Adam Sandler will star in and produce four films that will be available exclusively on Netflix.
Netflix announced the deal Wednesday, stating that Sandler's films consistently rank among among the most viewed by Netflix members worldwide. No timetable was given for the release of the films, however it was noted that this deal won't include any of Sandler's current film commitments.
The director of Dracula Untold has revealed that it's possible for the film to be incorporated into the shared Monsters Universe, currently being developed by Universal Pictures.
The film's director, Gary Shore, told IGN that while potential sequels were discussed ahead of shooting the film, the notion of a shared universe for all of Universal's classic Monsters wasn't on the radar.
"The monster universe thing evolved later on," says Shore. "So the film doesn’t really adhere to those rules. It isn’t really tied into that. I don’t want to give away what happens in the film. It’s optional for them if they want to use it as that launching pad."
Shore went on to speak about the project and what Universal is undertaking.
William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy! Back together in their old Starfleet duds for the first time since 1991’s Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country! It sounds too good to be true for fans… And in fact, it is.
The recent report that Shatner and Nimoy are in the current draft of Roberto Orci’s Star Trek 3 script certainly has some longtime Star Trek devotees excited, as does Shatner’s subsequent confirmation that he has indeed talked to producer J.J. Abrams about being in the film. And while the third entry in the rebooted series is still in the scripting and development stages, the report indicates that “this appearance
2002’s Resident Evil remake lives again! Like any good zombie genre film, the original survival horror classic holds a special place in the hearts of hardcore fans. But only a small pool of players enjoyed the infamous REmake on GameCube, an excellent top-to-bottom recreation that flipped the well-known elements of the 1996 original into an even harder game. Revered as one of the greatest survival horror experiences ever made, Capcom has decided to remaster this ambitious game and release it for the latest round of consoles and the PC in early 2015. So far, the results are a tantalizing reminder of the genre’s early days.
Argentinian developer Senscape has acquired the license for video games based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft. The first project will be an adventure game adapted from the writer's only novel, The Case of Charles Dexter Ward.
While several video games have previously tapped into Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos, an official license has never before been granted to a developer. The story follows Charles Dexter Ward, who is investigating the mysterious exploits of his ancestor, Joseph Curwen, who became notorious for lurking in graveyards, conducting strange experiments, and never showing signs of ageing. Ward begins to reproduce some of Curwen's experiments, and from thereon, things becomes very weird.
Mortal Kombat X has revealed which fighter's set to fill out another slot in its roster - the nefariously tattooed Quan Chi.
A new trailer, which you can see above, shows off the three different fighting styles you'll be able to choose between.
Opting for the Sorcerer variation grants you the ability to cast powerful spells that occupy targeted areas or increase your strength, while the Warlock variation can open dark portals, extending attacks and special moves to create unpredictable combos. Finally, the Summoner variation has the ability to summon a beast from the NetherRealm to help him out in Kombat.
Personally, my favourite bit's the demonic goat.
Mortal Kombat X is, as you can probably guess, the tenth instalment in NetherRealm's long-running fighting series. We recently caught up with series creator Ed Boon at Gamescom to discuss how Mortal Kombat X will approach story and why it was important to introduce new characters to the series.
ABCs of Death 2 hits VOD today, and to commemorate the occasion, we’ve got our hands on an exclusive pic from the horror anthology’s raunchiest entry – ‘T is for Torture Porn.’
Directed by twisted twin sisters Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska – of American Mary infamy – the short is a brutal and blackly comic attack on the misogyny of the porn industry, and stars Tristan Risk, who also takes centre stage in our still…
Far Cry 4's map may be the same size as the one we got to explore in Far Cry 3, but it also happens to be a lot denser.
That's according to the game's senior level designer Vincent Ouellette, who told IGN at EGX that we should expect the upcoming title to take a lot longer to fully explore compared with last time – thanks to there being so much more to do, coupled with an increase in both highs and lows in terms of the terrain.
"The main world is roughly the same size as Far Cry 3 but it’s a lot more dense in terms of how many activities, points of interest and civilians there are," he said. "On top of that we also have the arena, which you can play indefinitely, and we got the Himalaya missions on top of the mountains, as well as Shangri-La which lets you explore the myths and legends of the beliefs held by the people in Kyrat. So taken all together, the general offering is much bigger.
The "limited series" makes another debut Thursday on FOX with the premiere of Gracepoint, the 10-episode Broadchurch remake that you almost can’t help but compare to Broadchurch — especially with David Tennant playing the lead role in both. The fact that the pilot is nearly scene-for-scene with the original doesn’t help, but we know the two take different paths down the line, with the producers -- including Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall -- promising a different ending. For argument’s sake, let’s approach Gracepoint as a whole new vehicle, and attempt to forget what the original achieved.
The series opens when Tennant's Emmett Carver (yes, they changed the character names from Broadchurch) comes to town and snatches a promotion from up-and-coming Det. Ellie Miller (Anna Gunn). She learns the news upon her return from a two-week vacation, and reacts appropriately — by crying in the ladies washroom. Despite the immediate hostility they quickly learn they must work together for a greater cause when Danny Solano, the best friend of Ellie’s son, is found murdered. Through the remaining episodes, we follow the journey of finding his killer.
An almost 100-year-old Sherlock Holmes film has been discovered by French film archive, Cinémathèque Française.
According to Variety, the silent film stars American actor William Gillette, and is the only surviving flick in which Gillette plays Holmes on camera. Prior to the 1916 movie, Gillette earned renown for his theatrical portrayal of Holmes during the late 1890s and early 1900s. The iconic deerstalker hat and smoking pipe can also be traced back to Gillette's performance.
Warning: This is a spoiler free review, but if you want to genuinely be surprised, go in as blank as possible. Don't watch any clips and wait to read what people are saying about this film until after you see it....
Amazing Amy's vanished, but the real truth is that Amazing Amy never existed at all.
That's not a spoiler. It's really the core of what this film is about. If you haven't read Gillian Flynn's obsessively addictive page turner, then rest assured that Gone Girl is rich with scintillating, fascinating, and ultimately gut-wrenching twists, but never do we discover that it's all been some elaborate Kafkaesque nightmare or the fantasy of an unhinged mind. Though, minds are indeed unhinged.
A new update to Blizzard's Battle.net launcher suggests we're closer than ever to seeing the older Warcraft RTS titles working on modern PCs.
MMO-Champion reports a new background and icons for Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne have been added to the launcher, though no other support has been added at this time. Seeing as Blizzard revealed last year a team is hard at work on bringing the older strategy games to modern PCs, it certainly seems they may be entering the final stages of their quest.
Sony is raising the cost of a PS Plus subscription in select regions including South Africa, Ukraine, Russia, Turkey and India.
Multiple IGN readers tipped us off to the move, which Sony has since confirmed, citing "market conditions" while promising "currently, price adjustments are not being planned for PS Plus in the SCEA
When we asked Sony whether the UK or EU should expect any changes, we were told "Customers will be notified of any price adjustments for their subscription services but there is nothing to announce at this time."
Particularly worrying is the fact that South African subscribers were given just 24 hours notice of the change, after which the cost of a three-month subscription jumped 51 percent from R145 to R219 ($12.88 to $19.46), with a year-long subscription rising 53 percent from R489 to R749 ($43.45 to $66.55). Hopefully more notice will be given should a similar move happen elsewhere.
Telltale Games has announced The Walking Dead: Season One will hit PS4 and Xbox One in North America on October 14th. The Walking Dead: Season Two will follow a week later in North America on October 21st (the second season will also be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 on this date). Meanwhile, in Europe, both seasons will be released simultaneously on October 24th.
For Vita owners, November 4th will also mark the first time Season Two will be made available for purchase in stores.
Each season bundles together five episodes, with Season One also bundling in the special sixth episode, 400 Days, which tells the story behind the initial outbreak.
Telltale is currently working with Gearbox on Tales From The Borderlands and a new episodic series based on Game of Thrones, for which we recently received a little teaser.
Pokemon X & Y players will be able to get their hands on a Super Size Pumpkaboo this October to celebrate Halloween.
Currently only confirmed for Europe, though we've reached out for information on other territories, the 'mon will be given away via Nintendo Network and comes with both the Trick-or-Treat and Scary Face moves, and will also be holding a Rocky Helmet.
For those not in the know, Pumpkaboo comes in four sizes, each of which have certain statistical advantages, with the Super Size version offering an increased healthpool. More important than that though is the fact that in order to qualify for the upcoming Trick-or-Treat Friendly Online Competition, you'll need a Super Size Gourgeist in your Battle Box. The easiest way to do this is by getting your hands on the Pumpkaboo and trading him so he evolves.
October seems to be the month that all of the publishers decided to roll out their new stuff because this week is absolutely packed with debuts. There's Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier #1, Gotham Academy #1, The Flash: Season Zero #1, a new Green Lantern crossover called Godhead, a new creative team for Green Arrow, Lobo #1, Guardians 3000 #1, Men of Wrath #1 from Jason Aaron, Cutter #1, and Armor Hunters: Aftermath #1. Phew!
All that and we also got the next chapter of The Death of Wolverine.
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Another possible PlayStation 4 bundle has surfaced online, this time featuring upcoming creative platformer LittleBigPlanet 3.
Listings are currently visible on both the UK and Spanish versions of the site, though only the UK one has pricing and a release date, listed as £386.78 and November 21 respectively. Seeing as the game is expected in the UK on November 19, it all sounds plausible. As always though, we've reached out to Sony for clarification on whether this is legit and also whether other territories should expect to see it.
Let’s get this out of the way – Men of Wrath is not for everyone. It’s brutal and unforgiving in nature, and unapologetically so, creators Jason Aaron and Ron Garney delivering a true warts and all tale that’s as bleak as it is utterly captivating. It offers a hard look at a hard man, and while the book reads decidedly simple, it leaves your emotions feeling anything but.
Ira Rath is not a good man. This much is clear pretty much instantly, Aaron introducing his lead in a shocking opening sequence that would make Cormac McCarthy wince. Even worse, there’s not an ounce of ceremony to his introduction, no hint of crazy or menace. It just is what it is, and that pretty much sums up Men of Wrath to a tee. Aaron makes no apologies for the events that take place, offers no hint to his characters’ motivations or drive, instead allowing us to see his world for what it is, not why. This less is more approach is wonderfully unsettling, made even more so when the plot takes a sudden, if not entirely unexpected, turn.
With interest in the Guardians of the Galaxy at an absurd, box office shattering high, Marvel's decision to bring back the original bearers of the Guardian name seems like a no-brainer. Unfortunately, the book's pre-existing continuity and exhaustive backstory proves somewhat overwhelming for new readers, making for a debut issue that doesn't quite equal the sum of its parts.
Initially teased way back in issue #14 of the Guardians' current run, creators Dan Abnett and Gerardo Sandoval return to the future to update the original team for the present. Abnett wastes little time diving into the narrative, and that in itself proves instantly problematic. Those unfamiliar with the characters are left to learn on the fly, amidst a raging battle no less, and the script's alien slang and dense narrative makes the initial read through a halting one. Add in a time hopping, gender bending rewind halfway through and you get one initially frustrating read. That being said, the book's plot becomes much clearer after another read through, though it's fair to wonder just how many will give it that second chance.
With a single slice, writer Cullen Bunn seeks to finally sever the connection (and spinal column) shared by the rough and tumble Lobo of old and his shiny, New 52 counterpart. The opening violence serves as a defining statement, essentially saying that, love him or leave him, this Lobo is here to stay.
Much has been said regarding Lobo's cosmetic makeover and overall change in bearing, yet Bunn does his best to prove that there's still one angry and capable bastich under the hood. While definitely more pretty boy prep than grunge metal goliath, Bunn's Lobo still knows his way around a blade, the writer working hard to find interesting ways in which he gets to use it. The book's overall premise is pretty straightforward, Lobo taking on a series of bounties against a group of similarly equipped assassins. There's plenty of blood and evisceration to spare, rendered nicely by Reilly Brown, but whereas old Lobo came off as an unstoppable brute, this new incarnation is noticeably sleeker and more efficient, more code driven than blood thirsty. That's not a bad thing per se, but at times the book's rampant carnage feels out of tune with the Czarnian's more thoughtful, contemplative musings. As such he sometimes feels like two different characters, something that prevents the book from finding a true identity.