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Dave Franco And Emma Roberts To Headline Ya Adaptation Nerve

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NeighborsDave Franco and American Horror Story‘s Emma Roberts have signed on to star in Lionsgate’s young adult adaptation, Nerve. Based on the novel by Jeanne Ryan and adapted by Jessica Sharzer, the feature will be directed by Catfish duo Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost.

In a synopsis offered up by The Wrap, the movie “follows good-girl Vee (Roberts), who breaks out of her shell after plunging into an online game of truth-or-dare called “Nerve” with the sexy and mysterious Ian (Franco). However, Vee quickly finds the initial thrills turn dark as the stakes grow increasingly higher and the game turns personal – ultimately revealing just how far she will go to win Nerve.”

Both Roberts and Franco seem to have the clout and experience to instil their characters with the necessary fear and menace to make this adaptation worthwhile. It has to be said, the young adult phenomena »

- Gem Seddon

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Tyrese Gibson Is Heavily Campaigning For The Part Of Green Lantern

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Warner Bros./DC’s next stab at a live-action Green Lantern movie is still some Five years away, but that hasn’t stopped one keen thesp from putting his name forward. And by name we mean, Photoshopped concept artwork. If you thought Vin Diesel teasing fans over Facebook with enigmatic Marvel updates was the cheekiest usage of social media, then wait until you hear about Tyrese Gibson’s current shenanigans.

Over the course of the last week, the Fast & Furious star has made it his mission to ensure everyone knows he would really quite like to play Green Lantern. Taking to Instagram, he posted a series of conceptual images and fan-created art casting him as the verdant ring bearer:

Rumor has it that.

A photo posted by Tyrese (@tyrese) on Jan 23, 2015 at 3:04pm Pst

Shout to @bosslogix so cool! A photo posted by Tyrese (@tyrese) on Jan 24, 2015 at 4:23pm Pst

Dope! »

- Gem Seddon

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Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon And Leslie Jones Eyed For Ghostbusters Reboot

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The Ghostbusters reboot may have found its four leading actresses, according to a report from Variety. While the biggest name topping the list – Melissa McCarthy – was revealed earlier this month to be a frontrunner, the Tammy star is now joined by a trio of new names: Kristen Wiig (who was mentioned on Bill Murray’s wishlist), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live, Sisters) and Leslie Jones (SNL, Top Five). This latest batch are thought to be joining McCarthy in early negotiations, in order to bring this modern day re-telling of the Ghostbusters story to the big screen.

Since Paul Feig was announced as director and writer, along with The Heat scribe Katie Dippold, a host of A-list actresses have been linked to the reboot. Aside from his The Heat leading lady McCarthy, other names mentioned have included Jennifer Lawrence, Rebel Wilson, Jillian Bell, Cecily Strong and Emma Stone. However, bearing in »

- Gem Seddon

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Liam Hemsworth Offered Lead In Independence Day Sequel ID Forever

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The Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth is being courted by 20th Century Fox to lead their Independence Day sequel, ID Forever. The Wrap broke the news earlier today, which is currently running without verification from Fox, with details stemming from more than one of their trusted sources.

Should Hemsworth broker a deal to star in the long-awaited sequel, he may also be joined by Fantastic Four‘s Michael B. Jordan, whose name was previously linked to the movie. Both actors are hitting their stride at the moment – Jordan in particular- so this could be Hemsworth’s time to shine in the spotlight… while greasing a few extraterrestrials.

At this current stage in development, these are the only new casting names connected to the alien invasion follow-up. Previous chatter has definitively ruled out any possibility of Will Smith returning as the cocksure pilot, but his two co-stars from the 1996 flick, Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman, »

- Gem Seddon

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The Imitation Game’s Morten Tyldum Eyed To Direct Sci-Fi Love Story Passengers

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Oh what a difference an Oscar nod makes! Just recently, The Imitation Game helmer Morten Tyldum found himself nominated for the Best Director Academy Award. And now, the prestigious honor of simply being on the shortlist appears to have sent his Hollywood stock rising, as Deadline reports that Sony is keen for him to direct Passengers.

Dubbed a sci-fi love story, the project’s been kicking around for a few years now. Penned by Doctor Strange and Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts, it bears a compelling central premise, so it seems surprising this wasn’t already put into production:

Passengers takes place on a spacecraft transporting thousands of people to a distant colony planet and has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result, a single passenger is awakened 90 years before anyone else. Faced with the prospect of growing old and dying alone, he eventually decides to wake up a second passenger, »

- Gem Seddon

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9 Takeaways From The Fantastic Four Trailer

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After what’s felt like an extremely long wait, 20th Century Fox has finally released the first bit of footage from Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four in the form of an exciting and intriguing teaser trailer. The film has long been the butt of an intense amount of online criticism and skepticism, partly because of how well the studio managed to keep everything under wraps. But now that we’ve seen a bit of footage, we can start to assess it more fairly.

Reactions to the trailer seem to be far more positive than any of the past leaked details and casting choices, and for good reason. It’s a strong teaser that offers just enough footage to make us itch for more, while keeping much of the story itself a secret.

Clocking in at just 1 minute and 45 seconds, this new trailer is merely a fraction of Trank’s vision »

- James Garcia

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Tom Hardy And Gary Oldman Are On The Hunt In First Trailer For Child 44

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Summit Entertainment has dropped the first trailer for thriller Child 44. Directed by Safe House helmer Daniel Espinosa, the film promises to expose the gritty workings of a serial killer in Soviet Russia during the fifties. A period piece And a hunt-the-killer flick? Color us intrigued.

A star-studded event, Child 44 features Tom Hardy as disgraced secret police agent Leo Demidov, who is exiled from Moscow after he refuses to rat out his wife, Raisa (Noomi Rapace). Out in the sticks, the couple unite with General Nesterov (Gary Oldman) to track down a serial killer targeting young boys. Naturally, the country makes it difficult for the trio and throw every obstacle in their way to prevent them catching the man responsible.

By that brief overview alone it’s safe to say that the combination of content and star power is an attractive prospect. When you throw in Hardy’s willingness to tackle yet another accent, »

- Gem Seddon

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Let Tiësto And MOTi Blow Your Mind With This New Track

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After a huge breakout year in 2014, MOTi is continuing the momentum into 2015 with a new track that he did with Tiësto. Titled “Blow Your Mind,” both artists have been working this banger into their sets for some time now (with Tijs first debuting it at Ultra 2014), delivering a big room blast full of gritty electro synths, dizzying trap breakdowns and hard hitting beats.

Released via Tiësto’s Musical Freedom label, “Blow Your Mind” is decidedly less radio-friendly than the Dutch DJ’s last effort, his album A Town Called Paradise. However, it’s a welcome return to the style of some of his older music and should definitely please those who’ve been disappointed with the direction that Tiësto has been heading in lately.

Check out “Blow Your Mind” above and if you like what you hear, pick it up over on Beatport. »

- Matt Joseph

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Ultra Music Festival Goes Against The Grain With Resitance

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After Tomorrowland announced that it would be introducing an opera stage at the festival this year, Ultra has made a similarly surprising reveal in the form of Resistance.

Described by the organizers as “an urge to go against the grain, to step out of the box and to move away from the norm and challenge yourself to experience something new,” Resistance will be a new stage at the festival dedicated to shining a light on more underground DJs, featuring artists like Art Department, Jamie Jones, Guy Gerber, and many more.

Further details on Resistance are still under wraps, but it’s clear that Ultra has something exciting in store for those who have tired of main stage music, and we’re definitely looking forward to seeing how this all plays out come March.

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- Matt Joseph

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Five Nights At Freddy’s 3 Is On Steam Greenlight

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Had enough of Five Nights At Freddy’s yet? Well, there’s more to come, as IGN reports that the third instalment of the point-and-click indie horror series has now appeared on Steam Greenlight.

The description on the page reads as follows:

At first there were only empty shells, a hand, a hook, an old paper-plate doll, but then a remarkable discovery was made…the attraction now has one animatronic.

The game’s developer, Scott Cawthon, also announced today that the game has taken the number one spot on Greenlight:

Thanks to all of your awesome support, Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 has hit number one on Steam Greenlight! I was really unprepared for such an outpouring of great comments and upvotes; I’m very grateful and humbled.

Cawthon also took the opportunity to denounce a rumour that the game was scheduled for release on February 5th, saying that while he has made significant progress, »

- Andrew Heaton

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Disney Eyes Chris Pratt For Indiana Jones Reboot

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Deadline is reporting that Disney is hoping to revive its Indiana Jones franchise with new Hollywood “It” man Chris Pratt eyed for the lead. Apparently, the actor would take on the titular role, replacing Harrison Ford and starting things fresh for the franchise. While details on which direction the studio hope to take the film in, be it a reboot or something different, aren’t known at this point, it is clear that they want some new blood for the series, and we can’t really blame them.

Personally, I think that Pratt would make an excellent Indiana Jones, and he’s most certainly proven to us that he’s got leading man chops. The only problem I can foresee with this is that he’d be too busy to sign on. He’s now the face of both the Jurassic Park and Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, and is »

- Matt Joseph

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The Last Of Us Movie Will Remain “Pretty Faithful” To The Game; Second Draft Already Complete

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Over the course of their nascent history, video game adaptations are often met with a particular kind of scrutiny. Sure, that preconception largely comes down to a series of mediocre translations that fail to capture the tone and atmosphere of their source material. But with interpretations of Michael Fassbender-led Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell and The Last of Us all looming on the horizon, the sub-genre may soon experience a renaissance of sorts.

It’s a charge that has been spearheaded by the latter IP, given how well Naughty Dog’s PlayStation-exclusive was received among critics and fans alike. And in a recent interview with Game Informer, the studio’s Neil Druckmann touched upon development of the film version, stating that the translation will remain faithful to the game, but will still make some “big changes” in the journey between mediums.

“When I’m in the office it’s all Uncharted 4 all the time, »

- Michael Briers

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The Guvernment Says Farewell To Toronto With Three Epic Shows

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For those who don’t live in Toronto, or didn’t grow up here, it’s difficult to fully understand the impact that The Guvernment had not only on the city, but on the music scene here in general. For 19 years, the legendary nightclub was a staple of Toronto, a place where those who loved to party and dance into all hours of the night would flock to in hopes of creating friendships and memories that would last a lifetime. And, for most people, that’s exactly what they got. So much so, in fact, that a “Guv Family” of sorts was formed between the regulars who would show up week after week, always ready and eager to spread the happiness and love that music brought into their lives.

This past Sunday, The Guvernment closed its doors for good, leaving a massive hole in Toronto’s music scene. For many, »

- Matt Joseph

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New Teaser Poster For Seth MacFarlane’s Ted 2 Is As Cheeky As You’d Expect

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Come summer, there are plenty of blockbusters that will be vying for your hard-earned money and time, and 2015 is certainly shaping up to be one of the busiest seasons in recent memory. But situated among the bombastic action and high-profile reboots is Seth MacFarlane’s comedy sequel Ted 2, which recently debuted a new teaser poster ahead of the very first trailer on Thursday.

As one would expect, the image is about as on the nose as they come, hinting at the second coming of everyone’s favourite foul-talking stuffed animal. For the follow-up, MacFarlane’s brash bear will reunite with Mark Wahlberg’s John Bennett (thunder buddies for life, remember) for another bout of belly-tickling mayhem. Much like his multi-tasking on Family Guy and American Dad, MacFarlane will write and produce the raunchy sequel, which has a particular brand of expectation resting on its fuzzy shoulders.

Lest we forget, »

- Michael Briers

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Terry Gilliam, Mila Kunis And Peculiar Aliens Take Center Stage In Jupiter Ascending Stills; New TV Spots Released

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Few filmmakers have the keen eye for visual effects and as Lana and Andy Wachowski. With the likes of The Matrix Trilogy, Speed Racer and 2013’s somewhat underwhelming Cloud Atlas, the siblings have an innate ability of bringing sci-fi spectacle to life, immersing the audience in worlds as alien and bizarre as the next.

So, with Jupiter Ascending a little over a week away, there’s no doubting that fans of the eclectic directors are chomping at the bit to see the latest visual delight the pair have cooked up, and today Warner Bros. released a final batch of promo material to stoke that excitement. With over a dozen screenshots cramming up the gallery below, it’s little wonder that there is any of the film left to see; still, the studio’s upcoming space-faring adventure is beautiful to behold.

But with an ensemble cast that could make any sci-fi project go green, »

- Michael Briers

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The Chips Are Down For Jason Statham In New Poster For Action Flick Wild Card

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Given the cult status of The Mechanic, it’s no wonder that it has only taken four years for director Simon West to reunite with his no-nonsense star Jason Statham for another bout of high-octane action. Only this time around, the filmmaker is shifting the action to Sin City for Wild Card, which will see the Stath step into the shoes of an ex-marine with an uncontrollable penchant for gambling.

With a script from William Goldman — creative mind behind Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid and The Princess Bride – there’s certainly an air of promise with the pair’s latest outing. Centering around Nick Wild (Statham), Wild Card will see our protagonist get in deep with the sharks when he steps up to protect a friend, only to find that he has gotten on the wrong side of some of the most ruthless mob bosses in town.

Granted it »

- Michael Briers

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World Of Warcraft Patch Adds A Selfie Feature

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Blizzard have added a new feature to World Of Warcraft which could prove popular amongst players who love taking pictures. Patch 6.1 will include a S.E.L.F.I.E. camera so that your characters can snap pictures of themselves.

According to a report on Polygon, players will be able to unlock the camera after completing a level 100 mission called Field Photography. The camera comes with three different filters: Sketch, Black and White and a Death filter, and much like in real life, in-game characters will be able to take selfies of themselves, which will be automatically saved to the player’s screenshot folder.

But what good is a selfie without being able to pull an attractive face? Thankfully, Blizzard have thought of that as well, as World Of Warcraft characters will be able to smile, make kiss faces and pull off more expressions while the camera is focused on them. »

- Andrew Heaton

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Josh Trank Says Marvel’s First Family Will Go To “Another Dimension” In Fantastic Four; New Concept Art Revealed

9 hours ago

All eyes may be trained on Marvel’s other cinematic properties as we inch ever closer to the summer blockbuster season, but following the debut of the film’s enigmatic first trailer earlier this morning, there’s now a considerable amount of curiosity orbiting around Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four retelling.

Placing a heavier emphasis on the science behind the superpowered quartet, the reboot will hone inspiration from the Ultimate Fantastic Four comic book thread, swapping out doomed astronauts entering near-Earth orbit for space travel beyond our humble solar system. Such an approach has undoubtedly broadened the proverbial canvas for Simon Kinberg and Trank — writer and director of Fox’s summer tentpole, respectively — and it’s one that will see Marvel’s First Family go to another dimension.

“We want some of that to be a surprise,” says Kinberg. “It is in many ways an origin story, but it’s »

- Michael Briers

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Selma Director Ava DuVernay And David Oyelowo Reteaming For Hurricane Katrina Murder Mystery

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It was the snub heard around the world when Selma director Ava DuVernay didn’t make the cut for Best Director in this year’s polarizing Oscar nominations. Though she was widely considered a lock for the category, a nomination in which would have made her the first African-American woman to receive a Best Director nod, Selma was widely spurned by voters, with star David Oyelowo also losing out.

Luckily, the pair don’t appear too devastated by the upset – Deadline reports that they’re already planning to reteam on another ambitious project, this one a narrative feature described as a sweeping love story and a murder mystery set during the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. DuVernay will write, direct and produce the pic, while Oyelowo will produce and star.

DuVernay’s every move is being watched carefully at the moment, seeing as she’s the highest-profile director to be both »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Current-Gen Borderlands 1 Could Happen If The Handsome Collection Is “Wildly Successful”

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When Gearbox Software lifted the lid on its expansive, comprehensive Borderlands: The Handsome collection, the first entry in the beloved series, one which introduced a whole new breed of shooter, was conspicuous by its absence.

Bundling together the second numerical entry and last year’s Pre-Sequel — not to mention each and every content pack — the compilation was met with fevered glee from fans of the meta franchise, who welcomed its imminent arrival on current-gen consoles with open arms. That said, there were some who questioned whether the first game would ever receive a similar treatment.

During the studio’s presentation at Pax South over the weekend, Gearbox Software’s head honcho Randy Pitchford was asked that exact question, where he answered by saying that he “doesn’t want to announce things anymore unless he knows for a fact they are going to happen.” But, Pitchford did offer a lifeline to »

- Michael Briers

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