After early speculation on it, Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed that a Knights of the Old Republic film is officially in the works with writer, Laeta Kalogridis (Alita: Battle Angel), writing the screenplay. Early reports indicate that she is very close to finishing the first draft of the script.
Set thousands of years before the Skywalker Saga, KOTOR was released as a video game in 2003 by LucasArts before expanding to numerous other novels, and spin-off stories. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available on Knights of the Old Republic.
Paramount Pictures has released the first, highly mysterious, teaser trailer for the upcoming Terminator: Dark Fate, welcoming James Cameron back to the franchise he helped create. The film features the return of Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor, as well as several newcomers like the new Terminators played by Gabriel Luna and Mackenzie Davis.
With little to go off of in plot, we’re left with bits and pieces, as SkyNet seems to have set its sights on a new target. We’ll find out more when Terminator: Dark Fate hits theaters on November 1st.
It’s almost become tradition since the acquisition of LucasFilm by Disney that Vanity Fair’s Annie Leibovitz appears to take the most gorgeous photos of production on each an every Star Wars film. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is no different with the magazine revealing a slew of new photos and reveals.
The new photos reveal Keri Russell’s character, Zorri Bliss, as well as the Knights of Ren, first teased back in The Force Awakens. Hit the jump for a full look at all of the photos and what they mean.
PlayStation’s most recent State of Play broadcast also revealed a new title, Predator: Hunting Grounds. The game is an asymmetrical multiplayer shooter, a la Evolve, that pits a team of human players against a single player serving as the iconic Yautja warrior, the Predator.
Few details were revealed at this time, but E3 is approaching, and this should serve as quite the teaser for sci-fi fans.
Sony Pictures has shared the new international trailer for the upcoming Men in Black spin-off, Men in Black: International, starring Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson reuniting from Thor: Ragnarok, as well as Liam Neeson, and Emma Thompson reprising her role of Men in Black 3.
The new film introduces Agents H and M, as they attempt to counter a threat from within the MIB themselves to save the planet. Men in Black: International hits theaters on June 14th.
Warner Bros. Pictures has shared the epic, final trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, giving us our best look yet at the monster-battling-monster action we’ve come to expect from the film. Intense shots of Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, and Ghidorah all fighting with the planet Earth as their ring.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters looks like a hard-hitting slugfest that is sure to please fans when it hits theaters on May 31st.
Will Smith is continuing his massive jump back into the world of genre film with the new film from director Ang Lee (Hulk, Life of Pi) that sees Will Smith play Henry Brogan, an elite assassin forced to battle a CG de-aged version of himself.
“This story is not one that could have been told with cinema as we know it. However, thanks to incredible new digital technology, not only can we finally see both younger and older Will Smith embodied together on screen, but we can also experience the story in a deeply immersive way. It is my great fortune to be able to experiment and test the limits of what new digital cinema has to offer us. No less so to be able to work with two Will Smiths – One beautifully sophisticated, the other exuberantly honest. In my opinion, this is Will at his very best, and when the two come together, it is something truly magical. Further, the immense effort and technical skill of the crew in creating a new aesthetic, between the cinematography, art department, visual effects, and technical team, was both inspiring and heartwarming. I truly hope that this movie delivers a completely new theatrical cinematic experience to audiences across the world,” said director, Ang Lee.
In what is sure to be fantastic news for fans, LucasFilm head, Kathleen Kennedy, confirmed that the studio is working on a project based on the massive video game and subsequent tie-in, Knights of the Old Republic. Beginning life as a video game in 2003, KOTOR has since gone on to inspire countless novels and comic books. This will mark its first foray into live-action territory.
Unfortunately, Kennedy remained tight-lipped on further details, so we’re unsure if the property will be a film, or television series, though it’s certain it will debut on Disney+ in the future.
The final piece of the puzzle from Star Wars Celebration in Chicago was the full unveiling of the upcoming Star Wars live-action series, the first ever created, titled The Mandalorian. Pedro Pascal (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) will star as a lone Mandalorian in the outer reaches of the galaxy, joined by Gina Carano (Deadpool) who plays Cara Dune, a former Rebel Shock Trooper, having trouble re-integrating herself into society, and Carl Weathers (Predator) as Greef, a man who heads a guild of bounty hunters that hires The Mandalorian for a specific job.
The Mandalorian is executive produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist will serve as co-executive producer. The live-action series will debut exclusively on Disney+ on November 12. Hit the jump to check out the first official photos from the series.
The Star Wars Celebration kept pumping out the announcements this past weekend, with the reveal of a new upcoming addition to the Star Wars video game universe, with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. The game features an all-new character, Cal Kestis (played by Gotham’s Cameron Monaghan), a young Padawan who somehow managed to survive Order 66.
Players will meet Cal on Bracca, a brand-new Star Wars planet and one of several new locations introduced in the game. Cal is hiding from the Empire in plain sight but is forced to go on the run when he exposes his Force powers. Along the way, Cal will make new friends, like his mysterious companion Cere, as well as run into some familiar faces, all while being accompanied by his faithful droid BD-1. Cal’s flight from the Empire is made even more dangerous as he is being pursued by the Second Sister, one of the Empire’s elite Inquisitors, who seeks to hunt Cal down and extinguish this surviving Jedi. Assisting the Second Sister are the terrifying Purge Troopers, special Imperial forces trained to seek out Jedi and aid the Inquisitors in their dastardly work.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be released this year on November 15, 2019, for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
The presentation on Star Wars: Episode IX finished up moments ago, giving us the official title for the definitive end to the Skywalker Saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. On top of that, we also received the first teaser trailer for the film, showing the young cast, and a returning Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will hit theaters worldwide on December 20th, officially wrapping up one of the largest, most influential sagas of films in cinema history.
After the lackluster box office performance of Solo: A Star Wars Story, it was only a matter of time until we got word of this, but Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed that after the release Star Wars: Episode IX later this year, the series will be on hiatus. “We have not announced any specific plans for movies thereafter,” said Iger. “There are movies in development, but we have not announced them…We will take a pause, some time, and reset…Because the Skywalker saga comes to an end with this ninth movie. There will be other Stars Wars movies, but there will be a bit of a hiatus.”
While there are still new Star Wars movies in development from director Rian Johnson, and Game of Thrones’ David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, they have not been officially announced, and have no timetable. The franchise will still be represented, however, with The Mandalorian releasing on Disney+ on November 12th, and Cassian Andor in 2021 on the streaming service.
OtherSide Entertainment and Unity, during the Game Developers Conference 2019 keynote, have revealed the first trailer for the long-awaited System Shock 3, marking the return of Warren Spector to gaming. While the trailer is short, it’s sure to give fans of the series goosebumps.
System Shock 3 is developed by OtherSide Entertainment, and while initially being published by Starbreeze, will also be published by OtherSide, barring anything crazy in the near future.
Microsoft revealed during last night’s Inside Xbox stream that Halo: The Master Chief Collection is making its long-awaited appearance on PC. In addition, the series will include Halo: Reach for the first time, as well. The last mainline Halo game to be released on PC was Halo 2 in 2007, so this is certainly a long time coming for fans.
Interestingly, fans who purchase the collection will receive each game one at a time, beginning with the release of Halo: Reach, then following their numerical release after that. This is to help keep development times down so fans can enjoy the games as quickly as possible for release, with each title running at 4K and 60fps.
While feelings are mixed about the upcoming Jason Reitman directed requel, Ghostbusters, that hasn’t stopped it from moving right along. According to Variety, Carrie Coon (The Leftovers) and Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) have entered final talks to star in the new film. While Reitman was hesitant to cast Wolfhard given the similarities to Stranger Things, he was reportedly “blown away” by the youngsters audition.
The report indicates that Coon and Wolfhard will play a single mother and her son, respectively, showing some pretty strong similarities to previous entries of the film franchise.