane, or the sword swinging Michonne character.
What do you think? A large MMO of a Zombie Infected world where you team up with survivors or maybe join that biker gang that roams the road, taking whatever they can by force, or maybe you try to return law and order to a world gone wild?
The last couple of days there have been a couple of not-so-interesting twitter pictures from the set of M. Night Shyamalan‘s sci-fi picture After Earth, showing everything from Will Smith standing around to Will SmithandJaden Smith standing around, sometimes with trees, sometimes near a pool. Nothing in costume.
So It’s not just the absence of Will that makes this latest example the best yet.
It’s the costume.
This is our first look at something designed for the film – some kind of set, or prop, or (as it happens) costume, created specifically for this movie. It’s not a lot to go on, but it’s something. What might those nobbly bumpy bits on his left side mean?
The After Earth script got a recent rewrite by Stephen Gaghan (Traffic). Shyamalan of course, did a pass or two at the script himself and considering Book of Eli writer Gary Whitta started off the whole process in the first place, the script should be pretty close to camera ready.
After Earth is a sci-fi tale chronicling an estranged father and son’s journey through a desolate Earth after their spacecraft crashes on the long -barren planet 1,000 years in the future.