Universal Pictures and Legendary announced today that John Boyega will be re-cancelling the apocalypse on February 23, 2018 in Pacific Rim 2. Boyega will be playing the son of Stacker Pentecost, Idris Elba’s character from the first film. The original film made a bit over $100 million in the U.S. and another $300 million world wide.
Guillermo del Toro won’t be directing, but he will be an Executive Producer. Steven S. DeKnight (Daredevil) is taking over the directing chair and Derek Connolly (Jurassic World) is writing the script based on an earlier piece by del Toro, Travis Beacham, Zak Penn, and Jon Spaihts.
Filming on The Dark Tower has been underway for a few weeks, and I am struggling between extreme excitement that one of my favorite stories will be on the big screen, and dread that director Nikolaj Arcel’s film will deviate too much from the source material. It’s a fantasy/horror/Science Fiction series that is rich and vibrant and almost impossible to put a faithful version on screen. But what if this isn’t an adaption at all?
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From the opening moments of Doom, we are immersed in a nonstop action thrill ride. It’s been over a decade since we last received a proper Doom game. This new version isn’t part of the original canon. It’s sort of a reboot of the series. Doom 3 was criticized heavily as being too slow with a focus on survival-horror gameplay. Doom 2016 melee-kicks that criticism right in the face.
How are we today? Good? Hopefully so. I bring you interesting news from the Power Ranger fandom, it looks like we are getting a reunion of sorts… I need to really emphasize the “of sorts” parts here, because at a best we have a SyFy special and at worst we have a pipe-dream. “The Order” appears to be the brain child of Karan Ashley (MMPR Yellow Ranger) and David Fielding (Zordon). For those of you not in the know, the cast members of the Power Ranger series ( 20+ seasons worth) are quite popular on the convention circuit and there has been an out cry for a reunion series with the actors from across the seasons. Most recently when the climax of “Super Megaforce” turned out to be such a letdown.