We know two of the Autobots that are in Transformers 3 - and one that really, really isn't. Tron Legacy's director will take us to the end of the world. The Star Wars TV show is a budgeter's nightmare. Spoilerzilla!
The gushing torrent of Chicago set pics has slowed to a trickle this morning, with only six new photos. I am so not complaining:
One rumor that reportedly comes from the crew on set is that the Autobot fire truck that's popped up in a few photos is actually Rodimus Prime, and that he might even be introduced as Optimus Prime's father. Again, every time I think Transformers couldn't get any more preposterous... [Transformers Live]
Once they finish shooting in Chicago (which I'm not entirely convinced will ever happen), their next port of call will be scenic Gary, Indiana, where the movie started shooting back in April. [Post-Tribune]
Apparently the silver Mercedes Benz is just the car driven by Rosie Huntington-Whitely's character, and not a Transformer of any kind. (In fact, it's only in Chicago at all because it would be too expensive to ship it back to LA once they were done with the Milwaukee shoots.) So says the administrator of Michael Bay's official forum, and he also reveals Wheelie will be back for this movie. [Shoot For The Edit]
Oh, and that mysterious red Jeep we showed a few pictures and videos of, the one that people speculated was Rollbar? Apparently that was just a publicity stunt by its owner, and it has nothing to do with Transformers 3 at all. You know, I just don't know if I can handle living in a world where Transformers 3 Chicago set pictures can't be completely trusted. Just when I was starting to believe again... [TFW2005]
Nicolas Cage spilled some details on the car chases in the new greatest film ever made (well, I assume), Drive Angry:
"Anytime you can do something with [the car chase] that elevates it or reinvents it, you're doing something exciting. In this case, I did quite a few stunts with people literally on the hood of the car driving at very high speeds, so it reminded me of those old movies where you have people on top of the wing of a biplane. It was a little intense. That was definitely new to me and I was always very concerned about the stunt people I was working with."
Y the Last Man:
Director D.J. Caruso says he's "still kind of loosely attached" to the adaptation of Brian K. Vaughn's magnum opus. He explained the project is essentially in limbo, partially because he felt the series had to be filmed as a trilogy, while New Line, the studio heading up the project, wanted to compress far more of the story into just one film. So, gridlock. [Fangoria]
Star Wars TV Show:
George Lucas said a while back that they have scripts for the TV series, but they've been forced to put the project on hold because the stories are just as big as those in the movies, except they've got to make these stories for a tenth of the cost. Apparently, they still haven't figured out how to pull that off. That seems like the sort of thing you might figure out before going ahead with a TV series, but I guess I've got a lot to learn about show business. (Note: This quote is from back in May, but it's suddenly getting a lot of attention, and we hadn't come across it before.) [Techland]
The new season premieres September 23. [Fringe Television]
These set photos show off the brown-haired Olivia, among other things: [Fringe]
Here are two previews for episode 8, "Night on the Sun": [SpoilerTV]
HBO has released their description of the final episode of the season:
Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) grapples with his conscience while plotting his perfect revenge against Russell (Denis O'Hare). Fed up with being "vampire crack," Sookie (Anna Paquin) considers a new life without Bill (Stephen Moyer) – or any other vampire. Tara (Rutina Wesley) discovers some surprising news about Sam (Sam Trammell), whose rage resurfaces upon learning of Tommy's (Marshall Allan) latest transgression. Jason (Ryan Kwanten) finds a new calling after warning Crystal's (Lindsay Pulsipher) family about an impending drug raid. Plagued by visions, Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) turns to Jesus (Kevin Alejandro) for help, and learns his boyfriend has more to offer than companionship. Hoyt (Jim Parrack) hopes for a future with Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll), spurning Maxine's (Dale Raoul) pleas to wed Summer (Melissa Rauch).
[CinemaBlend - there's also some interesting speculation there on what the description might mean.]
I don't think there's any new footage here, but I'm positively giddy with excitement for this episode, so what the hell - here's one more promo for tonight's "Crossing Over": [SpoilerTV]
Check out these official videos introducing the characters of the next awesome scifi conspiracy thriller, plus another video introducing the show's larger backstory: Click to view
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No Ordinary Family:
The show's creators are adamant that none of the superpowered characters will don costumes (well where's the fun in that?), and also there will be a recurring threat for the family to deal with. [KSiteTV]
Here are some photos from the pilot episode: [SpoilerTV]
Syfy's upcoming superhero show, so-named because its main character has the not particularly super superpower of being able to move anything three inches with his mind, has found the man who will, well...move things three inches. Canadian TV veteran Noah Reid will play the character. [Deadline]
Additional reporting by Mary Ratliff and Charlie Jane Anders.