A recent feature list on the online version of Rolling Stone sought to line up the ten worst films of 2017, Many choices seemed quite fitting, with few at least marginally surprising even just for where they scored on the list, if not their presence there to start with. But it's probably not that much of a leap that they gave the number one spot on the list to none other than Transformers: The Last Knight
. While some fans might point to it as being on the better end of the series, that speaks very little for its quality in the larger arena of movies in general. Keep reading for a quick excerpt and link back to the Rolling Stone page.
Paramount Home Media Distribution today unveiled a free augmented reality experience for iOS app users, coinciding with the release of Transformers: The Last Knight on 4K Ultra HD. Created by Viacoms VR team Viacom NEXT using Apple ARKit technology, the app incorporates content from the latest film in the blockbuster series, Transformers: The Last Knight.
Just when many wondered if the Comicbook Movie party was running out. Paramount and Hasbro are doubling down on their plans for Allspark Pictures. According to Variety Online, starting in 2018 the studio will be headed by Greg Mooradian, currently at Fox 2000, who produced films for Paramount prior to 2013.
The BIG news is Paramount wants to get behind Hasbro property productions. Moving from their current role in distribution to helping finance and develop a full-fledged studio with productions to rival Disney's Marvel Studios.
The speculation, though hardly doubtful, over the Sector 7 role wrestler / actor John Cena would be playing in the new Transformers Bumblebee spin-off movie has been confirmed by John himself. Posting on Twitter about his working a "A full day in Sector 7" on the set that has kept him away from his Wrestling duties.
So, yet another slice in the whatever-pie that the code named "Brighton Falls" may be. Part teen summer frenzy, part wanna-be sidekick robot coming into his own, part government anti-alien covert-operations, part why would anyone want to see this at Christmas time, with mostly everyone losing hope really fast.
Thanks to a video interview posted by Ramdeen Productions, we have word from Peter Cullen himself that he be taking the helm as the voice of Optimus Prime in the 2018 Transformers Bumblebee Brighton Falls film that is production now. While is has been said the film would not feature other robots, it seems impossible to do so with ol' Prime give the boy a talkin' to at some point in the film. And where there's Autobots, there's Decepticons. Surely more bots are meets the eyes in this teen-filled Transformers movie.
Sonoma News is reporting that Paramount Pictures is casting local talent for the new Transformers Bumblebee: Brighton Falls film that has begun shooting in San Rafael, California recently.
The report says production will continue along the North Coast with shooting scheduled for additional locations such as the Marin Headlands, Mare Island and Vallejo and a possible wrap in September at Santa Cruz, California.
The casting call is looking for mostly younger talent as well as other roles and extras. Read the full details on the casting call below.
Confirming a job listing by Boulder Media earlier this week and long-ago reports of plans stemming from the fables TFCU Writers' Room, Hasbro announced in today's investor meeting that a CGI Transformers
movie is in the works! Set in the current film continuity but with no firm release date, it is part of a larger commitment by Hasbro to release one animated movie a year. Keep reading for details!
It is about time all those axes swinging around "Transformers: The Last Knight" lobbed off some heads. in this case, those of Akiva Goldsman, and the Writer's Room altogether according to Forbes magazine. Apparently, the fans were not the only ones pointing fingers after "The Last Knight" failed to impress USA movie goers. Even though it managed to keep slowly building what is a not bad $500+ million box office take that many films could only dream about - heads rolled.
They say truth is stranger than fiction, and when word comes down the pipe from Variety that the "Bumblebee" movie will be going head to head with "Aquaman" in the theaters, it is not hard to hear the echo from Big Bang Theory: "Aquaman Sucks!"
Sure, good for a laugh. But there's a certain irony here that is more than Meets the Eye. Arguably, these franchise characters both share a sort of disdain from the fandom, followed by an intense puzzlement as to why they are being forced into the spotlight, regardless of the uproar from fans.
Boulder Media has posted a job listing a 3D CG Supervisor for an unspecified animated movie. A subsidiary of Hasbro Entertainment, up to now Boulder has largely worked in the television field. But it appears they're gearing up for a movie, which they say will be the first produced entirely in Ireland. So, what's the property? They don't say, but it's listed as a "very well-known Hasbro property." There's quite a few of those... but about two years ago we did get some news that may tie into this. Keep reading for details!
reports that actress Pamela Adlon - recent Emmy winner for her show Better Things,
and voice of Bobby Hill on King Of The Hill
among many others- is in talks to join the cast of Transformers Universe: Bumblebee.
Adlon is presumed to be up for the role of the mother of the Hailee Steinfeld character, and hopefully we'll learn more about the film soon. Keep reading for an excerpt from the announcement.
According to the LA Times, the next foray into the Transformers Movie Universe will get a record $22 Million tax credit for shooting the movie entirely in California, USA. The money comes from what is being called a "state program aimed at curbing so-called runaway production."
Is it just me, or does it seem odd WE the people should foot the bill for productions that all the profit goes back to the studio? California is not alone, Michigan and other states have provided these incentive before. The idea being, these productions will bring jobs and income to the state.
The Hollywood Reporter
has posted an account of a Chinese screening they attended for Transformers: The Last Knight
- and the report doesn't sound too encouraging. We'd already heard that box office results were looking disappointing as compared to Transformers: Age of Extinction
, but it seems the token efforts made to localize the movie to China and engage in local product placement were the most amusing parts of the film for Shanghai audiences. Keep reading for more details.
WHY oh why didn't Optimus Prime stay on Cybertron?!?! Not that it would have saved Transformers The Last Knight from itself. So many of us wanted to love these movies, but the Bayhem would not be denied. Which, wasn't enough to bring out the fans for a 5th time, even in China. Where Forbes Magazine is reporting the movie has plummeted 78% from its opening last weekend. Paramount cares, but no one else seems to as the crash, bang, boom formula has effectively been run into the ground.
Fans of the Transformers movie franchise will finally know what its like to battle a Decepticon up close and personal, as film director Michael Bay takes VR to the next level with Transformers: The Last Knight VR Experience, Friday, June 30 for a limited time, free of charge, only in the IMAX VR centres at AMC Kips Bay 15 in New York City and across from The Grove in Los Angeles and in select AMC Theatres lobbies.
The Boxoffice numbers are rolling in for the extended weekend that Paramount always uses to prop up their weekend numbers. Starting on Tuesday, the earliest for the Franchise yet. The film has been slow on the uptake with a mere $40 million in sales in North America. Fans in Asia are taking up the slack with a good turnout that has lifted the 5th movie another $123 Million from China alone. With the rest of the International markets leading Paramount to a hopeful $300 million, recovering the $217 Million it cost to make the movie. Read more from report in Variety.
Despite the premiere happening right now, there have already been advance screenings of Transformers: The Last Knight
. And Radio Free Cybertron's own Brian Kilby
has seen it! His spoiler-free review is positive, and most surprisingly says that most of the rough edges we've come to associate with the Transformers film franchise are not present here. Keep reading for a sample plus a link to the full review in both text and audio formats!
According to the T-mobile Tuesdays site. T-Mobile users, take notice! You can see the Transformers The Last Knight next Tuesday 6/20 for only $4 via their T-Mobile Tuesdays promotion. Members can download the special App for Apple or Android to get this special deal and many others!