If Bruce Lee and The 3 Stooges had collaborated on a Super Smash Brothers movie – perhaps in some alternate reality – they might have come up with this: a live-action adaptation of the N64 classic that mixes in martial arts moves with slapstick comedy to anarchic effect, 70′s style.
The story is pretty straightforward: tired of being his brother’s sidekick, Luigi sets out to beat his brother’s ass. Continue reading “Tired of Living in His Brother’s Shadow, Luigi Goes Kung-Fu On Mario in Live Action Adaptation” »
“An epic tale about Dragons n’ Stuff”…
This is how the team at Never Read it Productions describes their online series, Walking In Circles, now finishing up production of its second season.
Series Producer James Rodehaver told us at The Jace Hall Show:
“We did the first season of WIC because we were tired of other people teling us no. We wanted to write, act, direct, and produce something for film. Without any experience or contacts we knew we had to do it ourselves.”
Walking In Circles takes audiences on the journey of five adventurers, led by a barbarian prince, who quickly find out exploring isn’t everything they thought it’d be.
“The show is inspired by a lifelong love of fantasy. The writer grew up playing games like Final Fantasy, Baldur’s Gate, and tabletop D&D….The goal in second season was to take everything we learned from our experiences with first season and create the most epic show possible.”
Below is a first peak into the second season, in addition to more insights fans can expect from the series.
For more updates, check out the series Facebook page up to the debut of Season 2.
In the world of comics both cult and mainstream, Brian K. Vaughan’s Y: The Last Man is arguably amongst the most beloved and critically acclaimed (Stephen King proclaimed it was his favorite comic of all time). It sits on the top 10 list of many a graphic novel fan — and it’s also been languishing in film production hell for a long time.
Now, after delivering the impressive short “Portal: No Escape,” director Dan Trachtenberg has been asked by New Line Cinema to officially helm the movie adaptation of the Vertigo comic. Continue reading “‘Portal: No Escape’ Director to Direct Adaptation of ‘Y: The Last Man’ Graphic Novel” »
A couple of dedicated otakus are on a mission to bring Eastern pop culture to the West, in the form of a weekly 1/2-hour talk show.
Alongside co-host/comedienne/otaku Ella Bowen, Tadao Tomomatsu — a U.S.-based actor whose film/TV credits include Heroes and Banzai UK — plans to make Anime Sushi into a platform that covers anime and manga-oriented cosplay, events, shows, and gaming. Continue reading “Tadao Tomamatsu Develops Online Series “Anime Sushi,” A Weekly Orgy of Otaku Culture” »
After spending the better part of 2012 filming and doing post-production on the Mario Warfare videos (not to mention putting together two trailers) in between their busy day jobs, the gaming savvy filmmakers have returned with the official follow-up to Mario Warfare Part 1 — and all in less than a month. Continue reading “Beat Down Boogie Spreads More Love and Bullets in ‘Mario Warfare Part 2′” »
Last we heard about “Mario Warfare” — a conglomeration of Christian Bale’s Equilibrium, Modern Warfare and all things Mario (especially Mario Bros. 2) — all we had to go on were some pretty large promises, a pretty insane-looking trailer, and oodles of violence.
Turns out the guys and gals at Beat Down Boogie have delivered on all fronts, giving us our first full Episode 1 of the series. Continue reading “‘Mario Warfare’ Delivers Carnage to The Mushroom Kingdom” »
Think of it as a sort of Mythbusters, but for fans of action movies (or just plain action); one week he’s showing how communist paratroopers would take over the country in his Red Dawn breakdown; another, he’s simply blowing up iPhones with rocket launchers.
This latest episode falls into the latter category, with Ryan putting Apple’s latest product under heavy fire. Several thousand rounds a minute of machine gun artillery, to be exact. Continue reading “Putting iPad Minis to the Test…With a Minigun” »
Avril Lavigne, whose new husband/Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger has given her permission to cover his band’s “How You Remind Me”, will be donating the song to the soundtrack of the upcoming and latest in the series of One Piece anime films.
The two will reportedly duetting on the track, along with several other songs for the follow-up to her 2009 CD Goodbye Lullaby — something L.A. Reid, head of Epic Records, confirmed today, which means that soon every major gym franchise around the world will be playing the song every hour on the dot. Continue reading “Daily Anime: Avril Lavigne and Nickelback Collaborate For New Anime Film” »