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Lego Batman Movie Story Pack Hits Lego Dimensions Today

The Lego Batman Movie is in theaters today, and Lego Dimensions has a new story pack timed to its release. The Lego Batman Movie story pack features Batman and Robin minifigs and a Batwing, which can be transformed into two other vehicles.

The story pack features six levels based on the movie, featuring gadgets galore and a host of the Joker's goons. The Batwing can be rebuilt into a Bat-Raptor and an Ultrabat. Take a look at the trailer below for a look at the pack in action.

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The story pack is priced at $ 29.99.

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Ben Affleck No Longer Directing Upcoming Batman Movie

According to a report by Variety, Ben Affleck has stepped down from directing The Batman but will remain on as a producer. Affleck gave his reasons for stepping down in a statement:

There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions. Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require.

Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director. I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world.

Affleck revealed the name of the film back in October.

[Source: Variety]

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Ben Affleck No Longer Directing Upcoming Batman Movie

According to a report by Variety, Ben Affleck has stepped down from directing The Batman but will remain on as a producer. Affleck gave his reasons for stepping down in a statement:

There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions. Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require.

Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director. I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world.

Affleck revealed the name of the film back in October.

[Source: Variety]

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Script For Upcoming Uncharted Movie Is Complete

The Uncharted film has been in development for years. While it was in limbo for a long period of time, it seems the project is moving forward as writer Joe Carnahan confirms on Instagram that the script for the movie has reached completion.

From director David O. Russell quitting the project back in 2011, to reports of an indefinite delay, the film has been on shaky ground. Now, with director Shawn Levy behind the reins and a finished script, it's looking like this project is still alive and ongoing. 

Carnahan shared the news about the script on Instagram, with the following caption: "Done and Dusted. Now the REAL work begins. If there's a more monstrously cool action script in Hollywood right now, I wanna read it, 'cuz [sic] this thing is a BEAST."

While it was previously reported that actor Mark Wahlberg was chosen for the lead role, he has since left the project. The movie remains in pre-production, but this news certainly is promising that it's edging closer to reaching a film set.

You can read our review of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End by heading here.

[Source: Instagram]


Our Take
While there's still a lot of work to be done, a finished script is positive sign that the project is ongoing, but I wouldn't hold your breath just yet. Projects like these can come and go, and uncertainties still exist as the project heads towards casting and production. Who would you want to see cast as Nathan Drake? I think Nathan Fillion would be a perfect fit.

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Super Mario Bros. Movie Gets Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-Ray Release

The Super Mario Bros. film has drawn the ire of many gaming fans for its oddball take on one of the industry's most beloved and enduring properties. Now, the Super Mario Bros. film is receiving a new Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-Ray from UK retailer Zavvi

Released in 1993, the film stars Bob Hoskins as Mario, John Leguizamo as Luigi, Dennis Hopper as King Koopa, and Samanta Mathis as Princess Daisy. This reissue on Blu-Ray features an hourlong documentary titled This Ain't No Video Game, as well as behind-the-scenes special features, an electronic press kit, and subtitles. It comes wrapped in a colorful steelbook, which you can check out below.

The Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-Ray is exclusive to Zavvi, and will set you back £15.99 (just under $ 20 plus shipping) when it releases on February 13. Just beware of region codes if you're hoping to actually watch this thing.

[Source: Zavvi via GoNintendo]

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See The Latest Trailer For Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan’s New Movie

Christopher Nolan, the director of the Dark Knight trilogy and Inception is setting his sights on a movie about a pivotal battle of World War II.This action thriller is filled with the gritty tone and lighting that Nolan is known for.

The battle this movie was based on arguably decided the war, with Britain almost surrendering to Germany had the operation not been successful. Fighter planes will play a big role in this film as they mercilessly pick off Allied soldiers from the skies. You can check out the trailer below.

 

The movie is set to come to theaters July 21.

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Assassin’s Creed Movie Final Trailer Puts Emphasis On Sci-Fi Present Day Sequences

I always appreciated the earlier Assassin's Creed games for their strange blend of science fiction and history. The newest and final trailer for the Assassin's Creed film has been revealed, and it shows that it won't shy away from the series' science fiction lore and artifacts like the Apple of Eden.

The movie stars Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch, who, similar to Desmond, is in the clutches of the Templars in present day, and experiences the incredible adventures of his ancestor through an Animus. Through these journeys, Callum assumes the role of Aguilar in 15th Century Spain.

You can watch the trailer below, along with another short clip titled "Cafeteria" that premiered recently.

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The movie hits theaters as of December 21. For more, read how Ubisoft has been in talks with Netflix about a potential TV series.

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Legendary Entertainment Signs Will Ferrell For eSports Movie

The same film studio that brought Inception and the Warcraft movie to life has set its sights on the world of eSports. Will Ferrell, best known for his roles on SNL and Anchorman, will be the main character of this untitled movie.

The script was written by the same writers for Spongebob Squarepants 3, with Will Ferrell taking on a similar character as his one in Talladega Nights. Evil Geniuses and Fnactic also seem to be in talks to appear in the film.

There is no current release date for the film.

[Source: Dot Esports]

 

Our Take
While it isn't strange to see studios courting the idea of romanticizing the idea of eSports, this casting pick is. I think I'll stick with watching either Video Game Highschool or The Street Fighter for my eSports dramas.

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‘Mysterious Game Mysteries’ is the theme of the all-new GDC 2017 Movie Night!

The 2017 Game Developers Conference will debut its inaugural Movie Nights program (free for GDC passholders) with two evening showings of movies that delve into the unknown: The Game and Clue! …


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The New Mortal Kombat Movie Has A Director

You might have heard there's a new Mortal Kombat movie in the works. Of course, lots of projects are "in the works" before getting canned, but the prospect of a new, high-budget Mortal Kombat movie actually hitting theaters is now all the more likely, as the film has found a director.

As Variety reports, Simon McQuoid is currently in talks to direct the film, which James Wan (the director of the first Saw movie) is producing, among others. You may know McQuoid from the PlayStation "Michael" commercial he directed a few years ago, which featured a number of prominent PlayStation characters and revolved around the idea of the worlds we imagine when we play. You can watch that commercial here.

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