Transformers Age of Extinction plot

Here’s hoping you like the next Transformers movie, because there’s going to be a lot more where that came from. Michael Bay reiterated in a recent interview that Transformers: Age of Extinction is intended as the beginning of a new trilogy, though he wouldn’t confirm whether or not he plans to direct the other installments.

To help fans navigate this new Transformers trilogy, Bay also spilled some details on some of the fresh faces we’ll be seeing in the film, and shared a new photo of Dinobot Grimlock. Hit the jump for a new photo and lots of new details.

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Paramount Developing ‘Truman Show’ TV Series

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When The Truman Show was released in 1998 it was hardly the first time we’d seen the concept, in which a man discovers that his entire life is a television show designed to entertain the masses. Similar concepts had been explored in various sci-fi stories, but Peter Weir’s film starring Jim Carrey added a particular spin that made The Truman Show feel whole and very much its own thing. (The location, a Florida town called Seaside, helped. And Seaside still looks like that.)

Now there might be a Truman Show TV series, as Paramount seeks to exploit properties in new media. Read More »

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Poster

We’ve seen the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer, and now the first posters have been release. These are teaser posters at their best, focusing on the colors and weapons that distinguish Leonardo, Donatello, Michaelangelo and Raphael. The film, directed by Jonathan Liebesman, opens August 8. Check out the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles posters below. Read More »

Transformers: Age of Extinction Trailer

Leaked licensing materials suggest Paramount and Hasbro are already planning a fifth Transformers movie.

While nothing is official, it makes perfect sense. Three years have passed between 2011′s Transformers: Dark of the Moon and this year’s Transformers: Age of Extinction. Reviews on the former were pretty brutal, as they have been for most of the films in the franchise, but that hasn’t stopped audiences from showing up. Each film in the series has grossed more than the previous one with the “least” successful of the series, the 2007 original, grossing over $700 million worldwide (Dark of the Moon crossed $1 billion). Which is to say, there’s little chance the June 27 release of the fourth film won’t be a massive hit and a sequel won’t follow.

Now, it seems Transformers 5 is tentatively scheduled for 2017. Read More »

JJ Abrams‘ Bad Robot has signed commercial director Dan Trachtenberg to direct their latest project, Valencia, for Paramount Pictures’ Insurge division. Of course with this being a JJ Abrams project, many of the details are being kept under wraps. Find out what we know about Dan Trachtenberg’s Bad Robot movie project after the jump.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Johnny Knoxville

The actors who play the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in Jonathan Liebesman‘s new film won’t, necessarily, lend the voices to those famous turtles. Case in point, Johnny Knoxville (Jackass) has been added to voice group leader Leonardo and Tony Shalhoub (Monk) will voice master Splinter. During filming, Pete Ploszek and Danny Woodburn played the respective roles in performance capture but, apparently, their deals never guaranteed they’d provide the voices. Read more about the new Ninja Turtles Johnny Knoxville and Tony Shalhoub below.  Read More »

Terminator Genesis Byung-hun Lee

With shooting expected to begin in just a few weeks, Terminator: Genesis is locking up its supporting cast. G.I. Joe star Byung-hun Lee has just been added to the roster, along with Michael Gladis (Mad Men) and Sandrine Holt (House of Cards).

The trio join Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Alan Taylor-directed sci-fi sequel. Get all the latest info after the jump.

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Darren Aronofsky's Noah poem

Darren Aronofsky‘s idea for Noah originated when he was just 13-years-old, with a poem that won a United Nations poetry competition at his Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn school. Darren Aronofsky’s Noah poem was about the end of the world as seen through Noah’s eyes. Aronofsky got the idea to adapt the tale into a movie after visiting a museum exhibit while he was developing his first feature film Pi. But it wasn’t until creative differences split The Fountain star Brad Pitt weeks before shooting that Aronofsky first dabbled with the Noah story in screenplay form.

We learned all this information when I chatted with Aronofsky in 2006 — that is how long it has taken the filmmaker to secure an estimated $140 million in financing to bring the tale to the big screen. After the jump you can read 13-years-old Darren Aronofsky’s Noah poem, which ended up inspiring the movie.

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