Jurassic World sequel is set to air June 2018

Jurassic World was a stomping, roaring success at the boxoffice with current estimated gross worldwide hovering around US$1.5 billion, surpassing even Age of Ultron and bittersweet crowd pleaser Furious 7.

It doesn’t come as a surprise that Universal is all too happy to go for one more. The sequel will be starring Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Bryce Dallas Howard again, and set to come back in the cinemas on 22 June 2018.

The movie does not have an official title yet, but the Hollywood Reporter states that Steven Spielberg will be back as executive producer and Frank Marshall will be the producer.

Apart from that, we do know that Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) will be writing the script with Derek Connolly (Safety Not Guaranteed) for the sequel. He is not directing the sequel as he is expressing interest in doing other projects. One of the rumoured titles that he might be working on is Star Wars: Episode XI.

One does wonder why on Earth the characters would want to go back and face the dinosaurs again. Will Bryce Dallas Howard able to outrun the dinosaurs on high heels again? Or a six barreled, rotating M134 minigun miss a 20 meter long dinosaur running on open terrain again? Whatever it is, the script has got to be damn solid to convince the main characters to head back to Isla Nublar again which by that time, could be overrun with massive vegetation and wild roaming dinosaurs. Some of the dinosaurs are hybrids too.

The possibilities are endless as long it makes money.


Via Twitter, Hollywood Reporter

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SWAT-KATS is making a return thanks to Kickstarter


Heads up KATS, the creators of SWAT-KATS are attempting to bring back the Radical Squadron and they need your help!

Christian and Yvon Tremblay are the original creators of the show that brought us high flying action in MEGAKAT city over 20 years ago. The pair owns the TV and theatrical rights (that means they can make movies too!) to the series we know and love so they pretty much can produce ANYTHING related to the IP that they can possibly think of. If they can hit their stretch goals, we might be seeing more than just a mini series but even a 70 minute direct to streaming movie. The Tremblays are also trying to rope in the original production crew for SWAT-KATS so the material stays true to the source.

As for the campaign, they are also offering limited edition prints and other nostalgic merchandise as thanks for the support, which includes signed original production art, limited edition prints and of course, T-shirts emblazoned with the project logo.

As of the moment the project is already half-funded with 29 days to go, so we’re quite sure the new series is going to be reality but head on over anyway to give them a hand.


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Summer is upon us again, and with it comes a brand new season of airing anime. There are quite a number of strong contenders for top anime this time around, ranging from sequels such as workplace sitcom WORKING!!!, the long overdue Durarara!!x2 Ten, magical girl spin-off Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Zwei Herz!, which is now in its third summer run, to new adaptations such as ufotable’s video game adaptation of God Eater. We are even treated to totally new IPs such as master emotions manipulator Maeda Jun, who teamed up with P.A Works for Charlotte. Wherever your interests lie, there is bound to be something in it for you, so without further ado, here is our list of top summer anime to watch.

Logitech launches ultra-light mechanical gaming keyboard

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Logitech has launched its first ever ultra-light mechanical keyboard, the Logitech G310 Atlas Dawn Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard that’s not just light, but super fast for the eSports enthusiast. Weighing in at just 765 grams and with a compact form factor, the G310 dispels the idea that all mechanical gaming keyboards have to be heavy and bulky.

The keyboard will be using the brand’s exclusive Romer-G mechanical switches for 25% faster actuation than your standard mechanical keyboard. The switches in question have an actuation point of 1.5mm to let commands be received faster, because how fast you get your input in can mean life or death in a game. The keyboard is rated at a durability of 70 million keystrokes which Logitech says is 40% more than the average gaming keyboard. Doesn’t mean you should bang it around but at least you know you won’t have to replace it anytime soon.

Logitech atlus pro_2The G310 also comes with a free mobile app called Arx Control which adds improved second screen capability via your smartphone. It works hand in hand with Logitech Gaming Software to display system statistics and other important information on your iOS or Android device. The keyboard even has a handy dock for your device that can be pulled out and placed anywhere you like.

Of course, the board will be backlit with controllable brightness options as well, but you won’t be able to swap colours like on Razer’s Chroma devices.

As for the price? the board will be setting you back about half a grand, at RM 499 inclusive of GST. You can check out more details about the keyboard here.



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Blizzard announces the next Hearthstone expansion, The Grand Tournament


Blizzard announced today their brand new expansion back for Hearthstone – The Grand Tournament.

Like the previous installment, Goblins vs. Gnomes, the Grand Tournament will make new cards available for Hearthstone, mostly focused on the Argent Crusade tournament. And what is that tournament about? heroes who are competing against each other to see who can buy the most card packs. Speaking of new cards, Blizzard says there will be a grand total of 130 new cards!

Some of which you can take a look at below.


Some of the new cards have been announced with a new ability called Inspire. These cards have a special ability that can only be activated when using your Hero Power. The effects will of course vary according to the card, but it could range from getting extra attack bonuses to getting random spells into your hand.

This is what Blizzard says about the expansion:

When the Lich King and his undead Scourge threatened the world, the Argent Crusade called upon Azeroth’s mightiest heroes to prove their mettle in a magnificent tournament. Knights of all races flocked to Northrend, vying for glory in epic battles against fearsome monsters. Though the Lich King’s evil has been vanquished, the Grand Tournament continues… the competitive atmosphere’s just a bit more playful than it used to be.

The game is set for an August release, and is purchasable with either gold or real money like the last expansion. August isn’t too far off so help yourself to the trailer below.

via Kotaku

Dragon Quest Builder is basically Square Enix’s take on Minecraft


Square Enix have revealed the first game screenshots for the Minecraft-esque RPG, Dragon Quest Builders to show how the game will play.

The game basically puts you in the shoes of a hero whose job is to rebuild the Alefgard, the original kingdom in the first Dragon Quest. He has to achieve this by harvesting material from the surrounding lands by way of his giant mallet, one block at a time.


At the moment it looks like you can collect a whole bunch of different materials, be it wood, rock, random bits of plantlife and even slime ooze if the need arises. The material can also be used to build a base to shelter Alefgard’s citizens as you put the kingdom back together. The landscape will be littered with classic Dragon Quest monsters too, so there will be no shortage of things to do.


The game is set to be released for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation Vita in Japan, and while the game looks good, there hasn’t yet been confirmation of a North American release.

via Polygon

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Pixar reveals The Good Dinosaur


Not resting on their laurels of the successful release of Inside Out this year, Pixar has another offering for 2015 – The Good Dinosaur. Directed by Peter Sohn (Partly Cloudy), the movie is also the first full length directorial debut of Sohn. The movie was originally under the director Bob Peterson (Up).

The movie takes place on an alternate Earth where the dinosaurs still rule the planet; after the asteroid missed it. The story focuses on Arlo (Raymond Ochoa), a young Apatosaurus who got separated from his family and was forced to brave the dangerous wild in search of his family. Along the way, he stumbles upon Spot (Jack Bright) the human.

The trailer showcases the photo-realistic background in stunning detail and beauty, the director Sohn once described the nature as the “antagonist” in the story. One can sense the duality of the nature here – a peaceful, serene and inviting then life threatening and viciously dangerous at other time. It is remarkable to think there is only dialogue in the whole trailer here, underlining how captivating the background is.

The Good Dinosaur voice cast line up are Jeffrey Wright (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 & 2), Frances McDormand (Olive Kitteridge), Sam Elliott (Justified), Anna Paquin (True Blood), and Steve Zahn (Dallas Buyers Club). Not forgetting the leads Raymond Ochoa and Jack Bright (Monsters University).

The movie is set for cinemas on 25 November 2015.

via Pixar/Disney Youtube

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Sony is making a movie on emoji D=

Seriously, Hollywood?
Seriously, Hollywood?

As if Monopoly the movie or that Hello Kitty feature is not enough, now Sony has bought the rights to a movie that is about emoji/emoticons. Yes, the smiley in the text thing which is started in Japan and had become a worldwide phenomenon to the point that President Obama acknowledged its existence during his visit to Japan recently.

Apparently, the movie has been the bidding target of several studios and Sony emerged as the winner of the war. From what we know, it is an animated movie and a brand-friendly project quite similar to LEGO the Movie.

Eric Siegel (Men at Work) and Anthony Leondis were hired as the script writers with the later also assigned as the director of this flick. Anthony Leondis past efforts including animated short Kung Fu Panda: Secret of the Masters and B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations. Michelle Raimo Kouyate will be supervising the making as the producer.

It is reported that Sony is pushing this project very aggressively. According to Deadline, the studio paid a hefty sum (around seven figures) to win the bidding and the reason as to why they rushing it because there is another project is within their sights.

We are seriously wondering if Hollywood is running out of ideas here.

via Deadline

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Check out the King of Knights from Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works


The evergreen and famous Saber from Fate franchise is ready to fight her wars in this striking new figure by Hirotoshi Nakamura, the man behind the Ikazuchi figure from Kancolle. Dubbed Kishi-ou or King of Knights, the figure exudes everything what Saber stood for: justice and the strong desire to defend the weak against evil. Her legendary blade, the Excalibur, stands ready in a resplendent manner.


The 1:7 scale female warrior is going to cost any the aspiring buyer around 12,800 Yen (RM392) for the pre-painted version which measures in around 230mm height in total. She is set for shipping on late December 2015, right in time as a Christmas present for any fans you know.

Now Japanese retailers are ready to accept pre-orders.

via DreamNews & Kotobukiya

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Light novel ‘Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu’ receives an anime adaptation

Cover for novel volume 1
Cover for novel volume 1

During the Summer School Festival MF Bunko 2015 event, it was confirmed that a TV anime series adaptation of Tappei Nagatsuki’s fantasy light novel Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu/Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活 or Re:Life in a different world from Zero is on the way.

The light novel was published by Media Factory with six volumes since it started in January 2014. The popularity of the series is noted when it was ranked 10th for Best New Works in Kono Light Novel Sugoi 2014 listing. It has been adapted into three manga titles; one of which is already finished and the rest are still ongoing at this time.

However, the information about the anime itself is very sparse right now. This is the official synopsis:

Suddenly, high school student Subaru Natsuki has been summoned to another world on the way back from the convenience store. With the biggest crisis of his life being summoned to another world, and with no sign of the one who summoned him, things become even worse when he is attacked. But when he is saved by a mysterious, silver-haired girl with a fairy cat, Subaru cooperates with her to return the favor. When they finally manage to get a clue, Subaru and the girl are attacked and killed by someone. Subaru then awakens in the place he was summoned and notices he gained the ability “Returns by Death” and has become a helpless boy that only has the ability to rewind time by dying. Beyond the despair, can he save the girl from the fate of death?

via Yaraon

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