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10:00 AM on 04.08.2015

Warner Bros developing Five Nights at Freddy's movie

Every day I get a bit older, and every time something like this happens, that fact really sinks in. In less than a year, Scott Cawthon's Five Night's at Freddy's videogame series (which follows a night security guard watching...

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 03.31.2015

Metal Gear Solid adaptation to be written by Jay Basu

As Deadline reports that Jay Basu will write the screenplay for Sony Pictures feature film adaptation of the hugely popular Metal Gear Solid video game, it seems the pieces are finally falling into place.  We've hea...

Per Morten Mjolkeraaen



Review: Dead Rising: Watchtower photo
Review: Dead Rising: Watchtower
by Nick Valdez

Videogames have had a rough time in cinema. Since videogames are such an interactive medium, a film adaptation always misses out on the intimacy of player involvement or the videogame's story struggles to find an identity in a new medium. But most of the time, all of these problems are brought on by folks who clearly aren't aware of the original product and what made it so appealing to fans. 

Films like Need for Speed, DOA: Dead or Alive, or Super Mario Bros., have been fine examples of how these films can go wrong, but Dead Rising: Watchtower is a welcome example of a videogame adaptation doing everything right.

A fun, self-aware, bloody brilliant party that is just as goofy as you'd hope. 

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10:00 AM on 03.26.2015

Steven Spielberg to direct Ready Player One

The Warner Bros./Village Roadshow adaptation of Ernie Cline's sci-fi novel Ready Player One just got a huge boost in credibility and visibility. Legendary director Steven Spielberg has signed on to helm the video-game fueled ...

Matt Liparota




First trailer for Pixels stars Pac-Man and Adam Sandler photo
First trailer for Pixels stars Pac-Man and Adam Sandler
by John-Charles Holmes

Remember when it was announced that they were making a full movie based off of that short film about arcade sprites across the New York skyline? Remember when it was also announced that Adam Sandler was starring in the project? Well, its time to make some new memories with the first trailer for the film, titled Pixels.

The spectacle of the trailer is actually as cool as you think it would be. There's something about the sight of watching a giant pixelated Pac-Man gobbling up the five-o-clock traffic that just feels... right. The tone of the movie so far seems to be skewing towards the recently popular comedy-action genre with half of the illustrious Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2 alumni, Adam Sandler and Kevin James playing some main leads.

Admittedly, the trailer doesn't look all too bad and actually managed to illicit a few chuckles from me with its setup reminiscent of something like Ghostbusters. Time will tell if the movie actually lives up to its enticing premise of arcade stars arriving on Earth as interstellar invaders, but either way, Pixels is set to be an uniquely memorable affair. Plus, there's a nod to Pac-Man creator, Toru Iwatani near the end of the trailer, so that's pretty cool to see in a major blockbuster movie.

Pixels will be landing in theaters this summer on July 24th.

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4:00 PM on 03.10.2015

Newest Dead Rising: Watchtower trailer is pretty fun, actually

Starring the John Tucker Must Die kid, the AllState guy, and Rob Riggle as the best f**king Frank West possible, Dead Rising: Watchtower looks surprisingly good. With this trailer elaborating on the bits we got from the firs...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 02.20.2015

Settlers of Catan rights for film and TV acquired

If there's one thing The LEGO Movie has proven to audiences and, most importantly, producers, is that there's a good movie hidden inside every property, including toys.  Which is why I'm not really sure how to react when...

John-Charles Holmes

5:00 PM on 02.16.2015

Marion Cotillard joins Assassin's Creed

Marion Cotillard is set to join Michael Fassbender in the Assassin's Creed movie, according to a Deadline exclusive. We've heard talks and rumours about a live-action adaptation of the best-selling Ubisoft franchise for years...

Per Morten Mjolkeraaen

10:00 AM on 01.23.2015

First teaser trailer for Dead Rising: Watchtower

For a film based off the cheesy Dead Rising videogames going straight to Sony's Crackle streaming service, this doesn't look that bad. Doesn't have enough Frank West covering wars though. Dead Rising: Watchtower is available March 27th. 

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 01.06.2015

Fox reveals release dates for Gambit, Assassin's Creed and others

As we've covered here before, Fox has been working on an Assassin's Creed film for some time now. Every time we've gotten a release date for it, it either gets pushed back or swept under the rug. I don't want to say that it's...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 11.10.2014

Warcraft movie reveals cast, characters, and two new posters

It may have been in a sticky development the last few years (with Sam Raimi leaving the project, Duncan Jones signing on as the new director, and going through a few rewrites), a movie based off one of the biggest videogames ...

Nick Valdez





12:00 PM on 10.21.2014

Rob Riggle is Frank f**king West

Remember when I told you all that a movie based on the Dead Rising videogame series was in the works for Sony's Crackle digital service? Yeah, I wasn't thrilled about the concept either, but proving movies work in mysterious ...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 10.01.2014

Angry Birds cast announced

You weren't excited for it, but some folks out there were. The folks behind the Angry Birds movie set up a challenge to reveal the cast once 1 billion birds were slung in the game. That happened, and now you too can read...

Matthew Razak

11:00 AM on 09.30.2014

Tetris is really getting a movie

Never, ever underestimate Hollywood's love of a brand. They'll take even the most plotless thing in the world and make a movie out of it. Well, now they've found an even more plotless thing. Tetris is getting a movie. No...

Matthew Razak

5:00 PM on 09.04.2014

Shadow of the Colossus movie is still a thing, has new director

I'm pretty sure once the Shadow of the Colossus movie is made we'll be repeating that subheader (which is a quote from the game) back at the filmmakers because despite being awesome I fear they will ruin it. Wait, you fo...

Matthew Razak

12:00 PM on 08.21.2014

Dead Rising movie gets a director

Wait, did we ever get around to telling you all there's a film based on the almost popular Dead Rising videogames in the works? You think we're ready for the zombie parade again? If there's any good zombie idea, it's how Dead...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 08.20.2014

Watch Pierce Brosnan play GoldenEye 007 on the Nintendo 64

I'm pretty sure everyone who grew up in the 90s either had or knew someone who had the James Bond videogame GoldenEye 007. I literally have two N64 copies of this game. It's probably one of the most popular games of the Nint...

Liz Rugg

11:00 AM on 08.05.2014

Images of Hitman: Agent 47 get all bald

The Hitman games make for some pretty easy action fodder, and the movie that released in 2007 based on them wasn't all that bad. It didn't really take off though, so why not reboot! The new Hitman film, Hitman: Agen...

Matthew Razak

6:30 PM on 07.25.2014

Sam Raimi had to save The Last of Us adaptation from the game's writer

The Last of Us was a fascinating movie with a not-very-good game attached to it. The narrative and cutscenes told a compelling story that were undermined at every minute by stupid decisions forced onto the narrative by i...

Alec Kubas-Meyer

12:00 PM on 07.23.2014

Pixels gets images, also cameos from Pac-Man and Donkey Kong

Pixels, a full fledged film adapted from Patrick Jean's short film of the same name, is about a group of folks who are asked to fight an invasion of videogame characters when they mistake arcade machines as an act of war. Dir...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 07.21.2014

Now we're getting a Space Invaders movie

Next up in the long line of turning random properties into movies because sometimes they make money, is Space Invaders. Back when Warner Bros first acquired the rights for a movie adaptation of the Taito arcade game, they tri...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 06.18.2014

Next Resident Evil film is probably the last one

The Resident Evil series has been a huge moneymaker. Although the original videogame series has been on a decline the last few years (with their parent company Capcom currently under financial duress), the films have made Son...

Nick Valdez