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Hello Games’ Joe Danger 2: The Movie Coming To Vita Next Week

Before announcing No Man's Sky, Hello Games found success with the Joe Danger series, and is bringing the sequel to Vita next week. The game will be available starting January 13.

The Vita version comes with a few exclusive additions including Media Molecule guest stars Atoi and Iota from Tearaway, and LittleBigPlanet’s Sackboy. The nine mercs from Team Fortress 2 and Steve from Minecraft, who appear in the PC version of the game, will also be included the Vita version. These inclusions make the Vita version of Joe Danger 2 the one with the most content.

For our review of Joe Danger 2: The Movie's Xbox 360 release, head here.

For more on Hello Games' next game, the highly anticipated No Man's Sky, click the banner below for all of our features from when the game was on our cover.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]

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Joe Danger 2: The Movie starts filming on Vita next week

Come January 13 – more than two years after it debuted on Xbox Live – Hello Games’ stunt man-focused action-platformer Joe Danger 2: The Movie will appear on Sony’s Vita handheld.

As we mentioned last April, the leap to the Vita brings a few new fac…
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Assassin’s Creed movie now set for December 2016

The 2016 holiday season won’t just see hams and turkeys getting cut up, as Fox plans to release the Assassin’s Creed flick starring Michael Fassbender during the festive time. The Hollywood Reporter has the latest Fox release forecast, which lists th…
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Twilight Highlight Zone – Twilight Zone: The Movie

And we're back! I'm not sure if you recall, but fellow editor Jeff Cork and I recorded ourselves debating and dissecting each and every episode of the classic TV show The Twilight Zone. It took us a while to get back to it, but this is our first "bonus" episode of the podcast that goes above and beyond the original series. In 1983, and presumably made with the best intentions, Steven Spielberg produced a full-length movie dedicated to The Twilight Zone. Divided into four segments, mostly consisting of remakes of classic episodes, the movie has its highs and lows and is ripe for discussion. Feel free to watch the movie before you listen (it's available for streaming on Amazon) and join in on the dumb fun.

Listen to the podcast below (or subscribe to us on iTunes) to hear us review and analyze each segment of Twilight Zone: The Movie in this extra long bonus episode of our podcast.

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Director Shawn Levy on why he left the Minecraft movie

Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy has left the Minecraft film adaptation, citing creative differences with the game’s developer, Mojang.

“[Warner Bros.] asked me to develop how might this ever be a story for a movie, because it’s a non-narrati…
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Minecraft Movie Loses Its Director

The future of Warner Bros.' film based on the popular
blocky open-world sandbox is now in peril, as Night At The Museum director Shawn Levy has abandoned the project.

Levy discussed his decision to leave the project with The Wall Street Journal, saying that he
had pitched Mojang on a Goonies-style
adventure movie, but that the developer wasn't sold on his vision. "It was not
a comedy. It had a bit of a Goonies flair…it was an
adventure movie, and I thought it could have been a lot of fun and fulfilled a
lot of the qualities that people love about the game."

Levy was chosen as the director of the movie in
October by Warner Bros.
, but says that he will now instead focus on four
other projects that he currently has in the works. However, Levy doesn't sound
upset with Mojang for passing on his idea. "But it's not my game; they know
what they're doing. The truth is, there is a long history of trying to make
great movies out of games, and they're rarely done well. Mojang is still figuring
out what they want. We gave it a shot and it wasn't the right fit, so, these
things happen."

[Source: The
Wall Street Journal
via Gamespot]

 

Our Take
Making a movie based
on Minecraft sounds like a disaster, but Levy had me when he referenced
The
Goonies as the style of film he was aiming
for
. It's disappointing that he won't
be working on the project – although I'm not the biggest fan of Levy's movies,
I trust the accomplished Hollywood director with nearly 20 years of directing experience
to know what makes a good film more than an indie game developer. Here's hoping
Warner Bros. can figure out a direction that appeases both Mojang and filmgoers alike.

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Oscar-winning Hurt Locker writer joins Uncharted movie

Things are looking up for the eternally-in-production film adaptation of Uncharted, as the Hollywood Reporter claims Oscar-winning screenwriter Mark Boal has been tapped to work on the film’s screenplay.

Though you may not recognize the name, Boal’s…
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Hitman: Agent 47 Movie Pushed To August 2015

Originally meant to release in February, Fox's new Hitman film adaptation has been pushed back six months.

According to Hollywood Reporter, the push is related to extra time needed to complete special effect shots for the film. This isn't the first hurdle the film has had to clear. Paul Walker was originally cast as Agent 47, but the role was awarded to Rupert Friend after Walker's unexpected death.

You can find out more about the film by heading here.

[Source: Hollywood Reporter, via CVG]

 

Our Take
A Hitman movie certainly has potential to offer a worthwhile actions experience. The 2007 film with Timothy Olyphant in the lead role didn't impress man, but it also wasn't as reviled as many video game adaptations. Maybe this new film will be something worth getting excited about.

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Report: Minecraft movie finds its builder

Deadline reports that Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy is in talks with Warner Bros. to help develop the feature film based on Mojang’s $ 2.5 billion giant, Minecraft.

With production helmed by the same producer behind the popular LEGO Movie,…
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Report: The Lego Movie’s Batman Getting His Own Spinoff Movie

One of The Lego Movie’s most amusing characters is getting his own spinoff. Will Arnett will be reprising his role as the caped crusader for a Lego Batman film likely due in 2017.

Hollywood Reporter indicates that Chris McKay, who was the animation director on The Lego Movie, is handling Lego Batman. Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is writing the screenplay.

The plot and whether this will be an extension of the Batman character seen in The Lego Movie have yet to be discussed. For more on The Lego Movie, check out our review of the game. A third Lego Batman game subtitled Beyond Gotham is due out on November 11 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Vita, 3DS, and PC.

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