Day: 03/12/2012

Tom Mockridge, News International CEO, Steps Down

By: Todd Cunningham | The Wrap Tom Mockridge, the CEO of News International, the U.K. newspaper unit of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., has resigned, the company announced Sunday night. His exit, effective at year’s end, comes amid reports that Dow Jones editor in chief Robert Thomson will take over News Corp.’s publishing company when the media giant splits into two next year. Mockridge, a long-time Murdoch colleague who was born in New Zealand, had been seen as a favorite for the job. []

Xbox 720 for holiday 2013 – Report

By: Eddie Makuch Sources reportedly with knowledge of the matter have told Bloomberg that Microsoft will release its Xbox 720 in time for the holiday 2013 shopping season. This is far from the first time such a release window has been predicted, but Bloomberg has a track record of accuracy. Additionally, the sources said Microsoft has not yet decided when to announce its Xbox 360 successor. The company is reportedly mulling an announcement at an industry event like the Electronic Entertainment Expo []

Todd Phillips’ Crime Thriller Hires Screenwriter Peter O’Brien

By: Sean O’Connell For the entirety of his career, Todd Phillips has been responsible for medium-concept, ridiculously successful male-centric comedies. But once he puts the finishing touches on his third Hangover movie, which has circled a May 24, 2013 release date, it’s sounding like Phillips will attempt to go in a completely different direction, tonally speaking. Phillips’ name is attached to an adaptation of Linwood Barclay’s Trust Your Eyes, a paranoid thriller about a schizophrenic savant who witnesses a murder, but is []

Guillermo del Toro’s InSane revived

By: Eddie Makuch THQ may have dropped filmmaker Guillermo del Toro‘s action game InSane, but the project has found a new developer. The Pan’s Labyrinthdirector told IGN that he had shopped the game around to numerous developers and it is now back on track. “We were going to go to a lot of developers after THQ, but it seems like we’re going to be developing it after the first meeting we had,” he said. “I can’t disclose where it was, but we []

George Lucas: ‘I Don’t Really Have Much To Do’ As ‘Consultant’ On Star Wars: Episode VII

By: Erin O’Sullivan – Access Hollywood George Lucas will be involved in the making of “Star Wars: Episode VII,” but from somewhat of a distance. Access Hollywood caught up with the legend at the Governor’s Awards on Saturday, where he explained what his duties as a “consultant” on the highly-anticipated seventh film will be, following Disney‘s acquisition of Lucasfilms. “[If the filmmakers ask],’Who’s this guy?’ I can tell them,” he toldAccess at the event in Los Angeles. “I mean, they have a []

Did Bungie tease ‘Destiny’ in Halo 3: ODST?

By: Eddie Makuch Just this week, Bungie released the first piece of concept art for its new game, believed to be called Destiny. However, it appears the studio embedded a Destiny teaser more than three years ago in Halo 3: ODSTand none caught on until yesterday. A Twitter user sent former Bungie developer Vic DeLeon (who now continues to work on Halo at 343 Industries) an image from Halo 3: ODST (at right) that bears a resemblance to the leaked artwork from []

Hot Tub Time Machine Director Takes On Comedy Contractors

By: Kristy Puchko After encountering some stumbling blocks, Relativity Media is finally ready to begin building their cast and crew for the comedy Contractors. They first acquired the rights to the spec script by Bob Fisher and David Hemingson back in 2007. Later Walt Becker, who has directed such comedies as Old Dogs, Wild Hogs, and Buying the Cow, was attached to helm, but now Becker is out and Hot Tub Time Machine helmer Steve Pink is in. According to The Wrap, []

BioShock Infinite Box Art Released By Irrational Games

By: Darryl Kaye   (@DarrylGU) Ahead of the game’s release towards the start of next year, Irrational Games has decided that now is the perfect time to unveil the official BioShock Infinite box art. The PlayStation 3 version of the box art highlights plenty of different things, like the PlayStation Move compatibility, but also the fact that the original BioShock comes packaged in free of charge. Perhaps the most interesting point though, is that Irrational has chosen to put Booker DeWitt in the []

Sunday Night TV (2 Dec 2012)

Now who didn’t see that plot twist coming.  The Queen of Hearts is her mother, Cora.  I feel so bad for Regina to the point that I am not really liking this show to the extend that I was before.  I mean Regina just risked her life to save Emma and Snow, however, no one gives her any recognition for it and her “son”, who raised her, even brushes her aside.  I mean it’s cruel if you ask me.  I don’t like []