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The Last of Us Live-Action Movie in The Works
Screen Gems Takes On Sony PlayStation Vidgame Adaptation ‘The Last Of Us’Screen Gems has signed on to distribute The Last Of Us, a live-action adaptation of the PlayStation 3 videogame from Naughty Dog. Neil Druckmann, the Creative Director for the game, will write the script. The creative architects will be Naughty Dog Co-presidents Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra, as well as Druckmann and Game Director Bruce Straley. They’ll team with Sam Raimi and his Ghost House Pictures banner.“Screen Gems’ Brian Dukes and Eric Ling brought this game to my attention insisting we go after it, and when I saw the quality of the storytelling, I knew the audience for this project was far greater than just the gaming community and that Neil Druckmann must write the screenplay,” Screen Gems President Clint Culpepper said.” I am thrilled that SCEA’s Riley Russell was able to get me in front of Neil and Evan Wells to plead my case. Sam and his team at Ghost House round out the perfect team to help realize Neil’s vision.”Naughty Dog Co-president Wells called the combination of Screen Gems and Ghost House “a perfect fit. Since our game released last June, we’ve talked with many companies about making a film, but we couldn’t have found better partners who share our creative vision and high standards.”The logline: Hardened survivor Joel teams with young and capable companion Ellie to journey through a radically transformed world some 20 years after an infectious pandemic ravages humanity. The game has won numerous awards and has been a big seller since its release last summer.

The Last of Us Live-Action Movie in The Works

Screen Gems Takes On Sony PlayStation Vidgame Adaptation ‘The Last Of Us’

Screen Gems has signed on to distribute The Last Of Us, a live-action adaptation of the PlayStation 3 videogame from Naughty Dog. Neil Druckmann, the Creative Director for the game, will write the script. The creative architects will be Naughty Dog Co-presidents Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra, as well as Druckmann and Game Director Bruce Straley. They’ll team with Sam Raimi and his Ghost House Pictures banner.

“Screen Gems’ Brian Dukes and Eric Ling brought this game to my attention insisting we go after it, and when I saw the quality of the storytelling, I knew the audience for this project was far greater than just the gaming community and that Neil Druckmann must write the screenplay,” Screen Gems President Clint Culpepper said.” I am thrilled that SCEA’s Riley Russell was able to get me in front of Neil and Evan Wells to plead my case. Sam and his team at Ghost House round out the perfect team to help realize Neil’s vision.”

Naughty Dog Co-president Wells called the combination of Screen Gems and Ghost House “a perfect fit. Since our game released last June, we’ve talked with many companies about making a film, but we couldn’t have found better partners who share our creative vision and high standards.”

The logline: Hardened survivor Joel teams with young and capable companion Ellie to journey through a radically transformed world some 20 years after an infectious pandemic ravages humanity. The game has won numerous awards and has been a big seller since its release last summer.

Sly Cooper Movie Coming 2016, First Images & Details

Sly Cooper Movie Plot Summary:

Sly Cooper is a kinetic and comedic heist film that tells the story of Sly Cooper, an orphaned raccoon thief, along with his childhood friends and partners in crime, Bentley Turtle and Murray Hippo. In the film, Sly learns of his birth family’s secret legacy; that he comes from a long line of talented and international thieves. Endowed with this knowledge, Sly and his friends are catapulted into a global adventure as they race to reassemble pieces of an ancient book holding The Cooper Clan’s family secrets before it can fall into the hands of Clockwerk – an evil Russian metallic owl bent on ending the Cooper family line. From romantic Parisian backdrops to the lush mountains of China, gritty film noir meets bright, colorful graphic novels in this origin story of the world’s greatest thief-turned-hero.

• Release Date: 2016

• Genre: CG Animation

• Studio: Blockade Entertainment and Rainmaker Entertainment

• Directed By: Kevin Munroe

• Written By: Kevin Munroe

• Screenplay By: Kevin Munroe

• Produced By: Brad Foxhoven and David Wohl

BioShock Movie (Canceled Project) Big Daddy Concept Art

by Scott Patton

In 2008, Universal started developing a live-action film for the popular video game series, BioShock. Gore Verbinski (“The Lone Ranger”) was set to direct a script to be written by John Logan (“The Last Samurai”). A year later, Watchmen struggled at the box office, which lead Universal to feel uneasy about producing a $200 million R-rated film. They requested that Gore try to make his vision for only $80 million to help mitigate their risk exposure. Gore balked at the request. He then slid over into the producer’s chair, and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (“28 Weeks Late”) was hired to helm the project. By early 2010, pre-production had begun, but not long afterward BioShock creator Ken Levine stepped in and pulled the plug for good. Levine felt as though Juan Carlos Fresnadillo was not a good match for BioShock, nor was Levine willing to make other compromises just to see his game come to life on the big screen. I’m sure we haven’t heard the last of a BioShock film, but until then let’s enjoy some Big Daddy character designs that Scott Patton made for Gore Verbinski’s BioShock film that was never-made. 

Universal Pictures reveals official Warcraft movie cast
The official cast of the feature film based on Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft franchise includes  Ben Foster (The Messenger, 3:10 To Yuma, X-Men: The Last Stand), Travis Fimmel (Vikings), Paula Patton (2 Guns, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol), Toby Kebbell (Wrath of the Titans, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and Rob Kazinsky (True Blood, Pacific Rim, Red Tails), Universal and Legendary Pictures announced.

Universal Pictures reveals official Warcraft movie cast

The official cast of the feature film based on Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft franchise includes  Ben Foster (The Messenger, 3:10 To Yuma, X-Men: The Last Stand), Travis Fimmel (Vikings), Paula Patton (2 Guns, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol), Toby Kebbell (Wrath of the Titans, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and Rob Kazinsky (True Blood, Pacific Rim, Red Tails), Universal and Legendary Pictures announced.

World 1-1 is the first in a documentary series on the history of video games

World 1-1 is the first in a documentary series on the history of video games. This chapter is about the early years including Atari and how they helped to create a new industry. It focuses on the business deals, the personalities of the pioneers, and the creations of the engineers. This documentary will be a combination of interviews, archival footage, and reflection that retells the story to a new generation that may not know the roots of their favorite hobby.

World 1-1 will follow the early games before the arcade machine even existed. It will tell the story of how Atari created the games industry years before it should have happened and follow the lucky deals and unfortunate mistakes that almost destroyed the entire industry just as quickly as it was born. Atari was the fastest growing company in the United States at the time. It kickstarted Steve Jobs’ career, as well as others. The world’s first successful arcade machine was built there, along with the first popular home console. Atari and its engineers formed the games industry we know today. It’s time to tell this story, from the words of the creators themselves.

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NOT GAMING RELATED: This isn’t gaming related but I’m sure some of you are movie nerds
I’ve been commenting over at Kotaku for years and I never once had my actual username mentioned. I found a silly article about Justin Bieber that may or may not be starring as ‘Robin’ in Batman vs. Superman as you can tell from the above image.
I came across this news early this morning over on screencrush. JB may be trolling hardcore.
Here is my comment in full
What do you think?

NOT GAMING RELATED: This isn’t gaming related but I’m sure some of you are movie nerds

I’ve been commenting over at Kotaku for years and I never once had my actual username mentioned. I found a silly article about Justin Bieber that may or may not be starring as ‘Robin’ in Batman vs. Superman as you can tell from the above image.

I came across this news early this morning over on screencrush. JB may be trolling hardcore.

Here is my comment in full

What do you think?