Atari is Working on a PONG Game Show

Atari has partnered with producer Scott Sternberg to create a game show based on what is one of, if not the, most recognized video games ever: Pong. The show will be called Million Dollar Pong and I have no idea how it will work. Isn’t the real-life version of Pong tennis or table tennis if you want something smaller? Sternberg has worked on other shows including Hollywood Squares, The Gong Show, and Kid’s Wheel of Fortune. He says the following about Million Dollar Pong:

’Pong’ is a cultural touchpoint for generations of people. It’s not often we get the chance to develop a game show concept around such an iconic brand. I can’t wait to give people the chance to see, experience and play a brand new ‘Pong.’

It’s true that Pong and Atari are iconic brands, but I’m still not sure what kind of game show they can make. It’s important to note that there is not a network attached to the show yet. Here’s what Atari CEO, Frederic Chesnais, had to say about the project:

Our brand and our portfolio of games are known to many people around the world so it is a natural fit to bring them to television. We are proud to team-up with Scott and have him join our brand because his expertise will help create a truly remarkable television show for everyone to enjoy.

Do you think this is a good idea? How would you design this game show?

Brandon Routh Joins Cast of ANASTASIA

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For those that don’t know, there is a live-action Anastasia film in the works. The story of Anastasia Romanov will be re-imagined and have some time travel involved. Czar Nicholas, Anastasia’s father, will be played by Brandon Routh. Routh is known for his roles in Superman Returns, Chuck, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, and Legends of Tomorrow. He’s a good actor and I’m interested to see if he can pull off being Russian.

Routh will be appearing next to Emily Carey who will play Anastasia, Amiah Miller who will play an American who befriends Anastasia, and Aliyah Moulden who will be an ‘80’s popstar. The film will take place in 1917, but when Vladimir Lenin threatens the Romanov family, Anastasia escapes through a portal that takes her to the year 1988. I’m not sure if this sounds amazing or terrible. The 1988 portion was filmed last summer with the 1917 portion being filmed starting in April. I’m interested to see how director Blake Harris’ take on the story of Anastasia plays out.

Emily Blunt Joins Dwayne Johnson in Disney’s JUNGLE CRUISE Film

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The beloved Disneyland ride Jungle Cruise is going to be a movie starring Dwayne Johnson and today we learned that Emily Blunt is joining the cast. Blunt will co-star in Jungle Cruise, but unfortunately, we don’t know anything about the plot yet.

What we do know is that it will be directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (The Shallows) from a script written by Michael Green (Logan). The film is based on the classic theme park attraction, which operates in several Disney Parks across the globe and takes guests on a guided tour through the rivers of the world. According to the report:

Johnson and the team see the film inspired by “The African Queen” starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn and hope to see the similar kind of chemistry with this pairing. Sources say Disney has been over the moon with early footage of Blunt in “Mary Poppins” returns and was looking for a way to keep her in the family with another potential franchise.

I still think it’s crazy how Disney is able to take one of their theme park rides and turn it into a movie. They’ve done it at least twice before with Pirates of the Caribbean and The Haunted Mansion. I feel like Jungle Cruise will either be really good, or it’ll be a dud. I guess we’ll just have to wait and find out though. The film project goes into production in May.

How would you write the story for this theme park movie?

Source: Variety

Fox Appears to Have Pulled GAMBIT from Production Schedule

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Just a few weeks ago, we learned that Gambit lost its director. This loss moved the release of the film from February 2019 to June 2019. Unfortunately, it appears the movie has suffered a larger blow as Fox seems to have removed it from their production schedule. It’s been reported that the film was going to try to start production as early as March 2018, but it looks like they may be struggling to find a new director. It’s also reported that this summer is when the film will be filmed but in Montreal instead of New Orleans. Montreal is where X-Men: Apocalypse was filmed, and I think it would be a huge waste to not film in New Orleans. It just seems wrong to film a movie about the “Ragin’ Cajun” anywhere outside of New Orleans. Channing Tatum is still set to star as Gambit in the film and rumor still has it that it will be a heist film and I’m sure it will have plenty of comedy. If it doesn’t, it’s doing something wrong.

I’m beginning to wonder if this film will actually happen or not. Then again, maybe with Disney buying out Fox, that’s for the best? Perhaps Gambit will make his way to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and we’ll get to see him team up with Ant-Man for the ultimate heist.

Source: CBM

Thanks to The internet, A Father Will Get To Name His Son Goku

I’m sure you’ve seen those posts made by mostly guys saying stuff like “If I get X Likes then my wife will let me name our child (insert character name from their fandom).” I’ve seen this a lot with Spider-Man. I don’t know why people want to give their kids ridiculous names, but they do. Well, one of these posts garnered over 1 million Likes and the wife has agreed to hold up her end of the bargain. Her son's name will be Goku (from Dragon Ball Z) Sanchez. I hope for the kid’s sake that he gets a normal middle name that he can go by. I will admit Goku is a better name than some I've heard, but that still does not make it great. If you could name your child after a character with a crazy name, what would it be?

Epic Scene from THE LAST JEDI Becomes Awesome Meme as Fan adds Different Songs To It

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is controversial, but I think most of us can agree there was at least one cool scene. Rey and Kylo Ren teaming up to fight Snoke’s Praetorian Guards. It was the coolest freaking scene in that film. Well, remember those Pennywise Dancing memes? Yeah, someone has done that to the coolest scene in The Last Jedi. The results are hilarious! You can find them all on @rachlikesbands' Twitter. My favorite is the “Toxic” by Britney Spears. Which is your favorite?

Hans Zimmer Will Come Out of Retirement To Score X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX

A couple of years ago, the great composer Hans Zimmer announced that he was “retiring” from superhero movies. He provided the scores for The Dark Knight Trilogy, Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and many more. Thankfully, it seems he’s coming out of his self-imposed retirement to score X-Men: Dark Phoenix. This announcement was made by accident by Evan Peters who was talking to HappySadConfused at Sundance. He said:

[The set] was actually very tame. Simon directed this one, and came in very prepared, very professional. It was a different energy on set and everything got done like clockwork. It was very seamless. Everybody was a little bit more level-headed, so it was a very pleasurable, light experience. I think the film is gonna be incredible. Hans Zimmer’s scoring it—I don’t know if I was supposed to say that or not. Simon has surrounded himself with incredible people, and Simon knows this world better than anybody, so it was just cool to see him—he’s so happy and in his element in that world, and also being able to direct and guide everybody in this way. I was very happy for him and I think it’s gonna be great.

My excitement for this film has just jumped up a few notches. I love Zimmer’s scores. Batman Begins has one of my favorite musical scores from a film, so I’m excited to hear what he does with Dark Phoenix. You can listen to the podcast and the talk about Dark Phoenix starts around the 28-minute mark.

This Version of The Walking Dead Theme is So 1980’s

The Walking Dead has a pretty cool, ominous, intense opening theme. It fits perfectly for a show about a post-apocalyptic world where you don’t always know if you’re going to live to see tomorrow. What if this show had come out in the 1980’s though? We most certainly would have more mullets in the show and more denim. I’m not sure if those are negatives or positives, but we also probably would have had a slightly different sounding theme song. Synthesizers were huge back in the 1980’s and GentleBruce has done a synth version of this haunting theme and it might be more haunting than the original. What do you think Carl would’ve looked like in the 80’s?

Trailer For DEAR DICTATOR with Michael Caine, Seth Green, and Jason Biggs is Hilarious

Contrary to what many movies would have you believe; high school didn’t suck for me. I wasn’t a jock, or a popular kid by any means, but it still didn’t suck. However, I still really enjoy teen high school movies like Mean Girls and John Tucker Must Die. Dear Dictator seems to be another high school teen movie that I am going to love and we finally have a trailer for it! Before we get to the trailer though, here’s a quick synopsis:

A notorious dictator finds refuge with a single mother and her teenage daughter after a coup. While hiding out in the suburbs, he teaches the teen how to start a high school revolution by taking down the popular students.

Sounds great, right? Well then you throw in the cast of Jason Biggs, Michael Caine, Seth Green, Katie Holmes, and Odeya Rush and things get even better! Dear Dictator is set to come out March 16, 2018, and I’m excited.

CARDCAPTOR SAKURA: CLEAR CARD English Dub Brings Back Voice Actors from TSUBASA: RESERVOIR CHRONICLE

If you’re a fan of Cardcaptor Sakura, you may be excited to hear that Monica Rial and Jason Liebrecht will be back for the English dub of Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card. Rial will be Sakura and Liebrecht will reprise his role as Syaoran. These voice actors first played these roles for the dub of Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle. This announcement was made in a fun video from Funimation that features the actors playing Go Fish with the Clow Cards. Funimation’s simuldub for Clear Card starts on January 24, 2018, and I’m excited to see it!