Is there ever going to be a good movie adaptation based on a great video game? Well, with the next couple of years looking set to provide us with a bountiful mix of ‘video-game-come-movie-adaptations’ – with releases such as: Ratchet and Clank, Hitman: Agent 47, Angry Birds, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter and Splinter Cell – the odds are stacked in our favor that a good movie will come from one of these titles, so yeah! You still not convinced? Well, there is one game that has been laying low amongst the deluge of titles scheduled for release within the next two years, a game that came bursting onto the scene in 2014 at San Diego Comic-Con. This one seems certain to lift the video game curse. The game we are referring to; is, Blizzard Entertainment’s massive multi-platform game World of Warcraft, and this looks to have the biggest potential to live up to expectations of the fans. (more…)
The upcoming Warcraft film adaptation (based on the absurdly popular computer game series) has been more forthcoming with details about it’s production than other high-profile genre films currently in the works (Star Wars: Episode VII and Batman Vs. Superman spring to mind). (more…)
For those fans of Starz’sSpartacus, who are dreading the end of the series and looking for something to replace it, might want to tune into the 10PM, March 3rd premiere of the History Channel‘s new series Vikings. It’s the History Channel’s first foray into the world of original scripted series.
The show’s first season is set for nine, hour long episodes and is described by the History Channel as:
Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar’s band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless warrior, Ragnar embodies the Norse traditions of devotion to the gods, legend has it that he was a direct descendant of Odin, the god of war and warriors.
Micheal Hirst is the creative force behind Vikings, you might have seen his work on The Tudors, Camelot, and he wrote the Oscar winning Elizabeth. The show opening sequence has a stylized, Mad Men feel to it and the music of Fever Ray:If I had a Heart is a great addition to the overall style.
The cast includes Travis Fimmel (The Beast, Baytown Outlaws), Jessalyn Gilsig (Glee, Heroes, CSI: NY), Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects, Miller’s Crossing), George Blagden (Wrath of the Titans, Les’ Miserables), Gustaf Skarsgard (The Way Back), Clive Standen (Camelot, Robin Hood), and Katheryn Winnick (Stand Up Guys).
Check out the videos below and let us know if you’ll be tuning in March 3rd. I’ll be taking a look at the series. I need something to fill the void while I wait on Sons of Anarchy to return.