Monthly Archives: July 2017

Bumblebee Spinoff Begins Production, John Cena Joins Cast

As the first Transformers spinoff Bumblebee starts production today, Paramount Pictures has announced that WWE superstar John Cena is the latest to join the cast.

Cena's role in the movie is unknown for now. The actor, whose film credits include roles in Daddy's Home and Trainwreck, will star alongside Hailee Steinfeld, who's leading the cast as a character named Charlie.

cena John Cena in Trainwreck

The film is set in 1987, where a battle-scarred Bumblebee is on the run and finds temporary refuge in a random junkyard in a California beach town. The Transformer is then discovered by Charlie, who quickly finds out Bumblebee's definitely not a regular yellow VW bug.

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Atomic Blonde’s Box Office Compared to John Wick’s

Atomic Blonde may not have topped the box office in its opening weekend, but the film's debut did overtake one of the movies the Charlize Theron action film has been most compared to — John Wick.

Directed by David Leitch, one half of the directing duo behind John Wick, Atomic Blonde took in an estimated $18.6 million in its debut, while John Wick only pulled in about $14.4 million when it opened in 2014. (Even adjusted for inflation, John Wick wouldn't crack the $15 million-mark for its opening weekend.) With only three days to compare, Atomic Blonde took in approximately $1.5 million more per day of its opening than John Wick did.

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The Long Dark Live-Action Movie Adaptation Announced

Developer Hinterland Studio's man-vs-nature survival game The Long Dark is being adapted into a live-action movie, the studio announced today.

Hinterland is partnering with Resident Evil movie series producer Jeremy Bolt, and his production company Bolt Pictures, on the project.

Raphael van Lierop, founder and creative director at Hinterland, will be penning the script. However, no director or actors are attached, and a release date for the film has not been set yet.

"My goal with Hinterland — starting with The Long Dark — has always been to create original entertainment properties that could span multiple mediums, exploiting the storytelling potential of each form," van Lietrop said.

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Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You! Headed West

Following its debut in Japan earlier this year, Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You! will make its way to select theaters in international markets this November.

In partnership with Fathom Events, The Pokemon Company International will show the 20th Pokemon movie, which recounts Ash's earliest adventures from the anime, for two days, on Sunday, November 5, and Monday, November 6.

Pokemon-Movie-I-Choose-You Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You poster

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Video Shows Crash Bandicoot Allegedly Running on Xbox One

A video of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy allegedly running with Xbox One button prompts replacing those of the PS4 has surfaced.

As reported by XboxAchievements, one of the remaster's UI artist shared a video of the remade Crash trilogy running with button UI for an Xbox One controller.

Whether the button prompts suggest the game is running on an Xbox One or PC, however, remains unclear. The UI in the video also still includes nods to the series' PlayStation roots, as the original PlayStation memory card is still used during save screens. Zisa has since taken down the original video.

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Hitman’s Bodyguard Cast Q&A Livestream

The upcoming film, Hitman's Bodyguard hits theaters next month but we were able to sit down and talk to stars Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek and have them answer our fan questions.

So join us here on IGN as we stream this exclusive cast Q&A today at 12PM PT / 3PM ET, the interview will be streamed across all of your favorite places to watch IGN (from YouTube and Twitch to Facebookand Twitter, and of course

You can also take a look at the trailer below.

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Hearthstone: Knights of the Frozen Throne Card Revealed

Blizzard has revealed a new card from Hearthstone's Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion.

The card is a Priest legendary called Archbishop Benedictus, which has a crazy effect that could change the game in some fascinating ways.

archbishop Archbishop Benedictus

Archbishop Benedictus has an attack value of 4, a health value of 6 and a mana cost of 7, and it features a Battlecry ability that allows you to "shuffle a copy of your opponent's deck into your deck." Check out IGN's exclusive video reveal above for a few interesting ways this card's ability could be used.

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13 Awesome Games You Might Have Missed This Month

Tons of awesome games come out every month, but in the shadow of high-profile AAA titles, even the best ones can slip under our radars. Whether you’re a fan of challenging post-apocalyptic platformers, creepy puzzle games, or charming dating sims, there’s plenty to love in this month’s roundup.

For more, check out our list on the most-anticipated 2017 indie games, a love letter to the glory of weird, free web games, or dive into last month's must-play games roundup.

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First Look at Domino From Deadpool 2 Revealed

Ryan Reynolds has revealed the first image of Atlanta star Zazie Beetz as she'll appear as Domino in Deadpool 2.

Reynolds tweeted out the photo, which depicts Domino lying on top of Deadpool-turned-rug in a callback to the first photo of Reynolds in costume as the Merc With a Mouth.

Zazie Beetz as Domino, via Twitter

Beetz was cast in the role earlier this year for the 2018 sequel, beating out five other actresses who were also reportedly up for the role, including Lizzy Caplan, Sienna Miller, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. For more on Neena Thurman, be sure to check out IGN's Domino explainer for everything you need to know about one of Deadpool 2's key newcomers.

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