Brace Yourselves: The Transformers Films Are Getting An Animated Spinoff

We’ve known for a while that Paramount has tasked Akiva Goldsman with creating a writing team that will turn the Transformers cinematic saga into a shared universe. Now we know the first spinoff film to come from the decision... and strangely enough, it goes back to the Transformers’ roots in more ways than one. »9/17/15 4:20pm9/17/15 4:20pm

The total failure of Winter's Tale is a symptom of our magical malaise

We've seen a lot of terrible fantasy movies, including some awful fairy tales, in recent years. But Winter's Tale, out today, feels like a low-water mark. Worse, it feels like a symptom of a bigger problem: we can't imagine magic and wonder without shellacking on extra layers of heroic destiny and epic good-vs-evil… »2/14/14 12:10pm2/14/14 12:10pm

What was cut to make the "unfilmable" book Winter's Tale into a movie

Mark Helprin's epic novel is a lengthy tome that includes flying white horses, evil demon gangs, magical diseases and time travel. The length, gorgeous prose, and utter scope of Winter's Tale has often made people label it "unfilmable." Until now. How did they turn it into a movie coming this Valentine's Day? »2/12/14 12:47pm2/12/14 12:47pm

All the Completely Insane Ideas Hollywood dreamed up for I Am Legend 2

Hollywood really wanted to make I Am Legend 2, starring Will Smith. Even though he died in the first one. Fortunately, this never happened — but producer and writer Akiva Goldsman was happy to share the many failed ideas they had for an I Am Legend prequel and/or sequel. Warning: These ideas are all totally batshit… »2/11/14 5:24pm2/11/14 5:24pm

Your First Glimpse of the Magical Gangs of New York in the Winter’s Tale Movie

The long-awaited movie adaptation of Mark Helprin's flying horse novel Winter's Tale is up and shooting again, after Hurricane Sandy halted the production. Which is news to us, because we had no idea the movie was even shooting in New York! The 1983 novel is a cornerstone of magical realism in literature, and we have… »2/05/13 4:46pm2/05/13 4:46pm