Ultimate Transformers News Source for Age of Extinction, G1, Generations, Beast Hunters, Third Party, and All Figure Reviews, Comics, Games, and Movies
TFormers Transformers News and Reviews

facebook twitter Google+ youtube podcast rss
Age of Extinction
Transformers: Age of Extinction - Set Visit Shows Michael Bay In-Action, New Optimus Prime, More

By BaCon on Thursday, October 03, 2013



Nelson over at Shoot For the Edit has posted a short report with images about his recent Transformers: Age of Extinction set visit to the Chicago filming location. He shares some of the smaller details about what's going on set as well as a few images of the director Micheal Bay behind the desk, as well as how they got the new Optimus Prime trucks, New Cars and more that you can read below now.
As some of you know, I visited the TF4 set in Chicago a couple of weeks ago. I won't bore you with the details, but here are some things I noticed and discovered.

Michael has a totally new crew for this movie (aside from the DP & the AD). Stunt people & drivers, SFX crew, camera crew, and grips. I guess it goes with the whole "fresh" feel and look of TF4.

Michael Bay by Michael Bay Dot Com, on Flickr


The truck company for Optimus Prime in TF 1-2-3 never wanted anything to do with the movie franchise. Before filming the first TF movie, the production crew approach the truck company to see if they could lend them 2 trucks. They said no. The producers then found 2 old rusty 1995 models that barely worked and gave them a paint job that got the job done with a very tight budget for chrome and stuff. This time around, Western Star (a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America) gave them 2 new trucks. No questions asked.

Optimus Prime was painted by West Coast Customs.

Michael Bay by Michael Bay Dot Com, on Flickr


There are 2 of every car, truck, and vehicle in this production (one for back up).

1 Bugatti is owned by a private owner. The other is a loaner from Bugatti.

1 Lamborghini Aventador was purchased by the studio. The other was purchased by Bay (the one with the interior shots in the movie).

1 vintage 1967 Camaro SS (BumbleBee) is owned by the studio, the other by Bay.

Optimus and BumbleBee GGI renders are still being tweaked. Optimus looks grand and BB looks sleek, refined and badass.

Michael Bay by Michael Bay Dot Com, on Flickr


Bay showed me a 5 min sizzle reel. It was f-ing amazing. After I saw it, he asked me "Kinda boring eh?" I think with all the pressure he's got, deprecating himself is his idea of humor. It also probably makes him strive more towards creating a kick-ass movie.

Michael Bay by Michael Bay Dot Com, on Flickr


In the picture above you can see BumbleBee's head (paper weight) made of car parts (gears and stuff).

All the catering trucks have California license plates, I wonder why? I wonder if the local catering companies got tossed because of the leaked call sheet? Some how the food is better this time around (IMO).

Stay tuned to Tformers.com for more details as they are made available. Your best resource for all the Transformers news and community every day.




Facebook Social Comments
Please choose which type of comments you would like to see:
« Facebook Social or Tformers Members »
NOTE: You must have cookies enabled to retain these settings.

More Age of Extinction News
The XMas goodies are already arriving at CostCo in the San Francisco Bay Area with the arrival of the Bumblebee Lite [Light?] Guardian by Tech 4 Kids. The people who brought us Mash Em's and other AOE licensed items. This is night light accessory aimed at young children who apparently cannot spell yet. This was on display with their Liteforce collection that includes Marvel Spiderman and My Little Pony that are on sale for $9.99.
The official TakaraTomy Twitter account for Transformers has posted new images of Lost Age LA-13 Battle Attack Nemesis Prime. The appropriately numbered figure is a recolor of Power Attackers Optimus Prime, and frankly looks a little underdecorated, even by the standards of the kids-line TF4 toys and the standards of other Nemeses Prime. Keep reading to see for yourself!
The Future Exhibits page of the Indianapolis Children's Museum's website has a listing for a Transformers exhibit scheduled to run between March and July of 2015. From the description, it's going to spotlight the process of creating Transformers figures, much like the exhibit currently in Rhode Island. Keep reading to see the description and get a link to the museum's website!
Prime 1 Studio is proud to present MMTFM-05 Grimlock & Optimus prime Transformers Statue,The ultimate team up! Together in battle for the Epic final confrontation to save the human race from extinction. MMTFM-05 Grimlock & Optimus Prime Version specially is approximately 89cm L x 35cm W x 60cm H in size and has LED eyes light up function,, LED Mouth light up function, and LED Base light up function. Read on for more details.
In advance of tomorrow's digital release of Age of Extinction and the home video release in two weeks, USAToday has posted an exclusive featurette showing some of the filming process- namely, the part of the process that involves things exploding. One crewmember boasts of "ten or twelve pounds of black powder" per shot, and actors and crew alike express their surprise at the scope of the practical effects. Keep reading to see the video!









Tfieds.com - Buy, sell and trade toys, comics and games












ENI
About
Entertainment News International (ENI) is the popular culture network for fans all around the world. Get the scoop on all the popular comics, games, movies, toys, and more every day!
Sites
Action Figures
Comics
Classifieds
Entertainment
Reset Nation
 
Marvel
Podcasts
Star Wars
Transformers
Links
Support
This site and content are copyright © 2014 Entertainment News International - All other rights revert to their lawful owners
This website is provided for the general public as an information and entertainment resource. If you feel this site has infringed on your legal rights, please contact us