Sequel Bits: ‘Transformers: The Last Knight,’ ‘Star Trek Beyond,’ ‘Jason Bourne,’ ‘Deadpool 2,’ ‘Saw: Legacy’
Posted on Thursday, July 7th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
In today’s edition of Sequel Bits:
- Transformers: The Last Knight goes to Detroit, blows stuff up.
- A look at the visual effects of Star Trek Beyond.
- Jackie Chan joins The Nut Job 2.
- A new Jason Bourne TV spots teases a wider conspiracy.
- Ryan Reynolds shares an excellent (fan-made) poster for Deadpool 2.
- Saw: Legacy is looking to start filming later this year.
- John Turturro still wants to make that The Big Lebowski spin-off.
Filming on Transformers: The Last Knight has moved to Detroit’s Packard Plant and a whole bunch of images, both official and unofficial, have shown up online. For a galley of unofficial stuff snapped by passers-by, Transformer World has got you covered. It’s all fairly typical of a Transformers movie and you probably know whether or not this is your thing by now.
The Transformers movie Instagram page also offered a look at the set, starting with this brief video featuring young star Isabela Moner navigating a train car that has, uh, seen better days.
Fourth of July people! #transformers A photo posted by Michael Bay (@michaelbay) on
And then there’s this dynamic set pic, which drives home the fact that yes, this is very much a Michael Bay movie. Say what you want about the man, but few modern filmmakers showcase this kind of giddy love for enormous practical explosions and mayhem.
Finally, Bay shared this photo of himself on set as his crew rigs up some kind of car-related stunt. I have no idea where this going exactly, but I think we can all agree that neither of this automobiles will be driving away from this scene intact.
— #JasonBourne (@jasonbourne) July 5, 2016
Sure, The Bourne Ultimatum did a pretty fine job of seemingly wrapping up every loose end around Jason Bourne’s dark and secretive history, but as this new TV spot for Jason Bourne proves, there is somehow even more to this conspiracy. It seems that Tommy Lee Jones’ character has a few dark secrets about what happened to Bourne’s father, which is seemingly the only excuse this seemingly retired spy needs to leap back into action and start breaking necks again.
Trek Movie has shared a few quotes from Star Trek Beyond VFX supervisor Peter Chiang about his work on Justin Lin’s new film and they’re good stuff. For example, here’s how they developed the new look for warp drive, a nifty “bubble” effect that we saw in the most recent trailer:
Right from the outset, I was presenting Justin with ideas on how this could look, we did studies on how light is bent by gravitational lensing, then looked at high-speed shooting of 3000 to 4000 fps to see how bullets create a wake as they travel through water. We also scrutinized images of planes and their vapor trails as they go beyond the sound barrier. I imagined multiple shock waves building up and stacking on one another, forming this layer ahead of the vessel. That tells us we’re traveling at high speed and gives a dimensional quality to it.
You can read more quotes, including details on how they redesigned aspects of the Enterprise, at the link above.
The Nut Job was a modest success when it opened in 2014, grossing $120 million worldwide and becoming one of the most successful independent animated films of all time. So of course The Nut Job 2 is in production and of course it will follow in the footsteps of its predecessor and cast a bunch of celebrities as the talking animals who drive the story. Deadline reports that Jackie Chan is the latest addition to the cast and he will play “Mr. Feng, the highly territorial leader of a gang of city mice.” Sure, why not? Anyway, here’s how Deadline describes the plot of the sequel:
The sequel follows the adventures of Surly Squirrel when the evil mayor of Oakton decides to bulldoze Liberty Park and build a dangerous amusement park in its place. Surly and his ragtag group of animal friends need to band together to save their home, defeat the mayor, and take back the park.