Fantasy fare at the cinema has been a mixed bag lately. For every new film that was an entry into the Lord of the Rings universe, we had a Seventh Son that would come along and force the movie-going public to slog through a convoluted story and mediocre CGI. Warner Brothers is attempting to, pardon the pun, rekindle the magic with a big-screen version of Dungeons & Dragons, coming our way at some point in the indeterminate future.
Five Nights at Freddy‘s is gathering steam in Hollywood, with Poltergeist director Gil Kenan signing with Warner Brothers to helm the feature, based on the popular horror game. The first in a new wave of video game-based movies on the horizon (Angry Birds I can see, but Cut the Rope? Seriously?), it looks like WB is taking this project seriously, with Kenan and Tyler Burton Smith also scripting the film. Deadline reports that Roy Lee (Lego Movie) and Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) will be producing the film. (more…)
Hollywood’s retro-love is still in full swing, even if it takes some projects a little longer than others to complete the process from concept to completion. Long-time writer and director Chris Columbus is out on the press tour for his new movie, Pixels, that opens this week (look for my review at Noon EDT Wednesday here on the site), and he gave us media types a little more info on where the reboots of two major 1980s products – Goonies and Gremlins – stand.
Just days away from its release, Batman: Arkham Knight is generating some negative buzz for cancelling their special Batmobile themed collectors edition of the game. The Batmobile is the arguably the most exciting new feature this installment of the trilogy; fully drivable and interactive through the world of Gotham.
David Ayer’s all-star bad guy lineup Suicide Squad revolves around a team of villains that are tasked with carrying out dangerous missions for the government in exchange for commuted sentences. Actor Tom Hardy had originally been set to play Rick Flagg, leader of the Suicide Squad. Hardy dropped out of the project under mysterious reasons; with the part being taken up by RoboCop star Joel Kinnaman. Rumors had been circling that Hardy pulling from the project was due to him being unhappy with the script, but in an interview with Collider, Hardy explains the real reason he had to buck, as well as his fondness for the script and concept for Suicide Squad. Those of you scratching your head over the expression “alley” can just mentally equate it to “top par.” (more…)
Well, WonderCon has come and gone and if you were in attendance, you are no doubt feeling it today! With so much to see and do, it is impossible to see everything that the floor has to offer, even for us! We have gathered some of the best things to come out of WonderCon this year (that we saw)! (more…)
Grab your salt shaker because you’re gonna need it for that proverbial grain of salt you should have on hand when considering this new Suicide Squad rumor that is making the Internet rounds today. A Reddit poster is claiming to have taken part in a Suicide Squad Focus Group at Warner Brothers. What tantalizing details about the movie came out?
Like many people, Scooby-Doo has been a part of my life ever since I can remember. When I was a kid, I couldn’t wait to get home after school to watch my favorite Scooby-Doo reruns, or for Saturday mornings to watch A Pup Named Scooby-Doo back when it was a brand new series and Saturday morning cartoons were king. I loved all of the incarnations of the series but my favorite was The New Scooby-Doo Movies. Every episode featured a guest star and watching my favorite superhero, Batman, working a case with my favorite teenaged sleuths (I wouldn’t discover The Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew until a little later) was one of the most exciting things in my young life. Those days are long gone but thanks to a new animated feature that will throw wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan in the mix with the Mystery, Inc. crew, perhaps fans can relive a bit of the glory days. (more…)
The DC Comics and Warner Bros. associate may be Marvel’s biggest fans. Marvel paved the way for all comic book movies to take chances and bank on nerd love for movie tickets. But it didn’t stop there. DC is far behind Marvel in the cinematic game and just might bite their style in various respects. When Marvel’s ‘Age Of Ultron’ was announced, the concept of a robotic sentient then rumored the film appearance of Brainiac, the DC equivalent bad guy. Both Ultron and Brainiac are either robots or androids bent on winning at all cost. It goes further. Marvel has been quietly building on their Thanos storyline for over a decade, but his DC doppelganger Darkseid could fit into DC’s upcoming slate of Justice League movies in the upcoming years. Everybody has an opinion about this, but James Gunn is famous, so he has the top quote. (more…)
‘I Am Legend‘, the 1954 novel penned by Richard Matheson, is a wonderful piece of horror fiction that has been adapted for the big screen several times and was even the inspiration behind George Romero’s zombie-movie pioneer, Night of the Living Dead. Most recently, the novel spawned a big budget movie of the same name, starring Will Smith as a virologist caught in the middle of an outbreak that has turned pretty much every other human on Earth into zombies. The tale of loneliness and survival managed to take in $585mil worldwide and rumors of another entry in the franchise have swirled for years now. According to Deadline, it appears that Warner Brothers has finally found a way to bring Legend back to the big screen, though in a completely different way than had previously been rumored. If you were hoping for a sequel or even a prequel, you can finally stop waiting. If the rumor is correct, WB will actually be rebooting the entire franchise. Again. (more…)