Harrison Ford is Starring in the Blade Runner Sequel

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Denis Villeneuve is set to direct Harrison Ford in a direct sequel to the 1982 classic scifi film Blade Runner.  The film will take place several decades after the original, and Ford will reprise his role as blade runner and suspected replicant Rick Deckard.  Unfortunately, the existence of this sequel answers one of the film's most oft debated questions with finality: if the now 72 year old Harrison Ford is playing Deckard, he can't a replicant.  For what it's worth, Ford has said the script is the best he's ever read and the sequel is described as "potent" and "faithful."

Ridley Scott will produce the film alongside Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.

Chris Pratt is Totally Into Playing Indiana Jones

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Stephen Spielberg apparently really wants Chris Pratt for a new Indiana Jones, and according to this clip it sounds like Pratt is game, provided that "it's perfect" (you know, no pressure).  He gently quashed any rumors that it's currently happening saying, "it's all nothing until it's something and so far it's not something."  He went on to express interest though, saying "it'd be cool.  No one's called me, you know, there's a lot of talk about it... the pressure would come just because it's such a great franchise you wouldn't want to get it wrong, so for me it'd have to be perfect to do it."

Keep your hope alive, friends.  Pratt for Jones 2015!

Don't be Surprised If You Hear of a Settlers of Catan TV Show or Film

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Gail Katz, producer of such fine films as Air Force One and The Perfect Storm has acquired film and TV rights to The Settlers of Catan.  She hasn't announced what exactly she plans to do with them, but she did say, 

I’ve been wanting to see an adaptation of the game for years, ever since my Catan-obsessed college-aged kids introduced me to it.  The island of Catan is a vivid, visual, exciting and timeless world with classic themes and moral challenges that resonate today.  There is a tremendous opportunity to take what people love about the game and its mythology as a starting point for the narrative.


Would you watch something based on Catan?

The First Trailer For Hitman: Agent 47 is Way Over the Top

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The latest video-game-turned-movie reboot disaster is fast approaching (August 28, if you were wondering), and we finally have a trailer for Hitman: Agent 47. See if you can count all the nods to the game series.

Are you interested in the Hitman movie?