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.
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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 »
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.
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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.
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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 »
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 »
The first poster for Michael Bay‘s fifth Transformers movie Transformers: The Last Knight has been released. While that may not sound unusual, it is — the sequel is still in the middle of principal photography. Hit the jump to see the Transformers: The Last Knight poster and let’s explore the escalation of movie marketing.
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Production on Transformers: The Last Knight is underway right now, and we’ve seen plenty of firewroks from the set as Michael Bay shoots his action sequel around the country. But the franchise director took a break from blowing stuff up to reveal yet another one of the Transformers we’ll see, and it’s one that calls back to the days of the Transformers animated series from the 1980s.
Michael Bay revealed the Decepticon known as Onslaught will be part of the villain line-up this time, and while his vehicle form doesn’t look exactly like it did when he first appeared in the original series, he’s still a pretty intimidating truck. Check out the new new Transformers The Last Knight Onslaught vehicle after the jump. Read More »
DreamWorks Animation brought their trippy animated musical adventure Trolls to Comic-Con this year. As we’ve seen in the trailers, it’s a feature film adaptation of the wild-haired dolls that became popular in the 1990s, and it brings a bunch of pop music hits to the big screen with a so many bright colors, weird characters and creatures, all making for a delightful acid trip that’s safe for kids.
The studio showed off about 15 minutes of footage from the movie, and I was surprised to find that this wasn’t just a showcase for a bunch of pop songs for no reason. Instead, it’s a musical where the songs really motivate the story and help develop the characters. Plus, the original songs executive produced by Justin Timberlake are bound to be favorites of kids and adults alike.
Read more about the Trolls Comic-Con panel after the jump, including some additions to the cast that just might get you even more interested in an animated movie that looks truly original despite being based on a toyline. Read More »