Sony's long-in-gestation adaptation of the smash hit video game series Uncharted has apparently gone under a major reworking. It's now a prequel series set before the events of the games, and its hero Nathan Drake will be a youngster played by Spider-Man himself.
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The big superhero news of the day is that Tom Hardy will play Venom. To announce the news, Sony tweeted that the film would be part of "Sony's Marvel Universe" but that sounds weird. Maybe even a little sad. Guys, we need to help them come up with a better name.
Hollywood has been trying to channel the power of Grayskull for years now. Several filmmakers have attempted to bring He-Man and the Masters of the Universe back to the big screen, but nothing has stuck. Now, the latest incarnation has prolific superhero movie screenwriter David S. Goyer on board and a 2019 release date.
So. You need a new camera, right? Your old one is looking a bit... old. So you need a new camera. And that camera should be Sony's brand new a9, a $6999 mirrorless full-frame monster that can shoot 20 frames per second without blacking out your view — your view, by the way, is through a brand new ultra-bright and high-res OLED electronic viewfinder. In-body image stabilisation, full-frame 4K video capture, a shutter speed of up to 1/32,000sec — this is the camera to end all cameras.
For a few years now, Sony's been the most innovative name in the camera game, besting incumbents like Nikon and Canon in several categories with awesome point-and-shoots, like the RX100 line, and the truly game-changing A7 full-frame mirrorless line. Far from just an innovator, there are signs the company's efforts are finding an audience: A few days ago Sony claimed to have overtaken Nikon as the second best-selling producer of full-frame cameras, the big expensive cameras preferred by anyone who makes their living shooting pictures. But Canon, with its super fast 1D series of full frame cameras, is still king when it comes to big, badarse professional cameras used for shooting sports and NatGeo covers. Well, until now — Sony's new A9 has all the trappings of a dethroner.
Is the long, weird saga of Wheel of Time's journey to television is seemingly over? After that bizarro pilot that lead to legal troubles and the final but very vague announcement the legendary fantasy series would come to TV properly after all, we now know it will be Sony who will be responsible for bringing Robert Jordan's world to life.
According to Collider, Sony's suddenly fast-tracked Venom movie is also currently slated to be a R-rated film. That's an interesting plan.
When Civil War chose to lay the groundwork for Spider-Man's costume at the feet of Tony Stark rather than Peter Parker, we all knew it meant there was going to be some techy-upgrades to the classic Spidey Lycra. But new footage from Homecoming gives Peter a new trick up his... well, not-sleeve that's straight out of the Iron Man playbook.
Sony has a thing for massive, massively powerful phones. Its 5.5-inch Xperia XZ Premium has a brand new chipset under the hood, just like Samsung's Galaxy S8, and that means it's one of the first phones capable at downloading at 1000Mbps over 4G.
Sony makes really, really good cameras. The company's professional series cameras are currently coveted by even grumpy old pros reluctant to upgrade, and its camera sensors are found not just in Sony products, but in many competitors, too. So it's no surprise that for years the company has made a big show of playing up the cameras in its smartphones. The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is no exception.
The new Sony Xperia Touch is very cool. You watch this tiny 720p laser projector in action, and even when it bugs out and doesn't immediately respond to your every fat fingered press it's still so neat you're almost inclined to not care. But I have no idea who is going to buy this €1600 device. That's nearly $2300 at current exchange rates... for an Android laser projector.