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In 2010, Mortal Kombat rose from the ashes of the forgotten and its new format made it a hit on Youtube  Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, a series of short live-action episodes, with its astounding graphics, choreographer, and story line people all over the web watched weekly and were left wondering “What’s next?”At the time of release, people speculated that these short episodes were meant as a way for Director/Choreographer Kevin Tanchareon to test the waters on making another full-length Mortal Kombat film. In reality,  Tanchareon and his studios purpose for the short web-series was meant as an audition for the company to consider him to make a film.

 

Well, it looks like the audition payed off. New Line Cinema has officially started plans on making another Mortal Kombat film, which will be written by MK: Rebirth writer Oren Uziel  and directed by Tanchareon. Slashfilm reports that:

Deadline and THR both report on the film but there aren’t many details. No actor deals are in place, and there isn’t even a script. THR says ‘ new story will not serve as an extension of the game of digital series.’ That’s a bit mangled, but if you replace ‘of’ with ‘or,’ it makes more sense. In other words, this MMK will be an all-new thing rather than something that spins off a story from the recent games or the web series.”

 

So for all of those who whose palates are unquenched by the amazing shorts brought out by Tanchareon your wishes have come true! He will now be working on the next new installement to the Mortal Kombat franchise.

With everyone all pumped up for the Walking Dead, after Comic Con’s release of the Season 2 teaser trailer, you’d expect everything to go according to plan. That is not the case. Frank Darabont pulled the rug out from all the fans with today’s announcement that he would be stepping down from his position as writer/producer/ director of the show for this season.  Deadline and EW report that even though he is stepping down from his position, he’ll still work for the show in some capacity.

Slashfilm states that the reported reason for Darabont’s sudden leave was due to:

“never quite [getting] the hang of working in the fast pace of TV production versus feature film production.”

After such a captivating and well executed first season, it is sad to see him go. To each their own I guess. If you are concerned that this suddent split means that the show’s release will get pushed back, be at ease. Deadline reports that:

“this will not affect production of the show, which will continue as previously scheduled, right up until the planned premiere on October 16.”

 

For all of those who missed it,take a look at the Season 2 teaser trailer, and tell us what you  think of the split? Will this be a good or bad thing for this fledgling zombie drama in the long run?

 

Sony has just released images of costumes, scene, and key characters to appear in The Amazing Spider-Man. These images give everyone a good look of what to expect before the official film footage release at Comic Con. After taking a look at some of the photos I must say that I really like the fresh new image of Andrew Garfield as Spidey. He looks amazing as Peter Parker, and in the suit he looks just like the classic Spider-Man.Writer Russ Fischer of Slashfilm describes Andrew Garfield as:

“potentially all awkward and a bit gangly but primed for the transformation into a hero.”

Check out the photos after the jump, and tell us what you think about this new step in the Spider-Man franchise.
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Captain Jack Sparrow may be returning to theaters sooner than you think. Despite it being a bit of a plot flip-flop, Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides has become the seventh highest grossing box office film in international history, and reports say that Johnny Depp is getting ready to sign a deal to star in Pirates of the Caribbean 5. After making $350 million dollars off of the four films in the franchise, even if he doesn’t sign the contract soon, it is an inevitable choice that he’ll want to keep making cash on what he says is one of his favorite roles to date.

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Extra! Extra! With all the buzz from Thor and the upcoming release of Captain America, talk of The Avengers and Iron Man 3 circulates around nerdy water coolers everywhere. Even though we may not have super juicy plot details, we still get to bring you some behind the scenes info  gathered from an interview with Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr at this year’s Hero Complex Film Festival. Here is some pertinent quotes from their interview about both films currently being worked on.

Jon Favreau on Shane Black for Iron Man 3:

“…I love the franchise and I’m a big fan of Shane’s as well so hopefully I can be helpful because I want to see this thing grow and transform. And actually, when it finally landed on Shane, it was like, ‘All right, that’s gonna be something interesting.’ Especially because it’s gonna be so difficult for whoever does that one because although it’s Iron Man 3, the whole Avengers thing…I guess in comics you can say that it’s an individual storyline and you can break it off into a group. But in movies, it’s hard not to take into consideration what just happened. What are you gonna say? ‘They all just lost their cell phones and you can’t get help?’ So it’s going to take a lot of ingenuity to make it make sense to a mainstream film audience as well as a comic book audience.”

Robert Downey Jr. on a surprising attitude change while filming The Avengers:

“Well, I hate everybody. [Audience laughs] I’m not talking about the cast, I’m not talking about Joss. What I mean is I tend to look at a scene and say ‘This is absolutely impossible, we can’t shoot this, it’s horrible. I can tell you 10 other movies its been in, I refuse.’ I usually start off the morning by refusing to do what I’ve signed on to do. So I brought that attitude, happily. I just thought ‘How are you gonna put all of us clowns together? He’s wearing a suit, he’s all jacked up, he’s so and so and poor Mark Ruffalo, he’s gonna out do us’. And we’re about six weeks in and I have to say Joss Whedon is nailing it. He’s so smart and so good. And it’s gonna be great. I can’t believe I just said it, I never could’ve believed this but it’s gonna be great.”

It’s good to hear some good come out of the Marvel corner, and I’m sure many fans are waiting excitedly for the release of both of those films. If you want to check out the full article with all the goodies and nuggets of excited hype check out Slashfilm’s article.

Plus, let us know what you think about the upcoming films in their infancy stage and whether they should go to the big screen or just slowly wither away in forgoteness. (don’t look at me like that…I have the right to make up words at 1 in the mornin’)

New Possible Prometheus Details

Ridley Scott‘s upcoming movie Promethus has been shrouded in mystery for a long time.

Once thought to be a prequel to Alien, it is now apparently a separate film that may or may not still be a prequel of sorts (as evidenced by the prominent character of the “Space Jockey” featured in the first Alien film). Frankly, it is all very confusing.

But, thanks to some new reports from SlashFilm, we may have a better idea on what the film contains, as well as a few casting notices.

According to the site (via AlienPrequelNews) Emun Elliot will be playing a character named Chance, and Benedict Wong playing someone called Ravel. In fact, Wong’s tweeted recently “prometheus…boom!” gives credence to these notices. But the best stuff came from a source close to the production.

I can confirm seeing 3 aliens having lunch. Not the whole costume but blueish costumes and the unmistakable heads hanging around their shoulders…The alien heads were the same shape [as the xenomorph from Alien] but no markings, only a plane bronze colour. As for the suits black boots and shoulder pads the rest was a Chelsea blue body suit could be for SFX, all the sets around the back of the bond stage have huge green chromokey maybe that’s a clue.
I have witnessed foam cut outs of unmistakable aliens all cut in half length ways so they could be in the floor walls etc and very much from the original film.

Could this mean that Alien xenomorphs are in the film? Sure.

But, as always, we here are Nerdbastards are skeptical bunch of bastards until we see some proof. That said, no matter what Scott has cooking with Prometheus, it’s going to be something cool!

Let us know your thoughts on Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus. Does this info make you excited, or so bored you can scream into space?

Battlestar Rhapsody

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If you had to ask me who my favorite band was the answer is very simple: Queen. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. So when I see something Queen related I get very excited. But when you take an incredible band and then mix it with a magnificent TV show (aka Battlestar Galactica), well, life just doesn’t get much better then that. So, although this is probably mostly for my pleasure, I hope you will check this Bohemian Rhapsody Spoof out because it will make you giggle. And let me know if you enjoyed it as much as I did! Video after the jump..

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Yes. I am a humble man. I try to not take too much credit, and I try to keep things humble-ized for the most part. This is not one of those times.

The Book that I reported on the DAY it came out “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” is now being made into a full on flick!! At first when the book came out, I was pissed. I had one of those “How didn’t I think about that????”  Moments. So the news has hit the street that Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith’s mash up of a novel is being done…And done well may I add, with the sexy nymph-like Natalie Portman taking the lead. (more…)