Robert Kirkmans Invincible is Being Made Into a LiveAction Movie

first_imgStay on target Everyone is familiar with Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead thanks to it being a hit series on AMC. While the zombie-tastic franchise deserves all the praise it gets, it isn’t the only great Kirkman series out there. If you’re like me, you are probably a fan of Invincible. Though arguably better than The Walking Dead (don’t kill me, fanboys!) it has been criminally overlooked by the public at large. Thankfully, this could all change soon.Seth Rogen, Even Goldberg, and Robert Kirkman himself are joining forces to bring us a live-action Invincible movie for Universal Pictures. Rogen and Goldberg will be in charge of writing and directing the superheroic exploits of Mark Grayson, a.k.a Invincible. Kirkman will act as a producer through Skybound Entertainment. The movie is part of Skybound’s first-look deal with Universal.“For nearly a decade I’ve had to endure the ‘what about Invincible?’ question as fans have watched The Walking Dead grow into the multi-media monstrosity it has become over the years,” said Robert Kirkman to The Hollywood Reporter. “The answer was always that we were waiting for the right team to partner with. That team has arrived! The esteemed misters Goldberg and Rogen have proven themselves to be top-notch directors with a keen collective eye for stunning visuals after slumming it by writing hit after juggernaut hit.”He went on to say: “Invincible‘s surprising, edgy, shocking, and often blood-soaked story couldn’t be in more capable hands. With the team of Rogen, Goldberg, and Universal, I’m very confident this will be another superhero movie, in a long line of superhero movies that continues to prove that it’s a viable, thrilling genre that will keep people coming to the cinema for years to come.”In a joint statement, Rogen and Goldberg stated: “No matter how much damage it causes our bodies, minds, and our most intimate relationships with those we love, we will not rest until Invincible is as great a movie as it deserves to be.”While this is exciting news for Invincible fans, the question of how faithful the movie will be to the original source material arises. Invincible certainly has its fair share of fun and light-hearted moments. But more often than not, the stories can get downright brutal (as Kirkman pointed out). If this film is PG-13, there will have to compromise when it comes to on-screen violence. At the same time, Universal could use the success of movies like Deadpool and Logan and go for an R-rating. Let’s hope that is the case because the last thing we need is a watered down adaptation of this beloved franchise.Stay tuned for more news on the Invincible movie as it develops. Polaroid Lab Turns Smartphone Snaps Into Instant PhotosAdobe’s New AI Tool Can Identify Photoshopped Faces last_img read more

PepsiCo Tests SelfDriving Snack Robots at College Campus

first_img Vending machines are so… 2018. At one college campus, students are getting their snacks and beverages delivered via self-driving robot.PepsiCo today rolled out “snackbots” at the University of the Pacific campus in Stockton, Calif.  The robot delivers snacks from Hello Goodness, which PepsiCo created in 2015 to provide “healthier snacks and beverages to consumers on the go.”From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., students can order food and drinks to one of more than 50 locations across the 175-acre campus through the snackbot app.The snackbots deliver snacks such as Smartfood Delight, Baked Lay’s, SunChips, Pure Leaf Tea, bubly, LIFEWTR, and Starbucks Cold Brew.“We’re thrilled to launch our Hello Goodness autonomous delivery snackbots and reimagine college snacking for the future,” Vice President Innovation and Insights of PepsiCo Foodservice Scott Finlow said in a statement.According to Finlow, the University of the Pacific will serve as a test site with three to five snackbots roaming across campus starting today, following several weeks of testing.Students can order food and drinks from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. via the snackbot App, to be delivered to more than 50 designated areas across the campus. (Photo Credit: PepsiCo)The snackbot, created in partnership with Bay Area-based Robby Technologies, is part of PepsiCo’s efforts to expand the Hello Goodness vending platform and concept of “curated convenience” into new formats, locations and experiences to deliver 50,000 touchpoints by the end of the year.The robots have a range of more than 20 miles on a single charge, and are equipped with camera and headlights that allow it to see and navigate carefully in full darkness or rain, as well as all-wheel drive capabilities for handling curbs and steep hills.“We’re thrilled to welcome snackbot to our campus, along with its convenient and nourishing options,” said Matt Camino, Director of e-Commerce at University of the Pacific Stockton.More on Delivery Robot Catches Fire on UC Berkeley CampusThere’s Now a Bacon Vending Machine at Ohio State UniversityPostmates’ Adorable New Robot Will Bring You Deliveries Stay on target Review: ‘Daemon X Machina’ Has Big Robots, Small Fun on Nintendo SwitchThis Robot Is Equal Parts Lawnmower and Snow Blower last_img read more