TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN
We got an email from Australian journalist Sean Fewster, who pasted in a story from his publication that included an interview with actor Hugo Weaving, who said he’d be bringing back a certain Decepticon. “I’ve already done it,” Weaving said, admitting Bay requested secrecy. “He’s over in LA and we were working on the video split sort of thing and I had this strange conversation where he seemed to imply it was all a big secret. So there you go — I’ve given you the secret scoop.” Thanks, Sean!
Starring Shia Lebeouf, release date June 24, 2009.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the long running comic strip is getting a big screen adaptation, courtesy of director Tom Dey.
No release date announced.
The Hollywood Reporter also noted that “Watchmen” actor Jackie Earle Haley and “Pushing Daisies” alumn Chi McBride have been cast in the proposed television series.
Starring Mark Valley, no series premiere reported.
X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE
CBR News takes a closer look at the new trailer.
Also, IGN has in depth character photos featuring almost everybody appearing in the film.
Directed by Gavin Hood, release date May 1, 2009.
Next episode: “Infamous,” March 12, 2009.
ANGEL OF DEATH
CBR News has exclusive video showcasing creator Ed Brubaker discussing where the concept came from.
Starring Zoe Bell and Lucy Lawless.
In “much ado about nothing” news, actor Greg Grunberg first broke the news on his Twitter feed before it was confirmed in trade publications, but the NBC series will in fact return for a fourth season.
Next episode, “Shades of Gray,” March 9, 2009.
Actress Malin Ackerman told Saturday Night Magazine that pleasing the fans was her main objective.
CBR News has a feature article on artist Dave Gibbons on seeing his work actualized in film.
Meanwhile, Dr. Manhattan visited “Attack of the Show” and brought along his junk, rumored by many to be distracting.
Actor Jared Harris talked to (and gave spoilers to) Sci Fi Wire about being the ghostly Ridley in the supplemental “Tales of the Black Freighter.”
Finally, director Zack Snyder presented the big picture view in W Magazine, saying “It’s a bit like ‘Moulin Rouge’ with machine guns,” Snyder said. “Whatever that means.”
Release date: today.
A report at Moviehole notes that the project begins shooting in June, has an unusual origin story as its root and that Kato’s doing the heavy lifting.
Starring Seth Rogen, release date: June 25, 2010.
THAT’S A WRAP
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