Monday, 30 April 2012

Daredevil Will Be Written Again David James Kelly drafting new script

Fox has been quietly developing a new Daredevil film for a couple of years now. 30 Days Of Night and Twilight: Eclipse director David Slade has been attached since last spring, and there have been screenplays by David Scarpa (The Day The Earth Stood Still) and Brad Caleb Kane (Brooklyn's Finest). Now though, there's word of yet another draft, this time by David James Kelly.
The plan is still to adapt the Frank Miller saga Born Again, first published in Daredevil issues 227-233, in 1986. The story sees Matt Murdock outed as Daredevil by his former secretary Karen Page. She has, shall we say, fallen on hard times since leaving the Nelson & Murdock law firm, and sells the info for a shot of heroin. It eventually reaches crime boss The Kingpin, who proceeds to creatively dismantle Murdock's life and send supervillain Nuke into Murdock's stomping ground of New York's Hell's Kitchen.
In the comic, The Avengers get involved, but don't expect a movie crossover, since Captain America and co. belong to a different studio.
There are several David James Kellys listed on the IMDb, but the one we appear to be talking about has but a single credit as an editor on Sunshine Cleaning (which is really good by the way - no complaints there). Quite how he's scored a big gig on a superhero property is unclear then. Maybe he's one of those super-script-doctors that kick ass in total secret, but now his identity has been blown.
We'll say it again: the Ben Affleck / Mark Steven Johnson Daredevil is better than its reputation, especially in its Director's Cut form. Affleck though, has been vocal about how he was stung by the negative reaction to that film on its first release, so will not be back to fill DD's red leather trews.
The only other name officially linked to the reboot at this point is producer Peter Chernin (Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes), and Regency is the production company without fear. We'll bring you more news as we get it. The ace Born Again is available as a paperback collection published by Marvel, should you want to do some revision in the meantime.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Taylor Lautner Cast as Leonardo in ‘Ninja Turtles’ Reboot

Taylor Lautner Ninja Turtles

It’s been a rough couple weeks for die-hard fans of the “Heroes in a Half Shell” – as producer Michael Bay dropped one controversial Ninja Turtles tidbit after another. As a result, emotions have been running especially high with many fans of the 1980s cartoon series (and comic book source material) fearing that Bay is poised to once again ruin fond childhood memories (remember the flames on Optimus Prime?), this time with a live-action Turtles film adaptation that removes fan-favorite aspects of the lean, green, fighting machines.
Unfortunately, we’ve now received word of yet another controversial Ninja Turtles announcement – the casting of Twilight star (and teen heartthrob), Taylor Lautner, in the role of Turtle squad leader Leonardo.

The now-infamous producer officially announced the Lautner (aka Team Jacob) casting on his blog – asserting that the young actor is set to voice and “perform” as Leonardo in the Ninja Turtles reboot, a revelation that will no doubt send shockwaves through an already tense and fired-up Turtles fan base. Here’s what Bay had to say about the casting:
Everyone here is really excited to have Taylor on board. He’s already an awesome martial artist and really fits the mold of the exciting Turtles movie that we have planned [...] Some people hate on Taylor but everyone just needs to relax. He’s a great actor. Everyone just complains about him because of Twilight. But did you see him in Abduction? No? Then relax. I’ve said this before. We know what we are doing and are going to deliver a fun Turtles movie. A lot of pissed off fans are going to have their tails between their legs by the time the movie releases.
The news comes in the wake of several other controversial TMNT announcements – as well as, arguably, equally dismissive responses from Bay. First it was revealed that a new origin story for the titular heroes was being crafted – one that removed their terrestrial roots in favor of making them inter-dimensional beings (i.e. aliens). Next, after a tide of fan outrage, the change was solidified by an official title for the reboot - Ninja Turtles, obviously dropping both the “Teenage” and “Mutant” elements of the original. The one-two-punch came as a blow to long-time fans who were hoping for a more true-to-form retelling. However, with TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman partnering with writers Josh Appelbaum and AndrĂ© Nemec on the script, cooler heads managed to get past the shake-up and remain excited for what Platinum Dunes has in store – especially if fan-favorite villain Krang would make his live-action debut.
However, even the most patient Turtles fans are likely going to be nervous about Lautner’s casting – as the choice suggests that Bay (and director Jonathan Liebesman) are positioning the film as a goofy star-studded money-maker instead of the gritty and grounded remake that many die-hard fans had hoped to see.
Leonardo in Ninja Turtles
Casting Lautner as the squad’s leading-turtle will likely prove to be especially exasperating for long-time Turtle lovers – since it would indicate that similarly young and “buzz-worthy” actors will be cast as the other reptilian alien heroes. Had Lautner been cast as Michelangelo, or even Raphael, fans might have assumed that the less outrageous Turtles (Leonardo and Donatello) would be played by more serious acting talent; however, considering Leonardo is the most “honorable” and “level-headed” member of the group, Lautner’s casting would indicate that further announcements aren’t likely to be any more encouraging.
Similarly, it’ll be interesting to see what Bay means by “perform” – as we can only assume that the Ninja Turtles are going to be brought to life by the same type of technology that turned Andy Serkis into Casear for Rise of the Planet of the Apes. As a result, while some fans might have been able to handle Lautner voicing the character, it sounds as if the actor (and whoever else Platinum Dunes casts for the remaining Turtles) will likely be doing a lot of motion capture performance as well.

John Carter

Transplanted to Mars, a Civil War vet discovers a lush planet inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter a princess who is in desperate need of a savior.


Andrew Stanton


Andrew Stanton (screenplay), Mark Andrews (screenplay), and 2 more credits »


Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins and Willem Dafoe

'Max Payne 3' Game of Epic Proportions: Discs and PC Specs

Rockstar Games announced on Twitter that its upcoming game Max Payne 3 will require two discs for the Xbox 360 and 35GB of free space for PC.  The size of the game would fit onto a bluray disc for the PlayStation 4.
News first emerged when movie and game rental company Redbox, posted that the first disc would have a single player mode but no multiplayer. Rockstar would later tweet to rectify the rumors.
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"That Redbox info is not accurate. Redbox only ever rent out one disc, for any multi-disc game, posted Rockster.  "Max is on 2 discs for 360, so Redbox will be renting disc 1 which contains half of the single player story and the full multiplayer game."
Max Payne 3 is considered a game of epic proportions requiring 35gb of space.  The recommended free space required to run the PC version of Max dwarfs its competition.  Crytek's Crysis PC games is known to require a good amount of space.  Crysis 2 required 12 gb.  Another giant PC title is Blizzard's World of Warcraft, which requires 25gb of free space.
Below are additional minimum requirements to run Max.
  • CPU: 2.4 GHz Intel Dual Core or 2.6 GHz AMD Dual Core
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Video card: 512 MB Nvidia 8600 GT or Radeon HD 3400
  • HDD: 35 GB
  • OS: Windows XP SP3 or higher
Based on reviews, the first disc with the single player mode will likely blow away gamers with its visuals and storytelling.  Players can expect a new gameplay experience Max Payne 3's disc one multiplayer mode. Its new multiplayer contains two unique modes, "Payne Killer" and "Gang Wars."
Up to 16 players battle in "Gang Wars mode" as gang members in matches that follow a story, with each round's objective dictated by what happened in the last one.
In "Payne Killer," two players take on the roles of Max and his sidekick, Raul Passos, as the work together to survive against six other players.
Another new element is Rockstar's online service platform called Social Club.  This feature allows players to create crews from the Max Payne 3 game and have the ability to use them on Grand Theft Auto 5's multiplayer mode.
Max Payne 3 is scheduled to hit stores May 15 and will be available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. PC will be available on May 29.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Passion Of The Christ 2: Resurrection Of The Christ

It’s sort of amazing that hasn’t happened before now. Someone has finally decided to follow up Mel Gibson’s wildly successful The Passion of the Christ, and while it’s not truly a sequel to that film… it might as well be. Variety says an indie producer named Bill McKay is working on a movie called Resurrection of the Christ. Lest you think this is some throwaway indie project which will never be heard from again, they say Samuel Goldwyn Film is backing it and the movie, set for an Easter 2011 release, will be a $20 million production.

McKay’s movie will be written by a guy named Dan Gordon, directed by Jonas McCord, and they promise to spread the focus around in this one. It’ll be as much about other key players as it is about Jesus, expect to see the Apostles figure in prominently, but they’re also intent on telling a tale of power, greed, and ambition involving Biblical, Jesus-killing baddies Pontius Pilate, Herod, Caiaphas, and Judas. Ironically, their goal is to tap into the Passion market and horn in on some of that sweet, Mel Gibson monetary action.

Just to put all of this into perspective, Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ cost around the same amount as this will, checking in with a $30 million production budget. It then went on to make $611 million worldwide. Maybe it’s unreasonable to expect that same kind of performance from Resurrection, after all it lacks the star power Mel Gibson’s version brought to bear, but you never know. What’s Jim Caviezel up to these days? Not much. How does he feel about getting hit by lightning again? Get him involved and suddenly this becomes a big, big deal.

Destruction is at your fingertips in Prototype 2, and you don't have to work hard to conjure unbelievable chaos. Through streamlined controls, nonexistent difficulty, and a bevy of impressive-looking attacks, Prototype 2 transports you to a consequence-free world in which you can happily cleave soldiers and smash helicopters to your heart's content. This relentless accessibility is Prototype 2's biggest strength and weakness. With nary a moment of genuine challenge to be found, you sprint from one entertaining event to another, laughing at the delightful absurdity of it all. But without any barriers to overcome, there's little sense of accomplishment. Prototype 2 isn't the slightest bit novel, but it's so utterly ridiculous that it's hard to wipe that mischievous smile from your face.

In contrast to the devil-may-care attitude showcased in the majority of the adventure, the story does take itself seriously. A military force has quarantined a major metropolis under the guise of protecting citizens from a viral outbreak, but their occupancy is far from altruistic. In reality, they are conducting bioweapon research, and the people are just unlucky cattle being led to slaughter. It's a morbid situation that makes it satisfying to kill your opposition--defense contractor Blackwatch--as you hunt down the higher-ups who ordered this atrocity.
The initial rush you feel when the central plot comes into focus dissipates as you learn more about the conspiracy. Evil stereotypes permeate the cast of characters, but even though there's proper motivation to murder them all, you rarely feel as if you understand whom you're tracking down. Scenes of redemption toward the end of the story breathe life into some of these individuals, but by that point you won't even care what happens to the villains. While character development is lacking, the storytelling is interesting. Most of the dirty details surface when you consume certain people, and the flashes of memory piece together a terrifying puzzle about the inner machinations of power-obsessed heretics who rarely question their horrific actions.
Dialogue-rich sequences explain your objectives before each mission. Plentiful swearing and unrestrained anger highlight most of these conversations, and the vulgar cutscenes force the carefree action to take a backseat far too often. Furthermore, protagonist James Heller holds his hand to his ear and slowly walks around when a contact talks to him, contrasting wildly with the crazed sprinting and leaping that make up his normal locomotion. Problems with the story aside, the artistic style used in the many cutscenes is certainly eye-catching. High-contrast black and white with flashes of color (blue eyes, red flames) add a dramatic pitch to the proceedings. This style is also used when your health gets low in combat and does a great job of communicating your struggles without obscuring your view.
Prototype 2 takes place in an open-world environment where you can run wherever you wish without artificial barriers reining you in. From the moment you're set loose, you don't need any urging to sprint through this city gone to ruin. Movement is free-flowing and empowering. Running up the sides of buildings, bounding down blocks in a single leap, and gliding like a manic flying squirrel make for quicker transport than a tired vehicle ever could, and the unabashed joy of careening through this virus-plagued town is hard to deny. Things do become a little tricky when precision is necessary, though thankfully you rarely have to move with exactitude. Instead, you sprint pell-mell until you crave the sweet satiation of your bloodthirst, and in a snap you're beating a poor sucker so badly his mother wouldn't be able to recognize him.

The convergence of movement and combat makes for instances of unrepentant brutality. While gliding over occupied streets, you might spy a fear-mongering soldier down below. Lock on to him from your safe vantage in the sky, and with a tap of a button, grab his squirming body before he has a chance to scream for help. With one more tap of a button, you can pound him into the unforgiving cement, hurl him into his fellow troops, or infect him with a viral bomb that causes him to explode in a fountain of blood, and then flee from the scene as if you were never there.
There's little reason to perform such an act other than the delicious enjoyment you get from tormenting those weaker than you. As your opposition becomes better equipped and more plentiful, the door opens for even more ridiculous sequences of gleeful violence. Like an anthropomorphic arrow of hatred, you propel yourself from tormenting tanks on the ground to hellfire helicopters in the air, mashing them into a flaming ball or ripping off their imposing guns to lay waste to those stupid enough to tag along beside them. Eventually, you gain the ability to pilot these craft, and though moving is slow going compared to the chaotic sprinting you're used to, it's a fair trade-off considering the impressive firepower you're given access to. Destruction exists everywhere in Prototype 2; you just have to decide in what way you want those who challenge you to perish.

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Batman and Bane battle in new ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ promo art

More and more promotional material is being revealed as we get closer to the July 20th release date of The Dark Knight Rises. Today I came across some awesome promo art that features Batman and Bane fighting in the snow in the streets of Gotham. We also get a cool look at Batman with his new air vehicle, the Bat, and the Batpod. Check them out in the gallery.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Director Of District 9 gears up for Elysium

Well guess who's back in the directing seat! Director Neill Blomkamp, of district 9 film is back with a new film entitled Elysium.
Upon coming to Earth to do battle, a horde of aliens begin living among us as humans. The film is directed by Neill Blomkamp of 'District 9' fame and stars Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. 

Keep you posted

Written by Renaldo Kell

Friday, 20 April 2012

The witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings features an engrossing and very mature storyline that defines a new standard for realistic, non-linear game narration. With a mixture of beautiful visuals and dynamic action, the game puts players in a living and believable world. The Witcher 2 on Xbox 360 is impeccably adapted for the console experience and delivers significant enhancements to the critically-acclaimed PC title. The game includes 3+ hours of new content and new gameplay and story elements, and marks the first appearance of the esteemed RPG on consoles.

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Resident Evil Retribution

Resident Evil: Retribution is an upcoming 2012 3D science-fiction action horror film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. It is the fifth installment in the Resident Evil film series and the third to be directed by Anderson. The films are based on the Capcom survival horror series Resident Evil.
The film has many returning actors and characters, along with new characters from the video game not featured in the previous films. Filming took place from October to December 2011 for a scheduled release date of September 14, 2012.[1]


Alice is captured by Umbrella once again, and awakens in the heart of their operation facility; as she moves further in the complex, more of her past is unveiled and she continues to hunt for those responsible for the outbreak. Her quest takes her and her newfound allies from Tokyo to New York, Washington D.C. and Moscow. After a "mind-blowing" revelation, she is forced to rethink everything, finally finding out the truth about herself, and the Umbrella Corporation.[2]


  • Milla Jovovich as Alice, returning from all four previous movies as the main character.
  • Sienna Guillory as Jill Valentine, first seen in the second film as a protagonist, returns from the previous films post credits scene where it was revealed she is under the control of umbrella. She is the film's main antagonist.
  • Michelle Rodriguez as Rain Ocampo; she injects herself with the Las Plagas parasite for increased strength and performance.[3]
  • Johann Urb as Leon S. Kennedy, who is described as "the leader of the Resistance, who teams with Alice as she battles the Umbrella Corporation and the swarm of undead."[4]
  • Kevin Durand[5] as Barry Burton
  • Li Bingbing as Ada Wong;[6] she will be held captive by Jill.[3]
  • Shawn Roberts as Albert Wesker
  • Oded Fehr as Carlos Olivera; about returning, Fehr said "Well, the interesting thing is that in a way I do, and in a way I don't. See, because I kind of come back twice on this one. I think you had a hundred Millas on the last one. So obviously, you can have more Carloses and more Ones and more Rains. The interesting thing is, I come back as two different guys on this one. There's a dynamic to the relationship with Milla's character, and then there's the other side. He's working for the Umbrella again. So the answer is both. It’s great. I get to play two different characters. It's fun. Two opposing sides".[3]
  • Boris Kodjoe as Luther West, returning from his supporting role in the previous film, and potential love interest of Alice.
  • Colin Salmon as James "One" Shade, last seen in the first film, being killed in the laser attack at the Red Queen's chamber. It is unknown whether his "clone" will be good or bad.
  • Aryana Engineer as Becky[7]
  • Mika Nakashima as J-Pop Girl. Nakashima portrayed a zombie in the opening Tokyo scene of the previous film.[8]



Paul W. S. Anderson returned as writer and director, Glen McPherson serves as director of photography and Kevin Phipps as production designer.[1] An element from the fourth video game called the Las Plagas parasite will play a part in the film and will allow the undead to "run around, ride motorbikes, and shoot machine guns".[9]


Jovovich with Paul W. S. Anderson at the 2012 WonderCon in promotion of Resident Evil: Retribution.
Returning from the previous film are: Milla Jovovich as Alice, Sienna Guillory (Jill Valentine) and Boris Kodjoe (Luther West).[10][11] Shawn Roberts (Albert Wesker) makes a cameo appearance.[12] Colin Salmon who played James "One" Shade and Michelle Rodriguez who played Rain Ocampo in the first film return.[12][13] Oded Fehr who portrayed Carlos Olivera in the second and third film also returns.[5] There will be two "versions" of Rain, One, and Carlos; one being portrayed as "evil" and one as "good".[3]
The characters, Ada Wong (played by Li Bingbing), Leon S. Kennedy (Johann Urb)[4] and Barry Burton (Kevin Durand) will appear in the film.[14] Ali Larter (Claire Redfield), Wentworth Miller (Chris Redfield) and Spencer Locke (K-Mart) will not return and their absence will be explained by their characters being captured by Umbrella.[14]


Principal photography started on October 10 and wrapped on December 23, 2011 for a 55 day shoot.[1][9][15] Filming locations included Toronto at Cinespace's Kipling studio facility,[1] Times Square in New York City, Tokyo, and Red Square in Moscow.[16] Resident Evil: Retribution is the second film in the series to be shot in 3D, the first being Resident Evil: Afterlife.[17] The Red Epic camera system was used, which producer Jeremy Bolt said is 50% smaller than the Sony F35 that was used for Resident Evil: Afterlife.[18]
On October 11, a platform collapsed during the second day of filming and injured 16 people on the set. According to Toronto police, ten people were taken to the hospital for emergency treatment. Injuries included bruises and broken bones. Emergency workers had a difficult time determining which injuries were real since the people were dressed in zombie costumes with fake blood.[19]
The streets of Red Square were cleared for a day and background filming was done in the Russian subway after it was cleared for five hours. Most of the streets were built into sets.[3] An action scene inspired by the fifth video game where the characters are driving a Hummer while being chased by zombies is featured, but for the film the Hummer was changed to a Rolls Royce Phantom.[9] The scene was filmed in late November in Moscow.[20][3]
Durand and Roberts wrapped filming in the first week of December and Li wrapped on December 14. A fight scene between Jill and Alice that involved over 200 moves began filming December 14 until the end of production.[21][3]


The first teaser trailer of the film was released in January 2012, featuring product placement promoting Sony products such as the Xperia phone, the PlayStation Vita and the Tablet S before transitioning into a post-apocalyptic Washington, D.C., with Alice standing on the roof of the White House.[22] [23]


The film will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D, as well as 2D on September 14, 2012.[2]

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition trailer

Get ready for the eviscerating nature of Dark Souls on PC, with the Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition port.

Last week Namco Bandai announced that they will release a PC port of their popular, but brutally hard game, Dark Souls–up to now, Dark Souls has only unleashed its painful, yet fun, gameplay on console gamers.
Starting this August, PC gamers will get their shot at surviving — and dying, over and over  and over and over…well, you get the point — the insanity that is Dark Souls. The port, titled Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition, features the full original game as well as a ton of new content. Namco has been quiet on what will be in the new content, but we do know that at least three new areas and four new bosses will be available.
We can also assume that this extra content will makes its way to consoles down the line, although that has not yet been confirmed.
Originally, Namco Bandai was not going to make a PC version of Dark Souls at all. What changed their minds was a 100,000 strong petition from PC gamers that convinced the company that a viable market existed. However, there’s already some controversy due to Namco’s decision to release the port with Games for Windows Live, a move that is not well-loved among PC gamers.
For more details check out our coverage of the PC port. Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition is due out on August 24 for PC.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Need For Speed - a Feature Film!

Need For Speed - a Feature Film! 

Looks like Michael Bay's take on the trailer made a huge impression and Hollywood is considering a feature film. I can't think of better choice than Michael. But could it happen? After all he will be available after 2014 and I wonder if he would really like to be involved with it. Let's not forget that Michael has great releation with Dream Works which makes the possibility even better.

Real Steel writer John Gatins has been involved with the project from the start, developing a script with brother George. The Speed console franchise is up to 18 entries now, with EA still planning to release one game a year.
The titles haven’t traditionally had much in the way of narrative besides winning races, upgrading cars, steering clear of the cops etc. But the latest, The Run has added some more story elements, with actors Sean Faris and Christina Hendricks voicing characters involved in a race from San Francisco to New York that also involves crime, cops and – for the first time in the games’ history – a proper way to move on foot. It’s not known whether the plot of any eventual movie will draw from the same story.
And the plot element is not the only cinematic connection, as Michael Bay directed an ad for the game last year. Bet DreamWorks would love to get him on board for any movie, though he'll probably be burnt out on cars for a while after the next Transformers film.
DreamWorks is said to be in advanced talks for the film, which Steven Spielberg and co are not doubt hoping will spawn a Fast & Furious-sized franchise.

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Renaldo Kell

Will Kid Cudi Be In The Ninja Turtles Reboot?

Will Kid Cudi Be In The Ninja Turtles Reboot?


Usually casting rumor stories that involve following a rabbit hole of tweets and tumblr posts aren't worth the effort, but if you're a fan of the rapper Kid Cudi-- or are worried about the direction Michael Bay is taking with his Ninja Turtles reboot-- you might want to follow this one anyway. The Huffington Post noticed a handful of tweets and tumblr posts from Kid Cudi that seemed to strongly suggest he'll be involved in the Ninja Turtles movie-- maybe as an actor, maybe as a singer, maybe providing craft services for all we know. Yes, the rumor is that fuzzy at this point.

Here's what happened. It started with this Tumblr post from Cudi, in which he shows off a sketch of "an unknown Ninja Turtle" that was clearly made this year, and given to him by "my homes Andrew Form and Brad Fuller over at Platinum Dunes"-- Dunes being Bay's production company that's behind the Turtles reboot. He ended the post saying "hint hint mane," suggesting that there's more to this than just an awesome gift to a talented rapper. You can see the drawing for yourself below.

He followed it up with a tweet promising that "there is NOTHING to worry about" with the Turtles reboot, and "Everyone will be pleased!" Clearly he's been getting some insider info of some kind from Form and Fuller, and between that and the drawing, it seems safe to assume Cudi is at least nominally involved. But to do what? He has acting experience from How To Make It In America, but that's not exactly rock-solid evidence he should be cast in a feature film. I smell a 2010s version of "The Ninja Rap" coming-- but hey, maybe they'll make intentionally great this time?

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Transformers 4

Michael Bay Addresses Transformers 4 Rumors


Studio's are passing rumors but I'm not sure what I'm doing? I know I'm going to do Pain and Gain early spring but that's it for right now. I'm leaving all my options on the table. I've got several Studio meetings in the next two weeks.

The Adventures Of Rory & Connor Episode 2: "To Punch A Punching Bag."

Friday, 13 April 2012

Kids Entertainment

The Adventures Of Rory & Connor
Looking for something for the kids online, look no further, the new comedy series, the adventures of rory & connor, is available to view on youtube. Produced by

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Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Tyrese Rumor

Tyrese Rumor
Nelson here… just got off the phone with Bay (while filming 'Pain & Gain') to confirm that this story is totally and patently false. Read on.

It has come to our attention that a certain gossip site wants to go mainstream by posting false stories that have nothing to do with reality.

The latest one being that Bay has a restraining order against actor Tyrese Gibson. Bay HAS NOT filed a restraining order against Tyrese.

Tyrese is a great friend to Michael Bay, and to this web site. Tyrese is one of Michael's best friends. They've gone to Floyd Mayweather fights and last Christmas Tyrese spent Christmas with Bay as a true friend. So it's ridiculous when stories like these posted on Jacky Jasper's web site start making the rounds, and get picked up by entertainment news outlets as legitimate stories.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' reboot gets new title: 'Just give them a chance' pleads Michael Bay

Well, that settles that. Producer Michael Bay took to his blog again to address the fans who are criticizing his upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot. Bay’s decision to alter the Turtles’ origin story had sparked a long string of remarks from fans, Bay and even series co-creator Peter Laird — in his most recent missive, under the headline “Ninja Turtles’ Title,” Bay wrote:
Paramount marketing changed the name. They made the title simple. The characters you all remember are exactly the same, and yes they still act like teenagers. Everything you remember, why you liked the characters, is in the movie. This script is being developed by two very smart writers, with one of the original creators of Ninja Turtles. They care VERY MUCH about making this film for the fans. Everyone on this team cares about the fans. Just give them a chance. Jonathan [Liebesman] the director, is a major fan of the whole franchise. HE’S NOT GOING TO LET YOU DOWN.
Although at first it might seem like eliminating half of the iconic title would just upset fans even more, let us not forget that the late ’90s saw a revised iteration of the franchise called Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation, which still featured the same teenage mutants (and one abysmal addition) but without the headlining designation. There is precedence for abandoning the two words, and it certainly sounds like Bay is more concerned than ever with appeasing the fans. At this point, there’s not much more that Bay can say to prove that his goal is not destroying the smiles of thousands of children, as Turtle fanatics might think is the case, but rather, making a new, original Ninja Turtles movie that does right by the fans despite minor creative departures. Isn’t it about time we just let him try already?
I’m trying not to beat a dead turtle here, but PopWatchers, what’s your take on the latest development in Turtlegate? Will the backlash ever fade? Are you willing to put your doubts on hold and let Bay proceed, or is the road to pizza-loving turtle success still blocked by your objections?

Ninja Turtles Reboot Director Sheds Some Light On The Movie's Special Effects

It has been an up and down week for fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. First, it was announced that Michael Bay would be changing the characters into aliens for the upcoming movie reboot, which sparked some outrage across the internet. Now, the director of the movie, Jonathan Liebesman, revealed some details about the new movie that actually sound pretty positive.

In an interview with Cinema Blend, Liebesman talked about the movie's revamped origin: "I don’t know yet because I’m sitting in a room with Kevin Eastman who co-created it and we’re busy working on it. But if you were a fan, you’ll love it and if you’re a new fan, you’ll love it, too, but anything new or expanding the universe is all coming from Kevin and is true to the mythology and will tie in with the mythology and people can rest assured their childhoods are safe.”

Having Turtles creator Kevin Eastman involved and excited about the project should certainly be a good sign for the movie, even though he was probably cut a pretty sizable check for his participation. But what really excites us is what Liebesman said about the look of the Turtles themselves.

“I think for turtles you’d look at Rise of the Planet of the Apes, you know, that kind of stuff.”

That one statement changes the entire outlook for the movie. The special effects from Rise of the Planet of the Apes were easily the best part of an already solid movie, and if Liebesman can bring that type of quality to the Turtles, then maybe we can look past the alien origins. If anything, it's a step in the right direction.

We're calling it right now: Andy Serkis should play all four turtles.

Michael Bay Tells Angry Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Fans To "Chill"

Yesterday, director Michael Bay nearly cracked the internet in half when it was revealed that he would be turning the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles into aliens for the upcoming film reboot. By making the characters into aliens, Bay will have changed decades of established Ninja Turtles stories and made the word "Mutant" in the title of the movie itself completely useless.

But instead of listening to the fan outrage and explaining the change in a rational way, Bay responded in typical fashion on his website, "Fans need to take a breath, and chill. They have not read the script. Our team is working closely with one of the original creators of Ninja Turtles to help expand and give a more complex back story. Relax, we are including everything that made you become fans in the first place. We are just building a richer world."

We're not exactly sure how changing the Turtles into aliens makes the story more "complex" or "richer," but then again, no one on Earth can understand the explosion-addled mind of Bay. At this point all we can do is hope for the best.