Story by Fred Topel
Ernest Cline’s novel Ready Player One was a treat for fans of ‘80s video games. The adventure set in a world where players access a virtual world full of Atari, Nintendo and arcade coin-op quests was optioned for a movie. I interviewed screenwriter Zak Penn, who interviewed Cline for his documentary Atari: Game Over, over at Nuke the Fridge and asked him a bit about the adaptation. Our main question is: will al; the games mentioned in Cline’s book be cleared for the movie? The answer is still TBD. Continue reading
Yesterday, Guillermo del Toro surprised Pacific Rim fans by telling Collider ( http://collider.com/pacific-rim-2-story-details/ ) that Charlie Day and Burn Gorman’s scientist characters, New and Gottlieb, would be the focus of the sequel. Fortuitously, I had an interview today with screenwriter Zak Penn for his documentary Atari: Game Over, the full interview of which will run at Nuke the Fridge. While he wouldn’t confirm the first film’s main characters Raleigh and Mako, played by Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi, would return, he hinted that del Toro’s comments were more about a focus shift than casting changes. Continue reading
Production Logos fade in and out over slow, new rendition of the force theme. Bold french horns become distinct as red and green lasers blast through the LUCASFILM emblem and the music transforms into a heroic march similar to the “Throne Room” by John Williams. Continue reading
Here’s the official synopsis for Batman: Arkham Knight:
In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to unite an impressive roster of super villains, including Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to destroy The Dark Knight forever. Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady’s uniquely designed version of the Batmobile, which is drivable for the first time in the franchise. The addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Batman Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City.
According to a report from Variety, actor Oscar Isaac (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) has closed a deal to portray the titular villain in Bryan Singer’s “X-Men: Apocalypse”. Other candidates in the running for the role of Apocalypse were actors Idris Elba (“Thor: The Dark World”, “Pacific Rim”) and Pedro Pascal (“Game of Thrones”). Singer had meetings with the actors over the past week, but sources claim that Isaac was the director’s long-time favorite from the start to portray the infamous X-Men villain. Bryan Singer described the upcoming X-Men film to “have more of the mass destruction that ‘X-Men’ films, to date, have not relied upon. There’s definitely now a character and a story that allow room for that kind of spectacle.” The most recent “X-Men: Days of Future Past” has earned an impressive $745 million worldwide at the box office. 20th Century Fox will has set “X-Men: Apocalypse” for a May 27th, 2016 release date.
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