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Halo TV show season 2 ordered as part of Paramount+ content blitz

Derek Strickland | Feb 16, 2022 1:42 PM CST

ViacomCBS orders a second season of the upcoming live action Halo TV series adaptation as part of its new content blitz.

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After years of development hell, the Halo TV show finally premieres on March 24 with Pablo Schreiber starring as Master Chief. Strong reception from fans has bolstered Paramount's confidence in the series and a second season of the Halo show has officially been greenlit.

While it's set in the same universe, the Halo Paramount+ series makes significant divergences from the established game lore. The show actually has its own separate parallel timeline called the Silver Timeline which allows writers and creators to conveniently borrow, adapt, and alter key events, characters, and locations to make the decades'-long series more show friendly.

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Sonic 3 movie and a live-action Sonic TV show are in development

Derek Strickland | Feb 16, 2022 12:59 PM CST

SEGA and Paramount are going on a Sonic blitz.

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The Blue Blur is coming back to the silver screen with a third Sonic film, Paramount and SEGA have announced. The second film, which is due out April 8, is expected to deliver another box office record with its all-star cast including Jim Carrey, Idris Elba, and James Marsden. The first Sonic movie is one of the best-earning video game theatrical adaptations of all time with nearly $320 million earned at the box office.

Paramount is also producing a live-action Sonic TV show exclusively for its Paramount+ streaming service, which recently broke 38 million paid subscribers. This rush of Sonic transmedia is part of Paramount's massive content push to accelerate its streaming and entertainment business, which so happens to be a great move for both companies; Sonic has a combined 1 billion games sold and downloaded across the last 30 years.

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The Ring, The Grudge producers making a BioShock movie with Netflix

Derek Strickland | Feb 15, 2022 1:41 PM CST

It's official: Netflix is making a BioShock movie...but exact details haven't been announced.

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BioShock is the latest video game franchise to get a film adaptation. On the heels of multiple games-related successes, Netflix has announced that BioShock will be the next interactive IP to become a feature-length movie.

Netflix today confirmed the news but didn't announce exact details: "Netflix, 2K and Take-Two Interactive are partnering to produce a film adaptation of the renowned video game franchise BioShock."

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Report: The Rock to star in new Call of Duty movie

Derek Strickland | Jan 31, 2022 10:02 AM CST

The Rock is currently in discussions to star in a new Call of Duty movie.

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Sources have told Giant Freakin Robot that The Rock has opened talks to bring Call of Duty to the big screen. Activision's original Call of Duty film was cancelled in 2020, but it might get dusted off for one of the most popular actors in the world.

Johnson told Men's Journal that he will star in a new video game film adaptation and an announcement will be made this year,

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Halo TV show release date: Streaming only on Paramount+ in March

Derek Strickland | Jan 30, 2022 2:25 PM CST

The new Halo TV show will premiere in March exclusively on Paramount+.

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The release date for the new Halo TV show was recently outed in a new CBS promo and it's great news: Master Chief will debut on the silver screen on March 24, 2022 on the Paramount+ streaming service.

Halo series steward 343 Industries has been quite open about the new show. It takes place in a divergent "Silver timeline," which runs parallel to the lore and canon established in the games and novels. The idea here is to make Halo more adaptable to the small screen and give creators more liberties to shape the series while trying something new in the process.

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Real-life doomsday comet hits New York City in prank video for Netflix

Jak Connor | Jan 25, 2022 12:02 AM CST

Netflix decided to hire director Michael Krivicka to create a prank-style video to promote the streaming platform's now-released disaster movie "Don't Look Up".

Krivicka has produced content for Netflix's "Sweet Tooth", Sony's "Spider-Man: Homecoming", Warner Bros.' "Geostorm," and many companies. This time around, Krivicka decided he was going to prank some unsuspecting New Yorkers into believing a doomsday comet was about to hit New York City. The prank included hundreds of extras, stunt people, and a multitude of hidden cameras both inside the office and out on the street.

The director explains to Space.com that this stunt was "by far the most ambitious stunt to date", and that the most challenging part was creating a doomsday atmosphere for the unsuspecting individuals when they couldn't see anything with their own eyes. To get the innocent victims believing it was real, Krivicka recorded a fake news report on the comet, and made sure the location was specifically tailored not to allow individuals to see outside each window.

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Amazon drops teaser and official name for Lord of the Rings TV show

Jak Connor | Jan 20, 2022 1:06 AM CST

Amazon has taken to its YouTube channel to drop a teaser trailer and the official name for its highly anticipated Lord of the Ring TV show.

Amazon has begun starting up the hype train by releasing a teaser trailer for its upcoming Lord of the Rings TV show officially called "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power". The teaser trailer doesn't show any footage from the show but does show the forging of one of the rings of power. The voice-over for the teaser should ring a bell as it's one of the most famous passages Tolkien has ever written.

Amazon's upcoming TV show will focus on the Second Age of Tolkien's legendarium and will attempt to unite all of the major stories that occurred during that age; the forging of the rings of power, the rise of the Dark Lord Sauron, the rise and fall of Numenor and the Last Alliance of Elves and Men. Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit trilogy focused on the One Ring carried by Frodo and Bilbo Baggins and only made subtle references to the other rings of power.

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Netflix hikes price of basic, standard & 4K subscriptions plans

Derek Strickland | Jan 14, 2022 2:58 PM CST

Netflix has raised the price of its standard and premium subscription plans in the United States.

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On the heels of a record Netflix's record-breaking $22 billion 9-month revenues, the streaming giant is raising prices in an effort to generate more earnings. The company's standard plan is increasing by $1 to $15.49 monthly, and the premium 4K-ready plan is now priced at $19.99, a $2 increase over the previous price.

Netflix's basic option, which allows for one viewer at 480p resolution, has risen to $9.99 a month.

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This is the best review of The Matrix Resurrections on the internet

Anthony Garreffa | Dec 29, 2021 9:28 AM CST

The Matrix Resurrections is here and well... it's a mess. It has bombed at the box office, with Disney and Marvel destroying the new Matrix movie with Spider-Man: No Way Home flinging over $1 billion so far.

But man, I just stumbled upon The Critical Drinker on YouTube and his review of The Matrix Resurrections being so damn on-point. He pulls virtually all of the words -- including all of those glorious swear words in his bloody beautiful accent -- right out of my mouth. The Matrix Resurrections is a hot mess, and we're already hearing that The Matrix 5 will not be happening.

The movie doesn't offer anything fresh, and truly is a huge step back for the franchise. There's nothing original, and it doesn't break any ground -- in fact, The Matrix Resurrections is that much of a step back in the franchise, it's like the movie took the blue pill to forget how f*cking good the original Matrix was -- it's just... unnecessary. But the review, my god it is absolutely perfect.

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Nope, there won't be The Matrix 5 says Matrix Resurrections producer

Anthony Garreffa | Dec 28, 2021 9:11 PM CST

If you haven't seen The Matrix Resurrections by now, you're probably not the only one as it seems most people didn't since the movie has bombed at the box office -- especially up against Spider-Man: No Way Home, which has made over $1 billion so far.

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In a new interview with Matrix Resurrections producer James McTeigue, we find out that there will be no Matrix 5 -- The Matrix Resurrections was the love letter to the original trilogy -- which is very, very unfortunate. Now, this is where there'll be mild spoilers: but the movie doesn't end neatly tied up.

At the end, there is unlimited potential -- hell, there's unlimited potential from the start, it suffers from bad writing, uneven performances, lackluster fights, and so much more -- for there to be many, many more Matrix movies. In a new interview with Collider, McTeigue says that even though The Matrix Resurrections' ending is open-ended... there are no plans for The Matrix 5... or any continuation from Resurrections.

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