A Saints Row Movie Is Happening With Fate Of The Furious Director

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Yet another video game is getting spun into a movie. Deadline reports that a film based on Saints Row is in development, with F. Gary Gray attached to direct. Gray directed Straight Outta Compton, The Fate of the Furious, and the upcoming Men in Black: International.

Greg Russo is writing the script; it's at least his second video game job, as he's also writing the script for the Mortal Kombat reboot movie in the works at Warner Bros.

The movie is produced in part by Koch Films, a division of Koch Media, which owns Deep Silver and the rights to Saints Row. THQ previously held the rights, but Koch Media acquired the rights and developer Volition out of THQ's bankruptcy auction. Last year, Volition and Saints Row returned to THQ ... sort of ... when THQ Nordic (which itself acquired the THQ name) acquired Koch Media and all of its assets.

Game Of Thrones: What Did Melisandre Say To Arya In Season 3?

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The Red Woman Melisandre has been wandering around Westeros for most of the run of Game of Thrones, trying to prepare people for the Great War--the big throwdown between the living and the dead. When the Night's Watch was trying to convince the lords of Westeros that the White Walkers were coming, Melisandre believed it immediately, and convinced Stannis Baratheon to help the Night's Watch prepare for them.

When the army of the dead finally reached Winterfell in Episode 3 of Game of Thrones Season 8, The Long Night, Melisandre had already had a big influence on everything that happened leading to that point. She resurrected Jon Snow after he was betrayed by his Night's Watch brothers; she led Stannis to his doom fighting the Boltons at Winterfell, which led Davos to join up with Jon; and she suggested Daenerys meet with Jon and hear what he had to say about the threat of the Night King. And when Melisandre ran into Arya Stark during the battle, she had an influence on her, as well--one that recalled their earlier meeting, way back in Season 3.

Blizzard Won't Attend Gamescom, One Of The Biggest Gaming Shows On Earth

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Blizzard, the gaming giant behind franchises like World of Warcraft, Diablo, and Overwatch, will not attend Gamescom this year. The company said in a statement that it's not attending the show in Cologne, Germany as part of its "renewed effort" in 2019 to focus on game development.

Blizzard plans to return to Gamescom someday, but it's not clear when.

"As part of a renewed effort this year to maintain our focus on development, for our current games and our future projects, we won't have a booth at Gamescom 2019," Blizzard said. "The show is an important one for the European and global gaming community, and we’re going to miss meeting players in Cologne this year. You'll still be able to find Blizzard gear in the gamescom 2019 shop area, and we're looking forward to returning to the Gamescom show floor in the future."

Game Of Thrones: Why The Big Battle's Deaths Left Me Cold (Season 8, Episode 3)

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Game of Thrones fans expected a lot of characters to die during the massive battle at Winterfell in Episode 3, "The Long Night," and technically, the episode didn't disappoint. All told, seven minor-to-main characters were killed, if you including the Night King--not to mention the entire Dothraki horde, down to the last man, and by the looks of it, most of the Unsullied too. On paper, it sounds glorious.

So why were so many fans--myself included--disappointed once the credits began rolling? Despite being viewed by a record-breaking 17.8 million people, "The Long Night" has emerged as Game of Thrones' second-lowest-rated episode ever on Rotten Tomatoes, next to only the Season 5 episode in which Sansa got raped. Plenty of people thought the episode was great--trust me, I've heard from them on Twitter since writing my review--but many fans also agree that the episode was oversimplified, underwhelming, and just plain disappointing.

Technically speaking, this episode was full of good deaths. So why did it leave me feeling so cold? As I watched characters like Dolorous Edd, Theon Greyjoy, Beric Dondarrion, Jorah Mormont, and even little Lady Lyanna die gruesomely on the battlefield, I felt nothing but a growing dread that this most crucial of episodes was shaping up to be a major letdown. And I think I know at least one reason why.

Avengers: Endgame Is Now 10th Biggest Movie In History

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Avengers: Endgame has been in theatres for less than a week, and it's already one of biggest box office successes in the history of cinema. It's now made an astonishing $1.342 billion worldwide, which makes it the 10th biggest movie ever.

It edged out Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($1.341 billion) to take the No. 10 spot. Endgame will surely continue to make lots more money as its run in theatres continues, so it'll be interesting to see where it lands when all is said and done.

The No. 1 biggest box office smash worldwide is Avatar, which made $2.78 billion. You can see the full Top 10 list below, as compiled by Box Office Mojo.

Quentin Tarantino Still Wants To Make A Star Trek Movie

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In one of the wilder and more unexpected pieces of film news in recent years, it was reported that legendary filmmaker Quentin Tarantino--who is known for his original scripts and creative control over projects--was attached to a new Star Trek movie that he would direct. With the future of the Star Trek series seemingly in question, it was believed that Tarantino may no longer be involved. But now, Tarantino says it could happen--but probably not soon.

"It's a very big possibility," he told SlashFilm.

Tarantino has been busy with his next movie, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, so he hasn't caught up with Star Trek producers Paramount recently. However, he said the script for the new Star Trek has been written, and he expects to return to the project after he recovers from Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.

Game Of Thrones: What Actually Was Jon's Plan For The Battle Of Winterfell?

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Game Of Thrones: What Actually Was Jon's Plan For The Battle Of Winterfell?

When the Night King and his armies of the dead finally reached Winterfell in Game of Thrones Season 8's third episode, The Long Night, it marked the show's greatest battle. After seven seasons of preparation, the forces of the living would finally face their most fearsome enemy in one final showdown.

After watching the Battle of Winterfell, though, a lot of viewers have wondered what the hell Jon Snow and his comrades were thinking. The battle seemed like a disaster from the start, and whatever game plan the heroes had for fighting the Night King didn't make a ton of sense. A lot of people died seemingly needlessly (sorry, all the Dothraki), and their most powerful weapons, like Daenerys's dragons and the castle's huge trebuchets, weren't much of a factor.

Game Of Thrones: Chris Stapleton Appeared In Battle Of Winterfell Episode

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A number of big-name musicians have appeared in cameo roles on Game of Thrones over the years, including Sigur Ros, members of Mastodon, and Ed Sheeran. Yet another famous singer-songwriter has joined the ranks: Chris Stapleton.

In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment from Sunday's episode, "The Long Night," Stapleton appears as a White Walker in the dramatic Battle of Winterfell. His bass player J.T. Cure and tour manager also appeared in the episode as White Walkers. A big fan of the show, Stapleton asked his management to reach out to the producers for a bit role, and it all worked out.

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