The Transformers universe is about to get a whole lot sexier. According to franchise producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, new Transformers movies might introduce a love story between Transformers – because sure, why not? What else is there left to do with this series but have two giant robots cuddling up and getting busy? They could even play some Barry White music from their car radios. And when they kiss…sparks could fly. Literally. This writes itself, people.
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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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Over the summer, I had the chance to head to the Montreal set of Pet Sematary, the new adaptation/remake of Stephen King‘s 1983 novel. What I saw there excited me beyond my wildest dreams. I’m a huge Stephen King fan, and Pet Sematary is my favorite King novel, immediately making me suspicious of any adaptation. What I came away with is the knowledge and confidence that the film is in excellent hands, and might just be the next great Stephen King movie adaptation.
(This Pet Sematary set visit report is as spoiler-free as possible. Check back with us closer to the film’s release for a more spoiler-centric report.)
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Transformers: The Last Knight will be the last outing for director Michael Bay, but it’s only the beginning for the Transformers franchise. The first of 14 (!) more Transformers movies in development will be Bumblebee, the ’80s-set prequel for the lovable yellow Autobot.
And while the Bumblebee movie is assembling all sorts of talent behind and in front of the camera — Kubo and the Two Strings director Travis Knight is set to helm the spin-off while Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld is circling the lead role — but we all know a good movie is more than just the good talent working on it. Worry not, says Lorenzo di Bonaventura, as the Transformers franchise producer assures us that the story holds up and even draws comparisons to another beloved and critically acclaimed robot movie: The Iron Giant.
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Posted on Friday, June 17th, 2016 by Angie Han
In Hollywood’s ongoing quest to revive any and every existing I.P., they’ve dug down deep and come up with an 88-year-old vigilante. Paramount is reportedly developing a feature adaptation of The Saint, which Gen Xers and older Millennials might remember as that 1997 thriller starring Val Kilmer, Boomers might remember as that 1960s TV series starring Roger Moore, and their parents and grandparents might remember as a series of books by Leslie Charteris, a radio program, and/or a series of movies. Read More »
Last year, it was rumored director Corin Hardy was going to drop out of The Crow. Then it was said Hardy would shoot the remake this year. And then, following Relativity Media’s legal woes, The Hallow director finally exited the project. In another turn of events, Hardy might return to The Crow, but as we wait to see if that’ll come to pass, he’s signed up to direct Hell Bent, which is described as “The Dirty Dozen goes to hell.”
Below, learn more about the Corin Hardy project and the troubled remake of The Crow.
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Chrononauts, Starlight, American Jesus, Super Crooks, Empress: The list of in-development adaptations of Mark Millar‘s work goes on and on. Hollywood just can’t get enough of the comic book writer behind Wanted and Kick-Ass. A year ago, it was reported an adaptation of another one of Millar’s properties, Jupiter’s Legacy, was in the works, with a little help from powerhouse producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers). Now Bonaventura and all involved have tapped cousins and screenwriters Brian and Mark Gunn to pen the adaptation.
Below, learn more about the upcoming Mark Millar adaptation.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
How appropriate that a franchise called Die Hard simply refuses to die. 20th Century Fox is reportedly making plans for a sixth Die Hard movie, with Live Free or Die Hard director Len Wiseman returning to the helm. This one will be a prequel of sorts, but don’t worry — Bruce Willis will still get to return in his signature role. More about Die Hard 6 after the jump.
UPDATE: Wiseman has revealed the title of Die Hard 6. Find out what it is after the jump. Read More »
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The quality of television in the past few years has been most impressive, even outpacing film as the place to find the highest quality entertainment right now. And that means some filmmakers are bringing their own film properties to the small screen for a second chance at finding an audience.
The newest attempt to bring a movie to television is RED, the action comedy franchise starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren and more. NBC is developing an hour-long RED TV series, and we’ve got early details on the developing project. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, June 4th, 2015 by Angie Han
Michael Bay is gearing up for a sci-fi adventure that doesn’t involve aliens that morph into cars. According to a new report, he’s attached to direct Time Salvager, based on the upcoming novel by Wesley Chu. As you might’ve guessed from the title, it centers on a time traveler. Read all about the Michael Bay Time Salvager deal after the jump. Read More »