Sunday, July 3, 2022

Only Those Worthy Can Win This Thor: Love And Thunder Xbox Series X

Microsoft, the company that brought us furry Sonic controllers and a Far Cry 6 console that resembled a bomb, has unveiled its latest kooky Xbox Series X sweepstakes, and it may be the coolest/dumbest one yet. Hot on the heels of the premier of Thor: Love and Thunder on July 8, the company is giving away a custom Series X modeled after Thor’s trusty hammer, Mjölnir. That means the console looks like a big, cracked slab of dwarven-crafted uru that still channels electricity and may or may not be liftable depending on if you’re worthy. It's hard to tell if that handle is real or simply edited into the photo for full effect, but you should probably assume the worst (best?) when considering making space for this thing.  The contest begins today and concludes on July 21. To enter, you just need to follow the Xbox Twitter account and retweet #ThorLoveandThunderXboxSweepstakes. You can read the full contest rules here.

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    THE BEAUTIFUL Wizard of Oz to Be Helmed by Watchmen’s Nicole Kassell

    THE BEAUTIFUL Wizard of Oz to Be Helmed by Watchmen's Nicole Kassell

    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to be helmed by Watchmen’s Nicole Kassell

    New Line Cinema’s adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has found its director in Emmy winner Nicole Kassell, known for directing episodes of Watchmen, Westworld, The Killing, and much more (via Deadline).

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    “I’m incredibly honored to become listed on Temple Hill and New Line in bringing this beloved classic to the screen,” Kassell said. “While 1939 musical is section of my DNA, I’m humbled and exhilarated by the duty of re-imagining this type of legendary tale. The opportunity to look at the initial themes-the search for courage, love, wisdom and home- feels more timely and urgent than ever before. They are iconic shoes to fill profoundly, and I’m wanting to dance alongside these heroes of my childhood once we pave a newly minted yellow brick road.”

    Pick up your copy of the novel here!

    The beloved children’s book was published in 1900. The story inspired 13 additional Oz books and was famously adapted in 1939 with the Judy Garland-led, Oscar-winning classic musical feature The Wizard of Oz.

    Previous screenplay drafts were reportedly compiled by Darren Lemke and the duo Neil Gavin and Widener James.

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    Temple Hill partners Marty Wyck and Bowen Godfrey will produce alongside Marc Platt. Isaac Klausner shall serve as executive producer.

    (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

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