We've seen Instruments of Good and Evil so far, and now it's time for the reveal of an Instrument of Chaos in this latest character poster for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. Check out Godfrey Gao as Magnus Bane, the High Warlock of Brooklyn.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is an adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s young adult fantasy novel and has a release date of August 23, 2013.
Kevin Durand, Robert Maillet, Elyas M'Barek, Lily Collins, Robert Sheehan, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jemima West, Kevin Zegers, Lena Headey, Jared Harris, Godfrey Gao, and Jamie Campbell Bower star in the film helmed by Harald Zwart. Jessica Postigo and I. Marlene King wrote the script.
Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray (Lily Collins), discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother (Lena Headey), Clary must join forces with a group of Shadowhunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves, and other deadly creatures. Based on the worldwide best-selling book series.
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“Personality” was first performed by Dorothy Lamour in the 1946 film Road to Utopia. That’s not why it’s this week’s B-Sides. Being sung by a busload of human oddities in a Frank Henenlotter flick is the reason why this freakish take on “Personality” made the B-Sides.
Actress-singer Annie Ross has had a storied career that began with an “Our Gang” short and near its end saw her cast as the freak-loving “Granny Ruth” in the 1992 threequel Basket Case 3: The Progeny. A nutzoid mother hen to a gaggle of freaks similar to the franchise’s star mutant, Belial, it’s her love for these freaks of nature that leads to this amazing big band, bus-bound musical number from the most insane entry in Frank Henenlotter’s Basket Case franchise – and that’s saying something.
This scene is also a little depressing because looking at the wonderfully imaginative make-up designs on the various freaks serves as a sad reminder of modern cinema’s over-reliance on computer effects over practical effects.
Along with Ross, the flick also stars Kevin Van Hentenryck, Denise Coop, and Gil Roper.
The Marvel Select line has put out some great figures in the past 11 years, but not all of them are easy to find nowadays. Luckily, Diamond Select Toys regularly re-issues some of the more popular figures, and coming out later this year will be the original Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze.
Blaze stands atop a base depicting a particularly unpleasant section of Hell. Check out the redesigned packaging below, and look for Ghost Rider (along with the classic Green Goblin, which re-creates the famous cover of Amazing Spider-Man #39 with glider and tied-up Peter Parker) to return to comic shop shelves (and online store databases) this summer!
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You can put dinosaurs in just about anything and we'll watch it, which is one reason why we're sharing this first look promo for Syfy's newest Original Series, "Primeval: New World," premiering June 8th. The remaining reasons? All the other creatures that come through the anomalies with them of course! Check it out.
The 13-episode "Primeval: New World" stars Niall Matter ("Eureka"), Sara Canning ("The Vampire Diaries"), and Danny Rahim ("Eastenders") as a team of animal experts and scientists investigating paranormal events while battling both prehistoric and futuristic creatures. Amanda Tapping, who starred in the Syfy series "Sanctuary" and is currently recurring on "Supernatural," directed several episodes.
Based on the original "Primeval" series from Impossible Pictures, the "Primeval: New World" creative team is led by executive producers Martin Wood ("Sanctuary," "Stargate: Atlantis") and Gillian Horvath ("Sanctuary," Highlander"). The spinoff was created by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens ("Star Trek: Enterprise", Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World)" and written by Gillian Horvath, Peter Hume ("Charmed," "Flash Gordon"), Jon Cooksey ("The Collector," "The Outer Limits"), Sarah Dodd ("Flashpoint," "Arctic Air"), Katherine Collins ("Endgame"), and Judith and Garfield Reeve-Stevens.
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ABC Gives Pickup Order to Resurrection (Formerly The Returned) and Releases Cast Photo; Passes on Gothica
In advance of next week's Upfront presentations by the major networks, we close out this week with word on which of ABC's two genre pilots got a new name and pickup order and which got the dreaded call saying it was a pass this time. Read on for the details.
On the "no" side is "Gothica," one that we were watching closely as it was described as a sexy Gothic soap set in the present day that weaves together a mythology incorporating the legends of Dracula, Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein, and Dorian Gray among others. Per Deadline, it had a good cast and some early buzz, but its premise of mixing famous horror literary characters just didn’t quite work.
On the other side of the spectrum, "Resurrection" is the new title of "The Returned," and not only is ABC moving forward with it for the 2013-2014 television season, but they also provided Examiner with the cast photo you see below.
Based on a novel by Jason Mott being released this August, the lives of the people of Arcadia are forever changed when their deceased loved ones return out of nowhere in "Resurrection," which comes from writer/executive producer Aaron Zelman with EP's JoAnn Alfano, Jon Liebman, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner and director Charles McDougall. The series stars Omar Epps, Sam Hazeldine, Nicholas Gonzalez, Mark Hildreth, Kurtwood Smith, and Landon Gimenez.
Margaret White has an extraordinary relationship with her daughter, Carrie. So much so that the supernatural little scamp has created this wonderful animated Mother's Day card just for her! Check it out!
Look for Kim Peirce's Carrie in theatres on October 18th. For more information visit WhatHappenedToCarrie.com! If you're SUPER brave, you can even give the White residence a call at 207-404-2604.
Related Story: Official Carrie News Archive
A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
The quiet suburb of Chamberlain, Maine, is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White (Moore) and her daughter, Carrie (Moretz). Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society. Gym teacher Miss Desjardin (Judy Greer) tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls led by the popular and haughty Chris Hargenson (Portia Doubleday, Youth in Revolt), but only Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde, The Three Musketeers), regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross (newcomer Ansel Elgort), to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc. Brian De Palma’s 1976 film version of CARRIE earned Oscar nominations for stars Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie.
MGM and Screen Gems’ CARRIE is directed by Kim Peirce and produced by Kevin Misher (Public Enemies). J. Miles Dale (The Vow) serves as executive producer, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Big Love) wrote the script from King’s original story. CARRIE’s creative team includes Director of Photography Steve Yedlin (Looper), Production Designer Carol Spier (Eastern Promises), Costume Designer Luis Sequeira (The Thing), and Editor Lee Percy (Boys Don’t Cry).
One of our favorite cinema icons, Nicolas Cage, is headed back to the horror genre with a new project announced for Cannes 2013, Hotel 33! Read on for the early word and details.
From the Press Release
Following their successful collaboration on 2 GUNS and LONE SURVIVOR, Foresight Unlimited, Envision Entertainment and Emmett/Furla Films are joining forces to produce the surreal thriller HOTEL 33, starring Oscar®-winning actor Nicolas Cage (LEAVING LAS VEGAS), it was announced today by Foresight CEO Mark Damon and Emmett/Furla’s Randall Emmett.
Foresight Unlimited will handle international sales for HOTEL 33, which will be produced by Randall Emmett and George Furla and executive produced by Envision Entertainment’s Remington Chase, Stepan Martirosyan and Vitaly Grigoriants and Foresight’s Mark Damon. Malek Akkad is also an executive producer on the film.
Newcomer Kellie Madison wrote the script and will direct HOTEL 33, which will start production in September 2013.
The film is based on the presumed event surrounding the disappearance of 32 people on the opening night of the Grand Hotel in Williamsport, PA, in 1953. While Detective Kaminsky (Nicolas Cage) is investigating the event, four teenagers break into the now-abandoned hotel for a night of festivities. Things soon go awry, and Detective Kaminsky now has to turn his attentions to discovering the mysterious happenings surrounding the strange disappearance of two of the four teenagers.
Open Road Films is distributing the film theatrically in the U.S.
“This is a real-life mystery based on factual events -- a frighteningly look at the nature of evil, exploring and revealing timeless truths about the dark side of human nature, fear and the paranormal and will leave audiences shocked and captivated for years to come. It’s going to be fantastic!!!!” said Kellie Madison.
“Up-and-coming talent Kellie Madison has done a wonderful job in giving the script a seriously terrifying tone,” commented Mark Damon. “Nicolas Cage is of course one of the great actors of our time and is perfectly suited to the role of the iconic haunted detective,” he continued.
“This is now the fourth movie Nic and I have worked on together. He is not only a friend but a true talent, and I cannot be more excited to be working with him again,” commented Randall Emmett.
One of Hollywood’s most dynamic and versatile actors, Oscar®-winning actor Nicolas Cage has starred in over 70 films including MOONSTRUCK, where he was nominated for the Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a comedy or musical, Spike Jonze’s ADAPTATION, where he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor and LEAVING LAS VEGAS where he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. Cage’s upcoming films include David Gordon Green’s southern drama JOE based on Larry Brown’s novel and THE FROZEN GROUND to be released by Lionsgate in late 2013.
Kellie Madison wrote the screenplay for Anchor Bay Entertainment’s DEAR MR. GACY starring William Forsythe (“Boardwalk Empire”) and is based on Jason Moss and Jeffrey Kottler’s New York Times Best Selling book "The Last Victim" about Jason's real-life chilling encounter with infamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy. HOTEL 33 will be her feature film debut.
Sometimes a project will come across our desk that has us grinning from ear-to-ear. This is one of those times. Read on for the first details and art for the best project announcement of the day!
From the Press Release
Red Sea Media is in the process of assembling a strong slate for the upcoming Marché du Film, including SQUIRRELS, a new horror-thriller that the company has just acquired international sales rights for from Bazelevs, Timur Bekmambetov’s production company. Bekmambetov is best known as director of the hit international films NIGHT WATCH, WANTED and ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER. The film was written by Daniel Antoniazzi and Ben Shiffrin, based on an idea by Bekmambetov. Lisa Ellzey and Michele Wolkoff are executive producers. The production is currently setting a director, with an A-list cast expected to sign shortly. The Red Sea sales office at the Marché du Film will be located at the Lerins venue, booth #R19. Additional sales titles from the company will be announced in the coming days.
When a young man’s estranged father is killed under suspicious circumstances, he returns home for the first time in years to get to the bottom of the mystery. Hoping to uncover some logical explanation, he instead finds his mom’s sleazy new boyfriend, a natural gas company buying up the town, an angry female sheriff who happens to be his ex-girlfriend, and an army of flesh-eating squirrels hellbent on destroying everything in their path due to an erosion of their food chain as a result of environmental destruction by the gas company.
“I am very appreciative of the opportunity to sell a Timur Bekmambetov produced film this year. Timur is a tremendous creative talent, and it’s going to be a lot of fun for everyone involved, especially for the buyers, to be a part of this exciting project,” said Red Sea Media CEO Roman Kopelevich.
“Squirrels, like people, can seem very cute—until they get hungry!” said Bekmambetov.
Another spin on the classic and truly twisted Edgar Allan Poe tale The Tell Tale Heart will be causing a stir at this year's Cannes Film Market, and we have the trailer and sales art for you right here. Dig it!
From the Press Release
Darclight Films, the edgy genre-driven label of Arclight Films, announces the acquisition and release of first-look footage of John La Tier’s inspired directorial debut THE TELL TALE HEART starring Rose McGowan (GRINDHOUSE, TVs "CHARMED," JAWBREAKER, SCREAM), Peter Bogdanovich ("THE SOPRANOS," HUMBOLDT COUNTY, FESTIVAL IN CANNES, TVs "THE SIMPSONS") and Patrick John Flueger (FOOTLOOSE, BROTHERS, TVs "THE 4400"). Based on the classic short story of the same name penned by Edgar Allan Poe, America’s first master of horror over 150 years ago, La Tier, who also co-wrote the script, transplants the gloomy Gothic story into vibrant and enchanting modern day New Orleans. Darclight Films will be sharing never-before-seen footage in Cannes.
“We’re thrilled to present THE TELL TALE HEART to buyers for the very first time, and Cannes is the perfect place to do so,” said Clay Epstein, VP of Sales and Acquisitions for Arclight Films, who secured the deal. “It’s one of Edgar Allan Poe’s most well known stories, and only a few others have been translated into as many languages worldwide as THE TELL TALE HEART. The combination of the incredibly talented team of cast and crew that have come together to give new life to a truly classic and horrifying tale and a built-in global audience give the film outstanding commercial viability.”
THE TELL TALE HEART remains true to the original insofar as the story’s protagonist is tormented by the still-beating heart of the old vulture-eyed man he murdered and buried beneath the floorboards of his residence. The film grows the tale and expands the character’s troubled mindscape to include a hauntingly romantic arc illuminated by McGowan. The filmmakers were adamant about maintaining a fervent connection to the classic and world-renowned tale’s literary roots.
“It’s arguably the seed of the entire genre,” said La Tier, who was compelled to resurrect Poe’s story albeit with a twist. Certainly Poe created a unique and starkly terrifying approach to horror fiction. He placed his readers in the minds of his mad characters and so had a way of leaving his readers feeling insane themselves. “The fear of the characters became the fear of the readers. I wanted to remain true to that while broadening the character’s psyche through the introduction of a female element to hint at the possibility of redemption, something entirely missing in Poe’s sublime version,” stated La Tier.
Moving the location of THE TELL TALE HEART to New Orleans was a stroke of inspired creativity. “I think the city is definitely a character,” said McGowan. “If there was going to be a city with a heartbeat under its floorboards, New Orleans is it.”
“The director, John La Tier, did a magnificent job of encapsulating the essence of Poe’s classic story with a modern surprise while capturing the soul of one of the most unique cities in the world,” according to Executive Producer, Joey Tufaro.
THE TELL TALE HEART was produced by Daniel Zirilli via Popart Film Factory and Leverage Entertainment.
Darclight Films is handling worldwide sales.
The graphic novel prequel to Pacific Rim entitled Pacific Rim: Tales From Year Zero is heading at us like a speeding explosive rocket to the head of rampaging Kaiju and we have a look at the opening pages for you!
Look for Pacific Rim, directed by Guillermo del Toro, in theatres July 12th of 2013. Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini, Rob Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., and Diego Klattenhoff star.
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From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ epic sci-fi action adventure Pacific Rim.
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes--a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)--who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
Multi-talented musician and filmmaker Aurelio Voltaire has announced that he will be helming an upcoming full-length horror musical feature film adaptation of his comic book Oh My Goth! Read on for the details!
From the Press Release:
After performing worldwide onstage, directing commercially, and following the film festival circuit with his stop-motion animated films, Voltaire will now direct a film based on his own comic work. The feature version of OH MY GOTH! will have that strange brand of dark comedy and music that he has been performing at Goth clubs and sci-fi and horror conventions across the land for years now.
“It was time to finally unite my storytelling, my music, my twisted humor, and filmmaking sensibilities all into one project,” says Voltaire. “It has all the things I love: monsters, rock and roll, comedy, and sex mashed into a giant ball of awesome.”
Producer Keryn Thompson is very excited about the content: “There's loud music. There's scantily clad girls. There's Satan,” she says.
James Morgart, also producing, says that he joined the project because “Voltaire’s material stretches across so many genres that he sort of encompasses every bastardized sub-genre to be associated with the Gothic tradition since Walpole's Castle of Otranto. His plans for this film are to give his fans all of their favorite aspects of his work: music, animation, and subversively witty humor.”
Bring it on! Oh My Goth! the film is currently in pre-production and will shoot in the New York City metro area.
When the reanimated skeletons of Necronus, a cemetery planet across the dark expanse of space, decide they need Earth paved into a landing strip, they send possibly the worst of their agents to undertake the task. Arrogant, pompous, and not the brightest laser in the arsenal, Heironymous Poshe takes on human form and travels to Earth aboard his Black Spire, a spaceship that could easily pass for a giant black cathedral. However, Poshe has plans of his own--namely, to avoid a desk job on the Necrid home world and live a life of leisure in a fixed orbit above Earth. For centuries Poshe (along with his robot slave and an imprisoned midget) has avoided his prime directive. Instead he has spent his time abducting Earth women, celebrities, and bands for a non-stop nightly party above the Black Spire.
But Poshe’s days of carefree hot babe abduction are coming to an end. Tired of Poshe’s lack of results, Lord Krom Wrath, supreme ruler of the Necrus, launches a full-scale invasion of Earth. Poshe bands with the only people on Earth who understand his cause (a group of Goth kids, a cadre of Ninja priests, and a small army of Hasidic rabbis--ironically, all of them people who wear all black!) to repel the oncoming armada of Necrid ships. The final space battle is the “Jews in Space” Mel Brooks promised us and never delivered!
With Aftershock making noise in theatres this weekend, we have scored a nine-minute behind-the-scenes look at Nicolas Lopez's brutal disaster/horror hybrid. Check it out, and read our Aftershock reviews here.
Aftershock, an earthquake thriller scripted by Cabin Fever and Hostel's Eli Roth, Nicolas Lopez, and Guillermo Amoedo, revolves around an insane asylum on an island, where the inmates escape during the quake.
It’s the next "Eli Roth Presents" film, and it marks the English-language debut from director Nicolas Lopez. His last two films, Que Pena Tu Vida and Que Pena Tu Boda, were the highest-grossing Chilean films of 2010 and 2011. Roth most recently produced The Last Exorcism, a microbudget film that grossed $70 million worldwide.
Roth and Lopez wrote the story together, inspired by the latter’s experience when an earthquake devastated Chile in 2010. In his first big acting role since Inglourious Basterds, Roth plays the lead. Among the other cast is Selena Gomez, who was in Chile doing a concert and came over to do a cameo. Lopez’s frequent collaborators Ariel Levy, Nicolas Martinez, and Lorenza Izzo also star along with Natasha Yarovenko, Andrea Osvart, and Miguel Asensio.
Look for it in theatres NOW.
In Chile an American tourist’s vacation goes from good to great when he meets some beautiful women travelers. But when an earthquake ravages the underground nightclub they are in, a fun night quickly turns to terror. Escaping to the surface is just the beginning as they face the nightmarish chaos above ground.
This one is for all of you friendly neighborhood fangbangers out there! HBO has unveiled nearly two dozen official stills for the sixth season of "True Blood," and we have every one of them right here for you! Suck on this!
Season 6 picks up immediately after last year's bloody finale, which found Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) attempting to escape a very scary--and very naked--Bill (Stephen Moyer, who also directed the premiere episode). Joining the "True Blood" regulars this year are guest stars Rutger Hauer, Arliss Howard, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Karolina Wydra, Luke Grimes, and Amelia Rose Blaire.
NBC's 2013 Upfront presentation is Monday, the 13th, and we should find out then if "Hannibal" is returning for a second season. In the meantime here's a look at next week's Episode 1.08, "Fromage," which is being presented with limited interruptions due to a later start time of 10:15PM.
You can thank "The Office" for the fewer commercials in "Hannibal"; the long-running series is expanding to 45 minutes for its finale.
"Hannibal" Episode 1.08 - "Fromage" (airs 5/16/13)
HANNIBAL IS FORCED TO FIGHT FOR HIS LIFE WHILE WILL REACHES OUT ROMANTICALLY TO ALANA - The BAU investigates a murder in which the killer exposes the victim's vocal cords to literally play them like a cello. Meanwhile, Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) discovers that the killer, Tobias (Demore Barnes), murdered the victim as an attempt to gain Hannibal's attention but then makes an attempt to take Lecter’s life.
Will (Hugh Dancy) is driven to distraction by strange noises in his head and turns to Alana, in a romantic way, seeking peace and stability. Hannibal describes his relationship with Will to his therapist, Dr. Bedilia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson). Vladmimir Cubrt and Dan Fogler guest star.
Word has come that Doug Liman's Tom Cruise flick All You Need Is Kill has hit a speed bump and will open a bit later than expected. Look for it in theatres on June 6, 2014, instead of the previously announced March 7th, 2014.
Cruise stars along with Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Jonas Armstrong, Tony Way, Kick Gurry, Franz Drameh, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riley and Marianne Jean-Baptiste. The screenplay is written by Dante Harper, Christopher McQuarrie and Joby Harold.
All You Need is Kill, based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s novel, centers on a soldier (Cruise) in a near-future war against aliens who relives his last day over and over after being killed. Through the training and battles he experiences in these time loops, he becomes a better soldier.
July 8th, 2013. That's the date David Cronenberg's The Brood will be hitting Blu-ray in the UK via Second Sight Films. May 10th, 2013. That's the date we start bitching here in the States that we don't have it on Blu-ray. Sigh.
Art Hindle, Cindy Hinds, Oliver Reed, and Samantha Eggar star along with lots of really grab-happy creepy kids.
Frank Carveth (Art Hindle – Invasion of the Body Snatchers) is becoming increasingly concerned about his ex-wife Nola’s (Eggar) secretive treatment at the sinister ‘Somafree Institute of Psychoplasmics,’ headed by cult figure Dr Raglan (Reed – The Devils). His controversial and extreme methods seek to unleash his patients' rage, which take on physical manifestations. As Nola’s increasingly psychotic anger is vented during her sessions, brutal murders befall those at whom it’s directed. When Frank’s daughter is abducted, he is led to Raglan’s Institute and a terrifying, repellent final confrontation, renowned as one of the most notorious scenes in horror cinema.
The 2013 Cannes Film Festival and Market hasn't even officially begun yet, but already a deal is closing for Ryan Gosling's How to Catch a Monster as Warner Bros. grabs U.S. rights to the film, which is shooting now.
Gosling both wrote and directs How to Catch a Monster, which stars Saoirse Ronan, Christina Hendricks, Eva Mendes, Matt Smith, Ben Mendelsohn, and Rob Zabrecky. Per Deadline, Warner Bros. is paying a $3 million minimum guarantee. Marc Platt is the primary producer. The film is being financed and produced by Bold Films, and Sierra/Affinity will sell Gosling’s film overseas.
How to Catch a Monster is described as a fantasy thriller in which a single mother is swept into a dark underworld while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town.
Look for lots more soon.
Deadpool will release on PS3 and Xbox 360 on June 25th. Players will step into the wacky and crazy shoes of the man himself, Deadpool! To prepare you for the action ahead, check out these dangerous new screens!
Some of you may know me as the Merc with a Mouth, (or the mercenary for hire) – what can I say; I have skills! (You know who else has skills?) High Moon Studios has skills, and I hired them to make my game, because they’re awesome, and so am I. But they’re not as awesome as I am, if that’s what you’ve heard. (Who’d you hear that from?) (Wait, listen…you smell something?)
Anywho, where was I? Oh yeah, ME, and my game DEADPOOL! With some cashola I ‘borrowed’ (ha!!! riiight…‘borrowed’) from Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) (blah blah blah), and some of the big cheeses (mmmmm…cheeeeese) from Marvel Entertainment, my DEADPOOL game will feature all of my favorite things – katanas (check), big guns (and not just these amazing arm muscles) (check), crazy poop-your-pants action (check), hot chicks (check), maybe some of my X-MEN™ friends (well, depending on what they’re wearing), burritos, bouncy houses and of course ME!!! (check)(check) And check!
And now, a quote from me about my game:
"I, DEADPOOL, ‘hired’ Peter Della Penna and his physically embarrassing team at High Moon Studios for two reasons. First, because of their close proximity to Mexico so I can get fresh, authentic chimichangas delivered daily,” said DEADPOOL, newly self-appointed Head of High Moon Studios, and Supreme Commander of PR, Marketing, Legal, and just about everything I want to be in charge of at Activision Publishing, Inc. “Second, if High Moon can make an amazing game about big transforming robots look cool, then they can surely make me look amazing in a third-person action video game, from all angles (seriously Peter…my bottom is my good side, so don’t screw this up).”
And now, a quote from that other guy at High Moon Studios:
“We weren’t actually planning on making a DEADPOOL game,” said Peter Della Penna, formerly Head of High Moon Studios and now second in command. “But, DEADPOOL came by the studio one day, said he was taking over, and that if I didn’t h ir e Marve l writer Daniel Way p ronto and m ak e the most amazing DEADPOOL video game, he’d break both of our arms and beat us to death with them. I have kids, so we’re making the game.”
To learn more, visit the official Deadpool website.
With all "The Vampire Diaries" leads now well into their 20's (and in some cases 30's), it's about damn time they graduated from high school; and finally in next week's Episode 4.23, "Graduation," they do just that. Well, most of them do. Check out a preview.
"The Vampire Diaries" Episode 4.23 - "Graduation" - Season 4 Finale (airs 5/16/13)
WHO WILL TAKE THE CURE? — On graduation day Mystic Falls is overrun with ghosts intent on settling old scores and fulfilling their supernatural destinies. Damon's (Ian Somerhalder) life is in danger after a ghostly encounter, while Matt (Zach Roerig) and Rebekah (Claire Holt) join forces to battle a ghost determined to find the cure.
As everyone gathers for the graduation ceremony and the ghosts converge, help comes from an unlikely hero. Caroline (Candice Accola) receives a touching and unexpected graduation present, and Bonnie’s (Kat Graham) plan leads to the closing of the veil.
Elena (Nina Dobrev) makes a decision about the Salvatore brothers and faces an epic confrontation with Katherine (Nina Dobrev). Finally, Stefan (Paul Wesley) discovers a horrifying clue to the mystery surrounding Silas.
Chris Grismer directed the episode written by Caroline Dries and Julie Plec.
Telltale Games has announced that fans of the award-winning zombie game, The Walking Dead, can now purchase the game from UK retailers for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Read on to learn more.
From the Press Release
Telltale Games, leading developer of digital entertainment, announced today that the award-winning game series The Walking Dead is now available for purchase from UK retailers on Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and PC.
Published by Telltale Games and distributed in the UK exclusively by Avanquest Software, The Walking Dead game was originally an English-only digital download when the series debuted in April 2012. This new retail release includes subtitled versions in French, Italian, German and Spanish for the first time. It compiles all 5 episodes in the critically-acclaimed first season of the game on one disc.
The Walking Dead has earned Game of the Year honors from over 80 media outlets worldwide including Metacritic , USA Today, Wired, E! Online, Yahoo!, The Telegraph, Mashable, Polygon, and GamesRadar, and recently won the BAFTA Video Games Awards for Best Story and Best Mobile Game.
IGN.com gave the final episode of the season an Editor's Choice Award and a score of 9.5 out of 10 saying, "People will reference the series over and over as the benchmark for story-telling in games," and summed up the game's emotional impact by stating, "I cried in the final minutes, sat silently through the credits, and was speechless after the epilogue."
The Walking Dead is set in the world of Robert Kirkman's award-winning comic book series. Players experience life-changing events, meeting new characters and some familiar to fans of the comic book series, in events that foreshadow the story of Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes. The Walking Dead offers an emotionally-charged, tailored game experience - a player's actions and choices affect how their story plays out across the entire series.
The Walking Dead is rated '18' for 'extreme violence, violence towards defenseless people and strong language' by PEGI.
The Walking Dead is available for purchase from Amazon, GAME, ASDA, Sainsbury’s, Smyth’s Toy Superstore, GameStop, Tesco, ShoptoNet and other online games retailers.
To learn more, visit the official Telltale Games website.