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- There’s a good chance that if you’re reading this, it’s probably while seated in an office chair. And there’s an even better chance that that office chair is boring. But now, thanks to this awesome cover, you can turn your chair into the pointy Iron Throne from Game of Thrones. (Please note: Smug King Joffrey Action Figure for You to Step On sold separately).
- Looks like a couple of new writers have just jumped off a Florentine tower and dropped into the hay bale that is Assassin’s Creed. According to Deadline, Adam Cooper and Bill Collage have been brought in for a new take on the script of the video game adaptation which will be produced and starred in by Michael Fassbender. This is the third high profile gig for Cooper and Collage, who recently penned Ridley Scott and Christian Bale’s Moses tale, Exodus: Gods and Kings, as well as Darren Aronofsky’s George Washington biopic, The General.
- While Wolverine is almost immortal, the guy who plays him isn’t. So despite the fact that he’s apparently become more ripped the older he got, Hugh Jackman has hinted several times that he will be hanging up the claws at some point in the future. So who could over the role of the crazy Canuck? GeekTyrant seem to have a few ideas that I can get behind, and out of that list, my money would be on Luke Evans.
- Poster of the Day: Gravity
- Not only was Captain America: The Winter Soldier a phenomenal movie, but it has now made enough money to grant the Marvel Cinematic Universe the title of biggest box-office franchise of all time. Yes, this is only looking at domestic figures (i.e. US box office) and when adjusted for inflation (including the cost of 3D tickets) and looked at on a global scale, the MCU films are still outclassed financially by Star Wars, James Bond and Harry Potter. But just think about what an amazing achievement this still is. From taking a gamble back in 2008 with a second-string hero, played by a Hollywood washout, to ruling the US cinematic landscape just 6 years later.
Your move, Warner Bros\DC Comics.
- There’s a new live-action adaptation of classic anime Lupin III on the way, and the first official pics of the characters have just been revealed.
- Two of the the funniest ladies on the planet – and no, I’m not talking about Darryn and Nick – will be joining hilarious forces once again. SNL alum and recent two-time Golden Globes hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have joined The Nest, a new comedy directed by Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect). The script by Paula Pell sees the pair play “two 30-something sisters who come home to find their parents’ house has been put up for sale and then spend a last wild weekend together.”
- If Darryn had written The Lord of the Rings instead of J.R.R. Tolkien, this is what Sauron would have been wearing.
- Up top I mentioned that it was now Warner Bros\DC Comics’ move to see if they can catch up with the juggernaut that is Marvel Studios. Unfortunately, it appears that WB\DC still have to work out what those moves could actually be. Man of Steel and Dark Knight Trilogy writer David S Goyer gave a pretty good interview with IGN, during which he was asked about all the TV shows based on DC properties that are currently in production, and whether or not WB\DC had plans to somehow fold these into their bigger film lineup like Marvel has done, and here’s what he had to say.
“It’s too early. I know that Warner Bros. would love to make their universe more cohesive. There have been a lot of general conversations about that, but it’s really, really early. I’m not sure. Marvel has had enormous success, but I’m not sure that everybody should try to emulate them either. It’s just been vague conversations so far.”
“Too early?” “Vague conversations?” Seriously, WB/DC? Marvel has their slate planned out for the next 14 years, and your left hand still doesn’t know what the right is doing? I’m not expecting you to emulate their model, but faffing about like this is not working either.
- Our love for True Detective is well documented around these parts. So too is our affection for the Pete Holmes Show. So when you combine the two, you can be damn sure we’re going to pay attention. And hate it. Because Rust Cohle hates everything, and since we worship him, we should too.
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Last Updated: April 9, 2014