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Transformers 3 Budget Hits $400M, Still Going; Hardcore Eddie Character Detailed
bwbm - Wednesday, September 01, 2010


Lestor Speight, who stars as Hardcore Eddie alongside Tyrese Gibson (USAF Retired Master Sergeant Robert Epps) in Transformers 3, has revealed that the film has surpassed Titanic as the largest budgeted film ever, and also revealed additional information on his character.

Speaking with Movie Mikes, Mr. Speight says that Transformers 3 surpassed the $400 Million mark and is "still going north!"

In comparison, Transformers cost $150M and Revenge of the Fallen was budgeted at $300M.

Each film easily eclipsed their budgets at the box office, so it is not surprising Paramount Pictures gave Director Michael Bay more money to play with this time around.

Mr. Speight also provided additional information on his character Hardcore Eddie, which is an old friend of Epps' father.

"Robert Epps calls me in. I was in a war with his father," he says.

"I always told his dad I would look out for him and watch his back. I am doing all the heavy shooting, rocket launchers and kicking ass. Hardcore Eddie is old school soldier who has seen it all and done it all. I am just kicking ass and blowing up shit. Michael (Bay) just created such a great character."


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robo_rob
2010-09-02
1:40 pm

[url=" (link) Never mind guys, looks like all this talk was for nothing. 
Skorponok's Skorpions
2010-09-02
10:38 am

It's not that I hate the films, it's just that 400 million is a little too much in my mind. 
robo_rob
2010-09-02
2:37 am

Aw guys, we can argue about how good/bad the movies are all day and how much the fans hate/love them. But at the end of the day, they make a of money. Which is the entire point of the people who make them (Hasbro and Takara too). So at this point, it can't be too big of a stretch of the imagin... read more 
Destron
2010-09-02
12:30 am

Hollywood hasn't had monkey movie for awhile... You should sell the rights to it. Have Joey Lawrence be your main character seeing that he needs a sequel to his last monkey movie that he made. Give everyone on this forum that $400 million and I bet you we'll spend better and wiser... ... read more 
MikePrime
2010-09-01
10:29 pm

All of those pictures we got from the Chicago movie shoot had a lot debris in them, so I think you will get your wish. 
Lord_Onslaught
2010-09-01
10:28 pm

I would pay $20 for 2 hours straight of robots duking it out in an all out brawl. I just hope they don't destroy LA or New York City, those cities always get destroyed. Time for some new ones to be destroyed 
Blitz-Wing
2010-09-01
10:06 pm

Yeah, film making and petroleum is where it's at... unless you went to work for BP 
robo_rob
2010-09-01
9:26 pm

Like I said, maybe I'm in the wrong business.  
PuertoRiCON
2010-09-01
7:56 pm

The movie business does put people to work though. It isn't only the Hollywood types who make money off of the film industry. Local business, caterers, drivers, restaurants, etc... all see some of the money a Big Budget production pulls in. This is great for the economies of Chicago, Detroit, D... read more 
robo_rob
2010-09-01
7:16 pm

It's funny, the world is in a massive economical crisis that's effecting the lives of billions. Yet movie studios can throw around hundreds of millions of dollars on a toy commercial. Maybe I'm in the wrong business. 
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