A New FABLE Game Is Reportedly In Development

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In the past few days, Eurogamer has reported that Microsoft gave the go-signal to revive and begin the development of a new Fable game. According to the reports, Microsoft has asked Playground, the developer of the Forza Horizon series, to take the helm with the development of Fable since the original team behind the game, Lionhead Studios, has closed its doors and disbanded back in 2016. Playground has reportedly assigned 200 people to work on the project out of its new offices in the UK. 

A word of warning though, before fans you start counting down the days before the game’s release, note that this is still pure speculation, and no official announcement has been made thus far. In fact, in a statement released by Microsoft to some media outlets, they said that “Microsoft does not comment on rumor or speculation.” Although the company neither confirmed nor rejected the idea, let’s not keep our hopes up until an official announcement has been made. 

The rumored Fable game is reportedly going to be an open-world action role-playing game, but even if Playground is really doing this, don’t expect for a release anytime soon. Reports indicate that the game is still in its infancy, and the team at Playground is just starting to assemble a team that will be working on this game. 

In an interview with Eurogamer, Fable co-creator Simon Carter mentioned that, “I have slightly mixed feelings”, he said. “On the one hand it’s great for the UK games industry, and very pleasing that Fable isn’t dead, on the other hand, it is a little curious to get rid of the team that is uniquely expert in making Fable, and then try to make Fable.

If these recent reports are true, it is definitely interesting to see how Playground will approach the development of Fable. Will they make the game familiar by continuing on what previous games in the series did in the past? Or will Playground take a different path and innovate Fable in a new way? Only time will tell. 

What do you think about this rumor? Will Fable be successfully revived with Playground on its helm? Or should they just reassemble the original team behind the game? Share your thoughts in the comments below. 

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Red-Band Trailer For The Wild-Looking Series Reboot of HEATHERS Features First Look at Shannen Doherty

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Paramount has released the first full red-band trailer for their upcoming series reboot of the classic 1988 film Heathers. This is said to be a "pitch-black comedy anthology set in the present day." It's definitely not the version of the film that you remember. This is a complete reimagining but it deals with the same issues, and it looks pretty wild.

The original film focused on Veronica (Winona Ryder) and her rebel boyfriend, J.D. (Christian Slater), dealing with the social order in high school. The update features a new set of popular-yet-evil Heathers. Only this time around the outcasts have become the high school royalty. this definitly makes for an interesting twist. 

Heather McNamara (originally played by Lisanne Falk) will be portrayed by Jasmine Mathews; Heather Duke (Shannen Doherty in the film) is a male who identifies as gender-queer whose real name is Heath (Brendan Scannell); and Heather Chandler (originally Kim Walker) has a body like Martha Dumptruck and will be played by Melanie Field. Newcomers James Scully and Grace Victoria Cox star as J.D. and Veronica, respectively.

Original Heathers star Shannen Doherty guest-stars in the pilot episode and you get your first look at her in this trailer that was released.

The report is said to "perfectly blends drama, love, rivalry, and comedy into a modern-day masterpiece." Watch the trailer for yourself below and tell us if this is a series that you'll be tuning in to watch.

Heathers premieres Wednesday, March 7th at 10 PM on Paramount Network.

Via: THR

First Trailer For DC Animation’s SUICIDE SQUAD: HELL TO PAY Looks Brilliant

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The first trailer for Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay has arrived, and it looks promising. That used to be something you wouldn't have to say about DC Animated Features, but they've been spotty as of late in my personal opinion so all I can say here is the trailer looks pretty damn good. The lineup of heroes is better than the live-action film, Tara Strong is voicing Harley, and the violence doesn't appear to be limited as Quinn just smacked the head off that frozen guy! Let's just hope Vandal Savage is more interesting this time around than he was in Legends of Tomorrow. Christian Slater also stars in the film as Deadshot!

An original story, Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay finds Amanda Waller’s top secret “Task Force X” – Deadshot, Bronze Tiger, Killer Frost, Captain Boomerang, Harley Quinn and Copperhead – on a mission to retrieve a mystical object so powerful that they’re willing to risk their own lives to steal it. But the Suicide Squad isn’t the only group of villains seeking to possess the object. The race is on for the golden prize … and, to stay alive, second place isn’t an option.

No release date for the feature has been announced, but you can check out the trailer and watch that non-stop until a date is announced:

Here are the additional details on the animated film:

The all-star cast is led by Christian Slater (Mr. Robot, True Romance) in his DC Universe Movies debut as the voice of Deadshot, who heads “Task Force X” alongside Billy Brown (How To Get Away With Murder) as Bronze Tiger, Liam McIntyre (Spartacus: War of the Damned, The Flash) as Captain Boomerang, Kristin Bauer van Straten (True Blood, Once Upon a Time) as Killer Frost, Gideon Emery (Teen Wolf) as Copperhead, Tara Strong (Batman: The Killing Joke) as Harley Quinn and their “boss,” Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives) as Amanda Waller. Villainous forces in the film include C. Thomas Howell (Outcast, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox) as Zoom, Dania Ramirez (Devious Maids) as Scandal Savage, James Urbaniak (The Venture Bros.) as Professor Pyg, Julie Nathanson (The Zeta Project, Beverly Hills 90210) as Silver Banshee and Jewelee, and Jim Pirri (Injustice 2) as Vandal Savage & Vertigo.
Other Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay voice cast members include Greg Grunberg (Heroes) as Steel Maxum, Dave Fennoy (Batman: Arkham Knight) as Blockbuster & Tobias Whale, Cissy Jones (Firewatch) as Knockout, Natalie Lander (The Middle) as Darma, Trevor Devall (Johnny Test) as Punch, Dave Boat (Family Guy, The Good Dinosaur) as Harvey Dent/Two-Face, and Matthew Mercer (Critical Role, Batman: Bad Blood) as Savage Gunman.
Producer Sam Liu (Gotham by Gaslight, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract) also directs Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay from a script by co-producer Alan Burnett (Justice League vs. Teen Titans).

THIS IS US Actor Ron Cephas Jones Cast in SHAZAM! as The Wizard

Actor Ron Cephas Jones, who you might recognize from This is Us, Mr. Robot and Luke Cage has joined the cast of director David F. Sandberg's upcoming DC film Shazam!  According to The Wrap, he will take on the role of The Wizard, which is a perfect character for him to play!

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The Wizard is the mysterious figure who "bestows all the powers on a teenage Billy Batson (Asher Angel) so that he can magically transform into a fully adult-size superhero (Zachary Levi)."

In the comics, The Wizard is an ancient being and the last surviving member of a council of wizards who must find a champion to battle the evil Black Adam.

The movie also stars Mark Strong, who is set to play the villain, Doctor Sivana. Some of the other cast members include Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Ian Chen and Jovan Armand. They will play Billy’s friends that live in a group home with him.

Shazam! will be released in theaters on April 5, 2019.

Sylvester Stallone Shares The Very First Poster For ROCKY Which Was Hand Drawn

If you're a fan of Sylvester Stallone's 1976 classic film Rocky, I've got a cool little treat for you today. Stallone recently shared the very first poster ever created for the movie and it is a hand drawn piece done by poster artist Tom Jung. This is the only copy of this poster that exists and it's pretty damn cool. The filmmaker went on to say that no one other than himself has seen this poster art for 42 years. I'm happy that he decided to share it with the world. You can see the full poster below which also features numerous other characters and scenes from the film, including Adrian, Mickey, and the iconic scene of Rocky running through the streets.

Very very very rare! Believe it or not this was the first poster ever made for the first ROCKY… Hand drawn.! This is the ONLY one in existence !!!! No one but me,has seen this in 42 years! The artist is the incredible TOM JUNG. Thanks Frank @frank.stallone

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New Photos From PACIFIC RIM UPRISING Tease a Jaeger Vs. Jaeger Showdown

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Thanks to Total Film, we have a few new images to share with you for Pacific Rim Uprising along with their magazine cover. One interesting thing that the photo above points out is that the Jaegers won't just be fighting giant Kaiju monsters... they'll be fighting each other. Why? I have no idea. Maybe there's another group with Jaegers that want to protect and help the Kaiju. Regardless of why we will see some Jaeger vs. Jaeger action, it's going to be a lot of fun watching them fight! 

The globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was only a prelude to the all-out assault on humanity in Pacific Rim Uprising.
John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous “Kaiju.” Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy by his estranged sister, Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi)—who is leading a brave new generation of pilots that have grown up in the shadow of war. As they seek justice for the fallen, their only hope is to unite together in a global uprising against the forces of extinction.
Jake is joined by gifted rival pilot Lambert (The Fate of the Furious’ Scott Eastwood) and 15-year-old Jaeger hacker Amara (newcomer Cailee Spaeny), as the heroes of the PPDC become the only family he has left. Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the earth, they will set course for a spectacular all-new adventure on a towering scale.

The film is being directed by Steven S. DeKnight (Netflix’s Daredevil, STARZ’s Spartacus) and also stars Jing Tian, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona and Charlie Day.

 Pacific Rim: Uprising opens in theaters on March 23, 2018. 

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The PS4 Pro Bundle For MONSTER HUNTER WORLD Is Coming To The West

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Good news to all Monster Hunter fans in the US as Sony just announced that they will be releasing a special-edition version of the PS4 Pro that will be bundled with the upcoming Monster Hunter World, which will also be available in Canada and Europe. 

This new PS4 Pro, called the Rathalos edition, will feature a Monster Hunter World theme, that showcases a greyed out version of the game’s enemy, Rathalos, and will also include a gold logo of the game. The front of the system is filled with gold symbols that will hold special significance in the game. Furthermore, the limited edition DualShock 4 wireless controller, will be sporting a darker shade of maroon designed with black and gold elements to complement the PS4 Pro’s design. Check out the images of the bundle below:

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The Monster Hunter themed PS4 Pro, will be bundled with a physical copy of the game and some digital content that includes an awesome PS4 theme and two bonuses in-game, the Origin armor set, and Fair Wind charm. The bundle will be available at the launch of the game for $450, which is slightly cheaper if you get a regular PS4 Pro and a copy of Monster Hunter World. You should note that the game features better graphical and performance enhancements when played on a PS4 Pro, so if you’re thinking of upgrading your system in time to play Monster Hunter World, then getting the bundle would be the sensible choice. 

However, if you’re planning to purchase the bundle in the US, know that it can only be bought in GameStop as it is exclusive to the retailer. Sony also mentioned via the PlayStation Blog that quantities will be “very limited” so preorder early if you plan to get the special PS4 Pro bundle on January 26, when Monster Hunter World hits the shelves. 

As the game is only a few days away from release, be sure to check out the final beta for Monster Hunter World to give you a glimpse of what the full game will be like. Monster Hunter World will be available on January 26 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a PC version of the game will follow later this year. 

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Details Revealed About Leonardo DiCaprio’s Character in Tarantino’s Manson Family Movie

We're learning more and more about Quentin Tarantino‘s highly anticipated Manson Family movie. The movie still doesn't have an official title but the Pulp Fiction director recently cast Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role, and there are signs that point to Margot Robbie joining the production next. But now we're learning some possible info about DiCaprio’s character.

Since Tarantino walked away from long-time producers The Weinstein Company, Sony eventually landed the film. We then learned that DiCaprio will play “a male TV actor who’s had one hit series and his looking for a way to get into the film business.” Now, we have even more potential details about DiCaprio’s character.

Deadline recently reported a whole bunch of new info about DiCaprio’s role, and the movie in general:

What he plays, more specifically, is an actor who had his own Western show, Bounty Law, that ran on the air from 1958 to 1963. His attempt to transition to movies didn’t work out and in 1969 — the film is set at the height of hippy Hollywood movement– he’s guesting on other people’s shows while contemplating going to Italy which has become a hotbed for low-budget Westerns.

DiCaprio playing an aging Western actor could be considered a call-back to the previous film Leo worked with Tarantino on Django Unchained. It’ll also be interesting to see DiCaprio playing a character who is considered past-his-prime. 

The report describes the film as a “Pulp Fiction-esque tapestry of Los Angeles during the summer of the Manson murders,” and that Tarantino is about to “get busy with casting.”

Tom Cruise has also been rumored as another possible cast member for the film, and there’s also a rumor floating around that Tarantino wants Al Pacino in the film as well. Wow, could you imagine DiCaprio, Cruise and Pacino all in the same movie?  

What do you think? 

JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 Director Confirmed and Info on The Returning Cast

John Wick: Chapter 3 is inching closer to production! We have some new information on the film thanks to That Hashtag Show. We already know that Keanu Reeves will be back to kick some ass as he fights to survive the army of assassins that will be out to kill him.

We've now learned that John Wick: Chapter 2 director Chad Stahelski will return for this next chapter of the franchise and that he will start shooting it on March 1st in New York City with additional filming possibly taking place in Spain and Russia.

As far as the rest of the cast goes, it's being reported that Common will return as Cassian, Laurence Fishburne will be back as the Bowery King, and Ruby Rose set to return as  Ares. you can bet your ass that Ian McShane will return as well. 

There's also going to be a few new characters introduced including the main antagonist, who is said to be the head of a Japanese crime syndicate. That character will be played by Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine, Avengers 4). Reeves and Sanada previously appeared together in the 2013 film 47 Ronin. The report goes on to say:

We’ve also been told that there is a yet to be cast female role opposite Reeves. The studio is searching for an actress in her late 20s to early 40s and is open to diverse casting. While we’ve heard that Reeves is keen to bring actress Tilda Swinton into the John Wick franchise, this may NOT be that role.

When previously talking about the film, Stahelski discussed what he wanted to play with in this third chapter, saying:

“We want, not so much to go bigger on the third one, but to show you more of the intricacies of the world… I feel like there are all these different subtleties that I skipped over in Number Two, that I’d like to go back to on [chapter three] and show you the inner workings of different parts of New York. So rather than massive set pieces, I’d like to show you cooler and more intricate ones… I think it would be a mistake budget wise and creatively to just go big and blow up a freeway. That’s not our gig. That’s a comic book or a Bond gig. We want to show you cool and intricate details. What are those little details in everyday life? Hopefully – we make people look at garbage collectors and cleaner vans and homeless people a little differently now.”

John Wick: Chapter 3 is set to be released in theaters May 17, 2019. As we get closer to production, expect to see more news released on the film in the near future.

Trailer For SHOW DOGS, Which May Be Will Arnett’s Newest Low Point

Will Arnett is a fantastic comedic actor and has been in some amazing shows and films including Arrested Development, Monsters vs. Aliens, The LEGO Movie, and LEGO Batman. He’s also been in some duds such as Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies. His latest film is called Show Dogs and it may be a new low in his career. The question is, does it reach the point of so bad it’s good? Well, I’m not sure it has great odds of that considering the director is Raja Gosnell who brought us the live-action Scooby-Doo movies, The Smurfs, and Beverly Hills Chihuahua and those tend to miss the mark. Now, if you’re a fan of those movies, Show Dogs looks like it’ll be right up your alley. Here’s a synopsis:

A macho police dog must learn to become a team player and go under cover to help his human handler thwart an attack on a prestigious dog show.

Alongside Arnett will be the talents of Stanley Tucci, Natasha Lyonne, Ludacris, and Shaquille O'Neal. Are you looking forward to this film, or do you think it’s a low point for Arnett?

Show Dogs will be released May 18, 2018.