In two years time, the classic Command & Conquer series will be celebrating its 25th anniversary, and EA is currently preparing for the milestone and is “exploring some exciting ideas” concerning remastering the original PC games.
The information was announced via a post to the Command & Conquer subreddit by EA producer Jim Vessella, known for his work in titles such as Command & Conquer 3 and Red Alert 3. “As most of you may know, we recently announced Command & Conquer: Rivals, a mobile game set in the Command & Conquer universe. Following the reveal of Rivals, we heard you loud and clear: the…community also wants to see the franchise return to PC.”
Vessella also explained that EA is already exploring ideas on how to best remaster the classic PC games and already has “the ball rolling on our first effort to celebrate the upcoming 25th Year Anniversary.” Vassella concluded his post saying that “As a long time C&C fan and developer, I am just as passionate about the C&C franchise as you are, and look forward to hearing your thoughts.”
Are you looking forward to the remaster of the Command & Conquer series?
Earlier this week we learned from the screenwriter of Sony Pictures’ Kraven The Hunter, Richard Wenk, that he was including Spider-Man in his script, and that the hero would come face-to-face with Kraven. I have no idea if this is actually going to happen, but it certainly got fans excited.
Wenk also revealed in an interview with Discussing Film that Sony Pictures is looking at possibly hiring Antoine Fuqua to direct the film. Wenk and Fuqua worked together on The Equalizer.
When asked if Sony was interested in courting Fuqua to direct the project, Wenk said:
"That’s an unequivocal yes. Antoine is not just a great filmmaker and one of the top filmmakers in the business, but he’s also a friend of mine and we work very well together. So, I’ve got his ear and he’ll decide based on the script. But yes, I think I can speak for myself and Sony that that would be a coup to have Antoine step on board Kraven."
Kraven The Hunter seems like a great project for Fuqua to take on. This is the kind of character that I think he would do some great things with. When previously talking about directing a superhero film, the director said:
"I’ve been approached about [superhero movies]…I’ll probably take some meetings soon, talk to those guys about it. For me it has to be the right one, in the right situation because there’s so much visual effects going on and – ‘Where’s the director in it all?’ I need to understand it because it’s like management…they have a machine, they’ve got people, there’s the design, the whole thing is sketched out ... Is the director doing that? Or is it a hundred other people?"
Do you think Kraven The Hunter will be a good project for Fuqua to take on?
Netflix has released the first clip from their fantastic looking supernatural horror series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. The scene shows us Sabrina meeting her demon cat Salem for the first time. I also included a new poster for the series.
I love everything that I’ve seen from this show so far. It seems like the kind of series that horror fans will enjoy. I love that the creative team is going super dark with it!
It's been explained that the series "traffics in horror, the occult and witchcraft" and has been described as being in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist. You’ll see elements of those things in this new trailer. The series "finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal while fighting the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit."
The story picks up on the verge of Sabrina's 16th birthday and with that comes an important decision. "Will she give up her human friends — and her adorable boyfriend, Harvey — to live life as a witch? Or will she turn her back on her powers in favor of the freedom that comes with humanity? Or can she somehow have it all?"
The show is based on the comic of the same name and stars Kiernan Shipka in the role of Sabrina, along with Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis, Ross Lynch, Michelle Gomez, Chance Perdomo, and more.
The show comes from Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and it’s set to premiere on Netflix on October 26th with 10 episodes. Watch the trailer below!
Here’s an amusing series of art created by artist Alex Solis that features several pop culture icons being unmasked to reveal who they really are underneath, which are comparable pop culture icons!
This is all part of a new art exhibit called “Icons Unmasked” that is currently taking place at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles, CA. If you like any of the art below and you want to purchase any prints, click here.
The upcoming zombie Christmas musical, Anna and the Apocalypse, has been building a lot of hype over the past few months and there seems to be a lot of people getting excited about it. This is going to be one of those films that finds a very dedicated cult following. Today we’ve got a new trailer for you to watch along with a delightful toe-tapping musical clip from the film.
The movie looks like it will be a charming blood and gore fest. The movie mixes together several different elements and genres and it definitely tries to do something unique and different. I’m excited about the movie, especially since I’m a fan of both horror films and musicals. Are there a lot of those around? Anyway, here’s the synopsis:
A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilization falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other...
The film was directed by John McPhail. The cast of the film includes Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cummings, Ben Wiggins, Sarah Swire, Christopher Leveaux, Marli Siu, Mark Benton, and Paul Kaye. Alan McDonald and Ryan McHenry wrote the script for the film, while the musical numbers were written by Roddy Hart and Tommy Reilly.
The film will come to select theaters on December 7, 2018, and then expand nationwide over the following weeks.
ABC is working on their spin-off of The Middle that will focus on the daughter, Sue Heck played by Eden Sher. Now, Sher will be joined by Kimberley Crossman from SMILF. Crossman’s character is Remi who is the chef at the hotel that Sue ends up working at after leaving Orson for Chicago. Remi is further described as, “Tough and talented, she’s recently on the mend from a promising but failed relationship and food truck business when her now ex-boyfriend literally drove away with their dreams.”
The spin-off does not have a title yet and is written by The Middle creators and executive producers Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline.
The teaser released for Disney’s live-action Aladdin film has been released and it’s very much a teaser. It doesn’t really dive into the story, but as you’ll see, it features a lot of familiar elements from the classic animated film that is sure to get fans excited. Here’s the synopsis:
Aladdin is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, the film is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s Aladdin.
Aladdin was directed by Guy Ritchie (Snatch, Sherlock Holmes)and stars Will Smith as the larger-than-life Genie; Mena Massoud as the charming scoundrel Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine, the beautiful, self-determined princess; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, the powerful sorcerer; Navid Negahban as the Sultan concerned with his daughter’s future; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, Princess Jasmine’s free-spirited best friend and confidante; Billy Magnussen as the handsome and arrogant suitor Prince Anders; and Numan Acar as Hakim, Jafar’s right-hand man and captain of the palace guards.
This isn’t going to come as a surprise to anyone, but Ryan Coogler is set to write and direct Black Panther 2 for Marvel Studios.
Chadwick Boseman is expected to reprise his role as King T'Challa and I imagine he’ll be joined by the rest of the ensemble cast that ends up living through whatever happens in Avengers 4.
Coogler did a decent job with the first movie and it was praised by a lot of fans. Marvel and Disney were so happy with it that they are pushing for 16 Oscar nominations including Best Picture and Best Director.
A release date has not been set yet and plot details have yet to be revealed. According to Variety, production is expected to start at the end of 2019 or early 2020, depending on when the script is ready.
Coogler might actually shoot a smaller film before jumping into the Black Panther sequel. That film might be a remake of 12 Angry Men.
I’m excited to see where the story for the sequel takes Black Panther next. Who would you like to see as the villain?
We recently found out that Rooster Teeth’s series RWBY and gen:LOCK were getting comics made by DC. According to VIZ Media, RWBY will also be getting a new manga in English releases of Shonen Jump starting this Fall.
The manga will be written by Bunta Kinami. There’s no word on what the new manga will include, but the art for the announcement is amazing! Will it be a one-shot, or an adaptation of the series? Also, could this open the way for Team RWBY to appear in Jump Force?
A music video was recently released for the new song by LCD Soundsystem called “Oh Baby”. The music video was directed by Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi). If you’re a fan of Johnson’s work, then I’m sure you’re going to love what he created here. If you’re not a fan, then you’ll probably just use this an another opportunity to bash on The Last Jedi.
Johnson actually directed this while he was working on The Last Jedi. The music video is more of a short film that tells a sci-fi-based story about a couple who invent a teleportation device. The couple in the music video is played by Sissy Spacek and David Strathairn and it’s actually quite a sweet and tragic story.