Posted on Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 by Fred Topel
Since leaving Warner Brothers as President of Worldwide Production, producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventure has launched several franchises. The longest running has been the Transformers movies, but he’s also been responsible for G.I. Joe, Red and the upcoming Die Hard prequel, McClane.
Bumblebee is the sixth film in the Transformers series, but it’s the first not directed by Michael Bay and it’s a spinoff that takes place in 1987. When Bumblebee first comes to Earth after the Cybertron wars, he meets 18-year-old Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld) and becomes her first car. Kubo and the Two Strings director Travis Knight is behind the camera this time..
Di Bonaventura spoke with /Film about Bumblebee, the state of the Transformers franchise, and his upcoming projects. Bumblebee is in theaters this Friday.
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It’s been just over a year since Star Wars: The Last Jedi hit theaters, and there are still plenty of fans who can’t stop arguing about it. But for those of you who have fallen in love with the second installment of the new Star Wars trilogy, artist Matt Ferguson has delivered a perfect set of prints that captures each side of the fight for the fate of the galaxy. One features our new hero Rey while the other features the villain Kylo Ren, but the two are also perfectly connected.
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Season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery will look bigger, grander, and more cinematic than ever, with the crew of the CBS All Access show aiming to make the series “look as good as any version of Star Trek that had come before it.” A new Star Trek Discovery featurette, released following the newest trailer for season 2, delves into the making of the more expensive-looking season as well as the new plot threads following the introduction of Captain Pike (Anson Mount) and what’s going on with young, bearded Spock (Ethan Peck).
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Battle-scarred and weary, our favorite Paladins ready themselves for the one last great battle in the final Voltron Legendary Defender season 8 trailer.
The trailer for the final season of the acclaimed Netflix and Dreamtworks TV animated series boasts footage that was initially shown at New York City Comic Con 2018, and it makes sense now why Netflix was holding back on it for so long: It’s stunning. This visually dazzling trailer is chock full of gorgeous animation and breathtaking space mecha battles, which proves that showrunners and executive producers Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery are going all out for this final season.
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For anyone who’s been paying attention to the world of comic books for the past couple of decades, people like Brian K. Vaughan, Kelly Sue DeConnick, and Matt Fraction are rockstars. Now all three of them have deals with Legendary to produce original content and adapt some of their beloved comic properties into movies and TV shows. Could this mean that a Saga TV series or a Sex Criminals movie could be in our future? Read More »
Over the course of a 37 year career, actor Stephen Lang has played his fair share of cowboys, marines, thugs, lawyers, cops, and more. But in Mortal Engines, he’s breaking new ground.
In the new film, which hits theaters this week, Lang plays a “resurrected man” named Shrike, a mummified zombie assassin who’s on a never-ending hunt for protagonist Hester Shaw. I sat down with Lang last week and he told me about the tactics he wanted to avoid while playing this role, the physicality of the character, and shared stories from the sets of films like Don’t Breathe and Tombstone. Read More »
The end of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom teased the idea that dinosaurs roaming around in the world without restrictions would be a big part of Jurassic World 3. However, according to director and writer Colin Trevorrow, fans shouldn’t expect to see dinosaurs attacking cities and neighborhoods like Rise of the Planet of the Apes or some kind of Godzilla movie.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that Jurassic World 3 won’t take dinosaurs into cities and suburbs. After all, we already got that in The Lost World: Jurassic Park when a tyrannosaurus rex was let loose in San Diego, and it really tainted the sequel. So if we’re not going to see a big dinosaur monster movie in Jurassic World 3, then what can we expect? Read More »
(Welcome to The Movies That Made Star Wars, a series where we explore the films and television properties that inspired (or in this case help us better understand) George Lucas’s iconic universe. In this edition:Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.)
Losing the screenwriter William Goldman was a blow to the world of cineastes last month. He was one of the sharpest writers ever to come to Hollywood and he had a distinct way of playing a tense scene for laughs and making giggle at how good is writing could be. 1969’s Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is no exception. It’s as much a comedy as it is a legitimately thrilling western film. Headlined by Paul Newman and Robert Redford, the film is charming and suspenseful in equal parts, following the (mostly) true adventures of the train robbing pair and their gang.
Goldman’s writing is as sharp as it ever would be, and under the direction of George Roy Hill, they collaborated to create a master blend of wit and western.
Though it wasn’t the first film to pair a couple of smartass outlaws, it set the standard moving forward and every line of dialogue pairing characters like that followed the mold. Star Wars was no exception.
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Along with the new trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters earlier this week, a batch of new character posters has arrived for the anticipated sequel that is finally bringing new versions of the monsters Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah to the big screen. And if these posters are any indication, this is going to be one epic monster mash-up.
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Is a character from Star Wars Rebels going to pop up in the upcoming live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian? That’s the latest unconfirmed rumor. Word on the intergalactic street is that the helmet of Sabine Wren, a dropout of the Imperial Academy and a former bounty hunter who appeared on Rebels, is being used in The Mandalorian in some capacity. For now, this is all we really know. But this is Star Wars related, and we’re a film site, which means we have to speculate about it. Sorry, I don’t make the rules.
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