Turning Hollywood Classics Into Slots

Multimillion-dollar Hollywood film companies are constantly on the lookout for fresh revenue streams and potential new markets in which to bring their creations to more viewers. We’re all familiar with seeing our favourite superheroes in the form of action figures, video games and TV shows – but how are the online slots associated with some of the biggest names in film?

Man of Steel

Man of steel is a progressive jackpot video slot, meaning the game’s largest prizes increase with every play from around the world. This particular Superman-themed slot is made by gaming giants Playtech and features the heroes and villains from Clark Kent’s world.

This popular slot offers a series of different features and four different progressive jackpots, which could make it a must for players hunting large jackpots.

Rocky

Just like Man of Steel, the official Rocky online slot is made by Playtech, one of the leading suppliers of online games in the world. Rocky’s best bits lie mostly within its three fun features. In the Knockout Bonus, players are tasked with battling one of the film’s famous villains over ten rounds – with a chance to win up to 30x your stake.

While the Rocky slot is not running with a progressive jackpot, lucky players can win up to 10,000 coins when all five reels land on the wild Rocky Balboa symbol.

RoboCop

This classic film is a 25-payline video slot, which was also created by Playtech. Its five reels are set against the backdrop of 1980s Detroit, with players aiming to hit one of its numerous features. With glitzy and unique graphics and a series of fun features, RoboCop is a first-rate online slot game.

RoboCop makes for a good slot game, as well as a first-rate film. This is a must play for both cyberpunks and 80s fans alike.

Ghostbusters

A new season of Stranger Things has brought with it a wave of love for another classic 80s film: Ghostbusters. Players enjoy the regularity of the payouts of this fun game, which features plenty of the hilarious original cast. This five-reel, 30 line, and bonus heavy slot has an extremely high payout percentage of 95.6%.

Ghostbusters is an extremely low-variance game, suggesting that this could be the perfect game for more risk-averse players. With lots of little wins on the table, plus additional opportunities for much more, Ghostbusters is a laugh-a-minute joyride.

Kong: The Eighth Wonder of the World

This fun slot is known for its quick pace and feature-heavy approach. Kong: The Eighth Wonder of the World is a 20-line, five-reel and its beautiful graphics create a duality of atmospheres, pulsating between 1930s New York and the beautiful green jungle.

Kong has a number of entertaining and intricate features and offers a mixture of nostalgic cityscapes and luscious green jungles make it an art-lover’s dream.

Conclusion

Most of our favourite characters are treated with the love and care they deserve when being transferred to a digital slot. This doesn’t necessarily mean that your favourite slot will feature your favourite movie – but Hollywood is certainly providing something for everyone.

For a much more in depth look at each of these games we suggest you have a look at the mobile slot section on a great site called Mobile Casino Man. They cover all of the slots listed above as well as another 400 or so games to try.

Stuart Gordon talks about turning hit play “Nevermore” into a film with Jeffrey Combs

Stuart Gordon has directed and be behind some of my favorite horror films to date including “Re-Animator”. He teamed up with “Re-Animator” star Jeffrey Combs in 2009 for a stage play called “Nevermore”, which focused on a night with Edgar Allen Poe. The show was only suppose to run for a month but ended up become a huge hit and held over many times and even toured. Gordon and Combs are now trying to get the play turned into a feature film…with the help of YOU! They have started a Kickstarter campaign, which will end on November 1st, 2013. Media Mikes had a chance to chat with Stuart about this campaign and about what we can expect.

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Mike Gencarelli: “Nevermore” opened for a one month run in California in 2009, which ended up being extended four times. What made you decide now to make a feature film version of this stage play?
Stuart Gordon: Jeffrey Combs’ performance as Poe has been called “A landmark performance” by the LA Times, and we have toured the show to great acclaim throughout the US bringing it to audiences from Los Angeles to Poe’s gravesite in Baltimore to New York’s Lincoln Center. Filming it will allow it to reach an even larger audience.

MG: Tell us your decision to turn to crowd funding with Kickstarter for this project?
SG: Kickstarter seems the ideal way to fund this project as historical films can be a hard sell at the studios. Even Spielberg had a difficult time finding financing for LINCOLN.

MG: The stage play worked so well since it was Combs captivating the audience solo; how do you plan to expand the scope of the play?
SG: We will be able to show the characters that are referred to in the play beginning with Poe’s shocked fiance’ Sarah Helen Whitman, as well as his doomed young first wife and actress mother. We will also be able to dramatize THE TELL-TALE HEART, THE RAVEN and many of his other poems.

MG: What fascinates you most about Edgar Allan Poe that you want to tell this story?
SG: Poe’s life is even more tragic and disturbing than his macabre stories. NEVERMORE gives us the opportunity to bring this troubled genius to life, warts and all.

MG: As hard as it is to say, in the case you don’t meet your pledge of $375,000 is there a plan B?
SG: There really is no plan B, which is why it is so important that we reach our goal. And with the help of our friends, old and new, we will.

MG: Besides as an incentive on the Kickstarter, do you play to do a wide release of the stage play on DVD?
SG: We have no plans to release the stage play on DVD.

MG: After the film is funded, what is the timeline to get the film to the fans?
SG: We plan on shooting the film next summer with a release in early 2015.

MG: Speaking of the fans, at the time of this question there are over 400 backers; why do you think the horror fans are so loyal to the genre?
SG: There are no fans more loyal than horror fans. God bless them! The more you scare them, the more they love you.