So that's what District 9 director Neill Blomkamp was hinting at. His short film based on Anthem, Conviction, will be released on the Oats Studios YouTube channel on Valentine's Day, and he's released a teaser to whet our appetites. Original story:Neill Blomkamp - the man behind movies District 9, Elysium, Chappie, and the experimental Oats Studios - is working with EA and Bioware on something for Anthem. He tweeted out an image of a Javelin exosuit, suggesting some sort of movie project to tie in with the Anthem release on February 22. I'd expect to see a live-action style launch trailer similar to the one that King Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts made for Destiny 2. Blomkamp also gave his blessing to something Apex: Legends players have been taking to social media to share: requests for a Chappie appearance in the battle royale game. Fans have noted the similarity to one of the game's legends, Pathfinder, and it seems Chappie's daddy is on board.As if … [Read more...] about Watch the teaser for District 9 director’s Anthem short film
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Anthem is coming very soon, and filmmaker Neill Blomkamp has dropped a rather blatant hint that he's going to have something to do with it. In a tweet, Blomkamp said he's "really excited to share" his latest project, and paired it with an #anthemgame hashtag.In case there was any room left for doubt, the teaser shows off what appears to be a real-life Javelin--the mechanized suit of armor used by player characters. It all looks dusty and dinged, similar to the lived-in style Blomkamp has established in movies like District 9, Elysium, and Chappie. Blomkamp was also attached for a time to a Halo movie adaptation.That said, he doesn't mention just what this project is. Most likely it's some form of short film, possibly a live-action trailer as we've seen for other triple-A releases in recent years.BioWare and EA just wrapped up the demos for Anthem. It had some rough spots, but the studio has already outlined fixes we can expect for the final game. It was on the tip of EA's tongue as it … [Read more...] about Anthem Project Coming From Ex-Halo Film Director
Without a doubt, many were hoping that Firefly star Nathan Fillion’s tease from last week was an indication that the Canadian-American actor was set to announce that he would be handling the lead role of Nathan Drake in an official Uncharted movie. While the unlicensed short film that resulted was wonderful to say the least, it’s safe to say some were disappointed after having set their expectations too high. Nevertheless, according to the fan project’s director Allan Ungar (Gridlocked, Tapped Out), it could actually lead to “something more” down the line. While the Uncharted short initially seemed like a single-shot affair, Ungar recently stated that after the fan film was released online, he received “a couple emails” from a party that goes unnamed – even though he strongly infers that it’s Sony – indicating a certain amount of “interest” in the project. According to the filmmaker, … [Read more...] about Nathan Fillion Uncharted Short Film Leading to ‘Something More’?
Last week, Firefly and Castle actor Nathan Fillion posted a curious message on his Instagram page. The actor seemed to be hinting towards some sort of Uncharted-related announcement and fans begin to speculate. Was Fillion somehow involved in the next game in the hugely popular PS4 franchise? Or is he connected to the in-development Uncharted movie? Fillion’s teaser has now come to fruition, as an Uncharted short film has now been released online, starring the actor as Nathan Drake himself. Allan Ungar, who has worked as a writer on action movies Gridlocked and Tapped Out, served as the short film’s writer and director. The flick is just under 15 minutes long and sees Nathan Drake try to make a trademark daring escape after he is kidnapped in the Baja Peninsula in Mexico.Drake is suspected of having stolen an artifact of great value and the owner has sent his men to get it back from the famous adventurer and notorious thief. However, it’s just a ruse and the famed … [Read more...] about Uncharted Short Film Stars Nathan Fillion as Drake
Next Tuesday, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life will finally release on PS4 in the west. In order to promote the impending western release, SEGA has released a series of short live action films set in the Yakuza universe on their YouTube channel. These three short films make up the Stories of the Dragon series, and were created with the help of Director Christopher Ewing and Liquid Advertising. The three short films are titled Chapter 1: The Bouncer, Chapter 2: Another Haruka, and Chapter 3: Prodigal Son. All three of them are based on substories from previous Yakuza games. Chapter 1: The Bouncer and Chapter 3: Prodigal Son follow up substories that were present in Yakuza Kiwami, while Chapter 2: Another Haruka is based on a substory from Yakuza 5. These films give us a glimpse of where the people involved with those substories are now, while also showing the impact protagonist Kazuma Kiryu had on their lives. You can check out all three short films below. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life will … [Read more...] about Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Promoted with Stories of the Dragon Live-Action Short Film Series