Michael Bay’s pandemic thriller Songbird may have trouble taking flight. The Songbird production has been hit by a “do not work” order from SAG-AFTRA, which is warning its members that they could be disciplined if they take an acting job on the film. The order comes a little more than a month after it was reported that Songbird filmmakers had screened their production plans by the guilds.
UPDATE: Since this story broke, SAG-AFTRA has rescinded the “do not work” order for Songbird. Union members are free to work on this production effective immediately. Our original story from July 3 follows below.
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Bayhem won’t even stop for a pandemic. Michael Bay is proving to be quite the lockdown busybody, following up his coronavirus-inspired thriller with a feature film adaptation of a new audiobook by Mark Greaney, Armored. Bay is producing the cartel crime drama with 3 Arts’ Erwin Stoff for Sony and are looking to hire a writer for the project. Read More »
Can movies start shooting in places like Los Angeles in five weeks? Michael Bay seems to think so. Bay and Adam Goodman are teaming to produce Songbird, a pandemic thriller that is said to “take an unusual approach to shooting a movie in Los Angeles during the lockdown.” It also starts to hope shooting in five weeks, which might make it the first post-coronavirus outbreak production in the city. But…how?
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, learn about certain animation challenges that have popped up throughout the four seasons of Rick and Morty on Adult Swim. Plus, Patrick (H) Willems gets economical by doing a video essay follow-up to six previous videos about Cats, Michael Bay, music biopics, and more. Finally, go on a virtual ride of The Incredicoaster from Pixar Pier at Disneyland and learn some trivia about the theme park attraction. Read More »
Michael Bay will continue to blow shit up for the foreseeable future thanks to a new multiyear first-look deal with Sony. The deal will allow Bay to produce both film and TV projects. That includes Black Five, an ensemble drama Bay will direct from a script by Ehren Kruger. Bay has a history with Sony, having made his feature directorial debut there with Bad Boys.
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The Bad Boys movies aren’t just Michael Bay movies—they are the definitive Michael Bay movies. The first installment marked Bay’s film debut, which he now thinks looks like an indie compared to his subsequent work, and the sequel was the movie that showcased Michael Bay in all his most creative and insipid ways. The sequel showed Bay’s true self as an artist, the full id of his sensibilities. Through the beloved and scolded sequel’s aesthetic, its sense of humor, and its utter disregard for both human life and more broadly, the mere concept that “less is more.” Bay proudly proclaims for two and a half self-indulgent hours, “Here… I … am.”
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Bad Boys for Life arrives in theaters this week, but before you see Will Smith and Martin Lawrence back in action, you can see them making the publicity rounds to promote the movie. In a little Bad Boys video round-up, we’ve got the dynamic duo attending a therapy session in character as Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett, their Hollywood alter egos going shopping for some sweet kicks, and a Bad Boys Honest Trailer taking us all the way back to the start. Read More »
Gratuitous slow motion. Explosions. Beautiful people framed in sun-kissed shots. Lots and lots of helicopters. Yes, a new Michael Bay movie trailer has arrived.
Netflix has just released a new trailer for 6 Underground, the new action film starring Ryan Reynolds that debuts on the streaming service later this week. Let’s put it this way: I suspect anyone who has been yearning for another Michael Bay movie that does not have the word Transformers in the title will be very pleased with what’s on display here. Check out the new trailer for yourselves below. Read More »
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If you thought we were going to escape 2019 without a new Michael Bay movie, think again. Bay is back, baby! And he’s got a new Netflix movie arriving in less than a month! 6 Underground stars Ryan Reynolds as the leader of a team of elite operatives. There’s a new featurette/trailer that shows off footage from the film, and it’s full of the typical Bayhem. But friends, I come to you today not to talk about that video. Instead, I would like to draw your attention to the official 6 Underground poster, which may just be the worst movie poster ever created.
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Michael Bay has been very busy since giving us one of the worst installments in the Transformers franchise. The director went from Los Angeles to Italy to the United Arab Emirates to shoot the action movie starring Ryan Reynolds, and now he’s delivered the first trailer for 6 Underground, a movie about six people who form a vigilante squad after faking their deaths, all so they can take down some of the most notorious criminals at large. If they simply called this movie 6 Batmans, they’d probably make $6 billion.
Anyway, watch the first 6 Underground trailer below. Read More »