Ruben Fleischer’s New Untitled Sci-Fi Film For Sony Pictures

Ruben FleischerIn 2009, Ruben Fleischer’s directorial debut Zombieland was a surprise box office and critical success. The zombie comedy catapulted Fleischer into super-stardom, but his follow-up feature, 30 Minutes or Less, brought him back down to Earth. The buddy comedy received mixed reviews from critics and wasn’t nearly as successful as his previous film. Fleischer’s latest, Gangster Squad, performed even worse. Hopefully his newest project can jumpstart his career again.

According to The Wrap, Fleischer is attached to direct and produce a mysterious, untitled science fiction project for Sony Pictures. There is obviously not much known about the premise, but it is based on Fleischer’s own pitch to the movie studio. Sony hired screenwriter Eric Pearson, who will be making his screenwriting feature film debut with Fleischer’s sci-fi film.

Eric Pearson was the post-production manager at Pixar Animation and worked on some of the studio’s key films, including Ratatouille for Brad Bird and Up for Pete Docter. He has two scripts on Hollywood’s 2010 Blacklist of popular unproduced scripts: a romantic comedy called Perfect Match and a drama titled Out of State.


Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 4 Blu-Ray Trailer Makes It So

I’m betting some of our GFR readers are currently sitting in movie theaters watching/getting ready to watch the “Best of Both Worlds” Star Trek: The Next Generation theatrical event that’s going down tonight. Hopefully it’ll be a great experience to see two of the show’s best episodes up on the big screen, but for those of us stuck here at home, we can at least check out the new trailer for the remastered TNG fourth season Blu-ray release up above. The set is “coming soon,” but doesn’t have a specific release date yet.


Funny Or Die Checks In On Star Wars: Episode VII Writer Michael Arndt

“These ARE the droids you’re looking for!” After the release of Star Trek Into Darkness in a few weeks, J.J. Abrams will change teams and focus on the production of Star Wars: Episode VII for Disney and Lucasfilm. But before Abrams takes on Star Wars, take a look at screenwriter Michael Arndt, trying his hardest to write the damn movie. Hopefully, the Funny or Die video above is not indicative of Mr. Arndt’s actual writing process. The best moment in the video is the line, “Yoda is alive! How? Explain later I will…”

There still aren’t many official details known about Episode VII yet. Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher are all rumored to be returning to reprise their roles as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia, respectively, but nothing has been confirmed. Other Star Wars cast members such as Anthony Daniels and Billy Dee Williams have thrown their hats in the ring as well, but again, nothing is set in stone at this point.


Michael Bay Says Megan Fox Will Not Return In Transformers 4

Mikaela TransformersMichael Bay’s latest flick, Pain & Gain, hits theaters this Friday, but for his next project he will once again return to the Transformers franchise. The director says Transformers 4 will be a complete re-design of the existing trilogy, but will take place in the same universe as the first three Transformers films. And no, we’re not entirely sure what that means either.

If Transformers 4 will be an extension of the original Transformers trilogy, could it feature some actors from the previous cast? Well, we can mark one name off the list for sure. While Michael Bay and Megan Fox have “kissed and made up,” and Fox will be featured as April O’Neil in the Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, don’t expect her to be bending over any motor vehicles in the new Transformers flick. Michael Bay tells E! Online:

‘No. Because it’s a totally different story,’ Bay continued to explain. ‘It’s with Mark Wahlberg and his daughter (Nicola Peltz). It’s the same [world],’ Bay clarified, explaining that 4 will not be a complete reboot. ‘You have the three movies, but there’s a reason why there’s a new cast. And it’s explained very clearly when you see it, and it’s going to feel natural. So it’s not like we’re starting over or anything like that.’

After the release of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in 2009, Michael Bay and Megan Fox had a falling out when the then 23-year-old actress compared the director to Adolf Hitler. Fox was later replaced with Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Transformers: Dark of the Moon in 2011.


Benedict Cumberbatch’s Star Trek Into Darkness Villain Revealed…Maybe

Well, here it is, the moment we’ve all been waiting for, arguing about, and generally poking at for a year or so. Early reviews of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness have been hitting the interwebs over the past couple of days, and the inevitable has happened: somebody has decided to leak some spoilers, in this case the true identity of “John Harrison,” the villain played by Benedict Cumberbatch. Assuming, of course, that the story isn’t just hogwash to further mess with already-frazzled Trek fans. I’m not saying it is…but I ain’t saying it ain’t, either. All I am saying is…





Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Uncut Wants Your Help To Recreate The Classic Sequel

It’s safe to say that, love ‘em or hate ‘em, George LucasStar Wars films have had a colossal impact on pop culture over the past few decades. Whether it’s old fogeys like myself who grew up with the originals, or the younger generation who got hooked on The Clone Wars, Star Wars is a topic that inspires passion, devotion, and creativity amongst its fans. That last one is the most important, because it’s the quality that gives birth to things like Casey Pugh’s Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Uncut, which you can see the trailer for up above.