UPDATE: Michael Bay Announces Transformers 3 Release Date!

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Director Michael Bay has announced on his official website the release date for Transformers 3 and says they are jumping right back into it! Oh, and he included a note to Megan Fox as well…

Well its official: We have a great Transformers 3 story. The release date is now July 1st 2011. Not 2012.

Today is Day One. This morning started with an ILM meeting for five hours in San Francisco. Currently I’m flying with writer Ehren Kruger to Rhode Island to talk to Hasbro about new characters.

P.S. Megan Fox, welcome back. I promise no alien robots will harm you in any way during the production of this motion picture. Please consult your Physician when working under my direction because some side effects can occur, such as mild dizziness, intense nausea, suicidal tendencies, depression, minor chest hair growth, random internal hemorrhaging and inability to sleep. As some directors may be hazardous to your health, please consult your Doctor to determine if this is right for you.

Pain and Gain is right after shooting of Trans 3.


This puts it up against the Peter Berg-directed Battleship, also based on a Hasbro property, so we’re guessing Universal will be moving that adaptation somewhere else.

Transformers made $709.7 million worldwide and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen has made $832.4 million.

The summer of 2011 is shaping up to be quite amazing. You can check out the May through August releases that year here. (And don’t forget Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is scheduled for Summer 2011 but doesn’t have a firm date yet!)

UPDATE: Universal and Hasbro have already moved Battleship from July 1, 2011 to August 5, 2011, so Transformers 3 now has the spot to itself.

Source: Michael Bay

The Green Hornet Set Footage and Photos

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Splash News continues to be on the scene of the filming of Columbia Pictures’ The Green Hornet and has now posted a video of the action on set, as well as many more photos.

Scheduled to be released on December 22, 2010, the Michel Gondry-directed comic book adaptation stars Seth Rogen, Cameron Diaz, Jay Chou, Edward James Olmos, David Harbour, Tom Wilkinson and Christoph Waltz.

Source: Splash News

This is Syfy’s The Phantom?

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RHI Entertainment has posted this trailer online for “The Phantom” mini-series that is premiering on Syfy in 2010. Ryan Carnes (“Desperate Housewives,” “Dr. Who”) plays the title role and his alter ego Chris Walker in the re-imagined version of the classic comic book transported to present day.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below…

Source: RHI Entertainment

An Official Dark Knight Motorcycle Suit is Coming

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Just in from Warner Bros. Consumer Products is the news that an official Dark Knight Motorcycle Suit is coming:

Conveying the strength, elegance and awesome power of The Dark Knight, UD Replicas – the officially licensed division of Universal Designs Ltd. – has begun production on a replica Dark Knight Motorcycle Suit, and orders are being taken at the company’s website, UDReplicas.com.

Produced under license from Warner Bros. Consumer Products on behalf of DC Comics, the Universal Designs Dark Knight Motorcycle Suit is a stunning recreation of one of the most iconic movie costumes of all time. The Dark Knight Motorcycle Suit comprises a full-leather jacket that includes lightweight interior lining, as well as molded-leather and Kevlar armor sections; pants that include heavy-duty, four-way stretch Spandex inserts and CE-approved armor; authentic gloves and boots that replicate the amazing on-screen design.

Each Dark Knight Motorcycle Suit can be customized to fit sizes ranging from XXS to XXL. Orders can be placed exclusively at UDReplicas.com, and each Dark Knight Motorcycle Suit retails for $998 U.S. (or $1,149 CDN for orders placed in Canada, United Kingdom and Australia). A maximum of 1,000 Dark Knight Motorcycle Suits will be created.

“No film of the 21st century has been as visually stunning as The Dark Knight, and we’re proud to be working directly with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to ensure accuracy and authenticity in every custom-made Motorcycle Suit,” said David Pea, owner of Universal Designs. “The Dark Knight is one of the highest-grossing movies all time, and continues to spark the imagination of fans everywhere.”

The Dark Knight Motorcycle Suit is an intricate, complex design, he added – one that has required the company to invent entirely new ways of working. “Although we are strictly limiting the quantity to 1,000 suits worldwide, we want each one to be of extraordinarily high quality, and that has meant creating new machinery and new production methods,” Pea said. “We couldn’t be bigger fans of Batman, so we’re very proud that Warner Bros. Consumer Products has given us such remarkable access to the original suit and the designs used in the production of the movie.”

Source: Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Exclusive Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Blu-ray/DVD Clip

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen hits Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday, October 20th and SuperHeroHype.com has your exclusive first look at a clip from a bonus feature that focuses on the filming at the pyramids in Giza, Egypt. You can check out the clip using the player below!

Be sure to check out the official website for more details on the various editions coming and stay tuned to the film’s Facebook page for updates as well.

Source: Paramount Home Entertainment

Don Cheadle Talks War Machine

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Entertainment Tonight recently got a chance to talk to Don Cheadle about playing Col. James ‘Rhodey’ Rhodes/War Machine in Iron Man 2, an interview that you can watch using the player below!

Opening in theaters on May 7, 2010, the Jon Favreau-directed sequel stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Cheadle, Jon Favreau, Mickey Rourke, Sam Rockwell, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Garry Shandling, John Slattery, Kate Mara, Clark Gregg and Olivia Munn.

Source: Entertainment Tonight

More Green Hornet Set Photos!

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Seth Rogen and Jay Chou filmed a new action scene for Columbia Pictures’ The Green Hornet in Los Angeles in costume as the title character and Kato. Splash News has photos from the filming which you can check out by clicking on the photo below!

Opening in theaters on December 22, 2010, the Michel Gondry-directed comic book adaptation also stars Cameron Diaz Edward James Olmos, David Harbour, Tom Wilkinson and Christoph Waltz.

Source: Splash News

McTeigue on Possibly Taking on Superman

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FirstShowing.net caught up with director James McTeigue (V For Vendetta, upcoming Ninja Assassin) and asked about him possibly taking on the next Superman film.

“Maybe some truth to… I’ve had some discussions, the Wachowskis to a lesser degree, but the Superman franchise is in a strange kind of place at the moment,” McTeigue said. “I think they’re still trying to work out the mechanics of how that can come together.”

And if he was to take on the project, what could we expect? You can read more of what he had to say here.

Source: FirstShowing.net

First Look at the Green Hornet Costume

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Splash News has posted explosive footage from the set of The Green Hornet in which you get to see a first look at Green Hornet costume.

Scheduled to hit theaters on the new date of December 22, 2010, the Michel Gondry-directed comic book adaptation stars Seth Rogen, Cameron Diaz, Jay Chou, Edward James Olmos, David Harbour, Tom Wilkinson and Christoph Waltz.

You can check out the footage using the player below!

Source: Splash News

Green Lantern to Shoot in Mexico?

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Inside Film is reporting that Warner Bros. may shoot Green Lantern in Mexico because of the rising Australian dollar. Here’s a clip:

Warner Bros is understood to be preparing to shift its Green Lantern production to Mexico from Australia, where the booming currency has blown out costs.

The latest proposal overrides recent plans to shift the film to the US state of Louisiana (as reported in the October issue of INSIDEFILM) although a final decision has yet to be made.

If the shoot does proceed at Fox Studios Australia it would add more than $US20 million to production costs due to the rising dollar, according to sources.

You can check out the full article here. Green Lantern, to be directed by Martin Campbell, will star Ryan Reynolds and is eying a June 17, 2011 release.

Source: Octoberist

Paltrow and Johansson on Iron Man 2

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett Johansson talked to Entertainment Tonight on the set of Iron Man 2, hitting theaters on May 7, 2010. You can watch both interviews using the players below!

Directed by Jon Favreau, the sequel stars Robert Downey Jr., Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau, Mickey Rourke, Sam Rockwell, Samuel L. Jackson, Johansson, Garry Shandling, John Slattery, Kate Mara, Clark Gregg and Olivia Munn.

Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts)

Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow)

Source: Entertainment Tonight

Furlong Has a Role in Green Hornet?

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Skipping over all the personal stuff in this article at People, you’ll come across the following:

“He has gotten really upset – anybody would,” the friend says of Furlong, who is slated to start production on The Green Hornet this weekend. “We’re trying to get him back to a place where he’s calming down and talking to everybody.”

That’s the first time we’ve heard of the Terminator 2: Judgment Day star having a role in The Green Hornet, opening in theaters on December 17, 2010. If confirmed, he’s joining Seth Rogen, Cameron Diaz, Jay Chou, Edward James Olmos, David Harbour, Tom Wilkinson and Christoph Waltz in the Michel Gondry-directed comic book adaptation.

Source: People

Astro Boy Permitted China Release on Oct. 23

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Imagi International Holdings, a leading producer of CG-animated feature films with studios in both Hong Kong and the U.S., today announced that it had secured mainland China co-production status for its film Astro Boy.

China’s Film Bureau, which acts as the gatekeeper for foreign films seeking distribution in China, has awarded Astro Boy co-production status. The Film Bureau typically “blacks out” release windows around major national holidays. These windows are reserved for domestic and co-produced films.

“Co-production status means ‘Astro Boy’ can be released on the mainland in October, something foreign films are not permitted to do,” said Chiong Kit Phoon, executive deputy chairman of Imagi. “Not only does co-production mean we get access to release windows not available to foreign films, we also receive a higher percentage of box office receipts.”

Astro Boy will be released in mainland China on October 23, the same date Imagi’s distribution partner, Summit Entertainment, is releasing the film internationally. “We are happy that audiences in China will be able to watch ‘Astro Boy’ at the same time as audiences around the world, especially since the People’s Republic of China will be celebrating its 60th anniversary in October,” said Phoon.

Astro Boy was produced by Maryann Garger, directed by David Bowers (Flushed Away), and written by Timothy Harris (Kindergarten Cop, Trading Places) and Bowers. The CG-animated motion picture features the voices of Freddie Highmore, Kristen Bell, Nathan Lane, Eugene Levy, Matt Lucas, Bill Nighy, Donald Sutherland and Nicolas Cage as ‘Dr. Tenma’.

Source: Imagi International Holdings

Edward James Olmos on The Green Hornet

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The Los Angeles Times got a chance to talk to Edward James Olmos about his character in Columbia Pictures’ The Green Hornet and how the movie is progressing. Here are several clips:

Olmos’ character works alongside James Reid, publisher of the Sentinel and father of Britt.

“We’re the backbone of the paper,” he said. “Things go awry, and I end up having to try to sustain what’s going on in our lives. And of course the Green Hornet doesn’t make it any easier. I don’t want to give anything away.”

Chow is out as the new Kato, and Taiwanese actor Jay Chou is now in. And “Inglourious Basterds” antagonist Christoph Waltz — not Cage — will portray Chudnofsky, the Green Hornet’s nemesis.

“It took a while, but things are finally coming together,” said Olmos, who revealed he has one major stunt in which he gets zapped. “I think it’s going to be very exciting. People will find that it’s different than what they expect. Seth is doing a wonderful job. There’s a lot of everything. IT’s going to be action-filled, and there’s a lot of humor in the situations. It’s really a well-crafted piece of work. Hopefully people will enjoy it and we’ll have a few of these films.”

You can check out the full article here. The studio is planning a December 17, 2010 release for the Michel Gondry-directed comic book adaptation.

Source: Los Angeles Times

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