Screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith has revealed that the long-gestating Beetlejuice sequel could begin filming by the end of this year.
“I think we landed on the right idea, landed on the right approach," said Graheme-Smith, who is writing and co-producing the project with director Tim Burton. "It’s just now making sure that—for me—I don’t want to sh*t my pants in front of the entire world making a sequel to one of my favorite movies.”
During a lengthy interview with EW, Grahame-Smith revealed that a few drafts of the script are already completed, and not only is Winona Ryder definitely returning, but he's "received interest from all the principle players".
At the near-midpoint of its Kickstarter campaign, Monolith Games' Conan board game has blown past its initial funding goal.
Originally asking for $80,000, the Kickstarter currently sits at $1,227,086 with fifteen days left in its campaign. Over 7,000 backers have pledged their support for Conan's creation.
Based on the writings of Robert E. Howard, Conan is a miniature-based board game featuring asymmetrical gameplay. Made for 2-6 players, Conan pits 4 players against one Overlord, whose unique objectives and enemy hordes are out to destroy 1-4 players made up of Conan and his allies.
Microsoft announced $26.5 billion in revenue for quarter closing out 2014, with Xbox sales down, but mobile device sales for units like the Surface Pro and Lumia phones doing well.
Net income in general is down from last year's report of $6.55 billion, however, this time at $5.86 billion.
Part of this drop, according to Microsoft, is related to $243 million worth of restructuring and integration costs partially due to the company's acquisition of Nokia's mobile phone business.
Surfaces sales are up 24%, bringing in $1.1 billion alone. Microsoft released its Surface Pro 3 last June, which our review of called "great," but not the perfect laptop replacement.
Screenwriter-novelist Seth Grahame-Smith says those hoping to see that Gremlins reboot he was working on probably shouldn't hold their breath.
While the project would have had all new characters, Grahame-Smith said it would have acknowledged "the events of the first two movies."
The movie had reportedly been on the fast track at Warner Bros. last spring, but it appears to have skidded to a halt since then.
“I think we just ran out of steam,” Grahame-Smith told Entertainment Weekly of the reboot. “It’s one of those things where everybody got busy doing other things. It’s something I would love to come back to, but right now (exec producer Steven Spielberg’s) making two movies back to back and
Night of the Living Dead: Origins has been confirmed to be in the works, with Cameron Romero directing.
Captain America is getting another makeover in the next Avengers movie, and soon that costume will be immortalized by the talented action figure designers at Hot Toys. Hot Toys just released a new series of images on their Facebook page showcasing their upcoming Age of Ultron Captain America figure.
Just looking at the unmasked Steve Rogers head and its stunning resemblance to actor Chris Evans, this figure looks like it could easily top the previous seven (yes, seven) Cap figures Hot Toys has put out so far. Take a look for yourself:
While he's still hard at work on Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, Joss Whedon has confirmed he won't be returning to direct Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 and 2.
"I couldn’t imagine doing this again", the director told Empire Magazine (via Slash Film). "It’s enormously hard, and it
, a good five years since I created anything that was completely my own. So it’s very doubtful that I would take on the two-part Infinity War movie that would eat up the next four years of my life. I obviously still want to be a part of the Marvel Universe – I love these guys – but it ain’t easy. This year has been more like running three shows than any year of my life. It is bonkers."
In the current console age, boasting about your 1080p resolution and your 60fps performance has, rather quizzically, become priority number one for most marketing and PR campaigns – to the point where I kind of have a mini-stroke and just zone out when I hear it. However, in the case of DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition, that doubled frame rate makes a world of difference, especially in light of all the community-inspired tweaks designed to bring DmC’s gameplay more in line with the series’ hardcore roots.
I loved Ninja Theory’s DmC to death, but compared to Devil May Cry 1 and 3, some elements of the combat felt a little off. There wasn’t a real lock-on system, the style rank system was comically lenient, and the game was a step or two slower than Dante’s previous outings. None of this stopped it from succeeding as a great action game, but it did stop DmC just shy of being what I’d consider a great Devil May Cry game. Amazingly, Definitive Edition fixes all of that (and more if you so choose).
Amy Adams has revealed that she shares only one scene with Ben Affleck in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. But despite limited screen time together, the actress says that Affleck was a "fantastic" Batman.
"I was only in one scene with him, I think I’m allowed to say that," she says. "So I didn’t get to see much, but what I saw was fantastic."
Mission: Impossible V will be hitting theaters ahead of schedule.
Variety reports that the Tom Cruise film had been planned for a Christmas release, but it's been instead moved up to July 31, 2015. That puts it ahead of the next James Bond movie, SPECTRE, and also lands it in the summer blockbuster slot occupied last year by Guardians of the Galaxy.
Paramount is also moving the animated movie Monster Trucks from May 29 to Christmas.
The Roller Coaster Tycoon veteran developer Frontier is working on a new theme park simulation IP.
In Coaster Park Tycoon, Frontier hopes to capture the essence of the classic Roller Coaster Tycoon games while also independently owning and publishing the IP. At this time, few details are known about Coaster Park Tycoon, other than it is targeting a 2016 release on PC. Frontier has promised to "reveal more details" as they make progress.
Placing one in the role of a theme park manager, the Roller Coaster Tycoon games allowed players to construct parks and run multiple aspects of the business. While little is known about this new IP, it's likely Coaster Park Tycoon will in some way follow suit.
A French court has ruled that a pair of parents cannot name their child "Nutella."
Time reports that a judge in the French city of Valenciennes renamed the child, claiming that naming the kid after brand-name food was against the child's best interests.
“The name ‘Nutella’ given to the child is the trade name of a spread,” the decision read. “And it is contrary to the child’s interest to be wearing a name like that can only lead to teasing or disparaging thoughts.”
The baby had been born in September, and the parents failed to appear at a court date in November. The judge renamed the child "Ella."
Dovetail Games announced new content for Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition today, marking the first of four planned DLC packs for the entry in the long-running franchise.
The first pack is called Dangerous Approaches, and contains 20 missions across a variety of real-world locations, according to a press release. Missions include landing a Boeing 747 in a thunderstorm over Hong Kong, collecting mountaineers around Mt. Everest, or transporting medical supplies across Greenland, among a plethora of other scenarios. Players can use any aircraft of their choice for the missions, thereby altering the difficulty from missions to mission.
PlanetSide 2 set a new Guinness World Record over the weekend for most simultaneous online players in a single FPS battle.
On January 24th, 2015, PlanetSide 2 hosted 1,158 players from all three of the game factions – Terran Republic, Vanu Sovereignty, and New Conglomerate – in a massive battle on the Jaeger competitive server.
The event, organized by fan community PlanetSide Battles in partnership with Sony Online Entertainment, was an organized attempt to beat Man vs. Machine's previously held record from 2012 of 999 players.
PlanetSide 2's community had hoped for 1,100 to join in the record setting, but ended up with several more. Before Man vs. Machine's attempt, the first PlanetSide had once held the record as well.
Actor-singer Tyrese Gibson has apparently taken a page from his social media-loving Fast & Furious co-star Vin Diesel's playbook to lobby for a comic book movie role.
It's the calm before the storm right now (literally, if you live in the Northeast). The final week of January offers up a bit of a breather before things get crazy again with midseason premieres and returns in February. The CW's Tues/Weds lineup shows are new (and The Flash has Pied Piper). Also, Marvel's Agent Carter returns after a week off (which somehow felt like a lot longer) with an episode that features the return of Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark.
What else? Well, FX's excellent Cold War-era spy series The Americans (which more of y'all should be watching!) returns for its third season this Wednesday. And the Super Bowl, including a post-Bowl episode of The Blacklist, goes down on Sunday.
With so many new games and movies coming out, it can be hard to keep up. Lucky for you, IGN is here to help with a weekly round-up of the biggest releases each and every week. Check out the latest releases for this week, and be sure to come back next Monday for a new update.
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Fast-food chain KFC is offering a Double Down Dog at select locations in the Philippines.
The Double Down Dog is a hot dog covered in cheese and wrapped up with a chicken breast instead of bread. It's only available today and tomorrow, with each KFC location only serving 50 per day to customers, according to a Facebook post by KFC Philippines.
Today, World Wresting Entertainment, Inc. announced that former California Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger will be inducted into the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame.
Schwarzenegger is a notable pro-wrestling fan, attending many WWE events since the 1970s. The actor/politician/bodybuilder is also the founder of the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival , the world's largest annual sports weekend, and a seven-time Mr. Olympia champ.
“We are honored to induct Arnold Schwarzenegger into the WWE Hall of Fame,” said WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative, Paul “Triple H” Levesque. “His larger-than-life on- and off-screen presence translated perfectly into the world of WWE, resulting in many memorable moments.”