It was quite the blow to Quentin Tarantino fans when The Hateful Eight's script leaked online, provoking the director to contemplate abandoning the film. Now, however, it seems there may be a chance he has reconsidered that idea.
Tarantino held a live reading of The Hateful Eight's screenplay in front of an enthusiastic audience on Saturday, where he announced that he's working on additional drafts. "I am working right now on a second draft," he told the packed crowd. "This is the first draft.”
Tarantino explained that the audience present at the reading, all of whom had paid $150-$200 per ticket, would be the only ones to witness the fifth chapter -- entitled “Black Night, White Hell” -- in its current form, since it will be either rewritten or removed completely from the story's final draft.
HBO has renewed comedy series Veep and Silicon Valley for a fourth and second season, respectively. The announcement comes shortly after the two-season pickup of Game of Thrones.
Freshman entry Silicon Valley made its debut on April 6, after the season premiere of ratings powerhouse Game of Thrones. The Mike Judge series about a group of would-be entrepreneurs currently has five episodes left in its eight-episode first season.
BioWare has revealed the box art for Dragon Age Inquisition.
The imagery shows the protagonist, the Inquisitor, channeling the energies of the Fade, which fans know as the alternate realm outside Thedas separated by the magical Veil.
Let us know in the comments what you think of the box art, and check out the IGN wiki for everything we know about Dragon Age Inquisition.
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With less than two months until E3, the trademark applications continue piling up for Microsoft, which filed a listing for "Eden Falls" with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on April 16.
Spotted on NeoGAF, Microsoft's application for "Eden Falls" doesn't reveal too much information, other than the fact that the trademark is for "entertainment services, namely, providing an online computer game." But there is a blog for an Eden Falls game, purportedly a sci-fi RPG made by Brimstone Interactive. Contradicting that information, though, is an Eden Falls Twitter account that lists Lift London as the developer, a Microsoft studio known for making games on tablets and smartphones.
The sequel for NES Remix, the popular series that strips classic Nintendo games into bit-sized challenges, is out this week on Nintendo's Wii U eShop. Since Virtual Console games are a main tie-in for NES Remix, and most games of these vintage games are available on both Wii U and 3DS, IGN asked series director Koichi Hayashida why Nintendo chose to develop the series for its home console only.
“One of the easiest ways to answer that is to say, 'I was working on 3D World, which was developed on Wii U. So I was already familiar with the system's architecture and developing for that platform lent itself to the early stages of the project,” Hayashida told IGN. “But, if you step into the shadows a bit more, in order to accomplish what we wanted with NES Remix, and get the effect we wanted out of it and the value that we wanted it to have, we needed some more machine power.”
When it comes to Xbox One, the news for Microsoft has been mixed. On one hand, the console has shipped five million units, putting it well ahead of average shipped numbers at the six month point of a console's lifecycle (it's behind only PlayStation 4 and Wii, historically). More good news came for Microsoft when it was revealed that Titanfall was March, 2014's best-selling game.
But that good news is mixed with bad news. While Microsoft has shipped five million Xbox One units, Sony has sold to consumers over seven million PS4s. Titanfall may have outsold Infamous: Second Son in March, but PlayStation 4 outsold Xbox One at the same time.
If you're a fan of the Tales series, you've likely wondered if Tales of Hearts R and/or Tales of Innocence R would ever see the light of day in the west. Last week, we brought you word of a leak from GameStop that indicated Tales of Hearts R would indeed be coming westward. Today, we can confirm it.
The Assassin's Creed franchise has exceeded sales of 73 million, according to newly released figures from publisher/developer Ubisoft.
Ubisoft's second-best-selling franchise, Just Dance, has sold more than 48 million units. Three three Tom Clancy franchise -- Splinter Cell, Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon -- come in third, fourth and fifth, respectively.
The Assassin's Creed franchise sold 60 million units as of the last official numbers released. The franchise's most recent title, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, released last October, has actually achieved lower sales than its predecessor. The next title, Assassin's Creed: Unity, is expected by the end of the year.
Oscar-winner Tom Hanks is set to star in a Cold War-era film that, according to The Wrap, Steven Spielberg might direct.
An "individual familiar with the project" told The Wrap that this film is one of several that Spielberg is currently developing for his next directing gig, and that Hanks' involvement may push it to the head of the line as the two of them have notably collaborated together on many films and projects such as Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me If You Can, and (as co-executive producers on) Band of Brothers and The Pacific.
Hanks' role in the untitled movie is that of James Donovan - "a prominent American attorney enlisted by the CIA during the Cold War to slip behind the Iron Curtain and negotiate the release of Gary Powers, a pilot captured when his U-2 spy plane was shot down over Russia."
For a character who began life as a hyper-violent riff on Superman, Supreme has enjoyed a surprisingly long, successful stint in comics. This is thanks in no small part to creator Rob Liefeld's decision to turn the series over to Alan Moore in the late '90s. Moore revamped Supreme into an homage to Silver Age Superman, deconstructing superhero tropes, examining the nature of fiction, and winning an Eisner award along the way.
And in the wake of recent revamps of series like Prophet and Glory, it seems Liefeld is looking to another popular writer to reboot Supreme for a new generation. This time, the task has fallen to Warren Ellis. Ellis will team with artist Tula Lotay (Elephantmen) to deliver a new take on Supreme. Their collaboration will begin in July's Supreme: Blue Rose #1.
The PlayStation 4 era is still very young, but in support of the new console, Sony hasn't been shy in releasing (and showing off) new IP. The console launched with a new franchise in the form of Knack, Driveclub is on the horizon, and The Order: 1886 is slated to come out this year.
And if two new trademark filings are any indication, two more, all-new franchises are in the works. Whether they're for PlayStation 4 or PlayStation Vita, of course, remains to be seen.
A sleuth at NeoGAF uncovered two new trademark filings from the database of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, both tied to Sony Computer Entertainment America, that were filed in mid-April of this year.
Speaking with IGN about the Deus Ex movie, director Scott Derrickson said, “It’s still alive and I’m still involved as director.” However, he has “no idea” when the film will enter pre-production.
The Deus Ex film is “going through some more rewrites right now,” Derrickson continued, as “it’s a tricky script to get just right.”
When asked if the film is related to Eidos Montreal’s next game, Deus Ex Universe, Derrickson said “No, the script that we wrote was clearly based on the Human Revolution game,” but noted “the upcoming games, the progression of games, there’s a little bit that filtered into the script, but not a lot.”
UPDATE: Nike spokespeople speaking to Recode have denied CNET's claims that it would discontinue the FuelBand hardware line, but confirmed that it has laid off a portion of its staff. In the very same report, however, the site's sources say the future of the line is still uncertain, with the company potentially clearing out FuelBand inventory before determining how to proceed with wearable tech.
Nike is reportedly discontinuing its FuelBand line of wearable hardware, with up to 55 people laid off in the process, according to a confidential source.
We chatted with Game of Thrones' Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and supermodel Kate Upton last week about their new romantic comedy The Other Woman, which also stars Leslie Mann and Cameron Diaz. The Nick Cassavetes-directed movie follows three very different women -- Diaz, Mann and Upton -- who all discover they're involved with the name man (Coster-Waldau). The trio, who should be enemies, instead join forces to make sure this philanderer gets his comeuppance.
Coster-Waldau plays the white collar philanderer Nick, while Upton makes her feature film acting debut as Amber, the youngest, hottest and most innocent of the three women. Here's what the actors had to say to IGN about their characters and making the movie during two separate one-on-one chats last week in Los Angeles.
Naughty Dog art director Nate Wells has left the company for The Unfinished Swan studio Giant Sparrow.
Wells, who worked on The Last of Us, announced his career change on Twitter. "Hmmm ... seem to be some threads here," Wells wrote. "Yes, I joined the wild, wacky, and ultimately brilliant folks at #GiantSparrow on April 3rd."
Giant Sparrow is a small video game company, based in Santa Monica, Calif., best known for making The Unfinished Swan. According to the studio's website, the small team is working on a new project, reportedly called Edith Finch. "It's not a sequel to The Unfinished Swan, but it's not a million miles away either. If you like surreal experiences and games that aren't much like anything you've ever played before, then you'll probably like it."
Note: Full spoilers for the episode follow.
The back half of this season of Once Upon a Time isn't kidding around. In last night's episode we learned about Zelena's plan and why Cora gave her up. Since we're rapidly approaching the end of the season, it is kind of necessary but getting information so quickly hasn't always happened on this series. I could get used to it.
Visiting Zelena's past meant another encounter with young Cora. Rose McGowan is rather wonderful as the wily girl who wants power, and it's nice to see her again. Her ghost coming back as her younger self instead of the older Cora that Snow killed was an odd choice – it would have been cool to see Cora at both ages in the same episode.
Note: Full spoilers for the episode follow.
What are they doing with Peggy here? The Season 6 finale of Mad Men found Peggy in a bad place, to be sure, with Ted at the center of it – and it was easy to sympathize with her after the way Ted strung her along. And while it was clear she was still not recovered from that in the premiere, this week’s episode had her acting like a horrible, bratty child in a way that just felt really frustrating and like it was weakening her as a character. Obviously, Mad Men is not afraid to portray the bad sides of these people, and those imperfections can make for great stories, but Peggy getting this ridiculously spiteful and blind to what’s happening around her just feels out of character when its taken this far.
This year's WonderCon has come and gone, and we came back with a load of interviews from some of DC Comics' top talent. Check out what Gail Simone, Robert Venditti, Kyle Higgins, and Tony Daniel had to say on their current DC projects!
On how Batgirl has changed since the start of the New 52: “We’ve gone from her trying to work through her
issues and becoming more confident and becoming more sure of herself in terms of what she went through. . . And then the more experience she gains, the more we see her work through her problem, the more her character changes little by little. Her character is all about overcoming any obstacle that other people in particular might think are in the way of her doing what she wants to do, which is help people, save lives, make Gotham a little bit better place to live.”
After a brief tease last week, Darwyn Cooke's animated Batman Beyond short has now been fully unveiled!
Will Friedle and Kevin Conroy reprise their roles from Batman Beyond as Terry McGinnis and Bruce Wayne, respectively. The full short is embedded below:
Not only is it an an ode to both Batman Beyond and Batman: The Animated series, the short (SPOILER ALERT) features several nods to various incarnations of Batman -- Adam West, The Brave And The Bold, Bob Kane, and more!