Who Needs E3 When You’ve Got SUMMER GAME FEST 2020?


Geoff Keighley, of Geoff Keighley’s The Game Awards fame, has unveiled the Summer Game Fest, a four-month-long “all-digital consumer celebration” of video games featuring “breaking news, in-game events, and free playable content” from the likes of CD Projekt Red, Sony, Microsoft, Riot Games, Digital Extremes, and Valve.

It’s not entirely clear how the disparate elements making up the inaugural Summer Game Fest will be tied together (although there’s a website, which seems like a good place to keep a watchful eye on), but the event is scheduled to run from May through August this year.

At present, 2K, Activision, Bandai Namco, Bethesda, Blizzard, Bungie, CD Projekt Red, Digital Extremes, EA, Microsoft, Sony, Square Enix, Private Division, Riot Games, Steam, and Warner Bros. are confirmed to be involved, and the official announcement says additional publishers will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Sounds like just the replacement that E3 needs. Shame that I don’t see a Nintendo on that list…

Neon Acquires David Arquette Wrestling Documentary


Super LTD, the boutique division and incubator from Neon, has secured the North American distribution right to You Cannot Kill David Arquette, the SXSW-selected documentary that details the journey through Arquette’s life and wrestling.

David Darg and Price James directed the doc, which was filmed over a three-year period. Following his infamous championship run as part of a marketing stunt for the film Ready to Rumble, Arquette is widely known as the most hated man in pro-wrestling worldwide. Nearly 20 years after he “won” the initial title, through ups and downs in his career, with his family, and with his struggles with addiction, Arquette seeks redemption by returning to the ring for real this time.

I saw a trailer for this earlier this year, which appears to have been removed from the web, but I can say that the trailer made this doc look like a must watch, even if you’re not a wrestling fan like myself. 

Ben Schwartz. Sam Rockwell. A Mystery Comedy. I’m Freaking There.


Searchlight Pictures has acquired an untitled comedy pitch from “Parks and Recreation” and “Sonic the Hedgehog” star Ben Schwartz, and both he and Sam Rockwell are set to star in the film, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Schwartz will write the screenplay for the film based on his pitch. Both he and Rockwell will star and executive produce in the untitled comedy.

Logline details are being kept under wraps.

Headline says it all, gang. Two of my favorite humans in Hollywood working together. How could it go wrong?

First Look at HBO’s Lovecraft Country

Welcome to #LovecraftCountry.

HBO’s new drama series, based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff of the same name, debuts this August. The series follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he joins up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father (Michael Kenneth Williams). This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.

Lovecraft Country is executive produced by Misha Green, who also serves as showrunner, J.J Abrams, Jordan Peele, Bill Carraro, Yann Demange (who also directed Episode 1), Daniel Sackheim (who also directed Episodes 2 and 3) and David Knoller (executive producer on Episode 1); based on the novel by Matt Ruff.

Looks pretty dope to me. I mean, I was in with Peele and Abrams producing, but, yeah.

LEGO To Release New AT-AT Set for 40th Anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

The Brothers Brick:

Revealed by retailer Amazon Japan, we get a first look at The LEGO 75288 AT-AT that comes with the label of the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back. It’s been a while since an AT-AT was released at this scale with LEGO 75054 AT-AT back in 2014. It comes with six minifigures and scheduled to be released on August 1st 2020.

Check more photos at the source link above.

Should retail for roughly $200 when it releases in August.