Thursday, February 7, 2013

This one's dedicated to all you geeks out there [myself included!]

After noting 2 new horror flicks coming up that I'm excited for in my last post, I figured that since this blog is about both horror and geekery; I figured that this time, I'll mention some geekery that I'm excited for that I feel that only a geek would truly understand..

 NUMBER 1; Portal & Half-Life Movies Coming Soon?

If I showed you this picture, chances are you'd know I'm talking about the video game 'Portal'. [and not just because you read it at the bottom of the picture] Well, apparently Portal is a big enough deal that J.J. Abrams [director of Star Trek, and the new Star Wars movie] is actually developing this to make it into a big screen movie. & it seems it's not only Portal either, he's also looking to make a Half-Life movie as well;  

[picture taken from here] Surely, I'm not the only one who sees the resemblance?

Thankfully, J.J. Abrams plans on working closely with Valve to make sure he gets the story right, and explains how video games actually sometimes explain stories a little bit better than a movie. For example, when it comes to Portal, Abrams points out that Portal's slow reveal of its characters and plot was an almost perfect way to build a mysterious atmosphere, he goes on to say "You start 'Portal' with no idea why you're there. The whole game is about figuring out the mystery and what's going on. The more you play the game, the more you learn & the more you felt."  I'm not entirely sure I know how I feel about these games becoming movies, but one thing is for sure; if Abrams is sticking close to Valve to get their opinion as he goes, then I'm game.. no pun intended.


NUMBER 2; Planet Hulk Live Action Film

As a avid comic reader, I can't help but include this news update. I originally heard about [okay, technically "read about"] this on a posting by GeekTyrant but I figured that it's such an awesome thought, I should share it. The idea is as follows; In the comics, Hulk is deemed too dangerous for mankind [he kind of is though, just saying] and so a few of Marvel's best heroes send him to space to live on one of the most peaceful planets out in the galaxy- except it completely takes a turn for the worst and he ends up on a planet called 'Skaar'.. a planet which people fight using swords and shields and the like. It's basically Hulk meets Spartacus. [as seen in the picture-] If this happens; I can hereby say that my geek side can officially die happy, so long as they use Mark Ruffalo [for those that aren't aware, I was actually really impressed by Ruffalo's version of Hulk- even if I was worried at first] as our favorite scientist and stop changing the actor who plays Bruce Banner on a daily basis..
 Also, Marvel plans on making Ant-Man & Doctor Strange movies as well, which [once again] makes me extremely happy; [I for one, have always enjoyed Doc Strange.] However, there is no news on who's going to be playing these characters.. Guess we'll have to wait and see.
So which of these seem the most appealing to you? Is it the game based movies? Planet Hulk? The idea that there is [finally] going to be both an Ant-Man/Doctor Strange movie coming soon? Let me know on the fan page for this blog on Facebook; which you can find here, in the comments below or on Twitter here . If you have a Tumblr, follow me here. [Have a suggestion for a new post? Send me ideas/links any where mentioned above;] CHEERS!

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