Friday, May 7, 2021

Halo Debuts New 'World Of Halo' Stop-Motion Video Series, Episode 1 Available Now

While we continue to wait for a Halo Infinite release date other than the anticipated November 2021 window, the team over at 343 Industries has a different sort of Master Chief-inspired project to share. Using the Jazwares action figure line, the stop-motion series called World of Halo just debuted its first episode. You can watch it below. Spoiler alert: it's pretty awesome. The Jazwares line is surprisingly detailed for being a mere four inches tall and seeing them in action in this format is kind of cool to see as a Halo fan myself. From a fight to death with the iconic energy sword to seeing some of the most recognizable enemies in the Halo-verse, the first episode of this series has us pretty jazzed to see what's next. Especially being a massive collector.  [embedded content] Master Chief's badassery, glowing energy swords, grunts screaming in panic - what more could you want? Other than a Halo Infinite gameplay trailer, but don't worry about that. 343 Industries has recently confirmed that a new gameplay reveal is coming this Summer to show off what the team has been working on since criticism hit about its next-gen graphics.  In other Halo news, 343 recently shared off a new screenshot from the main campaign, which you can see here, detailing the various PC-specific settings for resolution. The team also confirmed that Halo Infinite will include cross-progression and crossplay between Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC, so that anyone can enjoy the latest game without worried about being tied to one specific platform.  To learn more about Halo Infinite before the gameplay trailer drops in the coming months, you can scope out our dedicated game hub. From fan desires to inside looks, catch up on the latest news right here.  Thoughts on Halo Infinite and the latest stop-motion video with World of Halo? Sound off in the comments below; Cortana would want you to. 

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    Scarface and the Untouchable Showtime Series Adaptation in Development

    Scarface and the Untouchable Showtime Series Adaptation in Development

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    In line with the nonfiction book Scarface and the Untouchable by Max Allen Collins and A. Brad Schwartz, a string adaptation is in development at Showtime from Emmy nominee Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout production company ( The Mummy , Star Trek: Discovery ) and writer Ben Jacoby ( Newsflash , Flash Boys ), in accordance with Deadline. The series centers around the “epic, years-long battle between Al Eliot and Capone Ness, who clashed on the largest stage in the global world on the solution to becoming ultimate American enemies. ”

    Al Eliot and Capone Ness’s story has been told onscreen often, but arguably most memorably in director Brian De Palma’s 1987 crime drama The Untouchables , starring Kevin Costner as Eliot Ness and Robert De Niro as Al Capone. The film earned Sean Connery an Oscar in 1988 for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

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    The project will dive into prohibition-era politics, industrialization, media, the immigrant experience, police, and the birth of organized crime. The project shall span from the 1920s in to the Great Depression, from South Side slums completely around the White House, showing how Al Capone corporatized crime on an even before imagined as Eliot Ness never, probably the most revolutionary cops in American history, fought an uphill battle to reform police, today a battle that continues to.

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    The nonfiction book, fully titled Scarface and the Untouchable: Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the Battle for Chicago , was optioned by Secret Hideout after being published in 2018 by HarperCollins. The written book chronicles the lives of gangster Al Capone and his lawman nemesis, Eliot Ness, in Prohibition Era-Chicago, drawing upon “decades of primary source research-including the non-public papers of Ness and his associates, released federal files newly, and long-forgotten crime magazines containing interviews with the G-men and gangsters themselves.”

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    Executive producers include Jacoby and Secret Hideout’s Kurtzmann, Kadin, and Aaron Baiers. Alan Gasmer, Bob Bookman, Peter Jaysen, and Bill Nuss shall produce.

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