Hot Teaser Trailer: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

By | Thursday March 27, 2014 @ 10:56am PDT

Here’s the first look at the Michael Bay-ified version of the iconic comic quartet. Looks like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been toughened up, a departure from the franchise’s more kid-friendly animated past more akin to the Turtles’ ’90s-era live-action iterations. Megan Fox and William Fichtner star … Read More »

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Deadline Big Media 67 – The CES Is For Yahoos Podcast

Deadline Big Media podcast 67In this week’s podcast, Deadline Executive Editor David Lieberman and host David Bloom download the highlights from this week’s massive Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

They look at Yahoo’s splashy preview of its new tech, news and food sites with a presentation that reminded David L. of a network advertising upfront; discuss highlights from David L.’s talk with TiVo CEO Tom Rogers on the current shortcomings and future opportunities in TV; grapple with the WWE’s move to online subscription video; and dial into T-Mobile’s highly entertaining and potentially transformative tactics that could re-arrange the mobile phone industry.

They also peer at the physical and likely fiscal limits of the latest savior for consumer electronics companies, the 4K Ultra HD TV; and prompt a review of Michael Bay’s rather sudden departure from the stage during a Samsung presentation.

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UPDATE: Michael Bay Blogs About CES Teleprompter Snafu – “I Just Embarrassed Myself”: Video

By | Monday January 6, 2014 @ 4:24pm PST

UPDATE, 4:25 PM: Michael Bay has taken tomichael-bay__120523233151 his blog to talk about walking offstage during a Samsung presentation at the CES confab today in Las Vegas. “Wow! I just embarrassed myself at CES – I was about … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Welcome To Yesterday’

By | Tuesday December 17, 2013 @ 3:52pm PST

The newly retitled pic follows a group of friends who stumble upon a time machine and have a little nutty fun with it –at first. But it turns out that their “second-chance machine” also had “some crazy ripple effect.” Welcome to Yesterday, from Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes, … Read More »

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Another Extortion Attempt Rocks ‘Transformers 4′ Set

By | Thursday October 24, 2013 @ 10:01pm PDT

As if last week’s wild assault on director Michael Bay wasn’t enough, now Hong Kong police are saying there’s been a second extortion attempt of the set of Transformers: Age Of Extinction. The government said in a release that a crew member was on a … Read More »

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UPDATE: Using ‘WWZ’ Imagery, Michael Bay Gives Play By Play Of ‘Transformers 4′ Scrap

By | Thursday October 17, 2013 @ 12:07pm PDT
Mike Fleming

2ND UPDATE, 12:07 PM: Michael Bay has given his own version of events on Transformers 4, through his personal blog. Here goes:

It’s Michael.

Yes, the story is being passed around is not all true! Yes, some

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Extortion Attempt On ‘Transformers 4′ Set; Michael Bay Suffers Minor Injury: Report

By | Thursday October 17, 2013 @ 7:00am PDT

Director Michael Bay suffered minor injuries to his face during an alleged shakedown attempt on the set of Transformers 4 on Hong Kong Island today, The South China Morning Post reports. Bay … Read More »

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Hot TV Trailer: Starz’s ‘Black Sails’

By | Friday October 11, 2013 @ 5:51pm PDT

Starz has dropped a new trailer for the Michael Bay-produced pirate adventure Black Sails. The high-seas drama produced a lot of buzz at Comic-Con, solidifying a decision by network brass to give it a second season renewal ahead of its January 2014 premiere. The story takes place … Read More »

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‘Transformers 4′ Turns Downtown Detroit Into China – Then Blows It Up (Video)

By | Thursday August 1, 2013 @ 9:14pm PDT

The Autobots and Decepticons have landed in Detroit. The Michigan city is doubling for a bombed out Hong Kong in Michael Bay‘s Transformers 4. The pic, starring Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci, will be shooting in the city through the second week of August. It’s set to … Read More »

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China’s Han Geng Set For ‘Transformers 4′

By | Sunday July 14, 2013 @ 1:13pm PDT

Han Geng Transformers 4Paramount Pictures and Michael Bay have added Asian superstar Han Geng to the cast of Transformers 4, joining Chinese actress Li Bingbing, Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey … Read More »

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Michael Bay’s ‘The Last Ship’ Picked Up To Series At TNT: Video

By | Tuesday May 7, 2013 @ 11:45am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Ahead of its upfront presentation next week, TNT has given a 10-episode series order to post-apocalyptic action drama The Last Ship, starring Eric Dane and executive produced by filmmaker Michael Bay. (Watch the first trailer … Read More »

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Michael Bay’s Starz Series ‘Black Sails’ To Premiere In January

By | Tuesday May 7, 2013 @ 9:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Black Sails, Starz‘s upcoming pirate adventure series executive produced by Michael Bay, will debut next January. (It had been targeted for 2014.) NBC is yet to set a premiere date for its pirate series CrossbonesRead More »

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Kelsey Grammer Lands Lead (Human) Villain In ‘Transformers’ Sequel

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Forget the affable Frasier Crane; Kelsey Grammer is embracing his inner bad guy. After his Golden Globe turn as the ruthless politician in Boss, Grammer has just landed the key villain role in Michael Bay‘s next Read More »

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Michael Bay’s ‘Pain & Gain’ Tops $20M Slow Weekend; Robert DeNiro’s ‘Big Wedding’ Bombs $7.5M

Pain & Gain Box Office Michael BaySUNDAY 3 AM, 4TH UPDATE: Summer 2013 can’t start quickly enough for me when I’ll have some decent grosses to go gaga over. For now 2 newcomers debuted during a slow $84M weekend down -19% … Read More »

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Deadline Awards Watch With Pete Hammond, Episode 23

By | Thursday April 25, 2013 @ 3:15pm PDT
Pete Hammond

Listen to (and share) episode 23 of our audio podcast Deadline Awards Watch With Pete Hammond. Our awards columnist and host David Bloom talk about the call the Motion Picture Academy made to Seth MacFarlane to host the 2014 Oscars; what makes a major film studio now that Lionsgate has joined the $1 billion box-office club; and the highlights of this weekend’s TCM Classic Movie Festival in Hollywood. They also preview the week’s movie debuts, including Michael Bay‘s “small” film Pain & Gain, the big mystery that is The Big Wedding and two indie winners in Mud, featuring Matthew McConaughey, and the Oscar-nominated dramatized version of Kon-Tiki.

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Michael Bay Hits Back At Reporter In ‘Armageddon’ Apology Flap

By | Tuesday April 23, 2013 @ 5:48pm PDT

Michael Bay Armaggedon ApologyThe blogs took off running this week with an interview quoting Michael Bay “apologizing” for 1998′s Armageddon. Then the Pain & Gain director’s own words came back around to him. In a post to his website today the director accused reporter/critic Rene Rodriguez of misquoting him in his Miami Herald interview: “One press writer has gone too far in reporting false information. He has printed the bare minimum of my statement which in effect have twisted my words and meaning”. The only problem? Rodriguez didn’t misreport Bay. Tweeted Rodriguez: “@ReneMiamiHerald: Michael Bay says I quoted him out of context about apologizing for ‘Armageddon.’ NBC asked me for a response, and I played them the tape. I didn’t misquote anyone. All the sites that picked up the story did. Bay’s quote in his story clearly refers to the rushed edit job on the film. So who owes whom an apology? Read More »

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TV Trailer: Starz’s Pirate Series ‘Black Sails’ Produced By Michael Bay

By | Wednesday April 17, 2013 @ 6:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Here is a first-look trailer for Black Sails, Starz‘s upcoming pirate adventure series executive produced by Michael Bay, which is slated to air next year. The eight-episode drama takes place 20 years before the events in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island and chronicles the tales of Captain Read More »

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CinemaCon: Paramount Kicks Off ‘Star Trek’, Brad Pitt, Michael Bay At Convention

Pete Hammond

CinemaCon kicked off tonight at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas with a presentation from Paramount. In only its  3rd year, what used to be ShoWest is proving to have the magic touch as once again all the major studios plus … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Pain & Gain’ Red Band

By | Tuesday March 26, 2013 @ 4:03pm PDT

Michael Bay‘s $25M true crime comedy stars Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and Anthony Mackie as 1990s Florida bodybuilders whose plot to get rich via kidnapping and extortion goes horribly wrong. Rebel Wilson, Ken Jeong, Tony Shalhoub, Ed Harris, and Rob Corddry round out the supporting cast. … Read More »

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