Posts Tagged ‘‘the’
The classic 1989 film Road House, which featured Patrick Swayze as a legendary bouncer called in to clean up a notorious Missouri club with his fists, is getting a remake. The Hollywood Reporter says that MGM has assigned Rob Cohen, director of the original The Fast and the Furious, to direct. Road House was a big hit for Swayze, who plays a vigilante “cooler” called in to clean up the riotous Double Deuce in Jasper, MO. His character soon runs afoul of a corrupt local businessman, leading to many people being punched in the face.
A script has been written, but there’s no word on casting or an estimated release date. While we wait, here are 11 minutes of fights from the original (viewer discretion advised).
Guillermo del Toro imagines incredible worlds and brings them to the screen. Now, the creator of Pacific Rim, Hellboy, and Pan’s Labyrinth will be bringing his best-selling vampire book series The Strain to a television audience. The series will star House of Cards alum Corey Stoll as the head of the NYC Center for Disease Control, as it tries to stop a viral outbreak of vampirism from taking over the city. FX has ordered 13 episodes of the show, which will debut in July 2014.
The network has seemed pretty sure of the show from the get-go, having hired a writing team to tackle ten scripts before even finishing work on the series pilot, and FX CEO John Landgraf is already talking about a run of 39 to 65 episodes in total depending on the…
It sure is good that Microsoft’s Xbox One controller doesn’t have a “Share” button dedicated to pushing live broadcasts of gameplay to the internet, because that functionality is being delayed beyond the console’s November 22nd launch date. Microsoft confirmed as much this morning in a cursory footnote in a larger piece about the Twitch.tv app, which reads, “We are working to ensure the initial Twitch on Xbox One broadcasting experience meets the expectations of the Twitch community.” It sounds like, as it stands now, broadcasting via Xbox One isn’t up to snuff for release.
“While this feature won’t be available right away, we’ll let you know as soon as it is ready,” the note continues. “Our goal is to deliver it during the first part of 2014.” We’ve yet to use the Xbox One’s broadcasting since first hearing about it during the console’s debut event last May. To be clear, the Twitch.tv app is different from the ability to broadcast gameplay through Twitch.
In addition to the delay news, Microsoft released a video of Twitch.tv’s app in action, which enables viewing of gameplay broadcasts (it’s below the break). Hilariously, this will allow Xbox One players to watch live gameplay from other game platforms, just not the one they’re using. Womp womp.
Source: Xbox Wire
Local News Report On Ghosthunters Includes Ghost Who Allegeldy Wrote ‘The Cake Is A Lie’ On Chalkboard
Because apparently nothing else happens in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this is an almost five minute local news report about Jim Pace and his merry band of ghosthunters who “use technology to see the other side.” What kind of technology? Real advanced stuff: video cameras, microphones — shit you’ve probably never even heard about before. The sad news reporter quote associated with sign:
Other paranormal signs, Jim says: a message on a chalkboard, which was once part of that basement jewelry business. Someone or something, he says, wrote this message. “The cake is a lie.” Which historically, Jim Says, means the promised reward never happened. Meaning somebody down here, isn’t very happy.
If I were a news reporter and found myself assigned to this story I would quit and vow to never report again. I mean, just watch it. I knew local news was bad, but this? They ought to be ashamed. And this is coming from the guy who writes Geekologie and can literally work his penis into any article! See? Hit the jump for the whole video (including spooky sound and video effects!), all of which is worth a watch, but skip to 2:35 if you just want to see the Portal reference.
The Real Slim Shady’s back with another album, titled The Marshall Mathers LP2. And if you’re a fan of Eminem and have iTunes Radio, then there’s a way to listen to his latest work in full without going the, well, shady way. Starting today in the US, Eminem’s MMLP2 (as it’s known for short) can be …
Gravity is an undeniable hit, and now one of the film’s screenwriters has lined up his next extraordinary adventure: a trip to Atlantis. Variety reports that Jonás Cuarón, son of writer-director Alfonso Cuarón, will be writing The Lost City, a film that is described only as a “new take” on the mythical city. Prolific producer and writer Akiva Goldsman will be producing the film for Warner Bros. alongside Safehouse Pictures.
The new assignment comes as the younger Cuaron’s career begins to really take off. Next up he’ll be directing Gael Garcia Bernal in Desierto, a thriller about two illegal immigrants who make their way into the US only to find themselves hunted. That project sees father and son working together yet again —…
Game Over: Hiroshi Yamauchi, Nintendo President From 1949 – 2002 (Aka ‘The Good Years’) Has Passed Away
Hiroshi Yamauchi, the visionary Nintendo head of state that turned the business from a playing card company to a computer game giant and staple of nearly every kid’s youth, has actually died. He was 85.
Yamauchi took control of the company from his troubling grandfather as a college pupil in 1949 and ran it till 2002– a remarkable span of 53 years.
Although not a baseball fan, Yamauchi bought a majority stake in the Seattle Mariners in 1992 to help keep the group in the Pacific Northwest when it looked like it might be moved to Florida. He notoriously never ever saw the Mariners play live.
I like his design– purchase a team that costs a fortune, then not even trouble to see it. Also, I ‘d such as to think the Wii U didn’t have anything to do with his declining wellness, but I think you and I both know that holds true. Rest in peace Hiroshi, and thanks for all the memories.
Thanks to everybody who sent this and recalled a certain Nintendo associated memory in their email. As well as to those who didn’t, I SUSPECT.
A new hoard of zombies is walking over to AMC. A spin-off series of The Walking Dead featuring a new story and a new cast of characters is now in development for a targeted 2015 debut, reports Deadline. Robert Kirkman — who created the comic book on which the original TV series is based — will be an executive producer on the new series. “I couldn’t be more thrilled about getting the chance to create a new corner of The Walking Dead universe,” Kirkman says in a statement. “The opportunity to make a show that isn’t tethered by the events of the comic book, and is truly a blank page, has set my creativity racing.”
Two other executive producers from the original TV series will be joining Kirkman in work on the new show. In a…
Yet another eighties’ staple is set for a Hollywood remake, according to an article from the Hollywood Reporter. The site claims that The Fall Guy, an action-adventure series that ran for half a decade, will be made into a feature-length movie, with Dwayne Johnson apparently in talks to fill Lee Majors’ shoes as stuntman / bounty hunter Colt Stevens.
Terminator Salvation‘s McG is reportedly set to direct the remake — he’s previously rebooted a TV classic in the form of Charlie’s Angels. A draft script for The Fall Guy has been written by Zack Stentz and Ashley Edward, who have previously collaborated on the screenplays for Thor, X-Men; First Class, and the upcoming Top Gun sequel. While nothing is set in stone yet, the Hollywood…
It’s safe to say The Walking Dead game has had a pretty successful term on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 — still, there’s always a chance to grow beyond the more traditional consoles. With that in mind, Telltale Games announced today its plans to bring the zombie-heavy gaming series to the OUYA later this year. The game studio behind the title doesn’t go beyond saying it’ll be “coming this winter.” However, it did say the release will include The Walking Dead: Season One along with the 400 Days DLC. The second season, meanwhile, is said to be in the works and due to follow at some point in the future. Owners of the tiny, Android-based box will be able to play the first episode at no cost, which should help decide if they want to carry on with the rest of the story or, you know, keep playing You Don’t know Jack.
Filed under: Gaming
Via: The Verge
Source: Telltale Games