Ruben Fleischer directing Gangster Squad

Just before New Year’s Eve, Sony Pictures lost yet another director who was attached to helm the video game adaptation Uncharted. The project felt like it was finally becoming a reality, but then Dan Trachtenberg left. He was replaced a month later by Travis Knight, but the fast-track that Sony had the movie on resulted in him leaving too. Now we’re dealing with the eighth director who will attempt to make the project happen: Venom and Zombieland franchise director Ruben Fleischer. Read More »

uncharted movie director

Sony’s Uncharted movie continues to be just as cursed as the treasure that protagonist Nathan Drake has sought in the games.

The long-brewing film adaptation of the popular video game series has just lost director Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings, Bumblebee) to a scheduling conflict, making him the seventh filmmaker – seventh! – to be attached and then part ways with this project. But Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg are still attached, leaving a sliver of hope that this movie will actually happen one day. Read More »

Uncharted movie

Not long ago, the long-developing adaptation of Uncharted set up at Sony Pictures hit yet another speed bump by losing director Dan Trachtenberg. The filmmaker behind 10 Cloverfield Lane left the project in August, though no reason was given for his departure. It was the second blow for a Sony project starring Tom Holland after Sony and Marvel were having trouble negotiating a new deal to share the rights to Spider-Man and keep him in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But Sony has fixed both problems.

Hot on the heels of the announcement of a new deal between Sony and Marvel for a third Spider-Man movie produced by Kevin Feige, Sony Pictures is currently in talks with Bumblebee director Travis Knight to take over the video game adaptation, and Tom Holland is still slated to star in the movie as adventurer Nathan Drake. Read More »

six billion dollar man director

Warner Bros. is putting its money on Travis Knight, the director of the surprise critical success Bumblebee, to helm its reboot The Six Billion Dollar Man. The Laika chief has been tapped as the new Six Billion Dollar Man director, replacing Damian Szifron after the project was picked up by Warner Bros. from the Weinstein Co. Mark Wahlberg is still set to star in the feature adaptation of beloved 1970s TV series.

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Transformers in Bumblebee

There’s a large array of Transformers available for use on the big screen, especially after years of toy manufacturing, video games, comics and more. But there was one single character that was explicitly forbidden from appearing in Bumblebee. Sorry for being intentionally mysterious, but saying this character isn’t in Bumblebee might be considered a spoiler for some sensitive fans out there. So if you want to find out, keep reading. Read More »

Blumblebee clip new

Almost everyone who has seen it seems to agree that Bumblebee is indeed the best Transformers movie (make of that what you will!). Michael Bay is out of the director’s chair, and Travis Knight is in. Knight’s take on the material is different than Bay’s, and that’s paid off. Ahead of Bumblebee‘s impending release, watch a new Bumblebee clip below where Bumblebee brawls with the Decepticon Blitzwing.

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bumblebee trailer

The Transformers franchise gets a new lease on life with Bumblebee, an adventure that looks to inject some humanity into the bombastic series. The prequel takes Bumblebee back to the 1980s, where the Autobot teams up with Hailee Steinfeld to help save the world. Yet another Bumblebee trailer has just rolled up online, and you can watch it below.

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bumblebee review

The opening scene of Bumblebee plays out like a child’s fantasy: Brightly colored Autobots clash with the sinister Decepticons in a battle that feels like the cinematic realization of a little kid smashing his toys together. And it’s awesome.

It’s something that’s been missing from the progressively darker and grittier iterations of the Transformers movies, whose brand of “Bayhem” have prevented the films from being anything close to fun. Michael Bay loaded every frame of his Transformers movies with so much visual chaos that the senses become overwhelmed and, ultimately, dulled. But Bumblebee director Travis Knight peels back the layers of epic, hectic spectacle to find the warm, beating heart that the Transformers franchise has always been missing.

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Bumblebee Early Buzz

This month brings yet another installment in the Transformers franchise in the form of the spin-off Bumblebee. But if the early buzz is to be believed, this time we have a movie that not only please fans of the original Transformers animated series and movie, but also delivers a story with some character and heart that isn’t overshadowed by director Michael Bay’s signature directorial style and overstuffed plot.

Find out what people are saying in the Bumblebee early buzz round-up below. Read More »

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bumblebee featurette

For the first time ever, Triple Changer Decepticons will be appearing in live-action on the big screen. Able to travel by land and air with equal ease, Triple Changers have the special ability of changing into not one, but two separate types of vehicles — a feature that helps them out in their quest to become greater machines of wars. It was a nifty effect that until now was relegated to toy lines and animated features, but now the new Bumblebee will feature two Triple Changer Decepticons.

Paramount Pictures has released a new Bumblebee featurette that expands on the two Triple Changer Decepticons, and the part they play in hunting down our favorite yellow robot.

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