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‘Shimmer Lake’ Trailer: Rainn Wilson Turns Into a Clueless Criminal in New Netflix Comic Crime Thriller

‘Shimmer Lake’ Trailer: Rainn Wilson Turns Into a Clueless Criminal in New Netflix Comic Crime Thriller
Netflix has released the trailer for its original comic crime thriller “Shimmer Lake,” starring Rainn Wilson, Benjamin Walker and Wyatt Russell. The film marks the directorial debut of “22 Jump Street” and “Mortal Kombat: Rebirth” writer Oren Uziel.

Read More: Netflix: Full List of Movies Arriving in June 2017 Includes ‘Okja’ and ‘The Sixth Sense

Written by Uziel, “Shimmer Lake” follows local sheriff Zeke Sikes (Walker) as he attempts to untangle the mystery of three small-town criminals and a bank robbery gone wrong. Wilson plays Andy, the sheriff’s brother who recklessly attempts to rob a bank, and the two unknowingly embark on a game of cat-and-mouse. The story, which involves many shady characters, is told backwards, reversing day by day through a week. The film also stars Rob Corddry, Ron Livingston, Stephanie Sigman, Adam Pally, John Michael Higgins, Mark Rendall, Angela Vint and Isabelle Dove as Andy’s daughter Sally.

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‘Shimmer Lake’ Trailer: Rainn Wilson Turns Into a Clueless Criminal in New Netflix Comic Crime Thriller

‘Shimmer Lake’ Trailer: Rainn Wilson Turns Into a Clueless Criminal in New Netflix Comic Crime Thriller
Netflix has released the trailer for its original comic crime thriller “Shimmer Lake,” starring Rainn Wilson, Benjamin Walker and Wyatt Russell. The film marks the directorial debut of “22 Jump Street” and “Mortal Kombat: Rebirth” writer Oren Uziel.

Read More: Netflix: Full List of Movies Arriving in June 2017 Includes ‘Okja’ and ‘The Sixth Sense

Written by Uziel, “Shimmer Lake” follows local sheriff Zeke Sikes (Walker) as he attempts to untangle the mystery of three small-town criminals and a bank robbery gone wrong. Wilson plays Andy, the sheriff’s brother who recklessly attempts to rob a bank, and the two unknowingly embark on a game of cat-and-mouse. The story, which involves many shady characters, is told backwards, reversing day by day through a week. The film also stars Rob Corddry, Ron Livingston, Stephanie Sigman, Adam Pally, John Michael Higgins, Mark Rendall, Angela Vint and Isabelle Dove as Andy’s daughter Sally.

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Netflix's Shimmer Lake Trailer Unravels a Backwards Mystery

Netflix's Shimmer Lake Trailer Unravels a Backwards Mystery
With just a few weeks until it debuts on the streaming service, Netflix has unveiled the first trailer for the upcoming indie Shimmer Lake, which is slated to arrive June 9. This dark comedy is set during the aftermath of a bank robbery in a small town, but nothing is as it seems, including the actual format of the movie itself. While we can't exactly tell from the trailer, this movie is told in reverse time.

Netflix debuted the trailer for this darkly comic crime thriller on YouTube today, which follows a local sheriff named Zeke Sikes (Benjamin Walker) hunting three bank robbery suspects, one of whom is his brother Andy (Rainn Wilson). From the trailer's opening moments, we can tell that Zeke is a straight shooter, so to speak, telling his young niece Sally (Isabel Dove) that everyone in town thinks they can do whatever they want with no repercussions.
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Mortal Kombat Reboot Writer Calls It an R-Rated Avengers

Mortal Kombat Reboot Writer Calls It an R-Rated Avengers
Mortal Kombat was one of the movies that helped kicked off a long line of not-so-great movie adaptations of video games. After the sequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation in 1997, the franchise died, but a reboot has been in the works for a handful of years. Now screenwriter Oren Uziel has revealed some details on the script that he wrote for the in-the-works Mortal Kombat movie, which is being compared to an R-rated, violent version of The Avengers.

The writer/director recently spoke with Collider about his upcoming Netflix thriller Shimmer Lake. During the course of the chat, he was asked about his take on Mortal Kombat, which he wrote several years ago, and Oren Uziel, without laying out any specific plot points, gave us an idea of what we might be able to expect from this movie, should it ever actually get made. Here's what he had to say.

"Well,
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Oren Uziel Compares Original Mortal Kombat Movie Pitch To R-Rated Avengers

Though he acknowledges that his original spec script has likely been tinkered with ever since it was first turned in to Warner Bros., God Particle scribe Oren Uziel has shed new light on his proposal for the Mortal Kombat movie, which he compares to an R-rated version of The Avengers.

Per Collider, Uziel began by detailing his long history with the video game adaptation, which tapped Simon McQuoid to direct almost six months ago – for what it’s worth, Aquaman helmer James Wan is also attached to produce. Oren Uziel was actually one of the first writers to take a crack at the live-action Mortal Kombat reboot, but an internal changeover at Warner resulted in his pitch sitting on the shelf for years, eventually leading to Uziel becoming involved in the online short film, Mortal Kombat: Rebirth.

I have a long history with that Mortal Kombat project. It was kind
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The Mortal Kombat movie reboot finds a director

It looks like the long-gestating movie reboot of the hit video game series Mortal Kombat could finally be moving forward, with Variety reporting that commercials director Simon McQuoid is in talks with New Line Cinema to helm the film.

Mortal Kombat is being produced by James Wan (The Conjuring), who took over the project following the departure of director Kevin Tancharoen, the filmmaker behind the Mortal Kombat: Rebirth short and Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series.

The beat-em-up series first graced the big screen in 1995, with Paul W.S. Anderson directing. The movie was followed by the 1997 sequel Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, as well as the 1998 live-action TV series Mortal Kombat: Conquest.
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Mortal Kombat: Producer James Wan Says They Aren't Rushing The Movie

More and more it feels like Mortal Kombat is becoming the new Crow: a film remake/reboot that, for one reason or another, can't seem to gain any real traction. Back in 2010, a short entitled Mortal Kombat: Rebirth hit the web and garnered a lot of fan support. This was the R-rated take on the franchise that fans have been craving since the game came out in the 90s.

The film's director, Kevin Tancharoen, went on to direct a web series for Warner Premier, and even signed on to direct a feature film. But, of course, nothing in Hollywood is that easy. In 2013, Tancharoen exited the project to pursue other creative endeavors.

After 3 years of Kombat,I've decided to move on to other creative

opportunities. I wish everyone involved in the movie big success. Thanks!

Kevin Tancharoen (@Ktanch) October 25, 2013

The film lay stagnant for a couple years, and then last year,
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28 videogame movie adaptations currently in development

Rob Leane Sep 20, 2016

From Assassin’s Creed to The Witcher, via Mass Effect, Minecraft and maybe more Warcraft...

Latest update: Uncharted delayed.

In the years since Den Of Geek first sprung into existence, we’ve consistently kept an eye on the videogames that have been touted for the big screen treatment. We’ve tried to list them all in a big article a few times before, and it feels like the time has come to pull a new version together.

If we haven’t heard anything about a certain videogame movie in two years or more, it seems safe to assume that it’s quietly been binned. That’s why you won’t find the likes of BioShock, Devil May Cry, Far Cry, Gears Of War, Halo, Heavy Rain and Rollercoaster Tycoon on this list. If we get proven wrong on any of those, we’ll update this article as more information comes to light.
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93 movie remakes and reboots currently in the works

From The Craft and The Birds to The Fugitive and She's All That, the many film reboots and remakes currently in the works...

Over the years that Den Of Geek has been going, we've regularly been charting the assortment of reboots and remakes that are making their way through the Hollywood system. This, then, is the current state of play. We've removed a bunch of projects that seem utterly dead - the once mooted remakes of Videodrome and Timecrimes, for instance - but we'll keep this list up to date as and when we hear of more.

Without further ado, here's what's coming up...

Akira

One of Hollywood's most on and off projects, the current state of the live action Akira remake is that it's back in the works. Marco J Ramirez, the showrunner for season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil show, has been hired to pen a screenplay. Warner Bros is still backing the film,
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Furious 7 Director James Wan Joins The Mortal Kombat Reboot

It looks like there.s no fatality that can keep the Mortal Kombat film franchise down. While there have been attempts to get the movies going again we haven.t seen anything on the big screen since 1997. Now however, there.s a big name involved in rebooting the movies who has earned himself a lot of Hollywood credibility recently. Furious 7 director James Wan is on board to produce the new film. The Tracking Board has the details that Wan, who directed the fifth highest grossing movie of all time, should be able to bring some new life to the perpetually stalled project. The movie is being written by David Callaham (The Expendables) and Oren Uziel, who wrote the short film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth which spawned the well-received web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy.   The film will be a standalone reboot not connected to the previous films or the web series.
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James Wan to produce Mortal Kombat reboot

The Tracking Board is reporting that Fast & Furious 7 director James Wan is set to produce a new Mortal Kombat film for New Line Cinema.

Wan, whose Furious 7 grossed over $1.5 billion this summer, will serve as one of the producers on the reboot, working alongside New Line and Broken Road who a readying a brand new film version based on the popular video game series.

There had been word of a new film back 2013 when web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy director Kevin Tancharoen was set to write and direct after his pitch reel Mortal Kombat: Rebirth went viral. But development difficulties meant that the director left the project in 2012.

Mortal Kombat was first released into arcades in 1992 by Midway Games, with the first film arriving in 1995; directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (Event Horizon), which grossed $122 million worldwide. The sequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, was released in 1997 and directed by
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'Mortal Kombat' Movie Happening with Producer James Wan

'Mortal Kombat' Movie Happening with Producer James Wan
New Line Cinema's Mortal Kombat has been given a new lease on life, with the studio bringing aboard filmmaker James Wan to produce. The filmmaker is coming off of the massive Universal blockbuster Furious 7, which has taken in over $1.5 billion at the box office. The Tracking Board's report doesn't mention if the filmmaker will direct, but that seems unlikely, since he has a number of projects on his directorial plate, such as The Conjuring: The Enfield Poltergeist and Aquaman.

The script is being written by Oren Uziel (22 Jump Street) and Dave Callaham (Godzilla). Oren Uziel wrote director Kevin Tancharoen's short film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, which served as a launching pad for the Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series that ran for two seasons. Kevin Tancharoen was actually attached to direct this movie reboot before he eventually dropped out back in October 2013. We haven't heard anything about the project since then,
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Machinima’s ‘Mortal Kombat: Legacy’ Explodes Onto DVD And Blu-ray

Fans of Machinima’s Mortal Kombat: Legacy II digital series will soon have physical proof of their obsession. The series arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on October 14 and is already available for pre-order. Based on the famous Mortal Kombat video game franchise, the second season of the live-action series introduced viewers to the character Raiden, who must fight the Outworld’s evil forces along with his recruits. The series was produced by Warner Bros. Digital Distribution and directed by Kevin Tancharoen (of Mortal Kombat: Rebirth). Legacy II has been a huge hit with the online video masses, garnering over 19 million views since its release in 2013 and claiming the 2014 Streamy Award for Best Choreography. It’s little surprise then that it’s taking its popularity to DVD. You can pre-order the Mortal Kombat: Legacy II Blu-ray for $19.98 or the DVD for $12.97 from Warner Bros.’s online shop before their release on October 14. Additionally,
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Director Kevin Tancharoen Drops Out Of Mortal Kombat Remake

New Line Cinema’s remake of Mortal Kombat has been puttering around for about three years now without gaining much steam. Up until now it actually had director Kevin Tancharoen attached to it, but alas that is no more as Tancharoen recently dropped out of the remake.

Kevin Tancharoen took to Twitter to inform the world that after three years he would not be directing the proposed remake of the film. It’s kind of a rough thing to have happen, given that Tancharoen has been attached for so long. He’s also the director of a short film, “Mortal Kombat: Rebirth,” which he used initially as a pitch for a feature length-project. All in all, it was a pretty impressive idea, so it’s sad to see Tancharoen go.

Not that many people have been heard clamoring for a new film version of Mortal Kombat, though. The initial films
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'Mortal Kombat' director Kevin Tancharoen leaves reboot film

Kevin Tancharoen has announced his departure from the Mortal Kombat reboot.

It was reported in 2011 that the popular video game was to be revamped into a film feature by Warner Bros and New Line Cinema, with Tancharoen attached to direct the project.

However, Tancharoen posted on his Twitter account on Friday (October 25): "After 3 years of Kombat, I've decided to move on to other creative opportunities. I wish everyone involved in the movie big success."

Tancharoen previously directed a hit live-action short film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, which was screened on YouTube. The director-choreographer then went on to create the popular web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy.

The filmmaker discussed his progress on the movie just last month.

He said : "The script is in a good place. We're just kind of figuring out the budget and locations and that whole process is where we're at."

Mortal Kombat was originally adapted into
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Kevin Tancharoen no longer directing Mortal Kombat reboot

Just weeks after the online release of Mortal Kombat: Legacy II - the second season of the popular live-action web series - director Kevin Tancharoen (Fame, Glee: The 3D Concert Movie) has revealed via Twitter that he's "decided to move on to other creative opportunities" and will no longer helm Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema's big screen reboot of the classic video game beat-em-up franchise.

Tancharoen originally secured the directing gig on Mortal Kombat back in 2011, having impressed with his 2010 proof of concept short Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, which then led to then ten-episode web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy. The script for the new Mortal Kombat has been written by Oren Uziel (Rebirth), who also happens to have 22 Jump Street and Men in Black 4 on his upcoming slate, but with the project now without a director it's unclear as to the status of the planned reboot.
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Mortal Kombat: Kevin Tancharoen exits Film after Legacy’s 2nd Season

Kevin Tancharoen is not directing Mortal Kombat Legacy‘s Film Adaptation. It all began with Kevin Tancharoen’s short film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth and now it has ended with a enigmatic announcement via Twitter. For someone to work his way up from a short film to being given the green [...]

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‘Mortal Kombat: Legacy’ Director Drops Out of Movie Reboot

Mortal Kombat may be one of the best-selling video game series in history, but the brand hasn’t had an easy time getting on the big screen. The initial 1995 film adaptation – directed by a pre-Resident Evil Paul W.S. Anderson – scored fairly well at the box office, but its lackluster sequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, effectively put the budding film franchise to rest just two years later.

Things had been looking up for fans of the notoriously violent video games when filmmaker Kevin Tancharoen resurrected the live-action version of the franchise, first with his Mortal Kombat: Rebirth short film and then with the hit web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy. Previous reports had Tancharoen leading the charge to bring Sub-Zero, ...

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‘Mortal Kombat’ Movie Director Kevin Tancharoen Moves On

‘Mortal Kombat’ Movie Director Kevin Tancharoen Moves On
Kevin Tancharoen has departed from New Line’s “Mortal Kombat” movie.

“After 3 years of Kombat,” Tancharoen said on his Twitter account, “I’ve decided to move on to other creative opportunities. I wish everyone involved in the movie big success. Thanks!”

Tancharoen did not disclose if another director has been selected.

Tancharoen’s “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” web series (pictured above) recently released its second season.

New Line had disclosed in 2011 that it was rebooting “Mortal Kombat,” based on Tancharoen’s short film and web series “Mortal Kombat: Rebirth.”

Rights to the property were part of the Midway Games assets that New Line parent Warner Bros. picked up in bankruptcy court in 2009 for the fire-sale price of $33 million along with “Spy Hunter,” “Joust” and several other game franchises.

Midway debuted the video game in 1992 with a story focusing on the monk Liu Kang to save Earth from an evil sorcerer. New
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Kevin Tancharoen Reveals He Won't Direct The Mortal Kombat Movie

Tancharoen first got the attention of Warner Bros. and Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon with this 2010 short Mortal Kombat: Rebirth which starred Michael Jai White as Jax. Backed by WB, Tancharoen produced the first season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy in 2011 and recently released the second season last month. Tancharoen previously stated that his vision for the Mortal Kombat movie was completely separate from the 2010 short or more recent web series. With Tancharoen departing, it's anyone's guess as to whether this will hold true or if this film will even get made. After 3 years of Kombat,I've decided to move on to other creative opportunities. I wish everyone involved in the movie big success. Thanks!— Kevin Tancharoen (@Ktanch) October 25, 2013
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