Friday, July 25, 2014

"The Last of Us" movie still in infancy stages but on track

With “The Last of Us,” Naughty Dog craftsman Neil Druckmann helped create one of the most emotionally affecting survival games ever released.
Now, as he writes the script for Screen Gems’ upcoming big screen adaptation of “The Last of Us,” he’s endeavoring to make the first truly great video game movie.
Druckmann and filmmaker Sam Raimi, who will produce the film through his Ghost House Pictures banner, surprised the Hall H crowd at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Friday morning with a presentation devoted to the project, which is still in its nascent stages, hoping to stoke fan excitement for its upcoming adaptation of the apocalyptic survival game.
“The Last of Us” was one of the most widely lauded games of 2013. The story tracks Joel, who is hired to smuggle a 14-year-old girl, Ellie, out of a quarantine zone, but their personalities clash as they traverse the once-familiar terrain of Boston, which has become all plant life and crumbling buildings in the wake of an infection that has decimated the human populace.
The intimate character moments between the two leads was one of the things that hooked Raimi, who described himself as a gamer when addressing the audience, and he also stressed that a “Last of Us” movie would closely hew to the game.
“It doesn’t need to be different,” Raimi said. “It just needs to capture the core of what made ‘The Last of Us’ special to so many fans.”
Both Druckmann and Raimi promised a “laser focus” on Joel and Ellie’s relationship in “The Last of Us.” Although the film has yet to be cast and a director yet to be hired, Druckmann mentioned that he had met with “Game of Thrones” actress Maisie Williams, who plays the headstrong Arya Stark on the HBO fantasy, about the role of Ellie.
Raimi, a favorite among the Comic-Con set for his “Evil Dead” movies and his “Spider-Man” trilogy, said at the panel that he was currently at work on an “Evil Dead” TV show, though he shared few details about that project.
At the end of the Hall H session, Raimi received an Inkpot Award, celebrating his many contributions to the “popular arts.” The surprised director exclaimed “What the heck?” before accepting the prize with by saying, he was “honored to be a fan and be one of you guys.”
Arya Stark as Ellie?.  That could work!. 
Though if they really want to go for likeness in the looks department Ellen Page is a no- brainer!.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

"Uncharted" movie finally coming to a theatre near you June 2016

Sony has moved around some dates in its movie schedule, making room for Nathan Drake’s big screen debut. Sony announced today that it will be releasing the film adaptation of Naughty Dog’s action series on June 10, 2016.
That date originally belonged to The Amazing Spider-Man 3, which Sony has now bumped back by two years. Spider-Man fans won’t be left out in the cold though, as Sony is planning a Sinister Six film for November 11, 2016.
Uncharted director Seth Gordon plans to start shooting in early 2015, though there’s no lead attached to the film yet. The screenplay is currently being written by David Guggenheim.
Uncharted will next appear on PlayStation 4 in 2015, and there are hints that it might be the last entry in the series. For more check out the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End trailer from E3.

A lot of people seem to want Nathan Fillion to play Nathan Drake, and I have to agree that would work well. It's either him, or the original voice behind the character Nolan North.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Roger Federer Chocolate Challenge with Lindsey Vonn

Oh Roger, you're so mean! LOL.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Novak Djokovic's coach Boris Becker says Roger Federer is still the G.O.A.T.

Boris Becker had a fun time around his protege Novak Djokovic recently. First the party to celebrate Novak's victory in London (check what Boris had to say about that fun night), then the wedding ceremony for Djokovic and his now wife Jelena in Montenegro (check the location here).

Despite all that buzz, Boris still likes to focus on tennis, and decided to open up about how he feels about Roger Federer, beaten by Novak in the final of the Championships last week.

"It was incredible to have 4 Wimbledon champions in the locker room at the same time, I think it's a first!" said Boris to the media referring to the Wimbledon final, as himself and Stefan Edberg were both present for the final in London, 

"Roger Federer has already won Wimbledon 7 times and has been World No.1 for a very long time. He didn't really need another title, he is the greatest of all time and I have a lot of respect and admiration for him. With his comeback in the 4th set, he showed clearly why he deserves the G.O.A.T. status. He loves to compete and he is a great ambassador for tennis. Kids should take as an example what he did in his career, and how he managed to overcome complicated situations, as he did against Novak in the final in London".

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014

Roger Federer's hard court schedule starts in Toronto Canada

Roger Federer will return to the tour in Toronto, where he is looking to win a third Canada Masters title

Federer has been resurgent this year, with the addition of a new coach in former Slam legend Stefan Edberg, and a newer larger racquet. Almost immediately it started paying dividend with a run to the Brisbane final in the season opener, and most recently he came within a blade of grass of lifting an eighth Wimbledon title.

The off-season will give him some much needed time with new family members, twin sons Leo and Lenny before he returns to hit the two Masters 1000 series events ahead of the US Open.

First stop will be Toronto, where he will try and get in a deep run. He won in 2004 and 2006, falling in the finals in 2007 (to Novak Djokovic) and again in 2010 where he lost in two tight sets to Andy Murray.

Having skipped the Masters in 2012 and 2013 he will make his return at the prestigious event, and then will join the rest of the ATP elite as they move on to Cincinnati where he will try once more for an unprecedented sixth title in the precursor to the US Open.

There, Federer was untouchable between 2005 and 2008 before Juan Martin Del Potro broke the chain in 2009, and since then Federer has gradually fallen earlier and earlier, last year losing in the fourth round.

Federer firmly believes he still has more Slam wins left in him, so can he make one more tilt in New York?

The Rogers Cup starts on 4 August and the Cincinnati Masters on 11 August. The US Open takes place between 25 August to 8 September.