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Official PlayStation Podcast Episode 394: Crash Landing

Email us at [email protected]! Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google or RSS, or download here Hey y’all! This week we sit down with composer Bobby Krlic, who shares the creative process behind crafting Returnal’s soundtrack. Stuff We Talked About Mass Effect Legendary EditionOddworld: SoulstormReturnal (interview begins at 21:20)Outer Wilds The WitnessDisco Elysium – The Final CutGames that made us see things differently in the real world The Cast Sid Shuman – Senior Director of Content Communications, SIE Tim Turi –  Senior Content Communications Specialist, SIE Thanks to Cory Schmitz for our beautiful logo and Dormilón for our rad theme song and show music. [Editor’s note: PSN game release dates are subject to change without notice. Game details are gathered from press releases from their individual publishers and/or ESRB rating descriptions.]
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    Benny Safdie Joins ARE YOU CURRENTLY God There? It’s Me, Margaret

    Benny Safdie joins Lionsgate adaptation of Are You There God? It’s Me, MargaretAcclaimed filmmaker Benny Safdie, fresh off being cast in the Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi series, has joined the cast of Lionsgate’s anticipated adaptation of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, according to Erin Westernman, Lionsgate’s President of Production.Safdie will play Margaret’s father, Herb, which the book describes as a Jewish insurance salesman who is married to Barbara, a Christian housewife.RELATED: Kathy Bates Joins Lionsgate’s Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret AdaptationWritten and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig (The Edge of Seventeen), Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret tells the timeless, coming-of-age story of Margaret Simon, a sixth grader who is questioning everything about adolescence and puberty and searching the universe for whatever answers she can find. With her mother and grandmother trying to guide her through a time when everything is changing, they too find that you never stop questioning your path and defining what is meaningful in your life.The film also stars Abby Ryder Fortson, best-known for her scene-stealing performances in Marvel’s Ant-Man series, who portrays the lead role of Margaret Simon, Academy Award nominee Rachel McAdams (Game Night) stars as Margaret’s mother, Barbara, and Oscar winner Kathy Bates (Titanic) as Margaret’s grandmother, Sylvia.Academy Award-winning producer James L. Brooks (As Good As It Gets) produces via his Gracie Films banner, re-teaming with Craig following their collaboration on the acclaimed film The Edge of Seventeen. Julie Ansell, Richard Sakai, Amy Brooks, Fremon Craig, and Blume will join Brooks as producers.RELATED: Rachel McAdams & Abby Ryder Fortson to Star in Are You There, God? It’s Me, MargaretAs mentioned above, Safdie is currently filming the Obi-Wan Kenobi mini-series for Disney+, but has also appeared in films such as Person to Person and Pieces of a Woman.He will also star in Showtime’s TV series The Curse with Emma Stone and Nathan Fielder. He also wrote and directed the Adam Sandler drama Uncut Gems with his brother Josh; and likewise teamed up with his sibling for the crime thriller Good Time, starring Robert Pattinson.(Photo Credit: Getty Images)

    Lionsgate Announces 4K UHD Edition of Saw Unrated!

    Lionsgate announces 4K UHD edition of Saw Unrated!As fans gear up for the return of the beloved horror franchise with the Chris Rock-led ninth installment in May, Lionsgate is getting the hype train rolling early for Spiral as they have announced that the original, unrated version of Saw is coming back to audiences for the first time on 4K Ultra HD on May 11!RELATED: Spiral: From the Book of Saw Trailer: A New Game Begins4K and Blu-ray Special Features:Game Changer: The Legacy of SAWAudio Commentary by Director James Wan, Writer-Actor Leigh Whannell, and Actor Cary ElwesAudio Commentary by Producers Mark Burg, Gregg Hoffman, and Oren KoulesBlu-ray Special Features:SAW: The Original Short FilmHacking Away at SAWAlternate Storyboard SequenceTheatrical TrailerClick here to pre-order your 4K UHD copy of the unrated horror classic!Written by Leigh Whannell on a story treatment from he and director James Wan in their feature debuts and based on their short film of the same name, the 2004 film stars Whannell and Cary Elwes as two men who wake up in a large dilapidated bathroom chained to different corners of the room, ordered to play a sick game and learning they must kill the other to survive or save the latter’s family. Alongside Whannell and Elwes, the cast for the film included Tobin Bell as the now infamous titular killer, Danny Glover, Ken Leung, Dina Meyer, Michael Emerson, Monica Potter and Shawnee Smith.The film’s box office success spawned a franchise of six sequels, the first two of which had Whannell return as writer and producer alongside Wan and the first three helmed by Darren Lynn Bousman. After initially concluding with Saw: The Final Chapter in 2010, the series found new life with the prequel/sequel Jigsaw in 2017, whose box office success helped convince Lionsgate to keep the franchise rolling with the forthcoming Spiral, which appears to be set narratively after the events of the 2017 film though its deeper connections to the titular killer are currently unknown.RELATED: Exclusive: Spiral’s Darren Lynn Bousman on Return to Saw & Working With Chris RockSpiral is set to hit theaters on May 14 while the special 4K UHD edition of Saw Unrated is set to hit shelves on May 11!

    Eli Roth’s Borderlands Movie Adds Olivier Richters as Krom

    Eli Roth’s Borderlands movie adds Olivier Richters as KromFollowing the recent casting of Golden Globe nominee Edgar Ramirez as Atlas, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that professional bodybuilder Olivier Richters has been tapped to portray another villain character in Eli Roth’s upcoming film adaptation of Borderlands. The Dutch athlete-turned-actor is set to play the role of Krom, who is being described as the terrifying leader of the psycho bandits that rule Pandora. The character only appeared in the first installment of the Borderlands game, where he was voiced by Oliver Tull.This marks Richter’s first major movie role as he is only set to have minor appearances in Marvel Studios’ Black Widow and 20th Century Studios’ The King’s Man, which are both expected to debut this year.#DutchGiant #OlivierRichters #MuscleMeat pic.twitter.com/Nz4LBLiL2K— The Dutch Giant (@OlivierRichters) April 9, 2020RELATED: Sony Pushes Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City Two MonthsBased on the bestselling PC and console gaming franchise from developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K Games, the movie will center around a group called Vault Hunters led by Lilith and Roland. Lionsgate recently released the film’s official synopsis, centering around unlikely heroes recruited for a retrieval mission. Character details including Cate Blanchett’s Lilith and Kevin Hart’s Roland are also teased in the synopsis.Lilith (Blanchett), an infamous outlaw with a mysterious past, reluctantly returns to her home planet of Pandora to find the missing daughter of the universe’s most powerful S.O.B., Atlas (Ramirez). Lilith forms an alliance with an unexpected team – Roland (Hart), a former elite mercenary, now desperate for redemption; Tiny Tina (Greenblatt), a feral pre-teen demolitionist; Krieg (Munteanu), Tina’s musclebound, rhetorically challenged protector; Tannis (Curtis), the scientist with a tenuous grip on sanity; and Claptrap (Black), a persistently wiseass robot. These unlikely heroes must battle alien monsters and dangerous bandits to find and protect the missing girl, who may hold the key to unimaginable power. The fate of the universe could be in their hands – but they’ll be fighting for something more: each other.The Borderlands film adaptation features a star-studded ensemble including Oscar winner Cate Blanchett as Lilith, Edgar Ramirez as Atlas, Kevin Hart as Roland, Jamie Lee Curtis as Tannis, Jack Black as Claptrap, Ariana Greenblatt as Tiny Tina, Florian Munteanu as Krieg and Haley Bennett in an unknown new role for the series.RELATED: Sony Pushes Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City Two MonthsBorderlands will be directed by Eli Roth from a script written by Craig Mazin. Avi Arad and Ari Arad are producing through their Arad Productions banner, and Erik Feig, through PICTURESTART. Randy Pitchford, executive producer of the Borderlands video game franchise and founder of the Gearbox Entertainment Company is executive producing and joined by Strauss Zelnick, chairman and CEO of Take-Two Interactive. Lionsgate’s James Myers and Aaron Edmonds are overseeing the project along with Arad’s Emmy Yu and Picturestart’s Lucy Kitada and Royce Reeves-Darby.Borderlands is one of the world’s most successful video game franchises, with more than 57 million units sold-in worldwide, including over 22 million units of Borderlands 2, which is the highest-selling title in the history of 2K. The most recent installment, Borderlands 3, which launched in September 2019, already sold-in nearly 8 million units worldwide and was honored with the award for “Best Multiplayer Game” at Gamescom.

    Mark Romanek Time for Directing For Lionsgate Horror Mother Land

    Mark Romanek returning to directing with Lionsgate horror Mother LandIt’s been a decade since filmmaker Mark Romanek was last seen in the feature world with the well-received romantic drama Never Let Me Go and now he’s ready to step back into the director’s chair for the Lionsgate horror-thriller Mother Land, according to Deadline.RELATED: Corin Hardy Set to Helm Sam Raimi Horror Pic Every House is Haunted“To have Mark Romanek board this project says everything you need to know about the quality of this material and where we are taking it tonally and artistically,” said Erin Westerman, President of Production for the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group.Mother Land is expected to center around a family that has been haunted by an evil spirit for years. Their safety and their surroundings come into question when one of the children questions if the evil is real.Romanek is directing from a screenplay co-written by Kevin Coughlin and Ryan Grassby. The 61-year-old filmmaker is no stranger to the horror genre as his feature directorial debut was 2002’s One Hour Photo which was led by Robin Williams and Connie Nielsen.The project will be overseen by Lionsgate’s Aaron Janus, and Chelsea Kujawa along with 21 Laps’ Emily Morris, with Stranger Things producer Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen attached to produce the project for Levy’s 21 Laps Entertainment production label.RELATED: Naomi Watts to Star in Amazon’s English Remake of Goodnight MommyBefore Rominek became an acclaimed film director, he was best known for directing music videos for various iconic artists including Madonna, Lenny Kravitz, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, No Doubt, Jay-Z, and Coldplay. During his 10-year hiatus from movies, he went to work on music videos for Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off,” Beyonce’s “Sandcastles,” and Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling.”(Photo Credit: Amanda Edwards/WireImage)

    Silk Road Trailer Features Nick Robinson being an Internet Drug Lord

    The film is based on the real life conviction of Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht The post Silk Road Trailer Features Nick Robinson as an Internet Drug Lord appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

    Borderlands: Kevin Hart Joins Eli Roth’s GAMING Adaptation

    Hart will play a mercenary named Roland in the film The post Borderlands: Kevin Hart Joins Eli Roth’s Video Game Adaptation appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

    Lionsgate Inks First-Look COPE WITH Vertigo Entertainment

    Lionsgate inks first-look deal with Vertigo Entertainment After partnering with the studio on past films including Blair Witch, Flight 7500 and the forthcoming Cobweb, Lionsgate has signed a first-look motion picture deal with Vertigo Entertainment, recently known for producing hits including the It and The Lego Movie franchises. RELATED: Lionsgate’s Cobweb Nabs Lizzy Caplan, Antony Starr & Cleopatra Coleman The new pact will include motion pictures, stage, location-based entertainment, podcasts (except those intended to be developed for television series), and video games. With this wide-ranging deal, Vertigo becomes a prime provider to the studio’s slate. Vertigo’s television deal remains in place with Sony Pictures Television. “Roy was one of our first friends in this business – ever since Nathan and Roy served as assistants together over 25 years ago,” Joe Drake, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group chairman, said in a statement. “He’s now one of the most respected producers of big, branded IP and genre movies – bringing together filmmakers with distinct voices to the biggest titles and raising genre titles to event status. We’re thrilled to have him as a member of the extended Lionsgate team.” Vertigo’s team consists of the producers Roy Lee and Miri Yoon, vice-president Andrew Childs, director of development Aengus McLoone with Robin Jones running the television side. Vertigo and Lionsgate are currently collaborating on the upcoming film Cobweb, soon to enter production, after previously teaming on the films The Eye, Abduction, and Blair Witch; in addition, Lee previously teamed with Drake and Kahane in their previous capacities as producers of the hit Grudge franchise and The Strangers, among other films. “I’m grateful to be reuniting with Joe and Nathan,” Lee said in a statement. “This was an exciting opportunity not just because we get to work in every aspect of entertainment, but to do it with people I’ve admired and respected my whole career. I’m a big believer in everything Joe is doing to create a new Lionsgate and it’s exciting to be a part of it.” RELATED: Wander Darkly: Lionsgate Acquires North American Rights to Tara Miele’s Drama Since returning to the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group in 2018, Drake has focused the studio’s content strategy in key genres that are natural extensions into Vertigo’s key strengths as producers.

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