Weekly Ketchup: Mark Wahlberg To Star In Transformers 4

Summary

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. Back to Article

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Lukas Riker

Lukas Riker

Just when i think Hollywood wont sink any lower they do...its like a black whole...or and endless chasm...they should just cast Justin Bieber or any of the cast of Glee to the Casablanca remake....just drill in the nail of what used to be integrity of the film industry...I cant wait for Citizen Kane 2:the revenge of the Sled.....side note...MARKY MARK NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Nov 9 - 06:10 PM

Shawn Zen

Shawn Zen

i couldnt agree more

Nov 9 - 07:43 PM

Paxton Attridge

Paxton Attridge

In all fairness, the plans are pretty loose, and have been at about the same stage for decades. So I don't think it has anything to do with the film industry 'suddenly' losing its integrity.

Nov 9 - 10:16 PM

Jackson Murphy

Jackson Murphy

It's Citizen Kane 2: Catch Me If You Kane
Starring Tommy Lee Jones and Chris Tucker

Come on man, we all know this is going to happen.

Nov 9 - 10:36 PM

Alexander Holder

Alexander Holder

Citizen Kane 2: CITIZEN PAIN

Nov 11 - 12:47 AM

Shawn Zen

Shawn Zen

i couldnt agree more

Nov 9 - 07:43 PM

Cinema-Maniac

Caesar Mendez

As much as I would like to see a continuation of Casablanca, I have to go against it in Hollywood current state. Hollywood think they could justice to a classic baffles me as they barely come up with original ideas nowadays. Another reasons being is whoever is cast in the sequel or remake will be compared to the iconic actors. It's essentially a death trap and a possible career killer. Also, an inferior remake and sequel can possibly tarnish the classic which Hollywood is good at doing. Just leave this alone Hollywood! Abandoned this just like how you abandoned your Gladiator sequel.

http://www.metro.co.uk/metrolife/648584-nick-caves-gladiator-2-script-leaked

Nov 9 - 08:04 PM

Paxton Attridge

Paxton Attridge

In all fairness, the plans are pretty loose, and have been at about the same stage for decades. So I don't think it has anything to do with the film industry 'suddenly' losing its integrity.

Nov 9 - 10:16 PM

Jared Gullage

Jared Gullage

Is there now absolutely NO shame in Hollywood anymore. I know it's a rare commodity, but a SEQUEL TO CASA-FRIGGIN-BLANCA? Another transformers movie? What the crap?

Nov 9 - 10:31 PM

Sambhu Mishra

Sambhu Mishra

micheal bay should take a break from ruining the transformer franchise and dream works' name.

Nov 9 - 10:35 PM

Jackson Murphy

Jackson Murphy

It's Citizen Kane 2: Catch Me If You Kane
Starring Tommy Lee Jones and Chris Tucker

Come on man, we all know this is going to happen.

Nov 9 - 10:36 PM

Alexander Holder

Alexander Holder

Citizen Kane 2: CITIZEN PAIN

Nov 11 - 12:47 AM

Kriftonucci

Jim Ylonen

I for one think Transformers has lowered the bar so deep, Wahlberg could only do the opposite of making it worse.
Even considering Snyder or Tarantino (whom we all know how he feels about CGI) would touch that is...well, yeah XP.
Philip Noyce? Never 'eard of 'im!
I hope Affleck and Steward also consider starring in an adaptation of a certain British...s&m novel ;)
Indie westerns are fun.
Still, if you're going to talk about just his death, leave his potential films out of this.
Meh, if it works for Wizard of Oz, it works for anything.

Nov 9 - 11:27 PM

King  S.

King Simba

Wizard of Oz though was based on just one of a whole series of books, so there's a lot more potential for sequels/prequels, especially with the world it creates. Nothing about Casablanca suggests any potential for a sequel.

Nov 10 - 03:42 AM

Kriftonucci

Jim Ylonen

Potential gone to good use, though? Cause that Michael Jackson one didn't exactly do it justice.
Nothing suggested The Godfather needed a third film either (only the first one is based on the novel) and even that proved to work more than the Wiz flick.

Nov 10 - 07:40 AM

Ezra Hsieh

Ezra Hsieh

But Coppola himself direct the Godfather sequels, the same can't happens to Casablanca.

Nov 10 - 03:21 PM

Kriftonucci

Jim Ylonen

He still based himself out of nothing. It's just the same as Sam Raimi directing the next Oz flick instead of the guy who made the 1930s original (or even the guy from the MJ vehicle for that matter).

Nov 11 - 04:38 PM

Malaik Azzawan

Malaik Azzawan

Well, at least Mark is more commanding and tougher than Shia. a role that Transformer badly need right now.

Nov 9 - 11:38 PM

dj Mark

Mark Marquis

What Transformers badly needs right now is to have the robots be the center of the story, not humans (commanding or otherwise).

Nov 13 - 12:29 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

A movie that takes place soley on Cybertron would be a dream come true. They had a good game a few years ago. Adapt that.

Nov 13 - 12:47 PM

Dave J

Dave J

How can anyone criticize what "The Transformers" need if they can be successful the way they're! I mean, perhaps you're right that the Tranformer films don't need the humans standing side by side with them all the time but whose to say that it'd be just as successful without any human contacting at all! At this point Bay has made enough money from those films to retire but I suspect he is going to serve either as Executive producer or some other!

Nov 13 - 03:04 PM

King  S.

King Simba

It's strange how even Transformer news is getting dwarfed by the anouncement of a new Star Wars movie.

As for Transformers 4, why is it the one time you want a director to leave he stays for FOUR movies? I'll admit I liked the first one (though even then it was more for the Spielberg elements than the Bay elements), but come on it's time to let someone else have a go at the franchise, otherwise why is it even considered a reboot?

Meanwhile, going on to the news that matter, wow those are some fantastic choices. Granted, I'm not surprised Spielberg turned down the offer, as he already has a big budget science fiction film coming out in 2014, but Vaughn, Abrams or Bird would all be perfect for the franchise. Also hope they do go with Michael Arndt as screewriter. While the cheezy dialogue was part of the charm of the Star Wars film (at least, when it wasn't trying to be taken seriously) a change of tone could still work.

I haven't read The Giver. However, it's been brought up as a point of comparison for a lot of more recent children or young adult novels, so I guess it has potential, especially with the choice of director.

Not sure about the Tarzan movie. The Disney version was fantastic, quite possibly the best Disney traditionally animated movie post-Lion King, so it's going be hard for the live action version to live up to it, even though it'll likely be more faithful to the source material. Also, the choice of David Yates is questionable. Yeah, the last four Harry Potter movies were good, but then again he was working from fantastic source material that seemed almost director-proof. Besides, the track record for directors after they've left Potter hasn't been that good. The only one who did great was the one director who didn't try to repeat the success of Potter with another potential franchise, instead going for something completely different (Children of Men).

Although I agree it sucks than Tony Scott is dead, I can't say I care about Top Gun 2 getting cancelled. While he made some solid action flicks later on in his career, Top Gun has aged horribly. Now a new Hot Shots! movie....that would be sweet.

Yep, the Casablanca sequel news is terrible. Why not just take the premises of a son looking for his long lost father and make it into an original movie? Comparisons with Casablanca is only going to hurt the film, both with critics and at the box office.

Nov 10 - 03:39 AM

King  S.

King Simba

Wizard of Oz though was based on just one of a whole series of books, so there's a lot more potential for sequels/prequels, especially with the world it creates. Nothing about Casablanca suggests any potential for a sequel.

Nov 10 - 03:42 AM

Kriftonucci

Jim Ylonen

Potential gone to good use, though? Cause that Michael Jackson one didn't exactly do it justice.
Nothing suggested The Godfather needed a third film either (only the first one is based on the novel) and even that proved to work more than the Wiz flick.

Nov 10 - 07:40 AM

Ezra Hsieh

Ezra Hsieh

But Coppola himself direct the Godfather sequels, the same can't happens to Casablanca.

Nov 10 - 03:21 PM

Kriftonucci

Jim Ylonen

He still based himself out of nothing. It's just the same as Sam Raimi directing the next Oz flick instead of the guy who made the 1930s original (or even the guy from the MJ vehicle for that matter).

Nov 11 - 04:38 PM

Billy B.

Billy Barnett

I love Transformers and Star Wars! This is great news!

Nov 10 - 06:26 AM

Kriftonucci

Jim Ylonen

Potential gone to good use, though? Cause that Michael Jackson one didn't exactly do it justice.
Nothing suggested The Godfather needed a third film either (only the first one is based on the novel) and even that proved to work more than the Wiz flick.

Nov 10 - 07:40 AM

Ezra Hsieh

Ezra Hsieh

But Coppola himself direct the Godfather sequels, the same can't happens to Casablanca.

Nov 10 - 03:21 PM

Kriftonucci

Jim Ylonen

He still based himself out of nothing. It's just the same as Sam Raimi directing the next Oz flick instead of the guy who made the 1930s original (or even the guy from the MJ vehicle for that matter).

Nov 11 - 04:38 PM

Epic Barney Funk

Barney Funk

Transformers 4 is going to be AWESOME with Wahlberg and the news about the beautiful Kristen Wiig in a new movie is amazing!!!

Nov 10 - 09:05 AM

Joe Aro

Joe Aro

Don't understand negative Skyfall reviews...perhaps some see too many films and confuse forests and trees.

Nov 10 - 10:06 AM

Roger Keen

Roger Keen

There will always be those people that dislike something just to bring the spotlight to themselve or to be obtuse

Nov 11 - 02:51 PM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

I'm just to much of a sucker for Michael Bay's brand of explosions. 98% of the time dissapointed and feel stupid after seeing a Bay film but there is that 2% chance that I'll get to see The Rock again and not Armageddon. YOu have it in yah Bay! Make the Transformers 4 film as fun as The Rock!

Jeff Bridges being attached to the Giver in anyway is Fantastic, trust me!

K-Stew and Ben Aflec in a movie? Is he directing it? I'm just curious if people will be devastated when Kristen has an affair with a good looking director. Would it have all been "True Love" if the director was good looking?

If they do make a Casablanca sequel I hope they don't white Wash Sam. Hollywood has been doing that a lot more than usual lately.

Nov 10 - 11:58 AM

Kristy Marie

Kristy Marie

if mark whalbergs career can survive the happening, it can survive anything. beware

Nov 10 - 01:25 PM

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