Be bored. Be ever so slightly bored. Slashfilm are reporting that Hasbro and DreamWorks are getting ready to make a fourth and fifth “Transformers” movie. The proposed game plan is to film them back to back, as with the likes of the “Matrix” sequels, the “Pirates” films and the proposed sixth and seventh “Fast & Furious” movies.
Because, yes, that kind of scheduling worked so well for Keanu, Johnny and co. Everybody loved those movies. Ahem.
He deserves better...
The dread hand of Ehren Krueger is in place to dream up a scenario, Michael Bay is unconfirmed (perhaps the best news to come out of this story) and lovely Jason Statham is mentioned as a possible lead – he’s got NEST commander written all over him, hasn’t he?
I enjoyed the first movie, hated the sequel with a steadfast passion and was eventually somewhat nonplussed by the third film (awesome 3D compositions aside). I’m not sure that I’m at all bothered by seeing future installments in the series, but it would be cool to see what a new director could bring to the table.
Perhaps Paramount might like to go the non-traditional route and offer a huge gig like this to an unexpected choice? Fully in the knowledge that he might not want to do it, I’m going to go all blue sky and suggest Joe Cornish for the gig. Think about it – he would deliver something hopefully more interesting and quirky than we’ve been getting to date.
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Today’s fix of quick nerd news goes something like this –
Slashfilm has an update on the upcoming Universal theme park attraction for the “Transformers” franchise – with the theme park operator dubbing it, as you might expect, “Transformers – The Ride”. It’s scheduled for a debut in the Singapore park in December of this year and in the Hollywood park in Spring 2012, blending 3D live action footage and animatronic effects.
As long as it doesn't feature John Turturro in a 3D-thong, I'm happy...
There’s a blog for the ride HERE…
SFX, meanwhile, have a story about Warner Brothers cash-mountain in-the-waiting, the making of Harry Potter studio tour, which opens its doors from 31 March 2012 – you can book tickets here from 13 October.
Can we get an endlessly replenishing breakfast, too? That would be sweet...
Mrs Rolling Eyeballs is even now F5’ing as though a Hippogriff’s life depended on it.
The dream team of “Iron Man” helmer Jon Favreau, “Star Trek” scribe Roberto Orci and “Robot Chicken” co-creator Seth Green are working on an ABC tv pilot set in an “X-Files”-like division working out of the White House.
I'm always down for a show which recalls "The X-Files"...
I09 pays tribute to Steve Jobs, who died today at the age of 56, after battling liver cancer. He leaves a legacy of innovative and elegant products, from Apple computers to Pixar films, which made technology accessible to a mass audience and created a proud and passionate fan base of Apple geeks the world over.
Making complex technology simpler.
The Guardian, meanwhile, has Apple insiders recalling Apple’s culture and product design focus. Even the Metal world gets in the act, via Blabbermouth, with the likes of Wes Borland, Fred Durst, Bret Michaels and more recalling the impact that Apple had on them.
File this one under – “I’ll believe it when I see it” – French website, via Eurogamer, reports that Spielberg-produced “Halo” movie to commence shooting in 2012.
See what I did there? Huh? Righteous!
Yes, there’s a new trailer for Michael Bay’s third “Transformers” film and you can find it over at Apple’s trailer hub.
Bay’s eye for huge spectacle is present and correct, as is the meme-worthy sight of Shia LeBeouf yelling his little lungs out for Optimus to come save his butt. Metropolitan property is destroyed with cavalier abandon, Peter Mullan has the best voice ever and, best of all, those dreaded ‘Twins’ are nowhere to be seen.
Michael Bay in the thick of it.
Though I hated “Revenge of the Fallen” with a passion (it’s one of only two movies that I’ve ever walked out of), something tells me that I will be seeing this film in a theatre, which is a serious recommendation. In this age of Blu-Ray and excellent home cinema presentation, it takes a film which demands to be seen on a big screen to motivate me to brave my local GooglyPlex – though the jury is still out on 3D presentation for me.
Intriguingly, Bay’s synonymous hyper-kinetic visual style has been anecdotally reigned in by the limitations of the 3D cameras that he worked with here – perhaps this might be the first Bay movie which doesn’t induce tension headaches in the audience and has some semblance of a downer ending.
To whet your proverbial whistle, Comic Book Movie have a YouTubed host of the trailer and some screengrabs for your perusal.
Doesn't look good for Chicago...
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