Life in plastic is fantastic for Amy Schumer. She’s just been set to play Barbie in Sony’s live-action adaptation of Mattel’s toy line, while the studio continues to look for a director. In addition to starring, Schumer will also rework the script with her sister Kim Caramele. The film is described as a family comedy in a similar vein as Splash, Big, and Enchanted. Read More »
Posted on Friday, November 4th, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
Even though Hollywood has slowed down a little bit when it comes to turning brand name toys and games into movies, that doesn’t mean they’re dead. The Weinstein Company has just announced development on a new movie based on one of the hottest selling toys of 1998.
The Furby was a popular little robotic animal that looked like a furry owl. It became popular because of the appearance that it learned English from people talking to it, but it was actually just programmed to begin speaking only its native “Furbish” language until it eventually started using English words. Now the toy line will be getting its own movie. Read More »
Posted on Monday, October 31st, 2016 by Jack Giroux
Once again, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Peter Morgan adapts his stage work. Morgan, who previously adapted his play Frost/Nixon, is bringing The Audience to Netflix with director Stephen Daldry (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close). The story of Queen Elizabeth II’s (Claire Foy) rise is now called The Crown, and season one of the English period drama debuts this Friday on Netflix.
Below, watch The Crown trailer.
Posted on Thursday, September 29th, 2016 by Peter Sciretta
Open Road Films is set to release Max Steel on October 14th, 2016, based on the popular Mattel kids action figure line of toys. While the film was developed for the family friendly PG rating release, the MPAA ended up giving the movie a more restrictive PG-13 rating — this could be a financial nail of death for a film trying to attract audiences of younger children. The studio appealed the rating, but the Classification and Ratings Administration upheld their ruling.
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It’s been a long time since we heard anything about G.I. Joe 3. The last development on the sequel had up and coming writer Aaron Berg brought on board as a writer, and before that D.J. Caruso was hired to be at the helm of the movie instead of G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu. We’re not sure if either of those two talents are still involved with the project, but it doesn’t sound like G.I. Joe 3 is going to happen anytime soon thanks to the busy schedule of Dwayne Johnson.
Find out what’s going on with G.I. Joe 3 after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 2nd, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
When it comes to the Transformers film franchise, we’re really just watching Michael Bay play with an endless array of expensive toys and technology to bring his craziest visions to life. But wouldn’t it be great if we could see a movie that brought to life the kind of cinematic battles that children imagine when they’re playing with their action figures?
A new short from French Canadian filmmaker Patrick Bolvin does just that as he uses visual effects to bring some Transformers action figures to life as a child is making them battle on a table in the backyard. It’s wonderful and I only wish it was longer. Watch the Transformers short film after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, September 1st, 2016 by Jack Giroux
After sitting on the shelf for a decent amount of time, Max Steel is now less than two months away from being released. Six years ago, Paramount announced they were making a feature based on the Mattel action figure and the animated series. Following that announcement, Taylor Lautner signed on to star, only to then depart from the project and attach himself to, weirdly, Stretch Armstrong, another picture based on a toy. Ben Winchell took over the lead role in Max Steel, and two years after he shot the film, it’s now coming out.
Below, watch the Max Steel trailer.
Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
Years ago, The Twilight Saga star Taylor Lautner was set for the lead role in Max Steel, a feature film adaptation of Mattel’s action figure toy line and animated series. However, that project later fell apart, just like the Stretch Armstrong project he decided to do instead of Max Steel. However, Mattel pushed forward and still figured out a way to get their Max Steel movie made, and the first trailer has just arrived from Japan.
Watch the Max Steel trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, August 15th, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
For years Hollywood has been trying to get a new take on Masters of the Universe off the ground. After cycling through various directors and writers, the current iteration of the project lies in the hands of Charlie’s Angels and Terminator Salvation director McG. He’s not exactly anyone’s first choice to take on such a beloved property, but that’s who Sony Pictures have entrusted with Masters of the Universe for now. So what’s the status of the project?
In a recently interview, McG talked about where they’re at in development the Masters of the Universe reboot, acknowledged meeting with Kellan Lutz for the project, and referenced a bunch of recently popular franchises and filmmakers that are influencing their approach to the movie. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 4th, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
While it might be far more exciting if Andy Samberg’s Hot Rod character was being brought into the Transformers franchise, we’ll have to settle for the recent reveal that the classic Autobot Hot Rod will return to the big screen in Transformers: The Last Knight.
Michael Bay revealed the latest addition to the Autobots roster overnight last night on Twitter, but rather than just showing off another vehicle that will turn into a robot in post-production, he actually showed the Autobot form of Hot Rod instead. Check out the Transformers The Last Knight Hot Rod design after the jump. Read More »