MOVIE NEWS MAY 15TH: TRANSFORMERS, WEREWOLVES & MORE

Shia Pulls a Fox, Slams ‘Transformers’ and Michael Bay

www.popeater.com: Shia LaBeouf begins filming the third ‘Transformers’ movie next week, but first he’s working to exorcise the wreck that was ‘Transformers 2′ out of his system. The actor unloaded in an AP interview on Thursday about the blockbuster, saying he “wasn’t impressed with what we did” and that despite having “some really wild stunts,” the flick’s “heart was gone.”

On Michael Bay, who directed ‘Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen’ and will helm No. 3: “Mike went so big that it became too big, and I think you lost the anchor of the movie,” like, ya know, human-on-human contact.
“Unless you have those relationships, then the movie doesn’t matter. Then it’s just a bunch of robots fighting each other,” said the actor, speaking from Cannes, where he’s promoting another sequel, Oliver Stone’s ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.’

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Can Werewolves Make a Comeback?

www.cinematical.com: You can’t shake a stake without hitting a new vampire movie these days. Eclipse is on its way (whether we like it or not), the Fright Night remake has found its vampire next door and when it comes to the race for top movie monster, the bloodsuckers have taken the lead. But, like every trend, there is always a downturn, and once the vampire is back in the coffin, what movie monster will take it’s place? I know what you’re thinking: what about zombies? Well, maybe, but what about werewolves?

If you think back to the ’80s, it seemed like the wolves were (pardon the pun) top dog. We had films like American Werewolf in London, The Howling, Silver Bullet, and even Teen Wolf bringing the loup-garou into the pop culture forefront. But things seemed to change in the ’90s, and from then on it was all about the vampire. Whether that was down to our blood and sex connection in the age of AIDS, I couldn’t say for sure, but once those fangy monsters took hold there wasn’t much interest in our furry friends anymore.

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The Most Demonic Limbo: ‘The Last Exorcism’ Poster

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Sam Worthington To Play Allan Quatermain

screenrant.com: Usually when you hear news of Sam Worthington (Avatar, Clash of the Titans) being attached to a major Hollywood movie, you can just ignore it as a rumor. However, today comes some Worthington casting news that you can put a lot more stock in.

Heat Vision Blog reports that Worthington is attached to star in Quatermain, Dreamworks’ sci-fi take on literary hero Allan Quatermain. Not only will Worthington star as the titular hero, he will also make his debut as a producer. He’ll be joining producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar on the project, which is still in the development stages.

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What do you think of today’s movie news?

How freaky is that The Last Exorcism poster?