One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.
Many companies bid for the rights to produce the Lord of the Rings TV series, but it was Amazon Studios that made it out on top – committing to producing five seasons as part of it’s $250 million rights deal. We all knew it would be a massive undertaking, yet it feels like we’ve been waiting an age for the series to finally drop. Well, I can tell you that we’re no closer to seeing the first episode – but we are a little closer to the series’ production.
Pratchett’s The Watch book series has sold more than 90 Million copies worldwide. It was back in 2011 that Pratchett fans perked up like meerkats at the prospect of The Watch being adapted for television. Prime Focus Productions. Pratchett’s own TV production company, Narrativia, went on to confirm reports in 2012 where Pratchett himself was said to be overseeing the writing of the script. The series was going to have a run of thirteen 60-minute episodes, with Pratchett’s daughter Rhianna as co-writer.
The Infinity Saga has ended. The MCU can be credited with the rise in popularity of Superhero movies over the last decade, showcasing some dazzling special effects, costumes and casting choices. Now, however, Disney have some big decisions to make.
Each year we ask our collective of geeks what they think the best movie, TV series and game of that year was. Their answers are put to a vote, each vote lasting 48 hours before being closed down. Nominations for the 2019 awards had to be released, naturally, in 2019. TV series had to have finished in 2019, ruling out anything that will only be halfway through at the time of polling. Series that were released after the final tallies, e.g. Netflix’s The Witcher will be allowed in the 2020 polls next year.
Netflix’s The Witcher runs the storylines of The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny alongside each other, with additions to flesh out the characters for the viewers. I found that, while sometimes it took me a minute to understand the time jumps, I was never so lost that I didn’t know what was going on. You could be questioning the slow pace one scene, laughing in the next, and unable to tear your eyes away from powerful imagery and heart wrenching dialogue in the following scene. Henry Cavill has managed to make the word ‘fuck’ a thing of beauty when Geralt of Rivia utters that single word as though plucking it from the viewers mind – because we’re all thinking it.
It’s been over 7 years since Diablo III graced our consoles – and back in November we finally received the news that we’ve been waiting for. Blizzcon 2019 revealed rumours of a Diablo IV being produced to be true – and here is everything we know about it so far.