New Title for ‘Transformers 3,’ First Look at ‘Red State’ and Aronofsky for ‘Wolverine 2’?


Michael Parks in Red State
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Probably best to start with the image above, which was tweeted by Kevin Smith and is the first image released from his upcoming film, Red State. The image is said to be the top of Michael Parks’s head as he plays a Fred Phelps-esque preacher in a film about political and religious fundamentalism, and even governmental fundamentalism, gone amuck. The film tells the story of what happens when all those parties concerned take it to the next level.

Next we come to the new title for Transformers 3, which is said to be Transformers: The Dark of the Moon something that was first noticed by fan siteTFW2005 and later confirmed by Collider. Apparently some movie tie-in novels set to debut on May 17, 2011, two weeks prior to the film’s July 1, 2011 release date, were what tipped the site off. As of now reports say the story features a space race between the Russian and the U.S. so go forth and speculate from there.

With Zack Snyder signing on to direct the untitled Superman reboot word now has it Darren Aronofsky is in negotiations to direct Wolverine 2. Vulture was the first to report the news saying WB decided on Snyder for Superman because they wanted to move on the property rather quickly and felt Aronofsky, who directed The Fountain for the studio, would tinker with the project for too long before getting started. Should Aronofsky take to Wolverine 2 it would reteam him with his Fountain star Hugh Jackman with a script from Usual Suspects scribe Christopher McQuarrie.

Another rumor has the possibility of Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise reteaming for a film called El Presidente, which is said to follow an overly-committed Secret Service agent (Cruise) who is assigned to guard the country’s worst former president (Nicholson), a bumbling sleaze. It’s a mundane and boring job — until there’s a threat made on the ex-president’s life, forcing the duo to go on the run together. Cruise and Nicholson last starred together in A Few Good Men in 1992.