News briefs: Bay takes on sci-fi Four; Transformers 2 takes a bit less

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Adam-Troy Castro
Dec 14, 2012

Transformers director Michael Bay will produce and possibly direct I Am Number Four for DreamWorks, Variety reported; based on a six-book science fiction series, the story follows a group of nine earthbound alien teens who escaped their planet just before it was destroyed by a hostile species.
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Actual box-office returns show that Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen came in about $3 million shy of its Sunday studio estimate, which would have put the five-day opening at $198.2 million, BoxOfficeMojo.com reported; the studio still recorded a $200.1 million five-day opening.
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Ed Catmull, president of Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios, will receive the Visual Effects Society's highest honor, the George Melies Award, which honors individuals for "pioneering a significant and lasting contribution to the art/and or science of the visual effects industry," Variety reported.
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Producer Frank Marshall tweeted as @LeDoctor: "I can confirm the Aapa and Momo will be in The Last Airbender."

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Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, the sixth entry in the popular DVD series, will be distributed by Warner Home Video on Sept. 29 as a special-edition two-disc version on DVD and Blu-Ray and a single-disc DVD.