Day: 07/08/2012

Ron Moore Adapting Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander Series For Sony Pictures TV


By: Jessica Grabert After Battlestar Galactica ended its epic run in 2009, series creator Ron Moore has had a little trouble getting new shows to resonate with audiences. Granted, Caprica did earn one season on Syfy, but his newest idea, the cop drama 17th Precinct–which would have featured BSG alums Tricia Helfer, James Callis and Jamie Bamber–never made it past the pilot phase. Despite neither show earning six seasons and a movie, Moore has shown an unwillingness to give up, and hopefully []

X-Men: First Class Sequel Confirmed As Days Of Future Past


By: Eric Eisenberg If you’re going to make a comic book movie, why not use material from the greatest source material available? One of the main reasons why Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy was so successful is because he took inspiration from great Batman books like The Killing Joke, The Long Halloween, and Batman: Year One. And for a few weeks it has been rumored that the same would be happening for the X-Men franchise. Back in June it was said that []

The Great Gatsby Delayed Until Summer 2013


By: Katey Rich Anyone who was looking forward to a serious Leonardo DiCaprio double feature this Christmas is going to have to change their plans. While both Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby had been scheduled to open on the historically crowded December 25 holiday, Gatsby has blinked, and Warner Bros. has delayed the period film’s release to next summer. That’s probably a good thing for all parties involved, since the competition in that holiday window is looking []

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Adds A New Peacekeeper


By: Katey Rich Man, the guy who’s going to play Finnick in Catching Fire must be holding out for a seriously huge paycheck. That’s the only way I can explain the drawn-out casting process for the Hunger Games sequel, which is set to go into production this fall in time for its November 22, 2013 release, and has been adding cast members at a lightning pace lately– just none of them in the biggest new role, Finnick, which remains unfilled. So while []

Lindsay Lohan Signs On To Scary Movie 5


By: Katey Rich Anyone who’s been hotly anticipating Scary Movie 5 has probably long since run out of patience… but let’s face it, no one is actually hotly anticipating Scary Movie 5. The horror parody franchise that seemed thin on ideas even in the first installment spent 6 years running out of steam, and then another 6 years promising a fifth installment, for a while with no real sign of it ever happening. But the movie started showing signs of life earlier []

Final Fantasy VII’s PC re-release now available on the Square Enix Store


By: Erren Van Duine We’re not sure if this is a mistake or what, but the PC re-release of Final Fantasy VII has shown up for purchase on Square Enix’s online shop. UPDATED: Seems Square Enix has removed the link for now. Given that people purchasing the game were reporting it wouldn’t work, it looks like someone pressed the button a little too early. Priced at $11.99, the “updated” PC version of the game will support achievements, cloud saving and come with []

The next Piano Collections album is for Final Fantasy XII


By: Erren Van Duine Square Enix has revealed a brand new entry in their Piano Collections series. Six years after release, Final Fantasy XII will see the piano arranged treatment, and is said to be coming soon. The album will be overseen by FFXII composer Hitoshi Sakimoto and will contain several tracks including: Opening Movie (Theme of Final Fantasy XII) The Dream To Be a Sky Pirate The Royal City of Rabanastre / Town Ward Upper Stratum The Dalmasca Eastersand Theme of []

Shinji Hashimoto leaves Twitter to focus on game development


By: Erren Van Duine Producer Shinji Hashimoto has stepped down from his role as resident Square Enix Members Japan Twitter guru. Those who have followed his @SQEX_MEMBERS_JP account know that Hashimoto typically updated every week day, often commenting about simple things such as the weather. He also took on the task of traveling to and reporting on various events including E3, Japan Expo, Tokyo Game Show, fan events and others. But now, those times have come to an end. Hashimoto has passed []

Square Enix: The next Final Fantasy XIII project has “just recently started”


By: Erren Van Duine As previously reported, Square Enix will be hosting a special Lightning Saga stage at their upcoming anniversary event on September 1st. Speaking in this week’s Famitsu, producer Yoshinori Kitase shed a little more light on the situation to come. Kitase says that the project has “just recently started,” and that the project’s official title will be named at the event. This might suggest the game in question might not exactly be called “Final Fantasy XIII-3″ or arrive on []