Other movies and even lawsuits could not slow down Transformers 4 Age of Extinction from breaking records in China. Paramounts robot warrior saga has taken the top spot as highest-grossing film of all time in China with a whooping taking in $223 Million in ticket sales after just ten days in theaters. Transformers 4 unseats the 2010 move "Avatar" that made $222 million. Without a lot of competition from other movies this summer, Age of Extinction is set to continue its ride all the way to the bank.
According to a report on Digital Spy, following the success of Transformers 4 Age of Extinction. Tt seems that the pressure is on to roll out a Transformers 5 in 2016. According to the movie producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, they will be talking about the next movie that slated for a 2016 release. Having setup a many new "scenarios where we can really broaden the franchise," accordging to director, Bay. They will need to get busy to make another movie in just 2 years.
With the dust settling from "Transformers: Age of Extinction." Many seem to be wondering if the franchise will pair up with the G.I. Joe property that is produced by the same guys, Ian Bryce and Lorenzo Di Bonaventura. As you can imagine, these guys have a lot to think about already with two of the top 80s pop culture properties to make movies for. The short answer is they don't have plans for a crossover, which was answered in a recent interview with Total Film.
The official Transformers: Age of Extinction Youtube channel has posted a news alter for the "Transformers Are Dangerous" campaing. The latest video is another news report on the Pentagon's on-going activities to hunt down and destruction of the Transformers is the only way to ensure the nations safety from these menacing robots from outer space. Have you seen these dangerous robots? Report activity now by calling 855.363.8392
The unstoppable Transformers franchise flowed through the box offices this weekend with world wide ticket sales surpassing $300 million.
Even the critics couldn't slow this movie down with Rolling Stone giving the movie zero stars, movie goers turned out in large numbers to see the movie in regular and full IMAX 3D.
The movie did well across the borders with $100 million in sales for North America, followed by the highly targeted China which is reported to have contributed 40% of sales the this weekend's box office.
Get ready for 2016, as this crew will almost surely be back for more.
Just in from the official Michael Bay Flickr account are some new images from the most recent of the press junkets being held in China for the Transformers: Age of Extinction film that will be out in theaters June 27th.
Check out the images of (left ot right) Norman Song, Rob Moore, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, actor Jack Reynor, and Director Michael Bay who were in attendance for the press conference held at the Pangu Hotel on June 23, 2014 in Beijing, China.
According to IGN, who spoke with the producer, Lorenzo di Bonaventura. The announcement by Paramount's Edward Ryan of Transformers 5 in 2016 may have been pre-mature.
He's making it quite clear that they are not planning on doing a second trilogy and goes on to say they are not presuming "Transformers Age of Extinction" will be a success and have a wait and see outlook for the 4th movie.
As many Transformers collectors know, you can only follow so many lines before the wallet runs dry. According to a report in the New York Post, a lot of people are experiencing what the article calls "action figure fatigue" due to all the new movies that are flooding the stores with licensed merchandise. The report cites the "Transformers Age of Extinction" movie toys that have been out since May 17th are 50 percent below levels seen from the "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" film's toys sales back in 2011.
A new character poster feature Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager, a small-town single dad and struggling inventor. In anticipation for tomorrow's new Transformers: Age of Extinction trailer , Michaelbay.com has released a new character poster feature Mark Wahlberg who will be playing the role of Cade Yeager, a small-town single dad and struggling inventor in the movie. Transformers: Age Of Extinction stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, T.J. Miller, Bingbing. Movie release: June 27th, 2014
Following the news on Transformers 4 production coming to Sham Shui Po. News via Apple Daily and Asian Pop has named award winning actor Huang Xiaoming, singer Chen Kun. and actor Tong Dawei as possible Chinese candidates to be included in the Transformers 4 movie. Word is Xiaoming has even retained an English language coach to improve his speaking skills in preparation. Stay tuned for more news on the movie as it happens.
Thanks to casting site ExploreTalent.com who have posted a Casting Call for support roles and extras for an 'Action Sci-Fi film featuring Mark Wahlberg'. Which most of you will recognize is the Transformers 4 movie that will be coming in 2014. There are two roles they are looking to fill, Supporting Role and Extra Role. Check out the details on both of the roles below for more information.
China Movie Channel, under the State Administration of Radio Film and Television (SARFT), will cooperate with Paramount in broad-based support of the production of the film in China. Transformers 4 is expected to be released in China on or about June 27, 2014. The parties also intend to cooperate in a number of other areas related to Transformers 4, including the selection of filming sites within China, theatrical promotion, and possible post-production activities in China as well as casting of Chinese actors and actresses in the film.
As we know, Jack Reynor will be playing a race car driver in Transformers 4. It looks like Hasbro are gearing up early with a sponsorship that was just announced for Otto Graven and his Drift Team; Ultimate 86 Motorsports. In an article published in Wrecked Magazine, we have news that Hasbro's Transformers Brand and Rogue Status will be sponsoring the team together for the coming race season. Read the full details from the article below.
Thanks to conboy over at Planet Iacon who has shared an image that gives us a first look at the Asia Exclusive APS-02 Decepticons Brawl packaging. The image appears to show the front and back of the box as well as the character bio summary and tech spec. Check out the Transformers Asia Exclusive APS-02 Decepticons Brawl packaging now.
According to the Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, In a recent interview with MTV, the Transformers 4 segment of the movies franchise will be "Completely Different," but goes on to add that "... a lot of the things that you love about the other ones are joining the ride." One of them is unlikely to be Sam Witwicky, played by Shia LaBeouf in the first three films. Whatever the deal with the new movie, it is starting to feel like these guys are trying to get people agitated about there being a total reboot, or not, with all the back and forth.
Arnold Schwartzenegger has set himself up on Reddit with an account called "IAmArnold... Ask me anything." As you would expect, it is mostly adoration for the star. However, two comments did spark my interest with respect to the Governator saying he regretted passing on the lead roll in Bay's "The Rock" and that he would "...like to work with Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg." I know It is a far flung idea, but what do you think of the Terminator appearing in Transformers 4? Hit our poll and leave your comment now.
Transformers 4 actor Mark Wahlberg appeared on Jay Leno's The Tonight Show last night dropped a bomb contradicting Micheal Bay's recent insistence that #4 is NOT a reboot
. "Were doing a complete reboot of the Transformers..." Wahlberg went on to say about the flim he'll be playing a leading role in. Does something smell fishy here? It is not unlikely this is Mr. Bay's sly way of trying to tease some viral action for the movie that even he originally said WILL be a reboot
. See the comments and video now.
It appears the news leaked
by the Irish Film & Television Network about Irish actor Jack Reynor getting the part in Transformers 4 film is true! According Bay's own site, he has offered the role himself to Reynor after being extremely impressed with the actor who beat out five other contenders for the lead role playing along side actor Mark Wahlberg. Additionally, Bay mentions Chicago, hinting at shooting in this summer. Read more about Transformers 4 and Reynor from Micheal Bay below.