Category: Movies

Assassin’s Creed

Assassin's creedI mentioned it a few weeks ago but details are now firming up for the Assassin’s Creed Movie. The film is being developed by Ubisoft’s newly formed creative company and they have found a partner in Sony to help make the project. Expect more video game adaptations to be coming from Ubisoft as Splinter Cell, Infamous and Uncharted are all on the horizon.

Whilst it doesn’t change my opinion on video game adaptions on the whole, It does appear that Ubisoft are wanting to translate the quality of their games to the big screen. They have the creative talent to put together stunning games with rich stories so their involvement in the project does offer some hope for a better film. I would say that with a story as complex as Assassins Creed it would lend itself to an HBO/Showtime series quite nicely, food for thought. They have dabbled with a mini series before in 2009, it was made as a prequel to the Assassins Creed 2 game.

The final part of the game series is out this November and I’m sure there will be further developments in the movie before then. If you haven’t seen the mini series, the good people at assassinscreedUK have posted to entire 30 minute movie on their youtube channel and it’s worth a look if you’re a fan of the game. Considering the budget they had it’s quite impressive.

20Oct

Happy Birthday Bela Lugosi

It was on this day in history that the fantastic Bela Lugosi was born. An icon of the silver screen he appeared in many horror films including White Zombie, The Black Cat, Son of Frankenstein and of...

20Oct

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY – 20th October

“Mukesh al aharam. Septin tooso barayool. Heghlin im sarawar…” No, I haven’t had some kind of undiagnosed brain incident. That is a genuine, original, 100% authentic Elvish greeting, all by...

19Oct

Back to Back Transformers sequels

Earlier this year the third installment in the Transformers franchise passed the $1 Billion mark at the worldwide box office, so it comes as no surprise that Paramount and Hasbro are fast tracking parts...

17Oct

Box office Monday – Real Steel

Not even the might of two 80’s remakes could topple Real Steel at the US box office. It was a close one as Footloose came within $250 K of knocking the Rock em sock Robots from the top spot. It was...

16Oct

COMING TO DVD AND BLU-RAY THIS WEEK

Hello movie addicts, film buffs, culture vultures and compulsive spenders. This week ’s new home entertainment releases are a varied bunch to be sure but there’s probably something here for you,...

15Oct

New The Woman in Black Trailer

We’re quietly excited about The Woman in Black movie. Not just because it’s the first post Potter role for Daniel Radcliffe, but it marks a true return to form for...

14Oct

Patty Jenkins confirmed to direct Thor 2

Once it was announced that Kenneth Branagh would not be returning to direct Thor 2 we were both rather sad. Branagh made a credible origins movie that in lesser hands could of been ridiculous. He brought...