Bad Robot Company Unleashes "Stranger" Teaser

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Bad Robot Company Unleashes "Stranger" Teaser

J.J. Abrams is dipping back into his mystery box for "Stranger," a mysterious project by his Bad Robot company which was first announced via this online teaser earlier today.

The minute-long black-and-white clip shows a man disappearing into darkness to be replaced by another man with his mouth sewn shut. There's also a voiceover saying:

"He arrived knowing nothing of himself. Who is he? Soon, he will know. Because what begins at the water shall end there. And what ends there ...


Paramount Animation Develops "Monster Trucks"

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Paramount Animation Develops "Monster Trucks"

Paramount Animation is developing a combination live action/computer animated feature about monster trucks.

Filmmaker Chris Wedge ("Ice Age," "Robots," "Epic") is slated to direct the proposed $100 million feature which should start production in the first half of 2014 ahead of a Summer 2015 release.

Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger ("Kung Fu Panda") will pen the script, while Mary Parent is producing.

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Fede Alvarez To Direct "Machina"

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Fede Alvarez To Direct "Machina"

Fede Alvarez, who so gleefully directed the blood-soaked remake of Evil Dead, has sold Machina, a sci-fi action project to MRC.

It is known, however, that Alvarez will co-write the script with his partner Rodo Sayagues. Alvarez is also attached to direct.

Alvarez is the South American director who caught the town’s attention with the hot short Panic Attack, which featured giant robots attacking Montevideo, Uruguay.

That garnered him deal with Sam Riami’s Gh ...


"Pacific Rim" Wait For China Result

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"Pacific Rim" Wait For China Result

There's been several box-office underwhelmers over the Summer, but the most painful is probably the fate of "Pacific Rim".

In the United States, the $180 million budget epic had scored a decidedly disappointing $84 million. While the film's foreign coin of $140 million so far has made up for much of the shortfall, chances of a sequel are slim.

Discussion of the idea, however, will reportedly depend upon how the monsters-and-giant robots epic fares in China where it opens this ...


Kathleen Kennedy Talks "Star Wars: Episode VII"

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Kathleen Kennedy Talks "Star Wars: Episode VII"

In addition to the announcement that John Williams is returning to score Star Wars: Episode VII, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy talked more about the anticipated film at Star Wars Celebration Europe. In a panel hosted by Warwick Davis, Kennedy said (via IGN) that she is currently dividing her time between Lucasfilm and Bad Robot, where she's having story meetings with J.J. Abrams and the writing team.

"The story and characters are all we're talking about right now," said Kennedy ...