SAMURAI AND SHOGUN (RICK AND MORTY) SHORT
DISNEYLAND AND DISNEY WORLD CLOSED INDEFINITELY
Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World resort in Florida will remain closed until further notice as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread in the United States, the company said. Disney (DIS) earlier this month announced the closure of Disneyland and Walt Disney World — the only two of Disney’s eleven parks around the world that still remained open amid the global pandemic. The company had originally planned to keep the US parks closed through the end of March. The extended closure announced Friday highlights the impact to travel and tourism, as government and public health officials urge people to stay at home to stop the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. Read More
SONY SLOWS DOWNLOAD SPEEDS FOR PLAYSTATION NETWORK
Earlier this week, Sony announced that it will be restricting the PlayStation Network’s download speeds in an attempt to preserve Internet access for as many people as possible, and lessen the impact on service providers during the coronavirus outbreak. Initially, this incentive was limited to European territories, but now the hardware manufacturer has announced that it is taking the same precautions across the US. In an updated statement on the PlayStation Blog, group president Jim Ryan explained: “Beginning today, we will take similar measures [to Europe] in the United States, and we will continue to take appropriate action to do our part to help ensure Internet stability as this unprecedented situation continues to evolve. We are grateful for the role we play in helping deliver a sense of community and entertainment in these very trying times. Thank you again for your support, your patience, and for being part of the PlayStation community. Please stay home and stay safe.” Read More
‘MAD MAX’ FURIOSA MOVIE IN THE WORKS
Good news for “Mad Max” fans: A new report from Variety claims writer-director George Miller is actively in development on his long-in-the-works “Mad Max” spinoff movie centered on Furiosa, the breakout action heroine played by Charlize Theron in “Fury Road.” Variety’s Justin Kroll and Brent Lang report: “Director George Miller has been meeting with names including Anya Taylor-Joy for his ‘Furiosa’ spin-off, which he hopes to start shooting in 2021. Of course, Miller is making concessions — those auditions have taken place via Skype.” The Variety report should not come as a major surprise, as Miller has been vocal for a couple years now about wanting to make a proper “Mad Max: Fury Road” sequel and a Furiosa spinoff movie. “Fury Road,” a six-time Oscar winner and Best Picture nominee, was widely celebrated as one of the best films of the last decade. The film starred Tom Hardy in the title role and grossed $374 million worldwide. Read More
RYAN REYNOLDS TO STAR AND PRODUCE ‘DRAGON’S LAIR’ ADAPTATION
Dragon’s Lair is coming to Netflix as a live-action movie starring Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds. Reynolds is also a producer on the project which doesn’t have a release date at this time. The movie will be based off of the 80s’ video game from Don Bluth and Cinematronics. Bluth will also produce. This is all according to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter. Netflix has apparently been trying to get the rights to the game for over a year now. Turns out that scene from Stranger Things 3 was a teaser of sorts. Dragon’s Lair was one of those games you play as a kid and never forget. It’s not really a very good game since it’s mostly just a series of Quick-Time Events as you trial-and-error your way through each scene. But it looked like you were playing an actual cartoon. No other game looked as good. It really looks like you’re playing a game version of Disney’s The Sword In The Stone. Read More
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