Screen Junkies » transofrmers http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Sun, 10 Aug 2014 22:40:38 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Shia LaBeouf Giving Up Blockbusters, After Making Like 20 Of Them http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/shia-labeouf-giving-up-blockbusters-after-making-like-20-of-them/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/shia-labeouf-giving-up-blockbusters-after-making-like-20-of-them/#comments Wed, 15 Aug 2012 23:19:26 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=250379 "I'm done," says the guy who has the luxury of saying that because the thing he's done with has made him very rich.

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He’s right about everything he said, but it’s still obnoxious to hear coming from a guy who’s made his livelihood from participating in the system he’s so quick to condemn now that he can afford to pay for dinners at Spago with “indie credibility” from being in a bullshit Lars von Trier film.

So, rather than offer up a lot of commentary here, let me regale you with a list of quotes from an interview with THR.

  • “There’s no room for being a visionary in the studio system. It literally cannot exist. You giveĀ Terrence MalickĀ a movie likeTransformers, and he’s f–ed. There’s no way for him to exist in that world.”
  • “[The studios] give you the money, then get on a plane and come to the set and stick a finger up your ass and chase you around for five months.” (To be fair to the studios, this one sounds kind of fun.)
  • “…I’m only going to work now when I’m terrified.”
So if you’re a gaffer or PA on the set of a Shia LaBeouf film, and you see him rounding a corner, make yourself hidden, then suddenly SPRING OUT in front of him. Because he wants to be terrified. Because he’s an artist. And artists with bodyguards and big houses and pussy from Megan Fox can handle a little terror.

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‘Transformers’ Might Shoot Installments 4 And 5 Back-To-Back With Jason Statham http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/transformers-might-shoot-installments-4-and-5-back-to-back-with-jason-statham/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/transformers-might-shoot-installments-4-and-5-back-to-back-with-jason-statham/#comments Tue, 18 Oct 2011 17:34:22 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=232842 Will Jason Statham help the franchise garner critical success to match its commercial success? Nope.

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Because the idea of NOT doing more Transformers movies never entered anyone’s mind, Paramount is now looking into doing the fourth and fifth installments back-to-back in order to save money. Toy maker Hasbro is driving the discussions due to the fact that toy designs and marketing tie-ins need to lead the release date by at least a year or so. While many may scoff at such considerations, remember that it was action figures and a comprehensive Burger King marketing synergy that made There Will Be Blood the film it became.

Shia Labeouf has already said that he won’t be returning to the project, so the studio is looking elsewhere for a leading man. Though no offers have been made, nor discussion taken place, the name being kicked around right now is Jason Statham, which seems both unsurprising and pretty logical. And though Bay is committed to producing the film with Spielberg, sources say that he is also interested in directing, because he doesn’t want to live in a world where Michael Bay isn’t directing a Transformers movie.

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