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Bill Hader joins Steven Spielberg’s The Bfg

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Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) has signed on to appear in Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the Road Dahl classic The Bfg, where he’ll play one of the fearsome residents of Giant Country.

Spielberg is directing The Bfg from a script by Melissa Mathison (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), with Tony Award winner Mark Rylance portraying the Big Friendly Giant and newcomer Ruby Barnhill starring as the young protagonist Sophie.

Filming on The Bfg got underway this past week, and the film is set to land in cinemas on July 1st, 2016.


- Gary Collinson

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Crowdfund This! The Devil On Wheels Wants To Take A Drive With Spielberg's Duel

3 hours ago | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

With the recent success of both Jodorowsky's Dune and Lost Soul, the documentary on the never-made feature is alive and well. This success has, in some small part, fueled the desire to know more about certain cult films that were such unlikely successes. Director Enric Folch and his team want to examine in detail the cult-curio that launched Steven Spielberg's feature film career: Duel. A lowly TV Movie-Of-The-Week shot in 1971 over 13 days with no film stars, the visceral idea of a terrifying truck, whose driver we never see, for no apparent reason chases a lone driver along the desert roads of Southern California. Years before The Road Warrior, Jaws, and even The Hitcher, this tiny-budgeted film has planted deep roots of influence across genre cinema,...

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Transformers Getting Lots More Sequels and Spin-Offs

5 hours ago | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Despite not being loved by critics, the "Transformers" franchise has been very lucrative, with the last two films grossing over $1 billion worldwide each. This is why Paramount Pictures has decided to expand the universe to include a bunch more sequels and spin-offs. Deadline is reporting that the studio hired Akiva Goldsman to work with director Michael Bay, executive producer Steven Spielberg and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura to organize a "writer's room" to come up with ideas for future films. Even though Goldsman is an Oscar-winning writer of "A Beautiful Mind" and many other films, it seems that he won't actually write any scripts. Instead, he will take on an oversight role to select writers and guide the movies they'll write. This strategy has become more and more common in Hollywood. 20th Century Fox has done this for the next three "Avatar" films, and Disney has done this for its superhero »

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Best of the Week: 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' Trailer, First Look at the New Lex Luthor and More

9 hours ago | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Important News We got our first look at Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. And we got our first look at Ryan Reynolds as (the proper) Deadpool. The next Mission: Impossible movie got a new title: Rogue Nation. The Russo brothers will direct both parts of Avengers: Infinity War. Captain Marvel might show up in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Bradley Cooper will direct the next remake of A Star is Born. And Steven Spielberg will direct Ready Player One. And Jason Segel will co-direct a Lego Movie spinoff. Idris Elba will be the villain in Star Trek 3. Ben Mendelsohn will be the male lead in Star Wars: Rogue One. Mallrats 2 will bring back Stan Lee. And it will bring back Shannen Doherty. And it will bring back Jason Lee. Super Troopers...

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‘Transformers’ – The Future Revealed

10 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Following four epic instalments from director Michael Bay, you’d think Paramount Pictures would be exhausted over the Transformers movie franchise. Yet it seems the studio are keener than ever to press ahead with the announcement of a strategy for the future.

Not only is Bay eyeing a fifth film (after he’s finished latest effort 13 Hours) but the studio has brought in screenwriter Akiva Goldsman to oversee a hub of scribblers – the thinking behind this “writers’ room” being to develop further sequels and spin-offs, creating a parallel with other lucrative multi-chapter series, notably Star Wars.

The brand’s key talents – Bay, Steven Spielberg and Lorenzo di Bonaventura – are on hand to assist Goldsman with the task of keeping this saga of reconfigured robots fresh. Age Of Extinction star Mark Wahlberg is expected to return, having previously signed a contract for two more chunks of mechanized mayhem.

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Manish Dayal To Star In New York-set boxing film ‘Uppercut’

14 hours ago | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Manish Dayal (“The Hundred-Foot Journey”) is attached to star in the New York-set boxing story, “Uppercut,” penned by Black List writer Neeraj Katyal (“The Amazing Adventures of the Monogamous Duck”).

In the wake of “Hundred-Foot” finding success at the global box-office, Dayal expressed his passion for “the sweet science” to New York-based producer Atit Shah (“A Conspiracy on Jekyll Island”). Longtime friends, Dayal and Shah, subsequently began putting the project together via Shah’s Create Entertainment banner.

Dayal will play Shiva Singhavi, a young boxer raised in the blue-collar, Queens neighborhood of Jackson Heights. As he moves up the ranks of fighters, Singhavi struggles to navigate the gritty underworld of fixed fights, grimy gyms, and dirty cops. Racial tensions escalate following a shooting that Shiva is the sole witness to, and the street-smart athlete soon finds himself caught between a police force that protected him and the community that raised him. »

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Transformers to be turned into a Marvel-style cinematic universe

18 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Paramount Pictures is looking to expand the cinematic universe of Transformers with the help of screenwriter Akiva Goldsman.

The Oscar winner, who wrote Batman & Robin, has been recruited by the studio for the task which will see him work alongside Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg.

Transformers: Age of Extinction leads 2015 Razzie nominations

Goldsman is currently in talks with Bay about how sequels and spinoffs from the Transformers series can be developed, Deadline reports.

Bay directed the first four films with Spielberg acting as executive producer.

They will work with Goldsman and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura to develop the next stage of the franchise and brainstorm spinoffs.

It comes as other studios expand their 'universes' including original innovator Marvel and Disney following the acquisition of Star Wars.

The likes of Fox, DC Comics and Warner Bros are also looking at spinoff options to their rights. »

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Paramount looking to expand its Transformers output with a multi-part sequel and spin-off films

18 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having topped the worldwide box office chart in 2014 with Transformers: Age of Extinction, it looks like Paramount Pictures is keen on expanding its output for the Robots in Disguise, with Deadline revealing that the studio has launched a “writer’s room” for a multi-part Transformers sequel and spin-off films, a la Disney’s plans for Star Wars.

According to the site, Akiva Goldsman is in talks to work with Michael Bay, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and executive producer Steven Spielberg to generate ideas for the Hasbro franchise, which has so far generated over $3.7 billion with its first four movies.

Are you excited about the prospect of a shared Transformers movie universe, and what kind of spin-off movies would you like to see? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…


- Gary Collinson

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'The Bfg': Steven Spielberg Casts Bill Hader as a Giant

18 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Bill Hader has signed on to join the growing cast of director Steven Spielberg's The Bfg. The actor will play one of the giants in this adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved 1982 novel, joining a cast that includes Mark Rylance and Ruby Barnhill. Production will take place in Vancouver, but it isn't known when shooting is scheduled to start.

The story centers on a young girl (Ruby Barnhill) who meets a Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance) and is taken inside their world, known as Giant Country. She teams up with this Bfg and the Queen of England to stop a group of mean giants from invading the rest of the planet. No specific details were given for Bill Hader's character, except that he will play one of the not-so-friendly giants.

Steven Spielberg is directing from an adapted screenplay by Melissa Mathison (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial). The director is »

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Transformers movie universe planned by Paramount

19 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Paramount wants to borrow the Star Wars model, as it seeks to expand the Transformers movie universe with new sequels and spin-offs.

With Transformers: Age Of Extinction being the highest grossing film on the planet in 2014, it's unsurprising that Paramount is already pressing ahead with plans for Transformers 5. It's unclear yet whether Michael Bay will return to direct that one, given that he's currently working on drama 13 Hours (although he slotted Pain & Gain in between the last two Transformers movies). But whether he does or doesn't, you can expect lots more Transformers in the years ahead.

That's because - yes! - plans are afoot for a Transformers movie universe, with a series of spin-off films being planned.

Akiva Goldsman, the writer of A Beautiful Mind, Batman & Robin and I Am Legend, is to work to set up a "writer's room", reports Deadline. He'll be doing this in conjunction with Michael Bay, »

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Bill Hader Joins Steven Spielberg’s The Bfg

19 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Steven Spielberg’s filmic slate has become a hot spot of conversation in recent weeks. His mysterious Tom Hanks-starring Cold War epic finally announced its title to the world, and days ago news dropped that the iconic filmmaker had snagged his next project. Reports indicate that the helmer is set to direct Ernie Cline’s pop. culture heavy sci-fi gem Ready Player One. The subsequent reaction nearly broke the Internet, and did raise a few questions. Namely, what about The Bfg?

Don’t worry, because Mr. Spielberg hasn’t forgotten about the Roald Dahl classic he’s been developing for years in cahoots with E.T. cohort Melissa Mathison. Nope, that animated caper is ramping up casting, as today brings news that Superbad funnyman Bill Hader has boarded.

While he’d make a cracking titular giant, that role is being mo-capped by Mark Rylance (The Other Boleyn Girl, Bridge Of Spies »

- Gem Seddon

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Transformers Has A Massive New Plan To Ramp Up Its Cinematic Universe

19 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

One look at the vast phalanx of comic book superhero films, genre novel adaptations and other chapter-centric properties is all the proof needed that we are in the midst of the tentpole era of the movie industry. In a move that certainly cements this idea, it is being reported that Paramount Pictures has big plans for the future of its Transformers franchise in the form of multi-part sequel films to the already-enduring series of movies. Yeah, that’s right, the cinematic world is not quite done with the frenetic, destructive, product-placing world in which Autobots and Decepticons turn our cities into their personal Thunderdome. According to a scoop by Deadline, producer, Akiva Goldsman has been tasked with facilitating some meetings with producers of the Transformers franchise such as Steven Spielberg, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and the sultan of cinematic ‘splosions and ultimate franchise guru, himself, Michael Bay. The purpose »

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Bill Hader Joins the Cast of Steven Spielberg's 'The Bfg' Adaptation

19 hours ago | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After Judd Apatow's latest comedy Trainwreck played South by Southwest earlier this month, the reviews frequently said that this might be the filmmaker's best work yet. Thankfully, in addition to Amy Schumer making a big screen splash as the leading lady, "Saturday Night Live" alum Bill Hader is also a force to be reckoned with as the comedienne's love interest, and now he's getting ready to work with another Hollywood heavy-hitter. Deadline reports Skeleton Twins star Bill Hader has joined the cast of The Bfg, the adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's book of the same that that is being directed by Steven Spielberg. It sounds like this is going to be a good year for Hader, because he's also one of the main voice actors in Pixar Animation's Inside Out, which is also arriving in theaters this summer. As of now, there's no word on what character Hader will play, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Transformers Cinematic Universe In Development

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In what’s becoming a prevalent trend nowadays, it’s not enough for a movie to just be. For studios to eye up a pre-existing property, a popular kids toy or heck, even an original spec script for development, there has to be the possibility for sequels and spinoffs. If the concept doesn’t allude to a possible future instalment, or a time hop for a quickie origin tale, then it seems as if that idea won’t get past the preliminary stages of studios’ rigorous filmmaking process.

Bearing all that in mind, the cinematic landscape is currently shifting further and further towards an all-encompassing “movieverse.” Marvel and DC cornered the comic book ‘verses, Sony is ramping up their Ghostbusters ‘verse, and Disney is doing the same with Star Wars. Now, Paramount is set to expand one of their most-profitable franchises – Transformers – into a fully-blown cinematic universe.

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Paramount Planning Multi-Part 'Transformers' Sequel and Spin-Offs

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We've known for awhile that more Transformers sequels were on the way, especially since Mark Wahlberg is signed for multiple movies, and Transformers: Age of Extinction was meant to be the start of a new trilogy. But now it sounds like Paramount may have even grander plans for the toy-based franchise. Deadline reveals that the studio is in talks with Akiva Goldsman to shepherd a multi-part sequel to continue the Transformers franchise, as well as potential spin-offs based on Hasbro's toyline. Basically, Paramount seems anxious to create their own Marvel-esque universe for the Transformers. More below! Goldsman would work with director Michael Bay, executive producer Steven Spielberg and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura to organize a writer's room or brain trust to hatch ideas for the franchise to expand and continue. And while Goldsman has written several screenplays himself, including the Oscar-winning A Beautiful Mind, it doesn't sound like he'll write and of these movies himself. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Bill Hader Joins Steven Spielberg's The Bfg, Get The Details

20 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }A:link { } Mid last year it was announced Steven Spielberg would direct an adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's classic The Bfg. With a still only a small cast thus far announced, the project has most definitely generated some fan interest with the latest addition of Saturday Night Live's Bill Hader. The announcement of Hader's joining the live-action project came earlier yesterday and it looks as though he will be filling some pretty big shoes, literally. As reported by Deadline, the SNL comedian is boarding the film in the role of one of the giants. Dahl's original children's book follows a little girl by the name of Sophie who lives at an orphanage run by Mrs. Clonkers. She befriends a kindhearted giant known as The Bfg or The Big Friendly Giant and the duo, along with the Queen of England, venture out »

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Bill Hader joins Steven Spielberg's The Bfg

21 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Bill Hader has joined the cast of Steven Spielberg's The Bfg.

The actor will play one of the secondary giants in the retelling of Roald Dahl's 1982 novel of the same name.

Deadline reports that the live-action remake will be shot in Vancouver and co-produced by Walden Media and DreamWorks Studios.

10-year-old British actress Ruby Barnhill was cast in the lead role of Sophie at the end of last year.

Mark Rylance had previously been confirmed to play the Big Friendly Giant of the movie's title.

Et screenwriter Melissa Mathison penned the script for the project, which is slated for worldwide release on July 22, 2016. »

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Casting: D'Onofrio, Hader, McDonald, Ambrosio

21 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Magnificent Seven

Vincent D’Onofrio is in talks to play the villain in Antoine Fuqua's upcoming "Magnificent Seven" remake in the works at MGM and Sony. The original film centered on seven gunslingers who protect an oppressed Mexican village from a group of outlaws.

Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke are also on board the project which John Lee Hancock and Nic Pizzolatto penned. Filming is slated to begin next month. D'Onofrio will soon be seen in Netflix's "Daredevil" series and starring alongside Pratt in June's "Jurassic World". [Source: Variety]

The Bfg

Bill Hader has joined the cast of the Steven Spielberg directed film adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved 1982 kids novel "The Bfg" at Walden Media and DreamWorks Studios. The project will be shot shortly in Vancouver.

Hader will star as one of the giants in the tale about a little girl who leads a friendly giant and »

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Paramount Expanding ‘Transformers’ Universe with Spinoffs, Sequels

21 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount Pictures, Michael Bay and Lorenzo di Bonaventura are bringing on Akiva Goldsman to help expand the “Transformers” cinematic universe.

Deadline reports Goldsman would not be writing but assembling and overseeing a “writers room” to hatch an idea for how to tackle a two-part sequel in the film’s franchise in addition to potential spinoffs. Goldsman would likely join Bay, di Bonaventura and Steven Spielberg as a producer.

It’s unknown whether Bay will return to directing duties for any new installments. He is currently in pre-production on his Benghazi thriller “13 Hours.”

The franchise is a huge priority for the studio with the most recent film, “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” crossing the $1 billion worldwide box officer marker last year, making it the third film in the franchise to pass that milestone.

Goldsman is no stranger to shaping box-office juggernauts, having helped with tentpoles such as “I Am Legend,” “The Da Vinci Code »

- Justin Kroll

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New Transformers Sequels, Spinoffs to Be Spearheaded by Akiva Goldsman

21 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Well this is an interesting turn of events. Despite the fact that they’ve almost all been critically panned, the Transformers movies make money. They make a lot of money. Transformers: Age of Extinction alone grossed nearly $1.1 billion, so whether people want them or not, there will be more Transformers movies. The question, then, has been what form will the continuation of the franchise take? After Transformers: Dark of the Moon, director Michael Bay famously planned to hand the franchise off to a new filmmaker who could semi-reboot the series. He subsequently changed his mind and came back to helm Age of Extinction himself, resulting in pretty much the same movie we’ve been watching for four films in a row now, only with more Mark Wahlberg and less Shia Labeouf. Bay previously said he'd be handing Transformers 5 off to another filmmaker, and he subsequently opted to move forward »

- Adam Chitwood

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