At CES in Las Vegas, Toyota announced plans to build Woven City. The 175-acre city of the future is set to be located at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan and will be powered completely by hydrogen fuel cells and solar panels. Acting as a living laboratory, the company can test and develop new technology including autonomy, robotics, personal mobility, smart homes, and artificial intelligence in a real-world environment. The metropolis will feature three street types divided between faster vehicles, a mix of lower speed, personal mobility, and pedestrians, and a park-like promenade for pedestrians only while its 2,000 residents will live in sustainable wood homes constructed using traditional Japanese wood joiner. Toyota expects to break ground in early 2021.
Instead of waiting for Tesla's Cybertruck to hit the market and get exported all the way to Russia, the team at Garag54 took a more direct approach: Building their own. Using Elon Musk's futuristic-shaped EV as their inspiration, Garag54 recreated the design on the frame of a concrete-armored UAZ truck.
After reuniting at the Caljam music festival in 2018, the surviving members of Nirvana are back together again. Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic returned to the stage along with touring guitarist Pat Smear to perform at Hollywood Palladium for the Art of Elysium's Heaven Is Rock & Roll Gala fundraiser. During their five-song set, the group performed originals "Lithium," "In Bloom," "Been a Son," and "Heart-Shaped Box" with St. Vincent, Beck, and Grohl's 13-year-old daughter Violet filling in for former frontman Kurt Cobain.
When you put superheroes in a horror film, you get this X-Men spin-off. A group of young mutants just developing their powers are held in a secret facility and instead of saving the world, they'll have to save themselves. Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt, and Alice Braga, The New Mutants is slated for release April 3, 2020.
Robert Downey Jr. has spent over a decade as Tony Stark and his alter ego Iron Man. While he's not completely done with the suit — he'll make an appearance in the upcoming Black Widow film — his days with the MCU are likely limited. His first non-Marvel movie in five years is an ultra-fantasy adaptation of a literary classic. Featuring the voices of Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, Tom Holland, Ralph Fiennes, and Octavia Spencer, Dolittle is slated for release on January 17, 2020.
Starring a cannibalistic witch with a hunger for small children, Brothers Grimm's Hansel and Gretel already had a twisted storyline. Oz Perkins exploits its dark roots to create an even more horrific version of the fairy tale classic. Lead by Sophia Lillis and Sam Leakey, the film is slated for release January 31, 2020.