The world of movie news moves at light-speed some days, so it’s hard to keep up with everything. So welcome to today’s news briefing here at So, Is It Any Good? where we round up the breaking stories you might have missed.
Build Your Own Jurassic World
A hugely exciting announcement dropped at Gamescom in Germany this past weekend with the news a Jurassic World park-building simulator is in development, by none other than simulator connoisseurs Frontier (Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 and Zoo Tycoon).
The developer has big shoes to fill however, if the game is to live up to the criminally overlooked cult classic Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis. The new dino game is set to bow alongside Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in Summer next year, check out the glorious Tyrannosaurus Rex-starring trailer below:
1. Unbreakable 2. Split 3. Glass
Split was a surprisingly huge hit from the beginning of the year raking in over $275million at the box-office. What was more surprising was the film’s link to M. Night Shyamalan‘s noughties hit Unbreakable in the form of Bruce Willis reprising his role as David Dunn. Culminating in a Marvel-esque expanded universe comes Shyamalan’s next called Glass:
From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast.
Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.
This riveting culmination of his worldwide blockbusters will be produced by Shyamalan and Jason Blum, who also produced the writer/director’s previous two films for Universal. They produce again with Ashwin Rajan and Marc Bienstock, and Steven Schneider, who will executive produce.
Promises to be intriguing at the very least! Whilst you’re at it revisit my take on Split – I thought it was pretty good!
Netflix Brings The Punisher
Looking suitably moody and violent as The Punisher is Fury star Jon Bernthal. Marvel will be hoping the forthcoming Netflix series can have the same impact their previous collaboration Daredevil did – and by the looks of things, they’re onto another winner:
James Cameron Shares His Thoughts on Alien: Covenant
Not many people place above James Cameron in the pantheon of Alien royalty; that’s why when the great man opens his mouth on anything Xenomorphs people should listen – see what he has to say about Ridley Scott‘s latest in the franchise, Alien: Covenant:
That about brings us up-to-date on this edition of SIIAG news! Excited to build a park full of kiosks and dinosaurs? Agree with Mr. Cameron’s comments on the latest Alien film? Let us know in the comments below. Until next time!