Italy’s Piedmont region is a country for old men, to judge from the new documentary The Truffle Hunters . In the Oscar shortlisted film, a colorful group of aged characters, most in their 80s, traverse the hilly countryside often in the middle of the night, accompanied by their trusty canine companions. Man and dog, uomo e cane , scour the landscape for something buried in the soil—something that used to be more plentiful but now has become increasingly rare: the elusive truffle. For the uninitiated, a truffle is an edible fungus “of the genus tuber,” a gustatory delight that rivals gold in market value. “The scent of it, it is really magical. It is intoxicating,” says Gregory Kershaw , who alongside Michael Dweck directed The Truffle Hunters . “There’s an auction that we filmed, a truffle that’s like a kilogram sold for $100,000. This is something that if you don’t eat it in three days, it’s gone. It’s no longer good. It’s really astonishing.” Related … [Read more...] about Dedicated Men, “Incredibly Intelligent” Dogs Pursue Prized Delicacy In Oscar-Shortlisted ‘The Truffle Hunters’
Keanu Reeves has reportedly been offered the starring role in Sony's upcoming Kraven the Hunter standalone movie. This could be a huge gain for Sony's Spider-Verse, but Reeves' name has been attached to Marvel projects in the past. Most recently, it was heavily rumored that the Bill & Ted Face the Music actor was going to star in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Disney+ Moon Knight series. It was later announced that Oscar Isaac will be taking on the role. According to a new report, Sony and Keanu Reeves have been negotiating over Kraven the Hunter. Sources say that the studio has offered the title role to the actor and are waiting to hear back. Kraven is a classic Spider-Man villain and his involvement in the Spider-Verse is imminent. However, it is unclear who will be taking on the role to go up against Tom Holland's Peter Parker when the time comes. Adding confusion is the current production of Spider-Man 3, which appears to be throwing in just about every character from past … [Read more...] about Keanu Reeves Wanted as Kraven the Hunter in Spider-Man Spinoff Movie?
Following reports that John Wick star and Hollywood good guy Keanu Reeves has been approached to lead Sony's upcoming Kraven the Hunter movie, fans have taken to the internet to declare who they'd really like to see in the role: Karl Urban. Thanks to roles in the likes of Amazon's The Boys and Dredd , Urban has proven time and again that he can do the whole 'gruff anti-hero' schtick in his sleep, making him the perfect choice for Kraven in the eyes of many. Of course, this is in no way a slight on Keanu Reeves , something which many Kraven the Hunter fans have been quick to point out, but honestly aren't there lots of other Marvel roles that Reeves would be better suited for? RELATED: Keanu Reeves Wanted as Kraven the Hunter in Spider-Man Spinoff Movie? "Isn't Keanu too nice to be Kraven?" wondered one fan, with another stating "Love Keanu but Karl Urban would be spot on as Kraven." another argues that Reeves is not hammy enough to really do the … [Read more...] about Kraven the Hunter Fans Want Karl Urban More Than Keanu Reeves for Spider-Man Spinoff
Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Oscar-winning actress Holly Hunter , Callan Mulvey of 300: Rise of an Empire , and Tao Okamoto of The Wolverine have joined the cast of the upcoming Zack Snyder untitled Superman/Batman film . The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll , President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. All three actors will play characters newly created for the film. RELATED: The Batman Will Crossover with HBO Max's Gotham P.D. Series Director Zack Snyder had this to say in a statement. " Holly has always been one of my favorite actresses; she has immense talent and is always captivating on screen. I had an opportunity to meet her a while back and knew instantly that I had to work with her, so as we began writing the script I made sure to create a role specifically for her. I just had the good fortune to … [Read more...] about Holly Hunter and Callan Mulvey Join Batman Vs. Superman
Lucasfilm and Zynga have teamed up for a new competitive free-to-play online third-person shooter video game, which will be coming to Switch in 2021. This news comes shortly after Lucasfilm announced LucasFilm Games as the new home of Star Wars games. Lucasfilm made the officially announcement about Star Wars Hunters on the official Star Wars website. "If you've ever dreamed of competing in a galactic arena, the roar of the cheering crowd in your ears, a new Star Wars game promises to capture that spirit with all-new characters and Star Wars-inspired locations." RELATED: Gina Carano Found Out She Was Fired from The Mandalorian on Social Media with the Rest of Us The big news was announced today during Nintendo Direct . Star Wars Hunters is described as a "competitive arena combat game coming to the Nintendo Switch system in 2021." Star Wars: Hunters will bring players together to engage in thrilling, team-based, multiplayer battles featuring a diverse array … [Read more...] about Star Wars Hunters Game Trailer Reveals Free Online Shooter Coming to Nintendo Switch