Hollywood power couple Roma Downey and Mark Burnett previewed their forthcoming Christian film "Ben-Hur" during a surprise appearance at Mega-Fest in Dallas on Friday.
Described by the notable Christian filmmakers as an "epic" action movie, "Ben-Hur" is based on Lew Wallace's 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ and stars Academy Award-winning actor, Morgan Freeman.
Downey and Burnett, who created the "The Bible" miniseries and the box-office hit "Son of God," told a large crowd at Bishop T.D. Jakes' annual family festival that ultimately the film tells "a story of forgiveness with an underlying story of Jesus." The project, which is the product of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Paramount Pictures, is just the latest in the couple's quest to glorify God through Hollywood entertainment as they continue to be "Hollywood's noisiest Christians." more >>
The big-screen adaptation based on the video game series "Warcraft," won't be in theaters until June 2016, but anticipation for the film is beginning to build up and rightly so. Having been in production since 2006, the movie has changed directors once. But now, with recent information releases, fans are hopeful that this is really it. A report in IGN puts together what is known about the movie so far, from its plot, its setting and its cast.
The movie's director, Duncan Jones, is said to be envisioning the film as some sort of origins story about the root of the conflict between the two races, the humans and the Orcs. According to the report, Jones wants to "show both sides of the conflict equally so that audiences will feel torn about which to root for." This apparently is also how a player feels when one plays the game. The report also said that the first director, Sam Raimi, had wanted to present only one side of the story but then decided to leave the project after Blizzard opposed his idea.
The report also presented what Jones said are his influences in making the movie. He pointed to "The Dark Knight" as a guideline for showcasing the "war" scenes in the film. As he wants the film to have a PG-13 rating, he said he needs to look for novel ways to show the horrors of violence. In terms of story complexity, Jones said that it will be a "mix between Game of Thrones and Avatar." more >>
Disney, at the recently concluded D23 EXPO 2015, officially revealed the cast of the first "Star Wars" anthology film, "Rogue One." The IGN report mentioned that the upcoming film had received a major "tweak" in its title. Disney has gotten rid of the "Anthology" part and the movie is now simply called "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story."
The first standalone film of "Star Wars" is already in production and according to the report, filming has commenced in London. It will be shown in theaters on December 16, 2016 - a year after "The Force Awakens" is released.
The report called its cast a "unique and diverse" one "by Hollywood standards." Through a slideshow of the different cast members, each one was given a quick introduction about the role that they would play, if known. Essentially, this makes up the group of resistance fighters whose mission is to steal the plans of the Death Star. more >>
Ronda Rousey's popularity extends far from the UFC Octagon.
As the defending bantamweight champion in the women's division, she also holds the distinction as the only woman to ever hold that title.
She sports a 12-0 record and her most recent win over Brazilian Bethe Correia further shows how big of a gap she has with the rest of the women in the division. more >>
If one of the film's stars Ali Larter is to believed, the upcoming installment of the "Resident Evil" franchise, titled "Resident Evil: Final Chapter" will really be the franchise's "final chapter." Larter during an interview was asked if the film was indeed the last one that will be made, she responded simply but firmly: "I know it is."
Larter is reportedly reprising her role as Claire Redfield, one of the original characters in the film series. She joins Mila Jovovich who will return as the lead character, Alice. The film series is based on an action horror video game by Capcom, also of the same title. It is one of the few successful film franchises that actually originated from a video game.
During the interview with IGN, she expressed her thanks to the film's creator, Paul W.S. Anderson for making her a part of the series. This will be her third time appearing in the film series. more >>
After meeting with anti-pornography advocates, major global hotel chain Hilton Worldwide announced that it will no longer include video-on-demand adult entertainment at their facilities.
Hilton, a hospitality company that boasts over 4,300 properties, recently made the announcement that there will be a gradual phasing out of pornographic entertainment at the hotels they own which offer it.
A spokesperson for Hilton provided The Christian Post with the official statement released by the company, which noted that they were "making immediate changes to our global brand standards to eliminate adult video-on-demand entertainment in all our hotels worldwide." more >>