Ezo’s Movie Tidbits 12/10

Good day readers and here’s what’s circulating in Hollywood….

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Director Michael Bay has posted an update on his official forum:
Hey everyone. Back from Egypt and Jordan – we had a wonderful shoot over there. I will miss the crew they were an amazing bunch of people and a lot of fun.
I’m stuck in the edit room up to my eye balls – also finished producing Friday the 13th and The Unborn- coming out after the New Year. Our Trailer for Transformers you have been asking about – First there will be a teaser poster soon after the New Year, and the teaser trailer will be out either in the theaters early Feb. or on the Super bowl. Cannot decide yet. I’m going to release some set stills on this site in a few weeks. I’ll keep you informed. Going back to do more selects now from my portable avid that I take home from work. It’s late, see you.
Seems like Michael Bay is going to be very busy in the upcoming year. I look forward to seeing the Friday the 13th remake. The trailers I have seen look really good. Plus just like most Transformer fans, I can’t wait to see any glimpse of what’s in store for the next movie. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen hits theaters and IMAX on June 26.

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Also Tyrese Gibson, who will return in the new Transformers movie, has revealed that he is also going to be in the new Fast And Furious movie. In this one it will bring all of the previous stars into one fast adrenaline pack car racing movie. So that will include of course Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, and Michelle Rodriguez.

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aleqm5iox_ritxqbehnqq980tqe1iofcta1Keanu Reeves to star in “47 Ronin”
Keanu Reeves will star in a period film about a band of samurai swordsmen who avenge the death of their master in the 18th century Japan. Reeves will play one of the swordsmen: the group and their master are revered in Japan for their revenge attack on Dec 14, 1702, after their master was forced to commit suicide for assaulting a court official.
Variety said the film would mix fantasy elements with gritty battle scenes similar to those in period epics such as “Gladiator”
Filming is set to begin in 2009.

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forrestgump21Forrest Gump 2: Yes or No?
In 2001, Eric Roth wrote a screenplay based on the Winston Groom’s 1995 follow –up novel Gump & Co. The project was never made because of a legal dispute between Paramount and author Winston Groom, who claimed he wasn’t paid properly for Forrest Gump. Roth had delivered the script just one day before the 9/11 attacks on NYC. After those events he said that the world had changed after that day, and the movie shouldn’t be made. Now rumors have begun to surface that the movie bosses were still considering putting Forrest Gump 2 into production. But although Roth is convinced the sequel would still work more than a decade later, he doesn’t want the film to ever be made. He tells Moviehole.net, “I turned in my version of the sequel or part 2, whatever you want to call it. It’s a continuation really – I want to start the movie literally two minutes after the end of the last one, with him on the bench waiting for his son to get home from school. “But I turned in the script the night before 9/11 .And we sat down ,Tom (Hanks) and Bob (Zemeckis) and I ,looked at each other and said ,we don’t think this is relevant anymore. The world had changed. Now time has obviously passed, but maybe some things should just be one thing and left as they are…

Gump & Co. takes place several years after the events of the first book/movie. Forrest’s shrimping business has gone bust, and Jenny has died, leaving Forrest to provide for Forrest, Jr. Forrest’s mother has also died. Jenny occasionally makes an appearance as a sort of guardian angel for Forrest and their son. Gump once again stumbles through important U.S. events in the 80’s and early 90’s. Some of the events include: Playing football for the New Orleans Saints, selling encyclopedias, working on a pig farm, helping develop the infamous New Coke, accidentally crashing the Exxon Valdez, helping destroy the Berlin Wall, and fighting in Operation Desert Storm. He meets many political celebrities such as Oliver North, the Ayatollah Khomeini, Jim Bakker, Ivan Boesky, Ronald Reagan, Saddam Hussein, Bill and Hillary Clinton and of course Tom Hanks.
But would Tom Hanks and Gary Sinise be willing to return for a sequel? And is Haley Joel Osment too old to return as Forrest Gump Jr.? Plus would Robert Zemeckis be able to clear time to direct another sequel after so long, remember he is doing the Ghostbusters 3 movie after so many years later. Is it even worth it?