Cosmic Motors movie

Michael Bay has made a career of making cars look cool on screen, and he’s hoping to continue that trend. He’s on board to produce a film for Warner Bros. called Cosmic Motors, based on a book of futuristic designs by Daniel Simon.

Simon, who has been a designer, for vehicles in particular, on films like Prometheus, Oblivion, Tron Legacy and Captain America: The First Avenger, released the book in 2007. In it, he creates a far away sci-fi universe through vehicles. Each chapter tells a story of the design and purpose of a futuristic, awesome looking car/hovercraft/motorcycle. We’ve got a gallery of examples below.

Now, Bay and Warner Bros. have hired writer Kyle Ward to adapt the book into a screenplay. Read more about the Cosmic Motors movie, and the book below including a bunch of new photos. Read More »

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Superman Flyby
In 2002 Warner Bros was developing a new Superman movie with then screenwriter JJ Abrams called Superman: Flyby, with Brett Ratner hired to direct. Abrams’ screenplay for the film would have reinvented Superman, incorporating a bunch of new ideas that angered fans when a negative script review was posted on the internet. The film was abandoned and never went into production. Mr. Sunday Movies has created a video essay giving the complete history of Superman Flyby. Watch that now after the jump.
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Scoot McNairy Flash

Which character is Scoot McNairy (Halt and Catch Fire, Argo) playing in Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel sequel Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? New evidence has come out to support a theory that McNairy might be playing Barry Allen (aka The Flash) in the upcoming film. Learn more about the Scoot McNairy Flash connection after the jump.

Update on August 29: A new report downplays the Flash supposition, and instead suggests a different but still relatively major DC character.  Potential spoilers follow.

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Charlie Hunnam

Guy Ritchie is getting ready to start a new franchise and he’s just picked the main player. Charlie Hunnam, he of Pacific Rim and Sons of Anarchy fame, will play King Arthur in the Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, currently scheduled for release July 22, 2016. He’ll likely be joined by the previously announced Idris Elba, playing a mentor role. Elizabeth Olsen is the top choice for the female lead, but has not yet committed.  Read More »

looney-tunes-1a

With every other classic property making its way to the big screen, you didn’t think Warner Bros.’ Looney Tunes would get left out, did you?

A new Looney Tunes movie called Acme is in the works, with Steve Carell already attached to star. X-Men: First Class scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz are writing the script, and Carell’s Crazy, Stupid, Love. helmers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are in early talks to direct. Hit the jump for all the details.

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No Jokes in DC Movies

Years back, there was a real divide between DC and Marvel. DC was the stoic old guard, Marvel the young upstart. Despite the fact that the ’60s saw some incredibly wacky characters grace the pages of DC comics, the conception amongst comics fans, especially when modern comics fandom came of age in the ’80s and ’90s, was still that DC was the “serious” house and Marvel the playground.

While it’s not a hard-and-fast rule, that characterization has been carried forward into the films produced by DC and Warner Bros., and those from Marvel Studios. Inspired by Christopher Nolan’s films (which were inspired by the wave of ’80s comics that included Frank Miller’s vision of Batman), DC’s films are monochromatic and relatively grim. Zack Snyder isn’t the guy one turns to for “fun.” Marvel’s movies are colorful and unabashedly fun.

Now a report says there’s an actual “no jokes in DC movies” mandate at Warner Bros., which could enforce the differences between DC and Marvel movies in a set manner. (Update: While two sources support the “no jokes” argument, Seth Rogen says otherwise.)

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Full House reboot

Warner Bros. television is considering a possible reboot of Full House, the popular ABC television sitcom which ran 1987 to 1995. The reboot would bring the Tanner family back to television with new episodes which would even include some of the original cast. Learn more information about the Full House reboot after the jump.
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Interstellar IMAX TV spot

It almost seems a shame to post the new Interstellar IMAX TV spot here at /Film, because this is so obviously the kind of film that begs to be seen on the biggest screen possible. On the other hand, though, if sharing a dinky YouTube preview is what it takes to get people to see the full movie in a proper IMAX theater, then the net effect of that will be good.

Besides, we admit, it’s just really hard to resist taking a peek at Christopher Nolan‘s latest stunner. Watch the Interstellar IMAX TV spot after the jump.

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