We have a surprising new trailer for you all to watch for the Disney+ experimental short film series, Short Circuit, not to be confused with the delightful 80’s robot movie of the same name. The trailer is filled with looks at each of the films, each in vibrant colors and fantastical stories straight from the imagination. Here’s the description for the trailer given by Disney:
From a lost baby elephant to a newly-formed raindrop, @DisneyAnimation’s Short Circuit will introduce you to an array of new characters—and worlds! Stream all 14 shorts today on #DisneyPlus.
This series is similar to the SparkShorts short film series by Pixar, created to highlight new animators, storytellers and artists. My kids loved that series of shorts, and I am excited to show them these as well. Check out the trailer below, and watch Short Circuit on Disney+, available now!
Paramount Pictures is not giving up on the Transformers franchise. Why would they!? The franchise has been making them tons of freakin’ money over the years. In my opinion, Bumblebee was the best film to come out of that franchise and I was hoping they’d make more Transformers movies like that.
Deadline is reporting that the studio is currently in the process of developing two Transformers films. One of them is being written by Independence Day: Resurgence and The Amazing Spider-Man scribe James Vanderbilt and the other one is being written by John Wick Chapter 3 executive producer and Army of the Dead scribe Joby Harold.
According to the report, Vanderbilt’s Transformers is based on the spinoff Beast Wars which centers around robots that transform into robotic animals like Cheetor (Cheetah), Optimus Primal (Gorilla), Rhinox (Rhinoceros) and more. Vanderbilt has been developing the project since April.
The other project is based in the Bumblebee universe. We knew that we’d eventually see a followup to that film. Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura previously talked about it saying that they are looking to add “a little more Bayhem” this next time around. He explained:
“I know the next Transformer our attempt anyway, is to sort of do a fusion of Bumblebee and the Bay movies. A little more Bayhem. And a little bit more of the character falling in love within the emotional dynamic of the movie.
“One of the things I want to do—and I hope we pull it off—is, we did it with Bumblebee because he’s so cute and he’s so accessible, but he can’t talk. I think the more human we can make these characters, the more people are going to like them.”
As far as the story goes for the film, Lorenzo di Bonaventura has said that it would be an Optimus Prime and Bumblebee buddy film. I’m not sure if that’s the direction they still plan on tsking it, but I sure hope so!
These projects are still in early development and there are no directors or actors attached. What do you think about these two Bumblebee films that Paramount is currently developing? Which one are you most excited about?
Matt Reeves Announces Start of Production on The Batman
After months of casting developments and story rumors, cameras are finally ready to roll on The Batman. Director Matt Reeves took to Twitter to formally announce the start of principal photography on the highly anticipated reboot. To do this, he shared a photo of a clapperboard adorned with an early version of the film’s logo. You can check it out for yourself below.
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) January 27, 2020
Technically, production on The Batman has been underway for a few weeks. A few amateur paparazzi have spent the last month capturing a handful of pictures from the movie’s London sets. Fans also spotted several extras playing Gotham City police officers along with as several GCPD vehicles. Additionally, photos of a Gotham Action News van and a Gotham Water & Power truck have shown up online as well.
Unfortunately, we have yet to see any high-quality glimpses of The Batman’s main cast members. However, they will be on set soon enough. Earlier this month, Catwoman actress Zoe Kravitz appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show the day before she flew over to London to start filming. And just last week, Colin Farrell (the Penguin) was a guest on the same show and revealed that he’ll start “in about two weeks.” Farrell also recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and praised Reeves and Mattson Tomlin’s “beautiful, dark, moving script.”
The Batman opens in theaters on June 25, 2021.
Are you more excited to see the reboot now that filming has begun? Tell us what you think in the comment section below!
Recommended Reading: Batman: The Long Halloween
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Paramount Hires Screenwriters For Two New Transformers Films
After four live-action Transformers movies and the spinoff/prequel, Bumblebee, Paramount is far from finished with the franchise. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount is already developing two new Transformers films. Screenwriters Joby Harold and James Vanderbilt are signed to handle the scripts. However, a director or directors have not yet been named. Harold and Vanderbilt will each write one of the movies, which will be in simultaneous development.
Prior to his assignment, Harold co-wrote Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead movie for Netflix. Vanderbilt has also notably written the script for Zodiac, the thriller by director David Fincher.
It’s unclear if the new Transformers films represent a continuation of the Michael Bay directed films or a reboot. The Bumblebee spinoff was a notable departure in tone from the Bay films, and it was also seemingly a soft reboot for the franchise.
Additionally, Hasbro Studios has previously shown an interest in creating a cinematic universe based on the G.I. Joe, Visionaries, ROM, and Micronauts. Presumably, a new Transformers film could also open up more opportunities for Hasbro crossovers on the big screen.
What do you want to see in the two new Transformers movies? Transform and roll out in the comment section below!
Recommended Reading: The Transformers: The IDW Collection Vol. 1
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