It was a pretty big day for superhero movie trailers, and considering that 2014 looks to be a pretty big year for superhero movies it should come as no surprise that those trailers are coming at us pretty fast now; last week we got Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and today we got X-Men: Days of Future Past. But the question now is where’s the trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Well, we got some news today to suggest it’s coming, we just have to wait a little over a month now till we [finally] get to see it. (more…)
Amongst the announcements at Microsoft’s unveiling of the new X-Box One this afternoon (Nerd Bastards will have more about it throughout the afternoon and evening), was the somewhat unexpected announcement that there would be a new Halo project coming soon that would have nothing to do with the new console.
After years of trying to get a live-action movie going, most notably under producer Peter Jackson and director Neill Blomkamp, it seems that Microsoft is teaming up with no less than Steven Spielberg to turn Halo into a live-action TV series. Microsoft tweeted that Spielberg will also direct, but that likely means that Spielberg will direct the pilot before turning over those duties to others.
Why a TV series, and why now? Interesting questions. Right now, there’s no launch date for the series, and there’s no network or outlet announced to be air the eventual series. Microsoft reps have said though that they want this to look like a premium show a la Game of Thrones, which is a pretty big yard stick to measure themselves by, but at this point the series could end up on broadcast, cable, or online.
As to why, one of the reasons that the plug was pulled on the movie was because Microsoft wanted more creative control on the project. Producing a TV series probably gives them that.
Anyway, more news as it develops.
Source: Geek Nation
We’ve heard rumors of its reawakening for quite some time, almost like a ghost story you would tell to nerds in convention halls – a sequel to 2004’s Chronicles of Riddick. At one point we even saw concept art, but after that it all faded away. At least until Vin Diesel took to Facebook, that is.
According to the star and his official Facebook page, Riddick, the continuation to the Chronicles of Riddick, will be in theaters and IMAX everywhere as of September 6th, 2013. Another movie with Vin grimacing at the camera in between his copious amounts of fight scenes and cliche dialogue? Be still our beating hearts.
In this Universal Pictures film written and directed by David Twohy, Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. His only way off is to activate an emergency beacon and alert some mercenaries who then rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty. Hindering his escape are not only the local alien predators, more lethal than any human he’s encountered, but two mercenary ships looking to cash in on his head. The first are a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second group is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won’t leave the planet without Riddick’s head as their trophy.
Click the jump for the Diesel-posted photo of himself and Twohy from his official Facebook page.
So yeah, I understand corporate synergy, but why oh why is Marvel making a “landmark” announcement about the comic book X-Men on The frakking View? Did Jimmy Kimmel think it was to gauche? The gang from Good Morning America only likes anti-mutant coverage?
Well, whatever the reason, there’s going to be a big announcement about The Astonishing X-Men #50 on tomorrow’s installment of The View. Here’s the press release from Marvel, and some accompanying art work. Make of it what you will.
Marvel Announces Landmark X-Men Story Tomorrow on ABC’s The View
Tune into ABC at 11a/10a E/C tomorrow as the hosts of ABC’s The View exclusively reveal a major Marvel announcement! This is your first chance to get a look at the moment in Astonishing X-Men #50 that will have everyone talking!
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