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

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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