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Michael Bay Might Not Direct 'Transformers 5'

11 August 2014 9:01 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

In a new USA Today piece focusing on the great year Michael Bay is having given the films he's produced -- The Purge: Anarchy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles -- and directed (Transformers: Age of Extinction) and his new television show on TNT ("The Last Ship") and at the very end it says he "believes he will pass the baton for future Transformers movies to a new director while he turns his focus elsewhere." "There's kind of a new chapter, a new direction in movies I want to make," Bay told USA Today, which adds that he is eying a passion project, a documentary on elephant poaching. "I have a lot of stories to tell. And it's about flexing new muscles," Bay added. Bay's Platinum Dunes will also be releasing Ouija later this year and Project Almanac next year along with an undisclosed new television show next year, but to »

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Bumblebee Concept Art For Transformers: Age Of Extinction

7 August 2014 1:29 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Concept Art by Warren Manser Transformers: Age Of Extinction - The film begins after an epic battle that left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history… while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs. With help from a new cast of humans, Optimus Prime and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet. In an incredible adventure, they are swept up in a war of good and evil, ultimately leading to a climactic battle across the world. Transformers 4 will be directed by Michael Bay, from a script written by Ehren Kruger. The cast includes: Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammar, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci and Jack Reynor. Set for release on June 27th, 2014! »

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New Transformers: Age Of Extinction Environmental Concept Art

22 July 2014 12:10 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Concept Art by James Paick Concept Art by Jung Park Transformers: Age Of Extinction - The film begins after an epic battle that left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history… while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs. With help from a new cast of humans, Optimus Prime and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet. In an incredible adventure, they are swept up in a war of good and evil, ultimately leading to a climactic battle across the world. Transformers 4 will be directed by Michael Bay, from a script written by Ehren Kruger. The cast includes: Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammar, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci and Jack Reynor. Set for release on June 27th, »

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Transformers 4 Concept Art: Unused Female Decepticon & Dinobot Keyframe Art

19 July 2014 6:20 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Concept Art by Steve Jung Transformers: Age Of Extinction - The film begins after an epic battle that left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history… while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs. With help from a new cast of humans, Optimus Prime and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet. In an incredible adventure, they are swept up in a war of good and evil, ultimately leading to a climactic battle across the world. Transformers 4 will be directed by Michael Bay, from a script written by Ehren Kruger. The cast includes: Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammar, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci and Jack Reynor. Set for release »

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Ten Conspiracy Thrillers with Cynical Resolutions

17 July 2014 8:26 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Though there are some spoilers sprinkled throughout this piece for some of the films, they are largely vague for readers who have not seen the films in question.

In his book Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America, journalist Rick Pearlstein posits that Nixon, one of history’s most reviled presidents, manipulated social trends, tense racial crises and even war to assume the office, and, perhaps inadvertently, created the way the Right and Left deal with each other in the present day. The scars of the seventies indeed still hang like a dark cloud over Washington, its internal systems ravaged by covert bugging operations and illegal payoffs. With Edward Snowden’s Nsa revelations and Wikileaks at the forefront today, America has once again regressed into paranoia, though nothing in contemporary cinema compares to the violent, bleak reactions filmmakers had to the Watergate scandal. The occasional modern conspiracy thriller, »

- Kenny Hedges

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Grimlock's Dinosaur & Robot Modes - Transformers 4 Concept Art

12 July 2014 5:13 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Concept Art by Ken Christiansen Transformers: Age Of Extinction - The film begins after an epic battle that left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history… while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs. With help from a new cast of humans, Optimus Prime and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet. In an incredible adventure, they are swept up in a war of good and evil, ultimately leading to a climactic battle across the world. Transformers 4 will be directed by Michael Bay, from a script written by Ehren Kruger. The cast includes: Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammar, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci and Jack Reynor. Set for release on June 27th, 2014! »

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Dumbo to Fly Again

11 July 2014 2:53 PM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Big ears are about to be a big deal. Disney's animated classic Dumbo is being remade into a live-action film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Mouse House thinks special effects have finally evolved to the point where a flying elephant could be made to look real and be believable. The studio is planning to make an adjustment: as it tells the baby elephant's story, it will tell a story about a human going through a similar experience. Ehren Kruger, the writer of Transformers: Age of Extinction, will write and produce. 

Disney's been on a tear of ordering live-action remakes of their animated classics. Cinderella from Thor director Kenneth Branaugh hits in March 13, 2015, while Iron Man helmer Jon Favreau is working on The Jungle Book and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon is taking on Beauty and the Beast.  »

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A Live-Action 'Dumbo' Movie Is Coming

9 July 2014 7:58 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Do you love Dumbo? Does its tale of a young, underdog character learning that he had what it took to soar inside him all along resonate with you? Does just thinking about it put a smile on your face? If so, then the following news should make you happy: Disney has just hired Transformers screenwriter Ehren Kruger to not only write a live-action Dumbo movie, but to produce it as well.   Since the original movie is barely over an hour long, Kruger will be inserting a new storyline about a human family who somehow goes through an ordeal that parallels Dumbo's.  We're not sure who will be directing the project at this point, but Disney may go after a pretty high-profile name considering its other live-action movies have attracted the likes of Jon...

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'Dumbo' Is Getting The Live-Action Treatment

9 July 2014 7:55 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Disney is bringing Dumbo back to the big screen. The studio is developing a, you guessed it, live-action take on its 1941 animated classic. Ehren Kruger, who wrote the Transformers franchise, has been hired to pen the script.

Dumbo is one of the shortest, but also most moving animated features in Disney's movie repertoire. The film (you know, just in case you forgot) tells the story of a young circus elephant who is ridiculed because of his enormous ears. According to THR, the new take will tell the original story but also include "a unique family story that parallels Dumbo's story."

Lately, Disney has been in the game of turning old animated classics into live action movies, and it has worked out for them thus far. Most recently, the studio released Maleficent, which is a re-imagining of the 1959 movie Sleeping Beauty. The pic grossed more than $630 million worldwide. And before that, »

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Transformers 5 Wishlist: 10 Things We Want To See

9 July 2014 6:31 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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This week we’ve been dissecting Michael Bay’s latest entry into the Transformers franchise, Age of Extinction, what with our list of things that sucked about it, and our extensive look at the movie’s various easter eggs, gags and references.

Now we’ve had our fun with it, it’s time to look to the future, to consider what Bay’s fifth Transformers movie might serve up, and how he can improve upon the heavily flawed yet inexplicably successful formula he has hammered out so far.

We’ve opted for a mixture of common sense plot threads left up in the air at the end of Age of Extinction, fanboy characters from the cartoons we want to see, and a couple of long-shots that would nevertheless improve the viability of the franchise and breathe fresh life into it.

Though we expect that Bay likely won’t »

- Jack Pooley

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Transformers: Age of Extinction scribe hired to write live-action Dumbo movie

9 July 2014 2:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having written the scripts for one of the biggest money making franchises in cinemas at the moment, Transformers: Age of Extinction scribe Ehren Kruger has been hired by Disney to pen a live-action adaptation of the classic 1941 animated Dumbo.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kruger will write the script and serve as a producer alongside Justin Springer (Tron: Legacy). No release date has been set, but one would assume it would be part of Disney’s 2016 tentpole line-up. This new version will apparently take the original tale and add a “unique family story that parallels Dumbo’s story”. The studio believes that the latest CGI technology means we can see a live-action flying elephant.

Dumbo will join an ever-growing list of live-action Disney adaptations. This year’s Maleficent starring Angela Jolie, a re-imagining of Sleeping Beauty, grossed over $630 million and Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland took over $1 billion at the global box office, »

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Disney Hires Transformers Writer for Live-Action Dumbo Movie

9 July 2014 12:36 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Disney just hired Ehren Kruger (Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Ring, Arlington Road) to write the script for its upcoming live-action version of the 1941 animated classic "Dumbo." "Dumbo" tells the story of a baby circus elephant who is teased for his large ears. When his mother steps in to protect him and is locked up for it, he ends up on the road with a mouse as his companion. The mouse instills into Dumbo the idea that with the help of a magic feather, he can fly. The new take involves the adaptation of the original movie while adding a unique family story that parallels Dumbo's story. The studio believes that because of the current state of CG technology, a live-action movie featuring a flying elephant can be successful. Disney has turned several classic animated films into live-action movies, including "Maleficent" and "Alice in Wonderland." It's also working on a live-action remakes of "Cinderella, »

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Disney planning Dumbo remake

8 July 2014 11:47 PM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

Disney is preparing to mine the vaults for another remake of a timeless classic, with the news that a live-action update of Dumbo is apparently on the way. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new version of the film involves “the adaptation of the original movie, adding a unique family story that parallels Dumbo’s story.” The report also reveals that Transformers: Age Of Extinction scribe Ehren Kruger will be in charge of putting together a script, and will also co-produce alongside Justin Springer. Of course, the biggest...

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Disney pressing ahead with live action Dumbo movie

8 July 2014 10:57 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The writer of the last three Transformers films is penning a live action take on Dumbo for Disney...

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Maleficent has proven to be a roaring success for Disney, as it continues to turn classic fairy tales and animated movies into live action projects. The studio continues to strike gold too, with Maleficent following the hugely successful Alice In Wonderland and Oz: The Great And Powerful.

Disney already has live action movies of Cinderella, The Jungle Book and Beauty And The Beast in development. But it looks like it's now added Dumbo to its slate.

The Wrap reports that a live action Dumbo is set to be penned by Ehren Kruger for the studio. Kruger has previously penned Scream 3, Arlington Road and the last three Transformers movies.

Kruger will also produce, alongside Justin Springer. There's no word on a director or timescales yet.

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Disney Is Making a Live-Action Dumbo Movie

8 July 2014 10:05 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

A whole lot of Disney animated films have been getting the live-action treatment lately, but Dumbo, the pretty racist 1941 classic about a flying elephant, would seem an unlikely choice to be remade featuring real actors. Wrong! According to THR, Transformers franchise writer Ehren Kruger is penning the script for a live-action Dumbo, which will also add a "unique family story that parallels Dumbo's story." No word on whether there's also a Lion King featuring real lions in our future, but at this point it seems like a terrible inevitability. »

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Disney Is Working On A Live-Action Dumbo Remake

8 July 2014 6:14 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Thus far, Maleficent has added more than $600 million to Disney.s wallet. In the process, the film has also proven to the Mouse House that there.s a lot of money to be made by revisiting beloved movies and adding live action chapters. So, in that spirit, it should surprise no one that Disney is now planning to rework Dumbo. The news comes from The Wrap, and while it.s short on details, it does offer a few hot facts. Apparently, Justin Springer, best known for producing Prom, will oversee the project, and Transformers writer Ehren Kruger will pen the script with an eye toward making it as family-friendly as possible. That family friendly part is par for the course for anyone who has been watching Disney lately. Recent live action works like Alice In Wonderland and Maleficent have pushed the content in a slightly more adult direction than the »

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Disney Developing Live-Action Dumbo Movie

8 July 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Disney is developing a live-action feature film adaptation of Dumbo, and you know how I know it's going to suck? Because it's being written by Ehren Kruger, who worked on all those terrible Transformers movie scripts. I'm not sure who could watch those Transformers movies and be like, "Wow! We've got hire the writer of this to write our movie!" Justin Springer is producing the film and he has worked on bringing films such as Tron: Legacy and Oblivion to life. 

I'm not the biggest fan of Dumbo. It might just be my least favorite of all the classic Disney animated movies. It's so damn depressing. The original film tells the story of a baby circus elephant who is made fun of for his big ears. His mother steps in to protect him at one point and is locked up for it. Dumbo ends up on the road with a »

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Disney Wants Live-Action Dumbo To Take Flight

8 July 2014 4:29 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Clearly emboldened by the success of Maleficent and without waiting to see how its latest adaptations of Cinderella or The Jungle Book perform, Disney has been digging through its animated archives again and has come up with Dumbo. Transformers: Age Of Extinction writer Ehren Kruger has been hired to turn the elephant tale into a live action adventure.Presumably, this updated take on the 1941 classic will blend CG with real-world settings to retell the tale of the elephant born with comically huge ears. Initially mocked for his giant lobes, Dumbo has the last laugh – and learns some important life lessons to boot – when his best pal, Timothy Q. Mouse, helps him learn how to fly.It’s early days for the new project, which so far only boasts Kruger on writing duty with Tron: Legacy producer Justin Springer set to produce. Dumbo represents the latest ‘toon title the Mouse House »

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A Live-Action 'Dumbo' Movie Is Coming from the Writer of 'Transformers: Age of Extinction'

8 July 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Do you love Dumbo? Does its tale of a young, underdog character learning that he really had what it took to soar inside him all along resonate with you? Does just thinking about it put a smile on your face? If so, we hope you're also a fan of the last few Transformers movies, because Disney has just hired screenwriter Ehren Kruger to not only write a live-action Dumbo movie, but to produce it as well. Since the original movie is barely over an hour long, Kruger will be inserting a new storyline about a human family who somehow goes through an ordeal that parallels Dumbo's. So if you loved the family dynamic in Transformers: Age of Extinction, then boy are you in luck. The rest of us will have to cross our fingers and hope Kruger has some more, genuinely...

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Disney developing live-action version of 'Dumbo' from 'Transformers' writer

8 July 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Get ready to see some elephants fly: Disney has begun developing a live-action adaptation of the 1941 animated classic Dumbo about a baby circus elephant who magically learns to fly with the help of his jumbo ears. The movie will be penned by Transformers writer Ehren Kruger and will add an additional family story line to the film that parallels Dumbo’s in the original tale.

Dumbo is just the latest live-action adaptation of a Disney animated classic to come from the Mouse House after Maleficent opened last month and upcoming titles like Cinderella, The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast all currently being adapted. »

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