So here is the first trailer for the upcoming sequel to the incredible crap fest that was GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Check it out real quick.
Hmmm….I have to say, it wasn’t that bad. I’m a little biased because I’m a big fan of The Rock, I’ll say it right now. But the trailer looks ten times better than the entire first movie. First of all, Marlon Wayans is out. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Wayans brothers, but that movie just wasn’t a good fit for him. The Rock looked intense and in your face. And the overall action looked very well done. With that said, there did seem to be some problems. First of all, where the Hell is Sienna Miller? She’s smoking hot, what the Hell is wrong with you? And no Joseph Gordon Levitte as Cobra Commander. C’mon! I know he’s busy with The Dark Knight Rises but he was the best part about the first one. And not to mention that Channing Tatum is back. Who was the worst part about that first movie. Anyway, judging by this first trailer, GI Joe: Retaliation is looking to be a major improvement from the first movie. But we shall see. What are your thoughts about the first trailer? Like? Hate? Indifferent?
Hey guys! Sorry about not getting the blog updated for a while, I’ve kinda had a rough week. Anyways, I’ve got some interesting news concerning an possible Assassin’s Creed movie be put into development. Here we go!
A few months ago, it was rumored that Ubisoft and Sony Pictures were in negotiations to bring some of the game developers biggest franchises, Ghost Recon, and Assassin’s Creed to the big screen. Well, looks like negotiations about Assassin’s Creed have made some progress because it has been revealed that Sony Pictures has apparently registered a number of domain names that would hint that they will in fact be making an Assassin’s Creed movie(I guess Assassin’s Creed didn’t appeal to Disney as much as Prince of Persia did).
Now, this isn’t the first time Assassin’s Creed has been seen in live action. There was a live action short movie made that served as a prequel to Assassin’s Creed 2 and shows what Ezio Auditore’s father, Giovanni did as an assassin himself. You can check out the whole thing right here. Warning, it is 35 min long so make sure you have some time.
Not bad huh? If this is an idea of what Ubisoft and Sony are thinking about, I’d say an Assassin’s Creed movie would do just fine and finally bring an end to super crappy video game movies.
What are your thoughts on the matter?
Here are a few trailers that were premiered at this years San Diego Comic-Con in case you missed them.
The Dark Knight Rises teaser trailer (which can also be seen before Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2):
The Amazing Spider-Man teaser trailer: http://youtu.be/qJQS16dGk0w
The Avengers trailer: Well, I TRIED to find and official trailer for The Avengers but all I could find were the stupid leaked versions taken by kids in the movie theater using their cell phones. Just go see Captain America: The First Avenger and see it for yourself.
Well, Comic-Con has come and gone and along with the teaser trailers for “The Dark Knight Rises” and “The Amazing Spiderman” and the first official trailer for next year’s superhero team up movie, “The Avengers” being released, there was some interesting news at first time Comic-Con presenters Legendary Pictures concerning something that could validate my earlier post about video game movie adaptations.
Apparently, Legendary is currently in works with BioWare to make a Mass Effect movie in the not so distant future. Legendary acknowledged that video game movies sucked and reassured that they are working close with BioWare to make sure that they make the best video game adaptation ever.
They had no concept art or footage to show to prove what they are working on at the panel but we shall see in the future.
Apparently, in 2006, former editor in chief of Marvel and movie producer, Avi Arad, bought the rights for a Mass Effect movie long before the first game even came out, so he must have seen something in the early workings of the game.
It seems like Take Two Interactive has followed the same suite as Marvel and started their own movie studio.
I just read some news that Take Two Interactive, who owns Rock Star Games, who make the Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, and LA Noire franchises, has just trademarked “Rockstar Films.”
Now could this mean that there will be future film adaptations of Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, and LA Noire? Personally, I sure hope so!! I love what Marvel has done and taken some of their top comic book franchises and somewhat took creative control when it came to their movie adaptations. Could this be a gateway to us seeing other video game franchises actually being made into good movies? I hope so. I’m tired of see video games being made into movies and the movies sucking. Probably the most decent movie I’ve seen that was based from a video game was the Silent Hill movie. That’s not really saying much, but I felt that movie was the closest to the source material. But it’s because of movies like Super Mario Bros, the Resident Evil sequels, and let us not forget the House of the Dead movie (yes, they made a House of the Dead movie, and it was horrible), we have not seen any signs of a Halo, or Gears of War movie, and the Uncharted movie has just picked up a new writer and director.
I think Take Two has made a wise choice in forming their own movie studio if this is what it seems. Those three franchises would make excellent movies if they are done right. Especially Red Dead and LA Noire. In fact, LA Noire was entered into the Tribeca Film Festival, making it the very first video game to ever be entered into it.
I’m very anxious to see where this goes. Hopefully the slump of horrible video game based movies will come to an end. But we shall see!!
Alright, that’s all I’ve got for now.