Monday, 26 March 2012

Bioshock Movie Flushed?

So it seems the Bioshock film has been shelved. Again. 

Gore Verbinski had already recently stepped down as producer, leaving Juan Carlor Fresnadillo sat in the directors chair with his thumb up his ass, and now its seems he's had enough of waiting and is off to butcher The Highlander.

Done right this film could be awesome!

While its the general consensus that films based on videogames generally suck pixelated wang (excluding Mortal Kombat, of course) gamers & movie fans alike are excited about an adaptation of "Bioshock." 

The game and its sequel are both beautiful, brutal, and disquieting tales of mystery & Science fiction that take place in the abandoned underwater Utopia of Rapture; stories that, with the right director (and budget) could really be something special.

But they said that about Resident Evil, and look how much that sucked.

Its hardly even got any Zombies in it...

Thursday, 22 March 2012

David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis" Teaser Trailer

Check out the trailer for the new David Cronenberg film: "COSMOPOLIS" an adaptation of the Don DeLillo book about a 28 year-old billionaire who crosses Manhattan for a haircut. Sounds about right for a film with Sparkles McDouchenstein in it... But this is a Cronenberg movie so I'm not writing it off just yet.

Sourpuss Gets a Haircut (Working Title)

The story follows Eric Packer. A young billionaire financier who, whilst on his way to have his mop chopped, manages to lose all of his wealth by betting against the rise of the Yen.

Still sounds a bit dull, right? But like I said this is Cronenberg, I'm sure he can pull it off. 

Along the way, Packer's voyage is obstructed by traffic jams caused by a Presidential visit to the city, a funeral procession for a rap star and a full-fledged riot. He also has several chance meetings with his wife in very strange locations & is stalked by two men, a comical "pastry assassin" and an unstable "credible threat". 

OK, maybe there's a bit more to it than haircuts...

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Thats Just Creepy... Meet Bioshock: Infinites "Boys of Silence"

2K Games have released info on yet another one of the terrifying mini-boss type enemies you will be squaring off against in Bioshock: Infinite. 

Boys Of Silence
Sounds like a Christian Boy Band...

First it was a Clockwork George Washington with a Mini gun, then the massive dudes with the giant porcelain hands. Both pretty formidable, but BioShock Infinite's latest "heavy hitter", the "Boys of Silence" are definitely the creepiest of the bunch.

Creepy eh?

All Hands And No Manners:- Meet Bioshock: Infinites "Handymen"


Today 2K Games released some info on another one of the enemies you will be facing in Bioshock: Infinite when you finally get to explore Columbia - the games new setting, later this year. 

Columbia: A far cry from the cramped city of Rapture.
The info came in the form of a trailer posted on Machinima's Youtube Page & gives a sneak peak at the design process behind "The Handymen" - hulking great cyborgs that tower above the player & make the Big Daddy seen in previous games look like a Little Bitch.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Great Scott! Amazing Lego DeLorian

Check out this amazing 1:15 model of the DeLorian from Back to the Future 2 built entirely out of LEGO! 

Built by LEGO artist 
Orion Pax (Alex Jones) using nothing but standard bricks (& a coat of silver paint, but we'll let him off), this is his third and final attempt at the iconic time travelling vehicle & I think you'll agree it's pretty accurate. According to Alex it took around 20 hours to build, and includes working gull-wing doors, wheels that fold-up for "hover mode", and even a tiny Mr. Fusion on the back. All its missing is a miniature copy of the Sports Almanac & Hoverboard in the back.

Check out these other pictures below to truly appreciate the amount of time & detail that has gone in to making this. 

Swanky New Banner!

Check out the awesome new banner Patrick over @Draw Me did for me!

Sweet eh?

The guys over at Draw Me Something do exactly what you'd expect: you think of something for them to draw, they pick ones they like the most & draw them. The requests can be funny, serious, random, anything your warped little mind can come up with.

They don’t judge, they just draw.

For example if you ask them "Can you draw me Elmo popping out of Barney’s chest (Alien Style)?"

Then you get something like this:

Thats gotta Hurt! (Gedditt?!)

Monday, 19 March 2012

Let Sleeping Turtles Lie

When I read last week that they were going to be making a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, I knew not to expect much.

Then I found out Michael Bay was producing it & Jonathan Liebesman (the guy responsible for Battle: Los Angeles) was directing it, I figured that makes sense, who better to ruin another childhood memory than the guy who butchered Transformers & his explosion loving, plot hating friend?

This is not a Transformer
THIS is a Transformer

Then I saw the short video below & I lost my shit.

Aliens? Are you fucking kidding me?

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Awesome New Prometheus Trailer!


New full HD UK Trailer now available on Youtube, now with extra added "HO-LY SHIT!"

A new full trailer for Ridley Scotts "Prometheus" hit the internet today, & I'll be honest, I got so excited watching it I think a little wee came out.

Ridley Scott returns to the Alien franchise.
Sort of...

Prometheus could be considered a prequel of sorts to Alien - also directed by Scott, but according to the director: Although it shares "strands of Alien's DNA, so to speak", and takes place in the same universe, the film will explore its own mythology and ideas.

Call it whatever you want but the crew all work for Weyland Industries, its got the "Space Jockeys" we see a glimpse of in Alien in it, & it uses the same eerie music in the trailer, that's enough of a connection for me. 

Friday, 16 March 2012

Iron Sky: Or "Space Nazis From The Dark Side Of The Moon!"

I only heard about this film a few weeks ago but as soon as I saw the trailer I couldn't wait to see it.

The basic plot here is Nazis set up a secret base on the moon in 1945 where they hide out and plan to return to power in 2018. Now I'm not really too fussed about plot, as they had me at "Space Nazi" but looking at the trailers it actually looks pretty good. Daft, but good. Kind of like Dead Snow or Shaun of the Dead.

Whatever will those pesky Nazis think  of next?

This Sci-Fi/Action/Comedy is directed by a guy called Timo Vuorensola. I have no idea who that is but according to his IMDB page, he's the lead singer in a Finnish black metal industrial noise band called Älymystö so he must be pretty cool (if not a little moody?).

Check out the trailer below:

Looks pretty awesome eh? 

Hit the jump for another trailer & the first four minutes of the film.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

We Can Remake It For You Wholesale

An International Promo Trailer for Total Recall, the latest movie "reboot" Hollywoods big brains thought would be a good idea, hit the internet today and surprisingly enough it doesn't fill me with overwhelming nerd rage.

Nerd Rage: No laughing matter

Although it's only short, it gives you a good idea of what the film will look like when it finally gets its ass to Mars sorry, cinema's in August.

Memory of a life time or instantly forgettable?
We'll have to wait till August to find out.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Nice Day For A Bite Wedding

A new trailer for my favourite set of Zombie movies since Romero's "...Dead" series landed over at yesterday.

[REC] Genesis is the third instalment of the [REC] series from Spanish film makers Jaume Balagueró & Paco Plaza, and judging by the trailer we can expect more of the same gruesome action & claustrophobic scares which made the first two instalments such classics in the eyes of Horror fans everywhere.

This time, we see the action move from the closed confines of the apartment building from first two films, to the wedding of young couple Clara (Leticia Dolera) and Koldo (Diego Martin). Now I've been to quite a few weddings in my time & there's usually a fight between some of the guests but thankfully I've never seen someone become part of the buffet!

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Amazing Steam Punk Portal Gun

This has been doing the rounds this week, and you can see why!
If this is what the gun looks like, I'd hate to see the tests... or GLaDOS...

Impressive, no?

This awesome Steam punk Portal gun (if I lost you with that, Wiki that shit & be ashamed of yourself) was made by Deviant Art user Batman n Bananas over 3 months using random stuff he found lying around the house. I love the prop replicas you see over on Instructables, but not everyone has access to the sort of kit they use to make them so when someone does it using random junk most people have lying around, it makes it that little bit cooler.

According to the dude that built this cake worthy beast, its made up of: 

  • 2 Antique clock movements;
  • 1 +1/2 Coat hangers; 
  • Metal teapot stand;
  • Plastic Mechano;
  • Plumbing parts;
  • 1 Plant pot; 
  • 1 Hair gel pot + various lids;
  • Plastic tub (those ones you get nuts in the the supermarket);
  • Plastic tubing;
  • Lots and lots of nuts and bolts;
  • Miniature storage box (for the battery compartment);
  • Pocket laser disc (you can get them on ebay if anyone's interested);
  • 3 light bulbs;
  • Cardboard tube;
  • Metal covering from an old hairbrush;
  • AV socket;
  • Tons of odds and ends from my parents garage;
  • And of course the usual - milliput, humbrol and Warhammer paints, hot melt glue, and about 6 gallons of super glue.

If you want to read more about the build & check out his other work head over to his Deviant Art Page:- Here

If you need me I'll be in the shed...

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Hyper Japan 2012

I’ve been to various comic & collector “Cons” over the years so thought I knew what to expect when we booked our tickets for this year’s Hyper Japan ( -“The U.K’s biggest Japanese culture event” held at Earls Court on the last weekend of February; but within minutes of exiting the tube station it was clear that this was not going to be like any other convention I’d been to.

Quicker than you can say “Geek-Heaven”, I was identifying the different video games & anime characters to my friends as they headed towards the entrance. Cloud Strife alongside Pikachu, with Altair & a Red Mage from Final Fantasy making up one of the strangest queues I’ve been part of. Sure I’d seen Cos-players before & I’m no stranger to spending a bit too long on a Halloween costume but the time & detail these people put into these costumes is awesome! But more on that later.

Cos-play:  Its a cut throat business

As we headed through the ridiculously long entrance tunnel my mind reeled at what could possibly be waiting to great us when we reached the main hall. Was it going to be the assault on the senses I was hoping for? Or was it going to be like the Ideal Home show with cool outfits (and noodles)?

As we came out onto the show floor proper my fears gave way to childish glee as everything I could see needed to be gawped at & photographed, preferably with me stood in front of it grinning like a simpleton.
See: Exhibit A

                                        Exhibit A: This place certainly touched 
                                                        my awesome button!

After I managed to calm down long enough to form coherent sentences we set off to have a good look around. We all fought the urge to empty our wallets on the first few stands we came to & found that there was plenty to see, do, eat & drink. Those last two where top of everyone’s list so we set off towards the food court to see what smelt so damn good.

Turns out it was everything.

There were no music festival style food stands here, selling burgers, chips and the like, but instead something that did almost resemble the Ideal Home Show. Large stalls with fresh food being prepared and cooked right in front of you. One stall had a woman skilfully slicing wafer thin strips of Salmon whilst another covered them with rice before rolling them into the freshest Sushi I’ve ever seen (or tasted) while at another stand directly opposite there was a man cutting & cooking a MASSIVE block of Noodles!

                                                   Mmmmmm.... Noodelicious....