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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Oh wow.

That live-action movie version of The Transformers is no longer coming out in November of 2006.

It has been pushed back to July 4, 2007.

Wow. That's just in time for my 30th birthday.

I have an idea.

Everyone, start clearing your schedules for July 7, 2007. I'm going to throw a huge-ass 30th birthday party for myself, and you're all invited. A lot of movie theatres now have birthday party rooms, so we'll get the birthday party room, and after we party down, we'll head over to see The Transformers.

07/07/07. Roll out!

Anyway, there's going to be a lot of official announcements for The Transformers this weekend at the San Diego Comic Con. It's going to be announced that Michael Bay is now officially the director. Also, the official movie website will be going live. Sure hope they do those featurettes every couple of weeks to show us how the film is progressing.

This is how the film is shaping up. This is who's signed on so far:

Director - Michael Bay (The Rock, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, The Island)

Writers - story by John Rogers (Catwoman), screenplay by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci (The Island, Mission: Impossible 3, and TV's cult hit Alias

Executive Producers - Lorenzo diBonaventure (former head of Paramount Pictures), Tom DeSantos (the first two X-Men films), Don Murphy (The League of Extrodinary Gentlemen), and Steven Spielberg (God's gift to film).

The film is a co-production of DreamWorks SKG, Paramount Pictures, and Hasbro. July 4, 2007 is the release date.

And we see it on my birthday.

You know, as much as I love Kevin Smith, I don't think the world was really screaming for this DVD.

September 20 is when you'll be able to run on down to your local DVD emporium and pick up...

Mallrats: 10th Anniversary Extended Edition (aka Mallrats X)

So, here's all what you get for bonus materials. Firstly, you get everything that's already on the original Mallrats: Collector's Edition DVD. For new stuff, you get:

- original on-set cast interviews
- a brief Q & A with Kevin Smith (about Mallrats, I'm guessing)
- The Erection of an Epic: The Making of Mallrats (the new "making of" documentary)
- the long-lost blooper reel
- Mallrats cast reunion Q & A session (there's one of these for Clerks on the Clerks X DVD)
- 3 Easter Eggs

And, as I'm sure you've been able to figure out, this DVD will include both the original theatrical cut of the film and a brand new "unrated director's cut" which'll have 30 minutes of cut scenes edited back in. And the "unrated director's cut" has a special introduction by Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier.

If you're wondering as to why there's no new running commentary, Smith says that, between the new documentary and his introduction to the unrated director's cut, he's said about all had to say.

Once again, September 20 is the magic day. I, personally, am still debating as to whether an extended cut and some new bonus stuff is enough to warrant buying it again.

Oh, and fear not, true belivers! Kevin Smith is also hinting that Chasing Amy X is on the way for 2007!

And, in other news, I have caught a chimecho. I have named her Spanky.

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