Framed for a crime he didn’t commit, muscle car mechanic and street racer Tobey (Aaron Paul) gets out of prison determined to settle the score with the man responsible for his false conviction.
With how often they happen in movies and on TV, you’d think the FBI was out there breaking up an illegal cross-country road race every few weeks. But for some reason, getting into a highly conspicuous sports car and tearing ass down the highway at 150 MPH just doesn’t happen in real life. Thank god for the movies as the second trailer for Need For Speed is now available for your viewing pleasure.
He’s definitely furiouser than the normally stoic Vin Diesel, I’ll give him that.
When Mortal Kombat: Legacy was lighting up web browsers everywhere in the run-up to Mortal Kombat‘s launch, new episodes were doled out on a weekly schedule. And the final episode was subjected to a multi-month delay and we didn’t get to see it until the Summer.
That is definitely not the case when it comes to Mortal Kombat: Legacy II.
Today, director Kevin Tancharoen and Warner Digital uploaded every episode of the adaptation’s second season. So you can watch the first episode (which we’ve embedded above) and let it sink in or you can watch the whole thing in one sitting at Machinima’s YouTube Channel.
Hooray for binge viewing!
Need For Speed, a film adaptation of the long-running game series will be the home of Aaron Paul’s first post-Breaking Bad role. The first trailer has been released and it looks less like a video game adaptation and more like an artier version of Fast and the Furious, complete with a dramatic voiceover and a operatic score. Also, no one says “Bitch!” or makes a “speed = meth” joke. Priorities, people!
The Need For Speed movie will make its theatrical debut in March 2014.
After missing its promised Spring 2013 release date, the first episode of Kevin Tancharoen’s Mortal Kombat: Legacy II will be available to watch through Machinima’s YouTube Channel on September 26.
The second season of the popular webseries has moved beyond the origin stories of Mortal Kombat: Legacy and into the tournament itself. If this trailer is any indication, the new season will be bigger and bolder than the one that came before.
And seeing Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa reprise his role as Shang Tsung and repeat his most famous line (“It has begun!”) just about made my day.
Lance Sloane, a producer at Warner Bros., was working the Comic-Con show floor this year to promote the second season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy. GamerHub.TV talked with Sloane during the convention and the conversation eventually drifted to the next Mortal Kombat film adaptation and the heavily rumored Mortal Kombat 10. Sloane didn’t have any specific information about either project, but he was able to confirm that NetherRealm Studios is hard at work on the next game in the series and that Warner Bros. wants to release it alongside the third Mortal Kombat movie (emphasis mine):
GamerHub.TV: What is the current status when it comes to a Mortal Kombat movie?
Lance Sloane: Well, we’ve been in greenlight committee for a while at the studio. We’ve got a great script. And we’ve got a great director with Kevin Tancharoen. Who is on board. It’s just figuring out the business side of it and when we would do it and when we would launch it and how do we sync up with the launch of the game they’re working on now. It’s not 100% yet, but we’re getting closer every day.
A sequel to the Mortal Kombat reboot was a certainty after its very successful launch in 2011. Ed Boon even admitted as much at the time. So while Sloane’s statement doesn’t give us any new information, it’s nice to know that forward progress is being made on the next Mortal Kombat game.
Alex Trebek has asked many questions inspired by video games over the years on Jeopardy! But yesterday’s episode likely marked the first time that Final Jeopardy! would test a contestant’s knowledge of joysticks, pixels, and 1-Ups.
The category was “Video Game History” and the clue read, “The title princess of this game, which launched a best-selling franchise, was named for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wife.” Have you figured it out? I hope so. The answer is “(What is) The Legend of Zelda.” All three players knew the answer (though Trebek kept asking the three contestants if they knew the name of the franchise), but only one got credit for it.
Champion Mark Japinga was able to come up with the game’s full title, but challengers Ken Dasher and Toby Crew both answered “Zelda.” If this were the Jeopardy! or Double Jeopardy! round, the host likely would have asked them for clarification, but because it was Final Jeopardy!, the wrath of Trebek was delivered (“Gotta pay attention,” he told both losing contestants).
I think we all know how Sean Connery would have responded to that.
Steven Applebaum and Ryan Hoss really love the Super Mario Bros. movie. The pair has run Super Mario Bros.: The Movie Archive since 2007 and they held a special 20th anniversary screening of the film this past weekend at the Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles. They even managed to convince John Leguizamo (he played Luigi) to deliver a recorded message to fans. But what they plan to do next tops even that.
Do you remember the final scene of the movie? Of course you do… Princess Daisy rushes in with a big gun requesting the Mario Brothers’ help for another big adventure! Applebaum and Hoss certainly remember and they’ve recruited the movie’s original screenwriter, Parker Bennett, to help them flesh out where the story would have went next. And it’ll all be published as a multi-part webcomic… Super Mario Bros. 2!
The first chapter, “Return to Dinohattan,” is available now. Which has to be proof that nothing’s impossible. Improbable… unlikely… but never impossible.
Phil Spencer closed his part of the “Next Xbox Reveal” with the news that Microsoft plans to release 15 exclusive Xbox One games during the system’s first year. He also confirmed that eight of them are brand new franchises.
But enough of this games stuff, Nancy Tellem, President of Xbox Entertainment Studios, and Bonnie Ross, Head of 343 Industries, have just announced that they’re teaming up to create a live-action television series based on Halo… and it’ll be produced by Steven Spielberg. Take that, Peter Jackson!
Halo: The Television Series will be available on Xbox Live as a “premium television series” (read: it’ll cost extra above and beyond your Xbox Live subscription price).