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Megan Fox Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

If you weren't aware, there's a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie in production, and April O'Neil is played by none other than Megan Fox. In fact, images of Fox on set have emerged, showing that she is sporting brown hair and a yellow jacket that  stands in place of the jumpsuit of the same color that April is known for by fans of the franchise.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is being directed by Jonathan Liebesman, and stars Megan Fox in the role of April O'Neil, Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Jeremy Howard as Donatello, Pete Ploszek as Leonardo, Noel Fisher as Michelangelo, Will Arnett as Vernon Fenwick, and Danny Woodburn as Master Splinter.

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Michael Bay Casts Megan Fox in ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Film

Michael Bay and Megan FoxEven Hollywood folks can forgive.

Despite the flagrant comments Megan Fox made about Michael Back back in 2009 - comments which cost her a role in the third Transformers installment - the director has announced that she will be cast in his upcoming remake of the eighties comic book and animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

"TMNT: we are bringing Megan Fox back into the family!" he wrote on his website.

The plot of the film - to which some fans have already objected - involves a group of aliens who invade Earth and inadvertently spawn four mutant ninja turtles who then fight them to defend the planet.

This will be Fox's first feature film since giving birth back in October.

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Cinecast: Josh Brolin for ‘Sin City 2,’ Tina Fey in Talks for ‘Muppets’ Sequel

Josh Brolin+ Josh Brolin has been tapped to replace Clive Owen's character Dwayne in the upcoming sequel to 2005's Sin City, titled Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Brolin joins returning cast members Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson, and Jessica Alba, as well as newcomer Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

+ Transformers director Michael Bay announced on his blog that the next film in the franchise will not just be a sequel to 2011's Dark of the Moon, but the first in a new trilogy. Bay also added that 20 year-old Irish actor Jack Reynor will star opposite Mark Wahlberg in the new film.

+ The 50 Shades of Grey screenwriter Kelly Marcel has admitted that the film adaptation of the popular book will definitely be slapped with an NC-17 rating. Scandalous!

+ Vulture compares Jessica Rabbit with Emma Stone's character in Gangster Squad.

+ Snakes on a Plane director David R. Ellis died early yesterday morning in South Africa for unknown reasons. He was 60 years old.

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Mark Wahlberg to Replace Shia in ‘Transformers 4’

Michael Bay and Mark WahlbergTransformers director Michael Bay has revealed on his blog that Mark Wahlberg will be replacing Shia LaBeouf in the fourth installment of the alien robot franchise.

"Mark is awesome. We had a blast working on Pain and Gain and I’m so fired up to be back working with him. An actor of his caliber is the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise and carry on the Transformers legacy," Bay wrote.

Projected for a June 27, 2014 release, Transformers 4 is expected to take a new direction in the series.

Despite the tremendous boost the franchise gave to his career, LaBeouf is most likely not too sad about being replaced, as he has recently slammed the studio system and has sworn to only pursue independent features.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pushed Back to 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesMichael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film has been pushed back to 2014.

Initial reports suggested the project had been shelved indefinitely, but this has been refuted, with website ComingSoon.net saying it has been given a new release date by Paramount, of May 16, 2014. That the film has been put back so far suggests it needs significant work before filming.

This comes in light of Michael's initial claim the turtles would be re-cast as aliens, an idea which was met badly by fans of the original comic series.

Earlier this year, it was rumored Jonathan Liebesman was in talks to direct the reboot.


Michael Bay Confirms Ninja Turtles Title

Michael BayMichael Bay has confirmed the forthcoming film version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will simply be called Ninja Turtles.

The director - who is producing the forthcoming film for Jonathan Liebesman - has admitted the name will be changed but said the lead characters would continue to be the same as how people know them.

"Paramount marketing changed the name. They made the title simple. The characters you all remember are exactly the same and yes they still act like teenagers. Everything you remember, why you liked the characters, is in this movie. The script is being developed by two very smart writers; with one of the original creators of Ninja Turtles. They care VERY MUCH about making this film for the fans. Everyone on this team cares about the fans. Just give them a chance. Jonathan the director, is a major fan of the whole franchise. HE'S NOT GOING TO LET YOU DOWN.(sic)" he wrote on his official site.

It is not the first time Michael has had to take to the internet to calm claims about the movie - he asked fans to "take a breath" after uproar at the suggestion the Turtles; Leonardo, Donatello, Michaelangelo and Raphael, would be members of an alien race.


Michael Bay Tells Ninja Turtles Fans to ‘Chill’

Michael Bay

Michael Bay has called for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans to "chill."

The filmmaker caused outrage when he recently claimed that the reboot of the project which he will be producing will show the main characters Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael as members of an "alien race," but after vocal opposition from fans he has tried to allay the public's fears.

"Fans need to take a breath, and chill. They have not read the script. Our team is working closely with one of the original creators of Ninja Turtles to help expand and give a more complex back story. Relax, we are including everything that made you become fans in the first place. We are just building a richer world. Michael," he wrote on the forum of his site.

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Michael Bay Confirmed to Direct Transformers 4

Michael BayMichael Bay will direct Transformers 4.

Producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura has confirmed the filmmaker - who was at the help of the first three Transformers movies in the series - will take charge of the blockbuster, which is set to be released in the summer of 2014.

"Yeah Michael's gonna direct and it'll be releasing in the summer of 2014. We're excited and I think the challenge there is we really are gonna do a reboot, and what that's gonna be we don't even know yet," Di Bonaventura said.

But Lorenzo admitted there will be "a lot" of new cast members in the movie as no one from the previous three films has signed up yet: "It's a hybrid because there's still continuity going on, and there will be a lot of new cast. Whether there's anybody from the first cast, we don't even know yet. But it's going to be a whole new story."

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Michael Bay to Direct Transformers 4?

Michael BayMichael Bay is set to return to the Transformers franchise. Despite the director previously claiming he would not be in the frame to direct the rebooted series, the success of the third film Transformers: Dark of the Moon - which took over $1 billion at the international box office - has persuaded him to think again.

According to NYMag.com's Vulture blog, Michael could begin shooting on the project, which will not be a prequel to the original three films starring Shia LaBeouf, in late 2012 following his work on revenge thriller Pain and Gain.

Although details are not known about the story, it is thought it will focus more on the canon of the series and delve into old characters. A source told the blog, "Regular people might not care about bringing out a character like Sentinel Prime. But believe me, fans of the series cared."

Jason Statham is reportedly being considered for the lead role in the fourth film, with active discussions taking part between him and studio Paramount.


Creepy! Ouija Board Movie a Real Possibility

Ouija boards (pronounced wee-jee or wee-ja) have played roles in movies before. The Exorcist’s Linda Blair talked to “Captain Howdy” with one just before she went nuts and started projectile vomiting, one spontaneously burst into flames to frighten views in Paranormal Activity, and more than one slumber party has been creeped out when the Ouija is jokingly pulled forth during the witching hour.

As far as board games go, the Ouija is the scariest and the most mysterious (sorry, Clue fans). So … when is Hollywood going to take advantage and make a Ouija-centric film? Well, we hear that it's finally going to happen.

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