[Update: This morning, a Ubisoft rep confirmed that indeed, the May 22, 2015 date is correct, putting their "Assassin's Creed" movie square in the big budget summer blockbuster free-for-all]
I'm trying to find some independent verification (and I have a mail out to Ubisoft to confirm), but a lot of sites are reporting that the Michael Fassbender-starring "Assassin's Creed" will be holding on to the Memorial Day 2015 release date.
Not content to fling the "Angry Birds" franchise at the web with the recently-launched animated series, developer Rovio has teamed up with Sony Pictures Entertainment for a feature-length animated film based on the mobile game for July 1, 2016.
Wherever you fall in the gender spectrum, you probably know what proceeds "GTFO" when you're playing online. There's a weird trigger for some male gamers out there, a bizarre response to finding out that the player on the other end of an infinite number of connections happens to be female: they want--nay, demand--to see skin. Maybe, to these gamers' minds, there's no serious reason that a female gamer is online, so why not troll and harass them until they either A., show some skin, or B. GTFO.
New York-based filmmaker Shannon Sun-Higginson takes a look at this phenomena in her recently fully-backed documentary, "GTFO," which has exceeded its $20,000 goal by a cool $13k.
Over on the Geek side, Eddie Wright got a chance to speak with screenwriter Marcus Dunstan about his horror film "The Collection" and attempted to get some news on the long-in-development "God of War" movie at Sony.
Of course Dunstan couldn't drop any major revelations, but he did say that the latest draft was just turned in to Sony last week, adding:
[Laughs] I can tell you verbatim, I have been gag ordered. It's under lock and key and I think for very good reasons. Man, I hope this film gets made so much because it is awesome! I say that like a high school kid with devil horns in the air, revving a car, spinning outside in the lot. It is awesome. And I really think it deserves to be made. Because we've seen so many interpretations of the sword and sandal films as of yet, but we have not seen anything like this.
Discussing how they want to make a cyberpunk movie and not a video game movie--that's from novelist/screenwriter Cargill--the filmmakers described "Deus Ex" as being in the mold of recent breakout sci-fi hits like "Looper," "District 9," and "Inception."
But more importantly, Duncan Jones--the man tapped by Legendary Pictures to direct the long-in-development 'World of Warcraft' movie--directed "Moon." According to THR, Jones signed up with the production company behind Nolan's Bat-films, this summer's "Man of Steel," and Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim" to direct the feature based on Activsion-Blizzard's seemingly impossible to stop MMO.