Geekscape http://www.geekscape.net podcasts, news, features Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:29:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 podcasts, news, features Geekscape no podcasts, news, features Geekscape http://www.geekscape.net/_wp_/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg http://www.geekscape.net TV-G Geekscape Mobile: ‘Hearthstone: Heroes Of Warcraft’ Is Now Available For iPad Worldwide! http://www.geekscape.net/geekscape-mobile-hearthstone-heroes-of-warcraft-is-now-available-for-ipad-worldwide http://www.geekscape.net/geekscape-mobile-hearthstone-heroes-of-warcraft-is-now-available-for-ipad-worldwide#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:29:59 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=69818 Briefly: I’ve been (casually) playing Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft since the free-to-play title soft-launched on the Canadian App Store a couple of weeks back, but I’m happy to say that the game is now, finally available for iPad worldwide.

The game is very well designed, and definitely at home on the iPad’s screen. It even features cross-platform multiplayer, so you’re really not missing anything by playing it on your tablet (I’d argue that it feels even better, actually). I’ve been having a blast with it, and it’s definitely a title that I’d recommend checking out (especially since, again, you can play for free).

You can download Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft for your iPad right here.

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PS4 Sales Surpass 7 Million Globally! http://www.geekscape.net/ps4-sales-surpass-7-million-globally http://www.geekscape.net/ps4-sales-surpass-7-million-globally#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:04:54 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=69815 Briefly: Sony last gave us an update on the PS4′s cumulative all the way back in February, when the console had surpassed 5.3 million units just before the device’s Japanese launch.

Today, the company revealed the latest numbers with the following blog post:

Hi guys! I’ve got a quick update to share with you. Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. just announced that PS4 has cumulatively sold through more than 7.0 million units globally as of April 6th, 2014. PS4 software sales are another bright spot, with more than 20.5 million copies sold at retail and PlayStation Store worldwide as of April 13th, 2014.

 

On behalf of the entire global team at PlayStation, I want to thank you for your unprecedented support and for making PS4 your next-generation console of choice. We couldn’t have done this without you! And please keep the feedback coming: we are listening.

 

On that note, we’ll have some great new details to share with you regarding our upcoming PS4 system software update very soon. Stay tuned!

That’s a lot of units.

Have you picked up a system yet? Are you planning on it? Aside from release night (which is when I picked up mine), I’ve actually never seen a PS4 on a shore shelf!

Sony has also previewed the main new feature in the console’s next firmware update, which actually looks really cool if you’re into sharing stuff. Check it out below.

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‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Gets Five New Featurettes! http://www.geekscape.net/x-men-days-of-future-past-gets-five-new-featurettes http://www.geekscape.net/x-men-days-of-future-past-gets-five-new-featurettes#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:51:27 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=69812 Briefly: Following the fantastic final trailer for the film, Fox today debuted FIVE (yes, you read that right) featurettes for the highly anticipated film.

Each featurette, of course, provides us with some great behind-the-scenes insight, and also shows off some new footage. We’re really excited for the full feature, so each of these short videos is definitely worth the watch.

Take a look at all five below, and let us know what you’re looking forward to seeing in the film! X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theatres on May 22nd!

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.

Source: CBM

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Fear Is Born In The First Trailer For NBC’s ‘Rosemary’s Baby’! http://www.geekscape.net/fear-is-born-in-the-first-trailer-for-nbcs-rosemarys-baby http://www.geekscape.net/fear-is-born-in-the-first-trailer-for-nbcs-rosemarys-baby#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:35:04 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=69805 Briefly: NBC announced just last week that their Rosemary’s Baby reboot/miniseries would be premiering on May 11th, and the network has now debuted the project’s first trailer.

The two-part miniseries is an adaptation of Ira Levin’s 1967 novel, which was first adapted just one year later in 1968. I’m not overly familiar with the source material (both the book and the film), but I’m definitely a fan of the stellar cast that NBC has put together here, including Suits star Patrick J. Adams, Star Trek‘s Zoe Saldana, Christina Cole, Jason Isaacs, and more.

Take a look at the trailer below, and let us know of you’ll be watching. The first half of Rosemary’s Baby will debut on May 11th, while the second half will air on May 15th.

This new adaptation of “Rosemary’s Baby” centers on a young married couple who escapes New York and moves to Paris with hopes of leaving their sad past behind. After a series of unfortunate events, Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse are presented with an offer they can’t refuse — an apartment at the most prestigious address in the city. Problem is, it comes with a haunted past and an immeasurable price …

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Geekscape 326: Nerdist’s Brian Walton Returns For A Visit! http://www.geekscape.net/geekscape-326-nerdists-brian-walton-returns-for-a-visit http://www.geekscape.net/geekscape-326-nerdists-brian-walton-returns-for-a-visit#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:48:07 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=69661 Brian Walton is the current Editor in Chief of Nerdist.com and Nerdist News… but more importantly, Brian is a beloved Geekscape alumnus! Not since he left Geekscape all those years ago for greener pastures has Brian been a Geekscape guest and now he returns to talk WonderCon, Coachella and the April Fool’s Nerdist acquisition of Geekscape! But that’s not all. We have an incredibly candid heart to heart that helps make this Geekscape episode one of my personal favorites of all time. Oh, and we discuss horse fucking. Really. And when horses fuck… they fuck to kill.

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Headed To WonderCon This Weekend? Here’s Our Schedule! http://www.geekscape.net/headed-to-wondercon-this-weekend-heres-our-schedule http://www.geekscape.net/headed-to-wondercon-this-weekend-heres-our-schedule#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:15:45 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=69729 Briefly: WonderCon’s coming up (just two more days away, yes!) and we couldn’t be more excited to partake in the convention yet again.

As always, Geekscape’s got its own booth (#208 this year), so please, please, come hang out, say hello, pick up a t-shirt, give is your best Hail Hydra, or at least take a look at Shane’s Rarity cosplay (it’ll be there in full force).

We have a few sweet, sweet guests stopping by for signings, like Ben 10‘s Yuri Lowenthal and his wife (and again, Ben 10 star) Tara Platt on Friday from 1-2 PM, and The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? director Jon Schnepp on Saturday from 2-5.

Also Friday from 1-2PM, Jonathan can be found at the Lion Forge Comics booth (#801), signing Miami Vice posters with artist Carl Reed. Speaking of Lion Forge comics, Jonathan’s also a part of the Lion Forge panel on Saturday from 11AM-12PM in room 210A. These panels are always fantastic, and Saved By The Bell‘s Dennis Haskins will host!

We’re looking forward to the weekend, and we’re looking forward to seeing you! Take a look at the video below to learn more of what we’ll be up to at the convention!

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New ‘Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare’ DLC Includes 1 New Map & Other Stuff, Available Now! http://www.geekscape.net/new-plants-vs-zombies-garden-warfare-dlc-includes-1-new-map-other-stuff-available-now http://www.geekscape.net/new-plants-vs-zombies-garden-warfare-dlc-includes-1-new-map-other-stuff-available-now#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:27:30 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=69641 Following the ‘Garden Variety’ DLC that was released back in March, PopCap Games has just launched the second free (yep, FREE) DLC pack for the amazing Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare.

The new pack is called ‘Zomboss Down’, and features one new map, and a ton of new customizations for both the plants and the zombies.

Here’s the official description of the DLC from PopCap’s blog:

The plants just blasted down the Zomboss blimp! The zombies are now roaming the desert and battling their way to a local golf course, which may just be a secret facility housing a Cactus army. It can all be found in the free Zomboss Down downloadable game pack, featuring the new Cactus Canyon Gardens & Graveyards Map, 8 new playable characters, over 200 wild customization items, an increased Level cap for each character, and all-new challenges to accomplish. Available for both Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare has definitely been my most played title between my PS4 and Xbox One, and I can’t wait to try out this new content. Take a look at the ‘Zomboss Down’ trailer below, and let us know what you think of the game!

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Watch The Epic Final Trailer For ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ http://www.geekscape.net/watch-the-epic-final-trailer-for-x-men-days-of-future-past http://www.geekscape.net/watch-the-epic-final-trailer-for-x-men-days-of-future-past#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:07:06 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=69627 Briefly: We showed you the first clip from Bryan Singer’s anticipated X-Men: Days of Future Past just a few days back, and as previously announced, the epic final trailer for the film has just made its way online.

I won’t spoil things for you… but it’s pretty great. Take a look at the trailer below, and let us know what you’re looking forward to seeing in the full feature! X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theatres on May 22nd!

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.

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‘Salem’ Premieres This Sunday, Watch The First Trailer! http://www.geekscape.net/salem-premieres-this-sunday-watch-the-first-trailer http://www.geekscape.net/salem-premieres-this-sunday-watch-the-first-trailer#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:04:44 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=69629 Briefly: WGN America (who is also developing a series based on Vertigo’s Scalped comic) has just debuted a full trailer for their upcoming horror/drama series Salem.

Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, SALEM explores what really fueled the town’s infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil of this infamous period in American history. In SALEM, witches are real, but they are not who or what they seem. The show, which centers on an epic romance wrapped around this explosive revelation, delivers a bold new vision of Salem — and an even bolder new vision of witches.

It certainly sounds intriguing, and it’s a series that I’d never heard of until today. You can take a look at the trailer below, and let us know if you’ll be tuning in when the show premieres this Sunday.

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Paul Walker’s Brothers To Help Finish ‘Fast & Furious 7′ http://www.geekscape.net/paul-walkers-brothers-to-help-finish-fast-furious-7 http://www.geekscape.net/paul-walkers-brothers-to-help-finish-fast-furious-7#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:46:24 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=69616 Briefly: Ever since Paul Walker’s tragic death last November, fans have wondered just how The Fast and the Furious series would continue.

Today, the film’s official Facebook page revealed that most of Paul’s scenes in the film had already been completed, and that Paul’s brothers, Caleb and Cody, would be stepping in to film the remaining scenes.

Here’s the full announcement:

The FAST & FURIOUS saga is about family. The characters are connected by the bond of family, and it is how all of us who have worked together for more than thirteen years feel about each other. It certainly defines how we feel about our fans.

 

Our family experienced an unthinkable shock in November. We had to take time to grieve Paul, the brother we love and lost, and to figure out if we should move on with our film.

 

We came together and all felt the only choice was to continue. We believe our fans want that, and we believe Paul would want that too. Paul had already shot his dramatic scenes and most of his action for FAST & FURIOUS 7, and it’s among the strongest work of his career.

 

We have resumed shooting and now welcome Paul’s brothers, Caleb and Cody, into our FAST family. Caleb and Cody are helping us complete some remaining action for their brother and fill in small gaps left in production. Having them on set has made us all feel that Paul is with us too.

 

We are just under a year away from the release of FAST & FURIOUS 7, and this film is the most important we’ve ever done together. It will allow the character of Brian O’Conner to live on and let us celebrate Paul in his most defining role.

 

We wanted to take a moment to speak to our fans directly and thank you for the love and support you always show us as we resume our work.

It must be tough to be on that set right now. What do you think of the news? In any case, Fast & Furious 7 hits theatres on April 10th, 2015.

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In Case You Missed It – April 2014 http://www.geekscape.net/in-case-you-missed-it-april-2014 http://www.geekscape.net/in-case-you-missed-it-april-2014#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:54:05 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=69514 As it appears, April may be a tough month to get through. With the calm before the May Summer Blockbuster storm currently taking place in theatres and almost all of the big-named 2013 titles already reaching DVD in March, there’s very little to get excited about this month. However, there are a few films being released on DVD and Video-On-Demand that should help ease this April lull, and here they are:

#1. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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I’ve always been up and down on Ben Stiller’s career body of work. And after the combination of a trailer that didn’t “grab” me and a critical bashing for his 2013 pet project, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, I must be honest and say expectations were rather low. Thankfully, Stiller didn’t disappoint and his long-awaited film proved to be one that the critics got wrong. Stiller directs and stars as Walter Mitty, a simple man who day dreams about going on adventures and whisking away the the girl of his dreams (played by Kristen Wiig). But when the negative for LIFE Magazine’s final cover goes missing, the opportunity presents itself for Walter to finally seek out a real-life adventure. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a charming and Underrated Film that’s easy to appreciate. (April 15th)

#2. August: Osage County

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Nominated for a pair of acting Oscars, August: Osage County isn’t a film for everyone. Based on a stage play of the same name, the film is short on action and heavy on dialogue. The audience is forced to watch closely as Weston family reconnects following the passing of their patriarch. Meryl Streep stars as Violet Weston, the unloving and drug-addicted mother that works her hardest to break down each and every member of the family by pointing out their flaws. This dark comedy is by no means an easy watch, but fans of strong dialogue and off-kilter humor may enjoy this rather odd tale of a family consumed with secrets. (April 8th)

#3. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

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It was difficult finding a third option to suggest for the month of April, so I decided to go with the comedy Anchorman 2. The first installment was an outlandish pioneer of sorts, but this sequel is an overextended and somewhat recycled shell of the original. Once again, Will Ferrell stars as the self-absorbed and arrogant Ron Burgundy who looks to reinvent himself after losing his job to his wife (sound familiar?). When the old team gets back together, Burgundy and company transform news from the informative platform it once was, to the ludicrous fluff it has become. There’s plenty of laugh-out-loud humor at the expense of a two-hour long senseless story that feels eerily similar to the original. (April 1st)

Honorable Mention: One film I’m yet to mention is the Best Picture Nominee Philomena (4/15) which captured the hearts of many audiences. I personally felt that the film was a little anti-climactic but I was clearly in the minority. Fans of the fantasy franchise The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (4/8) can rejoice and catch up with the latest installment’s DVD release. I wasn’t a fan of the unrealistic single mother drama Labor Day (4/29) starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, but I’ve met many others who enjoyed the film.

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Geekscape Movie Reviews: Draft Day http://www.geekscape.net/geekscape-movie-reviews-draft-day http://www.geekscape.net/geekscape-movie-reviews-draft-day#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:30:29 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=69507 My appreciation for cinema cannot be overstated. But if there’s one thing I love as much as film, it’s professional sports. As a lifelong fan of the NFL and Kevin Costner’s sports-centered filmography, I consciously scooted the notion of typical early-year blunders to the back of my brain and welcomed excitement for Ivan Reitman’s Draft Day. Yet, there was one simple flaw in my logic that trumps everything. Reitman hasn’t been able to direct anything of relevance over the past two decades.

Sonny Weaver Jr. (Costner) is the General Manager of the Cleveland Browns and it’s the most important day of his sports career, Draft Day. With an owner (Frank Langella) desperate to make a gaudy “splash” and a coach (Denis Leary) who doesn’t believe in his ability to field a winning roster, Sonny must weave and maneuver to rebuild a franchise in disarray. And if these set of circumstances aren’t stressful enough for the GM, secretly dating the team’s Salary Cap Specialist (Jennifer Garner) is starting to present complications of its own.

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According to Harris Polls conducted on a yearly basis, Football is far and away the most popular sport in America. Its hard-hitting product appeals to masses at an ever-growing rate. And more than the Sunday ritual itself, fans continue to develop an interest in the behind-the-scenes aspect of the NFL. Enter Ivan Reitman’s latest cinematic dud, Draft Day. The film attempts to be clever in its back-door finagling, but all that remains is an unrealistic portrayal of the NFL’s inner workings. The movie crafts an inauthentic and unbelievable atmosphere that throws the entire story off balance. Reitman’s final product is both inexcusable and unforgivable, making Draft Day one of the most unsatisfying big-budgeted sports movies in recent memory.

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Not only is the feature an inaccurate depiction of general managing, Draft Day also suffers from a weak story and elementary dialogue. Desperate to enhance the dramatics, debut motion-picture writers Scott Rothman and Rajiv Joseph create flat subplots that are simply glossed over and unproductive. The only interesting aspect to the film is its relation to the NFL, which just so happens to be enough to get you to the finish line, but nowhere near enough to leave any semblance of a lasting impression. Draft Day surrounds Kevin Costner with a wide selection of unlikable and often irritating characters that make any connection between viewer and film absolutely impossible.

Outside of a few genuine laughs from Griffin Newman’s intern character Rick, Ivan Reitman’s Draft Day is a complete miss. The movie’s impractical sequence of events and Disney-like conclusion make the experience almost unbearable. When the film reaches the big screen less than a month before the NFL Draft in early May, please don’t waste your hard-earned dollars.

GRADE: 2/5

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New Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt Movie Tie-In Novel Set To Release On 4/29! http://www.geekscape.net/new-tom-cruise-and-emily-blunt-movie-tie-in-novel-set-to-release-on-429 http://www.geekscape.net/new-tom-cruise-and-emily-blunt-movie-tie-in-novel-set-to-release-on-429#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:08:11 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=69443

VIZ Media’s Haikasoru literary imprint supports the upcoming release of the gripping sci-fi action film, Edge of Tomorrow with the release of an official movie tie-in novel available April 29th. The new Edge of Tomorrow paperback will cost $7.99. As you can see from the picture below, the book cover features the official movie poster with Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. The Edge of Tomorrow novel was written by Japanese author Hiroshi Sakurazaka and was previously published as All You Need Is Kill.

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The Haikasoru imprint has also announced the May 6th release of the ALL YOU NEED IS KILL official graphic novel adaptation. Written by Haikasoru editor and noted sci-fi author, Nick Mamatas, and featuring full-color artwork by popular comic book artist Lee Ferguson (Green Arrow, Miranda Mercury), the new graphic novel offers a single-volume retelling of the original ALL YOU NEED IS KILL novel that inspired the EDGE OF TOMORROW movie. The graphic novel carries an MSRP of $14.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN, and features an oversized North American graphic novel trim size of 6 5/8″ x 10 ¼”. An eBook edition will also be available worldwide for $8.99 (U.S. / CAN) for the Amazon Kindle, Apple’s iBooks Store, Barnes & Noble’s Nook Book Store, and the Kobo eBooks Store. North American fans can also access the graphic novel digitally on the VIZ Manga App as well as through VIZManga.com.

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The Edge of Tomorrow feature film is scheduled to be released from Warner Bros. Pictures on June 6th  in 3D, 3D IMAX and regular 2D. The film is directed by Doug Liman and stars Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt and Bill Paxton.

The story is set in the future when aliens called Mimics invade. Keiji Kiriya is just one of many recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor called a Jacket and sent out to kill. But he dies on the battlefield after only a few minutes, only to be reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On his 158th iteration, he gets a message from a mysterious ally – the female soldier known as the Full Metal Bitch. Is she the key to Keiji’s escape or his final death?

 

In 2009, ALL YOU NEED IS KILL served as the launch title for Haikasoru, a unique imprint developed by VIZ Media dedicated to publishing the most compelling contemporary Japanese science fiction and fantasy for English-speaking audiences. New York Times best-selling author John Scalzi declared ALL YOU NEED IS KILL to be a novel that, “reads fast, kicks ass, and keeps on coming,” and it has proven to be one of Haikasoru’s most popular titles. Sakurazaka’s other novels include Characters (co-written with Hiroki Azuma) and SLUM ONLINE, which was published in English by Haikasoru in 2010.

 

“Live…die…repeat. ALL YOU NEED IS KILL / EDGE OF TOMORROW delivers a nightmarish, action-packed spin on reliving one’s own triumphs, and failures,” says Nick Mamatas, Editor, Haikasoru. “Catch the original story that inspired the gripping movie with the official movie tie-in edition and in the Western comic book mode with the ALL YOU NEED IS KILL official graphic novel. Both of these debuts are perfect reads leading up to the highly anticipated theatrical debut of Edge of Tomorrow this summer!”

 

“The ALL YOU NEED TO KILL graphic novel stays very true to the original source novel,” says Joel Enos, editor for the new comic. “We made a conscious effort to create something unique that could stand on it’s own away from both the original novel, the film and the upcoming manga, but would nicely complement and pay respects to all three! Lee’s retro-futuristic art style especially puts ALL YOU NEED TO KILL as a comic into it’s own orbit!”

For more information on Edge of Tomorrow / All You Need Is Kill and the Haikasoru imprint, please visit www.haikasoru.com.

For more information on other titles available from VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.

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WGN America Developing A Series Based On Vertigo’s ‘Scalped’ http://www.geekscape.net/wgn-america-developing-a-series-based-on-vertigos-scalped http://www.geekscape.net/wgn-america-developing-a-series-based-on-vertigos-scalped#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:18:15 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=69423 Briefly: Another comic book is headed to the small screen.

THR has learned that Jason Aaron and R.M. Guerra’s Vertigo series Scalped is in development at WGN America. Banshee‘s Doug Jung will executive produce and write the pilot’s script.

The book’s synopsis states that Scalped is ”an intense crime drama that mixes organized crime with current Native Americanculture. Fifteen years ago, Dashiell “Dash” Bad Horse ran away from a life of abjectpoverty and utter hopelessness on the Prairie Rose Indian Reservation inhopes of finding something better. Now he’s come back home armed withnothing but a set of nunchucks, a hell-bent-for-leather attitude and onedark secret, to find nothing much has changed on “The Rez” — short of aglimmering new casino, and a once-proud people overcome by drugs andorganized crime. Is he here to set things right or just get a piece of the action?” The series is in part inspired by Native American activist Leonard Peltier, who killed two FBI agents in a 1975 reservation shootout.

Are you a fan of the book? It certainly sounds like darker subject matter than we typically see in comic book TV. Would you watch the series? Sound out below!

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Watch The First Trailer For David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’ http://www.geekscape.net/watch-the-first-trailer-for-david-finchers-gone-girl http://www.geekscape.net/watch-the-first-trailer-for-david-finchers-gone-girl#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:34:29 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=69416 Briefly: Fincher’s back, baby.

The first trailer for his upcoming drama Gone Girl has just hit the internet, and it’s gorgeous, gripping, and looks to be an absolutely heartwrenching feature. The film is based on the 2012 bestseller by Gillian Flynn. Here’s the synopsis:

On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

The film looks very intriguing, and as beautifully shot as always. It was also revealed today that Fincher won’t take the reigns of the Aaron Sorkin written Steve Jobs biopic, which is certainly unfortunate.

In any case, take a look at the Gone Girl trailer below, and let us know what you think. The film hits theatres on October 3rd.

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The Newest ‘Godzilla’ Poster Is Gorgeous, Classic http://www.geekscape.net/the-newest-godzilla-poster-is-gorgeous-classic http://www.geekscape.net/the-newest-godzilla-poster-is-gorgeous-classic#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:11:31 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=69406 Briefly: Legendary and Warner Bros. today unleashed a gorgeous new Godzilla poster, this time paying homage to classic Godzilla art and one-sheets.

Those of you lucky enough to be headed to WonderCon this weekend will even have an opportunity to obtain one, as the following was revealed on the official Godzilla Facebook page:

For those attending #WonderCon this weekend, don’t miss our Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures presentation featuring #GODZILLA on Saturday, 4/19, at 11am!

We’ll be giving away a limited number of these posters at 10:30am during an autograph signing with director Gareth Edwards.

Damn. I’ll be at Vancouver’s Fan Expo this weekend, but I sure wish that I could get my hands on one of these.

Take a look at the image below, and let us know what you think! Godzilla hits theatres on May 16th! Speaking of WonderCon, don’t forget to come say hello at booth #208!

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An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

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Damon Lindelof Returns To TV With ‘The Leftovers’, Watch A New Teaser! http://www.geekscape.net/damon-lindelof-returns-to-tv-with-the-leftovers-watch-a-new-teaser http://www.geekscape.net/damon-lindelof-returns-to-tv-with-the-leftovers-watch-a-new-teaser#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:40:21 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=69401 HBO today released a new teaser for its upcoming series The Leftovers, which is based on a rapture novel by Tom Perrotta and will also act as Lost executive producer Damon Lindelof’s return to TV (Lost’s other showrunner, Carlton Cuse, has already returned with the fantastic Bates Motel).

The teaser begins calmly enough, with a soothing voiceover describing that “there is no death” in allusion to millions of people that suddenly disappeared… but things go south pretty quickly.

Take a look at the teaser below, and let us know if you’ll be taking a look at the series when it premieres on June 15th.

When 2% of the world’s population abruptly disappears without explanation, the world struggles to understand just what they’re supposed to do about it. Three years later, the new HBO drama series THE LEFTOVERS is the story of the people who didn’t make the cut.

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The First ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ TV Spot Gives Us Our First Peek At Splinter! http://www.geekscape.net/the-first-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-tv-spot-gives-us-our-first-peek-at-splinter http://www.geekscape.net/the-first-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-tv-spot-gives-us-our-first-peek-at-splinter#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 03:23:30 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=69205 Briefly: Following the film’s first trailer from just a couple of weeks back, IGN has just debuted the first TV spot for Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

The spot clocks in at just 30 seconds long, but it gives us our first look at Splinter (from the back, anyways), and we can also see what looks to be William Fichtner’s Shredder standing in the background.

In any case, take a look at the spot below, and let us know what you think. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hits theatres on August 8th.

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Watch The Opening Battle From ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ http://www.geekscape.net/watch-the-opening-battle-from-x-men-days-of-future-past http://www.geekscape.net/watch-the-opening-battle-from-x-men-days-of-future-past#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 03:13:36 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=69199 Briefly: I can’t actually watch the clip that I’m about to share since I don’t live in the USA, but I hear that it’s pretty fantastic.

Supposedly, it’s an extended clip showing off the opening battle of the film that just debuted at the MTV Movie Awards. USA residents, watch it below, and I’ll update with a global link as soon as one is available!

X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theatres on May 23rd!

Edit: ComicBookMovie has the worldwide link… and it’s awesome. Take a look below!

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Crowdfund This: ‘Sheltered’ http://www.geekscape.net/crowdfund-this-sheltered http://www.geekscape.net/crowdfund-this-sheltered#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 02:36:04 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=69190 Briefly: Here’s a neat short film project that definitely sounds worthy of some support!

Right from Sheltered‘s IndieGoGo campaign, the project descries itself as “the story of Cody and Sam who have ended up at the LGBT homeless shelter for completely different things, but in the end they are able to seek comfort in each other in the attempt to overcome their problems.

The story focuses on how the characters ended up where they are today, told via flashback. It really gets down to the nitty gritty and focuses on some very real issues that are occurring today for the LGBT youth.

It’s an important message that has been kept hidden from a lot of people and we are hoping with this film we can shed some light on this situation and make a change or at least push progress in the right direction, and we can do that with your help!”

Sheltered hold an extremely intriguing theme that many (including myself, being from a small city in Canada) won’t be overly familiar with. Its also this important, affecting subject matter that makes Sheltered so worthy of support. This short sounds like something we’ve never seen before.

The team is looking to raise $11,000 by May 17th to complete the film. Here’s the breakdown of where each dollar will go:

$3,000 – Renting Arri Alexa Camera and Lenses
$3,000 – For locations, permits, and insurance
$1,500 – Art, props, wardrobe, and set dressing
$1,500 – Grip and Lighting equipment
$500 – Sound Equipment
$1,500 – Trucks, Production supplies, and remaining misc.

Being a short film with such an important message, here is what the creative minds behind Sheltered are hoping that the film will accomplish:

-By gaining exposure for the film, we are able to send out the message about LGBT homeless youth and attempt to make a difference.

-After it has completed the film festival circuit we will look into various distribution methods to continue spreading the message.

-Media is one of the largest ways to reach a mass audience.

-Together we can hopefully make a difference with a beautiful film.

As always, there are plenty of worthy rewards up for grabs if you back the project, including signed scripts, your name in the credits, DVD’s, tickets to film festivals, and more. Again, Sheltered definitely looks to be worth the support, so check out the film’s campaign video below, and head here to back the project.

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