Hello, dear readers and welcome to a shiny new edition of the WhatCulture.com News Brief! This edition is hot off the presses, and filled with all the exciting movie and TV news that dominated our RSS and Twitter feeds this week. And boy, what a week it was. We had a few major surprises, as Marvel's search for Doctor Strange took an unfortunate (but not entirely unexpected) turn, a familiar face (or, Two, rather) was cast on Gotham, a few movies that sound like April Fool's jokes were given the green light, and a franchise we all thought was dead rose from the grave. Quite literally, in fact. Oh, and Netflix stepped out of their television domain in an attempt to revolutionize the film industry. It's a big gamble that has theaters nervously shaking in their seats, and we're very curious about what you think about it. So, without further ado, here are the 10 Biggest Movie and TV News This Week!
10. A Tetris Movie Is Coming
Yep. Hollywood is officially scratching the bottom of the barrel on this one, as there are PLENTY of better video games that deserve film adaptations. Metroid, the Legend of Zelda, The Elder Scrolls, Bioshock, Castlevania, God of War, Halo. Hell, one could argue that a Super Mario Bros. movie should get another shot. But Tetris? The game about organizing falling geometrical shapes? Doesn't exactly scream "summer blockbuster." We could be wrong. We've certainly been wrong before. But the producer's comments about WHY they're making the film are perhaps more disturbing than the news itself:
"Brands are the new stars of Hollywood... a very big, epic sci-fi movie. This isnt a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page. Were not giving feet to the geometric shapes."
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