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Thundercats, Transformers 2, Tintin: October 10th Comic Reel Wrap

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Thundercats, Transformers 2, Tintin: October 10th Comic Reel Wrap

THUNDERCATS

According to Variety, video game veteran Jerry O’Flaherty has been chosen to direct the CG-animated feature film based on the ’80s toy and cartoon property. “It feels like a natural thing for me to step into,” O’Flaherty said. “Games have come so far now. The last four years of my life have been about bringing the energy of filmmaking into the video game experience.” O’Flaherty will now work with screenwriter Paul Sopocy on the script. Warner-based Paula Weinstein will produce through her Spring Creek Productions, along with Dick Robertson and Lew Korman.

TRANSFORMERS 2/TINTIN

Director Steven Spielberg gave an update on the two properties to Comingsoon.net. Their coverage read, “Spielberg told us they are going to be multiple ‘Transformers’ films that the hot young actor is signed on to do and that there’s already a story for the second one, but production depends on the pending writer’s strike.”

As for “Tintin,” Spielberg said that “as of now there are only two directors with Jackson directing the first installment, himself directing the second movie, and if they don’t hire another director, the two would co-direct the third. Jackson will shoot his movie in New Zealand and Spielberg will shoot in the States, and Spielberg said the two are very collaborative and that the film will be using motion-capture, which is still new to him.”

HEROES

CBR News has new promotional images from the next two episodes of the hit NBC series.

SMALLVILLE

Mmm, who doesn’t love the smell of fresh spoilers? TV Guide’s Michael Ausiello has ’em for both “Heroes” and “Smallville,” while Kryptonsite has more for a January episode called “Persona.”

In other news, the network has posted two YouTube clips for this week’s episode, “Fierce.”

QUIET ON THE SET

We can’t do this without you. The rumors, the scoops, the set photos — they’re all fueled by passionate fans emailing in the goods. The ones who ask, “What do you mean your sister’s dating somebody who works for Miles Millar?” The ones who know the code names of movie projects and scour city permit filings for them. The devoted, the involved. Fans, just like you. Whatever you know, we wanna know, and whether you want your name shouted to the web’s rafters or kept closer than a classified report, we’ve got you covered like a comforter. Broadcasting live from Los Angeles, this is your humble scribe Hannibal Tabu saying thank you for your time and indulgence, and “enough talk — let’s go make with the ‘biff’ and the ‘pow’ already.”

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