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Hasbro and Paramount Pictures are not ready to give up on Transformers, and Age of Extinction will not prove to be the final movie in the series. But while we already knew that Transformers 5 and more live-action sequels are in the works, when are they coming? Who.s working on them? During their 2015 Q1 Earnings Conference Call, Hasbro answered a few of these questions for the public . including the fact that the next movie won.t be coming out until 2017. According to TFW2005.com, Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner revealed that the toy brand and Paramount are planning a release year for Transformers 5. This is contradictory to a previous report, which came out of last year.s CineEurope. At that time, Paramount slated the next sequel in the blockbuster franchise for 2016. However, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura later said that this information was inaccurate, which led some to believe that this project »
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 »
- Gem Seddon
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
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. »
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."
- Garth Franklin
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
Shia Labeouf is interesting. He.s able to finance his current artistic endeavors because of his work on the likes of the Transformers franchise, but that hasn.t stopped him from turning on the robotic series and its director with some biting comments. Labeouf was speaking to The Hollywood Reporter at the Tribeca Film Festival ahead of Alma Har.el.s documentary LoveTrue, on which he is an executive producer. Sporting a unique new bouffant, Labeouf spoke passionately about artists who believe wholeheartedly in their material, and suddenly turned on his signature franchise, saying: Bumblebee never sounds real, it.s just a fucking name. The name alone you can never make real, no matter how much you put into it, because on the other side you have a director who doesn.t believe it either. Shots fired! The Bumblebee in question has been a key member of the Transformers series »
In a touchy-feely session that was much tamer than last year’s Forum – when Oliver Stone blasted China for not making films that tackled its past – the talk was mostly of creating universal stories and looking beyond cultural differences.
“It all comes down to character and the humanity that unites us all,” said Aronofsky. “I was on the Berlin film festival jury this year and a film from Iran won. But it doesn’t matter what country it came from – it was just a deeply emotional human story. I don’t know that there are French stories, Chinese stories or American stories. Co-production should reflect that.”
Hong Kong director Tsui Hark agreed that the human story has to come first, but added that “there’s a different philosophy in Western »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Liz Shackleton)
This week has already given us our first look at David Tennant’s Zebediah Kilgrave and Mike Colter’s Luke Cage from Marvel’s upcoming Netflix series A.K.A. Jessica Jones, and now thanks to SpoilerTV we have a few more photos showing Tennant, Colter and leading lady Krysten Ritter on set; check them out here…
Working as a private investigator in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen, a troubled ex-superhero’s past comes back to haunt her in the live-action series, ‘Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones.’”
A.K.A. Jessica Jones stars Krysten Ritter (Breaking Bad) as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter (The Following) as Luke Cage, David Tennant (Doctor Who) as Kilgrave, Rachael Taylor (Transformers) as Trish Walker / Hellcat, Eka Darville (The Originals) as Malcolm, Erin Moriarty (The Kings of Summer) as Hope, Wil Traval (Red Widow) as an NYPD officer and Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix) as Harper.
Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones »
- Gary Collinson
As production continues on Marvel’s second Netflix series A.K.A. Jessica Jones, we’ve got our first look at former Doctor Who star David Tennant as the villain Zebediah Kilgrave thanks to a set photo showing Tennant in costume as the Purple Man…
A.K.A. Jessica Jones stars Krysten Ritter (Breaking Bad) as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter (The Following) as Luke Cage, David Tennant (Doctor Who) as Zebediah Kilgrave / Purple Man, Rachael Taylor (Transformers) as Trish Walker / Hellcat, Eka Darville (The Originals) as Malcolm, Erin Moriarty (The Kings of Summer) as Hope, Wil Traval (Red Widow) as an NYPD officer and Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix) as Harper.
- Gary Collinson
While there has been more attention recently on Joseph Kahn and Adi Shankar’s Bootleg Universe version of the characters, the official, Haim Saban-sponsored new Power Rangers film is still in the works. And now it has a director in negotiations: Project Almanac’s Dean Israelite.Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz are crafting the script, with Star Trek / Transformers writer Roberto Orci present to help guide the story’s structure.What that story will be is still unclear, but will likely function as a fresh variant of the usual Rangers trope: a group of ordinary – at least by the standards of the show – teenagers, who when danger strikes, “morph” into superheroes with specific powers, whereupon, they battle a variety of beasts and other villains. Launched in 1993, the show became the most-watched children’s TV programme and, remains one of the top-rated and longest running live-action TV series in history, »
Following the arrival of Kingsman: The Secret Service earlier this year, comic writer Mark Millar also had his time traveling adventure comic book series Chrononauts picked up for a feature film. And now yet another of Millar's titles will be heading to the big screen. THR reports the sci-fi comic Jupiter's Legacy will head to the big screen as Millar has decided to team with Transformers and G.I. Joe franchise producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura to adapt the comic into a feature film. And as with pretty much all of the comic writer's properties, the idea sounds pretty damn fantastic, focusing on the lazy offspring of superheroes. The story follows the next generation of superheroes who simply haven't lived up to the standards created by their iconic parents, who obtained their superpowers in the 1920s after they discovered a mysterious island. Millar described the comic last year, "We have the »
- Ethan Anderton
Mark Millar's Jupiter's Legacy is being adapted for film.
It centres around the children of a group of superheroes who received their powers in the 1920s after discovering a mysterious island.
The comic follows the antics of their offspring, who fail to live up to their heroic legacies.
A prequel spinoff, Jupiter's Circle, debuted this week with art by Wilfredo Torres.
"What appealed to me was the emotional weight of the family dynamic in Shakespearean fashion," said di Bonaventura. "It is also unique in a world where there are many similar superhero movies and IP."
Di Bonaventura is also developing Millar and Duncan Fegredo's Mph into a movie. »
Mark Miler to Bring Jupiter’s Legacy Into the Big Screen. Mark Miller is keeping himself busy as the comic book writer is looking to adapt his comic series Jupiter’s Legacy into a film. Miller will be teaming with Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura for this film project. According to [...]
- Mufsin Mahbub
While it is currently enjoying the success of shows such as the long-running Suits, the second-season renewal Sirens, and the brand new Dig, USA Network has now announced its 2015/2015 development slate, and it contains nine new scripted dramas to get excited about.
Backed by big names – including Rob Reiner, Catherine Hardwicke, Len Wiseman, Barry Sonnenfeld and Charlize Theron – these fledgling projects indicate a major push forward in original programming for the channel, and a major shift into television for high profile filmmakers.
Paradise Pictures: From the team that delivered Suits (Aaron Korsh, Rick Muirragui), this period drama is set in 1940s Hollywood and follows the fortunes of those trying to make it to the top of the entertainment industry tree, against a backdrop of blacklists, the rise of television, and the fall of studio monopolies.
Starchitects: An episodic drama exploring the workplace pressures at a top-level Los Angeles architecture firm. »
- Sarah Myles
By this stage in the game, Mark Millar has certainly developed a knack for teeing up projects with various studios. Fresh off his work on Kingsman: The Secret Service, the esteemed comic writer has now signed a deal with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura to bring Jupiter Legacy to the silver screen.
ere’s a brief synopsis of the ambitious project:
The children of the world’s greatest superheroes may never be able to fill their parents’ shoes. When the family becomes embattled by infighting, one branch stages an uprising and another goes into hiding. How long can the world survive when one family’s super-powered problems explode onto the global stage?
With a story that spans generations, Jupiter Legacy could be that »
- James Garcia
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In our April edition, we’re analysing Avengers: Age of Ultron in depth. What cameos to expect? Who might die? What the end credits sequence might be?
Our very own Rebecca Perfect is also reporting all the way from Hollywood, with the biggest Marvel superhero news at the moment. Who might we see in X-Men: Apocalypse? Which actor is leaving the franchise? »
- Oli Davis
USA Network is doubling down on WWE, bringing “SmackDown” over from Syfy next year as part of an effort to hike the volume of live programming on NBCUniversal’s flagship entertainment cabler.
The move of “SmackDown,” a slew of development projects, new programs featuring the Chrisley clan and summer scheduling announcements were unveiled Tuesday morning at USA Network’s press upfront gathering held at 30 Rock’s Rainbow Room.
USA Network president Chris McCumber made it clear in his presentation that the cabler is shifting the focus of its original programming to court a millennial audience. He noted that the generational shift of millennials now making up the largest component of the 18-49 audience is well under way. USA’s new shows are built around stories and characters that exhibit “bravery, optimism, self-reliance and hope” — all themes that resonate with millennials, per McCumber.
Alex Sepiol, USA’s senior VP of scripted programming, »
- Cynthia Littleton
The man who created Supernatural has turned his attention to a superhero.
Kripke will pen both the Vertigo comic book on which Amped is based and the series itself, which he’ll also executive-produce.
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Other potential series the cable channel announced Tuesday include:
* The Tap, a 1969-set spy thriller set at Yale University, »
Since leaving the Transformers franchise, Shia La Beouf has made some interesting choices. No, we're not talking about his tabloid headline making behavior (although that is somewhat concerning), but rather the kind of films he's been making. His projects have ranged from the prohibition era thriller Lawless to the stylish Charlie Countryman, not to mention a revealing role in Nymphomaniac and the war drama Fury, and, of course, a peculiar turn in Sia's music video for "Elastic Heart." Now Labeouf is looking to work with Fish Tank director Andrea Arnold for her first film in the Us, appropriately called American Honey. The film, which Variety reports was also scripted by Arnold, will follow a runaway teenager who’s selling magazine subscriptions around the United States and somehow gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard-partying, law-bending and young love. Sounds like an interesting story to put in the hands of Arnold, »
- Ethan Anderton
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