In August 2013, I flew to Detroit Michigan to visit the set of Michael Bay‘s Transformers 4: Age of Extinction. You can read about what I learned on the visit here. While on set, we also got a chance to talk to the cast and crew. We’ll be posting those interviews throughout the week. First up is our roundtable interview with director Michael Bay. We were able to grab some time with the director in between shots as the crew reloaded explosives and reconfigured elaborate tentpole action set-ups. He got pulled away a couple times for production, so some of his answers end abruptly. That said, it’s a good interview and a great glimpse inside the mind of one of the biggest working action directors of our time (or should I say of our age?). Read our Michael Bay Transformers 4 interview after the jump.
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In August 2013, I flew to Detroit to visit the set of Michael Bay‘s Transformers: Age of Extinction. The production turned a few blocks of downtown Detroit into Hong Kong for an explosive climactic action sequence. After the jump, you can find out everything I learned while visiting the Transformers 4 set. We will be publishing our roundtable interviews with the cast and crew spread throughout the week. Read an account of over 40 things I learned on the Transformers 4 set visit after the jump.
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Not only will Michael Bay‘s Transformers: Age of Extinction reintroduce the world to Optimus Prime and his pals, it’s the first film ever shot with a brand new camera. Bay used the IMAX 3D Digital Camera, a compact, fully-integrated dual 65mm 4K digital large-format 3D tool that allowed the director to capture massive IMAX images in native 3D.
Below, watch a featurette on the camera and read some more facts about this revolutionary piece of technology. Read More »
Michael Bay‘s fourth Transformers movie opens in just a couple weeks, and Paramount has yet to really show the film publicly, or even in critic screenings. Instead, the studio is dropping a steady stream of TV spots featuring new footage, and even a clip or two. Below, you can watch a Transformers: Age of Extinction clip in which Mark Wahlberg does some heavy acting opposite a threatening Kelsey Grammer. Then check out two TV spots, one of which is a minute-long affair. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, May 29th, 2014 by Angie Han
Lots of things to see in this edition of Sequel Bits. After the jump:
- See a Transformers viral video and prepare for another trailer
- Michael Bay comments on the cool cars in Transformers 4
- 22 Jump Street gets another clip and another featurette
- Check out the trailer for Steve Coogan‘s The Trip to Italy
- Another Trailer Park Boys movie opens in the U.S. this fall
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Robert Rodriguez talk Sin City 2
- Here’s the Sin City 2 poster that was too hot for the MPAA
- Here’s the Dolphin Tale 2 poster that was just fine with the MPAA
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Posted on Monday, May 19th, 2014 by Angie Han
Hot on the heels of the new Transformers: Age of Extinction domestic trailer, we have the new Transformers: Age of Extinction international trailer. This one places slightly more emphasis on the humans who get caught up in the alien robot saga, including Mark Wahlberg‘s Cade Yeager and his daughter Tessa (Nicola Peltz).
Not too much, mind you. This is still a Transformers movie, so the focus is still on all the dino-robot-alien action. But enough to add some humor to the proceedings. Check it out after the jump. Read More »
In the first trailer for Transformers: Age of Extinction, we met Mark Wahlberg and his family, and watched as he revived the wreck of Optimus Prime. In this one, Prime speaks up , and starts to explain the plot. He tells us enough to get the trailer moving with big explosions and craziness, and eventually gets around to insisting that he needs a new army, just before we see him ride into a city astride the Dinobot Grimlock. Check out the new Transformers 4 trailer, with new dinobot action included, below. Read More »
For his poster for Michael Bay‘s The Rock, poster artist Patrick Connan did more than his best. He’s going home to you-know-what the prom queen.
The Hero Complex Gallery will release Connan’s super cool poster for the 1996 action film, starring Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery and Ed Harris on Wednesday May 14. Check out full images of The Rock poster below. Read More »
Three new Transformers 4 photos have been released and they finally let us zoom in on the Autobots. In Transformers: Age of Extinction, the transformers are in hiding after the public perception of them turns. This will surely change, though, once the Decepticons start to unravel a dastardly plot and the robots in disguise are needed to save the world.
In previous photos from the Michael Bay film, we’ve seen leader Optimus Prime with his brand new sword, but apparently his loyal soldier Bumblebee has a new gun too as well as some Chinese stars. Both are cool winks to classic toys that made the Transformers so popular in the first place.
Below, check out the new weapons and a lot more in the six latest Transformers 4 photos.
UPDATE: We’ve also uploaded a new poster. Read More »