A lot of actors from Game of Thrones have been cast in other things lately (Emilia Clarke in the Han Solo movie, Maisie Williams in iBoy), and it leads many to wonder whether these are early signs of deaths in the season to come. The latest Game of Thrones cast member to score work outside of Westeros is Alfie Allen, aka Theon Greyjoy. He’s just been cast in the new Predator movie to be directed by Shane Black. (more…)
Time for your weekly dose of the fantastic fandom-based art that’s hit the web this week with your Nerd Art Dump. Each and every week we pick and choose through the masses of prints and pics on the digital frontier to give you nothing but the best to fill your geek needs. So on with the dump.
From the time before even Alien Versus Predator was given the green light, people have been talking about making Alien 5. In fact, big names have been buzzing around the project since as early as 2002. Sigourney Weaver has been open about her interest and quite adamant that a new film would definitely be the right way to go with the franchise. Ideas, concepts and even scripts have been pitched, over the years, from Joss Whedon, Ridley Scott and James Cameron. (more…)
While it does little to heal the wounds such conflicts can inflict (we shall all carry the scars of AvP for a long long time,) the March 2016 offering from Loot Crate is a solid one, filled with the usual metric tonne (sorry, there is the Canadian-ness coming out again) of exclusives we’ve grown to expect and love from the world’s leading subscription box service. Check out our video review below (more…)
Turns out the phrase “I’ll be back,” doesn’t just apply to the Terminator films. Ever since his return to movie making, Arnold Schwarzenegger has had a bit of a hard time finding successful starring roles. The Last Stand, Escape Plan and Sabotage all pretty much tanked at the box office, and proved that Schwarzenegger’s name alone isn’t enough to sell tickets anymore. Even his return to the Terminator franchise was a let-down. While Terminator: Genysis was a success overseas, it wasn’t well-received by American audiences or Terminator fans in general. Terminator: Genisys was practically plagued with bad buzz from day one, so it was almost guaranteed to disappoint. However, despite how underwhelming Genysis was, Schwarzenegger may have a more triumphant franchise-return to look forward to in the near future.
Back in 2014, Iron Man 3/Kiss Kiss Bang Bang director Shane Black signed on to write and direct a new Predator movie. According to producer John Davis, Black’s Predator film is supposedly going to reinvent the franchise. For those of you already rolling your eyes at the thought of another Hollywood reboot, not to worry. Shane Black has insisted that his Predator film is NOT a reboot. Instead, Black is making sequel that will follow the mythology of the series (most likely alienating the subpar Alien Vs. Predator films). While the script was completed back in December, the exact details of the plot are still under wraps. However, after years of waiting, we finally have what appears to be a first look at Shane Black’s take on the ugly motherf****r himself.
Mortal Kombat has given us some very unique and interesting characters over the years. Aside from the DC Universe crossover, 2011’s “Mortal Kombat” game was the first time we saw some outside characters competing with the folks from the Netherrealm. “Mortal Kombat” gave us Jason Vorhees and the Predator, and a trailer for the upcoming DLC for “Mortal Kombat X” shows that this title will continue to follow suit. The trailer was leaked ahead of the official announcement at The Game Awards last night, but was confirmed at the show. A previous DLC pack already featured Freddy Kruger, but the upcoming pack will feature four characters: Bo Rai Cho, Tri-Borg, Leatherface, and the Xenomorph. (more…)
Screenwriter Fred Dekker took to Facebook recently to confirm that the script for a new Predator movie had been turned into the studio. He also included some concept art by 7 year old Angus Herndon in his post. This will be the fourth movie in the series (not counting the Alien vs Predator movies; no one counts them. In fact, forget we mentioned them). After setting Arnold Schwarzenegger in the jungle and Danny Glover in the city, the last movie we got was an effort produced by Robert Rodriguez, which took the Aliens approach by giving us multiple creatures and adding an ‘s’ to the title. Predators starred Adrien Brody, who consumed so many protein shakes for the role that he added an entire other Pianist to his body. While the eclectic history of the franchise may not give many clues as to what we’re in for with Predator 4, we do know a few things.
Let’s call it as we see it: the Sharknado film franchise, currently filming its fourth movie in the series, ain’t the greatest cinema in the world. But it knows what it is: entertaining, ridiculous schlock. And because it makes no assertions of being good – and makes no apologies for being bad – you know exactly what you’re getting when you sit down to view it. And for that, people appreciate it; people watch it; people enjoy it. Now, the fin-fueled storm system has broken out of its celluloid format and “crossed over” with a comic series that is itself delightfully random and surreal: Archie Andrews and his crew from Riverdale.