News Briefs: Mark Wahlberg Says Yes to More 'Transformers'

News Briefs: Mark Wahlberg Says Yes to More 'Transformers'

Transformers: Age of Extinction

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Transformers 5: Mark Wahlberg will star in the next Transformers movie. He joined the franchise for Transformers: Age of Extinction last year and suggested he would probably be doing one or two more installments, but this is his most definitive statement yet. A script is currently being written by the team of Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man), together with Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down). It's not known if Michael Bay will return to direct. [Cinepop via Coming Soon]

 

Red Riding Hood

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Wish Upon: Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) is in talks to direct Wish Upon, a horror thriller about a teenage girl "who finds a magic box that promises to grant her seven wishes, but with each wish comes dark and gruesome consequences." Barbara Marshall wrote the original screenplay, which was just named to the so-called "Black List" of the most highly regarded unproduced scripts in Hollywood. Hardwicke's varied resume includes the thrillers Red Riding Hood (above, with Gary Oldman) and Plush. [The Wrap]

 

Hail, Caesar!

Hail, Caesar! TV Spot: George Clooney leads an all-star ensemble in Hail, Caesar!, a comedy from Joel and Ethan Coen that's set in the entertainment world in the 1950s. As the first, extended TV spot reveals, Clooney portrays an actor who is kidnapped; the cast includes Josh Brolin, Scarlett Johansson (above), Tilda Swinton and Channing Tatum. The movie opens in theaters on February 5. [Movieclips]

 

Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War Trailer: A new international trailer for Captain America: Civil War reshuffles footage we've already seen to give greater punch to the divisive conflict that arises between Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). Scarlett Johansson and Anthony Mackie are among the costars; the movie explodes into theaters on May 6. [Movieclips]

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