E3: Night 'Falls' On Microsoft With A New HALO Live-Action Series
With events at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in full swing, we are bound to hear some amazing things happening in the world of gaming lore, with the world of film and television also thrown in the mix.
On Monday, Microsoft has announced it will be working on a new live action Halo series with producer Ridley Scott to package with this Fall’s upcoming November 11, 2014 release of all four games on one disc for the Xbox One titled “The Master Chief Collection”. The new series will be titled Halo: Nightfall, directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (Battlestar Galactica), and will introduce a key new character in next year’s release of the fifth game in the franchise, Halo 5: Guardians, which releases to the public this December.
The news comes off of reports made last month that Xbox Entertainment Studios president Nancy Tellem is developing a separate live action series for Showtime and Xbox Live, with producer Steven Spielberg for Amblin Entertainment TV and screenwriter Stuart Beattie. Still, no word has yet been offered regarding the feature film that has been in development for close to a decade now, but if a new compilation unit, a sequel game and two seemingly awesome new live action series projects are what it will take for such a bold step to be made, I’m down!
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E3 kicks off on Tuesday and lasts through Thursday, June 12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. For more info, visit the official website.
Enter Gowe's 16-Bit World Of Poetic Wonder In AURORA
Being that I’m in a musical mood lately, I felt like highlighting the latest entry into Machinima’s 2nd Annual Online Interactive Film Festival from 2nd-generation Chinese-American underground hip hop artist, Gowe, titled Aurora. Completed and aired back in February, it has all the trimmings of all the kinds of 80’s and 90’s anime and gaming fanfare being used to highlight Gowe’s message, which also apparently involves robots, lasers, supermoves, spaceflight, a girl with wings, and a 16-bit likeness of Gowe himself kicking ass, armed with a rocket launcher, and yes…explosions, of course.
Three Kung Fu Nerds Do Battle In Ep. 1 Of The MARTIAL CLUB CHRONICLES
From what I have researched so far, the team is largely known in its working comnunity as a small group of athletes who train in Wushu Kung Fu and gymnastics, and for competing and showcasing their dynamic skillsets for live sporting events at places like the JAM Gymnasium in Reseda, California. Martial Club is also known for partaking in performing stunts and choreographing action sequences for today’s independent action film industry, as can be seen on their YouTube channel, as well as over at Dragon Phoenix Entertainment, Whirlwind Action, the EMC Monkeys and many other production companies.