Warner Bros. and New Line are moving forward with new Mortal Kombat film. Director Kevin Tancharoen, who worked on the popular web-series Mortal Kombat: Legacy, will finally get a chance to make the full-length feature film…
Kevin Tancharoen already expressed his big interest in Mortal Kombat universe, first by making that short film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth and then by directing a web-series with popular characters. Well, it seems all that work paid off, because Warner Bros. and New Line are moving forward with the reboot and they hired Tancharoen to direct.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
“Mortal Kombat is heading back to the big-screen.
New Line is hiring the filmmakers of the popular Mortal Kombat digital series, made earlier this year by corporate sibling Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, to take on a new adaptation of the classic 1990s fighting game. There is no actor attached and the new story will not serve as an extension of the game of digital series.”
It is undoubtedly a mistake on the reporter’s part, but the Los Angeles Times, in a profile of Warner Bros.’ Jeff Robinov, mentions the fact that a Justice League movie is planned for 2013, following the 2012 releases of Batman and Superman
Says the article, “Robinov, who shuttered Warner’s specialty movie labels in 2008 and infamously passed on releasing the Oscar-winning hit Slumdog Millionaire, wants to keep increasing the number of big-budget ‘tentpoles’ that fuel global revenue. His most immediate hurdle is filling the void that will be left this summer when the multibillion-dollar Harry Potter series shepherded by [Alan] Horn ends. Robinov is betting on DC Comics characters to take center stage starting in June with the $200 million-plus production Green Lantern. HE’S THEN AIING TO RELEASE NEW BATMAN AND SUPERMAN FILMS IN 2012 AND JUSTICE LEAGUE, A TEAMING OF DC’S TOP HEROES, IN 2013.”
What do you think? Is this even a possibility? Just as importantly, do you WANT to see a Justice League movie?
Warner Bros. Has recently announced a joint partnership with Facebook in which they will streaming movies on the site, starting with ‘The Dark Knight’…
Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’ is coming to Facebook via a new on-demand service being set up through a partnership with the WB and Facebook.
Facebook users will pay for the video with 30 Facebook credits which is equal to roughly $3 and you’ll still have the ability to pause the movie, go full-screen, and continue with all your regular Facebook uses such as “Liking” your friends annoying status updates.
The downside is the video will only be available for purchase for a limited time (48 hours) but during that time you’ll be able to watch it as many times as you want. I’m not sure if the 48 hours thing is just a trial run or if that will be the going rate once the service is fully set up.
For those of you wishing to watch ‘The Dark Knight’ on Facebook, the link is
Amazon.com is getting into the movie business by opening Amazon Studios, with the goal of using the Internet to put fresh movies on the big screen. The new Internet movie studio will allow writers to upload screenplays to its website where the global Internet audience can read them and offer feedback, or producers/directors can use them to make test movies. The test movies, which must be at least 70 minutes in length, can also be uploaded.
Amazon Studios will also award monthly cash prizes to the top submissions of $100,000 for the best movie each month and $20,000 to the two best scripts. There will also be an annual award of $1 million for the best movie and $100,000 for the best script. In all, the company expects to hand out up to $2.7 million for submissions received by Dec. 31, it said on its website.
Movies have been developed pretty much the same way since talkies were considered cutting-edge. But here at Amazon Studios, we believe 21st-century technology creates opportunities to make and share movies and scripts more easily than ever. We invite you to:
Win money. Amazon Studios will award a combined $2.7 million in our first year’s worth of monthly and annual contests for the best scripts and movies. There is no charge to participate.
Get noticed. Your work will be shared with a global community of filmmakers and fans, who can offer revisions and advice. Screenwriters can see their words come to life as full-length test movies made by directors vying for our $100,000 monthly awards.
Get your movie made. The goal of Amazon Studios is to work with Hollywood to turn the best projects into major feature films.
With partners like Warner Bros who has a first-look deal with Amazon Studios, winners of these contents will also get a meeting with development executives that will consider releasing these films theatrically. With the cost for making movies coming down and the with avenues like this to pursue, I for one hope to see some really original movies come from this studio. Hopefully they’ll be good as well. What do you guys think? Leave a comment and let us know. [Good Gear Guide]
After the horrible sneak peak that Entertainment Tonight treated us to, finally the full trailer is online. Warner Bros. Pictures has debuted the first trailer for Green Lantern, the highly-anticipated big screen adaptation directed by Martin Campbell. Opening in 3D and 2D theaters on June 17, 2011 starring Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, Blake Lively as Carol Ferris, Mark Strong as Sinestro, Nick Jones as John Stewart, Peter Sarsgaard, Tim Robbins, Angela Bassett, Jay O. Sanders and Jon Tenney.
Watch the trailer below or click the new artwork for the Apple Trailer.
For good fun here is a damn well made fan trailer casting Nathan Fillion (Castle, Firefly, and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog) as the Green Lantern.
Breaking news from Deadline Hollywood regarding the future of the Batman Franchise. It was announced earlier today that there would be two female leads in the forthcoming Batman sequel, one playing the love interest, the other playing a female villain.
This news opens up a ton of options for who the villain could be, anyone from Cat Woman to Poison Ivy to Harley Quinn (and a ton more, check Wikipedia for a detailed list). Personally I’d love to see a Harley Quinn revenge story line for the death of her lover/partner in crime.
Bryan Singer, director of Superman’s last return, shares his opinion on Warner Bros. doing the reboot, for the The Man of Steel with Zack Snyder on board to direct.
While casting rumors have begun, according to The Geek Files, Bryan Singer, director of the iconic hero’s last movie appearance in Superman Returns, recently shared his “honest” thoughts on Warner Bros. rebooting The Man of Steel. And with certainty of more reboots to come, in his own way, Singer also praises the forthcoming film’s director, Zack Snyder.
“At the time I left, it would be more odd than it is now. Because it’s been four years, my brain is so occupied. I’m sort of like a tennis ball – I bounced from the X-Men to Superman and back to X-Men so I’ve been in that world a while, and then I’m doing [Jack the Giant Killer] at Warner Bros, which is where I did Superman, so I’m with the same people.”
“So now [the reboot] makes sense. It’s a movie I would want to see, I think Zack’s so talented and I applaud Warner and Legendary for choosing somebody who’s a filmmaker and not necessarily just a shooter. It’s Superman, it’s gonna be made over and over in one form or another, and I’m sure Zack won’t be the last person to touch it either, so in a way it’s not in my mind any more. It would have been two and a half years ago.”
While True Blood‘s Joe Manganiello seems to be the most accurate ‘Clark Kent’ contender, the Chris Nolan-produced Man Of Steel reboot is still steered for a Winter release, apparently focusing on the hero’s early days.
The Hobbit has officially been greenlit and has a start date.
After so long, and such back and forth, The Hobbit has finally gotten a greenlight, a director(Peter Jackson), and now an official start date. According to TheWrap.com.
They report that the Lord of the Rings prequel project will begin production in February, as per “an individual close to the” films.
“In the final agreement this week, Jackson’s deal was finalized and MGM and Warner Bros. agreed to give the project its greenlight,” says the site. Sets have already been built in New Zealand and actors have been on hold for months.
Meanwhile,The New Zealand Herald reports that the decision on whether the production will happen in New Zealand is still at least a week away “and in the hands of Warner Bros. despite a ‘useful and productive’ meeting today between filmmakers and Actors Equity.”
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released new screenshots, concept art and a render of Harley Quinn from Batman: Arkham City, coming to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC in fall 2011. You can view the images by clicking here or on the pic below!
Developed by Rocksteady Studios, Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City, the new maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City
The Noob News has learned that Warner Bros. Pictures is looking to shoot Christopher Nolan’s third Batman movie in New Orleans starting in April. We assume that won’t be the only location they’ll be filming, but the studio must like the city after recently wrapping Green Lantern there.
The choice of Zack Snyder by Warner Bros. to direct Christopher Nolan and David Goyer’s Superman: Man of Steel appears to have wide-spread repercussions for Hollywood‘s other superheroes. The Noob News has just learned that 20th Century Fox today entered into negotiations with Darren Aronofsky to helm the sequel to last year’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but the director is still being offered other valuable consolation prizes by Warner Bros., like Tales From the Gangster Squad, a high-priority project that this blog told you about last week.
Back in August, Fox brass had been focusing on a handful of directors for Wolverine 2, including Twilight Saga: Eclipse director David Slade and Red director Robert Schwentke. At the time, Fox had actually considered Aronofsky its top choice, as had its star, Hugh Jackman: The pair had collaborated on Aronofsky’s ambitious 2006 movie, The Fountain, and are said to still have a close relationship today.
And despite the financial failure of Fountain, Fox bosses were impressed by Aronfsky’s willingness to work frugally on smaller movies and still get big results: Aronofsky directed Mickey Rourke to an Oscar nomination with Fox Searchlight’s The Wrestler, and is generating similar Oscar murmurs for Natalie Portman’s turn as a sapphic, deranged, self-touching, wing-sprouting ballerina in Fox Searchlight’s forthcoming Black Swan.
Until last weekend, though, Aronofsky was far more interested in directing WB’s original take on Superman