M.A.S.K. movie

The Hasbro Cinematic Universe has new life.

A new report says F. Gary Gray, the filmmaker behind last year’s billion dollar grosser The Fate of the Furious, has signed on to direct a M.A.S.K. movie based on the action figure toyline from the 1980s. But isn’t Gray also directing the new Men in Black film? Keep reading to learn which movie will go before cameras first.
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ROM Movie

As Ready Player One is poised to hit theaters, screenwriter Zak Penn has found a new gig: writing a ROM movie.

Paramount Pictures is hard up for franchises, and they’re turning to toys to save the day: the studio is working on bringing a Hasbro Cinematic Universe to life – yes, really – and a movie based on the ROM toy (and subsequent comic series) from the late 1970s is apparently an important piece of that puzzle.
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Transformers cinematic universe

When Transformers: The Last Knight debuted with a series-low opening day last year, it was the latest signal that the Michael Bay era might finally be coming to an end after a full decade of cinematic chaos. Now it seems as if Paramount is ready to make some changes: a new rumor indicates that the Transformers cinematic universe may be getting a full reboot. Read More »

Action Man Movie

Thank heavens, another toy movie! Action Man, the U.K.’s answer to G.I. Joe, will be getting his own film courtesy of Paramount Pictures. The Muppets director James Bobin will helm the Action Man movie.

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Hasbro Cinematic Universe

The Hasbro Cinematic Universe, which is a real thing, is taking a step or two backwards. After a big recent announcement setting dates for a whole slew of Hasbro-related films, two properties – M.A.S.K. and ROM: The Space Knight – have been officially omitted from the line-up. But don’t worry: the Transformers franchise will remain unaffected. Thank heavens. I know you were all very concerned about that.

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New G.I. Joe movie

If you woke up today and thought, “I could go for some news about movies based on toys and games,” rejoice: Paramount Pictures just announced a slew of dates for several toy-and-game-based movie adaptations, including a new G.I. Joe movie, Dungeons and DragonsMicronauts, and an untitled Hasbro film. Happy Hasbro Movie Date Announcement Day, everyone!

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The LEGO Ninjago Movie Featurette

Though there doesn’t seem to be as much pomp and circumstance surrounding The LEGO Ninjago Movie as there was The LEGO Movie and the spin-off The LEGO Batman Movie, the more I see of the latest expansion of the LEGO cinematic universe, the more excited I get to see it.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie takes a cue from the LEGO building brick set of the same name, which has already spawned an animated series. But this feature adaptation has no narrative ties to the animated series, which means audiences of all ages can go into the movie without having to know anything except that this is another clever LEGO movie with a fantastic voice cast behind it. The LEGO Ninjago Movie featurette that was just released online goes behind the scenes with the cast, reveals new footage and shows a surprising amount of improvisation for an animated movie. Read More »

My Little Pony movie trailer

While some people are excited about the prospect of seeing the next installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe or the DC Extended Universe brought to the big screen, there are those who might be even more excited by the prospect of seeing some adorable, colorful, friendly little equines finally make their way to movie theaters.

That’s right, My Little Pony: The Movie is coming to theaters this fall, and it’s bringing the magic of friendship and an attitude so sweet that it looks like you’ll have a mouthful of cavities when all is said and done. Watch the My Little Pony movie trailer below and try not to pass out from how saccharine it all is. Read More »

‘Bumblebee’ Movie Will Take Place in the 1980s

Transformers Bumblebee movie setting 1980s

An old rumor is confirmed: the first Transformers spinoff, Bumblebee, will take place when the original animated series was airing, the 1980s. Director Travis Knight‘s (Kubo and the Two Strings) prequel won’t be as busy or as large as Michael Bay‘s Transformers movies, either. A few new details have come out about the film, which will star Hailee Steinfeld (Edge of Seventeen).

Below, learn more about the Bumblebee movie setting.

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Transformers The Last Knight Trailer

Last month, Paramount Pictures released what was said to be the final trailer for this summer’s Transformers: The Last Knight. But with a few weeks to go until the sequel from director Michael Bay hits theaters, it should come as no surprise that there was still (at least) one more trailer waiting in the wings.

A new Transformers: The Last Knight trailer has debuted, and while it’s a little shorter than the previous theatrical trailers, it stands out because almost the entirety of the trailer is simply epic shots of action with quiet music. There’s only one line of dialogue at the end from Sir Anthony Hopkins. So if you go to see Transformers movies for the crisp writing, this trailer might disappoint you.

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