Another video game is heading for the big screen. This time, it's the Gearbox first-person shooter and role playing game "Borderlands," which has reportedly shipped more than 26 million copies since its release in 2009, which includes the 8 million copies it sold in the past year, according to a report in Variety.
"Borderlands" is being considered as a "tentpole" movie at Lionsgate, with "Spider Man" and "Iron Man" producers Avi and Ari Arad attached as the movie's producers.
The movie is set to exploit the game's sci-fi setting, on a planet named Pandora which has been previously abandoned by Atlas Corporation, a big corporation that was into planet exploration and exploitation primarily in search of advanced alien technology that the corporation can use and replicate. The planet is replete with alien life. Another corporation eventually followed and set up a mining colony on the planet. Placed in this setting are players who can be any of the four characters – a soldier, a hunter, a siren and a berserker. more >>
Some things are just so hard to let go and one of those is the "Frozen" movie. After a very successful animated film in 2013, Queen Elsa and Princess Anna is coming back to the big screen for a sequel which has been confirmed by Disney earlier this year. No doubt that fans, adults and children alike, are excited with what directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee will be serving to the table for them this time.
"Frozen 2" is still a long way and details about the movie are still vague and thin but that's not going to stop fans from finding out what they can. According to Movie News Guide, the voices behind Elsa and Anna, Idina Menzel and Kristin Bell, are going to reprise their roles in the sequel. The source also stated that the possible release date of the animated sequel will be most likely in 2018, probably just enough time for Buck and Lee to get the pieces together.
The live-action movie adaptation of the popular action-adventure video game franchise "Assassin's Creed" is building up the hype as the movie is ramping up production in time for its release in theaters in December 2016. According to a report in IGN, Ubisoft Motion Pictures has shared details, including a photo of the character that will be played by lead Michael Fassbender.
The report cited Yahoo news as their source and according to the report, Fassbender is going to play a new assassin and not an existing assassin character in any of the games in the series, like Desmond Miles or Ezio Auditore da Firenze. A new character was created especially for the movie, going by the name Callum Lynch.
Lynch lives in a modern-day setting, but as the story goes, he eventually finds out that he is a descendant of a secret society of Assassin's. He uses the Animus to go back in time and "relive the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar." As he does this, he gains skills and expertise as an assassin which he needs to fight rival Knights Templar when he goes back to his present-day life. more >>
PHILADELPHIA — Sony Pictures Entertainment has closely linked its upcoming faith-based film "Risen," about the hunt for Jesus Christ's crucified body, to the controversial 2004 blockbuster "The Passion of the Christ," claiming that the thriller picks up where Mel Gibson's top-grossing Christian film leaves off. But like its predecessor was accused by some critics of being anti-Semitic, "Risen" is also facing questions about perceived troublesome portrayals of some of its Jewish characters.
Rich Peluso, senior vice president of Sony's AFFIRM Films faith label, was challenged about depictions of Jewish leaders in "Risen" when, after screening three clips of the film, he opened the floor to questions from a room of religion reporters, some of whom were Jewish, last Thursday at the 2015 Religion Newswriters Association Conference at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia.
Peluso pitched the New Testament-inspired film as a fresh, never-before-seen big screen retelling of what happened to Jesus Christ's crucified body after it disappeared from its burial tomb. The first century story is seen primarily from the perspective of Roman military officer Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), who is "on the detective assignment of all time: to disprove news of Jesus' resurrection." more >>
The Christian drama "War Room," by filmmakers Alex and Stephen Kendrick, earned $11 million in its box-office debut over the weekend despite playing in only 1,135 theaters. It was placed No. 2 behind "Straight Outta Compton," which earned $13.2 million, but after playing in 3,142 locations.
The faith-based film on the power of prayer, which hit theaters Friday, marks the highest debut for the Kendrick brothers, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The N.W.A saga "Straight Outta Compton" remained at the No. 1 spot for the third consecutive weekend. However, "War Room" averaged $9,360 in 1,135 theaters, as compared to $4,125 in 3,142 theaters for "Straight Outta Compton," according to The Warp. more >>
"Woodlawn," a faith-based sports film set to release in October that stars Sean Astin and Jon Voight, tells the true story of the Woodlawn High School football team in Birmingham, Alabama, giving their lives to Christ during desegregation in the 1970s.
Among the parties involved is NFL great Tony Nathan who is played by Caleb Castille.
A new trailer for the upcoming film oozes the Gospel and depicts the burning of crosses and mixing of black and white players at a time when racial tensions in the south were extremely high. more >>