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  • Deus Ex: Human Defiance is a Movie, not a New Game

    Deus Ex Movie

    After a newly registered trademark was spotted for 'Deus Ex: Human Defiance' excited rumors quickly flung around the internet speculating on whether this was going to be a new game from Square Enix or not. Many came to believe that this was the case, but after further information was spotted on whois, a website dedicated to providing ownership information on websites, it turns out the new Deus Ex may be just a movie.

    The website URL shown on whois is deusexhumandefiancefilm.com and the registrar of the address was CBS Films Inc, and not Sqaure Enix. In fact, the post doesn't give any information at all in regards to Sqaure Enix's involvement.

    This almost definitely spells out an upcoming movie for the game, but it looks as if a new Deus Ex game is out of the question, at least for the time being.

    If we're lucky, Square Enix may put less time into their beloved Hitman title and work on a new Deus Ex game for the next generation. I'm sure we all know what gamers would prefer out of the two.

     

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  • Ghost Recon Movie in the Works

    Ghost Recon Movie

     

    We all know that Ubisoft has become one of the biggest and most multi-talented successful developers and publisher of this generation, bringing us games like Splinter Cell, Assassins' Creed, and of course Ghost Recon.

    The big games company is now planning to move their assets into Hollywood, with plans of producing a Ghost Recon movie. This follows on from the news of a Splinter Cell and Assassins' Creed movie release as well.

    LA Times had recently reported that Jean-Julien Baronnet has been creating a pitch for Ghost Recon, hoping to get some attention within the media industry, and pull in a reputable Hollywood production company to help promote the title.

    There aren't any details on how real the Ghost Recon movie is, or what the actual plotline for it could be, but judging by the video game franchise, it'll include a lot of action scenes and a lot of highly geared up future soldiers.

    Video game movies have never really garnered much success usually due to the fact that games tend to focus more on content rather than the story and plotline, so when trying to incorporate a movie-worthy story into a world that was born in the video game industry, fans may feel that there’s a large hole in the finished production.

    However, in my opinion Ghost Recon would make perfect grounds for a decent action/war movie, and if produced correctly, Ubisoft could step up their ground in the movie industry.

    Would you look forward to watching a Ghost Recon movie?

  • Batman: Arkham Citys Release Stirs Talk of new Feature Film

    Anticipation Levels for The Dark Knight Rises Are Now at an All Time High for the 2012 Release

    By Ryan Keeler


    With Rocksteady Studios October 18th release of Batman: Arkham City, their sequel to the 2009 hit video game Batman: Arkham Asylum, the anticipation level for Christopher Nolans 3rd and final movie, The Dark Knight Rises, is starting to cause a lot of chatter on the web. With it being over three years since Nolan broke box office records with his second Batman installment, The Dark Knight, fans are starting to get a bit antsy for Julys 2012 release. The Dark Knight not only opened with a $158 million opening weekend, it went on to gross over $1 billion worldwide, putting the film in the top 10 of all time box office worldwide gross. With that being said, and an estimated $250 million budget, the pressure is on for Nolan to produce with his final feature on the caped crusader.

    Nolan decided to take time away from his 3rd installment to work on Inception, which proved to be a box office smash. His break from his Batman project could, however, prove to be a bit costly. Since Dark Knights release, there has been a comic movie craze in the last three years with takes on characters ranging from Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Green Lantern, and Thor. And now with the world being hyped for the new Avengers movie along with a new Superman reboot, the competition level for the Batman film could be very fierce. RockSteadys video games will indeed help. Arkham City has many of the famous characters playing a role in the new game, with the Joker playing the main protagonist along with help from Two Face, Poison Ivy and The Riddler. Options to play as Robin and Catwoman are featured in this release, along with a new and interesting storyline of Bane as an ally for Batman. Those three characters will help strike interest in the movie alone with confirmations of Bane and Catwoman to make their trilogy introductions as well as a rumor of a Robin plotline.

    Photos, videos, and spoiler alerts are littered throughout the web on the new-featured film, but any concrete word on the plot is still top secret. During an interview with Joseph Gordon-Levitt (who has been cast to play police officer John Blake) the question arose of the rumor of his character becoming Robin by the films end. You know I cant have this conversation, man. Adding that Christopher Nolan was in fact crazy and that the whole cast was sworn to secrecy. For a movie with so many secrets surrounding it, the filming in Pittsburgh has been accessible by much of the public. With a simple Google search, photos of Anne Hathaway as Catwoman, Tom Hardy as Bane, and videos of Bane speaking to the Gotham crowd at Heinz field and a Batwing chase scene surface. All proving that the publics interest is still there after a three-year hiatus and with one year still to go until the films release.

    Nolan tripled his box office numbers from Batman Begins to The Dark Knight. The expectation level can only be through the roof from Warner Brothers and all the fans that will be forming lines out theatres doors for this one. I for one stay optimistic that Nolan will conclude this trilogy with fans begging for more and making us all forget that it has been a very long four years since the world was introduced to not only one of the best Batman films, but arguably one of the best comic book/action films of all time.

    Sources:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman:_Arkham_City
    http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/?s=dark+knight+rises
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1345836/

  • Record Breaking Harry Potter Weekend


    The eighth and final Harry Potter movie made box office history over its opening weekend, raking in a whopping $168 million. It marks the end of a decade of Harry Potter films that have captivated audiences all over the world, and seeing it end is a bit nostalgic. The most recent opening shattered previous records for ticket sales, and even nudged ahead of the coveted Batman film The Dark Knight, which only brought in $158 million.

    This is a tremendous feat for a movie in an opening weekend, but the fact that it is Harry Potter is not surprising at all. The series has been a staple of many peoples childhood, and as it finally comes to a close, the hype has been unbelievable. I was not one of those who battled my way into an opening night showing, but a vast number of people showed up for Harry Potter opening festivities all over the world.

    Theaters are also showing the movie in 3D which adds to tickets sales, but more so the allure of JK Rowlings fantasy world. As far as movies go, the aesthetics of Harry Potter are perfect for 3D, and this final movie is no exception.

    The record breaking weekend, nostalgic end to the series, and the amazing cinematography make this the most exciting movie release in recent memory, and Harry Potter has taken the world by storm one last time!

  • 2 Green Lantern Movies

    Green Lantern.... 1 and 2?

    We loved Ryan Reynolds as Spence in his appearance in Scrubs in 2003, we loved him as Chris in Just Friends in 2005, we loved him as Wade in X-man and Andrew as Proposal in 2009 and now in 2011 we will get to love him as Hal Jordan/the Green Lantern from the motion picture.


    A mystical green ring had chosen Ryans character, a test pilot. This right granted him with otherworldly powers, which he uses to keep peace within the universe in an intergalactic squadron.

    The estimated $150,000,000 budget movie is to be released on June 17th, 2011. Just days away! The Warner Brothers film is expected to be a big hit! However, while the first movie hasnt even been released of course the studio already has its sequel in progress. "There's such a rich history with this character, so you get really excited about the possibility," Reynolds explained in an interview with MTV. "The inevitable war between Hal and Sinestro is something that will have to be dealt with in the second movie for sure, but there's always subplots and a lot of other interesting things going on that are setting up a possible third film."

    I will be looking forward to both films! I probably wont attend the midnight showing or anything special like that, but Id shell out a few bucks for an afternoon showing.

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