New “Silent Hills” Game Cancelled; Fans Call for Production to Resume

Konami announced earlier this week that the new game would not be completed and released. The game, directed by Guillermo del Toro and starring “The Walking Dead” actor Norman Reedus, had been in development since 2012.

We’ve covered the apparent strain between Kojima and Konami previously, so this is really starting to make us wonder what, exactly, is going on over at Konami?

Fans took to the internet to voice their displeasure with the announcement. A Change.org Petition was started, and currently has 50,000 backers. The petition calls for the game’s development to be continued, with a promise for funding from fans, should crowd-sourcing be necessary.

Four Fantastic Posters Revealed

Eariler this week, 20th Century Fox released character posters for each member of the upcoming “Fantastic Four” film. Check them out below (and click to enlarge for a better look).

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In an era where superhero flicks dominate the headlines with endless clips, trailers, and TV spots, the details of this film have been kept under wraps, for the most part. So we are curious about how this film turns out. “Fantastic Four” debuts worldwide on August, 7th 2015. The film is directed by Josh Trank, who just announced that…

Lucasfilm and Josh Trank Going Their Separate Ways

On Friday, Lucasfilm issued an official announcement regarding Josh Trank, who was set to helm one of those Star Wars Spin-off movies that have been the subject of much speculation. Regarding the split, Trank has this to say:

After a year of having the incredible honor of developing with the wonderful and talented people at Lucasfilm, I’m making a personal decision to move forward on a different path. I’ve put a tremendous amount of thought into this, and I know deep down in my heart that I want to pursue some original creative opportunities. That said, the Star Wars universe has always been one of my biggest influences, and I couldn’t be more excited to witness its future alongside my millions of fellow Star Wars fans. I want to thank my friends Kathleen Kennedy, Kiri Hart, Simon Kinberg, and everyone at Lucasfilm and Disney for the amazing opportunity to have been a part of this. May the Force be with you all.

Could this have anything to do with the “Fantastic Four” sequel that Fox is developing? Or is he looking to go his own way? We’ll keep our ear to the ground regarding the director and his future activities.

Grab Some Lunch with Heisenberg

Show us someone who watched “Breaking Bad” and did not want some delicious fried chicken, and we’ll show you a filthy liar.

GusFring

Go ahead, say you don’t like it.

Gus Fring’s “Los Pollos Hermanos” chain not only made our mouths water with what we can only imagine is some of the best fast food in ABQ, but also became iconic. When asked about opening a real life restaurant during a recent AMA, showrunner Vince Gilligan had this to say:

Believe it or not… there is talk of a Pollos Hermanos becoming a real restaurant. This is not an idea that I generated personally. But it’s one that’s been presented to me, through the good folks at Sony, and the idea came to them from a businessman who has an interest in doing just that.

Speaking for myself, I’d love to see that happen!

Will they also have Onion Frings? Because if not, that would be one heck of a missed opportunity.

What’s the Deal with Hulu?

“Seinfeld,” the popular 1990’s, will soon see the entire 180-episode library available to stream on Hulu. Claims vary about how much this deal is worth, but the consensus among reports pin the deal around $875,000 per episode.

Pair this news with the recent “Friends” arrangement on Netflix. It clearly seems to corroborate what we said last week about the mass media attempting to remind you just how great the 90’s were.

“Assassin’s Creed” Film to Start Filming in September

According to lead actor Michael Fassbender (“X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Prometheus”), the film adaptation of the popular “Assassin’s Creed” series has recently entered production, and will begin to film this fall.

Ubisoft hasn’t released any details on the film, so your guesses on time periods, locations, and characters are as good as ours. When asked about details on the project, Fassbender replied vaguely by stating:

That’s always the challenge of something that’s so dense, to really find something and pare it down and basically, there are so many elements to it, so trying to translate that to an audience, you have to pick key things. So yes, that is part of it, getting through the density of it and paring down and engaging a simple story.

Gotcha, Mike. Thanks.

Shameless Plugs

Yes, we have some updates for you as well.

On YouTube this week, we finished our weaponless trek through Ravenholmcontinued our playthrough of Metroid Prime, and reviewed “Avengers: Age of Ultron!”

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