MARVEL AND AURASMA UNVEIL “MARVEL AUGMENTED REALITY” AT SXSW03/12/12 @ 1:32 pm EST
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“Avengers VS X-Men” Spurs Historic First Major Comic Book AR Initiative
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Yesterday, at the SXSW Interactive Festival, Marvel Entertainment unveiled Marvel AR
, the first major augmented reality app from a comic book company. As part of the recently announced Marvel ReEvolution
, which brings the world of print and digital media together for a comics experience like never before, the Marvel AR
app powered by Aurasma will be released on April 2 for iOS and Android devices. Fans can first discover the power of this new app in Avengers VS X-Men #1
, arriving in comic stores on April 4 and kicking off the comic book event of the year in which the world’s most popular Super Heroes go to war!
By opening this app and scanning select Marvel products featuring the Marvel AR
logo, you’ll unlock exclusive content starring the world’s most popular super heroes -- including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Hulk and many others! Go behind the scenes of your favorite comics, see new footage, hear from creators, get caught up on past events and more!
“It’s time to join the Marvel ReEvolution
, as we bring the worlds of print and digital media together for an unprecedented fan experience,” said Peter Phillips, senior vice president and general manager, Marvel Digital Media Group. “Avengers VS X-Men
is the biggest story we’ve ever told and teaming with Aurasma allows us to bring our fans a deeper experience when they purchase select Marvel comics and other Marvel products. Just wait till you see what we’ve planned!”
Marvel partnered with Aurasma, the world’s leading augmented reality platform, to create a mobile experience designed to empower fans to discover a new world of content that brings their favorite Super Heroes to life through tablets and mobile devices. Aurasma's cutting-edge image recognition technology enables the Marvel AR
app to recognize images in new Marvel comic books, promotional posters and other merchandise, seamlessly augmenting the images with interactive virtual content such as videos, animations and more.
“Marvel is no stranger to digital media and is once again making history, this time by using Aurasma’s transformative technology to bridge the physical world with the virtual,” said, David Stone, Aurasma's director of client services. “What better way to excite and engage fans than to give them the power to interact with all of their favorite characters in a new way?”
Aurasma's free platform unlocks a whole new dimension for partners to creatively enhance the real world. In this case, comic books will reach new depths by unleashing coveted and fan-pleasing content like director and editor commentary and other special features, only accessible through the Marvel AR
The Marvel AR
companion app, powered by Aurasma, will be available for free in April at the Apple App Store and Android Market.ABOUT MARVEL
: Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit www.marvel.com
. ABOUT AURASMA
: Aurasma is the world’s first visual browser – a new augmented reality technology that merges the physical world with the virtual. Available as a free app for iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, iPad2 and high-powered Android devices or as a free kernel for developers, Aurasma uses advanced image and pattern recognition to recognize and understand real-world images and objects in much the same way as the human brain does. It then seamlessly blends the real-world with rich interactive content such as videos and animations called “Auras”. Auras can be created for printed images, product packaging, clothing, physical places and users can even use the app to create and share their own.
Since its launch in June 2011, Aurasma has had more than three million downloads. Over 3,000 partners in markets including retail, fashion, sport, automotive, consumer electronics, entertainment, advertising and publishing are using the free technology in their campaigns, on their products or embedding the technology in their own applications. Aurasma was developed by and is part of software company Autonomy – an HP Company.
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NEW GHOSTBUSTERS TV SPOTS: MELISSA MCCARTHY SHOOTS GHOST IN GROIN06/25/16 @ 8:25 pm EST
NOVA 619 2016 SEASON - THE PATH, PART 3
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JUSTICE LEAGUE WILL TAKE CUES FROM THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN06/25/16 @ 8:19 pm EST
Sony Pictures has released a new pair of television spots for Ghostbusters
, and one them features Melissa McCarthy firing a proton stream at the pubic region of an enormous ghost. After the apparition screams in agony, a cocky McCarthy yells to it, "How do you like that?" and thrusts her hips in celebration. The second spot includes some additional footage of the mannequin coming to life and chasing Leslie Jones.
Video 1: https://youtu.be/leg61ltgS8E
Video 2: https://youtu.be/Bs_uZrC9tDY
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KELLAN LUTZ MET WITH MCG ABOUT MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE MOVIE06/25/16 @ 8:08 pm EST
Unite the (Magnificent) Seven!
In the 1960 classic Western The Magnificent Seven
, which is an American remake of Akira Kurosawa's The Seven Samurai
(1954), a small agricultural village in Mexico is terrorized by a group of marauding bandits (led by Eli Wallach). To protect themselves, the villagers go into town to buy guns and ammo, but end up hiring a gunslinger played by Yul Brynner instead, and he goes and recruits six other gunfighters — played by Charles Bronson, Steve McQueen, Horst Buchholz, Robert Vaughn, James Coburn, and Brad Dexter — to help.
In Justice League
, Batman will go on a similar journey, recruiting Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg to be a part of his magnificent six.
"I think a sort of Magnificent Seven
aspect of the movie, the team building part of the movie," director Zack Snyder told Comicbook.com and other press during aJustice League
set visit. "You guys know I'm a fan of Magnificent Seven
or of team making movies. It's fun for me to finally get to this point now in the progression of these two movies where we are building a team and making the Justice League
, if you will."
By the way, a Magnificent Seven
remake starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio, Matt Bomer, Ethan Hawke, Peter Sarsgaard, Haley Bennett and Cam Gigandet will be released this September.
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MARVEL'S DAREDEVIL CANCELLED VIDEO GAME FOOTAGE REVEALED06/25/16 @ 8:04 pm EST
Actor Kellan Lutz has apparently met with McG for Masters of the Universe
, the first new news on the project since it was rumored that McG would take over as director.
actor recently starred in one of two box office disappointments about Hercules -- which means that if he were to land the He-Man role in Masters of the Universe
, his career path would go, roughly, "lost an armwrestle to Kristen Stewart," "played Hercules," "played He-Man."
The screenplay for the film was being written by Jeff Wadlow, who was rumored to direct it -- but then he took on Kick-Ass 2
and was developing X-Factor
, so McG's was the first big name that came up after it appeared Wadlow was more or less taking himself out of the running. The latest version of the Masters of the Universe
script comes from the team of Alex Litvak and Mike Finch.
Sony Pictures and Escape Artists were reportedly in talks to bring McG in to direct as of January.
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INDEPENDENCE DAY 3 PLANNED AS INTERGALACTIC JOURNEY06/25/16 @ 7:58 pm EST
In the time before Marvel Studios ascension to the top of the superhero mountain, Marvel was all about licensing its IP. While this resulted in some fantastic partnerships, it also generated some duds as well as a few projects that never saw the light of day.
One of these projects is Marvel's Daredevil video game, which was developed by 5000 Ft Inc. Actually, that isn't totally correct. Thanks to Unseen 64's investigation (via DidYouKnowGaming) into what went wrong with the project, we now know that it wasn't Marvel that was completely in control of the vision. In fact, one of the bigger issues that hindered development on the game was the constant push and pull of differing creative visions from both Marvel and Sony, as the game was being designed for the Playstation 2.
As Unseen 64 explains it, the original vision for the game was to be a small series of vignettes, which would highlight some of Daredevil's most iconic storylines and characters. Frank Miller's run on the book was heavily used to build the story, and the game starred everyone you would expect, including Elektra, Bullseye, Kingpin, and even the Punisher later down the line.
Unfortunately for 5000 Ft. Inc., Regency soon announced their upcoming Daredevil film starring Ben Affleck, and at that point, the scope of the project changed from a smaller game to a more Grand Theft Auto-like open-world experience. That's a big shift, but the ideas they had to support it were sound.
The developers were including a shadow world, which basically would operate like Batman's detective vision in the Arkham Games. DD could see through walls and objects in this mode, but he could also see reverberations of sound, like if someone pulled a weapon, and would then be able to dodge the shots. There are also designs that show him being able to see injuries to the body of his enemies as well as seeing how fearful they were.
In that regard it was a little ahead of its time, but it seems internal issues at the studio along with the constant tug of war between Sony's "inventive" gameplay mechanics (a Tony Hawk Skater like grinding mechanic is stretching the definition of the word inventive) and Marvel's want to adhere closer to the character's roots, ultimately did the game in. Still, it's an interesting what-if scenario, and would have probably been something worth playing if Sony and Marvel could've somehow gotten on the same page.
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NEW STAR TREK BEYOND TV SPOT RELEASED06/25/16 @ 7:54 pm EST
The fact that Director Roland Emmerich finally got around to making a sequel to his hit film Independence Day
is surprising enough, but now the director has teased details about a planned third entry in the franchise.
Whether that actually happens or not will likely depend on how the film does internationally. Right now the film is looking to pull in around $41 to $44 million domestically in its opening weekend, which isn't that much less than the original, which clocked in at around $50 million. Still, Independence Day: Resurgence
carries a hefty budget of $165 million, so the film will have to make up for some lost ground overseas to warrant another sequel.
If that does happen, Emmerich already has an idea in mind according to his sit down with Empire Online.
"The next one will be an intergalactic journey. It'll be [set] maybe a year or two later, not 20 years [on]. I want to maintain this group of people, especially the young characters, and Jeff [Goldblum] and Brent [Spiner] will take part in it. It'll be fun to keep that group together.” Would this famously sequel-shy filmmaker hand the reins to another director? Not likely. "Will I definitely direct it? Oh yes. I'd never, ever let someone else do it."
A third film would pick up pretty smoothly from seeds planted in Resurgence according to Emmerich. Some spoilers follow, so if you haven't seen the film yet avert your eyes.
"I imagine them now going in one of these ships they've rebuilt into a wormhole,” explains Emmerich, adding, "I think it'll be the classic of going into space but it has to be about Earth, and we have a really good idea for that."
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6 LEGEND OF TARZAN CLIPS & B-ROLL FOOTAGE RELEASED06/25/16 @ 7:51 pm EST
Paramount Pictures has released a new television spot for Star Trek Beyond,
featuring the Enterprise getting decimated and Captain Kirk pulling off an Evil Kenevil-like jump on a futuristic motorcycle.
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HEAVY METAL TO PUBLISH NATASHA ALTERICI’S HEATHEN06/25/16 @ 4:52 am EST
Pixar's Finding Dory
continues to drown out the competition.
The animated tentpole will have no trouble staying atop the North American box-office chart in its second weekend, while Roland Emmerich's Independence Day: Resurgence
is coming in behind expectations.
On Friday, Dory
earned $23.2 million from 4,305 theaters for a projected weekend haul of $76 million-$77 million.Independence Day: Resurgence
followed with $16.8 million from 4,068 theaters, putting it on course for a subdued $42 million domestic debut.
Fox is counting on ID4
doing big business overseas, where it's launching in numerous markets this weekend, including China. Box-office analysts believe it has a strong shot at opening to $100 million or more offshore, despite the absence of Will Smith, who didn't return for the sequel.
The tentpole, with a hefty net production budget of $165 million, is set two decades after the events in the first film (including the spectacular destruction of the White House and other iconic landmarks), and sees the same menacing aliens once again wreaking havoc.
Smith might be absent but a number of other stars appearing in the original film reprised their roles, including Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Judd Hirsch and Sela Ward. Newcomers include Liam Hemsworth, who plays a hot-shot military pilot whose parents died in the first alien attack and who is now dating the former first daughter (Maika Monroe), and Jessie Usher, who plays the stepson of Smith's character, now deceased.
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Last year, Natasha Alterici digitally published Heathen, a Viking fantasy comic book about Aydis, a young female hunter banished from her village for being gay, who finds a parallel in the Norse story of Brynhild, cursed by Odin to live in exile . And Aydis as the one who might free her from her fiery prison at the top of a mountain in exchange for marriage.
Alyterci successfully Kickstartered the publication of the comic as a print collection earlier in the year, and now it is to be published again by Heavy Metal, serialised as single issues. Which could find the comic a whole new audience.
(W/A/CA) Natasha Alterici
Banished Viking warrior Aydis is leaving her small-minded village far behind to embark upon a quest. Her big idea? To right the wrongs of corrupt God-King Odin, that’s all. The first step of her journey is to find the cursed Valkyrie Brynhild and set her free, but a deadly shape-shifting spy stands in Aydis’s way. Hail Heathen! The critically-acclaimed debut of Natasha Alterici that defies feminine archetypes while cleaving the skull of genre conventions. (STL016132)
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