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Steven S. DeKnight Talks Life Inside The Transformers Writers Room

29 July 2015 9:54 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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 KirkmanAndrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (Ant-Man), Christina Hodson (Shut In), Lindsey BeerKen 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 »

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’13 Hours’ Trailer: Michael Bay Goes ‘Black Hawk Down’

28 July 2015 4:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for Michael Bay‘s Benghazi movie 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. Based on the Mitchell Zuckoff‘s book about the dual 2012 attacks on American compounds in Libya, the story involves the attack which saw the loss of four American lives and created a political firestorm that continues to burn even after official […]

The post ’13 Hours’ Trailer: Michael Bay Goes ‘Black Hawk Down’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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Josh Hartnett's New Role: Dad!

3 July 2015 4:40 PM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Josh Hartnett has landed an important new role: fatherhood!


The "Penny Dreadful" actor and his girlfriend, British actress and model Tamsin Egerton, are expecting their first child, Page Six first reported on Thursday.

"It's true and they are beyond thrilled," Josh's rep told the outlet.

Photos: 'Penny Dreadful' Season 2 Character Portraits

Josh and Tamsin's romance is a case of art imitating life, as the two first met in 2011 while filming "The Lovers." While the "Black Hawk Down" and "Pearl Harbor" star has previously been linked to other leading ladies, including Scarlett Johansson, ...

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Josh Hartnett & Girlfriend Tamsin Egerton Are Expecting Their First Baby

3 July 2015 8:27 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Josh Hartnett is going to be a dad! The 36-year-old Penny DreadfulPearl Harbor and Black Hawk Down star's girlfriend, British actress Tamsin Egerton, is pregnant with their first child, the actor's rep told E! News. The two played love interests in the romance-adventure film The Lovers, which was released in February and was filmed in 2010 and 2011. Hartnett and Egerton sparked romance rumors in 2012 and stepped out as a couple a year later. While they have been spotted out together several times over the years, they have largely kept their love life under wraps. "I purposefully didn't want people to know too much about my personal life because »

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Josh Hartnett is Going to be a Dad, Girlfriend Tamsin Egerton is Expecting a Baby

2 July 2015 10:29 PM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Josh Hartnett's going to be a dad! The "Black Hawk Down" star, 36, and his 26-year-old girlfriend Tamsin Egerton are expecting a baby, the actor's rep confirmed to Page Six. "It's true and they are beyond thrilled," the star's rep confirmed to the outlet. Hartnett met British actress Egerton in 2011 on the set of The Lovers, but they didn't start dating until much later. As Us Weekly previously reported, they were first spotted stepping out together in May 2013, both in New York City's SoHo neighborhood, and [...] »

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7 Characters That The Third Star Wars Anthology Film Could Focus On

16 June 2015 1:41 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In April 2013, Disney Chairman Alan Horn made the dreams of millions come true when he announced a range of new plans for the iconic and beloved Star Wars film franchise. Beginning with a new trilogy of core sequels – headed up by Star Wars: The Force Awakens – the studio confirmed that there would also be several standalone, spinoff movies, giving a broader view of Star Wars action.

With this parallel Star Wars series quickly becoming known as the Star Wars Anthology films, the imaginations of fans ran wild – with such a rich universe to draw upon, the possibilities seemed endless. The schedule for these new plans was confirmed by Disney CEO Bob Iger – the intention being, to release of a new core film every two years, interspersed with an Anthology film. The result of this schedule means we will potentially see a brand new Star Wars film every year, for six years, »

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6 Ways To Die – starring Vinnie Jones & Vivica A. Fox / out July 31St

10 June 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Sonny “Sundown” Garcia is the top cocaine distributor in the United States, which has made him a very rich and powerful man. It has also made him plenty of enemies. John Doe is just such a man. A nameless man of mystery, John lives to see Sundown not just dead, but to suffer six meaningful losses before his death—his fortune, his freedom, his love, his reputation, his most valuable possession and, finally, his life. John hires six hit-men, each one assigned to inflict one of the six meaningful losses upon Sundown. Starring: Vinnie Jones (X-Men: The Last Stand, Swordfish), Dominique Swain (Face/Off, Lolita), Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill, Independence Day), Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down) & Bai Ling (The Crow, Anna and the King) »


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Steven DeKnight Joins The Transformers Writing Room

9 June 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Transformers writer’s room has been making the headlines recently, adding more and more names to the list of storytellers who have been tasked with moving the franchise forward through a range of prequels, sequels and spin-offs. The final piece has now fallen into place with the announcement that Steven DeKnight will take the last seat at that table. DeKnight is riding a wave a success following the impressive debut of the first season of Daredevil on Netflix – a series for which he was showrunner, in addition to writing, directing and producing.

DeKnight joins a creative team that already consists of Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down), Geneva Robertson-Dworet (whose script Hibernation was featured on the Black List), Christina Hodson (Shut In), newcomer Lindsey Beer, Andrew Barrer (Haunt), Gabriel Ferrari (Barrer’s writing partner), Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man), Zak Penn (Avengers Assemble »

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Former Daredevil showrunner Steven DeKnight joins Transformers writers room

8 June 2015 11:49 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fresh from his exploits in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it has been announced that former Daredevil showrunner Steven DeKnight has become the latest name to join the Transformers writers room over at Paramount Pictures.

Headed up by Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind), the studio’s writers room now includes Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man), Zak Penn (Pacific Rim 2), Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Christina Hodson (The Eden Project), Lindsey Beer (Dig), Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (Ant-Man), Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down) and Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Hibernation).

In addition to Transformers 5, the writers will all be pitching ideas for various spinoffs set in the Transformers universe, which will subsequently be turned into treatments should they meet the approval of Paramount, Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg.


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Transformers cinematic details: more writers, over 10 films?

8 June 2015 10:27 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

As Daredevil's Steven DeKnight signs up for Transformers duties, it's revealed that up to a dozen scripts are likely to be worked on...

Further recruits have been added to the writer's room for the planned Transformers movie universe. The story so far on this is that Akiva Goldsman is heading up a collection of scribes, that already features The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, Christina Hodson & Lindsey Beer, Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari (who worked on Ant-Man), Art Marcum & Matt Holloway (Pacific Rim), Zak Penn (Pacific Rim 2) and Jeff Pinker (Lost). So, including Goldsman, that's seven writing teams, and 10 individual writers.

But there's more. At the end of last week, Black Hawk Down's Ken Nolan signed up, as did Geneva Robertson-Dworet, who's been writing a space thriller for Roland Emmerich. And now we learn that Daredevil season one showrunner Steven DeKnight is on board as well. So, we make that 10 writing teams, »

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Playing with Dolls: Bloodlust Puts Several Characters on the Chopping Block in this Trailer

8 June 2015 1:40 PM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

IDic Entertainment and director Rene Perez (The Dead and the Damned) have released a trailer for Playing with Dolls 2. The film has been renamed Playing with Dolls: Bloodlust and the clip shows more torture and more unsuspecting characters. Likely to be released soon, the film stars Richard Tyson (Black Hawk Down), Karin Isabell Brauns, Andy Espinoza Long, Colin M. Bryant and Elonda Seawood. An analysis of the film's first trailer is hosted here. Perez focuses on the gore. The first trailer shows one male character, being sawed into. Full of practical make-up effects, the man's leg looks unusually real. Actress Karin Isabell Brauns plays Stina. Stina is flown into an isolated reserve, in hopes of stardom. But, she finds a killer is stalking her remote cabin. She also discovers a body in the woods. Here, reality takes hold. At the top of psychopathic pyramid, Richard Tyson plays The Voyeur, a rich, »

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Transformers Writers Room Could Come up with as Many as 12 Movies

8 June 2015 9:28 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The Transformers franchise, the toxic waste dump of the blockbuster movie landscape, has put together a writers room led by Akiva Goldsman, the man who brought you Winter’s Tale. Like other studios trying to emulate the Marvel, Paramount wants to pull together an interconnected universe and do it through a system similar to a television model instead of a screenplay getting passed down from writer to writer until it lands in the hands of Michael Bay and becomes a stack of paper on which he can put his coffee. Per Forbes, the current Transformers writers room consists of Zak Penn (The Incredible Hulk), Jeff Pinker (Lost), Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man), The Walking Dead creator Robert KirkmanAndrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (Ant-Man), Christina Hodson (Shut In), Lindsey BeerKen Nolan (Black Hawk Down) and Geneva Robertson-Dworet. Goldsman told Deadline their approach for the expanded Transformers cinematic »

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Eric Roberts and Katherine Castro Have Joined Alberto G. Rodriguez’s Thriller The Summoning

5 June 2015 7:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Dominican Republic actress Katherine Castro (The Maven) has joined academy award nominee, Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight) in the Alberto G. Rodriguez (Dark Power) directed thriller movie The Summoning, set to start filming next week in Sugarland, Texas.

The feature film follows law student, Rachel Iverson (Leila Almas) working on a century old murder case and discovers more than what she expected when spirits from the past begin to visit her, leading her towards an insidious truth that will put her own life in danger.

The project is being produced by two-time Emmy winner Christian Luna, of Luna Films, and stars Raz Adoti (Black Hawk Down), Jaime Zevallos (The Bridge), Leila Almas (Sweet Darling), Aaron Perilo (True Blood) and Rheagan Wallace (Deep in the Heart).


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Two more scribes join Transformers writer’s room as Akiva Goldsman talks plans to expand the franchise

5 June 2015 9:37 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A couple of days ago Paramount announced that screenwriters Christina Hodson (The Eden Project) and Lindsey Beer (Dig) have joined their Transformers “writer’s room”, and now it’s been announced that the studio has added another two scribes in Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down) and Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Hibernation).

See Also: Disastrous Masterpieces in Disguise? Examining the Transformers’ Cinematic Future

The new names join the previously announced Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man), Zak Penn (Pacific Rim 2) and Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) as part of Paramount’s writing team for an expanded Transformers universe, which is being headed up by Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind).

“There is such reciprocity between TV and movies now, that we’re borrowing this from TV,” Goldsman tells Deadline. “I got a taste of this from J.J. Abrams when I came in to write an episode of Fringe, »

- Gary Collinson

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Transformers: Akiva Goldsman Adds Ken Nolan and Geneva Robertson to Writers’ Room

4 June 2015 5:07 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Akiva Goldsman announced today that he has added two more writers to his ever-expanding Transformers braintrust, which will set off on their task to pen the next iteration of the titanic franchise this coming week. Black Hawk Down scribe Ken Nolan and Black List-ed penner Geneva Robertson are the latest pair to be added to the swelling group, as reported today by THR. They, of course, are added to a league of writers, made up of Christina Hodson, Lindsey BeerAndrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari (Ant-Man), The Walking Dead originator Robert KirkmanArt Marcum & Matt Holloway (Iron Man), Zak Penn, and Amazing Spider-Man 2's Jeff Pinkner. Discussing the task at hand, Goldsman was quick to discuss the goal of replicating the serial formula of television in movie form: “There is such reciprocity between TV and movies now, that we’re borrowing this from TV.I got a taste of this »

- Chris Cabin

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Akiva Goldsman Explains ‘Transformers’ Writers Room As Paramount Adds Scribe Pair

4 June 2015 4:14 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Ken Nolan and Geneva Robertson-Dworet have been set to join the group of writers who, starting Monday, will gather in an office on the Paramount lot to hatch the next iterations of the billion-dollar Transformers franchise. Nolan is best known for Black Hawk Down and Fox recently acquired his spec adaptation of the Robert Littell Cold War novel Defection, this after Nolan turned his novel The Company into a limited TNT series. Robertson-Dworet, who co-wrote the… »

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Independence Day 2 casts William Fichtner as a general

29 May 2015 12:46 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Independence Day 2 has got its latest cast member - William Fichtner joining as a general.

Shooting has already started on the sequel to the 1996 film, with Roland Emmerich returning to direct.

Deadline reports that the actor is playing a "top general", with that turning into an even bigger role in the two films to follow this first sequel.

Fichtner is known for movies including Heat, Armageddon, The Dark Knight and Black Hawk Down.

Emmerich's creative partner Dean Devlin recently posted a picture of himself with Jeff Goldblum, who is back as computer whizz David Levinson.

Co-lead Will Smith isn't returning with him but Brent Spiner, Vivica A Fox, Bill Pullman and Judd Hirsch are all taking up their roles from the first film.

New cast members to the film series include Jessie Usher, Liam Hemsworth, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Sela Ward as the new female Us president.

Independence Day 2 will arrive »

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William Fichtner Takes Lead Role In Independence Day 2

29 May 2015 10:21 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After years as a character actor in flicks as diverse as Black Hawk DownThe Dark Knight and The Perfect Storm, William Fichtner is finally landing major roles. The actor, last seen in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, has signed on to play a top general in Independence Day 2.

Fichtner’s character will first appear in the next Independence Day sequel before becoming a more central player (possibly even the main antagonist) in the already-planned third and fourth movies.

It’s great to see Fichtner scoring bigger parts in blockbuster fare. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, in which he played villain Eric Sacks, was a breakthrough pic for the actor, actually allowing him to showcase a dramatic range that has been reined in in his past projects.

In Independence Day 2, he’ll join a cast of fresh faces and familiar franchise players, including newcomers Maika Monroe (The GuestIt Follows), Jessie Usher »

- Isaac Feldberg

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William Fichtner Gets Rank Of General In ‘Independence Day’ Sequel

29 May 2015 9:57 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: William Fichtner has taken a lead role in Independence Day 2. Actually, he has signed with Fox to play a top general in that film and take an even larger role in the two films that will follow. This comes after Fichtner joined the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. He has been doing such good work for so long as a character actor — Heat, The Perfect Storm and Black Hawk Down are just a few — it’s hard to begrudge him taking that next step in big tentpole… »

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Kajaki – The True Story Review: Could This Be The Best War Film Of The Year?

28 May 2015 6:40 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Alchemy Releasing

Rating: ★★★★

Kajaki tells the horrifying true story of the events of September 6 2006 in Afghanistan. Events that would later become known as the Kajaki minefield incident.

Troops from the 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment of the British Army were stationed near the Kajaki Dam in Taliban-occupied Helmand Province, when a routine reconnaissance mission took a nasty turn, as a three-man patrol stumbled into a dry riverbed, unaware it was actually an unmarked minefield. A catastrophe of errors, coupled with military bureaucracy, transformed a dangerous situation into a nightmare of hellish proportions.

Gritty and realistic, the harrowing BAFTA nominated film looks and feels like The Hurt Locker, and has garnered much praise from Afghanistan veterans for its brutal authenticity. The true-life story has seen a few small changes to suit the big screen, but it remains unsanitised, completely brutal, and an accurate depiction of war in the desert waste that is Helmand Province. »

- Angus Saul

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