The British Broadcasting Company confirmed last Wednesday that it is developing a 90-minute documentary drama on the controversy behind the development of the "Grand Theft Auto" series. BBC also announced that "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe has signed on with the project, together with actor Bill Paxton, according to reports.
The one-off "factual" drama, which has the working title "Game Changer," will look into how the game came to be and who were the people behind its development and eventual success. Daniel Radcliffe will play Sam Houser, the creative genius behind the game and one of Rockstar's co-founders. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Houser, the British co-founder of Rockstar, is primarily responsible not only for popularizing the game series but also for "amping up the violence quotient."
Being the success that it is, the franchise has also received a lot of criticism from parents, politicians and moral campaigners because of its violence and the values it supposedly promotes. The project description says: more >>
Sony Pictures recently announced during the CinemaCon event on Wednesday that an animated film for its popular superhero franchise property, Spider-Man, is coming soon to theaters.
An article from Variety stated that the animated movie, which is scheduled to arrive in cinemas by 2018, will be spearheaded by "The LEGO Movie" and "21 Jump Street" directing duo, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, as its screenplay writer and producer.
"Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, the directors of The Lego Movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and 21 and 22 Jump Street, are taking Spider-Man back to his graphic roots with the first-of-its-kind animated Spider-Man feature, it was announced today at CinemaCon by Tom Rothman, chairman of the Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group. The film will exist independently of the projects in the live-action Spider-Man universe, all of which are continuing," Sony's official press release reads. more >>
Sony Pictures unveiled at their CinemaCon presentation yesterday a logo for the sequel for the 2014 hard-boiled action/thriller, "The Equalizer," aptly titled "The Equalizer 2."
Screen Rant said that the second installment of the film was actually "put into development" even before the first movie came into the theaters on September. Sony's latest announcement further confirmed the news.
Led by prominent actor Denzel Washington, the story, which was loosely based on a 1980 TV series of the same name, reveals the life of agent Robert McCall. more >>
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"Little Boy" Rated PG-13 Running Time: 106 minutes Opens: Friday, April 24 Stars: Jakob Salvati, Michael Rapaport, Emily Watson Directed by Alejandro Monteverde
Alejandro Monteverde risks trivializing faith by likening it to magic in "Little Boy" but manages to appease believers with a powerful lesson about loving thy neighbor. more >>
Audiences got their first look at Johnny Depp in the upcoming Walt Disney film, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales."
An image released by producer Jerry Bruckheimer shows the first official photo of Johnny Depp in the fifth installment of the swashbuckling film franchise, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales."
Bruckheimer teased the photo on his Twitter account Tuesday, showing Depp's character, Jack Sparrow lashed tightly to a mast between two pirates. The director captioned image: "Captain Jack is back, and we're not letting him go." more >>
Ryan Gosling is reported to be in negotiations to join the upcoming sequel of the sci-fi cult classic "Blade Runner." If he signs on, he will be joining Harrison Ford, who is reprising his role as Rick Deckard. Gosling's role, however, is still unknown.
Gosling, who was last seen in "The Place Beyond the Pines," has been notably absent in box office hit movies this past few years. In 2013, he announced that he was taking a temporary break from acting, saying that he had "lost perspective" on what he was doing. During this time, he tried his hand at directing and producing. In 2014, he signed on for "Nice Guys" with Russell Crowe and is currently working on the "The Big Short" with Christian Bale, Steve Carrell and Brad Pitt.
Denis Villeneuve will helm the project for Alcon Entertainment, with the first movie's director, Ridley Scott as executive producer. The sequel's screenplay was written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. The story will still be set in a futuristic, dystopian Los Angeles, but several decades after. The 1982 original film was set in 2019 Los Angeles. Deckard, played by Harrison Ford, was a replicant hunter – a replicant was a bioengineered being. more >>