Friday Foreword

Hello my fellow readers, I am still in a festive mood over a particular family member graduating from college, I might actually be typing right now with a slightly intoxicated persona. Today I would be talking about a planned sequel for an upcoming Marvel sequel, a possible movie adaptation for a particular professional kinetic thief , and a new trailer for a beloved game franchise adapted to the big screen, featuring everyone’s favorite thieving raccoon. In light of the petition to deport Justin Bieber, let’s get it on.


In anticipation of the upcoming sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger, word has gotten out that a third movie has already been planned. This decision was made after the Marvel executives saw the test screenings which was greeted with a positive feedback. Anthony and Joe Russo are set to return to direct the third installment. These means two things to me, namely first is that Marvel is pretty confident with the second movie and it also proves that Marvel is well into phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens on the 4th of April. What are your thoughts?

“Dude all I said was that you are not going to be in the third movie”

With the recent release of the character posters for the upcoming X-Men movie, another piece of news seems to have sprouted, it was reported that Lauren Donnen, one of the producers on the forthcoming X-Men:Days of Future Past stated that she would be interested in making a movie adaptation of the pilfering energy pirate called Gambit, a superhero capable of creating and manipulating pure energy at will. Lauren also mentioned that she would be interested in casting Channing Tatum in the leading role. I personally would not mind seeing Taylor Kitsch reprise his role as the character from X-Men Origins: Wolverine, as I thought he played the part well despite the turnout of the movie itself. What are your thoughts? Who do you think should play the role?

“There might be some strip scenes, I promise”

In the hail of movie trailers that surged this week, a particular one stood out to me, and that was because it triggered a spew of nostalgia from my childhood days. I’m talking about Sly Cooper, the infamous thieving raccoon and his trusty sidekicks, Bentley and Murray. The trailer featured the trio on a mission to get some food for Murray’s insatiable tummy. The movie is set to arrive in the first quarter of 2016. Kevin Munroe(The Ant Bully) is set to direct, I cannot wait to see and hear more on the development of this movie. This would be the second video game to movie adaptation from the studio that created the game following the upcoming Ratchet and Clank movie adaptation in 2015. Now I hope they can make Crash Bandicoot next. What are your thoughts? What nostalgic video game would you like to see in the movie theatres? For more movie news, stay tuned to hybridzone. Till next time. Szia.

Monday Moorings

Hello my fellow viewers, hope you all had a wonderful weekend, the snow keeps pouring and I keep staying at home more often nowadays, today I would be talking about an upcoming western comedy from the man behind America’s second favorite animated family, a mildly displeasing news for Marvel fans and a new franchise heavy video game with a touch of familiarity. In light of having the top nation’s armies replaced by robots in the next fifteen years. Let’s get it on.


Recent photos of Seth Mcfarlene’s upcoming western comedy were recently released, the movie titled A Million Ways to Die in the West, a title so long that it takes the time needed to watch a vine video, to read it out. The movie stars Seth McFarlene in the lead role as a sheep farmer who loses his wife played by Amanda Seyfried to another man due to backing out of a duel. He then meets another lady played by Charlize Theron, regains his courage and realizes his true potential when the Lady’s spouse played by Liam Neeson, demands payback. The movie also stars other actors like Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman, Neil Patrick Harris and many more. It would be great to see how versatile Seth is, and I truly hope the movie doesn’t become a mockery of itself(*cough*TheWildWildWest). What are your thoughts?

“No, you cannot reprise your role from Aeon Flux”

This is a bit of a spoiler to some people, you have been warned. Comic book god, Stan Lee is known for his awesome cameos, and at the age of 91, he still looks like he packs a lot of vigor. Unfortunately, Stan Lee recently stated during an interview that he would not be making any cameos in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, he went on to stress that because he did not create the characters therefore he has no right to make a cameo. This ideally makes sense, but then again its F&!KING Stan Lee, the epitome of Marvel. I do respect his notion, but I would still like to see him in the movie. What are your thoughts?

“I can make a cameo in your dreams”

Okay this is not really a movie news, but it was something that peaked my interest nevertheless because the source material is movie related, an 8 minute video was recently released for an upcoming video game titled Middle-Earth:Shadow of Mordor, which as we all know is connected to the Lord of the Rings books. In the pre-alpha gameplay footage, a couple of the game elements were explained from the stealth to combat to something called the nemesis system. Many people took to the comment section and started blasting the game for “stealing” from the Assassin’s Creed and Batman Arkham franchise. I do agree that some elements of the game were borrowed from the aforementioned games, but isn’t that what is called inspiration. Uncharted was inspired by the Tomb Raider franchise and yet it turned out great, Crash Bandicoot and Sonic the Hedgehog were inspired by the Mario franchise and they both eventually stood out. What I am trying to say is that people should give the game a chance first and see if it utilizes what it has learned correctly.I am personally stoked for the game because it looks really fleshed out and entertaining. What are your thoughts? Don’t forget to subscribe for more movie related news. Till next time. Szia.

Back Story: Phantom Labourer(concluded)

Hello again my fellow readers, so snow just started falling about two days ago in my area, after all the confetti we received through out December and early January, the Almighty decided to blow out a ton of winter cocaine on us finally. Today I would be concluding my back story on the Phantom Labourer. Stay tuned for my Monday Mooring post later today, in light of a Scottish river overflowing with whiskey and inadvertedly fulfilling Willie Nelson’s dream, let’s get it on.

A person cannot become a phantom deliberately, even if they plan on rescuing someone who is in danger, which is the reason why paramedics and firefighters are not necessary phantoms. One only becomes a phantom by saving someone randomly and spontaneously. A phantom cannot predict his or her own death, unless another phantom sees it. Every phantom has a trigger, which is the person that the phantom rescued in order to trigger his or her ability. The phantom’s trigger is a very crucial person to the phantom because triggers can be used as baits to lure a phantom, making them the Archilles heel to phantoms. A phantom can always perceive where his or her trigger is, by placing a “death shawl” on their triggers which serve as notifications for the phantom whenever the trigger is in trouble. If a phantoms trigger is killed, particularly due to the phantom’s laziness or lethargy, it can cause extreme dementia and insanity to the phantom. Another peculiar weakness that phantoms have is proximity to extreme heat. Phantoms are unable to see visions clearly when they are placed near extreme heat. Tartarians are known to carry around pyrolignums which taser-like rods that they use to stun or subdue phantoms. Although robbed off their visions when next to extreme temperature, phantoms can still use their secondary powers. The life of a phantom is no easy task, as they are constantly being pursued or hunted, but over the years, they have have helped balance the mortality rate and they still do till today. The next time someone saves you from imminent danger, be sure to show your appreciation, you never know it could be a phantom just doing his or her job. Watch out for one near you.

The End.

This concludes my back story of Phantom Labourer, be sure to like and share for more back stories on my other characters. You can check my catalogue for the first chapter on Helix: The Ruby Sabre which was my first novel and many others like Code Red and Spectre High. Till next time. Szia.

Friday Foreword

Hello out there my fellow readers, I know that it has been a while, but I am back with more scintillating movie news. Today I would be talking about the addition of a director to a particular historical backtracking video game, a third movie to a career defining dialogue driven movie, and a new sci-fi movie featuring a certain bad ass bald action hero cop that we all know and love(until recently). In light of Google Glass movie piracy, Let’s get it on.


Having the ability to relive one’s ancestors past seems fun and all in the virtual world, but it seems that news on the big screen adaptation of the popular historic sandbox adventure video game series, Assassin’s Creed is underway, Swedish director Daniel Espinosa(Safe House) has been in talks to direct the film. We already know that Micheal Fassbender is set to co-produce and star in the movie. As a diehard fan of the video game series, one can only hope that this is the movie to kick start a plethora of video game to movie adaptations. What are your thoughts?

“If you mess this up Fassbender, I’m going to hunt your ancestors”

Everyone’s favorite frenemies are back, that’s right, Dante Hicks and Randy Graves are going to take over convenient stores worldwide soon, okay just in case you are lost I am talking about a third act in the Clerks series. Kevin Smith, the visionary behind the franchise had stated earlier last year that he had been working on a script for this movie. Brian O’Halloran and Jeff Anderson are set to return for the movie, and it is also going to feature Rosario Dawson reprising her role as Dante’s girlfriend. I cannot wait for this movie, as this franchise is a classic to me. Are you excited for a Clerks 3? What are your thoughts?

“I hope my shop doesn’t burn down again”

One of Hollywood’s coolest cops, known for his witty charm, amazing one-liners and golden bald head is set to appear in an upcoming sci-fi. Bruce Willis is set to star in Vice, a dark sci-fi action movie in which Bruce plays the owner of a resort, where the staff are humanoid synthetics that are used by guests to live out their dark fantasies and then have their memories wiped, but one particular android recovers its memories and sets out on a trail of vengeance. I find the plot to be highly intriguing as it gives off that Total Recall/Blade Runner meets Hostel vibe. I am a sucker for sci-fi and I believe that Willis has a stronger suit in sci-fi movies i.e. Looper. I am looking forward to this movie. What are your thoughts? That’s all I have for today, be sure to check out my Phantom Labourer back story, I would soon be uploading excerpts from my next novel titled The Knightmare Chronicles, which is a sci-fi noir set in a fictional universe where humans and aliens interact on a daily basis. Till next time. Szia.

“I should probably play Tubbs in this film”






Wednesday Watchout

Hello my fellow readers, I know it could still be a busy season for many astute students, but since I am done with my exams, I have decided to seize this opportunity to post more frequent movie news. Today, I would be talking about an upcoming western movie from one of Hollywood’s finest and most controversial directors, the delay of a highly anticipated superhero movie sequel and the rumors of a veteran actor playing the role of a certain bald and egotistic villain. In light of the Jamaican bob-sledging team making the winter Olympics, let’s get it on.


There were rumors that renowned director Quentin Tarantino was planning on directing another western aptly titled, The Hateful Eight( a possible reference to The Magnificent Seven). Quentin himself approved of this tit-bit himself. He had stated that it would not be a sequel to Django Unchained, and he also indicated that he had written a part specifically for Christoph Waltz( Django Unchained). Unfortunately as of this month in 2014, Tarantino has cancelled the film due to a leaked script that went online, this is heartbreaking, because I was looking forward to this movie, but we never know whether Tarantino might change his mind or not. What are your thoughts?

“Quentin ain’t making any other western hero, after me ok?”

This was a huge announcement that sent various fanboys into an epic state of spasm, everyone has been anticipating a live action treatment for the two iconic heroes. As of summer last year, after Zack Snyder, the director of Man of Steel stated that the sequel would be out by the summer of 2015. but recent news seems to state the contrary, as the project as been allegedly pushed to the summer of 2016 with a quote “time to realize fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story”. This saddens me extremely as I was looking forward to binge watching all the huge blockbusters that are coming out in 2015. Chris Terrio, an Academy Award winning writer who is known for his work on Argo, has been sought after to rewrite the script. I personally think that it was a bit overambitious for the studio to announce the release date last year when they had not even developed a script yet and had not set a straight vision on what they want for the movie. Other rumors theorize that the reason for the delay is so that the studio can shoot both the Man of Steel sequel and the Justice League movie back to back. Whatever other news evolves I would keep you all posted. What are your thoughts?

“Telling the whole world that Man of Steel 2 is coming very soon would be a good troll”

Another delicious rumor circulating the atmosphere is the news that Joaquin Phoenix has been cast as Lex Luthor for the upcoming Man of Steel 2. Although I do not have confirmed sources, it was reported that he was in talks to play a villainous role in the movie. Phoenix, who is currently known for his fantastic performance in Her, has not confirmed any of these rumors. Which villains do you want to see in the Man of Steel sequel? Be sure to leave a comment below and don’t forget to like and subscribe for more movie news. Till next time. Szia.

“I could probably shave my head, dump this OS, and become a villain, just a thought”

Back Story: Phantom Labourer(continued)

Hello out there my fellow readers, it has been a while since I uploaded any content, but while I was busy battling an entity known as boredom and focusing on my upcoming books, I have found time to continue uploading more back story from my upcoming novel, Phantom Labourer. If you missed my previous posts, you can check them out in my most recent uploads. Let’s get it on.

The Tartarians are a group of over zealous extremists who seek out and hunt down phantoms, because they believe tha phantoms are a scourge to the earth, abominations that need to be destroyed. Tartarians are known for setting death traps which can be used to lure any nearby phantom to a scene, and since a phantom cannot foresee his or her own death, this makes them vulnerable to Tartarians. They are currently led by a ruthless leader named Mordecai LeMort, who was preceded by his merciless father, Obadiah LeMort. The Tartarians have existed since the popularity of phantoms started swirling around. Obadiah was the forerunner of the Cleansing(the darkest days in phantom history), he was primarily involved with the plans in the murder of two-thirds of phantom labourers worldwide, which plunged the surviving phantoms at that time into hiding. Today, the Tartarians work with corrupt organisations who sought out to carry out assassinations. Tartarians have also been known to work closely with Thanathorns(rouge phantoms). One would assume that a person with abilities as a phantom would like to become a hero. But there are some phantoms after realising and activating their powers decide to use it for personal gains.

Thanathorns are rouge phantom labourers who have decided to use their abilities for personal and monetary gains. A phantom can gradually evolve into a Thanathorn unknowingly if he or she intentionally ignores his or her premonitions, as it darkens the phantom’s conscience. Whenever they get a premonition of a high profile individual, they sell their knowledge to the highest bidder and because they are also phantoms, they possess secondary abilities as well. Various phantoms and thanathorns have clashed over time, which often led to violent results. They have also been known to work for Tartarians, acting as privateers for them. Enriquez Vasquez Da Kidd was a famed Thanathorn, a half Hispanic, half Scottish rouge phantom, who was infamous for his persecution of phantoms and his involvement in various government conspiracies. Enriquez also had the ability of teleportation which made it difficult for phantoms to predict his movement. Enriquez was also fond of kidnapping innocent people and using them as human shields. He also made the Thanathorns so popular that various crime syndicates, most notably was the Irish mob known as The Rick O’Sheas, hired them for their evil deeds. But due to Enriquez’s aggressive methods, which also included the murder of a spoilt child of the Rick O’Sheas’ crime boss, this led to the infamous Siege of Bliss, in which Enriquez and his crew were pursued and killed by the O’Sheas. The Thanathorns eventually laid low for a while. Thanathorns were also known to settle disputes by engaging in a fight to the death. Whenever a certain Thanathorn was displeased with his current magister mortis( the name given to the head of a squad of Thanathorns), he could call out his leader and challenge him to a fight to the death. Lionel Kevorkian was the most recent magister mortis ever recorded, he was also known as the Mano de la Muerte. He possesses the ability to create and manipulate electricity. Unlike Enriquez, Lionel was a more calculated and strategic Thanathorn. He persecuted various phantoms and is one of the wealthiest Thanathorns ever. He is still living today, but his current whereabouts are unknown. Other Thanathorns have tried to emulate his reputation.

To Be Concluded.

Friday Foreword

Hello out there my fellow readers, wherever you may be, either hibernating in North America due to the polar vortex, or anticipating the snow in Europe or sheltering yourself from the rain in Africa. Today I would be uploading some movie news( I know it is not as frequent as often). I would continue to post more back story for the Phantom Labourer soon. Today, I would be talking about the addition of a Hollywood legend to an upcoming Marvel superhero movie, a potential TV show that would be set in Bruce Wayne’s hometown and a possible reboot to everyone’s favorite bald tattoo headed assassin. Let’s get it on.


It was recently brought to attention that two time Academy Award winner known especially for his role as Gordon Gecko in Wall Street, Micheal Douglas would be starring in the upcoming Ant-Man movie that is set to hit theaters in 2015. He has been announced to play the role of Hank Pym, the original Ant-Man, a role previously assumed to be played by Paul Rudd. Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios confirmed this news. It has also been reported that Paul Rudd would be playing Scott Lang, the second Ant-Man in the movie. It seems that Hank Pym would be retired in this rendition, before Scott Lang steals the Ant-Man suit from him. I am ecstatic to see another Academy Award status actor taking up another role in an upcoming Marvel movie. What are your thoughts?

“Greed comes in different sizes”

In other news, word came out about the production of a Gotham TV show(yes the Gotham in the Batman franchise, and not the real one). It is said to focus on the early life of Commissioner James Gordon when he was still in the Gotham City Police Force. As this takes place in the premature years of Gotham city, Bruce Wayne is still going to be in his adolescent years. The show is said to have a gritty and procedural tone, and it would tell the origins of famed villains like The Penguin, Catwoman, The Riddler and many more. I am personally interested in this project because the city of Gotham is so rich with characters and story material, if you want to understand what I mean, get your hands on the Batman Arkham City videogame. Donal Logue was rumored to portray Jame Gordon in the show, but Donal himself has long denied it. I look forward to this show and I hope it has a similar tone to the famous HBO crime drama The Wire. What are your thoughts?

“Gotham ain’t got shit on me”

As of the 5th of February, it was reported that a reboot for the famous bald assassin of unprecedented notoriety has been planned. The movie was set to star the late Paul Walker, but due to his demise, another actor has been rumored to replace him, namely Rupert Friend, who is best known for his role as Peter Quinn on the Homeland series. Shooting was supposed to have taken place in the summer of 2013. The screenplay was written by Skip Woods(Hitman, A-Team). What are your thoughts? Are you anticipating another Hitman movie? That’s all for today, please do not forget to like and subscribe for more movie related news. Till next time. Szia.

“I do really miss my Afro”

Back Story: Phantom Labourer(continued)

Hello out there my fellow viewers, how are you all doing, as the school season draws nearer, you would be seeing less frequent posts from me, and I want to wish you all writing exams now a large dose of luck(not that you really need it). Today, I would be continuing the story of the Phantom Labourers. You can visit my previous posts for the back stories that you may have missed. Let’s get it on.

The concept of Phantom Labouring is closely related to death, so the primary and only way to becoming a phantom labourer is by rescuing someone from imminent danger at the last second, once the apparent victim is saved, the ability is triggered in the saviour, who would later experience strange nightmares and illusions pertaining to death, followed by precise premonitions. Some phantoms never truly understand their visions, and therefore never unlock their latent ability. Once a person becomes a phantom and has realised it, he activates his second power that is related to how the phantom saved his trigger(which is the person that was saved from the impending danger). For example, if a person rescues an individual from a collapsing flaming column from a burning building, the phantom is likely to possess the ability of pyrokinesis. Various other phantoms have powers like cryokinesis, flight, telekinesis, intangibility, super strength and more. Diana Fowler was rumoured to be able to squeeze through tight spots through the ability of body size manipulation, which was probably the reason why she was able to jump off the train. Unfortunately, during the dark days of the Cleansing, which was a period when dozens of phantoms were being hunted down by Tartarians(a group of religious zealots who believe that phantoms are an abomination and no one should interfere with the order of nature). But not all phantom labourers use their powers for good. There are rouge phantoms called Thanathorns, who use their ability to ensure the demise of their targets and use it for monetary gains. Next time I will delve deeper into the origins of the Tartarians and Thanathorns. Till next time. Szia.

Back Story: Phantom Labourer(continued)

Hello once again my fellow readers, I hope you all are having a great Sunday, I just finished cooking one of the most exhausting meals ever, but now I am done and ready to blog. Today I would be continuing the back story of the world of phantom labouring. If you missed my last post, you can visit it in my last upload as this is a continuation of the story. Let’s get it on.

After the events that occurred on Tobias’ farm, phantom labourers were still not taken serious, but this was about to change as in the dawn of the 20th century, Diana Fowler, a young woman who also happened to be a phantom was on a train travelling across countries when she had a premonition of the train derailing and killing everyone on board, she voiced her concerns, but most people thought she was just paranoid and nervous. Diana kept on seeing the visions periodically, she eventually got out of her seat to warn the train driver but she was restrained, she kept on seeing the vision and it got clearer and clearer as she noticed that the derailment was going to occur underneath a yellow bridge. The train continued on its journey until Diana noticed the upcoming yellow bridge from her vision, without warning she pushed her way towards the small windows at the side of the train and without hesitation, she leapt through the tiny gap and landed outside the train on the hot desert ground. She sustained minor injuries, but her injuries were highly infinitesimal compared to the horror that befell the train as it reached beneath the yellow bridge, the steel tyres came loose and the train careened to the side as it swooshed across the desert ground unto a rocky hillside, a spontaneous combustion occurred that incinerated every single soul on board. Diana’s story was well known and many people started believing in phantom labouring, Diana went on to predict three more fatal disasters, and was able to successfully prevent two out of the three from occurring. Diana went to live her life to a ripe old age and passed on. There were several other cases of phantom labouring that were reported that changed history.

A particular case of phantom labouring that could have changed history was in the case of the assassination of President J.F. Kennedy In 1963, a phantom foresaw his assassination, down to every single detail from the type of gun used, the number of shots fired and the location of the shooter. The phantom was named Harvey Bernstein, he lived a couple of blocks away from the Dealey plaza. He aired his concerns on various news outlets, but no one believed him, to the extent that he was jailed for murderous intentions. After the assassination of JFK, Harvey became a prime suspect until he was proven innocent. This led other phantoms around the world to gather together and they formed a coalition that sought out to save thousands of people around the world from premature deaths. The coalition was called O. P. U. D. (Order for the Prevention of Untimely Demise). They operated discreetly and swiftly, swooping in to save people for various domestic and aggressive incidents and attacks before disappearing without even accepting gratitude, they helped foil hundreds of assassination attempts. Major corporations hired phantom labourers whenever the CEO or head of the company was going for a major event or interview. Eventually it became known to many regular people on how various phantoms got their abilities. Next time I would talk on the procedures to becoming a phantom labourer and the various foes that an average phantom has. Till next time. Szia.

To Be Continued.

Back Story: Phantom Labourer

This is a new segment that I have decided to add to my blogosphere, I would not be able to upload movie news as frequent as before due to a lack of a laptop at the moment, but this would give me time to upload some backstory on some of my upcoming novels. Today, I would be uploading a backstory of an upcoming supernatural action novel titled Phantom Labourer, it is a story of people with the ability to see premonitions of people in certain danger around them, and task themselves with saving as many people as possible. Their involvement in preventing certain deaths eventually caught the interest of several corporations whose assassination plans have been foiled on several occasions by the phantom labourers. This prompted the phantom labourers also called phantoms for short, to be high priority targets for several huge enterprises. The main character is a young phantom by the name Marc Fraiser who becomes involved in a huge quagmire of conspiracy that sets him up for an untold adventure. I would begin today’s post by uploading the origins of phantom labouring. If you like the series and would like to read more, please like and leave a comment below. Let’s get it on.

Phantom labouring is the ability bestowed upon a few people which gives them the power to predict and see death premonitions of people around them, which can enable them to prevent the event from occurring, the stronger the phantom, the wider the range of people he or she can perceive. The true origins have never been unveiled, many believe that aliens must have made contacts with man and given us the power, some others believe that it is a gift from the supernatural realm, while others believe that it could be the effect of scientific experiments gone wrong. Whatever the truth is, we will never know.

Phantom labouring has dated back as far as the early 19th century, a young man by the name of Tobias Freeman once had a premonition of a cattle stampede caused by a thunderclap from his farm ranch that caused the death of a couple of passerbys, he was so worried of the vision because he kept on seeing it repeatedly for two days. He told several people of his vision, but no one believed him. Eventually, on a rainy day, a thunderstorm occurred and the roar of thunder scared Tobias’ cattle that they burst through his fence and ran down a couple of passerbys just like he had predicted. After the event, people still did not believe Tobias, everyone merely assumed that it was a a coincidence. The story of Tobias was known everywhere and several other people experienced premonitions that eventually came to fruition, no one was really taken serious. But all that was soon going to change, as an eventful train ride soon grasps the attention of the world and changed the world of phantom labouring forever.

To Be Continued.