Category: Fantasy

Michael B. Jordan to Adapt Marlon James’ ‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf’

The star of Creed 2 and Black Panther is bringing a recently published novel to the big screen.

 

Michael B. Jordan and Warner Bros. recently acquired the film rights to Marlon James’ fantasy novel Black Leopard, Red Wolf, which was published on February 5th.

 

The first in a planned series called the Dark Star trilogy, set against the backdrop of two warring kingdoms in an epic fantasy world, the novel follows a hunter named Tracker who has been hired to find a missing child. The story draws heavily from African history and mythology, with James jokingly describing the novel as an “African ‘Game of Thrones’”.

 

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Jordan will produce the film under his Outlier Society production label, which he founded in order to bring more diverse stories to the big screen.

James is also known for his novel A Brief History Of Seven Killings, which is being adapted into a series by Amazon.

 

 

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Weird and Wacky Game of Thrones Merchandise for Every Die-Hard Fan

Game Of Thrones is ending this year, and all the sadness we’ve endured over the years watching our beloved characters perish will be nothing compared to the realization that we won’t be able to see them again on the small screen.

But while our favorite knights and direwolves will leave us, their legacy will live on in some awesome and awkward merchandise.

 

WARNING: Minor spoilers ahead


 

1) Jon Snow USB Drive

 

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The King of the North will save us from the White Walkers, and he’ll also save you computer data from being erased. A Ghost version is also available along with several other characters.

 

2) Iron Throne Wall Decal

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Put it over your toilet and rule the porcelain throne. There are other places you can put it, but it looks so much better in the privy.

 

3) Hodor Door Stop

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A tragically hilarious collectible. Still too soon?

 

4) House Sigil Christmas Lights

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Raise your Christmas trees for House Stark. Adorn your tree with these beautiful lights with all of the house sigils on them.

 

5) Dragon Egg Candles

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A set of three candles, one for each dragon, to really make you feel like Targaryen royalty.

 

6) Cabernet Sauvignon

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“Because that’s what I do. I drink, and I know things.” Also available in Chardonnay and a red blend.

 

7) Khal Drogo Thongs

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Available on Etsy, this questionable article of clothing also comes in a Daenerys version. Out of all the Khal/Dany couples merchandise out there, this one is definitely the strangest.

 

8) Sword Letter Opener

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Feel like a KingSlayer every time you open a letter with neat little letter opener. They’re very rare, so snatch one up quickly.

 

9) Adidas Sneakers

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These won’t be ready until Spring, but Adidas released images of six different shoes themed around the various houses.

 

Anything here suit your fancy?

 

 

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New Stephen King Book Cover Revealed!

A new Stephen King novel is always something to get excited about, and his latest one definitely sounds like a real page-turner.

King has revealed the cover of his new novel The Institute, which tells the story of a boy named Luke with special powers who is kidnapped and sent to a facility. As other children at the facility start to disappear, Luke must find a way to escape.

King has described the novel as a battle of “good vs. evil” with a story “as psychically terrifying as Firestarter, and with the spectacular kid power of It

Announced in late January, the cover of the novel was revealed in an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly.

 

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The book will be available September 10th.

 

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Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ Series Will Not Be for Children

There is one thing that The Witcher team want you to know: The Netflix adaptation of the fantasy series will be for a more mature audience, not for kids!

Better hire a baby sitter because this looks like it’s going to be good!

The news that the series would be geared more toward adults was announced by Executive Producer and Show Runner Lauren S. Hissrich on Twitter this past weekend.

 

 

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Makes a lot of sense when you think about it: aside from the fantastical beings and wondrous magic, the story is pretty heavy, and even political at times.

 

There’s a reason the games have an 18+ rating, and the original novel series The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski were no joke, either. Just look at these book covers! Certainly not something to be bringing to third grade show-and-tell!

 

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The Netflix series hasn’t been given any kind of rating just yet, but it’s good to know that it won’t be changed to suit a larger audience. Unfortunately for now there is no release date, but we do know that filming has been going on in Eastern Europe since April of last year.

 

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Hopefully Hissrich will keep us posted on any new updates for this very exciting new series.

 

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Winds of Winter Knock Down Trees Made Famous by ‘Game of Thrones’

Not only is Game of Thrones ending, but one of the giant beeches, known as ‘The Dark Hedges’, made famous by the fantasy drama, has unfortunately met its end over the weekend due to 60mph winds.

 

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This wasn’t the first time the famed trees came up again winds like these,  as in June of l2018, Storm Hector wreaked havoc on the woods.

 

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The tourist attraction along the Bregagh Road near Armoy, initially had 150 trees, but only ninety are left standing.

Woodland Trust’s Paddy Cheng told NBC News North Ireland that the trees are as old as 1775, in his words, “old aged pensioners.” He said, “They are coming to the end of their life, normally beech trees survive around 250 years, they are probably now 240 years old.”

Joan Baird who is a Causeway Coast and Glens councilor believes that tourists are also a reason why for these trees extinction and the “terrible loss” for the site, the Belfast Telegraph reported.

 

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The trees are one of the most Instagrammed locations. The tunnel of trees is reminiscent to Arya Stark escaping Kings Landing, her escape route of choice in doing so.

 

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