There’s already a Barbie movie in the works at Warner Bros. Pictures with Margot Robbie playing the titular blonde doll and Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach writing the script. But that’s a movie that focuses on the doll as the lead character. What about the woman behind the creation of the beloved toy?
Dream Doll is a new movie in development at Bron Studios that will tell the story of Ruth Handler, the woman who invented Barbie, turned Mattel into a toy giant, and went on to become one of the first women to run a Fortune 500 company. It’s an inspirational tale that everyone should know. Read More »
At the beginning of the year, we found out there was a Funko movie in development at Warner Bros. Animation. The collectible toy company has turned tons of characters from movies, TV shows, video games and more into collectible figures in their extensive POP line of vinyl figures, but they have a wide variety of stylized figures besides that. Now we’ll see if the toy company is popular enough to get butts into theaters for a Funko movie from a couple Pixar and Disney filmmakers. Read More »
Iko Uwais kicked so much ass in the Indonesian action movie The Raid and the even more brutal sequel The Raid 2, and we’re wondering why no mainstream action movie has yet taken advantage of his incredible martial arts skills to their full potential. But hopefully that’s about the change, because the actor has landed a key role in the upcoming G.I. Joe spin-off Snake Eyes starring Crazy Rich Asians leading man Henry Golding as the titular ninja commando. Read More »
Hollywood refuses to give up on the idea of G.I. Joe movies, and rather than make another sequel, Paramount will attempt a spin-off. That spin-off is Snake Eyes, focused on the silent masked ninja commando – and it looks like Paramount has found its star.
Crazy Rich Asians actor Henry Golding is in talks to join the Snake Eyes movie, and since Golding is a star on the rise, you can safely assume Snake Eyes will probably take off his mask and talk in this movie. Which will likely upset the hardcore G.I. Joe fans out there.
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Earlier this week, we featured a new HasLab project asking collectors to crowdfund the creation of a life-size Cookie Monster replica. But the Hasbro collector initiative has a completely different toy that is vying for even more money in your wallet. It’s The Lord of Chaos, The Planet Eater, The Chaos Bringer. It’s the one and only Unicron.
After debuting in the 1986 animated Transformers: The Movie, HasLab wants to bring Unicron to your toy shelves in the form of the largest converting Transformers figure ever created. Unicron changes from planet mode to robot mode, and if you’ve got enough money, he can bring chaos and destruction to your toy collection. Read More »
The Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie has found two new writers, and they’re definitely not who you’d expect: Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach. The Frances Ha and Mistress America team will work together yet again to pen the script for the toy adaptation. There’s also a chance Gerwig might direct, although there’s no deal for that yet.
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With Aggretsuko tearing up the small screen, Sanrio is set to dominate the big screen too with a Hello Kitty movie adaptation. The ubiquitous Sanrio brand is being adapted into a feature film by New Line, which has just tapped the Hello Kitty movie writer. Lindsey Beer, whose credits include Transformers: The Last Knight and the upcoming YA film Chaos Walking, has been set to write Hello Kitty, the movie based on the adorable toy merchandise.
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Bumblebee is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and digital download, bringing the best Transformers movie in over a decade to the comfort of your own home. However, even though the Transformers spin-off that takes us back to the 1980s is a refreshing, charming and outstanding soft reboot of the toy franchise, that doesn’t mean it’s not without some issues that could have easily been resolved if the movie had a totally different ending, which could have come pretty much right at the beginning.
Find out How Bumblebee Should Have Ended below. Read More »
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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen seemingly tested any faith fans had in the franchise following the satisfying 2007 live-action debut of the toy-based franchise. Since then, every sequel in the Transformers franchise has made less and less money, to the point that Transformers: The Last Knight barely made more than half of what the previous sequel, Age of Extinction, earned at the domestic box office.
Sadly, that continued disappointment didn’t bode well for Bumblebee, which is currently the lowest grossing movie in the entire Transformers franchise ($3 million under The Last Knight), both domestically and globally. But the good news is that Bumblebee was received extremely well by critics. Not only is it the highest rated film in the franchise with critics at Rotten Tomatoes, but it’s the second most beloved by general audiences, second only to the original Transformers from 2007. What does all this mean for the future of the Transformers franchise? Executive producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura recently talked about the possibilities. Read More »
Last year’s Transformers prequel Bumblebee took a stripped-down approach to its story about an alien robot by eschewing excessive action in favor of an Amblin-style relationship between the eponymous Autobot and Hailee Steinfeld’s human character. But according to the film’s producer, they still haven’t quite landed on the right balance between character moments and action beats.
In a new interview, Lorenzo di Bonaventura (who’s produced every Transformers movie thus far) says he plans to switch things up in Bumblebee 2 and the rest of the planned Transformers films to create “a fusion of Bumblebee and the [Michael] Bay movies” with “a little more Bayhem.”
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