The title, exclusively for PS3, could join a growing list of video games currently being adapted for the cinema. The adaptation has yet to be officially announced, but Sony has registered two domain names that suggest it is considering adapting its exclusive PlayStation 3 game "The Last of Us." At any rate, the Japanese corporation has secured the domain names TheLastOfUs-Movie.com and TheLastOfUsMovie.net, although this could simply be an investment to protect its movie rights to the game in case it decides to pursue an adaptation in the future. But since Sony launched the game last June, the registration of the domain names comes a little too late to represent a precautionary measure. If Sony decides to develop a film based on "The Last of Us," the game will join a host of other games on the road to the silver screen.
Universal is likely to delay the next feature in the racing movie franchise, initially expected to arrive in theaters in July 2014, following the death of one of its stars, Paul Walker. Walker died in a car accident over the weekend. The 40-year-old actor, who played Brian O'Connor in the "Fast & Furious" series, was shooting the seventh film in the series, slated for release next summer. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal met with director James Wan on Sunday, when the cast and crew had planned to resume filming after the Thanksgiving holiday.
Singer Beyonce was named the most-searched person in 2013 on Bing, the online search engine said on Monday, edging out 2012's list-topper reality television star Kim Kardashian, who came in second. Beyonce, 32, topped the list in a year where she made a carefully choreographed return to the musical spotlight after taking time out to give birth to her first child, daughter Blue Ivy, with rapper husband Jay Z. The singer performed at President Barack Obama's inauguration in January, at the Super Bowl in February and kicked off a worldwide tour, The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, in April. Kardashian, 33, dropped to second place after a big year where she gave birth to daughter North West, and got engaged to rapper Kanye West, the father of her child.
(Reuters) - Speed played a role in the one-car crash that killed "The Fast and the Furious" actor Paul Walker in Southern California on Saturday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Walker, 40, was a passenger in the red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT that crashed into a utility pole and burst into flames in the city of Santa Clarita on Saturday afternoon. "Speed was a factor in the solo vehicle collision," the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. Deputy Mark Pope said the accident was under investigation and he did not know how fast the car was going.
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" continued to light up the box office through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, collecting $110.2 million over five days to surpass a hefty opening for Disney's new animated film "Frozen," and bringing its 10-day total to nearly $300 million. "Catching Fire" and "Frozen" both beat the Thanksgiving box office record of $82.4 million set by "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" in 2001. Disney's action film "Thor: The Dark World," based on the character from its Marvel comic book unit, was third with $15.5 million in ticket sales, according to box office data compiled by Rentrak. "Frozen," inspired by "The Snow Queen" fairytale, features the voice of Kristen Bell in the story of a Scandinavian princess intent on finding her sister, the Queen, who has the power to freeze anything with a touch and accidentally sets off a long winter that is destroying their kingdom.