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'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' hauls in $200.1 million in its first five days, Michael Bay inks a deal to produce and possibly direct a new non-'Transformers' sci-fi movie for his 'Fallen' follow-up, the Oscars make some more tweaks, and more of today's top movie headlines. With 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' destroying the box office, Michael Bay is reteaming with DreamWorks -- but not for another 'Transformers' movie (well, not yet anyway). The studio has acquired the rights to the sci-fi book 'I Am Number Four,' with Bay on board to produce and possibly direct. Sorry, Autobots (and Megan Fox) fans. [The Hollywood Reporter]



Despite receiving less-than-kind reviews, 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' seems to have moviegoers completely enamored. The Megan Fox-Shia Labeouf-Optimus Prime starrer hauled in an epic $112 million this weekend to bring its five-day Wed.-Sun. total to a staggering $200.1M, the second best five-day opening in box office history behind the $203.8M take of 'The Dark Knight' last year. [PopEater] [Variety]





Just days after announcing that the 2010 Oscars would be expanding to include 10 Best Picture nominees, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has revealed two more big changes to the Academy Awards: In addition to presenting honorary and humanitarian awards at a separate gala, the voting process in the Best Song category has been revised so that it's now possible there will be no nominees in any given year. [Variety]


Alan Cumming has signed on to star opposite Evan Rachel Wood in Julie Taymor's upcoming Broadway musical 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.' Cumming will play the villainous Norman Osbourne, aka the Green Goblin, while Wood is set to portray Spidey's main squeeze Mary Jane Watson. No word yet on who'll slap on the web-slinger's red spandex suit. [The Hollywood Reporter]


Kevin Smith is teaming with pal and frequent collaborator Jason Lee ('Mallrats,' 'Chasing Amy') for his new buddy cop comedy 'A Couple of Dicks.' Lee will have a small role in the flick, which stars fellow 'Dicks' Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, Seann William Scott and Adam Brody. [/Film]


Director Duncan Jones' 'Moon' -- which stars Sam Rockwell as an astronaut who may or may not suffer delusions in space -- snagged the top prize, the Michael Powell Award for best new British feature, at the Edinburgh Film Festival this weekend. The accolades were also accompanied by prize money in the amount of $32,700. Not bad. [The Hollywood Reporter]