Many cable outlets started getting into film this past year (TNT, CMT, BET, USA) and Vh1 is about to join. They’re planning a series of biopics about influential musicians and pop culture icons, starting with TLC. T-Boz and Chilli are consultants on the film, Kate Lanier (What’s Love Got To Do With It) will write the movie. No definite timeline yet.
GamePro to close in December
The gaming magazine has been churning out content since 1989. This past year it became a quarterly and now GamePro.com announced Dec. 5 as its last day. The GamePro brand will become part of PCWorld.com and produce content there (with many of the staff not being kept from this report). The magazine’s final issue will be this November and it’s possible event-based issues could arise in the future.
Harry Potter theme park coming to LA
The success it’s having in Florida prompted Universal to bring a Wizarding World west. The deal is along way off (2015 at the earliest) and hasn’t been formally announced yet. The Orlando park has drawn more than 7 million people and helped create a 36% attendance bump in the first three months of 2011.
Trailer: War Horse
Spielberg’s WWI family film hits on Christmas day. The trailer gives you a glimpse of the epic visuals, orchestral backing, etc. The film leads also are interspersed on camera hacking the film’s greatness. I’d argue exchanges like this really drive their point home:
[Scene – A war torn WW1 bunker, ash and debris everywhere as troops peek out of a bunker]
“Lads, there’s something moving… It’s a horse.”
“What kind of a horse?”
“A miraculous kind of a horse be my guess.”
Trailer: Touch (new series from Tim Kring, Heroes creators)
Yes, a kid has powers in this too (he can see things in the future, but he doesn’t talk). His dad, Kiefer Sutherland, follows the subtle clues left in order to prevent whatever incidents are foreseen. Danny Glover is involved, the guy who played Jimmy the IRA contact from SOA. Series is set for Fox in Spring 2012.
Wired.com: A new South Park game from the developers of Fallout
The series has tried its hand at games before (I’ve played the N64 variety) but this time should be different with Obsidian (Fallout developer) on board. The game is set to be an RPG where you are the new kid in South Park, have to make friends, defend the town from various threats. The title should be available in 2012 for Xbox360/PS3.
[via Nathan Mattise]