Typically Transformers movies have had budgets around the 200 million dollar level, which includes The Last Knight
with an estimated budget of $217 million - which according to Box Office Mojo, it still has not made back in its domestic ticket sales* as of July 20th. With this in mind, it's perhaps little surprise that the next movie up, the prequel focused on Bumblebee is being run much more lean. Screenrant has reported on the situation and given us a surprisingly low budget projection for the movie. Keep reading to find out what the film will be working with!
You voted, and Hasbro listened! The finalists for the Transformers Hall of Fame are in - and in particular, it seems like TFormers' votes for Toy Of The Year were pretty indicative of the finalists! Also included are the finalists for Favorite Character and Favorite Movie Character - keep reading to see the lists for yourself!
With production having just begun on next year's Bumblebee-focused movie, one would hope that assembling a cast has been on someone's mind. The Hollywood Reporter brings word of a number of young actors currently in talks for parts in the film, following behind leads Hailee Steinfeld and Jorge Lendeborg, Jr. No one involved has given any specifics yet towards the story, only sticking to the rundown of Lorenzo di Bonaventura that it'll be smaller, less robots, and more character development focused. Keep reading to find out more about the newest round of casting!
Box Office Mojo
reports that Transformers: The Last Knight
has fallen to 5th place in box-office revenue for the week from last week's position of third. In its third week in release Transformers 5's take fell 62% from last week's number of $16 Million - itself
a 62% drop from opening weekend. But most surprisingly is that Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman
, now in its sixth
week of release, beat The Last Knight
by about four million dollars. Keep reading for more info.
Amazon UK has confirmed the leaked Bumblebee three pack image we reported on recently
with a new product listing. The listing itself does not have any photos, but describes a three pack of movie Bumblebees, including identifying molds used. It looks like this will be a set of 2007's Classic Camaro Bumblebee, Age of Extinction High Octane Bumblebee, and ...one other that's a bit less clear. Keep reading for details!
As one Transformers movie news cycle begins to wind down, the next one kicks in to gear. Screen Rant has already been talking about next year's Bumblebee prequel movie with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura. Perhaps the most interesting piece of this is a change of language, now addressing the 2019 release for "Transformers 6" as a "hope" more than a plan. Might this change of attitude be a response to the surely lower than anticipated performance of The Last Knight
in its opening day? Keep reading for more!
A website by the name of icarhireinsurance.com
has approached us with their in-depth financial and statistical analysis of the Transformers movie franchise, going over the numbers between 2007's Transformers
and 2014's Transformers: Age of Extinction
. Which side is more deadly, Autobots or Decepticons? Who does the most property damage? And is there a corollary between violence and critical success? Keep reading to find out!
China Film Insider
has revealed that the Chinese cut of Transformers: The Last Knight
will be two minutes longer than the US version of the movie, clocking in at 150 minutes even. The official running time for TF5 has been listed as 148 for the rest of the world - so what changed? It's impossible to say at this point but as the article details, it wouldn't be the first time a US movie tacked on footage of Chinese actors to try and better the film's chances of success there. Keep reading for details.
Previously rumored, it looks like we have definite confirmation of our first cast member for 2018's Bumblebee movie. Hailee Steinfeld talked with news.com.au about her upcoming tour in Australia, during which she verified her involvement with the prequel movie. She also said that as soon as she gets back from Australia, it'll be time to begin filming. The movie currently branded as Transformers Universe: Bumbkebee
is expected in theatres next summer, so this production timeline is just about on track. You can find a link to the news.com.au article below.
Hasbro has shared a press release with us detailing upcoming Transformers: The Last Knight
releases, including Walmart and ToysRUs exclusives! Among the more fascinating things in the release are Leader Dragonstorm, who is two separate knights in robot mode(!), Infernocus, the upgrade/modification of Beast Hunters Abominus, and the Planet Cybertron figure, which is a beautiful, almost G2 reuse of the Transformers: Cybertron
Primus mold. Keep reading for the full details of these and more releases, with photos!
with information on the Transformers Live Show! Sys-Con Media reports that Hasbro has partnered with DMG Entertainment to create a new Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality experience centered around Transformers. The first of these "digital simulation experience centers" will open in Shanghai this summer, with plans to expand across China over five years. No plans outside of China have yet been announced, but the project is said to be designed "with the global audience in mind." Keep reading for info!
After the recent trademarking of what's believed to be the Bumblebee Movie logo, Hasbro continues preparing for its 2018 cinematic outing with a new trademark reported by Transformers@TheMoon: Bee Vision.
Really, what are the odds this isn't
related to the Bumblebee Movie? With the trademark specifically calling out toy masks as a potential use, it looks like there'll be some type of roleplay-toy gimmick in next year's movie toys. Keep reading for the data!
The website Box Office Pro has posted its analysis of the impending Transformers: The Last Knight
. It's an interesting read, a fairly level-headed look at the internal and external forces that could determine whether TF5 is a success, and how much
of one. Our takeaway: ...there's another Planet of the Apes
film coming out in July? Why?
Anyway, click through for the full rundown.
The 7th Beijing International Film Festival is underway in China, and Paramount was there to promote Transformers: The Last Knight
! In the process of doing so, China.org
reports, Paramount Chairman Jim Gianopulos and President of Worldwide Marketing Megan Colligan revealed the location for an upcoming 10th Anniversary Celebration as well as the Chinese street date for the TF5 toyline. Keep reading for more info!
The LA Times has published an article today talking about Hasbro's forward-looking plans with their feature film business. As we'd heard about previously, Hasbro is planning their own cinematic universe in the style of Marvel's movies, bolstered by the runaway success of the Transformers film series. This article goes in to a little more detail on early plans for that, including a new try at GI Joe. There's also a little bit about next year's Bumblebee-focused spin off movie. Keep reading for select excerpts and a link to the article!
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