The Geeky Weekly: July 26 – August 1August 2, 2015
Goodbye July and Hello August! The GCE team celebrated the turn of the months by hosting a 24-hour gaming marathon, which as I currently type out is going on, but will probably be wrapped by the time you read this. The marathon was hosted as a benefit for the charity Free the Children. If you still want to contribute to this awesome cause, contact us through the site or by social media.
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Without further ado, here is this week’s Geeky Weekly.
∴ Hey, guess what?! There’s a new Harry Potter movie coming! I’m seriously not kidding around here. But I might want to give you some more information before you backflip off your roof in excitement. The name of this Harry Potter movie is Troll: The Rise of Harry Potter Jr. So, yes, it is now what you are thinking, a prequel to 80’s cult horror flick Troll. So yeah, we have all been trolled. Patricia Arquette is nailed to the project, which includes a movie and animated TV series. The film will be released in 2017.
∴ BBC America has a special treat; two new original TV shows. The first show is a political thrilled called Undercover, and Peter Moffat is helming it. Undercover will be a six-part series following the story of the first black woman as the highest-ranking public head prosecutor in England. The other series will be Thirteen, a contemporary mystery from the mind of Marnie Dickens. It follows the story of a woman who has been trapped in a cellar for 13 years and aftermath of her escape. Both are slated for release later this year.
∴ Reports surfaced from The Tracking Board this week of a live-action Naruto movie in production at Lionsgate Films. Michael Gracey may be signed to the project as well as Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man producer Avi Arad.
∴ We were duped earlier in the week with reports that Channing Tatum had left the X-Men spin-off Gambit movie. It looks like now Tatum is confirmed for the project. Well now, is he or isn’t he?! Reports say there had been some contract dispute but overall Tatum is still attached. The movie starts filming this fall and will be released the following October.
∴ Actor and pro-wrestler Roddy Piper passed away this week, succumbing to cardiac arrest. The 61-year-old was famous for his illustrious wrestling career and also starring in John Carpenter’s They Live as well as other film and television projects.