Michael Bay Promises Less Robot Stereotyping. Plus A Super 8 Poster And Your First Look At Alt-Astrid!

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Today's spoilers include Neuromancer hints, a Transformers 3 promise, and a Super 8 poster. Is Twilight: Breaking Dawn in trouble? Meet Fringe's alt-Astrid. Plus Lost, Ghostbusters, X-Men, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Chuck, Smallville, V, True Blood and Ashes To Ashes spoilers.



We weren't the only ones to talk to prospective writer/director Vincenzo Natali about this film adaptation. He tells MTV that his film version might not have a traditional film structure — rather, it might be "novelistic" and have space for lots of digressions. He adds:

I think [the complexity is] part of the problem in adapting the script. I think a lot of people got lost in the details. At the end of the day, it's not a terribly complicated story. It's a little bit like a Raymond Chandler book; it's a little bit of a noir film, a little bit of a caper movie and I think the key is just to stay with the main character. With 'Neuromancer' I have a very clear idea of what it should be, and I'm not very intimidated by it.


Transformers 3:

Michael Bay left a comment on his site saying the controversial Twins aren't back in this film. So what about the new pair of Chevy Sparks seen on set, with new Autobot insignias? Either it's a redesign for Skidz and Mudflap, or a whole new set of Twins for the new movie. It really depends on whether Bay is telling the truth this time. [TFW2005]

Meanwhile, local NBC reporter and talk show host Gabriela Pina tweeted that she'll be in this movie — presumably playing a reporter who reports on the Earth-shattering events of the film? [TFW2005]

And finally, Space Coast, Florida tweeted that this movie will be shooting there — which is where the Kennedy Space Center is located. [TFW2005]


Super 8:

A new promo photo for J.J. Abrams' new movie. In the immortal words of Buffy, "Could you vague that up for me?" (Thanks to Mary for the Buffy quote.) [IGN]


Ghostbusters 3:

No, this movie isnt' just an apparition. It's really happening, insists Harold Ramis. It'll be out by Christmas 2012. [Filmshaft]


X-Men: First Class:

The legion of scriptwriters who've been attached to this film now apparently includes Jane Goldman, writer of Kick-Ass and other projects from director Matthew Vaughn. Or at least, so says her husband, Jonathan Ross, via Twitter. [CinemaBlend]


The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn:

Rumors persist that the final book will be broken into two films - but apparently there's a hold-up in announcing that for certain. Most of the major cast members are already nailed down for a fourth and fifth film, but some of the Cullen kids, especially Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene, are holding out for a lot more money before they'll agree to a fifth installment. So it's possible some Cullens will be recast. [THR]


Doctor Who:

Here are some more pics from the dreamy upcoming episode, "Amy's Choice." [Doctor-Who-Online]



During an interview, John Barrowman says he's happy to return to Doctor Who, they just need to ask. Then they ask him about Torchwood, and he dodges the question. (At about 4:30.) [STV]



Here's an extended promo for Thursday's episode, including your first glimpse of alt-Astrid. [EW]
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Here are some promo photos from "Chuck Vs. The Living Dead." [SpoilerTV]


Laura Vandervoort says the season finale will suggest a new direction for the show if it gets a second season:

There's a great season finale coming up for the show in general. There's a turn of events that affects every single character. It affects all of us directly, but there's no one specific character that the big finale focuses on. It's really on everything coming together and where Anna chooses to take the show.


[Sci Fi Wire]

And Vandervoort elaborates:

It's a great cliffhanger for if we have a second season, because it leaves all of the characters in turmoil and it really shakes all of our lives up and our relationships as well. The event that occurs, all of us as the actors were asking the producers, "Well, what does this mean? What's going to happen next?" We were all concerned because of what happens and we were like, "What's going to happen to us? Are our characters still around?" So it's a cool ending.



Here are some pics from "Red Sky," the season finale. [SpoilerTV]

Elizabeth Mitchell says the season finale's dinner with Erica and Anna will be frosty and calculating:

You've got Anna, who is this fantastic politician/religious leader, and then you have Erica, who's in the process of becoming exactly that. So you have two people who are pretty good at the games they're playing coming face to face. They're looking for any little chink in the armor, any sign of vulnerability on the other's part.



True Blood:

Joe Manganiello, who plays the werewolf Alcide, says that "bonding will happen" with Sookie. "They bond." [Fancast]


Ashes To Ashes:

Here are some promo photos for episode 3x07. [Den Of Geek]


Here's another clip from Friday's huge season finale. [SpoilerTV]


Here's your first sneak peek from next week's penultimate episode. [The ODI]

Here's the official description for the episode:

While Locke devises a new strategy, Jack's group searches for Desmond. Michelle Rodriguez Guest Stars as Ana Lucia and Mira Furlan Guest Stars as Danielle Rousseau


[The ODI]

Matthew Fox says Jack goes through a lot "physically and emotionally" in the final episodes, and the final shot was filmed around dawn after a 20-hour day. [THR]


So despite all those sources claiming Frank Lapidus is alive and well, he tells an interviewer our favorite awesomely-sideburned pilot is actually dead for sure. And we won't be seeing him in the sideways-verse. No more Lapidus for you. [MovieLine]

Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse respond to criticisms that the show's female characters are less awesome than they were in the first few seasons:

We feel, particularly for Kate, the rest of her journey in this series is a really, really good one. She's sort of the lead female character, so we would hope that criticism would be abated by the time the series is over.


[NY Mag]

Additional reporting by Mary Ratliff.




It's really happening, insists Harold Ramis. It'll be out by Christmas 2012.

Unfortunately, Bill Murray has countered this and denied again that the movie is going to happen. He said he knows it won't, because he has plans to blow up the Earth in September 2012.

And, as you know, we always believe everything Bill Murray says...