In a summer stocked with pre-established IPs and other well-known quantities, it was both surprising and unsurprising that a movie about an earthquake, San Andreas, should be one of the season’s biggest hits. Earthquake movies are unoriginal, and neither is the idea of a Dwayne Johnson starring vehicle becoming a hit, but combined the concept was a certified worldwide hit to the tune of $429 million and counting. Fitting then that Johnson and director Brad Peyton might want to team-up again, and preferable on something that requires a lot of digital disaster. Digital? Disaster? Did somebody say video game adaptation? Yes, it seems that for their next flick, Johnson and Peyton will be bringing Rampage to the big screen. (more…)
Most of us grew up playing Mortal Kombat in some form or another — at the arcade, on Super NES, on the Game Boy, and more. We have fond memories of hearing Scorpion bellow “Get over here!” and doing that awesome thing with his hand and the “zzzzzzhhhhup” and the “sploink” and the “Scorpion wins.” But did you know that the franchise could have looked totally different?
Vincent Proce, who used to work for Midway Games, has posted to his blog four new versions of favorite MK characters Scorpion, Raiden, Sonya and Kano that he had proposed to Midway before leaving last year. The characters are recognizable, but they have more of a modern, dark, tattered feel to them. “The basis for the idea was a re imagining of the Mortal Kombat franchise from the original premise but mixing modern muti-player and dismemberment game design with the original fighting mechanic,” Proce said on his blog.
You can see Scorpion above; take a gander at Raiden, Sonya and Kano after the jump. (more…)