A "Transformers" movie will always feature the good robots, the Autobots, fighting some kind of evil machine, typically the villainous Decepticons, but, as is tradition in the Michael Bay films, there also has to be a human threat for the main characters to manage.
For "Transformers 4," Bay has enlisted the most dastardly bad guy from "The Simpsons" universe, Sideshow Bob himself, Kelsey Grammer. The "Frasier" and "Boss" star will play a man by the name of Harold Attinger, who according to the initial report from Deadline is a "counter intelligence guy."
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Daniel Radcliffe has found his next role, according to Deadline, and once again, he has picked something unlike anything that he's done before.
As the lead in "Tokyo Vice," Radcliffe will play real-life journalist Jake Adelstein, who risked his life to investigate the yakuza while working for a newspaper in Japan. The film's title and source material comes from the book that Adelstein wrote about his experiences covering the dangerous beat.
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After filming roles in one of Terrence Malick's upcoming projects, on-set drama foiled Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman's big screen reunion in "Jane Got a Gun," but the pair won't have to wait too long to make up for it.
Screen Daily is reporting that Fassbender and Portman have both taken roles in a new screen adaptation of one of William Shakespeare's most beloved, and feared, plays, "Macbeth." The take of a Scottish lord and his—let's call her—eccentric wife will be directed by Justin Kurzel, who won praise for his breakout film, the brutal "Snowtown."
According to the site, "Macbeth" starring Portman and Fassbender will not be a modernization of the psychologically terrifying play. "The new take on Shakespeare's classic... is set in the 11th century and in the original language," Screen Daily explains.
This may be an astonishing fact to some of the "Star Trek" fans who have waited years upon years to see a follow-up to J.J. Abrams' 2009 reboot, but "Star Trek Into Darkness" arrives in theaters this month. We're almost two weeks away from finding out who John Harrison is for crying out loud!
Just in case you haven't had your fill of "Star Trek Into Darkness" promotional material by now, there are two new TV spots and a special Uhura-centric preview that gives us our first look at the Abrams-ified Klingons without their masks on.
You can see all three previews after the jump!
"Mike Magic" came out of nowhere last summer to not only win big at the box office, despite it's meager budget, but it also scored with critics, appearing on many year-end "Best Of" lists. It wasn't long after the male stripper movie debuted that talk began to circulate of a possible sequel.
Word on any follow-up has been mostly quiet since last year, but recently, Steven Soderbergh opened up to PrideSource about "Magic Mike 2" and revealed that the project is indeed progressing with a hilarious true-life experience of Channing Tatum's at the heart of it.
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Here's a hefty rumor for your Tuesday afternoon: the upcoming sixth installment of the "Die Hard" franchise is being called "Die Hardest" — at least, for the time being.
According to Total Film, the working title for "Die Hard 6" is "Die Hardest." The site reports that Ben Trebilcook, who wrote a treatment for "Die Hard 4" as well, is penning the "Die Hard 6" script.
The hordes of "Gears of War" fans who have clamored for a big-screen adaptation have something to celebrate today, besides a really sweet head stomp. After years of uncertainty, the "Gears of War" movie is back on track with producer Scott Stuber.
Variety reports that after an intense bidding war for the rights to the mega-popular Xbox franchise, Stuber, who recently produced "Ted" and "Batteship," walked away as the victor.
With a major studio producer backing the adaptation, "Gears of Wars" is closer to becoming a reality than any time since 2007.
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Tobey Maguire and Kristen Wiig are teaming up for the sake of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. The foursome will soon work together on the upcoming IFC six-part miniseries "The Spoils of War," which is a spoof of sorts on stories like "The Thorn Birds" and " Winds of War."
According to Deadline, "The Spoils of Babylon" chronicles "the sexy and dramatic lives of the Morehouse family who made their fortune in the oil business." Wiig will play Cynthia, the daughter of oil magnate Jonas Morehouse. Maguire, on the other hand, will play Devon, the adopted son of Jonas. They end up running Morehouse Enterprises together while they fight "their feelings for each other." In this world, Morehouse Enterprises is the seventh largest company in the world.
Jamie Foxx's star power continues to rise in the wake of "Django Unchained." The Oscar-winner is currently filming his role as Electro in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," and according to The Hollywood Reporter, Foxx is lining up another high-profile role.
According to the trade, Foxx will play Benjamin Stacks in "Annie" starring Quvenzhané Wallis from "Beasts of the Southern Wild" as the famed comic strip orphan. If you're looking sideways at the name "Benjamin Stack," let us clear up some of the confusion. Stacks is a version of the Daddy Warbucks character from the original comic and the musical. Since the kids aren't as familiar with the concept of "war bucks" these days, an equally unsubtle name has been subbed in.
In the months since the announcement of "Star Wars: Episode VII," Carrie Fisher has seemingly made a habit out of trolling fans eager for updates about the J.J. Abrams film. The return of Fisher, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford is, by this point, an assumption many are making, but without an official announcement from Disney, we're left to decode cryptic and often confused statements from the cast.
Fisher made her latest quasi-confessional at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo as she spoke with some diehard "Star Wars" fans.
Much like the statement Fisher gave to Palm Beach Illustrated in March, she didn't seem to think much of it when she, according to the Calgary Herald, hinted to the crowd that she is reprising her role as Princess Leia.