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Doug Liman Departs “Justice League Dark”

Dark Horizons - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 4:22pm

Doug Liman (“Edge of Tomorrow,” “The Bourne Identity”) has dropped out of directing the upcoming “Justice League Dark” film at Warner Bros. Pictures due to scheduling conflicts.

Liman is also attached to direct Lionsgate’s “Chaos Walking” which just got a greenlight, and so Warners has already started meeting with other directors with a replacement for Liman to be lined up shortly. Borys Kit adds that “IT” director Andy Muschetti is reportedly on the list of potential replacements.

The story reportedly begins with a series of ancient tomes being stolen by a madman hell-bent on humanity’s end. Due to this, occult detective John Constantine seeks out a group of heroes that specialize in the mystic and arcane in order to save the world including Swamp Thing, Deadman, Zatanna, Etrigan the Demon and potentially Madama Xanadu.

Michael Gilio is writing the script for the project which Scott Rudin producing. Liman’s new film “The Wall” recently opened to strong reviews, while his re-teaming with Tom Cruise on “American Made” opens this Fall.

Source: Variety

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Google Following Your Offline Credit Card Spending To Tell Advertisers If Their Ads Work

/. - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 4:05pm
One of the new tools Google has announced for its advertisers today promises to tie your offline credit card data together with all your online viewing to tell advertisers exactly what's working as they try to target you and your wallet. Consumerist reports: That return, for decades, was hard to measure in all but the most vaguely correlative of ways. Did people buy your product after seeing your TV ad? After seeing your billboard? On a whim after seeing neither? Who knows! But in the age of highly targeted, algorithmic advertising, the landscape is completely different. The apps on your phone know what you looked at and when, and can tie that in to what you see on other devices you're also logged into their services on (like your work computer). Meanwhile, you're leaving tracks out in the physical world -- not only the location history of your phone, but also the trail of payments you leave behind you if you pay with a credit card, debit card, or app (as millions of us do). Google also introduced some offline measurements to its online tool suite back in 2014, when it started using phone location data to try to match store visit location data to digital ad views. But a store doesn't make any money when you simply walk into it; you need to buy something. So Google's tracking that very granularly now, too. "In the coming months, we'll be rolling out store sales measurement at the device and campaign levels. This will allow you to measure in-store revenue in addition to the store visits delivered by your Search and Shopping ads," Google explains to advertisers. That's very literally a collection of spending data matched to the people who spent it, matched in turn to people who saw ads.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Tom Cruise: “Top Gun 2” To Shoot Soon

Dark Horizons - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 3:27pm

Tom Cruise is currently in Australia doing promotional rounds for “The Mummy” reboot following its premiere in Sydney on Monday night.

This morning, those rounds included an appearance on Sunrise (Australia’s equivalent of the “Today” show) where the hosts asked him if a “Top Gun” sequel is happening. Cruise confirmed that: “I’m gonna start filming it probably in the next year.”

The sequel has long been in the works with Justin Marks penning the screenplay which will be set in contemporary times and involve ‘drone technology and fifth generation fighters’ along with exploring the end of an era of dogfighting and fighter pilots who are being rendered obsolete.

Tony Scott had been slated to direct the film before his death in 2012. No new helmer has yet been set, but this is the first suggestion that a production date for it is now in sight.

WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE: @TomCruise just confirmed that Top Gun 2 is happening! "I’m gonna start filming it probably in the next year". #sun7

— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) May 23, 2017

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Monae Wanted For “Charlie’s Angels” Reboot

Dark Horizons - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 3:22pm

“Moonlight” and “Hidden Figures” actress Janelle Monae is reportedly the top choice to play one of the three new female leads in a reboot of the “Charlie’s Angels” franchise at Sony Pictures.

The Tracking Board broke the casting talk at the same time as it has been reported that “Narcos” creators Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro have been brought in to rewrite the script for the new film which Evan Spiliotopoulos (“Beauty and the Beast”) previously worked on.

No cast members are officially in place for the new film as, with the script still unfinished, official offers aren’t expected to be handed out for a while. That said, Sony has already reportedly earmarked a June 7th 2019 release for the film.

The project will mark Elizabeth Banks’ second directorial outing, following her successful debut with “Pitch Perfect 2” which took in $287.4 million worldwide from a $29 million budget. Banks is also producing with Max Handelman.

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Uber Plans Millions In Back Pay After Shorting NYC Drivers

/. - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 3:20pm
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Uber Technologies Inc. said it underpaid its New York City drivers by improperly calculating the company's share of passenger fares, and will pay out an average of $900 per driver in restitution, costing tens of millions of dollars. The back pay could run at least $45 million, based on the approximately 50,000 drivers the Independent Drivers Guild says work in New York City. The ride-hailing company has previously misled drivers about how much they could make and miscalculated fares. In this case, Uber was taking its cut of fares based on the pretax sum, instead of after taxes and fees as stated in its terms of service. The issue was also raised in a lawsuit against San Francisco-based Uber filed by the New York Taxi Workers Alliance. In March, Uber acknowledged that it had underestimated drivers' pay in Philadelphia by millions of dollars. "We are committed to paying every driver every penny they are owed -- plus interest -- as quickly as possible," Rachel Holt, Uber's head of U.S. operations, said in a statement. "We are working hard to regain driver trust, and that means being transparent, sticking to our word, and making the Uber experience better from end to end."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Isildur & Anárion preview

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 3:11pm

These are the battle models preview of Isildur and A´nárion, from DCI: Last Alliance, a work in progress Third Age: Total War submod.

Norse Einherjar Update/ Officer

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 3:01pm

Hey guys check out the finished model! This will be a short update, mostly on the officer texture!

“Logan” Cut Scene Talk & Honest Trailer

Dark Horizons - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 2:58pm

With “Logan” readying for its home video release, director James Mangold has spoken about the film some more with several outlets, including discussions of what didn’t make the final film.

One big element frequently referred to, but never seen, is the ‘Westchester Incident’ in which the psychic shockwaves from Charles Xavier’s dementia accidentally slaughtered many of the X-Men.

Mangold confirmed to IGN that an early draft of the script included the scene:

“I literally had written an opening which started with that sequence, and so it was quite literal, who was dead. But the reason we didn’t do it wasn’t to spare other films, it was that it redefined the movie.

It made the movie about the X-Men, instead of being about Logan and Charles. And irrevocably, when you read the script opening that way, it became about this other tragedy, as opposed to that tragedy being something hovering like a shadow in the background for these characters.”

The deleted scenes on the disc include a mention that Logan was once married to Jean Grey but she was accidentally killed by Xavier. He tells THR:

“I felt it really brought the emotion down and dark in a moment when things were feeling very hopeful at this house. This was something we had written only a part of and then improvised. I like the moment in isolation a lot, but when cut into the movie it had a powerful effect of damping that moment and kind of making the Munson family seem a little strange for keeping them there.”

“Logan,” which is now available on home video, has also scored an Honest Trailer which boasts a special appearance by Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool.

Speaking of “Deadpool,” check out a new workout video that Josh Brolin has posted as he preps to play cable in the upcoming “Deadpool” sequel.

Sit inside the muscle, grow it, Imagine it germinating into its conclusive state. Then turn around and kick the fucker who keeps trying to hold your shoulders down. @justindlovato @stephjlovato #GROW #thanos #thehulkaintshit @iambuilt @xptlife #deadpool#aintnobird #keepthemguessing Video by @kathrynbrolin

A post shared by Josh Brolin (@joshbrolin) on May 21, 2017 at 9:09am PDT

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Starpoint Gemini Warlords LAUNCHED!

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 2:55pm

Starpoint Gemini Warlords has left the calm waters of Early Access and is OUT NOW!

Amazon Orders “Hanna” TV Series Remake

Dark Horizons - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 2:46pm

Following the announcement of its potential existence in March, Amazon Studios has this week officially given the order for a straight-to-series TV series adaptation of Joe Wright’s 2011 thriller feature “Hanna”.

Saoirse Ronan starred in the original as a girl raised in the wilderness of northern Finland by her father (Eric Bana), an ex-CIA operative, who trains her as an assassin. Cate Blanchett played a senior CIA agent who tries to track down and eliminate the girl and her father.

The new version is penned by “The Night Manager” scribe David Farr who also co-wrote the original film. Farr will also executive produce alongside Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements.

Source: TV Line

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FCC Won't Punish Stephen Colbert For Controversial Trump Insult

/. - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 2:40pm
Earlier this month, the FCC said it would look into complaints made against The Late Show host Stephen Colbert over a homophobic joke he made about President Donald Trump. Well, it turns out the FCC is not going to levy a fine against the comedian for using the word "cock" on late-night network television, reports The Verge. From the report: "Consistent with standard operating procedure, the FCC's Enforcement Bureau has reviewed the complaints and the material that was the subject of these complaints," reads the FCC's statement, according to Variety. "The Bureau has concluded that there was nothing actionable under the FCC's rules." Helping Colbert's case was the fact that the broadcast, time delayed for incidents like these, bleeped out the questionable word and also blurred the host's mouth as he was saying it. The FCC has broad authority to regulate what can and cannot be broadcast based on legal precedent regarding obscenity laws. Yet looser rules apply during the hours of 10PM and 6AM ET, when Colbert's show airs. So it would appear that the ample self-censorship on behalf of CBS saved the program from a guilty verdict in this case.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Metagalactic Blitz - Early Access Available on Steam

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 2:11pm

We've finally gotten our online sci-fi dodgeball arena to Steam!

DJI Threatens To 'Brick' Its Copters Unless Owners Agree To Share Their Details

/. - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 2:00pm
schwit1 quotes a report from The Sun: A top drone manufacturer has warned that customers' expensive gadgets will be crippled if they don't register their details on its website. DJI drones -- which cost between $1,200 and $3,000 -- won't be able to fly to their full potential or beam back footage if their owners don't sign up next week, the company warned. Those who splashed out for the snazzy gadgets will find they are limited to a teensy 50m radius and it won't be flying higher than 30m if they don't play ball. The company said on its website: "DJI will soon introduce a new application activation process for international customers. This new step, to take effect at the end of next week, ensures you will use the correct set of geospatial information and flight functions for your aircraft, as determined by your geographical location and user profile. All existing flight safety limitations, such as geofencing boundaries and altitude limits, remain the same. Even if you have registered when activating your aircraft upon purchase, you will have to log in once when you update the new version of DJI GO or GO 4 App."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Deep Sixed Kickstarter Campaign Report #1

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:32pm

Our Kickstarter went live yesterday. Here is a quick update!

Overwatch One Year Anniversary Event

Blue's News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:28pm
Overwatch website announces the one-year anniversary event for Blizzard's multiplayer shooter is now underway. They have details on the new Arena maps and loot this brings showing off all the emotes...

2K Financial Results - GTA5 Passes 80M Sales

Blue's News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:28pm
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Reports Strong Results for Fiscal Year 2017, showing increases in net revenue and net income.  Word is: "Net revenue grew 52% to $571.6 million, as compared to $37...

Battlefield 1 Recruits Female Soldiers

Blue's News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:28pm
A tweet from Battlefield teases In the Name of the Tsar, the upcoming Russian expansion for Battlefield 1 (thanks Rock, Paper, Shotgun). The clip shows Sinead O'Connor in full battle dress, and in...

IO Interactive Layoffs

Blue's News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:28pm
IO Interactive tweets that they've laid off some staff (thanks Eurogamer). Under two weeks ago Square Enix announced plans to sell the Hitman developer, so this belt-tightening had some warning. Here'...

Morning Patches

Blue's News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:28pm
StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void 3.14.0 Patch Notes.

Morning Crowdfunding Roundup

Blue's News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:28pm
GamigoVIPParty @ GAMESCOM 2017. Overwatch gets a minor league in the form of Overwatch Contenders.
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