A PC hit of the early 2000's is now free on GOG. For the next 48 hours you can download Neverwinter Nights:Diamond Edition for FREE on GOG! Based on the third edition of Dungeons and Dragons, Neverwinter Knights was created by Bioware and Obsidian back in 2001...read more on Gametyrant
Universal Pictures has released the first poster and teaser trailer for their upcoming reboot of The Mummy, which is the first film in their slate of new movies based on their classic monster series. The brief amount of footage they've released in the teaser is interesting. It definitely doesn't have the magic and eeriness that the original movie had. This version has more of an action-adventure kind of feel to it. This could end up being a fun movie, but we'll just have to wait and see more footage. Let us know what you think after you watch the teaser.
Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy.
Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.
The movie was directed by Alex Kurtzman and also stars Annabelle Wallis (Peaky Blinders), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), Courtney B. Vance (American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson), and Russell Crowe (Gladiator).
The Mummy will be released on June 9th, 2017, and it will be followed by modern day reboots of The Wolfman, The Invisible Man, Bride of Frankenstein, and Van Helsing, which are all in various stages of development.
The anticipation of finally seeing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story later this month is killing me! We're almost there! While we wait, I've got a bunch of new photos for you to check out featuring new stuff we haven't seen before. Also, director Gareth Edwards revealed one of the Easter eggs that is in the film. Don't worry, they aren't spoilers, it's just something to keep an eye out for. He says:
"There's some Easter Eggs. In Saw's [Gerrera, played by Forest Whitaker] cave, there are some cave paintings. One of them is of the creatures that were in my first film, called Monsters, and then there's a Godzilla. I didn't ask for it, I just came in one day and saw it."
That's pretty cool. Just in case you need a reminder, Edwards directed both of those films. He went on to talk about working with visual effects supervisor John Knoll on the film, saying:
"John Knoll is our visual effect supervisor on Rogue One. He was a massive hero of mine - my background was in visual effects. I sat for ten years in my bedroom, trying to make computer graphics, and I'd put on the making of Star Wars to keep me motivated. You'd hear John Knoll talking to George and things like this. Sometimes, accidentally, I'd end up in this situation where I'd hear that voice and think, 'oh there's that guy from Making of Star Wars.' Then I realize that I'm that other guy now, talking about what a ship should look like, what a shot should be."
Making this movie was obviously an incredibly cool experience for Edwards! The film was recently 100% completed and is now ready to go! When talking about what it's like for him to watch the final cut of the film, he said:
"It is the curse of filmmaking, I think. You never get to watch your film the way the audience watches it. With the Original trilogy, George went back and made the special edition. You think, 'Why? It was perfect!' But as a filmmaker he felt like 'no no no, there were these things that weren't quite right, I do them.' As a filmmaker, you always feel that way, or I do, at least, about the work I've done. You always see little things you want to tinker with."
Don't worry, I seriously doubt that Disney will let him go back and tinker with anything after the movie is released. You can check the new high res images from the film below.
Legendary Pictures has hired Goosebumps director Rob Letterman to direct the feature film adaptation of the Pokemon-themed game Detective Pikachu. I really didn't care for Goosebumps. I thought it was a complete mess, but a surprising amount of people did enjoy it.
With Letterman directing the film, I'm not really expecting much. Remember, the guy also directed Gulliver's Travels. Does this mean that Jack Black will end up in Detective Pikachu? I guess we'll just have to wait and see. Who knows, maybe his filmmaking style is exactly what the movie needs.
The script is being written by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls). Detective Pikachu will be the first film in a planned franchise centering on the character. The story for the game is described as follows:
The game follows a peculiar talking Pikachu who, despite not being as powerful and nimble as other Pikachu of his kind, is rather intelligent and claims to be a great detective. One day, Pikachu encounters a boy named Tim Goodman, who is able to understand what he is saying. Thus, the two begin working together to solve various mysteries revolving around Pokémon in the city.
Legendary has fast-tracked the project for production, and they are looking to start shooting in 2017. Regardless of not being a fan of the director, I do hope the movie turns out well.
Marvel has released an entertaining Funko animated short film called "Spellbound" in which the Funko Pop! versions of Spider-Man and Iron Man take on Loki. As they fight the villain, he casts a spell on them and the two heroes end up fighting each other.
Short films like this are great marketing for these kinds of products! I've been seeing more and more of them recently, and it's a trend that I hope continues. It's good entertainment! According to EW, "Spellbound" is the first of three shorts that will be released in a series. The next two are titled "Bait N Switch" and "Chimichangas."
"Bait N Switch" centers on Rocket Raccoon as he breaks into the Collector's museum to rescue Groot. Then "Chimichangas" obviouslyfocuses on Deadpool battling Venom. Stay tuned for those, and in the meantime enjoy the first short below!
The BBC has released a new teaser promo for the upcoming fourth series of Sherlock. It's called "It's Not A Game Anymore," and it features Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman) sitting in Sherlock’s 221B Baker Street apartment. The promo has a very unsettling and eerie vibe as we see that the apartment is flooded with water. All we really know about the upcoming season is from this vague plot summary:
Sherlock Season 4 begins with the mercurial Sherlock Holmes (Cumberbatch), back once more on British soil as Doctor Watson (Freeman) and his wife Mary (Amanda Abbington) prepare for their biggest challenge yet: becoming parents.
We don't know any story details yet, but it's been said that this upcoming season will tell a dark story that will have consequences and that it will leave fans desperate for a fifth season. Sherlock season four is set to be released on January 1st, 2017! I can't wait to see the journey of these two characters continue!
James Gunn has released a full red-band trailer for The Belko Experiment, which he wrote and produced. I've been looking forward to seeing more footage from this movie, and it looks like it's going to deliver some crazy violent thrills wrapped in a story that involves an intense and twisted situation that no one would want to find themselves in.
The story centers on an American company called Belko that is located in South America. The high-rise building that they work in is mysteriously sealed off at the beginning of a workday, and the 80 employees are ordered to kill each other or be killed themselves. As the violence escalates, the true nature of every Belko employee will be revealed.
The film has a solid cast that includes Tony Goldwyn, Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn, Adria Arjona, John Gallagher Jr., John C. McGinley, David Dastmalchian, Melonie Diaz, and more.
The movie was directed by Greg McLean (Wolf Creek) and is scheduled to be released in theaters on March 17, 2017.