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.
As Bay promised, Transformers 4 would start production early next year. It seem that May 2013 is the date thanks to Mark Wahlberg who talks about how his joining the Transformers 4 cast recently came about in a video interview with Collider as well as the shooting date. He says "Thats why Transformers came about, because we had such a great time working together [on Pain and Gain]... Were shooting Transformers in May and then I believe were gonna do Ted 2 right after." So there you have it, read Mark's comment on the film below.
According to Hollywood Reporter, Hasbro announced they have consolidated their movie, TV and commercial operations under on group that will be headed up by Stephen Davis, president of L.A.-based Hasbro Studios. Davis who has been with Hasbro since 2009 was brought in to develop and produce shows for The Hub cable TV network that included show such as Transformers Prime, Littlest Pet Shop and My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Read more about Hasbro's plans to engage their properties under Stephen Davis's direction below.
UPDATE: MichaelBay.com: "Actor announcement on some web sites last night about Transformer cast joining Mark are completely false."
A new exclusive with Hollywood Reporter names names Micheal bay is testing for TF4. Following the announcement of Mark Whalberg, is quite a few new young star names making the rounds in recent movies and television. Names dropped vying for the female lead include Isabelle Cornish, Gabriella Wilde, Margaret Quallay and Nicola Peltz. They have also named five vying for the young male role including Luke Grimes, Landon Liboiron, Brenton Thwaites, Jack Reynor, and Hunter Parrish. The article also reveals story development is focused on the next three movies.
According to enterainment blog Twitch, the two are talking right now: "Twitch has learned that Michael Bay is having early conversations with Mark Wahlberg to star in the upcoming, Paramount backed Transformers 4." The news comes with a bit of information on what the role the may be, with him playing a central role as the parent of the teenage lead role we have learned about already, a race car driver from Texas.
Transformers 4 appears to have sprung into action over night with a short blub about casting a week ago has turns into an international search for the next lead actors. Mandy.com have posted new casting call for the same lead profiles with extra bit of information that the filming in various locations overseas that will include the city of London specifically with the dates April / May 2013 listed again. Who knows, perhaps we will see the Revenge of the Fallen robot Paramount created just for the UK, Bendy
, make an appearance in Transformers 4? Check out the casting call details for the full reveal below.
By now, few are surprised by the tantrums that occur before, during and after the Transformers movies are made. The public melee over these films is embarrassing and I worry the activity is neither professional nor interesting to promote. You the readers, should decide if its worth reading. So, I posted a poll to ask you if we should report news about Micheal Bay and actors that are talking trash not related to an essential part of the Transformers production. Please vote in our poll below, and feel free to drop a comment as well.
Some new details have surfaced about the Transformers 4 movie via comingsoon. Not a lot of substantial stuff, but we do get the word Paramount have a new logo near ready to release. Word is its another animated logo with the right half Transformers symbol acting as the stem of the number four. We also find out screenwriter Ehren Kruger will return to the franchise, which is not good news at all for those who had hoped for a total reboot and a fresh new take. Finally, we get the word on the movie release date that has been set for June 27, 2014. Once again, using the July 4th weekend to extend box office sales.
Michael Bay has been doing all the talking on theTransformers 4 movie giving us a heads up he's back in the driver seat with Peter Cullen riding as passenger. Now, we have some more news via The Examiner on Transformers 4 and 5 from Con X KC convention in Kansas City, Missouri where actor Glenn Morshower, who plays the role of General Morshower (ironically) talks about the continuation of the series and the story of a meeting with Steven Spielberg and how Transformers The Ride brought him back into the fold and shooting that may begin in December.