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With Marvel Studios and Warner Bros. planing to keep churning out super hero movies for the next decade or so, it looks like the heroes of both cinematic universes will have some company, with Hasbro Studio’s president Stephen Davis announcing their plans at the MIPJunior conference (via TFW2005) in Cannes to continue the Transformers franchise through to 2025. As well as the already announced Transformers 5 and an animated origin movie, Davis revealed that Hasbro’s Writer’s Room, which includes Akiva Goldsman (Angels and Demons), Robert Kirkman (creator of The Walking Dead comic book), Jeff Pinker (Fringe, Lost), Zak Penn (The Incredible Hulk), and Steven DeKinght (showrunner on Netflix’s Daredevil), has generated ideas for parts 6,7, and 8 of the franchise. You can read what he had to say below: Well, you’re gonna see a new Transformers movie coming from Hasbro and Paramount and Michael Bay and our other partners. »
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Screening as part of Grimmfest’s Northern Showcase – a shorts programme celebrating the best “The North” has to offer in terms of genre cinema, accompanied by introductions and talks from those involved – The Box comes from special effects make up man and director Shaune Harrison, and stars Paddy from Emmerdale, aka Dominic Brunt, the director of the fantastic genre films Before Dawn and Bait (both screened to great aplomb at Frightfest and both available now on DVD) and his partner, and undoubtedly somewhat his muse, Joanne Mitchell. And according to the press release, The Box is a real product of Grimmfest, the filmmakers behind this film having all met at Grimmfest in past years!
Running just under 14 minutes The Box is a short, sharp, shock of a film that »
- Phil Wheat
As Bones opens Season 11 this Thursday at 8/7c, someone is dead — which is, of course, B.A.U. for the Fox drama. But what’s new is that Seeley Booth shapes up to be a suspect in the slaying. Worse, he’s gone missing.
VideosBones Season Premiere Sadness: Booth Says Goodbye to Brennan
“Booth is missing and she comes in to »
Among the most memorable characters in Tom Clancy’s writing ouevre has been Jack Ryan, as the character who finds himself wrapped up in political intrigue in any situation has been the focus of eleven books, ten from Clancy and one from Mark Greaney that was authorised by Clancy’s estate. There have also been numerous attempts to bring the character to the big screen, with Alec Baldwin first taking on the role with 1990’s The Hunt For Red October. Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck have also taken on the character before Chris Pine, who most recently stepped into Ryan’s shoes with 2014’s Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Now, however, the character is poised to enter a third medium, that of the small screen.
Variety reports that Amazon has picked up a show with Clancy’s character at its core, giving it a series order. Michael Bay is onboard the »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Jack Ryan is the latest to join the slew of recognisable movie names heading to TV, as Michael Bay’s company teams up with Paramount…
So, Paramount didn’t have the franchise-igniting success they were hoping for with Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (a worldwide gross of $135m from a budget of $60 million isn’t to be scoffed at, but it’s hardly series-launching money).
According to Deadline, Paramount has come up with a new vision for the Tom Clancy spy novel adaptation – they’ve got an idea for a TV series, with some impressive names involved.
Two Lost alumni are at the helm – Carlton Cuse (who co-showrunned the series) and Graham Roland (who wrote episodes of Lost, as well as Prison Break, Fringe and Almost Human). They’ve whipped a potential project into shape with Paramount TV, Skydance Media and Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes company.
Apparently Cuse and Roland »
What do you do after you've had giant robots riding other giant dinosaur robots into battle? Space. Are you ready for more robots in disguise? Ready or not, here they come – and in full force, too. Earlier this year, Paramount Pictures created a writers room to tackle the issue of how to best move forward with their profoundly lucrative, but critically reviled “Transformers” franchise. It seems they have cracked the code with Akiva Goldsman (“I Am Legend”,” A Beautiful Mind”) set to pen “Transformers 5;” which will see Michael Bay return to the directing chair and Mark Wahlberg reprise his role as scrappy inventor Cade Yaeger from “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” which earned over $1 billion at the box office. It remains to be seen if Wahlberg’s “Age of Extinction” co-stars Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor will join in this next adventure. Meanwhile, fans will be seeing the oft-discussed Transformers in space movie after all, »
- Roth Cornet
Additionally, JoBeth Williams (Poltergeist), Harris Dickinson (Some Girls) and Sawyer Barth (Black Box) have landed co-starring roles in the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced project, which delves into the secrets lingering behind the façade of a seemingly idyllic suburban family.
Home centers on the not-yet-cast Rose Altman, an accomplished designer with a successful business who is expecting a child with husband Joe (Buchan), a highly regarded prison psychologist. »
WWE superstar Dean Ambrose makes the leap from the pro wrestling ring to the movie screen in “12 Rounds 3: Lockdown.” The popular fan favorite transitions from the “Lunatic Fringe” he is known for to John Shaw, a detective who returns to active duty after the death of his partner. When he uncovers evidence linking his fellow officers to a murder, they frame him for a homicide he didn’t commit. That’s when the fun begins with Shaw trapped in his own precinct, on a mission to expose the dirty cops and clear his name. The WWE Studios/Lionsgate action thriller is … Continue reading →
The post WWE’s Dean Ambrose talks acting debut in “12 Rounds 3: Lockdown” appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Scott Fishman
Less than a week after it was announced Shondaland was developing a comedy for ABC, Variety reports that Shonda Rhimes's production company will also be working on a religious drama for the network. The 60-minute project, which comes from scribe and executive producer Alison Schapker (Fringe, Lost), has no title yet, but it will focus on an ensemble of Catholic nuns that have to keep sketchy secrets and contest the closing of their Bronx convent. (Think Desperate Housewives meets Jesus meets Up, maybe.) Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers will also reportedly executive-produce. No other details were immediately available — aside from the fact that Shondaland is officially on a roll this season. »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers’ Shondaland has sold its first drama project this season, and it’s very much in the company’s wheelhouse of soapy, twisty shows. The untiled one-hour is written by former Lost and Fringe writer-producer Alison Schapker. It revolves around a group of Catholic nuns fighting the closure of their Bronx-based convent who must suddenly deal with three young novices whose arrival unearths long-buried secrets. Schapker, Rhimas and Beers executive… »
Get Your Own Back was one of the most fun children's game shows of the 1990s. The show - which saw kids covering adults in gunge - returned at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, and is now eyeing a live tour and TV comeback.
Presenter Dave Benson Phillips's career may have been off-screen since his '90s heyday, but he still has fond memories of classic kids' shows and his great friendship with Fun House 'rival' Pat Sharp.
"A lot of it is because the people of the 1990s were very vocal about the shows they like. We liked the shows then but there were no platforms at the time where you could say to the world, 'I liked that programme, who's with me?'.
"You have in the 1990s, a lot »
The story revolves around two Hollywood special effects artists who are recruited by the CIA to complete seemingly impossible covert ops missions by creatively using the most basic tools from their craft.
Currently untitled, the project has received a script commitment from the network and is being produced by MGM Television. Savage and Hyneman will executive produce along with Gail Berman and writing duo Lilla and Nora Zuckerman ("Suits," "Fringe") who will pen the script.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
Set in a future world where companies have unlimited power, the project stars Sean Teale (Reign) as Ben Larson, an executive who is forced to change his identity in order to infiltrate a cut-throat corporate world and save the woman he loves.
Back in November, Universal Pictures' Donna Langley revealed some surprising news. The Universal Monsters Shared Universe being developed by the studio will not be part of the horror movie genre. Instead, this franchise, which will include the upcoming Untitled Mummy Reboot and several of the studio's most iconic horror movie characters, was described as "epic action adventure". This gave many fans pause. While doing press for his new CBS TV series Limitless, Alex Kurtzman clarified that the Universal executive's statement isn't entirely true, and that these will certainly be horror movies.
"Yeah, I think it's a fair response and it's actually not - I think there was some lost in translation quality to the way it was received, because I promise you there will be horror in these movies. It is our life goal to make a horror movie. The tricky part is actually how you combine horror with »
Last summer Universal announced their intention to launch an Avengers-style Universe with its cadre of classic monsters. Dracula Untold was intended as a first step in that process, but the movie’s middling box-office and lukewarm critical reception seemed to halt further discussion of the endeavour. First impressions count for a lot in Hollywood, and the newly rebooted Drac’s wasn’t great.
However, it might not have been quite bad enough to tranquilize the concept permanently. The Tracking Board is reporting that Fringe show-runner Jeff Pinkner has been hired to pen to a remake of The Creature from the Black Lagoon, with Scarlett Johansson possibly attached to star. It’s not an unequivocal endorsement of the whole Monster Universe thing, but it’s certainly enough to make one reconsider its presumed cancellation.
If you saw Dracula Untold, you’ll know the film struggled with issues of tone and originality, »
- Daniel Kelly
It was reported some time ago now that Universal was looking to press ahead with a classic horror characters cinematic universe. We already know that a new take on The Mummy is high up the agenda, and now we hear of progress on a remake of Creature From The Black Lagoon.
Based around the idea of scientists looking for fossils on a trip up the Amazon river, Creature From The Black Lagoon sees them discover a half-human, half-fish character, who in turn falls for one of the female scientists on the expedition.
The role of said scientist has reportedly been offered to Scarlett Johansson, as Universal looks to move forward on the project. Furthermore, it's now hired The Amazing Spider-Man 2's Jeff Pinker to do a rewrite on the screenplay. »
The political thriller, produced by Matchbox Pictures, begins shooting in Canberra this month.
.Weaver will play Senator Catriona Bailey, Attorney-General and Australian Labor Party powerbroker.
"Set in the backdrop of the nation.s capital, Secret City will be a compelling and intriguing Australian political drama and we are very proud of the cast and creatives we are assembling for this program.. . ..
- Inside Film Correspondent
Because Abby still has a few levels of public embarrassment she hasn’t experienced, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce has decided to introduce her parents in Season 2.
Related NeNe Leaks Parts Ways With Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta
At present, the pair are slated to appear in one episode. They join a Season 2 guest roster that includes Megan Hilty (Smash), Maury Sterling (Homeland), Aaron Staton (Mad Men), Retta (Parks and Recreation) and »
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