News of Comic-Con 2013's many panels and events is starting to pour in, so Starz has issued the first major announcement of their own. The forthcoming Michael Bay-produced pirate drama and 'Treasure Island' prequel 'Black Sails' will hold a fan-only sneak peek screening of the pilot episode, and we've got all the details!
The other day we heard that Paramount Pictures is now back in the Jason Voorhees business, taking the rights to 'Friday the 13th' back from Warner Bros. and preparing a sequel to the 2009 remake. Today, we learn that the producers of that remake, Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes production company, are back in the saddle as well.
As you may remember, 'Transformers 3' (dubbed 'Dark of the Moon') climaxed with a massive battle between warring robots that essentially leveled the city of Chicago. We expect nothing less from director Michael Bay, so we didn't bat an eye at that iconic skyline crumbling into a million pieces. However, Bay has shared a new image from the set of 'Transformers 4' that suggests that this massive action set piece has had a lasting impact on the world.
'Transformers 4' has promised a complete reboot for the franchise including all new robots. One classic who will return despite the new direction is the Autobots leader Optimus Prime. But even Prime isn't exempt from the reboot. The main robot character will have a completely new look in the film and director Michael Bay has revealed that new look to the fans.
The Michael Bay-produced 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' reboot has already begun filming in NYC. We've already seen photos of Megan Fox's April O'Neil, Will Arnett, a few henchmen and the first pics of the pre-CGI turtles themselves. Though, there's still at least one more role to fill and that's for new addition William Fichtner.
Earlier today we heard that Michael Bay's new Starz pirate drama 'Black Sails' had officially set its 2014 premiere, and now Bay's other nautical drama has some good news of its own. TNT has officially greenlit apocalyptic naval thriller 'The Last Ship' to a 10-episode series, giving our first look at Eric Dane/Adam Baldwin drama in the process! See 'The Last Ship' in action inside!
Pirates may not be perfectly in season these days, but Starz's 'Black Sails' will almost certainly beat NBC's 'Crossbones' to the punch. The pay-cable network has officially set a January 2014 premiere for its Michael Bay-produced series, adapting the early days of Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Treasure Island,' but will 'Black Sails' prove to be a bountiful haul, or an empty vessel? Get the latest on Michael Bay's new Starz series inside!