Dwayne Johnson, AKA "The Rock" has updated his twitter account with an interesting little big of information that he could have been in two Hasbro property films. Appearently, he was Michael Bay's first choice for the lead in Transformers 4. He was unable to accept the role due to production conflcts with his role in the new Hercules movie. Subsequently, as we know how the role was given Mark Wahlberg instead who was his co-star in Bay's "Pain & Gain" that is in theaters now. See the tweet below for the full reveal now.
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.
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.
Hollywood Reportere caught up with Irish actor Jack Raynor who is in New York for the Tribeca Film Festival, promoting "What Richard Did" Raynor makes some comments about getting the part in Transformers 4 and how different this is going to be from the other movies saying "I think we’re going to make a definitive step away from the previous movies..." Read more from Jack Raynor on Transformers 4 below.
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:
“We’re going to be shooting at stages, we’re going to be shooting around the city, we’re 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.
French Canadian entertainment blog Canoe has published an exclusive QMI Agency interview with the Transformers 4 director Michael Bay. He talks about the Transformers production he's working now when he reveals "I designed two hours 7 minutes..." for the fourth film's timeline that could make this the shortest of the Transformers movies yet. It also reveals shooting on the 4th movie will being in Hong Kong in just five weeks. Read the translated article via google.
Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Transformers™: The Ride-3D,” heralded as the iconic theme park’s most ambitious ride ever, was honored for “Outstanding Achievement” in the “Attraction” category by the industry’s highly regarded Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) during the recent 19th Annual Thea Awards. The Thea Award follows the ride’s 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.
Having announced plans in early April for Transformers 4 to be a Chinese co-production involving the inclusion of some Chinese content, Paramount Pictures has now gone one step further in shaping the project along Chinese lines – by casting its Chinese roles through a reality television show, one of the most popular forms of entertainment in the country. Launched at a press conference in Beijing on Thursday, the Transformers 4 Chinese Actor Talent Search will be a new talent competition television show in which the four winners – two with professional acting experience, two without – will be granted roles in the next entry of the franchise.
Working the press for his new movie Pain and Gain that is out this week, Micheal Bay has let the New York Time know that Transformers 4 production that begun and gives up a bit of news on what we will see. ILM have started work on the CGI animation production, according to Bay they are working on a Robot versus Robot battle that is said to take place in an a city that is unnamed at this time. Read the quote on the details below from Michael Bay on the Transformers 4 action now.
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.
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.
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 Moon’s 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. That’s right, as in the Go-Bot. Hasbro has owned the Go-Bots since 1991. Is this the “It’s 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.
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