The Week In Geek… With Precinct1313

Welcome fellow agents of Precinct1313 to another episode of  ‘The Week In Geek’  where we love to share our favourite, Comic Book, Video-Game, and Cult Movie news for your perusal and pleasure. And so once more unto the geek dear agents, once more…

Big Trouble Is Heading To Your Tabletop…

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We are huge fans of director John Carpenter here in the Precinct, which will be obvious to most considering the name of our website is a riff on one of his greatest movies. After Halloween and The Thing our third favourite Carpenter classic is the fantastically funny “Big Trouble In Little China”  the Kurt Russell starring martial arts/comedy combo is an absolute gem of a film, and now you can recreate the quintessential classic at home thanks to a new board game based upon the cult movie.

The game itself is currently still in development, but designers Chris Batarlis and Boris Polonsky have revealed the workings of the game itself and images of the fantastically recreated board and pieces, which look remarkably like their cinematic counterparts.

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The Board Recreates Scenes From The Classic Movie In Fantastic Detail

“It’s a thematic, co-operative, strategy, miniatures adventure game that allows 1-4 players to experience the events they remember from the film as well as create new adventures of their own. The game plays in two acts – Act One uses the front side of the game board: Chinatown, whilst Act Two takes place on the back: Lo Pan’s Lair”

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Intricate Game Pieces Evoke The Original Movie Beautifully

Batgirl Joins DCEU Courtesy Of Joss Whedon…

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That’s right Bat-fans, everyone’s second favourite bat eared, cape wearing vigilante, Batgirl will be starring in her very own movie… directed by Joss Whedon no less! It has been confirmed by entertainment magazine, Variety, that Babs Gordon’s red haired costumed crime-fighter will follow Wonder Woman into the annals of female led Superhero movies… great news indeed, the diversity will surely help balance out the overabundance of male driven comic-book films and pave the way for more classic female heroes and villains (Come on Batwoman!!)

Variety also confirmed that the Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Avengers director is currently in talks with Warner Bros to write and direct the comic-book spin off, which should help the prospective film to gain traction amongst fans and critics alike… exciting news indeed.

Black Lightning Strikes: First Look At Cress Williams In Costume…

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Our first glimpse at actor Cress Williams in the iconic Black Lightning costume was revealed this week, the upcoming CW show is being produced by Greg Berlanti and is currently still in production.

Black Lightning (real name Jefferson Pierce) was created by Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eeden, and made his debut appearance in ‘Black Lightning #1′ in April 1977. Jefferson is one of the first major African-American Superheroes to appear in comics, he has been an on/off member of the Justice League and a regular in the Batman created team ‘The Outsiders’. Jefferson’s power set includes – the generation and manipulation of electricity, flight, and the ability to conjure force fields.

Why Not Join Us Again Next Time Friends, For More ‘Week In Geek’

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About ArcaneHalloween

Fanatical about comics, gaming and horror movies....but then isn't everyone?

Posted on April 1, 2017, in Comics, Comics in film, Comics/television, Movies, Other stuff... and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Joss Whedon doing Batgirl! It doesn’t get better than that.

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  2. I’m so pumped about Joss Whedon doing a Batgirl movie! 😀 And I’m with you and really, really hoping for a Batwoman film one day.

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  3. Haha I had to read the part about a game based on Big Trouble in Little China coming out in the near future. I had totally forgotten about that movie 😉 Will Kurt Russel get royalties from it… I wonder… And go Batgirl go ~ she is on the heels of Wonder Woman in the film world. Great collection of stories for the week!

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    • Thanks Christy 🙂 I love Big Trouble (watched it last night in fact!) Kurt Russell is so great in that movie, he’s one of my favourite actors, and has been making a bit of a comeback in the movies lately. Yay for Batgirl, such an awesome character, and double yay for more female Superheroes… it is certainly long overdue. 🙂

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  4. Big trouble in little China is my husbands all time favorite show lol 😉

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  5. It’s really amazing to see someone writing comics which was once a buddy during childhood for everyone of us. Great going.

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