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Starz is setting sail on another season of “Black Sails,” the premium cabler announced Friday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif.
The Season 4 renewal comes before the third season, which returns in 2016 with ten episodes. The fourth season of the pirate drama goes intro production in South Africa this fall.
Airing on Saturdays, “Black Sails” kicked off its second season in January with 860,000 same-night viewers and concluded in March with 668,000 viewers. That finale total rose to about 1.2 million in Nielsen’s “live plus-3” estimates.
Rick Kissell contributed to this report. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Pirate drama Black Sails is officially Starz’s flagship series after the pay cable network picked up a 10-episode fourth season of the show created by Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine and executive produced by Michael Bay. The announcement comes as Black Sails wrapped production on Season 3 and was made by Starz CEO Chris Albrecht at the top of the network’s TCA presentation today. This marks another early renewal for the adventure drama, whose third season is not… »
New on Amazon August 2015 will be all eight seasons of the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm, Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Clint Eastwood classics Unforgiven and In the Line of Fire. There are also also acclaimed documentaries like Misery Loves Comedy featuring Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow. Mad Max: Fury Road (pictured) is a blockbuster available for purchase on Amazon Instant Video. Piv: New In August 2015 — Available for Streaming on Prime Instant Video Available August 1 Olympus Season 1 The Patriot (2000) Unforgiven Available August 4 Erased Available August 6 Curb Your Enthusiasm Seasons 1-8 (complete) In the Line of Fire … Continue reading →
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- Jeff Pfeiffer
Starz has renewed its hit pirate series “Black Sails” for a fourth season, and has also put into development a new series called “Havana Quartet,” starring Antonio Banderas, the premium streaming network announced Friday. “Black Sails” is created by Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine and executive produced by Michael Bay, and his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, as well as Chris Symes and Dan Shotz. The ten-episode third season of the high seas drama series, returning in 2016, follows the most feared pirate of the day, Captain Flint (Toby Stephens), and takes place twenty years prior to. »
- Linda Ge
Argentina looked like the set of Michael Bay's "Armageddon" Thursday night when a fiery meteor streaked across the night sky of the South American country. Pics and videos of a meteor illuminating the skies of the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, have been popping up all over social media with the hashtag #cieloverde … Spanish for #greensky. Local newspapers reported the astronomical event happened around 9 pm local time. Check out the video that would freak out any dinosaur. »
- TMZ Staff
There’s something for everyone this week in our roundup, from epic Christmas Eve parties to epic Michael Bay action scenes -- and even a whiff of that awards-season flavor that's quickly approaching. Watch them below and give us your comments. Click on the image below to watch the newest trailers 1. The Night Before Red-Band Trailer 1 (November 25) Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie and Joseph Gordon-Levitt play three dudes in search of one last, epic...
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Back in March, it was revealed that Paramount Pictures is taking a unique approach to their lucrative Transformers franchise, putting together a writers room that will come up with ideas for Transformers 5 and other future sequels and spinoffs. The writers room is lead by Akiva Goldsman and includes Steven S. DeKnight (Daredevil), Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Art Marcum & Matt Holloway (Iron Man), Zak Penn (Pacific Rim 2), Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (Ant-Man), Christina Hodson, Lindsey Beer, Ken Nolan and Geneva Robertson-Dorsett. While promoting the new season of Daredevil at the TCA press tour, Steven S. DeKnight revealed what it was like to work with these other writers, confirming that Transformers 5 will be written by Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner.
"It's that wonderful thing where features are now taking a page from television and getting people together to really try and plan things out. »
Transformer 5 is making announcements that the writing team has been selected. Now so far we know that Michael Bay has said he will not be involved with the directing but we’ve heard such announcements before. Mark Wahlberg has not said if he’ll return or not but it’s a sure bet he will. We know we will have a release date of 2017 and Jeff Pinkner and Akiva Goldsman have taken the helms as the writing team.
Steven DeKnight who was a showrunner on Daredevil announced this confirmed this and also that the franchise would be splitting for spinoffs and other projects as well. Jeff Pinkner has previously been attached to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and shows like Alias and Fringe. Akiva Goldsman has also worked on Fringe, The Losers, I am Legend, and Deep Blue Sea.
While the franchise hasn’t been that well received with the latest »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jason The X)
Irish filmmaker Lenny Abrahamson has been doing solid work from the jump, but it’s the work of this decade that has really launched him. 2012’s “What Richard Did” was so good it got lead actor Jack Reynor noticed in a big way: Michael Bay tapped him for his next “Transformers” film. That quickly led to Michael Fassbender agreeing to star in the awesome, oddball, outsider-rock comedy “Frank” in which the actor appeared with his face covered by a papier-mâché head for 90% of the movie. Next up for Abrahamson is “Room,” based on the bestselling 2010 novel by Emma Donoghue, who adapted the screenplay about a woman and her 5-year-old son, who live in confinement in a 10x10-foot single room. Escaping from the captivity in which they have been held for half a decade, the mother and child struggle to adjust to the strange, terrifying and wondrous world outside their one-room prison. »
- Edward Davis
We now have the trailer for the upcoming thriller "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi," which is directed by Michael Bay and starring John Krasinski ("The Office"). Check it out below. The story revolves around the September 11th, 2012 attack on an American compound in Libya that left Us Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens dead. The focus is on six members of a security team that valiantly fought to defend the many Americans stationed there. They only partially succeeded: Stevens and a foreign service worker were killed in one attack, and two contract workers were killed during a second assault on a CIA station nearby. The new movie is set to hit theaters on January 15th, 2016. Trailer: »
Michael Bay's new movie tells the true story of the 2012 attack on two American compounds in Benghazi, Libya. Two CIA contractors, a Us foreign service information management officer, and a Us ambassador ended up dead. Political controversy over what really happened ensued, and now there's a movie about it starring John Krasinski, his costar from The Office David Denman (Roy!), Orange Is the New Black's Pablo Schreiber, and James Badge Dale. The trailer is worth watching for Krasinski's beard alone, but you're going to have to trust me on that one. The drama is due out on Jan. 15, 2016, and you can get a sneak peek above. »
Following his work as show runner on the first season of Marvel and Netflix's "Daredevil," Steven DeKnight became one of the names onboard the 'brain trust' of several notable writers assembled to help chart a course for the "Transformers" franchise.
Akiva Goldsman, Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg, and Lorenzo di Bonaventura serve as the supervisors of this 'brain trust' whose job is to produce not just more "Transformers" sequel story ideas but spin-offs, prequels, and possibly even animated films as part of a larger 'Transformers Cinematic Universe'. Speaking with IGN, he explained how it works:
"It's that wonderful thing where features are now taking a page from television and getting people together to really try and plan things out. It was a wonderful experience.
- Garth Franklin
Attention John Krasinski fans! Have we got a movie trailer for you. We give you 13 Hours, the brand new flick starring everyone's favorite lip synch champion (oh, and actor, too). The thriller comes from none other than Michael Bay, who seemingly decided to take a break from the land of Transformers and Ninja Turtles to focus on some ripped-from-the-headlines political material. The trailer, which just dropped, is your usual high-packed military action fare. In other words, if you liked Zero Dark Thirty, you'll love 13 Hours! Or something like that. But seriously, while the thriller appears to be a standard war movie at first glance, it's actually much more complex—and »
The first trailer for Michael Bay’s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi introduces John Krasinski and James Badge Dale as members of a security team that fought to protect the American diplomatic compound in Libya. ‘13 Hours’ Trailer Paramount released the trailer for 13 Hours on Tuesday, roughly six months ahead of the film’s release in […]
The post Michael Bay’s Benghazi Thriller ’13 Hours’ Gets First Trailer appeared first on uInterview. »
- Chelsea Regan
As Paramount plots to expand the Transformers franchise into a full-blown cinematic universe, it has assembled a crack team of Hollywood scribes led by Akiva Goldsman (Winter’s Tale), all of whom are tasked with laying the groundwork for the future of the franchise.
Steven S. DeKnight (Marvel’s Daredevil) is one member of said writers room, which also includes Zak Penn (The Incredible Hulk), Jeff Pinker (Lost), Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man), The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (Ant-Man), Christina Hodson (Shut In), Lindsey Beer, Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down) and Geneva Robertson-Dworet.
Recently, at the TCAs for Daredevil, DeKnight discussed what it’s like to be a member of such a sprawling team of writers and how he’s liking the jump from television to feature filmmaking:
You know, it’s that wonderful thing where features are now taking a page »
- Isaac Feldberg
The Transformers explosion-wrangler is the latest derided film-maker to tackle a serious subject. Can he pull it off where these others have failed?
As a director who values sound and fury over tired old elements like story, characters and coherence, Michael Bay is not someone you’d expect - or hope - to handle a story that requires a sensitive (non-robotic) hand.
Related: Michael Bay: how the people’s pyromaniac redefined action cinema
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- Benjamin Lee
The director famous for big-bucks action takes on more serious themes in this adaptation of book describing 2012 attack on Us compound in Benghazi
Paramount has released the first trailer for Michael Bay’s movie 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, about the 2012 attack on the Us compound in Benghazi, which resulted in the death of the Us ambassador to Libya, J Christopher Stevens.
Related: Michael Bay: how the people’s pyromaniac redefined action cinema
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- Marnie Langeroodi
If you were wondering what Michael Bay’s been up to after finishing the last Transformers, well the answer is this war drama based on real events, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. Of course it will have explosions, I mean what did you expect, it’s still a Michael Bay film. But aside from that […]
Read The Red Band Trailer for 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi on Filmonic.
Paramount Pictures just shared the first trailer for Michael Bay's "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi," which is scheduled for release on January 15, 2016. (Should somebody pre-order a ticket for Hillary Clinton?)
The action thriller is based on the non-fiction book "13 Hours," which chronicled the September 2012 attack by militants at the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. John Krasinski -- given no dialogue in this trailer, but clearly leaving "The Office" far behind -- stars with James Badge Dale, Max Martini, Pablo Schreiber, Toby Stephens, David Denman, Dominic Fumusa, and Freddie Stroma.
Michael Bay is best known for popcorn blockbusters like "Armageddon" and "Transformers," but he did give his trademark treatment to another real-life story in "Pearl Harbor," so it's possible he'll be doing something similar here. Is that a good thing?
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- Gina Carbone
13 Hours trailer: Michael Bay’s real-life story of the soldiers of the Benghazi. 13 Hours trailer
The first trailer for Michael Bay‘s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of The Benghazi has just bee released by Paramount Pictures UK. The film, Bay’s first non-Transformers movie since the really poorly received Pain and Gain.
The film is based on Mitchell Zuckoff’s nonfiction book 13 Hours, and will be released on 15th January, 2016 in the United States and the UK.
John Krasinski, Dominic Fumusa, James Badge Dale, Max Martini and Pablo Schreiber all star in the film which is written by Chuck Hogan who co-wrote The Strain series of vampire novels with Guillermo del Toro.
Here’s the official description for the book.
13 Hours presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the Us State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA »
- Paul Heath
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