Shadow of the Colossus, Sony Computer Entertainment

Make it right or the fans will squash you like bug.

April Fools passed by without much incident (or did I just miss the hoopla?)  but there’s been news of late that I wish was a joke, and some genuine welcome surprises. Unfortunately, this is is one of the former.

Sony Pictures is working on adapting seminal PS2 game Shadow of the Colossus into a movie, as confirmed by both The Hollywood Reporter’s Risky Biz Blog and Variety’s The Cut Scene blog . There’s no expected release date yet, and the project is in the earliest stages of development.

Here come the bad news: Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: ps2

Here's pics of them being serious since their Green Hornet movie probably won't be.

Pics of Gondry, Rogen & Chow looking serious since their Green Hornet movie probably won't be.

If director Michel Gondry isn’t a household name in America already, that just might change with this bit of movie news. Columbia has ok’d the Brooklynite Frenchman to direct The Green Hornet, which has Seth Rogen in the title role and Stephen Chow as sidekick Kato. Gondry previously directed Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, wrote/directed Be Kind, Rewind and much heartfelt The Science of Sleep.
Since the script is written by Rogen and laugh buddy Evan Goldberg, Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: green hornet, michel gondry

clumproll on February 24th, 2009

10 noms? really?

10 noms? really?

It’s disheartening to look back on the Oscar award wins this year and realize that most of them are so very populist middleground stuff. Maybe even the result/reflection of a veiled popularity contest. Can’t really take the Oscars seriously now let alone spend 2 hours to watch it. And then I remembered it’s been this way for at least three years.

Please, also go watch and support smaller, heart-felt films like The Pool if you see it playing nearby.
It will change your life – I guarantee it. NYTimes review

That is all.

clumproll on January 13th, 2009

Uniqlo teases some new game shirts

Uniqlo teases some new game shirts

UNIQLO, otherwise known as The Gap of Japan, is hinting at another round of videogame-themed t-shirts, coming up in March. Most definitely coming to Japan first, the company teases us with silhouettes of six classic games.
Their previous game-themed shirts for Metal Gear Solid were a little too obscure for my tastes, but who am I to complain − geek is the new cool and everyone knows it.

Tags: clothing, Japan, t-shirts, UNIQLO

Michel Ancel says sequel game is in pre-production.

Michel Ancel says sequel game is in pre-production.

[UPDATE] Ubisoft officially confirmed the game with a teaser trailer! May 28, 2008
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5l5ni

Knighted video game designer Michel Ancel revealed in an interview with JeuxVideo that a sequel to the critically- acclaimed commercial failure Beyond Good & Evil is currently in pre-production. A team of 10 to 12 people are working on the game, and for some head-scratching reason Ubisoft is not yet giving the full green-light for the project to go into real production phase. BG&E may have been a commercial failure but scour the nets and you’ll find legions of fans that are still joining the party after finding the gem of a game in bargain-bins– and those remaining copies are fast drying up; should you want yours, I suggest running to your nearest retailer (bonus hint: it was released in 2003 for the PS2, Xbox, Gamecube and Windows PC).

Anyway, make this game Ubisoft! No dilly-dallyin’! Re-release the first BG&E (so the rest of the world can play the increasingly hard-to-find title) with a coupon for the sequel, bundle the first game when the sequel comes out, whatever, just don’t let it die in a basement somewhere, ‘kay? The way I see it is, even if you move it to production now, it’ll still be 2 years too long for us players to get to it in stores, so chop-chop, I say!

Imagine, a remake of the first game on the Wii, Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: gamecube, Michel Ancel, ps3, Ubisoft, wii, xbox 360