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

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

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.

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, reported; the studio still recorded a $200.1 million five-day opening.

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.

Producer Frank Marshall tweeted as @LeDoctor: "I can confirm the Aapa and Momo will be in The Last Airbender."


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.

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