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New Monster Hunter movie details surface

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

Capcom is making a feature-length film based on its titanic Monster Hunter game series, and now it's released a few new tidbits about the adaptation.

 

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Making movies out of video games is quite difficult and often goes awry. But Capcom and Toho are keen to try, and they're working with the Resident Evil movie vets at Constantin Films to make it happen. We've known about the Monster Hunter movie for quite some time now--Milla Jovovich will star, and RE director Paul W.S. Anderson has been tapped to write and direct (which could go either way).

 

Here's what Capcom said in a recent press release: "The film will depict two protagonists who come from different worlds and must cooperate in fighting monsters in order to survive. It is being produced by Constantin Films, and has Paul W. S. Anderson, known for the series of Resident Evil films based on Capcom's games, on as both writer and director. Toho will distribute the film in Japan."

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Witcher TV show's screenplay is finished

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Sep 24, 2018 11:39 pm

The screenplay for Geralt's first adventure on the small screen has been penned and finalized, show writer Lauren S. Hissrich today confirmed.

 

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Netflix's new live-action Witcher TV series, which stars Superman's Henry Cavill as The Butcher of Blaviken, is coming together nicely for its 2019 release. The screenplay and script for the 8-episode season has been wrapped up (the finale was finished today) by writer Lauren S. Hissrich, who took a leave from Twitter to double-down on the work.

 

The series will stay true to Andrzej Sapkowski's original vision in The Witcher books, and I'm curious what he thinks of the script. Sapkowski will help with the show itself, but his official capacity may be advisory and help guide the show's darkly medieval focus.

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Witcher TV show coming 2019 on Netflix

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Sep 6, 2018 11:43 pm

Netflix's new live-action Witcher series will release ahead of its original 2020 target, show writer Lauren Hissrich today revealed.

 

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On the heels of confirming Superman star Henry Cavill will play Geralt of Rivia in the show, scriptwriter Lauren Hissrich confirmed the Witcher's first season will roll out sometime in 2019. Netflix's adaptation was originally announced in May 2017 and will stay close to the dark and gritty fantasy themes found in Andrzej Sapkowski's original novels.

 

In fact Sapkowski has been intimately involved with the project since the get-go. "I'm thrilled that Netflix will be doing an adaptation of my stories, staying true to the source material and the themes that I have spent over thirty years writing," the Polish author said in 2017. "I'm excited about our efforts together, as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life."

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Henry Cavill to play Geralt in Netflix Witcher series

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Sep 4, 2018 6:06 pm

Superman star Henry Cavill has confirmed he will play monster-slayer Geralt of Rivia in Netflix's big new live-action Witcher TV series.

 

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Henry Cavill, who showed interest in playing the Butcher of Blaviken shortly after beating The Witcher 3, today confirmed on Instagram that he's been cast as the gruff swordmaster in Netflix's upcoming adaptation.

 

Show writer Lauren S. Hissrich also confirmed Cavill's role as Geralt. Hissrich affirms that the the actor is essentially perfect as Andrzej Sapkowski's flawed monster-hunting hero:

 

"He was my first meeting. I didn't have writers or scripts yet - just a greenlight and a lot of passion. That was four months ago, and I've never forgotten the passion he brought. He IS Geralt. He always has been. I'm so thrilled to welcome HENRY CAVILL to the #Witcher family," she said.

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Diablo Netflix TV series may be in the works

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Aug 30, 2018 11:22 pm

Rumor has it Netflix will adapt Blizzard's popular Diablo series into a TV show with Hellboy writer Andrew Cosby penning the script, but nothing's been confirmed just yet.

 

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Diablo is one of my favorite franchises of all time. With its brutal, demon-infested world and grim fantasy themes, it's so darkly enchanting and utterly captivated me during my formative gaming years. So when I hear that Blizzard might be working with Netflix to adapt Diablo into a series I naturally get quite excited. Diablo's cinematics are amazing enough, but imagine if they stretched into an entire show? I'm getting chills already.

 

Diablo's wide mythical lore makes it a perfect series to adapt. The world of Sanctuary is rife with witches, demons, undead, and prime evils that tear the world asunder with fire and mayhem. The lore itself tells of a battleground where demons and angels fight in an ageless war--the High Heavens against the Burning Hells--for the souls of men and conquest of their realms. Tal Rasha, the Horadrim, the Seven Evils, Bul-Kathos and his Arreat barbarians...there's so, so many things that could be adapted with maximum flavor in a Netflix series.

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Street Fighter is getting a live-action TV show

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Mar 24, 2018 8:27 pm

Following the acclaim of the recent web series, Street Fighter is getting a new live-action TV show.

 

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According to Deadline, Entertainment One and Capcom will help fund a new TV series based on the massively popular Street Fighter game series. The creators and team behind the Assassin's Fist will produce the show and it'll likely follow the same format as the British-based web show. With over 40 million units sold across the globe, Street Fighter remains one of the most well-known video game franchises in the industry.

 

"Street Fighter is a global tour de force franchise, having garnered immense worldwide commercial success and built a vast devoted fanbase that has only grown through its 30 year legacy. We are thrilled to be teaming up with Joey, Jacqueline and Mark, who are already so deeply connected to this brand, to bring this adored story to television audiences everywhere," said Mark Gordon, eOne's President and Chief Content Officer, Film, Television and Digital. "A particular strength of Street Fighter is the wide range of ethnically diverse characters and powerful women featured in the game. It will allow us to build an inclusive and engaging TV universe."

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Star Wars The Last Jedi is expected to make $760 million

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Oct 23, 2017 12:14 pm

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is going to be huge, that's a given. But how big? Box Office Pro recently released its first-weekend projections for the upcoming Star Wars movie with an estimated $215 million grossed in the US over its first three days. In comparison, The Force Awakens first weekend grossed $247million.

 

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Box Office Pro notes that Twitter activity is comparable with The Force Awakens, with expectations that The Last Jedi will end its run with $760 million grossed. This is obviously less than The Force Awakens, which holds the record for highest-grossing movie in US history with $936 million. Box Office Pro states that this is due to the fact that The Force Awakens is the middle chapter of the trilogy, this has been the case for the previous Star War sagas.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi second trailer available NOW

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Oct 10, 2017 9:29 am

It's been a big weekend for Star Wars fans, with PC and consoles gamers getting their first-hand experience of EA's Star Wars Battlefront II beta and Lucasfilm announcing that the new trailer for their upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be aired during ESPN's Monday Night football.

 

 

In case you were busy, don't like football or not sure how to use YouTube, you can view the trailer above. If you're like me, you have booked your movie tickets and will be left counting down the days until December 15... I'll save you the trouble, it's 66 very long days.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer set for October 9

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Oct 9, 2017 10:36 am

Ever since Mark Hamill tweeted, then promptly removed the tweet, proposing that viewers watch Monday Night Football on October 9 for 'no reason in particular', rumors have been circulating of when Lucasfilm would release a new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It appears as if Hamill was indeed correct, Lucasfilm have confirmed that the trailer will air during Monday Night Football.

 

 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer will air during the halftime break during the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears game in Chicago. Kick-off is at 5:15pm PT/8:15pm ET and it is hard to tell when half time will take place, you can ensure that the trailer will surface online immediately once it airs. In case Football isn't your thing. The news keeps getting better for Star War fans, with tickets for Star Wars Episode VIII set to go on sale in the US after it immediately airs.

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'Westworld: Season 1' coming to 4K, Blu-ray in November

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jul 6, 2017 12:46 am

The spectacular first season of HBO's 'Westworld' is set to hit Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in November, marking the first TV show release to hit the ultra high resolution format.

 

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Based on the 1973 film directed by writer Michael Crichton, the 10 part series rocked pop culture earlier this year, with a multi-layered story coupled with amazing visuals and theatrical production values. Warner Bros are particularly keen to promote the 4K version of the series which Rosemary Markson of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is promising is the "perfect candidate to receive the fully immersive 4K HDR experience along with limited edition collectable packaging and all-new special features." Both Blu-ray and 4K releases will come with a raft of additional features, including behind-the-scenes featurettes, a gag reel, and a recording of the upcoming 2017 Comic Con panel. Filming on the much anticipated second season of the series has just kicked off and is set to premiere in 2018.

 

'Westworld: Season One' is set to hit stores in the U.K. on November 7 and in the U.S. on November 7.

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