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Hideo Kojima tells fans what they should expect from his upcoming Death Stranding movie, and we should probably expect something weird.
Pop culture and gaming icon Hideo Kojima is finally making a movie. The project is based on his new Death Stranding franchise, but it won't be a big-budget action flick. Instead, Kojima is going for a smaller-scale indie type of experience that should ensure he retains a lot of creative freedom, which is something that Kojima needs in order to really bring his visions to life. It helps tremendously that Kojima has partnered with Hammerstone Studios, who brought movies like Barbarian to life.
In a recent interview with IGN, Kojima says that he isn't necessarily interested in making a lot of money. This is a passion project from him and his team, and making a film is something he's always wanted to do. Kojima says he passed on pitches from studios who wanted a blockbuster movie--but Kojima wants to keep things arthouse.
Netflix has just released a new trailer for The Witcher: Blood Origin, a new prequel that explores the inception of Andrzej Sapkowski's mythical fantasy world.
Right now is not a good time for Witcher transmedia. Henry Cavill, who dedicated himself to the role of Geralt of Rivia as a Witcher franchise superfan, recently left the show amid reports that the writers did not respect the source material written by author Andrzej Sapkowski. Much to the extreme dismay of fans, Cavill has been replaced by Liam Hemsworth who will now portray Geralt in season 4.
We're getting more Witcher content before season 4 releases, though. Gamers will soon get to experience The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC with new high-level optimizations, features, and tweaks. Then 10 days later, Netflix will release a new TV series called Blood Origin, which is expected to depict the Conjunction of the Spheres event that helped shape the current monster-ridden landscape of Geralt's era.
HBO has released a new official trailer for its upcoming The Last of Us television series that's set to premiere next month.
HBO just dropped an action-packed 2-minute trailer for the anticipated The Last of Us show that reveals some interesting tidbits on what to expect. Bella Ramsey and Pedro Pascal give dramatic performances in the footage, which depicts everything from all-out explosive mayhem, cruel and merciless factions like the Fireflies militia, a very armed, very serious, and well-maned Nick Offerman, and some fearsome clickers.
One notable segment confirms that The Last of Us' Left Behind DLC will be portrayed in the series, showing Ellie and Riley goofing off at the mall. This should bring some much-needed levity and light-heartedness to the brutal violence of the post-apocalyptic world. Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann is directly involved with The Last of Us TV series and has even directed an episode of the show.
The collapse of FTX is being felt worldwide by thousands of users, and while the fiasco is far from complete, the sequence of events is already attractive enough for Amazon to want to get involved.
Amazon has confirmed that it has partnered with the Russo Brothers production studio AGBO to create a new TV series based on the collapse of the world's second-largest cryptocurrency exchange. The Russo Brothers, best known for their work with Marvel, directing titles such as Avengers: Infinity War, Captain America: Civil War, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Avengers: Endgame. Amazon is pushing for the duo to direct the series, with the studio also confirming that "Hunters" creator David Weil is writing the pilot.
In a statement, the brothers explained that the collapse of FTX and its filed bankruptcy is "one of the most brazen frauds ever committed" and that the story behind it is multidimensional, touching on many aspects across a wide range of different sectors. Furthermore, the Russos said that at the center "of it all sits an extremely mysterious figure with complex and potentially dangerous motivations. We want to understand why."
Netflix's video game adaptations continue with a new series of Gears of War shows and films.
Today the Gears of War franchise celebrates its 16th anniversary with a big announcement: The series is expanding to the big screen. Netflix today announced that it is adapting the Gears of War shooter franchise into a series of multimedia content including a live action feature film and another separate animated series.
The feature length film will be be based on the first Gears of War game released in 2006, and Netflix is working closely with Microsoft's first-party Xbox game developer team at The Coalition to ensure the adaptation is as authentic as possible.
Netflix has just launched its new Basic with Ads tier, the lowest-priced ad-supported plan the company announced back in November, and is now live in 12 countries.
The new "Basic with Ads" costs $6.99 per month and is available in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Spain, the UK, and the US. But, how long are the ads you ask? Well, Netflix explains the ads will be 15 or 30 seconds long and will play before and during TV shows and movies.
Nothing else is changing, so you'll still get all of the goodies in the form of TV shows and movies that Netflix has in its catalog on the new ad-supported "Basic with Ads" tier, but what will change is that the video quality will be up to 720p (that's both for the Basic with Ads, and the current Basic plan).
HBO has revealed exactly when in 2023 the new The Last of Us show adaptation will premiere on its HBO Max subscription.
The new dramatic The Last of Us TV show will start airing on January 15, 2023 exclusively on HBO Max, the streamer today announced. The news comes shortly after the service accidentally leaked the air date--which was quickly deleted, but not quick enough to spread across the internet.
The show was produced closely with original series visionary Neil Druckmann at Naughty Dog, the video game studio that developed the 25 million-strong franchise, and Sony's new PlayStation Productions business unit responsible for helping translate its game IPs into feature-length films and TV shows.
Netflix has announced that they're making The Witcher S4 but without Henry Cavill, as he's leaving the show and will be replaced with Liam Hemsworth.
Cavill has been absolutely stellar in the role of Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher on Netflix, but now Thor's brother -- Chris Hemsworth plays Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe -- and now his brother, Liam Hemsworth, will fill the boots of Geralt of Rivia on The Witcher starting in Season 4.
The news comes right on the heels of Cavill announcing that he's coming back as Superman... and then days later Cavill is finished with The Witcher for Netflix. I guess he's just spared up a hell of a lot of time for another Superman movie, given how Warner Bros. has an "intense desire" for Henry Cavill's Superman in a Man of Steel sequel... days later, Cavill was confirmed to be playing Superman again.
It only took a few days for Black Adam to enjoy a huge opening weekend, for Henry Cavill to confirm he's coming back as Superman.
It has been nearly 13 years since Cavill was confirmed as Clark Kent / Kal-El / Superman, with his debut kicking off in Man of Steel and then a few years later in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, both directed by Zack Snyder. After that was the absolute mess of Josstice League (Joss Whedon, the director of The Avengers) after he stepped in and took over, wiping away Snyder's work after his daughter took her own life and he stepped away from the movie.
WB screwed Snyder and Cavill (and many other cast members over in the process) but now he's back... Cavill has taken to his personal Instagram to announce the news, explaining: "I wanted to make it official - I am back as Superman. I wanted to thank you guys most of all, thank you for your support, and thank you for your patience, I promise it will be rewarded".
Superman has been in limbo for a few years now, with Henry Cavill's iteration of the character starting out in Man of Steel back in 2013, and then again in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016. The highly controversial theatrical mess "Justice League" shouldn't even count, while Cavill's last movie as Superman was in Zack Snyder's Justice League.
Man of Steel 2 is something that should've been greenlit immediately after Man of Steel's success in 2013, but Warner Bros. pushed towards the directions of "OMG Marvel" and greenlit Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice instead. The rest is history, with WB screwing over major members of the cast as well as director Zack Snyder during a time of darkness in his life.
Fast forward to 2022 and we have The Rock starring in Black Adam, which is injecting a much-needed injection of life into the DCEU and fast-tracking Henry Cavill's Superman back into the DC movies. The Rock has personally met with Cavill over the years as friends, as he's wanted to play Black Adam for 15+ years now, and ultimately wants to fight the strongest character in the universe: Superman.