Detective Pikachu Movie Actor Wishlist Includes The Rock

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is among the actors being considered to voice the Pokémon film Detective Pikachu‘s namesake. In the time since the Pokémon franchise was introduced more than two decades ago, it has been spinoff into just about every form of media and merchandise imaginable. The one thing fans have never seen, however, is a live-action Pokémon movie. After years (decades?) of waiting, that is about to change.

Last year, Legendary Pictures announced its plans to make a live-action Pokémon movie. Specifically, the film will be an adaptation of the video game Great Detective Pikachu. While the de facto Pokémon mascot has worn a number of hats throughout his life, a Sherlock-style crime solver is a new one for him. Still, it’s not too hard to get behind the …

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Kevin Smith Donating Weinstein Movie Residuals to Women’s Charity

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Kevin Smith is set to donate his residuals from Weinstein-produced movies to a women’s charity. This comes in response to the torrent of horrifying sexual assault and harassment allegations that have been made against Weinstein in the last week or so. As the days go on, Weinstein’s accuser count continues to increase, painting a picture of a man that never thought twice about using his power and influence in Hollywood to get what he wanted.

While many in the entertainment industry have worked on multiple projects with Weinstein, perhaps no other filmmaker is more closely associated with the now disgraced producer than Kevin Smith. Smith has so far directed 13 feature films, and seven …

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Lone Wolf & Cub Adaptation Gets a Writer; Justin Lin to Direct

Lone Wolf And Cub

Paramount is mounting a fresh adaptation of manga Lone Wolf And Cub and Justin Lin is set to direct it. Lone Wolf And Cub is a classic manga series created by writer Kazuo Koike, and the story follows a dishonored assassin who must flee with his infant son when his family is murdered. The two then set out on an epic quest for revenge, with father passing down his violent skills to his son.

The series ran for 28 volumes, and a series of six movies were released in Japan between 1972 and 1974. The movies became famous of their slick action and outrageous gore, …

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Naruto: 15 Things You Never Knew About Jinchuriki

The world of Naruto was haunted by nine colossal Tailed Beasts, all of whom could crush mountains and cities alike with their size and strength. It was possible to kill the Tailed Beasts, but they wouldn’t stay dead for long, as they would just reappear somewhere else in the world.

The most effective way to keep the Tailed Beasts out of trouble was by sealing them up inside a living person. These people were referred to as Jinchuriki and they were often feared by the villages that created them.

It was possible for the Jinchuriki to tap into the limitless reserves of chakra that the Tailed Beasts provided them with, but there was also the …

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EA Shockingly Shuts Down Star Wars Game Developer Visceral

Electronic Arts (EA) is shockingly shutting down their in-house video game developer, Visceral Games, and indefinitely delaying the studio’s highly-anticipated Star Wars game. The studio – best known for their critically and commercially successful Dead Space series as well as the recent Battlefield spinoff, Battlefield Hardline – has been making games under EA’s label (originally as EA Redwood Shores) for almost 20 years, and their latest project was an action-adventure title set within the original Star Wars trilogy.

The untitled adventure game is a product of EA’s multi-title, multi-year exclusive licensing agreement with Disney. Shortly after acquiring Lucasfilm, the Mouse House closed down the company’s beloved in-house gaming studio, …

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