The Brazilian Job Update

Three years ago, a cool remake called The Italian Job, hit theaters sort of off-guard. It’s unique blend of comedy, suspense, and adventure was a home run for director F. Gary Gray, and it’s stars. Now the crew that swiped the rug from under us is back, and they want even more loot in The Brazilian Job. Here’s what I …

Transformers Goes Live With Michael Bay

Here are some recent developments on the big-budget Transformers movie currently being prepped by director Michael Bay (Armageddon, Bad Boys). First introduced in 1984, the Transformers toy line took the world by storm with its compelling saga of Autobots versus Decepticons. The innovative brand created a tremendously successful toy line from Hasbro and Takara, comics, a television program and a …

Harryhausen to Receive Sci-Fi Honors

Legendary visual-effects wizard Ray Harryhausen will receive the George Pal Memorial Award at the upcoming 32nd Annual Saturn Awards, presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, the academy announced. Harryhausen, the filmmaker behind such fantasy film classics as Jason and the Argonauts and Clash of the Titans, has inspired filmmakers working in fantasy and science fiction around the world, for generations. …

H.I.V.E. For Criminal Education Goes to Big Screen

Paramount has nabbed the rights to the young-adult novel H.I.V.E. by Mark Walden, for a film that will be produced by Lynda Obst, Variety reported. The title stands for the Higher Institute of Villainous Education, which is a school where kids with extremely high criminal tendencies are educated to become super-villains. Lida Obst is also producing the film Can You Keep a Secret?, which Kate Hudson may star in.

Mutant Chronicles Nabs Malkovich and Jane

British director Simon Hunter’s sci-fi action thriller The Mutant Chronicles is set to begin shooting in early summer in London, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Producer Edward J. Pressman made the announcement on March 24 that John Malkovich will portray a 23rd-century corporate overlord opposite Thomas Jane in the film. Malkovich’s character is named Constantine, and heads a United Nations-type council of four countries that have pillaged …