- Geek & Sci-Fi
With Battleship set to open on May 18, it would seem that Universal is full steam ahead (*tugboat horn*) with the threat of producing a series of films based on Hasbro games.
EXPLOSIVELY COY The third Transformers film grossed $1.
Hey, remember the Micronauts.
I don't know what to make of this Variety article, because it says "nothing is set in stone," and some of the facty statements are prefaced by awesomely unattributable phrases like "it's said," but it seems to suggest that Paramount might shoot Transformers 4 and 5 back-to-back.
[<a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2011/06/honest-labeouf-says-transformers-3-is-the-greatest-3-d-film-ever">via</a>] Transformers: Pump Up The Jam Dark of the Moon earned $1.
Battleship (with its <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2011/01/james-cameron-unlikely-voice-of-reason" target="_blank">rumored $200 million budget</a>) doesn't open for almost another year (May 2012), and already the other BOARD GAME ADAPTATIONS (I still can't f*cking believe I'm typing that phrase) are dropping like flies.
Here's the trailer for "Michael Bay's Angry Birds" that's been <a href="http://unrealitymag.com/index.php/2011/03/28/angry-birds-the-movie/" target="_blank">going around</a> for the last two days.
"Spastic" is very different word in America and Great Britain.
Casting Updates: According to <a href="http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118022212.html?categoryid=13&cs=1" target="_blank">Variety</a>, Rihanna will be making her acting debut in Battleship, the Peter Berg-directed, Universal-Hasbro co-production based on, yes, <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2009/11/actual-premise-battleships-vs-aliens" target="_blank">the board game.</a> Set to co-star Alexander Skaaaaåaårsgååärd of True Blood and Taylor "The Canadian Gambit" Kitsch, last we heard, the premise was an international, five-ship fleet engaged an intense naval battle with.
(*breathes into paper bag*) Folks, nothing makes me feel like reality is all just a cruel hallucination like reading about the latest Hasbro film project in development.
One of the great mysteries of Hollywood is how Hasbro and Universal got a respected director like Ridley Scott, who has three Best Director Oscar noms, a Best Picture, a knighthood, and presumably a lot of money already, to agree to direct a movie about a board game.
If you're a fan of Marvel action figures, you know all about Hasbro's 3 3/4" Marvel Universe figures - especially how annoyingly hard it can be to find some of them.
Remember Battle Beasts.
Man, the execs who thought this one up deserved to be held down while we all line up to hit them with socks filled with dog poop.
The Discovery Channel and Hasbro have unveiled the name of their upcoming TV Channel, "The Hub," which will be taking over The Discovery Kids Channel this fall.
ABOVE: Three Busey Moon is the t-shirt I was destined to wear to a court hearing.
Customizer Optimus Scourge over at <a href="http://www.toyark.com/custom-3-3-4-chuck-norris-7916/">ToyArk</a> posted these amazing images of a custom Chuck Norris figure that fits right in with the rest of the 3 3/4-inch G.
It is with swollen balls and hairy chaffed palms that I report this sad news: the entertainment agency CAA has just acquired the rights to Archie Comics Publications.