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Cinecast: Josh Brolin for ‘Sin City 2,’ Tina Fey in Talks for ‘Muppets’ Sequel

Josh Brolin+ Josh Brolin has been tapped to replace Clive Owen's character Dwayne in the upcoming sequel to 2005's Sin City, titled Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Brolin joins returning cast members Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson, and Jessica Alba, as well as newcomer Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

+ Transformers director Michael Bay announced on his blog that the next film in the franchise will not just be a sequel to 2011's Dark of the Moon, but the first in a new trilogy. Bay also added that 20 year-old Irish actor Jack Reynor will star opposite Mark Wahlberg in the new film.

+ The 50 Shades of Grey screenwriter Kelly Marcel has admitted that the film adaptation of the popular book will definitely be slapped with an NC-17 rating. Scandalous!

+ Vulture compares Jessica Rabbit with Emma Stone's character in Gangster Squad.

+ Snakes on a Plane director David R. Ellis died early yesterday morning in South Africa for unknown reasons. He was 60 years old.

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Mark Wahlberg to Replace Shia in ‘Transformers 4’

Michael Bay and Mark WahlbergTransformers director Michael Bay has revealed on his blog that Mark Wahlberg will be replacing Shia LaBeouf in the fourth installment of the alien robot franchise.

"Mark is awesome. We had a blast working on Pain and Gain and I’m so fired up to be back working with him. An actor of his caliber is the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise and carry on the Transformers legacy," Bay wrote.

Projected for a June 27, 2014 release, Transformers 4 is expected to take a new direction in the series.

Despite the tremendous boost the franchise gave to his career, LaBeouf is most likely not too sad about being replaced, as he has recently slammed the studio system and has sworn to only pursue independent features.

Read More | Daily Mail

Roger Slifer Could Use A Hand

Roger SliferYou’ve probably seen this all over the internets, but a little more won’t hurt. Veteran comic book writer Roger Slifer was hit by a car this past weekend.

Roger worked for both DC (where he created Lobo) and Marvel (where he worked on Avengers and Marvel Two-In-One), and later produced and/or story-edited the TV shows Jem And The Holograms, Transformers, Street Fighter and others.

Here’s the story, as reported by Flint Dille:

“Roger Slifer is in intensive care after being run over in a hit and run on Friday Night around 1:00. We had originally thought of keeping this quiet, because Roger is a fairly private guy, but as word is out and time might be of the essence if we're going to find the hit-and-run driver, I'll post what I know.

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Michael Bay Confirmed to Direct Transformers 4

Michael BayMichael Bay will direct Transformers 4.

Producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura has confirmed the filmmaker - who was at the help of the first three Transformers movies in the series - will take charge of the blockbuster, which is set to be released in the summer of 2014.

"Yeah Michael's gonna direct and it'll be releasing in the summer of 2014. We're excited and I think the challenge there is we really are gonna do a reboot, and what that's gonna be we don't even know yet," Di Bonaventura said.

But Lorenzo admitted there will be "a lot" of new cast members in the movie as no one from the previous three films has signed up yet: "It's a hybrid because there's still continuity going on, and there will be a lot of new cast. Whether there's anybody from the first cast, we don't even know yet. But it's going to be a whole new story."

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Comic Book Jobs: Hasbro

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Action Figures, Editorials,

Transformers ToyA certain Providence-based company is looking for an Associate Publishing Manager.

They’re looking for someone who “will assist in developing and managing licensing relationships with designated publishing licensees that will produce books, (trade, comic books, etc) utilizing Company-owned trademarks and brands to generate revenue and expands brand awareness.”

You need some mad skillz for the position, a Bachelors degree (English, Marketing, or Communications), 3 years in publishing, licensing, marketing and/or sales experience and account management involving Publishing, and some smaller skillz.

The job is posted through an employment agency and the company name is kept a secret so the agency can earn their commission. But this is the era of Google which reveals that the leading company for this job, the only company in Providence, RI that’s likely to be involved in comics and licensing, is Hasbro.

Good luck, job seekers!

[Artwork: Transformers, © Hasbro]

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Michael Bay to Direct Transformers 4?

Michael BayMichael Bay is set to return to the Transformers franchise. Despite the director previously claiming he would not be in the frame to direct the rebooted series, the success of the third film Transformers: Dark of the Moon - which took over $1 billion at the international box office - has persuaded him to think again.

According to NYMag.com's Vulture blog, Michael could begin shooting on the project, which will not be a prequel to the original three films starring Shia LaBeouf, in late 2012 following his work on revenge thriller Pain and Gain.

Although details are not known about the story, it is thought it will focus more on the canon of the series and delve into old characters. A source told the blog, "Regular people might not care about bringing out a character like Sentinel Prime. But believe me, fans of the series cared."

Jason Statham is reportedly being considered for the lead role in the fourth film, with active discussions taking part between him and studio Paramount.


First Look: Transformers 3 Teaser Trailer


I assure you – even though this trailer does not include any glimpses of Shia LaBeouf, a Michael Bay babe (a.k.a. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley) or dizzying action, it is indeed for a Transformers film.

So where will Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon take us? Well, as the title suggests, to the actual moon -- with the crew of Apollo 11.

Maybe if President Obama gets a chance to watch the film next year, he’ll reconsider his position on sending more astronauts back there?

Transformers 3 will launch July 1, 2011.

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Casting Corner: Ashley Judd, Jeremy Renner and More

Ashley Judd

Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Ashley Judd: The actress will return to the big screen in Flypaper, an indie project being helmed by The Forbidden Kingdom‘s Rob Minkoff. Judd replaces the originally-cast Liv Tyler in the bank heist film. The movie written by The Hangover‘s Jon Lucas and Scott Moore also includes Patrick Dempsey and Tim Blake Nelson.

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VIDEO: Victoria’s Secret Congratulates New Transformers Beauty

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Models, Videos,


It isn’t often that a lingerie commercial - with absolutely no words spoken in it - helps a model land a blockbuster film. So you can’t blame for boasting a bit.

Now that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has officially replaced Megan Fox in Transformers 3, the company is free to highlight her talents.

Oh - and in case you’re wondering how Rosie came to Michael Bay’s attention, it’s because she was featured in a Victoria’s Secret ad he directed.

Read More | MTV

Megan Fox Not a Part of Transformers 3

Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox and Michael Bay

UPDATE: Megan Fox is now claiming that she chose not to come back to the franchise.

It looks like a little bad-mouthing can go a long way.

Megan Fox may have compared Michael Bay to Hitler well over a year ago (and even made a “genuine” apology last fall), but it appears the sting from her comments has not yet subsided.

Although it was believed the dark-haired beauty would return to Transformers 3, it’s just been announced that the role of Mikaela Banes has been cut. Sources say the search for a new love interest for Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) has now begun.

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