Tom Hardy, the British actor who played Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, has signed on to play the main protagonist, Sam Fisher, in the upcoming adaptation of video game franchise Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell. The movie is still in its planning stages and the series' developer Ubisoft is still in talks to sign on a movie studio.
You might recall in late October, I mentioned a company called ScreenUsed was auctioning off some cool and geeky props and other items that were used in movies and TV shows. One of the items that the company was auctioning off online was a clapperboard that was used during the filming of The Empire Strikes Back.
It's time for the directors and writers to chime in on the idea that Star Wars Episode 7, that taking place in the storyline after the first 6, will be made and released in 2015. This news came this week concurrently with the fact that George Lucas had sold the entirety of LucasFilm (his own production company) to Disney along with the rights to Star Wars itself. Lucas will remain part of the universe as a creative consultant, and the 7th, 8th, and 9th movies have been confirmed all at once - several big names in the film industry have commented in the short time since this announcement was made.
If you're a big fan of movies and television, undoubtedly you have some of your favorite shows that may or may not be on the air anymore. A lot of people out there would love to own a prop used in one of their favorite movies or TV shows, and you can do just that. A company called ScreenUsed has announced a new auction that will be conducted on Saturday, November 3 of this year packed with cool props.
If the bizarre 18s teaser-trailer for Iron Man 3 whet your appetite - basically a trailer for a trailer - then you'll definitely be wanting to head beyond the cut to see the full trailer for the upcoming Marvel movie. Seeing Robert Downey Jr. reprise his role as Tony Stark, Iron Man 3 pits the eponymous hero against The Mandarin, played by Ben Kingsley, who - if the trailer is anything to go by - seems determined to blow everything up.
You're a lucky person if you're looking for a teaser of a teaser for Iron Man 3, because Marvel has just blasted us all directly in the face with 17 seconds of video you'll never forget. This teaser trailer is a teaser of a teaser - strange as that may be - with visions of a new inverted Iron Man suit, the back of Ben Kingsley's head, and lots of inception "BWOM" feelings with electronic buzzing blasts in the audio department. Needless to say, this trailer doesn't exactly tell us a whole lot.
If you're looking for an honest deal with a man who makes it his mission to connect to the consumers of the media he produces - and you love blood-filled effects-driven films, of course - RZA's "The Man with the Iron Fists" release package will be right up your alley. This movie is going to be out on November 2nd, and according to RZA, the simple blacksmith that takes on evil with his own metalworking skills creating a weapon not only inside the film, but out here in the real press-driven film industry. If you head to the IronFists.com release site for the film, for example, you'll find complete Release Notes with more details than you could possibly need to explore the upcoming epic.
The folks responsible for designing the user interface for Netflix must have had smiles on their faces when they realized that they'd be able to create a Windows 8 flavoring for their archives. The new release of Netflix made specifically for Windows 8 is up for download right this minute, and incase you did not guess, yes, it is made specifically for the touchscreen. Of course you're not going to have to use a touchscreen to make it work, but you're definitely going to enjoy the process more if you do.
If you thought today was exciting, you'd better get your running boots on - Die Hard 5 has been confirmed in a big way with Bruce Willis bringing out the heat once again in an explosion-filled fun-fest you'll not want to miss. What we're seeing here in the premiere of this beast is director John Moore taking over for our good pal Len Wiseman after the 2007 film Live Free or Die Hard - now we've got John McClane hanging out in Russia - with his son.
This week the folks at Sony Entertainment have released a new Amazing Spider-Man Second Screen app before its companion Blu-Ray Disc hits the market. With this app you'll be working on your iPad, Sony Tablet S, or Sony Xperia Tablet S to see content related to the film feature even before the Blu-ray is released. Once the Blu-ray is out on the market and you've got it home with you, you'll have companion content available with bonuses galore!