Entertainment Tonight have posted a second article and video from the "Transformers: Age of Extinction" set with new details on the filming of the movie this time on the set of Hong Kong. This time we get some details from Mark Whalberg and Jack Raynor on the long waiting times for scene setups and how they often resorted to playing pranks to pass the time. Director Micheal Bay also gives us a bit of the plot to nibble on about how the future world the movie's time is set in. See the video and quote from Michael Bay and more details below.
While Paramount has laid out a plan for several Transformers movie sequels, the continuation will depend on the success of the 4th one,Transformers: Age Of Extinction, that is now in production says Paramount Pictures' Rob Moore. The article in China entertainment blog M1905 with Moore also reveals they have made a lot of changes to this movie to appeal to the Chainese film goers by having Bay shoot in new locations on the Mainland as well as bringing in Chinese actors like Han Geng and Li Bingbing who were paired up with Hollywood actors.
South China Morning Post caught up with Transformers: Age of Extinction director Michael Bay to talk with him about his experience filming in Hong Kong. By now, everyone knows about the extortion attempts on his crew, but the article goes beyond the bad things that happened to cover what Bay liked about the city of Hong Kong and what he called "a very visual city." The director also shared his insights about why he's tired of filming in America where he says he covered all of Los Angles in all his films and needs "new inspiration."
By now we have seen a lot of thoroughly impressive Transformers collections and breathtaking displays. Having been in the hobby for over a decade now, even though its easy to assume I have seen it all, as more people expand their collections to become larger and more complete I am continually surprised by the quality of collectors achievements. It is rare, however, for me to see something that truly requires me to sit down and raise a glass. What Erwin de Waard has done with his Classic collection and in the past with his G1 Optimus Prime collection, well those qualify. Heres the story of a collector who, like many of us, has had to make sacrifices to create the collection he is so proud of today. Read The Interview Here
Our good friend Gregg Berger has been interviewed by the folks at Madman Entertainment. Watch the interview with voice behind G1 characters voices such as Grimlock, Skyfire, Long Haul and Outback as he answered questions about his work as on Transformers and more. He will be appearing at the Armaggedon Expo in Melbourne, Australian this week for those who want to meet in person. Watch the video interview below with Gregg Berger now.
Multiversity Comics have published a podcast with Tom Scioli who will be taking the helm on the new Transformers with G.I. Joe Crossover comic book series that appears to be set G1 series era. Tom Scioli has been brought on to co-write and draw the comic series that is reported to tell the story of the Joe team against the entire planet of Cybertron. LIsten to the Podcast Now
Thanks to Comicbook.com who have posted an interview with Will Friedle who is the voice behind the Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Bumblebee. Not to be confused with the buzzing beeping bee, this is THE VOICE that was to the show in the final episode and the Predacons Rising DVD that is out today. Get the scoop on what is was like to play Bumblebee and be in voice actor on a show like Transformers.
Set designer artist David Bollman, 57, who previous worked on Transformers: Dark Of The Moon. Was interviewed by Source Newspapers recently about his work painting most of the sets that were built for new "Transformers: Age of Extinction" film. Most of the work Bollman did was focused on building the Hong Kong China town in downtown Detroit. Read on for the comments he shares with some of his insights on the movie as well as working with Michael Bay and Mark Wahlberg on the production.
Many Transformers collectors have moments in their lives when collecting toys no longer seems relevant, and they give up or sell up to pursue other interests and priorities. Somewhere down the line, the spark re-ignites and those that walked away return to the hobby with renewed vigour, fresh perspective and a more balanced approach. Its happened to me, and it has also happened to our interviewee this month, someone who has inspired me and has brought enormous joy to me with his return, Ben Munn. Once the curator of the fastest-assembled and most impressive Diaclone Car Robot collection most of us have ever seen, it is still difficult to find photographs that trump those of the old collection of Ben Munn. We catch up with him just in time to record his thoughts on re-entering the collecting fray. Read the Interview Now
Seibertron.com have posted a Q&A with the Transformers Collectors's Club. Get the scoop on the Subscription Service 2.0, some insights on BotCon 2014, an overview of original characters they have made, new reveals that will be coming next week, and many other insights. Read the full Q&A with the Transformers Collectors's Club now at Seibertron.com
From Previews WORLD: Phil Jimenez has been in the comics business for a long time, and hell probably be one to tell you that hes very lucky to have his job of choice. Having put in his time, hes now capitalizing on his tenure, and choosing which projects hes drawing based on the fun factor, meaning passing the Phil Jimenez litmus test is part of the selection process. What catches his eye the most? One of those ideas that made the cut was IDWs Transformers: Dark Cybertron (SEP130332), and in this interview Phil talks about what the gig entailed.
In a new interview with Beijing News, Transformers movie franchiser producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura pulls the covers off the Dinobots mystery with the official word the Dinobots will be in Transformers 4. Additionally, he confirms: Optimus Prime and Bumblebee will appear from more than era in the movie. Filming production in four China locations including Beijing and Hong Kong. Chinese concept cars would be seen in the movie. We assume that includes the just E-Jet concept car just spotted in Chicago.
Michael Bay and will be the first to use the 6K RED DRAGON sensor that captures over 9x more resolution than HD on the Transformers 4 movie. Unrivaled detail and impressive native exposure eclipse 35mm film in both latitude and image density. Industry leading specs distinguish the EPIC DRAGON as a model for image innovation, helming the evolution of digital cinema technology. Watch the video below of Bay talking about the new system.
Digital Spy have posted a new interview with Mark Wahlberg who's been talking about his new music "2 Guns." During the interview, Wahlberg makes a comment that reveals the forth movie he is working on is not a sequel to "Transformers: Dark of the Moon." The actor who plays Flynn Vincent, is quoted as saying "...Its just very different, its a standalone movie" when asked about this movie beind done on a smaller scale. He goes on to reiterate he is the father of a daughter who gets involved in a "giant shit storm."
It is official! Transformers Prime is "sort of" not going away. According to an interview with Roberto Orci who talks with IGN about the Next Transformers cartoon series and how the Transformer Prime's story will factor into it. The good news is the old Prime series will continue as the new Transformers series with a more kid friendly tone that should include Optimus Prime and Megatron who will be carried on by Peter Cullen and Frank Welker. Read the details below.
Mark Wahlberg is making the rounds promoting his new "2 Guns" movie and sat down recently with the Transformers 4 star. When asked if the rumours of the Dinobots in the fourth movie, Mark didn't deny anything, more over he said in a heated manner "You don't want me to get replaced halfway through production for divulging secrets." It is hard to say if he is confirming the rumors, but he was agitated enough to know it is was something he should not talk about.
Metro News Canada have posted a brief interview with Mark Wahlberg, AKA Marky Mark, who is talking about his next release "2 Guns," When the question about his work on theTransformers 4 came up, echoed what many of the other franchise actors have said, that working for Michael Bay is a very demanding non-stop job. Check out the Mark's comments below.
In a recent interview for the Belifast Telegraph, British actress Sophia Myles has commented on her work on the "Transformers 4" movie that is current in production in the USA. Miles who is said to play the role of a scientist says she is thrilled to be part of the production and has been having a great time working with director Michael Bay and the other actors on the set.