Friday’s News Round-Up (May 18)

Bay talks 'bots. Plus...other stuff!

Friday's News Round-Up (May 18)

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After yesterday’s debut of the astonishing new trailer for Michael Bay’s Transformers, the man himself has posted a new entry on his website. Here’s a taster of what the director had to say: “I want to thank everyone for the kind words on the trailer. I'm so used to seeing robots I kind of got bored with the trailer. I forget you have not seen them. When they put the piece together I kept wanting to show our truly awesome shots - but we didn't. I can without a doubt, say we have just teased you on this trailer. We have so many huge shots that will never be in our ads. I bet this will be one of the rare trailers that does not show you the true money shots of the movie.” “Bored with the trailer”? How can you get bored with the Best. Trailer. Ever.?! Click here to read more. We then suggest you head back to the trailer page to watch those Robots In Disguise in full HD glory once again. And again. And again. And again. And agai…


It seems that the age old/brand new question of whether it’s possible to indulge in too much extra-terrestrial is about to be answered, as the BFI IMAX have announced that an all-night screening of the Alien Quadrilogy will take place in London on June 2. Ridley Scott’s Alien, James Cameron’s Aliens and David Fincher’s Alien 3 will be presented in stunning 70mm with Alien: Resurrection completing the seven hour experience. They’ll be a 30 minute break between each film with the Nostromo hoving into view – and kicking things off – at 9pm. And remember, at the IMAX no one can hear you scream…unless of course you’re after a tea or coffee which incidentally will be provided free of charge. Hot Fuzz, Sunshine, 28 Weeks Later and Curse Of The Golden Flower are also making welcome returns to the enormo-screen throughout the summer. Head over to BFI** IMAX** for more details.


Another day, another horror movie remake. This time Dario Argento’s gore-laden classic, Suspiria, is due for a 21st Century overhaul as First Sun have announced they have acquired the rights to re-boot the 1977 original. Mr. First Sun, Luca Guadagnino, has been speaking at a press conference in Cannes: “Suspiria has a unique style that we want to reinvent for today's generation. We intend to create a concept that will encompass cinema, videogames, fashion and music and that revives the original for those who did not experience it.” Guadagnino is currently looking for a writer and director - Scott Heim (Mysterious Skin) and David Gordon Green *(*George Washington, All The Real Girls, The Pineapple Express) are reported to have been approached – with the production of this new English-language version scheduled to begin next year.

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