There are always new and exciting things going on in the world of gaming and entertainment. New releases, updates, adaptations – there’s always something. Here we’ve put together just a few tidbits of recent news from this week.
Netflix has reportedly begun production on a brand-new series that will be based on the “Witcher” books by Andrzej Sapkowski. These books also spawned the extremely popular “Witcher” video game series. While the Netflix series will be based on the books and not on the game, there will be some obvious connections and similarities. This is exciting news for all the avid fans of both the books and the games. It will be interesting to see how the whole thing goes, as the book’s author was quite critical of how the games turned out. He has apparently questioned the artistic merit of the game, by questioning their ability to tell his grand story properly.
Netflix is also out to increase its sci-fi roster with a new movie based on a sci-fi military novel called “Old Man’s War” by John Scalzi, who has been brought on to produce. “Old Man’s War” is the first of six books in the series, which is set in a futuristic universe where humans have made it into space and are colonizing several planets with what are known as Starship Troopers. The problem is that there are also many alien species that are also looking to colonize the same areas, and this leads to an epic intergalactic war that never ends.
One more TV series that is in the works, is the long-awaited, live-action adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s classic 1969 novel, Slaughterhouse-Five. Patrick Macmanus has been brought on to develop the series, following his other new series “Happy!” Which is set to premiere very soon – It is an adaptation of a similar Grant Morrison comic book of the same name. Macmanus has signed a deal for Slaughterhouse-Five that will have him write and executive produce the show.
It’s first game since the ill-fated era of the Kinect, developer Rare will release “Sea of Thieves” on March 20, 2018. They are not returning to the 3D platform that it helped usher in during the Nintendo 64 era, and the new game is not even close to their shooter titles either. “Sea of Thieves” is a pirate adventure game where players will control a ship and fight enemies while searching for treasure.
Whether you are looking for a new game to get excited about, or you can’t wait to see the newest Netflix original content, there is always something to get ready for. Netflix always produces good work, so its version of The Witcher is highly anticipated, as is the adaptation of Slaughterhouse-Five. many have been waiting a long, long time for it!
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