"The Expendables" movie franchise is joining the mobile gaming bandwagon as well. The film's rights owner Lionsgate is working with Millennium Films and Hong Kong-based game developer and publisher Fifth Journey to develop a mobile game for smartphones and tablets based on the action movie franchise, which they announced recently.
The mobile game will released by the studio before the end of 2016, according to a report in Variety. Its release is likely to coincide with the release of the fourth installment of the film franchise. The game will be based on the movie and its characters, which are played by famous action stars such as Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, among others.
"The Expendables" franchise first started in 2010, and has had two sequels in 2012 and in 2014. The franchise has earned a total of over $800 million worldwide. more >>
"God's Not Dead 2: He's Surely Alive," the sequel to the $60 million grossing 2014 film, hits theaters on Easter of 2016 and will feature a slew of cameos from well-known celebrities, including an appearance from "Duck Dynasty" star Sadie Robertson.
Robertson will follow in the footsteps of her parents, Willie and Korie, who made a cameo in the original "God's Not Dead" film.
The sequel to the faith-based mega-hit stars Melissa Joan Hart, who's best known for her roles in the TV series "Clarissa Explains It All" and "Sabrina the Teenage Witch," and actor Jesse Metcalf who made a name himself as the adulterous landscaper on ABC's "Desperate Housewives." more >>
Disney recently announced that they are working on another "Star Wars" spinoff film, this time focusing on the life of smuggler-turned-hero Han Solo. This new spinoff film will be added to the list, which already includes "Star Wars: Rogue One," which is already in the works.
The announcement comes with news that the studio has already found the right man or men to helm this next film. According to a report in Variety, Chris Miller and Phil Lord, who also directed "The Lego Movie" and "21 Jump Street," have already been signed on to helm this next "Star Wars" project.
The standalone film is being written by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan. Lawrence Kasdan has a long history with the "Star Wars" franchise, having written "The Empire Strikes Back," "Return of the Jedi," and most recently "The Force Awakens." Jon Kasdan, aside from being Lawrence's son, has written independent films that came out at the Sundance Film Festival as well as a handful of TV series. more >>
Walt Disney Co. announced this week that the beloved character from Star Wars, Han Solo, will be getting his own stand-alone film which will be directed by the "Lego Movie" film makers.
The currently untitled "Han Solo" film will be released on May 25, 2018, Reuters reported. It will follow the release of the upcoming Star Wars anthology film, "Star Wars: Rogue One," which is slated to hit the cinemas by 2016.
The premise of the movie basically treads on the origin story of the smuggler, made popular by actor Harrison Ford in the first Star Wars trilogy. Ford, meanwhile, will reprise the role in this year's "The Force Awakens." more >>
DeVon Franklin, the Seventh-day Adventist preacher and Hollywood executive, is defending his wife, actress Meagan Good, against critics who've disapproved of her clothing choices throughout the years.
The couple appeared as speakers at the ESSENCE Festival empowerment panel on July 3 where they spoke about overcoming harsh criticism from the church. Good, 33, has not shied away from choosing clothing options with a plunging neckline or exposed skin and admitted to being upset with her critics from the church after receiving their negative feedback.
Hasbro and Lionsgate are working on a live-action adaptation of the ever popular board game "Monopoly." After a failed attempt to make a movie that was intended to be a "real estate market satire" to be directed by Ridley Scott, they are planning to make a family-adventure film. The project has found a writer. Oscar-nominated writer Andrew Niccol was recently announced as the one penning the script for this adaptation.
Niccol is known for his work in "The Truman Show," "Gattaca" and "Good Kill." He has not done any work in the family-adventure genre though. The adaptation is said to be patterned with other family-adventure films like "The Goonies," according to the report.
The report also mentioned the possibility of Niccol directing the film, but this has not been confirmed by Lionsgate. Even without a director and an official cast, Lionsgate and Hasbro have made it clear that will Niccol on board, the project is moving forward. more >>