Brad Pitt To Star In ‘Dark Void’ Adaptation? Maybe, But Not Likely
November 22nd, 2009 at 11:06 am
Reports have been coating the Internet over the past few days that a new movie is being made based on the multi-platform video game, Dark Void, and that mega-star Brad Pitt could possibly star in the lead role. Reliance Entertainment and Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment have officially acquired the rights to the property and are currently developing the idea.
There’s a tiny bit of a problems with stories like this, however, as none of it is nearly as likely as it sounds through the eyes. First, and most importantly, is the fact thatDark Void is a video game that no one knows much about yet — it could be the greatest game ever made, it could be the worst ever made; no one will really know until the game is released in January. The two studios will do their best to develop a good strategy, for sure, but until they see how it does and how the story plays to audiences, this is still a project that might not even happen.
Then there’s the Pitt element. I personally have trouble believing that we’re going to see Brad Pitt starring in a video game adaptation — especially with how game-based movies have fared over time. I suppose there is the small chance that they’ll have a great story to tell and brilliant plan for their movie that would be fitting for the likes of Pitt, but I would not count on it at all. Pitt is not the best actor ever to live, but we all know his status and the projects he does, so him starring in this sounds about as likely as Russell Crowe starring in the possible Dead Space movie.
Dark Void is a new science fiction adventure that tells the story of a cargo pilot and a group of other humans who crash in the Bermuda Triangle, which transports them to a parallel universe. In this universe, an alien species that was thought to be extinct still lives and they must fight the aggressive creatures off to survive.
First things first: let’s see how this game looks and plays before we go getting excited about a movie.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 23:08:35 GMT by: quietearth
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Did someone say Samurai Jack? You mean that badass cartoon where a samurai fights evil and is thrown forward in time? Yes, we did, and it looks like Samurai Jack will be coming to the big screen and IMDB has it tentatively set for 2011. The "2D/stereoscopic 3D production" will be written and directed by series creator Genndy Tartakovsky.To boot, it's being developed at Paramount Pictures with Bad Robot and it looks like JJ Abrams will be a co-producer.
Don't know what you're missing? You can watch the intro and a cool clip after the break. via Wild Grounds and Frederator.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Five years after a tragic fire and a spate of brutal murders, a sinister shadow has fallen upon the people of the small coastal town of Sandpoint. Rumors of goblin armies and wrathful monsters in forgotten ruins have set the populace on edge.
Only a group of unlikely young heroes can prevent the people of Sandpoint from becoming...
Written and Directed by Tom Beckett
Join the staff and students of da Vinci Arts Middle School - the distinct and unique Portland public school dedicated to creative minds and the fulfillment of artistic potential - as they bring to life the fabled game of Dungeons and Dragons as an original theatrical work, featuring swordplay, goblin battles, romance and adventures of every kind.
November 13th and 14th 7:00 PM.
November 20th and 21st 7:00 PM
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Based upon "Burt Offerings,"
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MAD MAX TO THUNDER BACK
Tom Hardy is to play the lead in Mad Max Fury Road
Sunday November 8,2009
BRITISH actor Tom Hardy is stepping into the shoes of Mel Gibson after being hired to play the lead in Mad Max: Fury Road.
The 31-year-old rising star, who recently won acclaim as Heathcliff in ITV’s Wuthering Heights, will star opposite Oscar winner Charlize Theron in the new post-apocalyptic adventure.
Last night a film insider revealed: “After years of false starts the project is finally going ahead. Warner Bros are financing it and filming starts next year in Australia.”
The new project comes 25 years after the third movie, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, which co-starred Tina Turner. Fury Road will be set shortly after Thunderdome so the hero can remain young.
Gibson became a star on the back of his performance as the “road warrior” in the 1979 original but was not interested in returning to the role, leaving the path clear for Hardy.
The London-born actor came to the attention of Mad Max producer-director George Miller thanks to his roles in Guy Ritchie’s gangster comedy RocknRolla and Bronson, in which he played notorious British prisoner Charles Bronson.
Terence Doyle, editor of British Film Magazine said: “It’s a major coup for Tom, cementing his status as one of our biggest emerging stars.
“He’s a very versatile actor who is convincingly tough and macho but also hugely sensitive and subtle.”
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Group of Lloyd Doblers Take Over NYC For ‘Say Anything’ Release
Posted by Empress Eve | November 3rd, 2009 at 11:14 pm | Trackback
The Doblers, which called themselves “Mobler,” began their adventure at Penn Station and make their way around the city to Washington Square Park and Union Square before ending their journey at Times Square, where the indie band Lloyd Dobler Effect put on an acoustic performance of Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes.”
Check out video from the event here below, and a shot of “Mobler” here at right.
For those of you unfamiliar with Say Anything, it’s the 1989 directorial debut from Cameron Crowe that starred a young John Cusack as Lloyd Dobler, an underachieving high school student in Seattle who falls in love with the beautiful, studious class valedictorian Diane (Ione Skye). The teenagers begin a relationship, but not without complications. In a pivotal moment in the film, a trenchcoat-wearing Lloyd tries to win back Diane by standing outside her window holding up a boombox playing “In Your Eyes.”