Latest News on Transformers

November 9, 2012

Weekly Ketchup: Mark Wahlberg To Star In Transformers 4

The week in Hollywood movie development news -- following last week's announcement of Disney's plans for Star Wars Episode VII -- seemed almost late-August-like in terms of relative activity. What did make the news this week included stories about The Giver, Tarzan, Transformers 4, the not-going-to-happen-anymore sequel to Top Gun, and yes, indeed, more stories about Star Wars Episode VII.More…

March 9, 2012

Five Favorite Films with Megan Fox

It wasn't too long ago that Megan Fox found herself at the dizzying center of the celebrity maelstrom. Through no particular fault of her own, she was teetering on the brink of media overexposure -- the kind that comes from the usual perception of someone (and more often an actress) suddenly becoming too big, and too fast. Fox's well-publicized (and rather humorous) feud with her Transformers director Michael Bay lead to her being dismissed from the third installment (quick: try and remember the name of her replacement), while her would-be star vehicle -- the hopelessly misunderstood Jennifer's Body -- bombed with critics and audiences. Yet Fox's career is taking an arguably more interesting turn now that the white light of scrutiny has subsided: she's got roles in Judd Apatow's Knocked Up sequel This is 40 and Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator on the way, and this week stars as part of the ensemble cast of Jennifer Westfeldt's Friends with Kids. In the well-received comedy-drama, Fox plays Mary Jane, the much-younger girlfriend of single-dad-with-a-twist Adam Scott, while getting to act alongside a cast that includes Westfeldt, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph.

We got a chance to chat with Fox about the experience recently, as well as her thoughts on doing more of this kind of comedy in the future. Read on for that, but first, she reeled off her five favorite films.More…

December 9, 2011

Weekly Ketchup: Fourth Transformers Movie Is On Its Way

This week's Ketchup includes news for the latest movies in the Star Trek and Transformers franchises, sequels for Grown Ups and The Lincoln Lawyer, an American Psycho remake, biographical movies about Charles Dickens and WWE wrestler Chris Benoit, and new movie deals for (likely) AARP members Anne Rice and Stan Lee.More…

August 27, 2010

Alex Kurtzman Says Welcome to People

Screenwriter du jour Alex Kurtzman will make his directorial debut with "Welcome to People," a script he co-wrote with partner Roberto Orci and Jody Lambert -- and it definitely isn't what you'd expect from the fellows who brought you "Transformers" and "Star Trek."More…

June 11, 2010

Michael Bay Talks Transformers 3

USA Today sat down with Michael Bay on the set of "Transformers 3," which the director promises will do away with the "dorky comedy" of the previous installment and "has a really killer ending" to the trilogy. Oh -- and it'll be in 3-D.More…

May 26, 2010

Michael Bay Searches for Megan Fox's Transformers 3 Replacement

According to Deadline, Michael Bay has narrowed his search for Megan Fox's replacement in "Transformers 3," with Victoria's Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at the top of a short list that also includes Sarah Wright ("The House Bunny") and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker.More…

May 21, 2010

Weekly Ketchup: Megan Fox leaves Transformers 3

This week's Ketchup includes casting news for Transformers 3, director news for new versions of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Treasure Island, and news of remakes of Cinderella and Gidget.More…

May 20, 2010

No Megan Fox for Transformers 3

Megan Fox won't be appearing in "Transformers 3," but according to HitFix, reports of Fox being fired by Michael Bay are false.More…

May 14, 2010

LaBeouf Says Transformers 3 Will Be the "Craziest Action Movie Ever Made"

About to start work on "Transformers 3," Shia LaBeouf says it'll be the best one yet -- and promises it'll restore the "human element" missing from "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen."More…

March 23, 2010

Michael Bay Issues Transformers 3 Update

"Transformers 3" is getting started, and according to Michael Bay, the cast will include John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, and Ken Jeong.More…

July 22, 2009

Exclusive: Latest on Transformers 3 with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura

RT attended the London press junket for G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra this afternoon, and while talking to producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura about all things Cobra, we also took the opportunity to quiz him on the future of the Transformers franchise. So as well as discussing the future involvement of director Michael Bay and the controversy surrounding a couple of well-publicised characters, we quizzed him on who we might see make an appearance in the third part. So read on for all things Transformers, and look out for our extensive chat about G.I. Joe coming up in a couple of weeks.More…

September 2, 2008

RT on DVD: Transformers Hit Blu-ray; Watch Office DVD Blooper Reel

Get ready, boys and girls; we're gonna try something new this week at RT on DVD. We've sifted through all the breaking news, announcements, and new releases of the DVD world to bring you the most absolutely awesome and notable bits of the week. You'll laugh, you'll cry (from laughing), you'll add tons of new items to your Netflix queue...More…

August 12, 2008

Bernie Mac's 15 Roles to Remember

Planning a Bernie Mac movie marathon this weekend? Entertainment Weekly has helpfully compiled a list of the comedian and actor's 15 most memorable roles.More…

July 8, 2008

Transformers Concept Art Released

Fifteen concept art images for the first Transformers -- including a shot of the aircraft carrier that didn't make the final cut -- have been released by artist Tim Flattery.More…

July 3, 2008

Kurtzman and Orci Talk Transformers 2 -- and More

Want the inside scoop on Transformers 2, J.J. Abrams' Star Trek, and Cowboys & Aliens? You're in luck -- Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, the writing team behind all three, chatted about their new and upcoming projects in a new interview with ComingSoon.More…

June 3, 2008

Heathrow Security Staffed By Decepticons

A man wearing an Optimus Prime t-shirt is claiming he was nearly arrested at London's Heathrow Airport for refusing security personnel's demands that he change his clothes.More…

June 2, 2008

RT on DVD: Transformers, Starship Troopers To Invade; Avoid Jessica Alba's Eye

Look out! Starship Troopers and Transformers are about to assault your senses in HD, and soon you can choose Harold and Kumar's adventures. This week's new releases are mostly stinkers (The Eye, Semi-Pro), but Dirty Harry's got your back with a fantastic new box set. Are you feeling lucky, punk?More…

June 2, 2008

2008 MTV Movie Awards Winners

Forget to tune into the 17th annual MTV Movie Awards last night? No problem -- here's a list of the evening's winners, including the coveted Best Summer Movie So Far award!More…

May 6, 2008

2008 MTV Movie Award Nominations Announced

It's almost time to hand out some golden popcorn -- the nominations for the 2008 MTV Movie Awards have been announced!More…

April 28, 2008

RT Interview: Jon Favreau on Iron Man, Effective CGI and the New Marvel Movies

The actor and director tells RT how to deliver the ultimate fanboy superhero movie, what to expect from Iron Man future and why listening to the online fans is important.More…

March 12, 2008

Iron Man Opening Early -- With New Indy 4 Trailer in Tow?

Pssst -- Iron Man fans. You don't have plans for April 30, do you?More…

March 6, 2008

Hasbro's Brian Goldner Talks G.I. Joe

There's been a ton of speculation about Stephen Sommers' live-action G.I. Joe adaptation -- and now that the movie's filming, executive producer Brian Goldner is doing what he can to separate fact from fiction.More…

March 4, 2008

Rush Hour 3 Takes '07 DVD Rental Crown

It may not have been quite the box-office phenomenon that its predecessors were -- and critics may have disliked it enough to keep it down at 20 percent on the Tomatometer -- but that didn't stop Rush Hour 3 from emerging as the top DVD rental of 2007.More…

February 12, 2008

Michael Bay Says He Already Wrote Transformers 2

It looks like the Writer's Guild strike could end any day now. But while Michael Bay is not only ready to jump back into development on Transformers 2, it turns out he's already finished writing the story.More…

January 22, 2008

I Know Who Killed Me, Norbit, Daddy Day Camp Lead Razzie Noms

No awards season -- even a strike-tainted one -- would be complete without the Razzies, right? Of course not. And that's why we've thoughtfully assembled all of this year's nominees in one convenient location.More…

January 9, 2008

Lorenzo di Bonaventura Talks G.I. Joe, Transformers 2

You think G.I. Joe and Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura doesn't hear your grousing, film fans? Well, he does -- and fortunately for you, he isn't the type of unimaginably wealthy mogul to hold a grudge.More…

January 3, 2008

Michael Bay Promises a Passel of New and Unique 'Bots for Transformers 2

Directing a movie that has rolled up over $706 million in worldwide grosses can leave a guy feeling festive on New Year's Eve -- as Michael Bay's fans found out when they visited his official site in the waning moments of 2007.More…

December 6, 2007

China Imposes Three-Month Ban on American Films

Remember last summer, when we were all complaining about Chinese theaters getting the world premiere of Spider-Man 3?More…

November 16, 2007

The Weekly Ketchup: Film Industry In The Red; New Spock Photos; Michael Bay To Fake Out Fanboys

In this week's Ketchup, cinema appears to not be a profitable business, we get a first look at the new Spock, and Michael Bay prepares to fake out the fan-boys.More…

November 10, 2007

Bay Prepares to Fake Out Transformers Fanboys

Michael Bay went through the wringer with the fanboys on Transformers. He addressed every concern -- early designs, scripts, remaining faithful to the source material -- and delivered a movie that won over most audiences, grossing nearly $320 million in America alone. But with Transformers 2 in development, Bay isn't taking any more lip service.More…

October 31, 2007

Paramount Gives G.I. Joe Its Official "Yo"

For Stephen Sommers' live-action G.I. Joe feature, getting the green light from Paramount has been half the battle -- and now, as IGN Movies reports, the battle is half won.More…

October 16, 2007

RT on DVD: Transformers, Planet Terror, More That Meet The Eye

It's a blockbuster week for DVD watchers, as two highly anticipated titles -- a little robot action here (Transformers), a little zombie plague there (Planet Terror) -- come a'calling. Click for more RT on DVD!More…

September 27, 2007

Megan Fox to Star in Hack/Slash?

She's already proven she can hold her own against giant robots. For her next trick, will Megan Fox take on undead serial killers?More…

September 24, 2007

Transformers 2 Coming in Summer 2009?

Want more Transformers? According to Slashfilm, DreamWorks is making sure you get your wish -- and sooner rather than later.More…

September 19, 2007

Michael Bay Talks Transformers Sequel, IMAX Cut

Hoping for a Transformers 2? According to Michael Bay, it'll either happen right away...or not for quite awhile.More…

August 29, 2007

Joust Going from Arcades to Theaters

If you thought film versions of Monopoly and Battleship represented the dirt-covered floor of the basement in Hollywood's withered creative brain, think again: GameDaily is reporting that plans are afoot to bring Joust to a theater near you.More…

August 27, 2007

LaBeouf to Be Disturbia Director's Last Man?

Only a few short years ago, Shia LaBeouf was just another Disney Channel tween actor hoping to make the leap from a family sitcom to the big screen. These days, he's leading a master class in how to build a grown-up career, as evidenced by star turns in Disturbia and Transformers and his upcoming performance in Indiana Jones IV. Now, MTV Movies is reporting he could go from boy to man to the man.More…

August 23, 2007

Producer Confirms Transformers 2 Won't Make Strike Deadline

After more box office than meets the eye (ha ha), everyone is expecting a Transformers 2. However, these movies take time and with several guild strikes looming next year, it is unlikely we will see the Autobots again any time soon.More…

August 21, 2007

Michael Bay Rolling Out From Transformers 2?

Hollywood enfant terrible Michael Bay has had some choice words with the actors and producers he's worked with in the past, but this time's he publicly locking horns with his biggest foe yet: the major Hollywood studio. Paramount's and Dreamwork's decision to switch exclusively to HD DVD isn't just going to lose Blu-Ray users, but also possibly Bay himself.More…

August 20, 2007

Transformers To Return On Even Bigger Screens, With Even More Footage!

It's hard to dispute that there has never been and will never be a more perfectly Michael Bay project than one in which giant robots from outer space come to Earth and blow stuff up. In fact, the only way Transformers could have been more quintessentially Bay is if it had been on even bigger screens. Like, oh, we don't know, maybe IMAX screens.More…

August 12, 2007

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Rush Hour 3 Speeds Into #1 Spot

After being off the case for six years, Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker raced back into theaters with their cross-cultural cop buddy action sequel Rush Hour 3 and captured the number one spot.More…

August 10, 2007

Voltron Film Getting Closer to Reality

After nearly three years of development, preparations for the Voltron movie look to be entering the home stretch: Variety is reporting that New Regency and the Mark Gordon Company are in the late stages of negotiations to bring one of 1984's best-selling toys to the big screen.More…

August 5, 2007

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Bourne Beats Bart for Box Office Crown

Matt Damon set a new opening weekend record for the month of August with the top spot bow of The Bourne Ultimatum, the third installment in the actor's signature spy series. The frame's other new releases saw more modest openings while most holdovers held up well. The wide assortment of popular hits allowed the North American box office to soar to the highest grossing August weekend in history.More…

July 29, 2007

Box Office Guru Wrapup: The Simpsons Movie Gobbles Up $72M Opening

Moviegoers across North America embraced The Simpsons Movie which beat out all industry expectations for an explosive number one opening this weekend grossing more than the next four biggest hits combined.More…

July 27, 2007

RT-UK: Lorenzo di Bonaventura talks Transformers and Stardust

The uber-producer responsible for Transformers speaks to Rotten Tomatoes UK about Michael Bay, the fans, why he wanted to become a producer having served as a studio exec for years and his other project of the year, Stardust.More…

July 22, 2007

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Sandler Tops Potter for #1 Spot

Adam Sandler scored the ninth number one opening of his career with his latest comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry which edged out former champ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix for the top spot at the North American box office.More…

July 19, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: Can Chuck and Larry Beat Up Harry?

Two new star-driven Hollywood comedies face off at the box office this weekend in an attempt to unseat Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix from the top spot. Adam Sandler headlines the gay marriage pic I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry while John Travolta goes one step further starring as a heavy-set mom in the musical Hairspray. For the first time in nearly a month, no new release gets an early midweek headstart.More…

July 17, 2007

Lucasfilm Denies the Extra Indiana Jones Sequels

One of the juicier movie rumors we've heard lately was that Harrison Ford and Shia LaBeouf had been signed for at least FOUR new Indiana Jones adventures. "Not so fast," says Lucasfilm people.More…

July 17, 2007

G.I. Joe Update: The Cobra Team Will Be Involved!

When Latino Review took a look at the first screenplay for the (eventually) upcoming G.I. Joe movie, they definitely did NOT like what they saw. But with Transformers making all kinds of money, Hasbro seems especially eager to please their fans.More…

July 16, 2007

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Pottermania Strikes with $330M Global Bow

Hogwarts fans flexed their muscles at the North American box office showing up in droves once again for the extended opening weekend of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" which seized control of the multiplexes with its top spot debut. Most holdovers fared well too as no film in the top ten suffered a decline of more than 50%.More…

July 13, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: "Potter" Power Takes Control of Multiplexes

The Hogwarts posse is back with the highly anticipated launch of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix", the fifth film in the blockbuster wizard series which has already grossed $3.53 billion worldwide.More…

July 9, 2007

"Transformers" Scribes Present a New Alien Theory in "2012"

"Transformers" screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are already at work on their next sci-fi film. This one may be somewhat science fact. The adaptation of "2012: The War For Souls" builds off of one man's predictions for our very real future.More…

July 8, 2007

Box Office Guru Wrapup: "Transformers" Stomps on Foes To Capture #1 Spot With $152.5M Opening

Optimus Prime and his robot heroes seized the number one spot at the North American box office with an explosive opening for "Transformers" over the extended Independence Day holiday frame. The Paramount/DreamWorks co-production grossed an estimated $67.6M over the Friday-to-Sunday period and an amazing $152.5M since its early opening last Monday with 8pm preview shows.More…

July 6, 2007

OK, So What's Up With That JJ Abrams "Cloverfield" Teaser?

You know: The one that's been playing in front of "Transformers"...the one featuring a mysterious alien attack that's being hyped by a handful of teaser websites and (most potently) a veil of secrecy by the filmmakers.More…

July 6, 2007

The Weekly Ketchup: "Transformers," "Indy 4" Set Pics, And More "Transformers"

In this week's Ketchup, "Transformers" was so hot that the mere mention of a Tomatometer warranted its own news item, and readers were eager to gauge (and rebut) the critics' reviews.More…

July 6, 2007

The Return of the Michael Bay Blogs! This Time, With More Scathing Evisceration and Burnt Bridges

Love him or hate him, you have to admit Michael Bay isn't afraid of speaking his mind. Especially when he's seeing red. This time, it's not a hard-to-eliminate Hollywood actor in Bay's sights, but a couple of producers of his own record-breaking flick, "Transformers."More…

July 5, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: "Transformers" Already Dominating Holiday Week

Megatron and his sinister robot chums invade the North American box office aiming to extract riches from the multiplexes over the extended Fourth of July holiday week with the tentpole action vehicle "Transformers."More…

July 5, 2007

Critical Consensus: "License" is Revoked, "Transformers" About as Much as Meets the Eye

This week at the movies we have disrupted nuptials ("License to Wed," starring John Krasinski and Mandy Moore) and metamorphisizing robots ("Transformers," starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox). What do the critics have to say?More…

July 3, 2007

Patriotic "Transformers" Breeding Love for the Armed Forces?

Fans expect a lot from the "Transformers" movie but one thing that might not be on their list is patriotism. Yeah, they handled all the robots and characters and voices and visual effects. But it's actually a movie where the military are the heroes. Granted, our boys' weapons don't make much of a dent in the Decepticons, but at least they try.More…

July 2, 2007

Critical Consensus: "Transformers" About As Much As Meets The Eye

"Transformers" comes out tomorrow with some major chips on its shoulders. The movie has to please both the hardcore and fair-weather fans, along the nostalgia-impervious moviegoers expecting only summer entertainment. What do the critics, probably among the last on director Michael Bay's list of concerns, have to say?More…

July 2, 2007

"Transformers" Hunks Distracted by Explosions

Dialogue is not usually what people remember about Michael Bay movies, but consider how vital it is that the characters say the right lines to explain all the fantastic action going on around them. It's hard for actors playing soldiers to remember how to describe the battle with giant robots when real bombs are going off around them.More…

July 1, 2007

Writer Promises Fun "Transformers" Script

The trailers show giant robots tearing through cities and turning into vehicles, so we know they got that right. But they only give a hint at the humor in "Transformers." It's not just one liners. The film puts Autobots into fish out of water situation to derive comedy. Balancing that without losing the kick-ass fun was the screenwriters' job.More…

June 29, 2007

Hasbro Chief Discusses "G.I. Joe," "Magic: The Gathering" Movies

While attending the "Transformers" premiere, IESB.net was able to snag a few minutes with Hasbro's Brian Goldner, and the guy had some pretty interesting things to say about "Transformers," "G.I. Joe," and ... "Magic: The Gathering"??More…

June 29, 2007

The Weekly Ketchup: "Spider-Man 4" Villain Talk, "Iron Man" Cast Photo, Disney Scraps Lame Video Sequels, And More!

In this week's Ketchup, Sam Raimi discusses possible options for a fourth "Spider-Man," the cast of "Iron Man" is looking rather sharp in the first cast photo, and the Disney brain trust makes a wise business decision.More…

June 29, 2007

Tomatometer Watch: "Transformers" Gets a T-Meter; Is "Ratatouille" 2007's New Best-Reviewed Wide Release?

"Transformers" is still several days away, but summer blockbusters wait for no one: the first reviews are coming in and the initial tally is an 79 percent Tomatometer after 13 reviews. Also, we answer the question: is Pixar's "Ratatouille" 2007's new best-reviewed wide release?More…

June 28, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: Rats and Bruce Hit Theaters This Weekend

Disney and Pixar aim for their eighth straight number one hit together with the latest computer animated film from the industry experts, "Ratatouille."More…

June 28, 2007

Non-Fan Bay Was Schooled In "Transformers" Nostalgia

Michael Bay kind of resented the "Transformers" toys at first. They made him go to Transformers School at Hasbro before he took on the project. Going through that experience actually made more of a "Transformers" fan out of him.More…

June 27, 2007

"Disturbia" Team to Reunite for "Eagle Eye"

Shia LaBeouf and director DJ Caruso, fresh from their $80 million success on "Disturbia," will team up once again for the terrorist thriller "Eagle Eye."More…

June 26, 2007

"Star Trek" Prequel Writers Aim to Please Everyone

If you think it's tough coming up with a "Transformers" movie that'll please both the hardcore geeks and the total newcomers, imagine how hard it must be to get started on a "Star Trek" prequel.More…

June 26, 2007

Bay Gives "Transformers" Robots Graceful, Kung-Fu Moves

You think of big robots invading cities and it's hard to imagine any nuance to it. "Sky Captain" had stiff, hulking hunks of metal marching in formation. One of Michael Bay's mandates for "Transformers" was that in robot form, they had to be graceful.More…

June 25, 2007

Powerful New "Transformers" Ad

You guys know I've just recently come around on this "Transformers" flick. I was pretty skeptical at first, but with each new trailer and promo spot, I'm getting just a little more geeked for the movie...More…

June 21, 2007

Variety Posts "Transformers" Review

Variety's Jay Weissberg has the distinct honor of having the first Tomatometer-approved "Transformers" review.More…

June 17, 2007

Box Office Guru Wrapup: "Fantastic Four" Clobbers Box Office Foes

Fox scored its first number one hit in five months with "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" which grossed an estimated $57.4M on its opening weekend, tripling its nearest competitor's sales.More…

June 15, 2007

The Weekly Ketchup: An Early "Transformers" Reaction, "Thor" To Hit The Big Screen, The Charming New "Saw 4" Poster, And More!

In this week's Ketchup, an Aussie reviewer gave an enthusiastic review after an advance screening of "Transformers," that Norse god known as "Thor" will be the next superhero to get the celluloid treatment, and the "Saw 4" producers tried to gross us out with a new poster.More…

June 14, 2007

Early "Transformers" Feedback

Feedback from an Australian screening of "Transformers" has hit the web, and you know who loves reader reviews?More…

June 12, 2007

"Transformers" Remix Theme Available for Download

Interested in the musical side of Michael Bay's "Transformers"? Then we've got a few tidbits you'll enjoy.More…

June 8, 2007

"Transformers" Trilogy Buzz is Already Out

Actor Peter Cullen has spilled the beans: It sure looks like a "Transformers" sequel will hit production some time next year.More…

June 8, 2007

"Thundercats" Headed to the Big Screen

Move over, Marvel superheroes! Here come the toy / cartoon movies!More…

June 7, 2007

"City of Heroes" to Become a Movie ... or Three

I keep hearing how cool this "City of Heroes" video game is, but I've never sat down to play it. Now that producer Tom DeSanto is planning a movie version, I'll have to check it out.More…

June 6, 2007

"Transformers" Tidbits, Vol. 3

It's been confirmed that "Transformers" will now open on July 2nd at precisely 8pm. (Plus we have some new cast interviews to check out.)More…

June 4, 2007

"Transformers" Tidbits: Clips and a Bump!

The new trend: Movies inching their release dates up just a little bit early. Those who can't wait to see "Transformers" can catch it just a little bit earlier than July 4th. Plus there's some new clips online.More…

May 31, 2007

"Transformers" to Touch Down in Spain (and L.A.)

If you live anywhere near Sitges, Spain, then you might be among the very first people on the planet to see the "Transformers." (And you Los Angeles folks won't have to wait much longer.)More…

May 29, 2007

Flashy New (International) "Transformers" One-Sheet

After "Spider-Man 3," "Shrek the Third," and "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," I'm pretty weary of Part 3s. That, and a few other reasons, is why I'm getting pretty excited for this crazy-looking "Transformers" movie. Figured you might want to check out the newest poster.More…

May 25, 2007

The Weekly Ketchup: "Dark Knight" Update, New "Transformers" Trailer, New Director For "Punisher 2," And More!

In this Week's Ketchup, the "Dark Knight" official site got a slick update, the "Transformers" latest trailer kills, and the sequel to "The Punisher" has a new director (now about that Frank Castle role...).More…

May 23, 2007

Who Wants to See a Live-Action Dinobot?

OK, I'm just a little bit confused by all the secret codes and fancy websites, but here's the bottom line: Apparently the "Transformers" flick will contain at least one Dinobot appearance. Neat!More…

May 20, 2007

When Robots Attack: "Neuromancer" and "Robosapien" to Hit Screens

I guess the arrival of the "Transformers" has everyone scrambling for their own robotic properties. Today we learn of two new good news/bad news sci-fi projects.More…

May 18, 2007

Lotsa Crazy New Footage in the Latest "Transformers" Trailer!

My initial skepticism is really starting to evaporate: The newest "Transformers" trailer is pretty damn wild.More…

May 13, 2007

"Transformers" Tests Confirm Set Pieces and Running Time

As the July 4 release date approaches and the film nears completion, producers of "Transformers" unveiled it to a public. News of a test screening of the film revealed some details about the final cut from producer Tom DeSanto.More…

May 10, 2007

Forum Poster Bruce Willis Ain't Cool With Michael Bay

Bruce Willis has been chatting up some lucky web readers over his upcoming reemergence in "Live Free or Die Hard," talking movies and alienating "Armageddon" director Michael Bay along the way. Today: Bay's response!More…

May 7, 2007

Transformers Tidbits: Trailers, Posters, Sequels?

Dying to see a new trailer for Michael Bay's "Transformers"? Well, I sure hope you like pirate movies...More…

April 30, 2007

"Transformers" Tidbits, Vol. 2

How about a nice batch of "Transformers" tidbits this fine Monday morning? We have pics, news, and (yes) the first fanboy review to hit the 'net.More…

April 24, 2007

Shia Getting LeBuff for "Indiana Jones 4"

You know how that kid from "Holes" was cast in the next "Indiana Jones"? Well, you might not recognize him by the time the flick hits theaters next year.More…

April 20, 2007

The Weekly Ketchup: Ed Norton As "Incredible Hulk," Ledger's Scary Joker, Early Reactions to "Spider-Man 3," And More!

In This Week's Ketchup, Edward Norton gets to take over the role of Bruce Banner in "The Incredible Hulk," Heath Ledger will portray a darker, scarier Joker than what audiences are accustomed to in "The Dark Knight," and "Spider-Man 3" received some glowing early reviews.More…

April 16, 2007

Optimus Prime Speaks in New "Transformers" Spot

Wow, I've never seen this many different websites respond to one TV spot like I have here. I guess it only makes sense, since "Transformers" hits a lot of different geek demographics: The movie nuts, the toy collectors, the animation buffs, the automobile enthusiasts...More…

April 15, 2007

Michael Bay To Direct "Prince of Persia" Vid Game Pic

If you were at all worried about who Disney might nab to direct the Ubisoft video game adaptation, you can rest easy. Michael Bay is on the job!More…

April 13, 2007

New Images: "Transformers," "Shrek 3," And More!

Peep this batch of updated photo galleries for even more eyefuls of Autobots and Decepticons ("Transformers" in action!), animated green ogres ("Shrek the Third"), SNL's new kid on the block ("Hot Rod"), and Neil Gaiman's fairy tale come to life ("Stardust").More…

April 13, 2007

The Weekly Ketchup: Two-Face Not in Next "Batman," Lucas On "Indy 4," "Grindhouse" May Get Chopped, And More!

In this week's Ketchup, the villainous Two-Face will most likely be saved for a future "Batman" sequel, George Lucas gave some insight into the upcoming "Indiana Jones 4" project, and the lackluster opening of "Grindhouse" has the studio scrambling to repackage it.More…

April 11, 2007

First Full Look at the Bumblebee "Transformer"

So far you've only glimpsed Autobots and Decepticons in fleeting, as they smash their way through clips and trailers or loom in the distance of production stills. Now peek at the first detailed visage of a "Transformer" online!More…

April 3, 2007

More New "Transformers" Pics Online

Between all the different trailers, posters, concept art, and production pics, I've lost track of which "Transformers" goodies are new and which ones are old-hat by this point. But Yahoo! has some stuff with the word "new" on it, so here's your chance to get a fresh update.More…

April 2, 2007

LaBeouf on "Transformers"' 20 Set Pieces

Shia LaBeouf continues to hype up his upcoming summer movie "Transformers," but manages to keep releasing new juicy tidbits. Now he estimated the number of big action set pieces, and it's high.More…

March 30, 2007

View Tonight's "Transformers" TV Spots, Eli Roth's "Grindhouse" Trailer Now!!

It's a Friday afternoon video bonanza, with early peeks at tonight's two new "Transformers" TV spots, rife with tons of good and bad robots in disguise -- plus the debut of Eli Roth's majorly sick, holiday-themed "Grindhouse" trailer!More…

March 28, 2007

"Transformers" Posters and "Ocean's Thirteen" Pics!

Two new posters for "Transformers" have been making the rounds since Monday evening when they first appeared on Ain't It Cool News, beating USA Today to the punch. One poster, with the word "protect," shows the side profile of Optimus Prime, the leader of the benevolent Autobots, while the other, features the side profile of Megatron, the leader of the menelovent Decepticons, with the word "destroy."More…

March 27, 2007

"Transformers" and "Dark Knight" Casting?

Want to know who'll be playing Barricade in "Transformers" and who actor Alan Dale will be playing in "The Dark Knight"? OK.More…

March 26, 2007

"Transformers" Update: And Your New Megatron Is...Hugo Weaving

Everyone's favorite "Matrix" operative/elvin lord has apparently landed the coveted role of Megatron, leader of the Decepticons, in Michael Bay's "Transformers."More…

March 19, 2007

Michael Bay Signs Up for "2012"

No it's not part of the series that includes "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "2010," but it looks like Michael Bay is going to helm the science-fiction adventure "2012: The War for Souls," based on an upcoming novel by Whitley Streiber.More…

March 16, 2007

The Weekly Ketchup: "Spider-Man" Sans Tobey Maguire(?), "Transformers," "Superman Returns" Sequel, And More!

In this week's Ketchup, producer Avi Arad talks "Spider-Man"'s future, with or without Tobey Maguire, Shia LaBeouf explains how "Transformers" avoided an R rating, and Brandon Routh discusses his possible adversaries in the "Superman Returns" sequel.More…

March 15, 2007

IGN Sneaks a Peek at 20 Minutes of "Transformers" Footage

Yesterday, it was the "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" trailer and 12 minutes of "Ratatouille" footage; today, the scoop from ShoWest -- courtesy of IGN Movies -- is a 20-minute glimpse of "Transformers."More…

March 13, 2007

LaBeouf Says MPAA Not the Boss of Spielberg; "Transformers" Avoids R Rating

Fresh from dispelling rumors that he was all set to star as Harrison Ford's son in next year's "Indiana Jones IV," Shia LaBeouf has dispensed more behind-the-scenes information about a high-profile film -- this time, one he definitely is a part of, summer's Steven Spielberg-produced, Michael Bay-directed "Transformers."More…

March 9, 2007

Producer Defends Mac's Crazy "Transformers" Role

When Bernie Mac told Rotten Tomatoes that he plays a used car salesman who sells the "Transformers" in the upcoming live-action movie, it may have worried many fans. It's funny, but is it really appropriate for the material? The film's producer, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, assured fans that there is no disrespect.More…

March 8, 2007

Shia LaBeouf Confirmed as "Indiana Jones" Junior

According to one of Slate Magazine's sources, it's a done deal: Shia LaBeouf IS on board to play the heroic archaeologist's son in "Indiana Jones 4."More…

March 8, 2007

Producer Talks "Transformers," "G.I. Joe" & "Beverly Hills Cop 4"

Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura has been absolutely everywhere these days, hyping his new Mark Wahlberg action flick "Shooter" to everyone with some bandwidth. When he sat down with Latino Review, he doled out a little info on movies like "G.I. Joe," "Transformers" (of course), and even the next "Beverly Hills Cop" sequel.More…

March 7, 2007

Box Office in 2006 a Big Boost Over 2005

Remember when everyone wouldn't shut up about the box office "slump" in 2005? Well, that story is now a distant memory. The 2006 domestic box office was up 5.5% over 2005 ... and that's a lot of money.More…

March 5, 2007

"Transformers" Effects Progressing but Not Done

As the release of the live action "Transformers" movie approaches, some web sites have been strategically shown footage. While reports have improved some skeptical notions, the work is not complete, says producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura.More…

February 26, 2007

"Star Trek XI" Casting Development: Who's In Line To Play Kirk, Spock, and McCoy?

IGN Movies has been doing some snooping on behalf of all you Trekkies (and Trekkers) out there, and they know which three major stars are in talks to play the young Starfleet officers in "Star Trek XI"!More…

February 26, 2007

J.J. Abrams to Produce AND Direct New "Trek"

We all kinda knew this was coming, didn't we? Although he's been attached as a producer for a few months, J.J. Abrams will also direct Paramount's next "Star Trek" permutation. Cool.More…

February 23, 2007

The Weekly Ketchup: A "Simpsons Movie" Trailer, "Pirates 3" and "Dark Knight" Tidbits, And More!

In this week's Ketchup, more trailers, spoilers and other tidbits, for "The Simpsons Movie," "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," and "The Dark Knight."More…

February 22, 2007

"Transformers" (Real Life) Cars Make Their Debut

Did you know that the live-action "Transformers" will all be based on actual cars? Which means that each hero and villain are basically ... walking, talking, brawling advertisements. Kind like watching Ronald McDonald beat up on Burger King.More…

February 20, 2007

Shia LaBeouf as Indiana Jones Jr.?

Let's just toss this particular piece of movie gossip into the "wait and see" pile to see how it turns out. According to a few sources, word is that Shia LaBeouf may be cast as the son of Indiana Jones in the next Indy flick.More…

February 16, 2007

Michael Bay Talks "Transformers" ... and "Bad Boys 3"?

With his "Transformers" movie about to move into a worldwide full-court press push, director Michael Bay sat down with MTV's Josh Horowitz to discuss his "robots in disguise" epic ... and that's not all he talked about.More…

February 15, 2007

Four "Transformers" Clips Unveiled at Toy Fair

Michael Bay and his various Hasbro buddies descended upon the Toy Fair recently, and they brought with 'em a quartet of unfinished scenes from their "Transformers" movie. No, the clips aren't online yet, but I do know of someone who'll describe 'em for you.More…

January 24, 2007

"Transformers" Screenshots Meet the Eye

Director/producer/blockbuster king Michael Bay is getting ready to fill your Fourth of July with an army of giant, shape-shifting robots from outer space. We're talking, of course, about the Bay-directed, live-action "Transformers," in which the '80s toy icons, given a CGI buff 'n' shine, arrive on Earth to do battle over the ultimate fate of Shia LaBeouf's film career. (Just kidding about that last part. We think.)More…

January 19, 2007

The Weekly Ketchup: "Spider-Man 3's" Venomous Action Figure, "Alien Vs. Predator 2's" Preview Pic, Kevin Smith's Horror Trip, And More!

In this week's Ketchup, the requisite "Spider-Man 3" tidbit came in the form of an action figure, and "Alien Vs. Predator 2" joined the fray with a preview photo of its own.More…

January 12, 2007

The Weekly Ketchup: Beyonce Gets Dissed And Defended, Sam Raimi Gives Some Hints On The Next Two "Spider-Man" Movies, And More!

In this week's Ketchup, Beyonce's detractors and defenders converge in perfect harmony in the RT forums, and Sam Raimi makes up for the lack of a new "Transformers" trailer by giving some spicy info about both "Spider-Man 3" and "Spider-Man 4."More…

January 5, 2007

The Weekly Ketchup: "Indiana Jones" Is Back, "National Treasure 2" Gets A Name, "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" To TV, And More!

In this week's Ketchup, The much anticipated return of "Indiana Jones" is confirmed, and the "National Treasure" sequel gets a flashy title.More…

January 3, 2007

Spielberg and Bay Say Konnichi-wa, Japan with New "Transformers" Trailer!

In addition to a couple of character shots not included in the US trailer, watch the Japan-only "Transformers" teaser to see Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay hurdle over the language barrier and address their Japanese audience...in Japanese!More…

December 29, 2006

The Weekly Ketchup: Talia Shire Talks "Rocky," Teasers Galore, And More!

In this week's Ketchup, Talia Shire gives her views on Adrian's absence from "Rocky Balboa," and we've got all sorts of trailers and teasers, from "The Fantastic Four 2," "Grind House" and "Ocean's 13."More…

December 26, 2006

First Good Peek at Optimus Prime

The recent trailer has me pretty enthused for Michael Bay's "Transformers," but it's tough finding new stuff to say every time a new piece of promo material hits the wire. Anyway, Empire Magazine has Optimus Prime on its most recent cover. Pretty nifty, too.More…

December 22, 2006

The Weekly Ketchup: A Real "Transformers" Trailer, James Franco Talks "Spider-Man 3," Doug Jones Talks "Silver Surfer," And More!

In this week's Ketchup, we had a first glimpse of Keith Richards in the third "Pirates of the Caribbean" (only for the photo to be removed at the studio's request), and the first official "Transformers" trailer appeared.More…

December 20, 2006

Trailer Bulletin: "Transformers," Honestly!

A few days back I teased my fellow movie freekz into thinking the brand-new "Transformers" teaser was available for viewing. It was a dirty trick, but I was in that kind of mood at the time. But in order to make it up to all you Tomato-patchers, I now offer you the real and true link. I swear. I just watched the trailer myself! Click here for the flipbook.More…

December 19, 2006

Trailer Bulletin: "Transformers," Finally!

Wow, yay, finally! A teaser trailer for Michael Bay's (and Steven Spielberg's) long-discussed, semi-anticipated and inevitably-profitable "Transformers" has hit the net....!More…

December 13, 2006

Transformers Teaser Trailer Online Next Week!

CanMag has confirmed with Paramount that the first official teaser trailer for "Transformers," not an announcement trailer, will appear online on Wednesday, December 20th in HD. Direct feeds soon to follow.More…

December 8, 2006

The Weekly Ketchup: "Spider-Man 3" Teasers, "Pirates 3" Pics And Rumors, "Transformers" Images, And More!

In this week's Ketchup, we just can't get enough of those tidbits from the upcoming third installments of "Spider-Man" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" and the live-action "Transformers."More…

December 6, 2006

(More) New Transformers Pics!

I get the feeling that this is going to be a weekly occurrence until Michael Bay's "Transformers" is finally released, but here you go: More new pics of the robo-vehicles!More…

November 28, 2006

Decepticons Terrorize Tyrese Gibson

Wanna see a picture of Tyrese Gibson being chased by a Decepticon? I didn't either, really, but I gotta admit -- those villainous "Transformers" actually look pretty cool.More…

November 17, 2006

Shia Chats About "Transformers" Sequels

Young actor Shia LaBeouf was recently doing the Q&A thing in support of his work in "Bobby" when he dropped some none-too-shocking news about his "Transformers" contract -- and yes, it involves sequels.More…

November 10, 2006

Nifty New "Transformers" Featurette

Apparently there's a very swanky "Transformers: The Movie" DVD package coming up soon, one that'll be full of mid-80s animation goodness -- and at least one extra goodie: A teaser/featurette on Michael Bay's live-action "Transformers" flick.More…

November 10, 2006

The Weekly Ketchup: "Borat" Great Success, A New Sarah Connor, "Transformers" Travails, And More!

In this week's Ketchup, "Borat" blows away the box office competition, a new Sarah Connor is set for the small screen "Terminator," and Shia LaBoeuf describes life working for Michael Bay on "Transformers."More…

November 4, 2006

Shia Labeouf Suffers for "Transformers" Movie

Shia LaBeouf, who plays a teen involved with giant robots in the upcoming "Transformers" movie, told Rotten Tomatoes that it wasn't all fun and games making the Michael Bay epic.More…

October 24, 2006

"Protoform" Transformers Toys

Time for our weekly piece of "Transformers" schpiel: New "protoform" figures have hit the 'net, and they'll allow you to see what the creatures look like in one form or another. Well, they're big ... and pretty tough-lookin'.More…

October 13, 2006

The Weekly Ketchup: "Batman Begins" Villain Talk, "Transformers" Set News, "Evan Almighty" Budget Woes, And More!

In this week's Ketchup, we have more guessing games regarding who will be Batman's other foe in "The Dark Knight," music and pics from the "Transformers" movie, and "Evan Almighty"'s rapidly ascending budget, which even the power of God may not be enough to save.More…

October 12, 2006

"Transformers" Music, Optimus Prime Headshot, and More Set Photos Emerge

Cinematical has a nice roundup of various "Transformers"-related happenings from around the web, including news on the theme song, a first look at Optimus Prime's head, and a photo from the set!More…

October 2, 2006

Put Some Words in the Mouth of Optimus Prime!

Fancy yourself a screenwriter? Got some dialogue that you think would be just perfect for Optimus Prime? Well, get ready for your big break, because Paramount is apparently holding a contest in which YOU can pen some banter for the giant robot to speak.More…

September 28, 2006

"Transformers" Production Winding Down

The main unit shooting is just about to wind down on Michael Bay's "Transformers" flick, and producer Don Murphy has the semi-interesting news posted on his own message board. Elsewhere, screenwriter John Rogers talks about some of the changes made to the initial screenplay.More…

September 21, 2006

"Transformers" Trailer Around Turkey Time

According to one of the admins over at the official "Transformers" message board, we can expect to see an actual trailer for the sweatily-anticipated action-fest some time between "Thanksgiving" and "Christmas." Which sucks because I had "Valentine's Day" on my Transformers Trailer office pool.More…

September 15, 2006

Weekly Ketchup: More "Transformers" Pics, "Casino Royale" Reactions, Jim Carreys Upcoming Flick, And More!

In this week's Ketchup, those "Transformers" photos keep popping up, and MGM has big plans, which include what they hope will be a Peter Jackson-helmed "Hobbit."More…

September 11, 2006

Autobot Bumblebee Caught "Sunbathing"

We've seen pics of what Megatron and Optimus Prime may look like in the upcoming "Transformers" movie, now there's a pic of Bumblebee floating around as well. Ain't It Cool News' 'Quint' found a pic of the yellow Camaro (originally a VW Beetle) "sunbathing" on the "Transformers" set. What's more interesting are the random items around the wood planks he's lying on, including some copper springs and a rubber glove.More…

September 10, 2006

Clear Shots of "Transformers" Leaders Optimus Prime and Megatron

Whether you're into it for the 80's chic, nostalgia, or you just like robots, the new "Transformers" movie is on its way. We still aren't dead certain what they will look like, but new sightings have been made!More…

August 29, 2006

Tyrese Gibson as "Luke Cage"?

Marvel's got a "Luke Cage" movie sitting somewhere on the back burners, and filmmaker John Singleton is apparently involved in some capacity. And now we have the very first piece of casting gossip. I ask you comic fans: Would Tyrese Gibson make for a solid Cage?More…

August 29, 2006

Original Spock Chats About New "Trek"

No, no, don't get your panties in a bunch. As much as we love Leonard Nimoy, we're not expecting to see him pop up in any new "Star Trek" movies -- but apparently he does have a clause in his contract that says he's allowed to 'veto' any new actors vying for the Spock character...More…

August 28, 2006

Visit the "Transformers" Set!

Well, not you personally. Sorry. But the IGN FilmForce guys were able to make a visit to the Los Angeles set of Michael Bay's live-action "Transformers" epic, and they came back and wrote up a report. Because that's what they do.More…

August 25, 2006

Weekly Ketchup: "Transformers," "Indiana Jones" rumors, ?The Incredible Hulk? and More!

In this week's Ketchup, we found out which Autobots and Decepticons will appear in "Transformers," and George Lucas gave some more hints about the new "Indiana Jones?"flick.More…

August 25, 2006

"Transformers" Concept Art: Megatron Redux?

Since a week can't go by without some tidbit of "Transformers" news, check out a few "possible concept images" of Decepticon leader Megatron from the toymakers at Hasbro. By the looks of it, the big fella's getting some major 21st century upgrades.More…

August 18, 2006

"Transformers" Revealed!

Which "robots in disguise" will show up for Michael Bay's live-action "Transformers" next year? Two of the pic's screenwriters showed up online this morning to reveal just which Autobots and Decepticons we can look forward to seeing duke it out on the big screen.More…

August 18, 2006

Weekly Ketchup: "Superman," "X-Men," "Transformers" and More!

In this week's Ketchup, some sequel news: the underperforming "Superman Returns" will likely get a follow-up as planned, and -- gasp -- so might the "X-Men" franchise, despite reports that "X-Men 3" would be their "Last Stand"!More…

August 17, 2006

"Transformers" Pics: Less Than Meets the Eye?

Hey, here's something fun to do for about nine seconds: Check out a pair of new "Transformers" character pics and then decide for yourself if A) they're real, B) they're fake, C) you really give a wet slap either way.More…

August 9, 2006

Official "Transformers" Footage from Bay's Own Blog

I've seen some "early Transformers footage" that turned out to be fake, so from now on I'm only going to rely on 'official' sources when sharing any future "robots in disguise" videos. And I suppose that producer Michael Bay's own blog would qualify as 'official'...More…

July 25, 2006

Dane Cook to Make "Transformers" Appearance?

Now here's a piece of geek-news that we certainly didn't see coming. At the Comic Con we learned that Peter Cullen would be returning to voice head "Transformer" Optimus Prime, which is very cool, but now comes word that exceedingly popular comedian Dane Cook would be popping up in the mega-hyped Michael Bay flick. Wha...?More…

July 22, 2006

Comic-Con 2006: Transformer Voice Cast Buzz

This year's Comic-Con is the last where Transformers movie news can possibly be revealed, as the film releases next year on July 4th. As such, plenty of aspects of the film are being hinted at while the main, big secrets of the film remain under lock and key. At today's Hasbro Transformers toy panel, the toy company debuted the new 20th Century edition DVD box, and talked briefly about the upcoming live action Michael Bay film based on their toys.More…

July 21, 2006

Weekly Ketchup: Spielberg Speaks, World Trade Center Reactions, Shyamalan Talking Potter, And More!

Steven Spielberg talks about his upcoming projects, and other things; early reactions to Oliver Stone's "World Trade Center;" Comic-con is well underway in San Diego; and Denzel Washington to star in "Halo?"More…

July 18, 2006

Spielberg Talks "Indy 4," "Jurassic Park 4," "Transformers," etc.

You simply won't find a bigger Steven Spielberg fan than Steven Awalt. The guy's website, SpielbergFilms.com, is an absolute shrine to one of the planet's most beloved filmmakers. Heck, the man himself even stops in from time to time to keep up with all the gossip. (He was never asked to direct "Angels & Demons," by the way.) Anyway, Steven A. finally got to interview Steven S., and the result is a few mild scoops.More…

July 11, 2006

The Comic-Con is Coming!

I attend several film festivals each year, but there's always one movie-centric event that I'd really love to attend: The San Diego Comic-Con. Movie geek heaven is what I like to call it. Read on to find out why...More…

July 11, 2006

"Transformers" Loses a Big Cast Member

In an effort to deliver the timeliest and geekiest giant versatile robot news, all the movie sites have been reporting that Michael Clarke Duncan would star in Michael Bay's "Transformers." And he was going to. But he's not anymore.More…

June 30, 2006

Teaser Bulletin: Transformers

If you have a few half-hours to spend waiting for the website to load, you just might find the first "Transformers" teaser over at the official movie site. Since my computer is a refurbished Apple IIc, I won't even bother, but those of you with "cable modems" might fare a little better.More…

June 26, 2006

Wanna Be in the "Transformers" Movie?

Are you between the ages of 16 and 23? Do you LOOK like a high school student? (If you're seventeen, I sure hope you do!) If so, you might be able to land a gig in Michael Bay's "Transformers" movie! (Although I wouldn't hold my breath...)More…

June 23, 2006

"Indiana Jones 4" Script Near Done; Spielberg Always Busy

Master filmmaker Steven Spielberg has averaged a movie a year since the year 2000, so we understand if the guy needs to take a few months vacation, but (as usual) the guy's back burner is absolutely stuffed with alluring projects ... not the least of which is the ravenously anticipated "Indiana Jones 4."More…

June 20, 2006

"Transformers" Teaser Hits on July 4th

Those who've been patiently reading the "Transformers" tidbits are probably wondering when they'll be able to see some kind of footage ... and the upcoming teaser trailer just might offer some! (It'll premiere online on July 4th and play in theaters in front of "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.")More…

June 14, 2006

Tyrese Talks "Transformers"

Singer turned actor Tyrese Gibson is pretty happy with the way his career's headed, what with all the movie roles and CDs and women drooling over his handsomeness. He recently sat down with the Movieweb folks, and dropped a few nuggets regarding his participation in Michael Bay's "Transformers" movie.More…

June 12, 2006

Spidey and Supe and Optimus Prime!

It's pretty convenient that ComingSoon.net and SuperheroHype.com are sister sites, because that allows us to share their "miscellaneous" reports all in one handy place. Today's tidbits include: "Spider-Man 3's" New York adventure, a "Transformers" production photo from the Hoover Dam, news of a new "Superman Returns" trailer being attached to "Click," and some interesting promises from the head of DC Comics.More…

June 9, 2006

"Transformers" Poster & Official Site Launch

ComingSoon.net and AICN have some "Transformers" goodies to get your weekend started on the right foot. Click here to check out the brand-new and rather slick poster for "Transformers," and then click here to read all about the official "Transformers" site, which has recently been launched!More…

June 1, 2006

New "Transformers" On-Set Pics

Head on over to ComingSoon.net for directions to some all-new on-set snapshots for Michael Bay's "Transformers." A bunch more pics (and spoilers, ugh) can be found over at AICN, too.More…

May 30, 2006

Bay Talks About His "Transformer" Toys

Would you believe Michael Bay has time to post in a blog? Yep, one of Hollywood's most hectic filmmakers has taken to posting "Transformers" updates in his movie blog right here. And so it begins: "We finished our first week. One of the best first weeks on a movie I've ever experienced. We shot over 250 set ups."More…

May 24, 2006

Transformers: The Title?

The guy who plays heroic Secret Service agent Aaron Pierce on "24" (Glenn Morshower) dropped a few inadvertant hints recently: Seems he's headed to "New Mexico" to shoot a movie for "Spielberg & Bay" called "Prime Directive." Hmmmm.More…

May 16, 2006

Michael Bay Buys His Very Own FX Company

Michael Bay already owns his own production company (Platinum Dunes), so obviously he has to own his own FX house! This explains why the "Transformers" director and a partner dropped what must have been a LOT of cash to purchase well-regarded FX company Digital Domain.More…

May 15, 2006

Tyrese Gibson Joins the "Transformers" Ensemble

The giant robots are, of course, the stars of the "Transformers" universe, but there certainly doesn't seem to be a shortage of flesh & blood actors signing on for the massive production. The newest names added to the call sheet are Tyrese Gibson ("Four Brothers"), Rachael Taylor ("Man-Thing"), and Amaury Nolasco ("The Benchwarmers").More…

May 12, 2006

"Transformers" Tidbits, Vol. 1

JoBlo points us toward some really nifty "Transformers" CG animation, but also reports that it's not from a company connected to the flick. But if you want a gander at how live-action "Transformers" might look, you'll certainly want to give this a peek.More…

May 3, 2006

"Transformers" Find a Fox in Their Midst

Beautiful young actress Megan Fox ("Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen") has been signed to play the female lead in Michael Bay's "Transformers" flick. She'll be joining a cast that includes Shia LaBeouf, Jon Voight, Bernie Mac, and a few other non-robotic beings.More…

April 26, 2006

"We will actually see Cybertron"

AICN's Quint had a very private one-on-one pow-wow with uber-director Michael Bay, and the topic of conversation was extremely Transformer-centric. Click here to read all about the flick's pre-production designs, a handful of action scene animatics, and Michael Bay's gigantic dog. (Sounds like a great dane to me.)More…

April 21, 2006

"Transformers" Cast Shaping Into Something Cool

IGN FilmForce snagged some solid scoopage by learning the names of several actors attached to Michael Bay's "Transformers" adaptation. We learned last week that Shia LaBeouf was signed up, but now comes a parade of names, including Jon Voight, Bernie Mac, John Turturro, and Michael Clarke Duncan.More…

March 29, 2006

"Transformers" Get Shia With Their First Cast Member

Busy young actor Shia LaBeouf is in late-stage talks with Paramount to star in their (and Michael Bay's) upcoming big-screen rendition of "The Transformers," says IGN FilmForce. Modern movie fans will recognize the young Mr. LaBeouf from his work in flicks like "Holes," "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle," "I, Robot," and "Constantine."More…

September 23, 2005

Clooney Expresses Confusion at "Transformers" Involvement

One little piece of geeky gossip that's been making the rounds is that George Clooney will be voicing the heroic Optimus Prime in DreamWorks' impending adaptation of "The Transformers." We guess someone forgot to tell Mr. Clooney.More…

July 14, 2005

"Transformers" Lay Claim to July 4th Weekend (2007, that is)

ComingSoon.net kindly shares a press release from the fine filmmaking folks over at DreamWorks, and the short version is this: Michael Bay's "The Transformers" -- July 4th, 2007. Click on in for a closer look at the specifics...More…

April 7, 2005

Michael Bay Contemplates a Transforming Career Move

Ever since Steven Spielberg climbed aboard as executive producer on the Paramount / DreamWorks project "The Transformers," fans have been wondering who the director will be. Buzz earlier this week stated that it was going to be a toss-up between Michael Bay ("Armageddon") and Roland Emmerich ("The Day After Tomorrow"), but Variety reports that the gig may be Bay's ... if he wants it. Based on the extremely popular cartoon and toy characters of the 1980's, this big-screen "Transformers" adaptation is presently scheduled to begin shooting in the fall, and the studios have pegged November '06 for its release.More…

February 11, 2005

Cruise, Spielberg Talk "War of the Worlds"

Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg took some time off from their busy "War of the Worlds" shoot in Los Angeles to speak with the press about their forthcoming movie. In the interview, Speilberg revealed that wanted to make this movie 12 years ago, but lost interest when "Independence Day," as well as other "scavenger films ... that sort of picked the bones of H.G. Wells," came out.More…