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Metal Gear Solid Film Is On The Way

Fans of Metal Gear Solid – and the ongoing saga that is Metal Gear Solid's film adaptation – have reason to celebrate today, as super producer Avi Arad brings glad tidings about Solid Snake's possible big screen appearance. Speaking at Metal Gear's 25th anniversary party in Tokyo recently, series creator Hideo Kojima revealed that not only is the film version back in the works, but the man behind the Spider-Man movie franchise(s), Arad himself, will be producing. This means that Arad has three game adaptations on the go, with Naughty Dog's Uncharted series and Sucker Punch's Infamous franchise also ticking along. Previous attempts at taking the stealth-based action game of spies, snakes and strangely inconspicuous boxes have crashed and burned – Mike De Luca was the last to give it a try back in 2008, but that was given the kibosh in early 2010. With its Sony/Playstation affliations, the studio in charge remains just as you'd expect (that's Univ

It's Official Spider-Man Has Been Cast

It's Official Spider-Man Has Been Cast Sony Pictures has officially announced that Andrew Garfield has landed the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in director Marc Webb's Untitled Spider-Man Film! The film focuses on a teenager grappling with both contemporary human problems and amazing super-human crises. The film is set to open on July 3, 2012. Here's the official press release: After a comprehensive worldwide casting search, Andrew Garfield has been chosen to portray Peter Parker when Spider-Man swings back onto the screen in 3D on July 3, 2012. The new film will begin production in early December directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt. Laura Ziskin and Avi Arad will produce the film from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios. Today's confirmation culminates what has been one of the most eagerly anticipated casting announcements in recent memory. Bloggers, pop culture speculators, and everyday fans have pored over and analyzed every conc

Mass Effect Movie In The Works

Mass Effect Movie In The Works Legendary Pictures has picked up rights to “ Mass Effect ,” the Electronic Arts-BioWare video game. Mark Protosevich, the scribe who wrote “I Am Legend” and worked on “Thor,” is in talks to pen the movie, which will be produced by Avi and Ari Arad as well as Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni. “Mass,” which debuted in 2008, is an epic sci-fi action game set in the year 2183, focusing on a human soldier and his starship, the SSV Normandy. The galaxy-spanning story involves a long-extinct race of aliens, dormant beacons and more alien species than you can shake a lightsaber at. A sequel to the game was released in January. The project is still in the early stages of development, though any game-to-screen undertaking would require a massive commitment. So far, humans vs. aliens movies have tended to be set on Earth, which makes those films easier to shoot while making them relatable for mass audiences. One of the by-products of the success of

Popeye CG Film Headed Our Way

Popeye CG Film Headed Our Way To me the only film I want to see about Popeye is the film that starred Robin Williams (in his first film role) as Popeye and Shelley Duvall as Olive Oyl. Popeye features hallmarks of director Robert Altman's style, including an ensemble cast, overlapping dialogue and cross-cutting to non-musical sequences during songs by Harry Nilsson. Sony is bringing an all-CGI "Popeye" to the big screen, with the iconic sailor man's muscles set to pop in 3D. Avi Arad, who teamed with Sony to turn Spider-Man into a powerhouse franchise, is producing. Scribe Mike Jones is in negotiations to adapt. "Scott called me and said, 'I have something for you,'" said Arad, who grew up watching Popeye shorts in movie houses in his native Israel. "I literally started singing the famous Popeye song (after securing the rights). What always blew me away is the level of the animation. It was so beautiful and unbelievably detailed." P

Spiderman Reboot To Be In 3-D

Spiderman Reboot To Be In 3-D It's Official Sony has confirmed the release of the Upcoming reboot of Spiderman. And oh by the way it's going to be in 3D. What a shocker, not only is it going to be a reboot but also in 3D. How original is that? CULVER CITY, Calif., February 10, 2010 – Spider-Man will swing into theaters worldwide in 3D beginning July 3, 2012, it was announced today by Jeff Blake, Chairman of Sony Pictures Worldwide Marketing & Distribution. The new film which is still untitled, will begin production later this year directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt. Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin will produce the film from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios. Commenting on the announcement, Blake said, “Spider-Man is the ultimate summer movie-going experience, and we’re thrilled the filmmakers are presenting the next installment in 3D. Spider-Man is one of the most popular characters in the world, and we know audiences are eager and excited to discover

Marc Webb Officially Announced To Direct Spider-Man Reboot

Marc Webb Officially Announced To Direct Spider-Man Reboot Now with Marc Webb announced that he got the gig for the Spider-Man reboot which way is he going to go with the film? And will our good friend Michael PapaJohn be coming back as Dennis Carradine,the man who kills Uncle Ben? Marc Webb, the director of the Golden Globe-nominated Best Picture (500) Days of Summer, will direct the next chapter in the Spider-Man franchise, set to hit theaters summer 2012, it was jointly announced today by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios. Written by James Vanderbilt, Webb will work closely with producers Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin in developing the project, which will begin production later this year. Commenting on the announcement, Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Matt Tolmach, president of Columbia Pictures, said, "At its core, Spider-Man is a small, intimate human story about an everyday teenager that takes place in an epic super-human world. The key for us as