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Sony’s Shadow Of The Colossus Movie Has A New Director

Sony has been mulling a movie based on Team ICO’s Shadow of the Colossus for five years now, and the project might be about to get some traction. A director has been named for the film.

According to Hollywood Reporter, Andres Muschietti (Mama) will be handling directorial responsibilities, replacing Chronicle director Josh Trank. Seth Lochhead (co-writer of Hanna) will be preparing the script.

Shadow of the Colossus was released on PlayStation 2 in 2005 to critical acclaim and awards for design, visuals, and game of the year. A PlayStation 3 HD remake was released bundled with ICO in 2011.

[Source: Hollywood Reporter]

 

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Report: Dead Rising movie digs up a director

Zach Lipovsky has been tapped to direct the straight-to-Crackle Dead Rising movie adaptation we mentioned a few months back, according to The Wrap.

If the name doesn’t ring any bells for you, don’t worry, it shouldn’t. Lipovsky began his Hollywood…
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Fassbender: Assassin’s Creed Movie Will Respect The Source Material

Finding a quality movie based on a video game is normally an arduous task (a scientific fact we call the "Uwe Boll Principle"), but the talent behind the Assassin's Creed adaptation hopes to avoid a similar fate to duds like Far Cry, Doom, and Max Payne.

Actor Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds, Prometheus) is currently attached to the film and discussed the production team's intent with IGN. "You know, we absolutely want to respect the game," he said. "There’s so much cool stuff in the game that we’re actually spoiled for choice in terms of what we can use and what we can’t, but we also want to bring new elements to it and perhaps our own version of things that already exist in the game."

It should also help that Ubisoft is co-producing the film alongside New Regency. Justin Kurzel (Snowtown) is currently attached to direct. The movie is tentatively slated for a late summer 2015 release.

Our Take
It seems that whether or not it has good source material to work with, Hollywood finds a way to blow most movies based on video games. I'm entrenched firmly in wait and see mode, but given my affections for Assassin's Creed I hope Fassbender and co. find the path to success.

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Arya Stark has met with The Last of Us movie producers

Maisie Williams – or as fans of HBO show Game of Thrones might know her, Arya Stark – has met with Neil Druckmann (of Naughty Dog) and Sam Raimi (of Sam Raimi) regarding the in-development film adaptation of The Last of Us, /Film reports. The…
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TMNT movie tie-in mobile game out now, created by Combo Crew dev

Normally we’d ignore a movie tie-in mobile game, except that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was developed by a notable up-and-comer. First spotted by PocketGamer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was created by The Game Bakers, who created the enjoyable…
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Warcraft movie props look ready for battle at Comic-Con

While we have yet to see any footage and only have the scantest of details regarding the Warcraft movie and its plot, San Diego Comic-Con has afforded us an opportunity to glimpse once more into the world director Duncan Jones (Moon) is…
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Uncharted Movie Gets A 2016 Release Date

Sony has moved around some dates in its movie schedule, making room for Nathan Drake’s big screen debut. Sony announced today that it will be releasing the film adaptation of Naughty Dog’s action series on June 10, 2016.

That date originally belonged to The Amazing Spider-Man 3, which Sony has now bumped back by two years. Spider-Man fans won’t be left out in the cold though, as Sony is planning a Sinister Six film for November 11, 2016.

Uncharted director Seth Gordon plans to start shooting in early 2015, though there’s no lead attached to the film yet. The screenplay is currently being written by David Guggenheim.

Uncharted will next appear on PlayStation 4 in 2015, and there are hints that it might be the last entry in the series. For more check out the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End trailer from E3.

[Source: Deadline Hollywood, Hollywood Reporter]

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Uncharted movie to reach theaters on June 10, 2016

Uncharted hero Nathan Drake will officially make his silver screen debut on June 10, 2016, according to Sony Pictures.

According to Deadline, that release date was originally earmarked for The Amazing Spider-Man 3, but the studio has decided to…
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Take me to your theater – Space Invaders movie in works

Reminder: nothing from your childhood is safe from the clutches of the modern film industry. But just in case 2012′s Battleship didn’t already convince you of that, how about a movie based on Space Invaders? TheWrap reports that Warner Bros. has…
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Uncharted Movie To Begin Filming In 2015

In a new interview, director Seth Gordon details the production timeline for his movie adaptation of Naughty Dog's Uncharted game series.

In an interview with Zap2It, Gordon said shooting should begin "…very early next year. That's the plan."

He also talked a little bit about the game's settings, and said that the shooting would take place "all over the world."

Gordon is also still looking for a lead actor to portray Nathan Drake after Mark Wahlberg dropped out of the project after the departure of director David O. Russell.

Gordon said, "I want it to be a great actor. That's number one, and then if it's someone who has an actual jaw, that's even better. The game is so well done that you need it to live up to that. There's no way we'd do the inverse of that where it's somebody famous who can't [act]."

"It's going to honor the mythology of the game," said Gordon. "But I would say honor some of the most interesting stuff from the first one and build from there," he says. "There's some stuff that isn't in the game."

[Source: Zap2It]


Our Take:
While I'm a bit concerned with the fact that this is the third director attached to the project, Uncharted is one of the game series that seems most suited to the big screen. 

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