Live-Action Halo 4 Short Film Produced by David Fincher, Directed by Tim Miller

Posted by Ben Huber on Oct 20, 2012 in Videogames

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Halo 4 has been getting some pretty big press, hasn’t it? Forward Unto Dawn has been leading up to the release of the game on Election Day, but now it’s been upstaged by another short film, this time directed by Tim Miller (famous for Scott Pilgrim and the intro sequence of Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) and David Fincher. Last time I wrote about Halo, I said why not make a feature-length film? They’re getting all these big names to make 3-minute videos promoting their game, which is great, but it seems like a waste at times. I’m sure there are an abundance of legal and monetary issues preventing the Halo film from getting off the ground, so I suppose fans will make do with this for now. The trailer itself is great – watch it after the break. Read more…

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Masi Oka Bringing a J-Drama to the US

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Apr 12, 2012 in Japanese TV, Television

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I’m actually really excited about this. Former Heroes star-turned-producer Masi Oka plans to adapt Keizoku 2: SPEC for US television. For those who might not be familiar with the series, Keizoku 2: SPEC is a Japanese television drama about a pair of detectives who investigate cases often labeled unsolvable using special abilities. In a sense, it kind of reminds me of Sherlock or House M.D. but with a bit more intrigue. As far as I’m aware, this will mark the first time a Japanese drama is being adapted by Hollywood, so its kind of a big deal. The American cast should be announced later this May. Read more…

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Gruber on How Hollywood Gambles

Posted by Michael Pinto on Nov 14, 2009 in Cinema

For those of us critics who wonder why Hollywood can be so superficial film producer Peter Guber has some riveting insights with this interview from the Web 2.0 Summit. He first talks about the disconnect between young movie goers and the folks who work at studios — and then the fact that each film represents a new business venture because the studio itself doesn’t have a brand (although back in the good old days it did). Read more…

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