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‘Furious 7′ Director James Wan in Talks for ‘Robotech’

29 April 2015 5:33 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony Pictures is in early talks with “Furious 7″ director James Wan to helm its live-action “Robotech” feature film.

The talks are taking place a month after Sony acquired rights to the project and set it up with Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton producing and Michael Gordon (“300,” “G.I. Joe”) writing the script. The series on which it’s based is centered on humanity’s use of robot technology to fend off alien invaders.

Robotech” derives from a series of popular Japanese TV shows that made their way over to the United States in the ’80s. The rights to the material had originally been at Warner Bros. with Tobey Maguire and Akiva Goldsman on board as producers.

Prior to “Furious 7,” Wan co-created the lucrative “Saw” and “Insidious” franchises along with directing the surprise hit “The Conjuring.” He’s producing “Insidious 3″ and returning to direct “The Conjuring 2” for New Line in the fall. »

- Dave McNary

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Viola Davis will play Harriet Tubman in HBO movie from 'Entourage' producer

27 April 2015 5:31 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The life of Harriet Tubman has been screaming for the feature film treatment for ages. Outside of — what, "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter?" — there's never really been a movie depiction of the famed abolitionist. Well, thanks to HBO and Amblin, that's all about to change. And Viola Davis is going to knock this out of the park. The Oscar-nominated star of "Doubt" and "The Help" will star in the TV film, based on the Kate Clifford Larson biography "Bound for the Promised Land. Writer Kirk Ellis ("John Adams," also at HBO) will pen the script and Doug Ellin ("Entourage") will produce. Two other projects about the Underground Railroad have also been in the works: Wgn's miniseries "Undeground" (produced by Akiva Goldsman) and NBC's "Freedom Run" miniseries (produced by Stevie Wonder). So obviously something is in the water. I take from all of this a fantastic role for Davis, who has popped »

- Kristopher Tapley

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‘Transformers 5′ In The Works, Slated For 2017

22 April 2015 10:45 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

The fifth installment in the popular Transformers franchise is set to hit theaters in 2017. Transformers 5 Paramount CEO Brian Goldner announced the studio’s plans for Transformers 5 during a Hasbro earnings conference call earlier this week. “We have in fact brought in Akiva Goldsman to lead a group of writers to really create a strategic […]

The post ‘Transformers 5′ In The Works, Slated For 2017 appeared first on uInterview. »

- Chelsea Regan

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Hasbro chief talks Transformers cinematic universe plans, next movie slated for 2017

22 April 2015 4:19 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the last two movies both breaking a billion at the box office, it came as no surprise last month when it was reported that Paramount Pictures and Hasbro are looking to expand the Transformers franchise, with Michael Bay, Akiva Goldsman, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Steven Spielberg heading up a “writer’s room” to generate ideas for future instalments.

Well, Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner has now confirmed those plans during the toy manufacturer’s Q1 2015 Earnings Conference Call, as well as revealing that the next movie is slated to arrive in 2017.

“Our plan with the studio and filmakers you may have heard some writers being hired and we have in fact brought in Akiva Goldsman to lead a group of writers to really create a strategic plan around Transformers. We think there are any number of stories to be told from the brand that has been around for 30 years with amazing canon and mythology. »

- Gary Collinson

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Look for 'Transformers 5' & the Start of the Transformers Cinematic Universe in 2017

21 April 2015 11:16 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

We learned, at the end of March, Paramount was bringing on Akiva Goldsman (Jonah Hex, Batman & Robin) to help Transformers franchise director Michael Bay, exec producer Steven Spielberg and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura organize a "writer's room" to create a Transformers universe, a la Marvel's Avengers universe, so as to open up opportunities for more Transformers-releated sequels and possible spin-offs. Now Hasbro has reiterated the point as the company's CEO Brian Goldner told investors during an earnings call (via TFW2005): "Our plan with the studio and filmmakers, you may have heard some writers being hired and we have in fact brought in Akiva Goldsman to lead a group of writers to really create a strategic plan around Transformers. We think there are any number of stories to be told from the brand that has been around for 30 years with amazing canon and mythology. We would expect the sequel »

- Brad Brevet

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‘Transformers’ Sequel Expected in 2017, Says Hasbro CEO

21 April 2015 9:14 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Transformers” may very well be threatening to destroy the globe again in 2017. Entertainment Weekly reports Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner confirmed that Akiva Goldsman will be building a cinematic universe around the blockbuster property during an earnings conference call on Monday, and said they “expect” a fifth sequel in two years. “We have in fact brought in Akiva Goldsman to lead a group of writers to really create a strategic plan around ‘Transformers,'” Goldner said. “We think there are any number of stories to be told from the brand that has been around for 30 years with amazing canon and mythology. »

- Joe Otterson

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Transformers: Next movie planned for 2017

21 April 2015 8:51 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The next Transformers film is scheduled for 2017.

Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner discussed the upcoming sequel to 2014's Transformers: Age of Extinction at an earnings conference call.

Akiva Goldsman was recently recruited by Paramount to work on the franchise.

"We have in fact brought in Akiva Goldsman to lead a group of writers to really create a strategic plan around Transformers," Goldner explained (via Entertainment Weekly).

"We think there are any number of stories to be told from the brand that has been around for 30 years with amazing canon and mythology.

"We would expect the sequel to the Transformers movie to happen in 2017."

Mark Wahlberg confirmed that he will return for the next instalment after starring in Age of Extinction, which made more than $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales.

Watch a trailer for Transformers: Age of Extinction below: »

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'Transformers Cinematic Universe'? Yup. That's A Thing Now

21 April 2015 7:31 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Well, anyone feeling the fatigue that comes whenever a studio announces it's launching a "Cinematic Universe" based around one of its properties may want to click away from here. 

It now looks like Hasbro and Paramount are working on expanding their Transformers franchise into an all-out universe. During Hasbro's 2015 Q1 Earnings Conference Call, CEO Brian Goldner made the following statement regarding the future of the series:

"Our plan with the studio and filmmakers, you may have heard some writers being hired and we have in fact brought in Akiva Goldsman to lead a group of writers to really create a strategic plan around Transformers. We think there are any number of stories to be told from the brand that has been around for 30 years with amazing canon and mythology. We would expect the sequel to the Transformers movie [TF4] to happen in 2017."

Yes, the Transformers series continues to bare fruit, »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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'Transformers 5' Coming In 2017, "Strategic Plan" For The Franchise Confirmed

21 April 2015 7:19 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

As surely as you live and breathe, Hasbro and Paramount will be developing "Transformers" movies. Indeed, with the last two movies, 'Dark Of The Moon' and 'Age Of Extinction' crossing the magical billion dollar threshold, the studio wants to be keep the moneymaker going. Last month Akiva Goldsman ("Jonah Hex," "Batman & Robin," and "Batman Forever") was tapped to put together a brain trust to develop spinoffs, sequels, and more. And yesterday, Hasbro confirmed more robot-smashing action is just a couple of years way. During an earnings call, CEO Brian Goldner laid out what's brewing for one of the company's biggest cinematic toys. "Our plan with the studio and filmmakers, you may have heard some writers being hired and we have in fact brought in Akiva Goldsman to lead a group of writers to really create a strategic plan around Transformers," he said. "We think there are any number of stories to be told from the. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Transformers 5 Due In 2017 As Part Of Confirmed Cinematic Universe

20 April 2015 2:23 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Not long ago, in this very galaxy, there was an unwritten rule which allowed movies to exist throughout time… without a sequel. Or prequel, reboot, remake, sidequel or reset. And for that matter, they didn’t have to slot into an all-encompassing universe of interconnected films, either. However, that was then and this is now, and movie culture today asserts that for a property to succeed it helps to have other movies relating to it in order to strongly promote a unified brand. And so, the next title selected to join the likes of Marvel, Warner and Sony’s cinematic universes is Paramount’s Transformers.

In a roundabout way, we already knew this was on the cards, thanks to an earlier report outlining the studio’s plan to place Akiva Goldsman at the helm of a writer’s ‘brain trust.’ Now, Hasbro has further verified this talk and even firmed »

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Transformers 5 Expected in 2017; “Shared Universe” Plan Confirmed

20 April 2015 1:28 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A new Transformers movie could be in theaters within two years, according to Hasbro. It was just last month that we learned Paramount Pictures was putting together a sort of “brain trust” to come up with their own Marvel-style Transformers universe, spearheaded by screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind, Batman & Robin). The plan is to come up with a story for Transformers 5 as well as multiple sequels and spinoffs, and today during an earnings call (via TFW2005), Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner confirmed said plans and revealed a target date for the next Transformers movie: "Our plan with the studio and filmmakers you may have heard some writers being hired and we have in fact brought in Akiva Goldsman to lead a group of writers to really create a strategic plan around Transformers. We think there are any number of stories to be told from the brand that has been »

- Adam Chitwood

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'Transformers 5' Targets 2017 Release Date

20 April 2015 1:09 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last month it was revealed that Paramount Pictures is setting up a 'writers room' to be headed by acclaimed screenplay writer and producer Akiva Goldsman, which will develop a new Transformers multi-part sequel and spinoffs alongside franchise director Michael Bay. While it hasn't been confirmed, its expected that Michael Bay will return to direct Transformers 5. It was initially believed that the movie would be in theaters by 2016, but that seems to be changing. Brian Goldner, President and CEO of Hasbro, announced today that they are targeting a 2017 release date for the next sequel.

Speaking from the first Hasbro quarter earnings call for 2015, Goldner reiterated that Paramount is in fact in the process of setting up a writer's room. The company has a strategic plan to take the franchise into the future. And this will include touching on some of the pre-existing mythology that has never been brought to the big screen. »

- MovieWeb

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Next "Transformers" Film In 2017?

20 April 2015 11:51 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Hasbro held their first quarter 2015 earnings call today where they spoke a bit more about the news revealed last month - that Paramount was bringing together a brains trust to develop both multi-part sequels and spin-off films based in the "Transformers" universe. TFW2005 has the key quote from Brian Goldner, President and CEO of Hasbro:

"Our plan right now with the studio and filmmakers, you may have read something about some writers being hired. We have in fact brought in [Akiva Goldsman] to lead a group of writers to really create a strategic plan around Transformers – we think there's any number of stories to be told. It's a brand that's been around for 30 years with amazing canon and mythology. We would expect the sequel to the Transformers movie to happen in 2017."

"I Am Legend" writer Akiva Goldsman will lead the group with Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg, and Lorenzo di Bonaventura all »

- Garth Franklin

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Hasbro CEO confirms Transformers cinematic universe; Fifth film coming 2017

20 April 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Remember a couple of weeks ago when we revealed the potential plan for a combined Transformers Cinematic Universe? Well, it looks like now it is pretty much a certainty. During their stockholder's earnings call, Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner revealed the big picture plan for the franchise as well as some news about the sequel to Transformers: Age Of Extinction. .Our plan with the studio and filmmakers you may have heard some writers being hired and we have in fact brought in Akiva Goldsman to »

- Alex Maidy

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Adina Porter, Mykelti Williamson & Amirah Vann Join Growing Cast of Wgn's Underground Railroad Series

15 April 2015 5:35 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Adina Porter, Mykelti Williamson, and Amirah Vann have all joined the cast of Wgn America's straight-to-series order, the scripted drama "Underground," which will follow the many stories of the slaves who set foot on the fabled Underground Railroad, the secret network of men and women who risked their lives aiding them, and the mercenaries tasked with hunting them down at any cost. The trio join the previously-cast Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis HodgeAlano MillerChristopher Meloni and Jessica De Gouw, in a series created by Misha Green (“Sons of Anarchy”) and Joe Pokaski (“CSI”), who will also and exec produce with Akiva Goldsman of Weed Road »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Adina Porter, Mykelti Williamson & Amirah Vann Join Growing Cast of Wgn's Underground Railroad Series

15 April 2015 5:35 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Adina Porter, Mykelti Williamson, and Amirah Vann have all joined the cast of Wgn America's straight-to-series order, the scripted drama "Underground," which will follow the many stories of the slaves who set foot on the fabled Underground Railroad, the secret network of men and women who risked their lives aiding them, and the mercenaries tasked with hunting them down at any cost. The trio join the previously-cast Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis HodgeAlano MillerChristopher Meloni and Jessica De Gouw, in a series created by Misha Green (“Sons of Anarchy”) and Joe Pokaski (“CSI”), who will also and exec produce with Akiva Goldsman of Weed Road Pictures and Tory Tunnell and Joby Harold of Safehouse PicturesAnthony Hemingway will direct the first two episodes (there will be 10 total), with production set to begin in this spring for a 2016 debut. "Wgn America has made a commitment to quality programming and we are happy that. »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Upfronts: Nat Geo Will Revive ‘Explorer,’ Test Comedy

15 April 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Explorers for the adventure-and-science organization National Geographic have long traveled to new places. Now the cable network that is aligned with the 127-year old society wants to do more of the same.

The National Geographic Channel, owned in tandem with 21st Century Fox, said it would test a comedic series in 2016 while rebooting its signature “Explorer” program by returning it to the schedule for the first time in five years, all as part of the network’s efforts in the upfront, the annual process through which U.S. TV outlets try to sell the bulk of their ad inventory.

Speaking at a lunch held Wednesday, Nat Geo CEO Courteney Monroe said the network wanted to place more emphasis on its affiliation with the nonprofit educational institution while trying bolder programming concepts that may push the boundaries of the organization’s signature yellow rectangle.

One of the more eyebrow-raising concepts introduced was a comedic miniseries, »

- Brian Steinberg

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Ron Howard and Nat Geo Partner for Science Anthology, Wild Re-Ups Cesar Millan

15 April 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

National Geographic Channel and sister network Wild rolled out their upfront slates on Wednesday — and the big story at Nat Geo is a science-centric anthology that's bringing in a different Hollywood heavyweight to direct each of the first six installments. Breakthrough, set for a fall launch, comes to the network from Imagine Entertainment's Ron Howard and Brian Grazer and Asylum Entertainment. Focusing on a different arena of innovation in each of the one-hour installments, Angela Bassett, Peter Berg, Paul Giamatti, Akiva Goldsman, Brett Ratner and Howard himself are all on board to helm. Read More In the Desert

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- Michael O'Connell

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Wgn America Adds ‘Rectify’ Alum to ‘Underground’ Drama

13 April 2015 12:02 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Rectify” and “True Blood” alum Johnny Ray Gill has been cast in Wgn America’s upcoming series “Underground,” Variety has learned.

The period drama, which stars Christopher Meloni and Jurnee Smollett-Bell, follows a group of slaves in 1857 who aim to travel 600 miles to escape from a Georgia plantation, aided along the way by a secret abolitionist couple running a station on the Underground Railroad. In an eight-episode arc, Gill will play Sam, a talented carpenter on the plantation with dreams of freedom. Sam is the half-brother to Smollett-Bell’s character Rosalee.

Underground” was given a 10-episode order with production beginning this spring. Misha Green (“Sons of Anarchy”) and Joe Pokaski (“CSI”) created the show and will serve as exec producers with Weed Road PicturesAkiva Goldsman and Safehouse PicturesTory Tunnell and Joby Harold. Anthony Hemingway (“The Wire,” “Treme”) will direct the first two episodes. Hailing from Sony Pictures TV and Tribune Studios, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Sony Now Looking To Build Ron Howard's Dark Tower

12 April 2015 5:43 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Akiva Goldsman have been trying for years to build an adaptation of Stephen King’s epic Dark Tower series. But their ambitious, expensive plans to craft a franchise that encompasses linked movies and TV shows has been bought then scrapped by the likes of Universal, Warner Bros. and HBO. Now, though, it looks like Sony is taking on the task alongside Media Rights Capital.With Howard, Grazer, Goldsman and Eric Huggins producing, the project appears to be shaping up in scaled-down form, with the current plan aimed at making a movie and a complementary TV series. Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner have written the first script to that effect, totally reconceiving the adaptation of King’s adventures starring Roland Deschain, part of a knight-like order of gunslingers in a quest to save civilisation.“There are few projects out there that compare with the scope, vision, complex characters »

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