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Movie and TV Bites: John Woo’s Red Cliff Headed To Theaters This Fall, Transformers Soundtrack News, Star Trek Writers Discuss Controversial Script Decisions + more

  • primeval-051509Warner Bros. has acquired the film rights Primeval, the ITV series that also airs in the U.S. on BBC America and the SCI FI Channel. The deal is said to be in the high-six-figure range. [Variety]
  • Halcyon Co. co-founders and co-CEOs Victor Kubicek and Derek Anderson will adapt Philip K. Dick’s 1974 novel Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said. []
  • Star Trek writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman reveal what they say are their most controversial script decisions and why they made them in a new interview with MTV.
  • 20th Century Fox has chosen McDonald’s as their major promotional partner for several of the studios films on tap through 2010.  The promotion begins with Night at the Museum (May, 22, 2009) and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (July 1, 2009). [Variety]
  • Stan Bush, who created the song “The Touch” for the original animated Transformers movie, has remade the song in hopes of getting on the soundtrack for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.  Watch the video below: [TFW2005]

Check out nine more bites, including a teaser trailer for Linkin Park’s new song, “New Divide” from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen after the jump.

Here’s the teaser trailer for “New Divide” [via /Film]

“New Divide” Trailer

  • In other Transformers-related news, Activision has announced that they’ve secured voice talent for the upcoming Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen video game.  The talent includes the film’s leads Shia LaBeouf (Sam Witwicky) and Megan Fox (Mikaela Banes), as well as Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime) and Frank Welker (Megatron) and more. [via]
  • The N (which will be renamed TeenNick in the fall) is picking up 13 episodes of the half-hour dramedy Gigantic. The show takes a skewing look at the glitzy, chaotic and oftentimes hilarious life of Hollywood “it” kids whose parents are A-list celebrities.[ THR]
  • Andres Baiz has been tapped to direct the Spain-based love thriller Bunker. [Variety]
  • Russell Mulcahy will write and direct Bait, a 3D action adventure shark movie.  The film will begin filming on Australia’s Gold Coas this year. [THR]
  • Vivendi Entertainment has set an October 16, 2009 release date for the anthology project New York, I Love You.  The film includes segments directed by Jian Wen, Mira Nair, Brett Ratner, Allen Hughes, Shekhar Khapur, Natalie Portman, Fatih Akin, Joshua Marston and Randy Balsmyer. [Variety]
  • Juan Antonio Bayona and Sergio Sanchez, the director and screenwriter of The Orphanage, are teaming up again for another film.  Untitled, the film is described as a “powerful story, based on true facts, which poses large technical challenges”. [Variety]
  • The John Corbett/Heather Graham comedy Baby on Board has sold to Entertainment 7. [THR]
  • The Magnolia genre label Magnet has picked up the U.S. rights to John Woo’s two-part military epic Red Cliff.  They plan to release the film in the fall theatrically as one 2 1/2 hour film and on VOD and DVD in its full two parts. [THR]
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