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Viacom CEO updates Star Trek, Ninja Turtles, Paranormal, Transformers

Nov. 10, 2011by: Paul Tassi
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Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman had a quarterly earnings call for his company yesterday, and with that he updated a number of awaited projects from his brand which owns Paramount. Here's a brief rundown of some of the highlights.

- He says that JJ Abrams is hard at work on STAR TREK 2 and they're aiming for a 2013 release.

- He notes that the live-action NINJA TURTLE movie that's forthcoming will actually be a joint venture with Nickelodeon, which also has a new animated series for the Turtles.

- He says there is "clearly interest" in the PARANORMAL franchise, and a fourth movie is being brainstormed as we speak, though nothing is official yet.

- "It would be silly for us not to talk about having another TRANSFORMERS movie."

So there you have it, three sequels and a reboot. Hooray! About par for the course these days. If the Paranormal franchise goes back any further in the family's history, we're going to be watching a silent film set in the 1900s.

As for Transformers, I'm still wondering if they'll manage to get Bay back, as he made an insane amount of money from those movies, and might not think he needs any more. Rather he can get back to other projects that don't involve actual advertisements as the lead characters.

Extra Tidbit: It bothered me that the above scene was actually nowhere in the movie.
Source: THR

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9:43AM on 11/11/2011

Yikes

Another Paranormal? I'm a fan and all but this last one was kinda disappointing. The only thing I'm curious about is what Katie did with her sisters baby. Lets keep going forward if we have to make another. Good to see some Turtles news as well but my God, ANOTHER ANIMATED SERIES!! How many must they fail before they get it's over as far as this new generation of kids. The movies work because WE keep seeing them.

I was disappointed too Tassi.
Another Paranormal? I'm a fan and all but this last one was kinda disappointing. The only thing I'm curious about is what Katie did with her sisters baby. Lets keep going forward if we have to make another. Good to see some Turtles news as well but my God, ANOTHER ANIMATED SERIES!! How many must they fail before they get it's over as far as this new generation of kids. The movies work because WE keep seeing them.

I was disappointed too Tassi.
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8:35AM on 11/11/2011
hmmm? so Nickelodeon is involved with the Ninja Turtles movie. I REALLY hope this doesn't mean a PG kid friendly film! I want a gritty Ninja Turtles film in the same vain as the original, maybe even a little darker.
hmmm? so Nickelodeon is involved with the Ninja Turtles movie. I REALLY hope this doesn't mean a PG kid friendly film! I want a gritty Ninja Turtles film in the same vain as the original, maybe even a little darker.
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10:58PM on 11/10/2011
Well, good to hear on some of the projects, but for Transformers, why WOULD Bay return. Look, money is all nice, but after three movies, you'd think he'd want to move on to something else. I mean, the guy HAS to have a project he wants to work on that doesn't involve Decepticons and Autobots. Unless, of course, I am wrong and he only cares about filling his vault with even more cash.
Well, good to hear on some of the projects, but for Transformers, why WOULD Bay return. Look, money is all nice, but after three movies, you'd think he'd want to move on to something else. I mean, the guy HAS to have a project he wants to work on that doesn't involve Decepticons and Autobots. Unless, of course, I am wrong and he only cares about filling his vault with even more cash.
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1:58AM on 11/11/2011
This IS Michael Bay we're talking about here.
This IS Michael Bay we're talking about here.
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6:23PM on 11/10/2011
The only way I would have any interest in a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is if they integrated elements of both the classic cartoon as well as the original, dark and gritty comics. I thought the first live action film was on the right track. It captured the atmosphere almost perfectly, but if they want it to be a success, it would be better to appeal to the old school fans. Then the new ones would just fall into line. Also, maybe they could get the original voices from the cartoons to
The only way I would have any interest in a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is if they integrated elements of both the classic cartoon as well as the original, dark and gritty comics. I thought the first live action film was on the right track. It captured the atmosphere almost perfectly, but if they want it to be a success, it would be better to appeal to the old school fans. Then the new ones would just fall into line. Also, maybe they could get the original voices from the cartoons to come back and voice the turtles (obviously they would have to modify them a little to make them more serious). It's doubtful, but one can dream.
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9:46AM on 11/11/2011
I agree. Either that or I'd like the voice cast from the 1st movie to return.
I agree. Either that or I'd like the voice cast from the 1st movie to return.
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2:41PM on 11/10/2011

Paranormal

They put deleted scenes into the trailer so the real scares weren't used up and shown before the actual movie. This was clearly intentional. How scary would the movie had been if everyone already knew what was going to happen? They made this mistake with the first 2 PA movies. Hell, the ending of PA1 is plastered all over it's comemrcials. It was a brilliant move.
They put deleted scenes into the trailer so the real scares weren't used up and shown before the actual movie. This was clearly intentional. How scary would the movie had been if everyone already knew what was going to happen? They made this mistake with the first 2 PA movies. Hell, the ending of PA1 is plastered all over it's comemrcials. It was a brilliant move.
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2:02PM on 11/10/2011
Extra Tidbit: I have to agree. The trailer had some great scenes that were not in the movie. That plus the horrible ending ruined the movie.
Extra Tidbit: I have to agree. The trailer had some great scenes that were not in the movie. That plus the horrible ending ruined the movie.
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1:47PM on 11/10/2011

With the transformers movie...

Please for the love of god make it on cybertron like the whole movie then they come to earth. Not just 14 mins on cybertron.
Please for the love of god make it on cybertron like the whole movie then they come to earth. Not just 14 mins on cybertron.
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