The critical Skyrim Script Extender is coming soon to the Skyrim re-release
Four more TV spots have arrived for “Kong: Skull Island”. One puts the focus on Tom Hiddleston’s tracking character, one on Samuel L. Jackson’s character, and two other more general spots with the ape himself front and center.
A bunch of new footage is included in the spots for the film which also stars Brie Larson, John Goodman, and John C. Reilly. Set in the 1970s, the visual palette remains lush and intriguing. “Kong: Skull Island” opens March 10th.
— Tom Hiddleston (@twhiddleston) January 20, 2017
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) January 20, 2017
An anonymous reader quotes a report from BBC: The Scottish government has outlined a new target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 66% by 2032. Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham set out the government's draft climate change plan for the next 15 years at Holyrood. She also targeted a fully-decarbonized electricity sector and 80% of domestic heat coming from low-carbon sources. Ministers committed last year to cut harmful CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050, with a new interim target of 50% by 2020. The previous interim target of 42% was met in 2014 -- six years early. However, the independent Committee on Climate Change said the decrease was largely down to a warmer than average winter reducing the demand for heating. Ms Cunningham said the new targets demonstrated "a new level of ambition" to build a low-carbon economy and a healthier Scotland. Goals to be achieved by 2032 include: Cutting greenhouse emissions by 66%; A fully-decarbonized electricity sector; 80% of domestic heat to come from low-carbon heat technologies; Proportion of ultra-low emission new cars and vans registered in Scotland annually to hit 40%; 250,000 hectares of degraded peatlands restored; Annual woodland creation target increased to at least 15,000 hectares per year. The 172-page document sets a road map for decarbonizing Scotland. The aim -- although not new -- is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by two thirds by 2032. Among the policies are making half of Scotland's buses low-carbon, full-decarbonizing the electricity sector and making 80% of homes heated by low-carbon technologies.
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bobthesungeek76036 writes: According to The Register, Solaris 12 has been removed from Oracle roadmaps. This pretty much signals the demise of Solaris (as if we didn't already know that...) From the report: "The new blueprint -- dated January 13, 2017 -- omits any word of Solaris 12 that Oracle included in the same document's 2014 edition, instead mentioning 'Solaris 11.next' as due to debut during this year or the next complete with 'Cloud Deployment and Integration Enhancements.' At the time of writing, search engines produce no results for 'Solaris 11.next.' The Register has asked Oracle for more information. The roadmap also mentions a new generation of SPARC silicon in 2017, dubbed SPARC Next, and then in 2020 SPARC Next+. The speeds and capabilities mentioned in the 2017 document improve slightly on those mentioned in the 2014 roadmap.
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: A South Korean court on Thursday dismissed an arrest warrant against the head of Samsung Group, the country's largest conglomerate, amid a graft scandal that has led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye. But the reprieve for Jay Y. Lee, 48, may only be temporary, as the special prosecutor's office said it would pursue the case. Lee, who has led Samsung since his father, Lee Kun-hee, suffered a heart attack in 2014, was still likely to face the same charges of bribery, embezzlement and perjury, legal analysts said, even if he is not detained. The special prosecutor's office said it would be continuing its probe but had not decided whether to make another arrest warrant request, and the setback would not change its plans to investigate other conglomerates. Spokesman Lee Kyu-chul said the prosecution was unconvinced by the Samsung chief's argument that he was a victim of coercion due to pressure from Park. The office has accused Lee of paying multi-million dollar bribes to Park's confidant, Choi Soon-sil, the woman at the heart of the scandal, to win support from the National Pension Service for a controversial 2015 merger of two Samsung Group affiliates. The merger helped cement Lee's control over the smartphones-to-biopharmaceuticals business empire.
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It scored rave reviews and appeared on plenty ‘Best Films of 2016’ critics lists. So it comes as little surprise that an English-language remake of Na Hong-Jin’s semi-supernatural mystery thriller “The Wailing” may soon be on the way as Ridley Scott’s Scott Free is looking into the remake rights.
The original film follows a policeman who teams up with a shaman and a mysterious woman to investigate mysterious killings and illnesses around a village in the mountains of South Korea. The incidents are timed with the arrival of an elderly Japanese man.
Fox International Hosung Kim tells Screen Daily that there’s a big challenge to getting this remake right due to the original’s tone which combined gorgeous widescreen visuals, wacky black comedy, gruesome police procedural, and some seriously creepy horror elements. As a result, Kim says they are being very protective of the original property:
“They said ‘The Wailing’ reminded them of films such as ‘The Exorcist,’ ‘The Ring’ and ‘Seven’. The locality and sensibility of ‘The Wailing’ is so strong that I don’t think it would be easy to do a Western remake, and it will be important who directs it. So I told him I think the only director who could do the remake is Na Hong Jin. But we are still in early stages of talks. We’re being careful. As you know, there are a lot of remakes out there being developed [that haven’t come to fruition].”
“The Wailing” is currently available to rent or buy on U.S. VOD services like iTunes and Amazon.
Warner Bros. Pictures is splitting its “Shazam” film with word today that Dwayne Johnson is set to star in a solo film based on the DC villain and anti-hero Black Adam.
Johnson had previously been attached to play the character in the “Shazam” film, but a meeting with DC Films co-head Geoff Johns last week has led to the project being reconfigured. Now, both features are set to be developed simultaneously.
In the comics, Black Adam is actually Teth-Adam of Kahndaq who has powers comparable to that of Shazam including flight, strength, agility, lightning manipulation, as well as magic.
Johnson has expressed interested and been attached to the role for almost a decade at this point. With this reconfiguration, the first Shazam movie is expected to not feature Black Adam as its primary villain at this point – but he could appear later and in other DC titles.
“Shazam” was previously announced for an April 5th 2019 though that release date isn’t expected to hold. No filmmakers are attached to “Black Adam” at present.
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Marvel has announced Roel Reine (“Death Race 2,” “Black Sails”) as the director of the upcoming two-part premiere for its new eight-part “Inhumans” event TV series which they are producing with ABC Studios and IMAX.
In the comics, the Inhumans are a race of superhumans with diverse and singularly unique powers and were first introduced in Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965. The new series will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family.
Filmed entirely with IMAX digital cameras, the premiere will run worldwide exclusively in IMAX for two weeks at the beginning of September. ABC plans to then premiere the weekly series this Fall, offering additional exclusive content that can only be seen on the network.
Scott Buck, who serves as showrunner on Netflix and Marvel’s “Iron Fist” series, has been tapped to serve as the “Inhumans” showrunner.
Source: The Live Feed
randomErr quotes a report from Reuters: London-based fintech firm Trading.co.uk is launching an app that will generate trading alerts for shares based on Donald Trump social media comments. Keeping one eye on the U.S. President-elect's personal Twitter feed has become a regular pastime for the fund managers and traders. Trump knocked several billion off the value of pharmaceutical stocks a week ago by saying they were "getting away with murder" with their prices. Comments earlier this week on China moved the dollar and a pair of December tweets sent the share prices of Lockheed Martin and Boeing spiraling lower. That plays to the growing group of technology startups that use computing power to process millions of messages posted online every day and generate early warnings on when shares are likely to move. Trading.co.uk chief Gareth Mann said the Trump signal generator used artificial intelligence technology to differentiate between tweets or other messages that, for example, just mention Boeing and those liable to move markets.
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“Syriana” and “Gold” director Stephen Gaghan is attached to pen and direct the film adaptation of Ubisoft’s popular video game “The Division” at Ubisoft Motion Pictures, Nine Stories and Freckle Films.
The third-person shooter is set in a dystopian New York City in the aftermath of a smallpox pandemic. The player, who is an agent of the Strategic Homeland Division, is tasked with helping to rebuild the Division’s operations in Manhattan investigating the nature of the outbreak and combating criminal activity in its wake.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain star in and produce the project which Ubisoft will package and shop to studios. In a statement, Gaghan says:
“I’m excited to work with Ubisoft Motion Pictures and collaborate with their team at Massive Entertainment to bring ‘The Division’ to the big screen. They’re great guys, exceptionally creative, and willing to take risks.
The game has been an enormous success, in large part due to the visual landscape they created, their vision of a mid-apocalyptic Manhattan. It’s immersive, wonderfully strange, and yet familiar, filled with possibilities.
It’s also remarkable to be able to collaborate with Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal early in the process. We all feel the story Ubisoft created is more relevant than ever.”
Ubisoft recently released a film adaptation of their “Assassin’s Creed” game series last month to poor reviews and so far middling box-office. They currently have “Splinter Cell” starring Tom Hardy in development at New Regency and Fox.
Acclaimed actor Miguel Ferrer has passed away. The gravel-voiced actor and star of numerous films and shows, most recently a regular role on “NCIS: Los Angeles,” died on Thursday of cancer at the age of 61 – peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends.
Ferrer was the son of actor Jose Ferrer and singer Rosemary Clooney, and a cousin to George Clooney. His work on film includes such iconic films as “RoboCop,” “DeepStar Six,” “The Assassin,” “The Night Flier,” “Hot Shots 2,” “Another Stakeout,” “Revenge,” “The Manchurian Candidate,” “The Guardian”, “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock”.
On TV he had a memorable recurring role on the original “Twin Peaks” and supporting role Stephen King’s “The Stand” mini-series, and recurring or regular roles on “Crossing Jordan,” “On the Air,” “Shannon’s Deal,” LateLine,” “Bionic Woman” and “Desperate Housewives” along with plenty of animated voice work on films and TV like “Young Justice,” “Robot Chicken,” “Superman,” “Jackie Chan Adventures,” “The Spectacular Spider-Man ,” and “Mulan”.
The news comes as it was announced that Ferrer would lend his voice along with Christina Ricci to the upcoming DCAU original movie “Teen Titans: The Judas Contract”. Ferrer had completed voice work for the mercenary villain Deathstroke in the movie prior to his death. His final onscreen role will be in the upcoming “Twin Peaks” revival reprising his original role.
He is survived by his wife Lori, sons Lukas and Rafi, and brother Rafael Ferrer.
NEON has premiered the official trailer for “Timecrimes” director Nacho Vigalondo’s inventive indie sci-fi film “Colossal” starring Anne Hathaway.
The story follows Gloria (Hathaway), an ordinary woman who, after losing her job and being kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown.
When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon.
As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.
Dan Stevens, Jason Sudeikis, Tim Blake Nelson and Austin Stowell co-star in the film which Vigalondo also penned. The film opens April 7th.
Five-time Grammy winning and best-selling recording artist Celine Dion will record an all-new original song titled “How Does A Moment Last Forever” for Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast”.
The song, which will also be included on the film’s soundtrack, has been penned by eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken and veteran lyricist and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice.
Described as an emotional ballad, portions of the song are performed throughout the film and interpolated into the underscore before Dion’s full-length version debuts in the end credits.
Dion says in a statement: “Being a part of the original ‘Beauty and the Beast’ was such a magical experience in my life, and I’m truly honored to be a part of this film again.”
Dion originally performed the duet “Beauty and the Beast” with Peabo Bryson for the animated film. The song became an instant classic and went on to receive an Academy Award, Golden Globe and three Grammy Awards.
The new live-action “Beauty and the Beast” releases its soundtrack March 10th and the film itself March 17th.
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Netflix has premiered the first trailer for “Sandy Wexler,” the third film in their exclusive deal with comedian Adam Sandler following “The Ridiculous 6” and “The Do-Over”.
In the film, Sandler’s Wexler is a 1990s L.A. talent manager who diligently represents a group of eccentric clients on the fringes of show business.
His single-minded devotion is put to the test when he falls in love with his newest client, Courtney Clarke (Jennifer Hudson), a tremendously talented singer who he discovers at an amusement park.
Kevin James, Terry Crews, Lamorne Morris, Nick Swardson, Rob Schneider, Jane Seymour, Aaron Neville, Arsenio Hall and more co-star in the Steven Brill-directed film.
Paul Sado, Dan Bulla and Adam Sandler wrote the script while Sandler and Allen Covert produce. ‘Wexler’ hits the streaming service on April 14th.
Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson are in talks to join “Nasty Women,” the gender swapped remake of Frank Oz’s dark comedy “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” at MGM.
The pair will play variations on the roles originally played by Michael Caine and Steve Martin in the 1988 original which itself was a remake of 1964’s “Bedtime Story” with Marlon Brando and David Niven in the roles.
The Oz film had Martin as a low class con artist who makes a bet with a high class confidence man (Caine) to see who can swindle an heiress out of $50,000 first. The new version will update the story by putting the focus on two lady cons attempting to get money from a rich tech prodigy.
Jac Schaeffer is penning the script for the remake which will be filmed later this year.
GKIDS has released the official English-language trailer for “My Life as a Zucchini,” the Golden Globe-nominated animated feature which makes its debut States-side on February 24th.
Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Ellen Page and Amy Sedaris lend their voices to the English language dub of the film about a kid, Zucchini, whose mother suddenly dies.
Befriended by a police officer, Raymond, he’s accompanied to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place, but with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own.
mmell writes: Apparently, owning 700 acres of land in Hawaii isn't enough -- Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, has filed suit to force owners of several small parcels of land to sell to the highest bidder. The reason? These property owners are completely surrounded by Zuckerberg's land holdings and therefore have lawful easement to cross his property in order to get to theirs. Many of these land owners have held their land for generations, but seemingly Mr. Zuckerberg can not tolerate their presence so close to his private little slice of paradise. Landowners such as these came to own their land when their ancestors were "given" the land as Hawaiian natives. If successful in his "quiet title" court action, Mr. Zuckerberg will finally have his slice of Hawaii's beaches and tropical lands without having to deal with the pesky presence of neighbors who were on his land before he owned it. Who knew that Hawaiians were just another kind of Native Americans? CNBC reports: "The cases target a dozen small plots of so-called 'kuleana' lands that are inside the much larger property that Zuckerberg bought on Kauai. Kuleana lands are properties that were granted to native Hawaiians in the mid-1800. One suit, according to the Star-Advertiser, was filed against about 300 people who are descendants of an immigrant Portuguese sugar cane plantation worker who bought four parcels totaling two acres of land in 1894. One of that worker's great-grandchildren, Carlos Andrade, 72, lived on the property until recently, the paper said. But the retired university professor told the Star-Advertiser that he is helping Zuckerberg's case as a co-plaintiff in an effort to make sure the land is not surrendered to the county if no one in his extended clan steps up to take responsibility for paying property taxes on the plots."
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One week after it was released, Amazon has renewed its highly-acclaimed original series “Sneaky Pete” for a second season.
The ten episode series, which premiered on January 13th, was the second-most streamed original scripted series on an opening day on the service behind only “The Man in the High Castle”.
Co-created and is executive produced by “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston, “The Americans” producer Graham Yost, and “Justified” producers Michael Dinner and Fred Golan.
Giovanni Ribisi, Marin Ireland, Peter Gerety, Libe Barer, Shane McRae, Michael Drayer and Margo Martindale star in the show which is now available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.