‘Transformers 4’ Casting News; Angelina Jolie’s ‘Salt 2’ Gets a Screenwriter

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Mark Wahlberg and Optimus Prime have found two new co-stars. Newcomers Brenton Thwaites and Nicola Peltz have landed lead roles in Michael Bay‘s Transformers 4. Pelts will play Wahlberg’s teenage daughter and Thwaites will play her biker boyfriend. Thwaites has a key role in Disney’s upcoming Maleficent, while Peltz will soon be seen in A&E’s Bates Motel. The all-new human cast will also be joined by a new line-up of robots when the film hits theaters June 27, 2014. [TwitchFilm]

Remember Angelina Jolie’s spy thriller Salt? Apparently some people do, enough to make people want to develop a sequel. After Jolie passed on original Salt writer Kurt Wimmer’s take on the new film, Sony has hired scribe Becky Johnston (The Prince of Tides) to pen a new take. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Dust off your Aviators and get ready to go back to the Danger Zone, Top Gun is returning to the big screen! Paramount has issued a press release announcing the IMAX 3D re-release of the 1986 hit starring Tom Cruise on February 8, 2013.

Christmas has come early for fans of the popular mobile game, Angry Birds. Rovio Entertainment has announced, via press release, that a 3D, CG-animated film adaptation is due in theaters Summer 2016. Producers John Cohen (Despicable Me) and David Masiel (Iron Man) will develop the film, which has yet to lock down a writer or director.

Fans wanting a sequel to Kill Bill are in for disappointment. “I don’t know if there’s ever going to be a Kill Bill. Vol 3. We’ll see, probably not though,” Quentin Tarantinosaid in a recent interview. The director did indicate, however, that his next project might be a “companion piece” to Django Unchained and Inglourious Basterds, forming an unofficial trilogy of sorts. Unchained arrives in theaters on Christmas Day. [WeGotThisCovered]

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