It is a dream come true for fans of Game of Thrones and video games! George R.R. Martin and FromSoftware, an acclaimed video game developer who has created games such as Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twiceare teaming up to create an original video game title! The game, according to Forbes, debuted on June 9th at Microsoft’s press conference, debuting in a frankly epic looking teaser trailer. It’s pretty vague, with little to none of the story actually revealed but the imagery is nonetheless extremely striking. The trailer showcases a man hammering on a magic ring, shattering it into pieces, as beautifully designed fantasy characters populate a blasted and ruined landscape. The sky is burning. A man is wrapped in dozens of disembodied arms. It looks surreal, weird, and utterly striking at the same time.
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According to ComicBook Hidetaka Miyazaki, the direct of Elden Ring, spoke to Xbox Wire about the project. He revealed he and his studio were a huge fan of George R.R. Martin’s work. They expected to be shot down when he reached out to Martin to collaborate but Martin accommodated his request to speak and signed onto Elden Ring. The two of them hashed out the game’s world, with Martin himself having been revealed to work on the ‘overarching mythos’ and lore of the game’s complicated history. Knowing his skill for world building and narrative development, this is a very cool reveal. Miyazaki himself described Martin’s world as thus:
“…Full of interesting characters and drama. It’s also packed with mystical and mysterious elements. Elden Ring’s world was constructed using this mythos and stimulus as a base. Even I myself find it hard to contain my excitement from time to time. We hope that everyone else is looking forward to the world we have created.”
The game doesn’t have a release date yet but it is scheduled to be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. We can’t wait to see the new world George R.R. Martin has helped create! Are you excited?
Exciting news for Disney fans! The trailer of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil has arrived and it looks to be a darker tale than most Disney productions. Fan favorite Maleficent, the mistress of all evil, returns in this sequel to the 2014 version. The first film told Maleficent’s origin story, offering a different perspective on the classic Sleeping Beauty.The upcoming sequel will pick up a few years after the original, and will see the dark sorceress join with Princess Aurora to protect the kingdom from greater threat. The film will explore the relationship between Maleficent and Aurora, while crafting a beautifully realized fantasy world.
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The aesthetics for the film look on point, with Maleficent herself brilliantly portrayed by Angelina Jolie once more. Jolie perfect embodies the role, with her pale skin, curved horns, wreathed in green flames and imposing black wings topping off the look. Not to mention her smooth, yet almost mischievous, voice. Joining Jolie in the film will be Michelle Pfeiffer as Queen Ingrith, Harris Dickinson as Prince Philip, and Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora.
The teaser doesn’t show much but it lets the viewers know this will be a darker twist on the source material, showcasing the moody interior of the towering castle in the kingdom, Maleficent attacking enemies to protect Aurora, and a glimpse of dark creatures flying down from the skies, as well as Maleficent spread her wings, looking like she’s ready for total war.
Are you excited? We sure are! Get ready to see the mistress of evil this October, as Maleficent: Mistress of Evil arrives October 8th.
Stephen King fans, rejoice!The Talismanaccording to Collideris being adapted to a film. The Talisman, written by Stephen King and Peter Straub, tells the tale of twelve-year-old Jack Sawyer, a boy given the power to flip from one reality into another, finding himself in a world much like our own with a few notable differences. Using this power, he has to go on an epic quest to save his dying mother, befriending a werewolf, dealing with a boarding school of nightmares, and fighting against the villainous Morgan Sloat. Similar in tone to The Dark Tower, The Talisman is a fantastic read and one of King’s best novels.
Mike Barker, who has directed numerous episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale, is slated as the director for the adaptation. Barker also had credits in Outlander, Fargo, and Broadchurch. Veteran scriptwriter Chris Spalding is slated to write the movie, a daunting task for such a dense book that we hope he accomplishes well. It remains to be seen what shape the story will take but we, for one, can’t wait to see! In the meantime, find the original novel and give it another read. We’ll keep our ears peeled for further news on this exciting adaptation!
Well the trailer is here! This morning, Disney dropped the new trailer for Aladdin, revealing a whole new menagerie of classic scenes adapted in live action. And most exciting of all: the songs! Yes, folks snippets from Friend Like Me and A Whole New World are glimpsed here, allowing the sheer scope of the project to finally come into focus. Aladdin looks appropriately epic in scale, both in the breath of the sets, the beautiful costumes, and equally lovely cinematography. It appears this move is just more than Will Smith in blue makeup, allowing fans to breathe a sigh of relief.
Speaking of the Genie, he’s finally shown onscreen for more than a few seconds, allowing Will Smith show us his chops. There will never be a true replacement for Robin William’s Genie but Will Smith looks to be throwing himself into the role with gusto. Showcasing charm, wit, and a great deal of energy, the Genie looks plain fun and will likely steal the show, just as he did in the original animated film.
Other glimpses in the trailer include glimpses of the sinister Jafar, the magnificently designed Cave of Wonders, and of course, Mena Massaoud’s Aladdin himself. This live action adaptation looks to be a worthy successor to the original film and we can’t wait for the film to drop in just two months.
The big apple welcomes a little bit of magic into its midst. On Oct. 5, The New York Historical Society’s “Harry Potter: A History of Magic” exhibit has opened up to the public and will be running from now until the end of January 2019. The exhibit provides fan with a plethora of Harry Potter paraphernalia such as documents, illustrations and items loaned from Scholastic and Bloomsbury.
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While mimicking the classes of Hogwarts, the tour takes you through Charms, Potions, Astronomy, Care and Keeping of Magical Animals and Defense Against the Dark Arts. Delve into the making of each and every element of the wizarding world. Weaving historical facts and fiction into each and every class, visitors are able to get learn and get hands on in each section, whether it’s viewing their future in crystal balls, swirling potions in an interactive cauldron or exploring the real magic that pulses through the wizardry world. Books line each section, giving tidbits of historical information about some of the fantastical elements that had inspired the creatures in J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter franchise.
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Along with ancient text about Nicolas Flamel and broomsticks used by real witches, the museum also carries original transcripts and illustrations belonging to J.K Rowling. Pair your tour up with J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter: History of Magic book, a vivid and colorful book of fantastical facts and photos. The exhibit is full of mysteries ready to unfold, so put on your sorting hat, grab your friends and take a tour into witch and wizardry world of magic.