• It’s a Frat Pack reunion: Vince Vaughn is set to join Old School co-star Will Ferrell in the Paramount comedy Daddy’s Home. Ferrell is expected to star in the movie, which he’s producing with frequent collaborator Adam McKay (Anchorman, The Other Guys). Etan Cohen (yes, Etan, not Oscar-winning dark comedy filmmaker Ethan Cohen) will make his feature directorial debut with the project. Cohen’s screenwriting credits include Tropic Thunder and Men in Black 3. Ferrell will play a mild-mannered radio exec whose life gets turned upside down when his wife’s freeloading ex-husband (Vaughn) re-enters the picture and he must vie for his step-children’s affections. [Variety] READ FULL STORY
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The Internet has been buzzing about Michael Bay's "apology" for his 1998 blockbuster Armageddon, but the director wants everyone to know that his words were taken out of context and that he is "proud of the movie."
While promoting his new film Pain & Gain, Bay discussed with a Miami Herald reporter the rapid-fire editing technique featured in many of his movies. Near the end of the interview, the paper quotes Bay as saying, "I will apologize for Armageddon, because we had to do the whole movie in 16 weeks. It was a massive undertaking. That was not fair to the movie. I would redo the entire third act if I could."
But in a post on his official website today, Bay wrote that the newspaper cut his words in a deceptive way. "[The reporter]
has printed the bare minimum of my statement which in effect have twisted my words and meaning,” the director said.
Bay goes on to clarify that while he does wish he “had more time to edit the film” before it hit theaters, he is “proud of the movie.” Check out Bay’s full response below. READ FULL STORY
It took 15 years, but moviegoers are getting an apology for one of the brashest, outlandish, craptacularly entertaining blockbusters of all time.
Buried in a Miami Herald interview published Sunday about his upcoming film Pain & Gain, director Michael Bay offered a mea culpa for his 1998 hit Armageddon. The discussion was sparked by the interviewer noting that Bay’s new film, which stars Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson as bodybuilders who embark on a crime spree, has atypical editing for the director — the shots are held for longer than a few nanoseconds.
“I will apologize for Armageddon, because we had to do the whole movie in 16 weeks,” Bay says. “It was a massive undertaking. That was not fair to the movie. I would redo the entire third act if I could. But the studio literally took the movie away from us. It was terrible. My visual effects supervisor had a nervous breakdown, so I had to be in charge of that. I called James Cameron and asked ‘What do you do when you’re doing all the effects yourself?’ But the movie did fine.” READ FULL STORY
Paramount will release five of its biggest upcoming tentpole movies — including Transformers 4 and Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar — on IMAX, continuing the studio’s partnership with the supersize-screened movie theater company. “We’re thrilled and honored to once again team up with our longtime partners Christopher Nolan and Michael Bay,” said Greg Foster, chairman and president of IMAX Entertainment, in a statement following an announcement at Cinema-Con. “We can’t wait to showcase their vision to IMAX fans around the world.”
Nolan and Bay have previously used the special IMAX cameras to capture crisper action sequences in 70 mm, notably in the last two Dark Knight films and the most recent Transformers film. The Dark Knight Rises featured about an hour of IMAX footage, and Nolan has become a huge advocate for the technology. “For me, it’s simply the best way to make a film, and why more people haven’t done it I could not tell you,” Nolan told Film Comment in November.
Was 2008 the year IMAX went mainstream?
Michael Bay’s Pain & Gain is about more than really large biceps. It’s about what happens when those biceps devise a plan to kidnap a rich man and take all of his assets. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, and Anthony Mackie as the half-smart goons with a get-rich-quick scheme, the film’s red-band trailer gives R-rated insight into a world of poolside parties and the mayhem that erupts when things go awry. Wahlberg brings new meaning to, “Say hello to your mother for me,” the Rock toes the line for the job, and Mackie makes nice with Rebel Wilson in leopard-print lingerie. Plus, Ken Jeong has a very important lesson to share: “Don’t be a don’ter. Do be a doer.”
Check out the full red-band trailer below! READ FULL STORY
Looks like you’ll have a little longer to work on your Raphael costume. Paramount Pictures has pushed the release date of the Michael Bay Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot (where they’re all aliens) to June 6, 2014, EW has confirmed. The movie was originally scheduled for release on May 16, 2014.
It’s been a controversial road for Bay’s reboot, with many fans remaining worried about his changes from the original show. The project also made headlines after Megan Fox was cast in the role of April O’Neil. Some PopWatchers believed that Anna Kendrick would be better for the role, but sadly we were not consulted.
The movie now comes out just one week before the cautiously-anticipated Jurassic Park 4.
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• It’s a Transformers reunion: Megan Fox is joining Michael Bay‘s TMNT reboot. Bay, who is producing the movie, announced the news on his blog with the simple, one-sentence post, “TMNT: we are bringing Megan Fox back into the family!” EW has confirmed that Fox will play April O’Neil, the Turtles’ human friend, and that the movie is set to start shooting this spring. Fox has spoken publicly about her on-set friction with Bay – she once said the blockbuster mastermind is “like Hitler on his sets” – but now, lucky for Michelangelo and co. (or not so lucky, depending on whom you ask), it looks like Fox and Bay have patched things up. [Michaelbay.com]
• Adam Sandler is switching up his schedule. His comic Western Ridiculous 6 will be delayed as a result of Sandler signing on to star in an untitled romantic comedy about a blended family. Drew Barrymore is being considered for the female lead. The film is being developed at Warner Bros., and will now also be produced by Sandler’s company, Happy Madison. [Variety, Deadline]
Michael Bay's 'Pain & Gain' trailer shows off Hulk-like Mark Wahlberg, The Rock, strippers, guns -- VIDEO
To say the first trailer for Michael Bay’s bodybuilders-gone-bad action comedy, Pain & Gain, starring Hulk-sized Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, is over-the-top is an understatement. It EMBODIES over-the-top.
Muscles galore, strippers, guns, Rebel Wilson making saucy reference to certain male anatomy. Check out the trailer, below, which debuted Wednesday on Bay’s website. Wahlberg shouts out “I’m hot! I’m big!!!” while working out, before jumping muscle-bound head first into a world of extortion, kidnapping and crime with Johnson.
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Swiftly nipping a fanboy-fueled web rumor in the bud, Michael Bay has publicly denied that a Transformers 4 script has been leaked.
Unleashthefanboy.com writer Steve Lemlek posted earlier Monday that 120 pages of the anticipated script had surfaced, according to an unnamed source, with the big baddie villain named as chaos-loving robot Unicron.
Transformers 4 director Bay, who has been working with past Transformers sequels screenplay writer Ehren Kruger, responded with a resounding “WRONG!”
“Some Internet sites this morning reported that some document recovery guy has found a legitimate 120 page script of Transformers 4. I can absolutely 100 percent say this is completely false,” said Bay in a statement from Paramount Pictures. “The only two people in the world that have our unfinished script are Kruger and myself. Also we are only up to page 70 in our T4 script. Maybe this guy has a cartoon or something else – but definitely not our movie!”
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Are you in need of a Monday afternoon pick-me-up? Then check out the two jacked hotties (i.e. Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) gracing the latest poster for Michael Bay’s Pain & Gain below.
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