Dead By Daylight
In a surprise announcement, Behaviour Interactive has revealed that Nicolas Cage will be coming to the horror video game “Dead by Daylight”. Further information about Cage’s involvement will be revealed on July 5th.
The franchise usually partners with horror-based brands or franchises, so a collaboration with Cage alone is unusual. The game has reached over 50 million players worldwide, with two million active players playing daily. [Source: Twitter]
The critically acclaimed “Creed III” will hit Japan on May 26th, and the film’s director and star, Michael B. Jordan, has revealed that the Japanese theatrical release will be accompanied by an anime short that plays at the end of the film.
Yô Moriyama directed the short for TMS Animation, whilst Katsuhiko Manabe and Kensaku Kojima penned the script. The film famously drew on influences from the anime medium for the fight sequences. “Creed III” is now available on VOD.
Meg 2: The Trench
In some news that will disappoint those looking for something a bit bloodier, it has been revealed the upcoming giant prehistoric sharks sequel “Meg 2: The Trench” has officially been rated PG-13 for “action/violence, some bloody images, language, and brief suggestive material.” [Source: Bloody Disgusting]
R.I.P. John Djahanshah Refoua
Oscar-nominated film editor John Djahanshah Refoua, who worked on the “Avatar” franchise along with films like “Southpaw,” “Olympus Has Fallen,” and “The Equalizer,” has died. He was 62. Refoua had been diagnosed with rare bile cancer. Refoua reportedly continued to work and edit on “Avatar 3″ until his final weeks. [Source”: Deadline]
Sony Pictures has made some key changes to its release calendar, pushing back some of its smaller films by nearly a year. They’re also announced new dates for “My Ex-Friend’s Wedding” on May 10th 2024, and “Horrorscope” on June 28th 2024.
The biggest shift is “Harold and the Purple Crayon,” which has been delayed over a year to August 2nd 2024, and “They Listen,” which has been pushed back a year to August 30th 2024. [Source: Sony Pictures]
Sony has announced its next PlayStation Showcase will broadcast live on Wednesday, May 24th at 1pm US-PT. The Showcase, which will run over an hour, will offer “a wealth of new games and new IP are headed to PS5 and PS VR2.”
There are promises of several new creations from PlayStation Studios, as well as games from third-party partners and indie creators. With “Marvel’s Spider-Man 2” the only major first-party exclusive so far announced for this year, it’s expected the Showcase will reveal more to come either late 2023 or early 2024. [Source: Twitter]