20 items from 2014
Last October, Mortal Kombat: Legacy director Kevin Tancharoen announced his plan to step away from the Mortal Kombat franchise. Five months later, he has apparently returned to it. According to a report by The Inquistr, Tancharoen has plans to direct a third season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy, stating in an interview that he and Warner Bros "are starting to talk about it literally this week." The previous two seasons of Mortal Kombat: Legacy were huge hits for Machinima. Their 19 combined episodes have all scored more than a million views, and the first season debut has now been watched more than 20 million times. The second season ended on a cliffhanger, leaving fans hungry for answers. One month after completing season two, however, Tancharoen tweeted his plan to "move on to other creative opportunities." His return to the franchise coincides with the release of The Gable 5, a short film directed by Tancharoen, »
- Sam Gutelle
(Cbr) On a rainy Friday afternoon at the 2014 Emerald City Comicon, fans crowded the Grand Ballroom of the Seattle Convention Center to express their love of Faith – which, in this case, refers to actress Eliza Dushku’s former character on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” At a panel moderated by another “Buffy” alumnus – actress Clare Kramer (a.k.a. Glory) – Dushku discussed her career, present endeavors and plans for the future. She also took time to answer some questions from the "Faith-ful." One of Dushku’s earliest roles was that of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s daughter in the James Cameron film “True Lies.” She indicated that this was where she discovered her love of “physical” roles. Even though she cracked her ribs while performing the infamous “Harrier Jet Scene,” Dushku realized she enjoyed this type of acting, much to her mother’s dismay. Her big break on “Buffy” came right as she was finishing high school. »
- George A. Tramountanas, Comic Book Resources
Eliza Dushku is embarking on the chance to improve humanity for the greater good in director Kevin Tancharoen’s new short film, ‘Gable V.’ Following the success of directing episodes of the action crime fantasy television series ‘Mortal Kombat: Legacy,’ the helmer once again teamed with Machinima to make the action short. ‘Gable V,’ which Tancharoen describes as being a sci-fi, futuristic version of ‘The Truman Show,’ is now available on Machinima Prime, which is the dominant video entertainment network for young males around the world. It serves more than two billion monthly video views each month, making it one of the top entertainment networks on YouTube. The Machinima network features [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
Here’s the shady skinny: Government-funded scientist Professor Gable unearths five people who have special gifts and seem to be a portent in the next evolutionary step for mankind. If he can harness the source of their gifts, he could use them for the good of the world... or for evil.
Eliza Dushku ("Angel," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer") plays an unwitting pawn in this nefarious program in the action-packed pilot which debuted yesterday. Basically, she kicks a lot of ass as she tries to make sense of what is happening to her. (It reminded me a little bit, in spirit anyway, of the short-lived Dushku television series "Dollhouse.")
Tancharoen describes The Gable 5 as “a sci-fi, futuristic version of The Truman Show.” I had to »
- Staci Layne Wilson
Mortal Kombat: Legacy creator Kevin Tancharoen debuted his new short film The Gable 5 on Machinima today, which stars Eliza Dushku and Steve Harris. The story centers on a neurologist (James Morrison) trying to create a drug so powerful it could eliminate modern warfare as we know it. After receiving backing from the government, Gable tries to find five test subjects. Check out the full 10-minute short, then read on for more details about how the film could be expanded into a web series.
In an interview with Crave Online, Eliza Dushku revealed that this short is currently serving as the pilot episode, but the show could continue as a web series if there is enough interest.
"It could live on if people are drawn to this world and interested and find it as thought provoking and epic as we do, then we may get the chance."
The actress also talked »
Kevin Tancharoen endeared himself to horror fans with his kick-ass Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series, and now he's back with the pilot for another one, The Gable 5, starring ass kicker supreme Eliza Dushku.
In a remote location, a secret facility exists unlike anything the world has ever seen. Run by Dr. Conrad Gable, a renowned neurologist, the facility is years ahead of its time when it comes to the technology it's using to research the human body. With an unlimited budget backed by a classified department of the government, Dr. Gable's motives appear to be for the greater good of humanity - the chance to create a drug so powerful it could be used to win every battle, every war, with no casualties. »
- Debi Moore
Kevin Tancharoen directed one of Machinima's most popular web series, and he has returned to the multi-channel network's Machinima Prime channel for an encore. Tancharoen is the creative force behind Gable V, a short film centered around a nefarious science experiment. Gable V stars Eliza Dushku as its nameless protagonist, who is dropped into a futuristic facility where she must fight off waves of bad guys. The audience quickly learns that the true situation is not as Dushku's character sees it, thanks to a long, expository bit of sci-fi mumbo jumbo about five separate emotions that apparently have the power to end war as we know it (or ensure "world domination", as titular evil scientist Conrad Gable explains). The plot, however, is a secondary concern for Gable V. The main priority is punchy, kicky, shooty, stabby action sequences, which the short film has in spades. Gable V marks Tancharoen's return to Machinima, »
- Sam Gutelle
Eliza Dushku has spent the better part of her career playing various ass-kicking heroines, but she may have set a personal record in the new Machinima web series The Gable 5.
Created by Kevin Tancharoen, who’s struck gold on Machinima in the past with his Mortal Kombat: Legacy series, Gable 5 focuses on a group of five uniquely gifted people who are put into a mysterious and violent government experiment that could change humankind.
Screen Rant recently had the opportunity to chat with Dushku about the pilot episode of the series, which you can check out above, as well as her connection to fans and her future ambitions.
Sr: What attracted you to The Gable 5?
I’d say the world that we were going to be messing up and playing in; Kevin Tancharoen, who I think is a ...
Click to continue reading Interview: Eliza Dushku »
- Rob Frappier
Earlier today, we got our hands on this fan-made film based on the Deus Ex video game franchise. It’s being hosted over on Machinima, the same site that gave us the Mortal Kombat: Legacy series and a bunch of other cool fan-projects.
Square Enix’s critically-acclaimed third Deus Ex game, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, has been an inspiration for many forms of media including a DC Comic Book series. While people continue to wait on word of the Deus Ex feature length movie, Dcode Film founder Moe Charif gives the game live-action treatment with an all-new short that airs on Machinima Prime next Tuesday, March 25. Charif also plays Adam Jensen in the program, which focuses on Jensen’s relationship with his ex-girlfriend Megan Reed.
It’s based on the video game Deus Ex Human Revolution. Although the film doesn’t follow the narrative of the game exactly, it remains »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Ever wondered how Ryu and Ken and all those street fightin’ street fighters of the game “Street Fighter” got their start? Well, director Joey Ansah’s “Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist” is going to tell you how. The series will be making its online premiere via Machinima, similar to Kevin Tancharoen’s “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” very soon. You can check out a teaser trailer for the web series below. As you’ll recall, Ansah actually started a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for his vision of “Street Fighter.” I guess he got what he needed. I don’t know if selling the series to Machinima was what he had planned, but hey, it’s better than screening for bums in an alleyway, right? A thrilling, multilayered series, Street Fighter: Assassin’S Fist takes the audience back to the formative years of iconic characters Ryu and Ken as they »
After the success of the "Mortal Kombat: Legacy" web series, came word that Capcom was developing its own web series, called "Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist," which stars Mike Moh as Ryu and Christian Howard as Ken. The project has already completed filming, and the company has now unveiled the trailer for the first season "Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist." Check out the trailer below and stay tuned for the announcement of when we'll see the web series, which should be released in its entirety. "Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist" will explore the early days of Ryu and Ken and tell the story of their tutelage under Gouken, who must decide whether to pass down all the secrets of the Asatsuken (Assassin's Fist) fighting style after experiencing first hand the ill-effects that befall his younger brother, Akuma. Gouken struggles with whether his two young trainees Ken and Ryu will split along the »
Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist is coming to Machinima. The live-action adaptation of the popular fighting game will be released through the main channel of YouTube's top gaming network. Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist has a lot of web video history behind it. It began as Street Fighter: Legacy, a 2010 fan film that has received nearly five million views to date. In September 2012, Capcom gave Legacy creator Joey Ansah its blessing, and he began developing Assassin's Fist as a full-fledged web series, with some help from the video game publisher. Thus began a long campaign to pick up enough funding without sacrificing creative integrity. In April 2013, during the height of the Kickstarter craze, Ansah launched a crowdfunding campaign searching for close to $1 million. After failing to gain much traction, he shelved the campaign, and he finds his series attached to Machinima year later. Machinima was the always the best fit for Assassin's Fist. »
- Sam Gutelle
Machinima, Assassin's Fist Limited, and Capcom U.S.A., Inc. announce today, in partnership with Producer Jacqueline Quella, and Director Joey Ansah, that Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist will debut in its entirety on Machinima, the number-one global video entertainment network for young males. The exact air date will be announced soon. The live-action series, which is distributed by Content Media, is the brainchild of Ansah (The Bourne Ultimatum, Snow White and the Huntsman), a member of the creative team behind the hugely successful fan film Street Fighter: Legacy - which has received almost 5,000,000 views to date. Ansah, who also stars in the series (Akuma), wrote the script with Christian Howard, who reprises his role as Ken Masters from the original fan film. The series also stars Mike Moh as Ryu, Togo Igawa (47 Ronin, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Last Samurai) as Gōtetsu, Akira Koieyama as Gōken, Gaku Space as Gōki, »
In February 2014, news broke that Warner Bros. was mulling a $10 to $15 million investment into Machinima. Today, it’s official. The YouTube multi-channel network and self-proclaimed “next-generation video entertainment network for the gamer lifestyle and beyond” has closed an $18 million round of financing led by Warneer Bros., with existing investors Mk Capital, Redpoint Ventures, and Google Capital also participating. The deal makes sense for Warner Bros., as it’s had success in partnering with Machinima as a distribution platform for its high-profile digital series (like the first and second seasons of Mortal Kombat: Legacy) and trailers and sneak peaks of its blockbuster films (like G.I. Joe: Retaliation). “Machinima has been a pioneer and category leader in the YouTube McN space, with thousands of channel partners and a premium brand that reaches millions of daily users,” said Thomas Gewecke, Chief Digital Officer and Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Warner Bros. Entertainment, »
- Joshua Cohen
No-one knows what the effect of this cloud will be, but citizens are advised to take shelter and we follow one family dealing with the crisis.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
Before Thom received Mpse’s highest honor, he took the stage to collect his Golden Reel for “Epic,” beating out “Frozen” for best sound and music editing in animation. “I wasn’t ready to be nervous yet,” he said.
Lucas used to call Thom the “sound Buddha” because for the first 10 years working together Lucas never heard him say anything. “[Thom] just adds things in without having to question everything,” Lucas said.
Thom returned the praise »
- Nikara Johns
Since the boys and girls behind “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” scored a hit with their popular web series, it’s not altogether surprising that another fighting game with its own wonky cinematic history is looking to reboot things with a show of its own. Enter “Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist,” a series that should arrive online later this year. To get everyone excited about the project, a new poster was recently released online. As a fan of the “Street Fighter” games — ask my fight stick how much I love the titles — I’m definitely a little curious about this one. As long as it’s stronger than Jean-Claude Van Damme’s big-screen adaptation, then I’ll probably walk away a happy boy. Expectations are under control, though it’s hard not to get excited about the project. Anyway, here’s the synopsis: Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist” will explore »
- Todd Rigney
Fight choreographer Joey Ansah makes his directorial debut on this new live-action martial arts web series adaptation of the Capcom video game series. The project was shot this past Summer in Bulgaria.
Source: Poster © Jacqueline Quella/Content Media »
- Garth Franklin
After the success of the "Mortal Kombat: Legacy" web series, came word that Capcom was developing its own web series, called "Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist," which stars Mike Moh as Ryu and Christian Howard as Ken. The project has already completed filming, and the company has now unveiled the first poster for "Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist." Check out the poster below and watch the web series later this year. "Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist" will explore the early days of Ryu and Ken and tell the story of their tutelage under Gouken, who must decide whether to pass down all the secrets of the Asatsuken (Assassin's Fist) fighting style after experiencing first hand the ill-effects that befall his younger brother, Akuma. Gouken struggles with whether his two young trainees Ken and Ryu will split along the path of light and darkness just as he and Akuma did as they learned from their master, »
To ring in the New Year, the producers behind Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist have released the first poster for this live-action adaptation of the hit video game series, which will be broken into episodes and debut as a web series later this year, before being released in its entirety on VOD and Blu-ray. Mike Moh and Christian Howard headline this adventure that follows Street Fighter all-stars Ken Masters and Ryu. Take a look, then read on for the full synopsis.
Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist is an upcoming Capcom sanctioned live-action webseries from the team behind the noteworthy web short, Mortal Kombat: Legacy. The story will explore the early days of series stars Ryu and Ken and tell the story of their tutelage under Gouken, who must decide whether to pass down all the secrets of the 'Asatsuken (Assassin's Fist) fighting style after experiencing first hand the ill-effects that befall his younger brother, »
20 items from 2014
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