14 items from 2014
In the last few months, 20th Century Fox has made a big push in terms of green-lighting comic book adaptations. X-Men: Days of Future Past arrives next week, and will presumably open the door for a more cohesive X-Men franchise in the future, starting with X-Men: Apocalypse in May 2016, a third Wolverine solo film in March of 2017, and the recently-announced Gambit spin-off with Channing Tatum. On top of that, Josh Trank is hard at work on rebooting The Fantastic Four, which arrives in 2015 and already has a sequel slated for July 2017.
On top of all that, there’s also an “Untitled Fox/Marvel movie” announced for July 2018, which could be a number of things, including another X-Men film, the X-Force movie that’s in the works, or, dare I say it, that long-gestating Deadpool movie we’ve been waiting for.
- James Garcia
Back when the video game was meant to be a launch title with the Playstation 4, there were already plans for New Regency, Sony Pictures and Ubisoft to turn Watch Dogs into a feature film. But since the video game doesn't hit shelves until next month, there hasn't been much in the vein of development on the film. Now there's at least progress towards a script as Deadline reports Zombieland writing duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have been hired to script the adaptation of the game that follows a hacker who turns Chicago into his personal stomping grounds to carry out his own brand of justice following a family tragedy. If you haven't heard of Watch Dogs, here's a trailer that lays out the story with game footage: And while that sounds like most video games, this one is interesting because the hacker uses his ability to tap into a »
- Ethan Anderton
News Simon Brew 25 Apr 2014 - 07:20
Comfortably one of the big games we're most looking forward to playing is UbiSoft's upcoming Watch Dogs. Originally set for release at the end of last year, the game will now arrive at the end of next month. The central premise involves a man by the name of Aiden Pearce who can hack into anything - from traffic lights to bank accounts - and will need to in order to make his way through the game.
UbiSoft has been clear for some time that Watch Dogs has movie potential, in addition to its Splinter Cell and Assassin's Creed titles that are also well on the way to the big screen. And now it's been revealed that writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick - best »
We first reported on the project back in August, when both Sony and New Regency teamed up with Ubisoft to produce this adaptation based on the wildly popular open-world video game, which will be released May 27 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC formats.
The story centers on Aiden Pearce, a hacker hellbent on getting revenge after a family tragedy. He hacks into Chicago's Central Operating System (ctOS), which gives him access to security cameras, public transportation, traffic lights and databases on all of the city's residents, allowing Pearce to turn the city into his own personal playground. No production schedule was given.
Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell franchises are already incredibly popular. They've spawned numerous sequels and they show no signs of slowing down. It's no surprise they're being turned into movies. Assassin's Creed is set to star Michael Fassbender, Splinter Cell will be led by Tom Hardy, and both are due out in 2015. But today Ubisoft and New Regency are moving ahead on a new film adaptation from the video game developer--Watch Dogs, which hasn't been released in stores yet. It's got an action-friendly premise wherein you play Aiden Pearce, a grey hat hacker who can bend a hyper-connected Chicago to his will with his ability to hack into everything ranging from traffic lights to bank accounts. Ubisoft has been planning to adapt Watch Dogs into a movie for almost a year, but now they're taking a substantial step forwards. According to Deadline, Zombieland screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick »
- Matt Goldberg
Sony Pictures is moving forward with their big screen adaptation of Ubisofts upcoming video game Watch Dogs. The studio has hired Zombieland scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese to help in the process of bringing the game to life on the big screen.
The story focuses on a character named Aiden Pearce, "a hacker who turns the city of Chicago into his personal stomping grounds to carry out his own brand of justice after a violent family tragedy. He is certainly adept physically, but his true gift is his ability to tap into a citywide computer system and control everything from traffic lights to accessing intel that allows him to engage the bad guys, and thwart attempts to kill innocents."
The video game looks pretty freakin' cool, and it has the potential to be an amazing film. Wernick and Reese are both talented writers, so I think the script is in good hands. »
- Joey Paur
I’ve got to hand it to Ubisoft. They may be saturating the market with films based on their beloved video game properties, but at least they’re going about all this the right way. Unlike almost every other video game adaptation that we’ve seen hit the silver screen thus far, Ubisoft is intent on putting actual talent behind their projects. Michael Fassbender is set to lead Assassin’s Creed, Tom Hardy and Doug Liman are booked for Splinter Cell, and now, Zombieland scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese have been tapped to pen the upcoming Watch Dogs film.
Set to drop in May, Watch Dogs is highly-anticipated within the gaming community, as it’s been delayed for a while and is promising quite the experience. Set in Chicago, the story will follow hacker Aiden Pierce, who turns his city into his “personal stomping grounds to carry out his »
- Matt Joseph
The highly anticipated, open world, next-gen video game Watch Dogs isn’t out until next month, but the movie is already chugging along. Last year, Sony Pictures signed on with Ubisoft to develop a film based on the game and now two writers have been hired to pen an adaptation. Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, the […]
- Germain Lussier
Sony Pictures, New Regency and Ubisoft Motion Pictures Group are developing the film which follows Aiden Pearce, a hacker who turns the city of Chicago into his personal stomping grounds to carry out his own brand of justice after a violent family tragedy.
He's aided by his ability to tap into Chicago's ctOS, a centralized operating system that runs the entire city's infrastructure. This gives him control of everything including traffic lights, surveillance cameras, subway systems and power grids, along with access to people's personal information.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Exclusive: Zombieland scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese have been set to script Watch Dogs, a live-action feature based on the upcoming Ubisoft video game. Sony and New Regency are developing the film with Ubisoft. The story centers on Aiden Pearce, a hacker who turns the city of Chicago into his personal stomping grounds to carry out his own brand of justice after a violent family tragedy. He is certainly adept physically, but his true gift is his ability to tap into a citywide computer system and control everything from traffic lights to accessing intel that allows him to engage the bad guys, and thwart attempts to kill innocents. Wernick and Rheese are currently developing Epsilon, a spec they sold to Sony for Greg Berlanti to direct and for Michael De Luca to produce. The scribes are repped by Wme and Hansen, Jacobson. This is the third screen collaboration for »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Sony Pictures Entertainment has set the Zombieland and G.I. Joe: Retaliation pair of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to provided the screenplay for their upcoming Watch Dogs feature film, Deadline reports. Watch Dogs centers on Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker bent on revenge and inflicting his own brand of justice after a violent family tragedy. Using all of his skills, Pearce hacks into Chicago's Central Operating System (ctOS), which controls the city's infrastructure, including security cameras, traffic lights, and public transportation, as well as databases containing key information on the city's residents. In the game, Pearce turns the entire city of Chicago into his ultimate weapon. The project is being overseen at Ubisoft by Ubisoft Motion Pictures. At »
No longer content to make standalone superhero movies, studios are looking to put together superhero movie universes, thanks largely to what Marvel has done with their interconnected properties. It’s too early to tell whether or not this will be good or bad for the genre as a whole, but Sony, 2oth Century Fox, and Warner Bros. are clearly planting seeds to emulate what Marvel has done.
Warner Bros. is laying groundwork for a DC universe with Batman vs. Superman, Sony has greenlit multiple Spider-Man sequels as well as Venom and Sinister Six spin-offs, and Fox is looking to fix their X-Men universe with Days of Future Past, then one day merge the property with the soon-to-be-rebooted Fantastic Four.
What’s going on over at Fox is particularly interesting, as they were the ones who helped kickstart the superhero genre in 2000 with Bryan Singer’s X-Men. They now have six X-films under their belt, »
- James Garcia
Jennifer Lawrence is super-popular and will likely continue to get great roles, but her marquee franchise, The Hunger Games, will wrap up in November 2015 with the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. If she's looking for another blockbuster series, she may need to get a little blue. In a recent interview with EW, X-Men: Days of Future Past producers Lauren Shuler Donner and talked about X-Men spin-offs. Donner once again talked about her desire to do Gambit and Deadpool movies, and Kinberg added "I love what Jen Lawrence has done with [Mystique], and I feel like because she is in such a crowded ensemble, there’s so much more opportunity if you were to follow her solo." I agree that Mystique is an interesting character, and Lawrence could potentially do a lot more with the role. Then again, that was the opinion going into X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and that turned out to be abysmal. »
- Matt Goldberg
Welcome to Marvelous Da7e #31.Now!
The one that might end up getting deleted.
Steal This Speculation
Here’s what went down: some plot details about Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot dispersed like pollen in the spring air. Reed Richards and Ben Grimm were weaponized youth who ran across the Storms. Trank quickly came out on the internet and said that the plot was not his movie.
Then, websites started to recieve a Cease and Desist letters for posting about the rumor and it’s denial. The telling text is:
“It has come to our attention that you have posted a purported plot details from the Fox Property on your website”and “These purported plot details provide important qualitative details about character, plot, setting and mood, thereby violating Fox’s rights in the copyrights to the screenplay of the Fox Property.”
So that’s frightening. Here’s why.
14 items from 2014
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