Just in via entertainment blog, The Wrap, we have news that Sophia Myles is the latest name to be added to the Transformers 4 cast. According to the news post she will be filling a "major supporting role" in the movie rumored to be a scientist. Sophia has recently been seen in the "Tristan + Isolde," "Underworld," "Moonlight" and "MI5" films. She joins the recently named Kelsey Grahmer, Mark Wahlberg and the other stars we are getting to know in the film.
BotCon have annocuned more Artists' Alley Updates! Joining the growing list of artists attending BotCon 2013 are two artists whose work has been seen quite a bit lately, especially here at BotCon: Matt Frank, Thomas Deer, Robby Musso and Josh Burcham! In addition to work for companies such as Hasbro and IDW. Robby and Josh have had a hand in bringing both the Transformers Collectors' Club exclusives and BotCon exclusives to life thru the TCC Magazine and the 2013 BotCon story "Machine Wars: Termination", respectively. Click on the Artist Alley menu button and check back often as we will be announcing more great artists that will be attending BotCon 2013!
Just in is new that Kelsey Grammer, many will know him as Frasier, has been selected for the Lead Villain in the Transformers 4 movie that will be directed by Michael Bay. According to Deadline Hollywood he will be opposing Mark Whalberg and the Autobots as the main human bad guy named Harold Attinger, a counter intelligence person. We can only assume he will team up with Megatron in some manner before the mayhem ensues.
Some new Transformers 4 movie details have been revealed via Dallas News who are reporting the Transformers 4 production will be coming to Texas. Bay is said to like the class look of small towns with shooting planned for the Lockhart, Elgin, Pflugerville and Taylor where the filming of a police chase will close down part of the city and highway. The many towns will be portrayed as one that Decepticons will be invading. Read more details below on Transformers 4 shooting in Texas.
Following up on the story that Transformers 4 would be working with Chinese production studios to produce part of the Transformers 4 movie. We have new that Michael Bay is scouting some areas of Hong Kong for upcoming movie scenes to be filmed. The article in TwitchFilm says the director Michael Bay "is most interested in Sham Shui Po because of its unique aesthetic." They will also be following up with the competiton to include Chinese actors in the film citing Huang Xiao Ming as a possible choice.
The Detroit Free Press have published an article on the Transformers 4 movie and filming that is scheduled to take place in Detroit, Michigan. According to Micheal Bay, the production weill begin in about 6 weeks with filming on at the sound stages, GM Plant and possible city locations as well:
Were going to be shooting at stages, were going to be shooting around the city, were going to be shooting at GM a bit, says Bay. The article also lets us know GM's cars will be making a return in the 4th episode of the Bayverse due to their popularity in the past.
Thanks to Twitter user trafes20120505 who has posted some new product listings for Takara Tomy's Transformers GO! series that will be bringing the Transformers Prime Beast Hunters to Japan. The listings for the upcoming releases through to September 2013 show the announced products and a number of new releases G08 - G21 that will be coming in August and September of 2013. Read the full liste compiled below for more details now.
Universal Studios Hollywoods Transformers: The Ride-3D, heralded as the iconic theme parks most ambitious ride ever, was honored for Outstanding Achievement in the Attraction category by the industrys highly regarded Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) during the recent 19th Annual Thea Awards. The Thea Award follows the rides recognition for Distinguished Achievement from the International 3D Society as Best Themed Attraction earlier this year the second consecutive year the honor was bestowed upon Universal Studios Hollywood and the first-ever multi-year win for a theme park.
For the first time in history, the Hasbro, Inc. Transformers brand is inviting fans of all ages around the globe to help create a new Transformers character that will be forever added to the TRANSFORMERS world. In anticipation of the Transformers brand 30th anniversary in 2014, the Fan Built Bot Poll kicks off today, and will run through May 5th on Transformers.com/vote
. Hasbro invites fans to vote daily to shape this new Transformers character. The new character will be made into an action figure featured in the Thrilling 30 line of toys to celebrate the anniversary.
Michigan Motion Picture Studios in Pontiac MI is gearing up for the giant fecking robots that Transformers 4 will bring to the city when film of the 4th installment begins. The production crew will be taking over Sam Raimi's facility where the film "Oz the Great and Powerful" was shot. The new 535,000-square foot facility set is under contruction and should be ready for production soon according to Michigan Motion Pictures Studios chief operating officer Tony Wenson.
The sleeping giant that is Transformers 4 has been grumbling a bit as it wakes from the snooze. Recent updates on the movie include word that the 4th film will be the first movie to use the new smaller format IMAX 3D digital camera technology in showcase scenes. Additionally, actor Stanley Tucci has revealed he's has been drafted for the new movie. Finally, as if no one expected any less Bay has annouced the TF4 plot will evolve around what he calls the "Car Chase From Hell." Read more of the details below with quotes from each of the sources.
The casting news just keeps coming, this time with a spoiler concerning what villains we can expect to fill the void after Dark of the Moons summary executions. In a move only this interpretation of the Transformers could justify, Sir Patrick Stewart has been tapped to play none other than Renegade Leader Cy-Kill. Thats right, as in the Go-Bot. Hasbro has owned the Go-Bots since 1991. Is this the Its not a reboot shake up Bay has been promising?
Oh boy, there's another name added to the Transformers 4 cast. As we reported previously
, Nicola Peltz was in the running for the female lead role. According to Empire magazine, she has indeed been named by Michael Bay to take the lead opposite Jack Reynor who will be playing the race car driver in the film. We also get a small summary on the flim that suggest businessmen bring the bots back. Check out the details below from Empire and Micheal Bay on the news.
Following the announcement of fliming in Detroit Michigan we have news the Transformers 4 production are scouting locations around the General Motors Tool Center in Grand Blanc Township as reported by MLive,com. So far nothing has been confirmed but word is Bay is looking for places he work with out disruption from normal plant operations. Keep it dialed to Tformers for all the Transformers 4 movie news as it happens.
Just in from the Micigan Live site, we have some updates on the Transformers 4 move that will being coming to theaters in 2014. The site has confirmed that filming will not continue in Chicago as has been reported by other site, it will in fact be Detroit Michican who worked hard to make an offer that Micheal Bay could not refuse. We also get a first take on the film's plot setup with the publication of the first summary that confirms this to be another Sequel following where The Dark of the Moon film left off. Ready the details below for more info on Transformers 4.
In the season-three premiere episode, the survival of Optimus Prime is in doubt after Megatrons destruction of the Autobot base on Earth, while the separated members of Team Prime try to reconnect after being scattered to the wind to prevent detection. The final 13 episodes will see Optimus Prime and his team face their greatest challenge yet in a new foe dedicated to the destruction of the Autobots and potentially, planet Earth.
Hasbro today at the New York Toy Fair will be giving a overall presentation for their Star Wars, Marvel, G.I. Joe, and Transformers lines. Over the course of the next hour or so we will be bringing you live updates from this presentation followed by images from the Hasbro showroom with all the new products on display. Be sure to update your browser often over the course of this next hour as we will be updating this page often with information.
Home to many of the most well-known and beloved toy and gaming brands such as TRANSFORMERS, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY and PLAY-DOH, Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) announces highlights of its toy and gaming offerings for the 2012 holiday season today.