Monday, June 30, 2008

Megan Fox Talks about Transformers 2


When Michael Bay got behind the camera for his most recent film, he chronicled a lot more than just automobiles transforming into robots from outer space. Millions of fans also watched then 21-year-old Megan Fox transform from an obscure actress best remembered for a Lindsay Lohan movie into one of the most desired hotties on the planet.

Now, the “Transformers” star is back on the set with Michael Bay — and true to the director’s favorite word, she says he’s making an awesome sequel.

“As big as the first movie was, this is 10 times as big, 10 times as many set pieces, explosions, and acrobatic stunts,” she told us about “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. “Shia and I make out a little bit; I don’t know if anyone wants to see that.”

Something tells us that Shia LeBeouf wants to see it.

Regardless, Megan insisted that the blossoming romance between Sam and Mikaela is only one of the many plotlines Bay will be juggling for the June 2009 flick. But according to the actress, some last-minute scrambling has been taking place to make sure their romance can hold its own among all those Autobot vs. Decepticon showdowns.

“You know, we’ve been having script meetings, and we’ve been reworking the script, because they wrote it fast because of the writer’s strike,” she explained. “And, we’ve just been going through and trying to do some character stuff for Shia and myself in the middle of this crazy world that they’re in.”

“I can tell you that we’re on locations in some really exotic places,” she added. “It’s just going to be a badass movie. It’s just going to be a popcorn-visual-spectacle, summer film.”

As for Michael Bay’s main directorial input to his lead actress, Megan had this to say: “His main note to me is just to look hot; so I try my best

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Film Crew and Movie Magicians head to Loch ness to recreate the Loch ness Monster (AKA Water Horse) for Film release to Blu-Ray and DVD

IS this the best picture of Nessie ever taken? The monster appears to break through the surface of Loch Ness with Urquhart Castle providing the dramatic backdrop.

However, it is a filmakers' fantasy, recreating a scene from the family film "The Water Horse: Legend Of The Deep" which provides monster fans with the perfect picture. The event was a promotion snapped in Drumnadrochit this week to mark the DVD and Blu-ray release of the film on Monday.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Troll remake has Ali Lohan interested

If you haven't heard, John Carl Buechler has a big budget remake (and by big, think $25 million) of Troll in the works. The update of his 1986 horror-fantasy romp is an independently financed production currently in the casting stage.

An E! correspondent dished some exclusive buzz on who recently went in to audition. Marc Malkin reports via his blog Lindsay Lohan's lil' sis Ali (one of the stars of the E! reality show Living Lohan) read for the role of Eunice St. Clair last week. Buechler tells Malkin he was impressed by the Lohan sibling's performance and that he's going to "fight for her".

The director goes on to say his remake is "a retelling of the original story with some twists."

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Kathy Hilton to star next to Tom Cruise in New Movie

Paris Hilton's mum Kathy Hilton will be playing the role of Tom Cruise's wife in a scene in Ben Stiller's new movie Tropic Thunder. Kathy, who is an American socialite and an actress, revealed to friends that she has a cameo in the upcoming summer comedy.

"She filmed the scene last winter and didn't even tell her kids because she wanted to surprise them," Contactmusic quoted a source, as telling In Touch magazine. "She raved about Tom. She said he was so warm and friendly and made her very comfortable," the source added.

The news of Cruise's surprise cameo in the film hit the headlines late last year (07), when he was spotted sporting a bald hairpiece and prosthetic belly on the set of the film. Apart from Stiller, the film also stars Jack Black and Robert

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Smurfs Ice a new Movie Deal

Pearl Jam has struck a deal with Verizon Wireless' V Cast service to sell select tracks from the authorized live bootlegs that will be available in conjunction with the band's upcoming summer tour, which begins Wednesday (June 11) in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Under this extension of Pearl Jam's long-running live bootleg program, three tracks from each show (excluding Bonnaroo) will be available immediately afterward via V Cast and -- one as a free mobile download and two others for purchase.

All V Cast tracks will be "dual downloads," meaning that once purchased, they are sent to both the mobile phone and the user's computer. They will feature Verizon's existing digital rights management (DRM) system and will also be sold as ringtones and ringbacks.

The Verizon deal also includes mobile tickets. Any fan downloading any type of Pearl Jam content from V Cast -- going back to the beginning of the year -- is eligible to win seats to an upcoming show. Tickets will be sent directly to the phones of winning fans, in the form of a barcode that can be scanned at the venue's entrance.

In addition, DRM-free digital tour bootlegs will be sold in FLAC format. A less expensive MP3 option will also be available, with all digital versions hitting exclusively two weeks after each show.

In the past Pearl Jam has used a proprietary download tool to help fans manage acquisition of their bootlegs, but it isn't doing so this time, Pearl Jam fan club manager Tim Bierman told "Customers will download through their individual browsers. Those needing help with larger files/slower connections will be advised to use a free download manager available on the Web," Bierman said.

The bootleg series, which began on CD in 2000 but went digital-only for Pearl Jam's 2006 tour, will once again have a physical component this summer. CDs will be manufactured on demand and will be mailed within three weeks of the show.

Robocop 2010 confirmed

RoboCop2010 remake is confirmed! Actually, this isn't as bad as that earlier news, but it's still a bit painful. The rumors of a RoboCop remake first began in March, when MGM said that RoboCop was a franchise that they wanted to bring back. Considering RoboCop's screenwriter Ed Neumeier is completely clueless, it's likely MGM is getting this moving without the involvement of anyone from the original three films. And with that introduction, take a look at this banner from the floor of the Licensing International Expo 2008.

Since that announcement in March, no other details have been released by MGM. However, it's obvious that they're putting this on track for 2010. This remake actually reminds me quite a bit of the Terminator reboot that McG is currently shooting down in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This was an awesome series back in the day and I think this remake could be a fun modernized rehash. There's nothing wrong with remakes if they can make them entertaining and exciting and it's obvious MGM wants to license this and turn it into an even bigger franchise. We'll be sure to update you once we hear more.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Lindsay Lohan to star in new Movie "Labor Pains"

Lindsay Lohan jumps onto the pregnancy bandwagon on the set of her upcoming film Labor Pains in Los Angeles on Monday.

The 21-year-old actress’ character pretends to be pregnant in order to avoid being fired from her job. When that gets her a bunch of special treatment by everyone involved in her life, her character tries to keep up the lie for nine months!

The movie due out next year and is directed by Laura Shapiro.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Massive Hollywood fire sure to effect filming schedule

There is a large fire at Universal Studios. The fire started around 5:15 AM PT on the New York sound stage and has continued to spread.

TMZ talked with the LA City Fire Department, and have found out that there are over 40 other companies trying to help keep the fire under control.

Reports from ABC7 are saying that at this moment there are no injuries. At the time of TMZ’s report the fire had damaged one building and also damaged the Earthquake ride.

According to CNN report it's not known what has caused the fire. It is reported that it may be a while until the L.A. firefighters take the Universal Studios fire under control.


UPDATE: 7:04 AM PT: Captain Brown from LAFD has just said the fire is contained to four or fire buildings on the back lot and that there are no injuries as of yet. There have been explosions during the fire due to propane tanks. They are trying to keep the fire from spreading to the outlying brush, and water supplies are low.

UPDATE 6:52 AM PT: The fire has gotten worse! A TMZ reported says the fire just got a lot bigger, despite firefighters efforts.

UPDATE 6:26 AM PT: A TMZ reporter on the scene says the fire is being contained, as firefighters and helicopters continue to attack the blaze.

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UPDATE: TMZ spoke with LA City Fire Department, who told us that although the fire is under LA County jurisdiction, they have sent roughly 40 companies to try and contain the blaze. The fire started around 5:15 AM PT on the New York sound stage, and is continuing to spread. There are no reports of injuries at the moment.

The fire has destroyed at least one building and has caused damage to the "Cyclone" ride


More than 100 Los Angeles-area firefighters are battling a large fire on a back lot at Universal Studios, fire authorities said. There were reports of an explosion in the studio's adjacent amusement park, said Los Angeles County Fire Capt. Frank Reynoso.

The three-alarm blaze damaged four or five structures, a fire official told reporters.

The fire began about 4:45 a.m. PT (7:45 a.m. ET) Sunday and reportedly damaged two "prop" buildings, including a chapel, and a popular ride called the "Cyclone," Reynoso said.

The theme park will open Sunday, though the studio tour will be affected by the blaze, according to Universal Studios spokesman Eliot Sekuler.

Television footage showed the blaze burning through the roofs of structures at the park and large plumes of smoke.

"It will be awhile before we have it under control," Reynoso said.

Firefighters were dropping water on the blaze from helicopters.