Missed out on Thursday morning? Here's what was going on:
- More updates on Billie Joe Armstrong's meltdown during the Green Day set at the iHeartRadio music festival: Drummer Tre Cool's ex-wife, who was in attendance, says Armstrong was drinking heavily that day after being sober for a year, which may have contributed to his overreaction to the band's set being cut short by about 20 minutes. Armstrong checked himself into rehab after the incident.
- Master of the Underworld franchise Len Wiseman will direct the reboot of the Mummy series from a script written by Jon Spaihts, who also wrote Ridley Scott's Prometheus frome earlier this year. The reviving of the Mummy franchise is expected to begin hitting theaters in 2014.
- For the fourth time, someone's going to try and make Midway's classic arcade game Spy Hunter into a film, and this time, it's Zombieland's Ruben Fleischer. John Woo, Paul W.S. Anderson, and Chad St. John have previously been attached to the project, but they all dropped out due to various conflicts. Fleischer won't begin production until after his next flick, Gangster Squad, drops in January. The Rock was originally attached to star in the film back in 2004 when Woo was directing, but it's unknown if he's still attached to the project.
- EA is making dreams come true by releasing the entire Mass Effect trilogy as a single box set! All three games in one package will be available for the XBox 360 and PC on November 6th, while the Playstation 3 version will be released at a later, as-of-yet undisclosed, date and time. This is likely due to the fact that this is the first time the first Mass Effect game will be available on the PS3, and it must be converted and ported to the system first.
- We now know the 23 titles that will be available on day one when the Nintendo Wii U launches on November 18th. To name a few: New Super Mario Bros. U, Assassin's Creed III, Batman: Arkham City -- Armored Edition, Ninja Gaiden 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Epic Mickey 2, and more. Only concern? Those are ALL sequels. Let's see some new stuff, Big N!
Finally Friday is almost upon us! Until then...ROCK!
(News credit to 411mania.com and Kotaku.com)