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Episode 108 – Not Quite Drift Compatible

On this episode of Nerd & Tie we talk about Amazon developing new TV shows based on Snow Crash, Ringworld and Lazarus to start. We also talk about the new trailer for Pacific Rim: Uprising, how the Sonic the Hedgehog live action movie is still happening, Time Lord Expo getting cancelled just weeks before the con, and the sorry state of Wizard World.

It’s exciting.

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We Couldn’t Be More Excited About the ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ Trailer

Look, we love the movie Pacific Rim here at Nerd & Tie, and we’re not afraid to sing its praises for days. So, needless to say, now that we’ve finally got a trailer for the sequel, Pacific Rim: Uprising, some of us are bouncing off the walls with excitement.

Okay, maybe that’s just me.

John Boyega plays the son of Idris Elba’s character from the first movie, and while our heroes thought they had defeated the Kaiju for good… the monsters have returned. I mean, it’s pretty pain by numbers, but it’s pretty paint by numbers. Personally, I’m into it.

Pacific Rim: Uprising March 23, 2018

Adam Wingard Will Direct ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’

Warner Bros and Legendary’s upcoming reunion of the silver screen’s two biggest monsters, Godzilla and King Kong, appears to have found its director. The Hollywood Reporter is now reporting that Adam Wingard has signed on to direct Godzilla vs. Kong.

Taking place in the same universe as both Legendary’s Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island, and the upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the film will be the first time the characters have been on screen together since 1962’s King Kong vs. Godzilla. The story for the film was put together by a writers room assembled by Legendary, headed by Terry Rossio.

Wingard is best known for smaller films like You’re Next, The Guest, and the Blair Witch remake. He’s been in the running for some larger franchises, but you can’t really get bigger than this one. The director though seems ready for the inevitable reaction fans will have to anyone who picked up the mantle for these two beloved, larger than life characters.

Godzilla vs. Kong currently has a May 22, 2020 release date.

Via THR

Eric Roth Will Write ‘Dune’ Remake

Well, it looks like the Denis Villeneuve directed remake of Dune has found itself a writer. Variety is reporting that Eric Roth will script the film. Roth is probably best known for scripting the film adaptation of Forrest Gump, for which he won an Academy Award. He also co-wrote films like Munich, The Insider and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

So yeah – he kind of knows what he’s doing.

Legendary acquired the film and television rights to Frank Herbert’s legendary novel last fall. Villeneuve, Mary Parent and Cale Boyter will produce on any projects from this deal, with Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, Thomas Tull and Kim Herbert excutive producing. Kevin J Anderson is also serving as a creative consultant on the venture.

This will be the third onscreen adaptation of Dune in my lifetime, and while I’ve enjoyed both, they’re both imperfect. I mean, Lynch’s film was beautiful but slow, and Syfy’s miniseries was well paced but a product of its lower budget. But you know what they say — third time’s a charm.

Via Variety

Our First Look at Pacific Rim Uprising’s Jaegers

We’re not ones to hide how much we love Pacific Rim at Nerd and Tie, so you can bet we were very excited to see what License Magazine and Twitter user Immortan Matt had to share!

Still recognizable, especially the Gipsy Danger-esque blue robot in the middle. I’ll be curious to see how they look when they’re actually moving though.

Pacific Rim: Uprising is set to hit land in February of 2018.

Millie Bobby Brown Cast in Godzilla 2

Twelve year old Millie Bobby Brown was one of the more unexpected breakout stars of 2016. I mean, no one expected anything about Netflix’s Stranger Things (or new it was even going to be a thing), but her performance was outstanding in it. Brown in now making the transition from the small screen to the big one though, as it’s now been announced that she’s been cast in the upcoming sequel to 2014’s Godzilla.

Godzilla 2 (as it’s currently being reffered to) recently found its director with Michael Dougherty taking the helm. We don’t know much about the film’s story beyond, y’know, Godzilla showing up, but we assume at some point he’ll walk through a city and fight someone.

Just playing the odds.

Godzilla 2 is currently scheduled for a March 22, 2019 release.

Via THR

Legendary’s Godzilla 2 Has Found a Director

Legendary’s 2014 remake of Godzilla may not have been the best Godzilla film ever made, but it was still a pretty decent one. Because the film did well financially, a sequel was greenlit. Unfortunately, Gareth Edwards (who directed the first one) was unavailable, so a new director needed to be found.

Well, they seem to have finally found a successor in Michael Dougherty. Dougherty, who previously directed Krampus, is already co-writing the film with Zach Shields and is running the writer’s room for Legendary’s MonsterVerse, so he looks like the obvious choice.

Honestly, since he’s already pretty much dominating the creative future of the franchise, it makes sense for Legendary and Warner Bros to entrust him with the film. Here’s hoping that Godzilla 2 is a worthy successor to the 2014 remake (let alone the franchise as a whole).

Godzilla 2 is currently scheduled for a March 22, 2019 release.

Via Variety

The Live Action ‘Pokemon’ Movie Has (Probably) Found its Writers

Pokemon is having a bit of a renaissance lately, with the massive mobile hit of Pokemon GO and the upcoming mainline game for Nintendo’s hand held. The latest news regarding this multimedia franchise is, of course, that Legendary has acquired the rights to produce a Pokemon live action film, which were shopped around to studios in July.

And now we know who will write that movie. Probably.

Legendary is currently in negotiations with writers Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch to pen the script, which will be based on the upcoming game Detective Pikachu. Perlman is, of course, best known for writing Guardians of the Galaxy, while Hirsch is probably best known to our readers for creating a little cartoon called Gravity Falls.

Obviously all of this could change, as it’s still early days for the project. It’s clear though, with the people the studio is pursuing, that it’s headed in the right direction.

Probably.

Via Variety

Episode 77 – Vanishing into the Ether

On this episode of Nerd & Tie (after we finish talking about Pokemon Go and get to the actual content) we talk about Star Trek‘s Abramsverse getting renamed the “Kelvin Timeine,” John Cho’s version of Hikaru Sulu being confirmed as gay (and all the fall out associated with it), Pacific Rim 2 finally getting a release date, Netflix greenlighting a remake of Lost in Space, how the Tetris movie will be the first in a trilogy, and how Sukoshi Con has cancelled all of their future conventions.

That’s right, Sukoshi Con is done forever.

Also, go Team Valor.

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Pacific Rim 2 Gets a Release Date

Pacific Rim was, by far, our favorite movie of 2013 here at Nerd & Tie. It had giant robots, it had kaiju, it had giant robots punching kaiju… it was just everything. Most importantly though, it managed to stay completely away from the concept of “grimdark” — which for the most part we’re kind of sick of. I mean, there was bad stuff, but the movie just still felt optimistic.

Even through an apocalypse.

Financially the film was a mixed bag — it didn’t do that well in the US, but internationally it was a hit (especially in China). A sequel was announced pretty quickly, but then it went into limbo for a while. The possibility of Pacific Rim 2 showing up got less and less likely.

But then everything turned around.

First, we found out a script was compeleted for the sequel. Then a new director was announced — with Steven S. DeKnight taking over from franchise creator Guillermo del Toro (who is just a busy, busy man). Then earlier this month, we started getting casting news – with John Boyega joining the cast. The only question remaining was “when are we getting a release date?”

Well, the answer is now.

Univseral and Legendary have officially announced that Pacific Rim 2 will hit US theaters February 23, 2018. While that release date puts it squarely between Marvel’s Black Panther and an unnamed Fox Marvel film (likely Deadpool 2), it’s important to note that this film isn’t really for us. It’s for China, and we’re getting it too.

And I’m going to be so happy to see it.

The best part is, Star Wars Episode VIII will likely still be in some theaters then, and you might be able to totally do a John Boyega scifi double feature at some places.

Because that would be amazing.

Via The Wrap