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Returning to the Transformers franchise after making the “smaller” movie, Pain & Gain, Michael Bay is full of new ideas to restart the franchise with Transformers 4 and lead the way for more Transformers films. I know, I’m sorry, I was hoping they’d stop after the first one, too, but here we are. Having been influenced by the smaller scale of Pain & Gain, Bay said, “we’ve redesigned everything from top to bottom,” for the next installment of Bayformers.

We’re going to start off smaller. There’s a brand new cast. To freshen the franchise we’ve redesigned everything from top to bottom. The history of the first three movies is still there, we start four years later and there’s a reason why we’re meeting a new cast. Mark [Wahlberg] is really excited about it and it’s a great redesign. I said that 3 [which grossed $1.1 billion] was going to be my last one. Paramount was letting me do Pain & Gain and the Transformers ride was opening at Universal and it was bittersweet to think of passing it off. I wanted to set it up on a really sure footing and to bring someone else in on that, it would have been overwhelming.

Yes, because nothing says fresh start than the guy who gave us the first three regrettable Transformers movies.

Bay also stressed this film is not a reboot, in case its being named Transformers FOUR had you wondering about that,

We keep the Transformers the way they were, it’s just four years later. There’s a reason the Transformers are redesigned. We’re trying to broaden the franchise and give it more places to go.

What d’ya think, bastards? Will redesigned bots and new faces get you in the theatre for Transformers 4?

Source: /Film

All right, maybe it’s not all that bad. I can guarantee Nicola Peltz and Brenton Thwaites will make more money with this film than I will in a year. Probably in several years, but at least I can hold my head high and proclaim I’ve never been in a Michael Bay Transformers movie.

Ugh, look at what an old wanker this makes me sound like. Stupid kids, succeeding at things.

Anyway, the two rising stars has nabbed the leads in Transformers 4. Peltz starred in The Last Airbender – hmm, another unfortunate film on the girl’s CV – and will next appear in A&E’s Bates Motel, so, at least she’s got that. Thwaites on the other hand seems to be a little better off having a key role in Disney’s upcoming, Maleficent.

In Transformers 4 Peltz will star as Mark Walhberg‘s daughter – hey, remember when he wasn’t even going to be in this movie? – and Thwaites as her biker boyfriend. Aren’t you excited?

Transformer 4 is set to release June 27, 2014.

Source: /Film

First Look at Those Damn Dirty Apes!

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One of my fondest young memories is going to the movies with my Dad when I was about 8 years old to see Battle for the Planet of the Apes. I always loved those Planet of the Apes movies and this was the first one I got to see in the theater and not on television. I had a couple of the action figures and loved it. So when I had to sit through that Marky Mark craptastic remake a couple years ago I thought damn, where the hell was Roddy Mcdowell when you needed him.

So the above picture is the first look at the new apes from Fox’s upcoming Rise of the Apes, starring James Franco -the remake/reboot of the Conquest of the Planet of the Apes from 1972. Back in those days they didn’t mess around, the studios cranked out the sequels to keep audiences in the theater seats. The “Caesar” stare is a classic Apes look. I hope that this movie brings back the heart of the Apes movies, social commentary with a good story. Look for Rise of the Apes on movie screens August 5th, 2011.

You should check out the documentary about the  making of the Apes movie Behind the Planet of the Apes. It is a fascinating look at how movies where made back the and the birth of the movie series franchise.

source: Coming Soon

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(Post by nerdbastards contributor Nick Bungay- Twitter @NickBungay)

This is news that’s gonna make a hell of a lot of Brandon Lee fan’s sharpen up their blades with anger. Mark Wahlberg, yes Marky Mark himself, was offered the lead role in a new Crow film, slated for a 2011 release.

Thanks to Bloody Disgusting it was reported that the former underwear model was in talks to become the next makeup man with a revenge plan. Sadly this won’t be like the previous goth-like incarnations from days of old, it’s gonna new vision all together. How will this be an entirely film? Well back in November i09 spoke with Crow’s producer Ryan Kavanaugh and he gave them a glimpse of what audiences may be seeing.

“He’ll have makeup, but it will be different. The best way to compare it is the first Batman and Batman Begins. In terms of their look and feel and character.”

So it’s gonna be like Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan got drunk, watched their Batman films together and said “Know what would be great?” At least their keeping the makeup, noone wants to see Max Payne all over again (I know I don’t) Wahlberg has great acting chops and hopefully they’ll come out. It’s gonna be a new film and a new main character coming back from the dead. If this film see the light of day next year, let’s hope that this has a little less gunfire in it (Yeah,I went there).
What do you think about Wahlberg being covered in makeup?
Via: i09
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