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Watch: Trailer For 'Atari: Game Over' Tells The Incredible True Story Of The Infamous 'E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial' Video Game

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 30, 2014 12:17 PM
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E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Video Game
The story is the stuff of video game legend. In 1982, Atari — the kings of the video game world — rushed out the release of "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" in time for Christmas, based on Steven Spielberg's hit movie released that summer. And it was nothing short of a disaster. Widely cited as one of the worst games ever made, it was developed and approved in five weeks, a process that for any other game would take months, and as you might expect, the finished product was a mess, and it became one of the biggest financial failures in the industry's history. It led to the downfall of Atari, and in 1983, it was reported that the company's unsold consoles and games — including millions of copies of 'E.T.' — were buried in the desert. The tale passed into urban legend, but now it's the basis of the documentary "Atari: Game Over" and the first trailer has arrived.

Guillermo Del Toro Says There Are "Very Crazy Ideas" In The Script For 'Pacific Rim 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 9, 2014 11:05 AM
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While "Pacific Rim" did well, the take of just over $400 million worldwide isn't a slam dunk in today's studio world (which is crazy, we know). And so, that's why Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures haven't yet greenlit a sequel. But don't tell that to Guillermo del Toro. Last fall, he revealed that he and Travis Beacham had started work on the script, and that effort is continuing, although with a different writer teaming with del Toro.

Joss Whedon Reveals He Tossed Out & Rewrote Zak Penn's Original 'Avengers' Script

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2012 3:04 PM
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By any standard -- critical or commercial -- not only is "The Avengers" a megahit, which by the end of this weekend could be looking at $585 million worldwide, it's also considered by many to be the best Marvel movie to date. And when the dust clears and the money is counted, Marvel and the fans will have one person to thank: Joss Whedon. While it seems like a no brainer to give the fanboy favorite Whedon the keys to their biggest movie to date, Marvel was taking a bit of a risk. For Whedon, it was his first venture with an expensive, tentpole movie with a lot riding on it, but not only did Marvel have faith he could pull it off, they let him write the damn thing too. But it could have turned out much differently.

Zak Penn To Write 'The Karate Kid' Sequel & 'The Jetsons' Getting A Rewrite (Not By Kanye West, Unfortunately)

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • February 8, 2012 10:18 AM
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It's time for some script news, and there's a lot of new word on scripts about established properties being lined up. Let's dive right into it.

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