New TOMB RAIDER Movie Might Be Released in 2017

Last week, Warner Bros. revealed several release dates for some of their upcoming films. One of those release dates was for an "Event Film" that would be released on October 6th, 2017. According to Heroic Hollywood, that "Event Film" is in fact the studio's new Tomb Raider reboot.

The report also points out the studio has registered the domain name thetombraidermovie.com, which suggests that the title of the Lara Croft origin story will be The Tomb Raider. Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug (The Wave) is currently in the process of developing the film and Daisy Ridley is up for the lead role. 

The action adventure film will be inspired by 2013 video game reboot and it will focus on the origin of this badass female character. The director is hoping to bring a Raiders of the Lost Ark vibe to the film. I would be thrilled if we get a Tomb Raider film that captures that magic! I'm also still rooting for Ridley to land the lead role because that would be fantastic!

Cool FINAL FANTASY XV Action Figures From Square Enix

Square Enix Play Arts' Kai action figure line has revealed the stunning figures they have created for Final Fantasy XV. There are three figures that include Inis, Prompto, and Gladiolus.

All three figures measure W 3.5″ x D 2″ x H 11″ tall and have an SRP of $129.99-$139.99. Square Enix will release them in September and October. You can find the photos and details of all the figure below:

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Play Arts Kai Final Fantasy XV Prompto – $129.99
Best friend to protagonist Noctis, Prompto comes to you with his handgun at the ready. This action figure perfectly replicates his in-game appearance, from the textures and colors of his clothes down to the detailed work in the patches, studs, and stitching. Flexible parts and an adjustable bandana allow you to pose the playful Prompto any way you like.
Figure includes display stand and interchangeable hand parts.
Figure Size (inches): W 3.5″ x D 2″ x H 11″ tall
Release: September 30th, 2016
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Play Arts Kai Final Fantasy XV Gladiolus – $139.99
Trained to serve as the King’s Shield, Gladio cuts a formidable figure, and his impressive physique has been faithfully replicated as an action figure. Movable joints allow you to flex his muscles and pose him however you please. Every feature has been recreated in incredible detail, from the stitches on his clothes to the tattoos on his body. With his signature greatsword in hand, the heroic Gladio is quite the sight to behold.
Figure includes display stand and interchangeable hand parts.
Figure Size (inches): W 3.5″ x D 2″ x H 11″ tall
Release: October 21st, 2016
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Play Arts Kai Final Fantasy XV Ignis – $129.99
Adviser to Crown Prince Noctis, Ignis was groomed from childhood for the role. His calm and intelligent demeanor is captured in a stylish silhouette, while his bespectacled gaze exudes an air of sophistication. No effort has been spared in bringing out the color and detail in his attire, from the belt and buttons right down to the soles of his shoes, not to mention the elaborate leopard pattern. Also boasting impressive mobility, Ignis comes complete with interchangeable hands, allowing you to recreate unique poses as seen in-game.
Figure includes display stand and interchangeable hand parts.
Figure Size (inches): W 3.54″ x D 2″ x H 11″ tall
Release: September 9th, 2016

Via: Toy Ark

Animated Interview with Carl Sagan Discussing Extraterrestrials

I’ve got a fantastic animated version of a 1985 interview in which Studs Terkel is talking to Carl Sagan about extraterrestrials and our inability to communicate with them. If this kind of stuff interests you, this is definitely something that you have to watch because it’s so damn fascinating. This is the information that came along with the video that was created by Blank on Blank:

The incomprehensible vastness of the universe, the wonder of our own place in it all… Carl Sagan was able to explain the science of space in a way everyone could understand.
Among his long list of roles and accomplishments, the Cornell professor and NASA advisor is possibly best known for the 13-part television series, Cosmos, which reached millions of people worldwide and sealed his place as celebrity scientist. Maybe he was teased a bit for his tendency to say “billions”, a lot. 
But Carl Sagan had this amazing talent for explaining the scientific wonders of the universe without losing the wonder. When he spoke about the science of space, he captured imaginations and held people in thrall.
As part of our special series, The Experimenters -- we’re uncovering interviews with the icons of science, technology, and innovation -- we found this conversation between Studs Terkel and Carl Sagan in the WFMT Studs Terkel Radio Archive. Following “Contact,” the book he wrote with wife Ann Druyan - and the major motion picture that followed it -- Carl Sagan spoke with Studs all about our continuing search for intelligent life out there, including how, for a long time, Hollywood just got it wrong. Here’s the tape.

Batman Iron Man and Deadpool Iron Man Face Off as Custom-Made Action Figures

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Here are two more custom-made action figures created by the Sam Kwok workshop. These feature a Batman Iron Man figure and a Deadpool Iron Man figure facing off against each other. I don’t know about you, but I would love to see these two characters fight it out! It would be one of the greatest battles ever. I love the stuff that Sam Kwok workshop is creating! You should definitely be following them to see what they come up with next.

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Ryan Reynolds in Talks to Star in Sony’s THE ROSIE PROJECT

Deadline recently announced that Ryan Reynolds is potentially going to star in a rom-com called The Rosie Project. If you feel like you have heard of this movie before, you have. The film was originally was going to be directed by Richard Linklater and star Jennifer Lawrence. Both have since pulled out of the movie. It will be an adaptation of the book of the same name, written by Graeme Simsion.

The story revolves around Professor Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially awkward genetics professor who has decided that it is time to find a wife. Being the analytically minded person that he is, he develops something called The Wife Project. The Wife Project’s sole purpose is to find him the perfect wife, according to the parameters that he has set. Then Rosie enters into his life. She is everything that The Wife Project says he will not like. Yet, he still finds himself attracted to her.

There is no word on who will be playing the female lead in this film, but we will let you know as the info comes out.

I know I am not supposed to, but now I can only think of Reynolds as Deadpool and that is what I am going to expect from him. If there are no quirky one-liners and crazy awesome explosions, I’m out. Is that wrong?

Custom-Made Scarlet Witch-Inspired Dress By Elhoffer Designs

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Over the past few months, we’ve shared several custom fashion designs from Elhoffer Designs. There have been dresses inspired by Star Wars, Magneto, Deadpool, and Gwenpool. Her latest dress was patterned after the costume design for Scarlet Witch, and as you can see, it’s pretty damn cool! The creator of these dresses is making the dreams come true for geek girls everywhere!

Omg this is what #scarletwitch fashion should be! This tunic features an extreme hi-low skirt, more like a peplum in front, with vinyl tabards to mimic the extreme lines of her coat. A mix of burgundy vinyl and scarlet scuba make this piece really special. OMG. I can't handle the excite! I still have to coverstitch the sleeves and hem, but I just had to post! :D ?I'm open for commissions! If you want your own, message me your dress size and I can get you a quote! :D #marvel #marvelcomics #marvelcosplay #marveluniverse #marvelcinematicuniverse #wandamaximoff #sew #sewing #seamstress #handmade #red #tunic #geek #geekchic #geekgirl #geekbound #geekfashion #disneybound #witch #magic

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Good morning Insta-verse! Thought I'd start out the day with this shot of me wearing @elhofferdesign 's new Scarlet Witch inspired top. It is insanely flattering! #elhofferdesign #marvel #comics #scarletwitch #wandamaximoff #mutant #fashion #model

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Some pics coming soon thanks to modeling and editing by @strangelikethat but I can't wait! :D we got some cool shots of her in the #scarletwitch piece I made last week!! Looks even better on a body! ;) #magic #marvel #marvelcomics #marvelcosplay #marveluniverse #geekbound #geekgirl #geekchic #geekfashion #red #dtla #photoshoot #model

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Via: Fashionably Geek

Full Press Conference For THE JUNGLE BOOK with Jon Favreau and New Featurette

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to attend the Los Angeles press conference for Disney’s The Jungle Book. The conference included director Jon Favreau, Lupita Nyong'o, Ben Kingsley, Neel Sethi, Giancarlo Esposito, and producer Brigham Taylor. During the conference, they talked about several aspects of bringing the classic story of The Jungle Book to life in a way that we’ve never seen before. 

They spoke about why they decided to retell this classic story now; talked about how each of them got involved with the film; shared some fun stories about working on the making the movie; offered some insight into what they think makes the movie so great; and explained why the musical score in the film really holds it all together and makes the film explode with awesomeness. 

I absolutely loved The Jungle Book. It not only looked visually spectacular but it also perfectly captured the spirit of Disney’s classic animated film. You can read my full review of the film here. I also included a featurette that focuses on the voice talent of the film.

Everything Wrong with Zack Snyder’s SUCKER PUNCH

For those of you who want to relive the awfulness of Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch but don’t want to waste two more hours of your life watching it, Cinema Sins has released a new "everything wrong" video that just gives you the highlights of everything you hated about it. They managed to point out 139 sins in the movie and each and every one of them are well deserved. It’s actually kind of entertaining reliving the terrible magic of this movie.