10 items from 2016
Universal Pictures’ monsters universe will kick off in 2017 with an all-new The Mummy movie starring Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe, after which Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolf Man and more will get their chances to frighten new generations of moviegoers. The latest lycanthrope outing has gained plenty of traction in the last year, with rumors swirling about the possibility of Dwayne Johnson in the hairy lead role. The project is currently sans director, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, it has picked up a new screenwriter. The Expendables co-writer Dave Callaham has been tapped to rework Aaron Guzikowski’s script.
In addition to sharing screenplay credits with Sylvester Stallone, the Doom scribe is also writing Zombieland 2 and a new Mortal Kombat movie. Callaham also wrote the pilot for the Jean-Claude Van Damme vehicle, Jean-Claude Van Johnson, which Amazon just ordered to series. So maybe the newest iteration of the ...
- Danette Chavez
After another round of letting people check out pilots, Amazon Studios has given the go ahead on three series, and they’re all pretty fantastic.
I Love Dick, Jean-Claude Van Johnson, and The Tick all got series orders, and will come out in 2017. You can still catch the pilots if you didn’t manage to get to them yet, and at least now be more comfortable in the fact that you’ll get to watch the shows.
Jean-Claude Van Johnson is a weirdly fun spin on spy efforts that I think will suck in even those going in with low expectations.
Get all the info below, and give the pilots a look.
- Marc Eastman
In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an underdog accountant with zero powers comes to realise his city is owned by a global super villain long-thought dead. As he struggles to uncover this conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero. The pilot for The Tick starred Serafinowicz along with Griffin Newman (Vinyl), Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Valorie Curry (House of Lies), Yara Martinez (Jane the Virgin) and Brendan Hines (Scorpion). The Tick is executive produced by Ben Edlund (Supernatural), Barry Josephson (Bones) and Barry Sonnenfeld (A Series of Unfortunate Events), directed by Wally Pfister (The Dark Knight), and written by Edlund. The Tick is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television.
Adapted from the cult classic I Love Dick »
- Gary Collinson
Just last month, some rumblings about the new Mortal Kombat movie that’s been in development for years came to the surface. Christopher Lambert, who played Raiden in the first video game adaptation, said that he was in talks to reprise his role and there was going to be a time travel element involved this time. […]
- Ethan Anderton
At the Summer TCA Press Tour to promote his new Magyver reboot on CBS, James Wan also touched on the Mortal Kombat reboot in addition to dishing on his Aquaman plans. Said Wan, "It's still cooking away. With that particular project, that's a really cool property that I loved growing up as a kid. Besides the game, even the movies as well, I kind of enjoyed them for what they are." Head over to our sister site, GameFragger.com to read more from Wan on his plans for the reboot and what old-school martial arts flick he likens the film to. With Wan busy at work on Aquaman, it stands to reason that he won't have a ton of time to devote to Mortal Kombat. With him in the producer role, it will be interesting to see who he hires to lead development on the project. Perhaps David F. Sandberg, »
“It’s still cooking away,” Wan told IGN. “With that particular project, that’s a really cool property that I loved growing up as a kid. Besides the game, even the movies as well, I kind of enjoyed them for what they are. The key here is to try and do it right. I don’t want to rush into it. So right now, we’re just trying to take our time to make sure it’s heading in the right direction. I think that’s more important than trying to rush through it and pump up something that no one likes. I love the characters. I think they’re such colorful characters. It’s such an amazing take on, »
- Luke Owen
It’s been years since New Line Cinema announced that they were developing another Mortal Kombat movie. Director Kevin Tancharoen was set behind the camera after helming the web series Mortal Kombat Legacy, but he left the project two years later. The last update we got on the project came last year when James Wan was […]
- Ethan Anderton
It was long believed that Mortal Kombat was being rebooted as a movie franchise, but now one of the actors from the original 1995 big screen video game adaptation claims we're actually getting a sequel instead. Though, it will arrive with a big twist. Hollywood has always had a very difficult time cracking the code on video game movies, but it hasn't been for a lack of trying. One of the earliest attempts at this was the first Mortal Kombat live-action movie. As it turns out, there is apparently still a chance that, after nearly 20 years, a third installment of the original movie series may be on the way. And it sounds like it will be absolutely ridiculous.
Christopher Lambert, who starred in the first Mortal Kombat, recently gave an update on the long rumored, stuck in-development hell reboot/sequel. While speaking with Loaded, the actor claimed that he is in »
Take this bit of news with a pinch of salt, but there are some rumours floating around the Internet that the Mortal Kombat reboot has a cast in place – and it’s pretty star studded.
According to website Frag Hero – who claim this story to be confirmed – Vin Diesel (Guardians of the Galaxy), Megan Fox (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows), Jason Momoa (Justice League), Ronda Rousey (Furious 7) and Liam Neeson (Taken) have joined the cast of the James Wan-produced Mortal Kombat reboot. Not only that, but Robin Shou – who played Liu Kang in Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation – will return to the series to play the villainous Shang Tsung along with Michael Jai White reprising his role of Jax from Mortal Kombat: Legacy.
Here’s the rumoured cast list:
Vin Diesel as Shao Khan
Megan Fox as Kitana
Robin Shou as Shang Tsung
- Luke Owen
Warner Bros., Sound Brewery and Global Beverage Traders are pleased to announce a series of beers based on the massively popular video game Mortal Kombat X, which was released to consumers in 2015. This all-new beer series boasts bold flavors aimed to match the intensity and excitement of Mortal Kombat X. This new series of beers inspired by Mortal Kombat X is a limited release and available for shipping in 22oz single serve bottles (12/22 oz case).
Consisting of a "Scorpion" Imperial Stout with chilies and vanilla bean; "Sub-Zero" Imperial Ipa the perfect mixture of hops and malt; and "Raiden" Imperial Saison a Belgian style ale that gives you an electrifying blast of hops and CO2. The Sub-Zero Imperial Ipa is refreshingly cooling on a warm day, an Imperial India Pale Ale that's not all about the hops or the malt but is a whole lot of both fighting it out for your palate's supremacy. »
10 items from 2016
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