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.
Ubisoft and New Regency have found a writer for their "Assassin's Creed" movie. While we've known for quite some time that Michael Fassbender would star in and produce the adaptation of Ubisoft's best-selling franchise, it turns out a relatively unknown British playwright will be putting pen to paper. Read More...
Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson revealed that the Kickstarter-funded doc from Portland-based 2 Player Productions would be airing Saturday via Microsoft's platform. The documentary charts the first year of "Minecraft"-maker Mojnag's existence under Markus "Notch" Persson, the brains behind the addictive construction game for PCs, which, as it turns out, made its way to the 360 in recent months.
According to the film's Kickstarter campaign page, 2 Player's goal with "The Story of Mojang" was to "analyze the unprecedented success of Minecraft, gain insight into its impact from journalists and industry professionals, and meet the fans whose lives have been changed by the game." You can find out for yourself if they accomplished their mission when the "Minecraft" tile on the 360 Dashboard displays local times it will be airing.
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There have been rumblings that it would happen sooner or later, but now it's official. Rovio just recently revealed that they've hired "Despicable Me" producer John Cohen to produce an "Angry Birds" feature film. David Maisel, former Chairman of Marvel Studios and executive producer of "Iron Man", will act as executive producer. Read More...
The animated "Mass Effect: Paragon Lost" will be out later this month on DVD and Blu-ray to provide viewers with a little backstory on the hotheaded James Vega who spends much of "Mass Effect 3" busting Commander Shepherd's chops. But according to "Mass Effect" composers Joshua Mosley and David Kates, there's more to the character than that--something they were able to explore in the soundtrack they put together for the first animated release for the RPG.
Kates is a series veteran, having worked on both the first and second "Mass Effect" games while Mosley--whose work can be found in "Splosion Man"--is new to the franchise. Both men have clear visions about the sounds of the "Mass Effect" universe and spoke answered a few questions for MTV Multiplayer about their work bringing that sound to animation. You can also check out previews from the "Mass Effect: Paragon Lost" soundtrack below.
The digital film festival is a collaboration between gaming YouTube channel Machinima and the filmmakers at iam8bit Productions, running from November 30 through December 8 at iam8bit's L.A. studio. The festival will serve as the debut for new digital content from a crop of filmmakers and animators and will run in conjunction with new content on Machinima's YouTube channel.
On paper, 2005's "Doom" didn't seem like it needed to be the completely ridiculous mess that it ended up becoming. It starred one of this generation's most charismatic action stars, The Rock from a screenplay by one of the guys responsible for "Arachnophobia," directed by the noted cinematographer Andrzej Bartkowiak who made the otherwise bad "Devil's Advocate" look good, based on a beloved franchise.
Oh, it was a video game franchise? Oh, jeez. Well, then let's tool around with the origins of the monsters a bit (moviegoers might be think demons from hell might be weird, but they'd be alright with mutants, or something, right?) and toss in a first person sequence because the games are first-person. The Rock? He'll play a bland hardass and the villain because the last thing we want this movie to be is fun. "Doom" is a terrible movie, but I can't wholly blame the studio responsible for it because the source material isn't all that great.