Happy Saturday Free For Allers! Sure has been busy around the Free For all offices lately, a new look for the site, new podcast setup, Connooga, and tons of news that we weren’t even able to get to yet, so that’s what I’m here for! This weeks rumor wrap up will consist of all the biggest news that happened in the last two weeks, so buckle up!
The Last Of Us
The Last Of Us is arguably the greatest game of the previous generation of consoles. Released near the end of the PS3’s life cycle, it seemed to be Sony’s swan song for its generation. The game garnered critical acclaim, winning multiple game of the year awards and is a fan favorite. Left Behind, The DLC that was recently released, even has some saying that it is better than the game itself.
Last year Sony filed trademarks for what seemed to point to a live-action movie based on the award-winning video game. That rumor was confirmed true this week by Deadline. Sam Rami’s production company Ghost House Pictures will be producing the film, and Sony subsidiary Screen Gems will be distributing. The creative director for The Last Of Us, Neil Druckmann is set to pen the script, but up to this point that is about all we know. Keep posted to Free For All and Free4geeks.com for the latest updates on the film.
E3 is only a few months away, and fans have already begun speculating on what they will see at the conference. This week the site VGA247 posted an article featuring an image sent to them from an anonymous source that all but confirms a sequel to the popular 2012 video game.
The article claims that Dishonored 2 will be announced during this year’s E3, however there really is no way of confirming the legitimacy of the photo. One thing is for sure, people will be keeping a close eye on Bethesda and Arkane at E3 this year looking for any sort of confirmation of this rumor.
Matrix fans rejoice! According to Latino Review, the Wachowski siblings have been hard at work on writing treatments and outlines for a new set of Matrix films.
The original films, directed by the brother sister duo Andy and Lana Wachowski, were groundbreaking in their use of special effects, and were able to tell a compelling story unlike anything that had come before. Reportedly, this new batch of films will be prequels to the original trilogy starring Keanu Reeves, Carrie Ann Moss, and Laurence Fishburne. No word yet on if any of the original actors will be returning.
Warner Bros. is rumored to be pushing hard for the new films, banking on the franchise to go head to head with films like Star Wars and Avatar, and apparently the studio isn’t wasting time, looking toward a 2017 release.
The Dredd movie was an interesting beast. Although it struggled at the box office, the movie found a cult following in the home release and streaming market. The movie was a hit with fans, even spawning a few online petitions calling for a sequel. While the box office offering for the movie was less than impressive to the studio heads, the DVD and Blu Ray releases have been enough to raise a few eyebrows.
Karl Urban, the star of the film gave us some insight on a sequel last week at a Star Trek event where he was asked about the possibility of Dredd returning to the big screen. He claimed that conversations with the film’s director Pete Travis have taken place, that the studio has taken notice of the DVD and Blu Ray sales, and that a sequel is not out of the question.
With the massive fan outcry for a sequel, and Karl Urban’s heavy campaigning for it, Lionsgate just might listen and deliver another dark, gritty, and faithful comic book adaptation.
Last but certainly not least comes from the galaxy far, far away. Comedian Jim Jeffries appeared on the Sirius XM Opie and Anthony show to talk about his recent work with Carrie Fischer on the FXX series Legit. While he was there he let some information slip about a conversation he had with Carrie.
“She’s a funny lady, man. She’ll be smoking cigarettes outside and as soon as she gets inside, she’s straight on to the vapor. She’s had some fucking hard partying in her life, I tell ya….She said to me, she goes ‘I’m going off to London for six months to film the new Star Wars movie,’ right? And I don’t think from looking at it, the new Star Wars movie is a direct continuation. It’s number 7 but it’s not going to be the next day, I’ll tell you that much. Maybe she had the same problem the Emperor had, I don’t know.”
Could this just be the comedian joking around, or could mean that she will actually be in London filming for six months. This certainly supports the rumors that Abrams and Kasdan have changed the script to focus more on Luke, Han, and Leia, but we are still without any official casting information, and therefore we can only speculate.
We want to hear what you think about all of these! Do you want more Matrix films? Would you go see a Dredd Sequel? Does The Last Of Us really deserve a film adaptation? Let us know in the comments section or converse with us on Twitter, we would love to hear from you!