Posted on Friday, April 11th, 2014 by Angie Han
Here’s hoping you like the next Transformers movie, because there’s going to be a lot more where that came from. Michael Bay reiterated in a recent interview that Transformers: Age of Extinction is intended as the beginning of a new trilogy, though he wouldn’t confirm whether or not he plans to direct the other installments.
To help fans navigate this new Transformers trilogy, Bay also spilled some details on some of the fresh faces we’ll be seeing in the film, and shared a new photo of Dinobot Grimlock. Hit the jump for a new photo and lots of new details.
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Paramount Pictures has released a new poster for Transformers: Age of Extinction. The new one-sheet seems to promise giant scale effects for the upcoming Michael Bay-directed sequel/reboot. Check out the Transformers Age of Extinction poster in full after the jump.
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Project Almanac, the found-footage time travel film formerly called Almanac and Welcome to Yesterday, has been given a new release window. Paramount announced the film, directed by Dean Israelite and produced by Michael Bay, will now be released in January 2015, almost a year after its original February 2014 release date. Read More »
Pain and Gain aside, Michael Bay has been in the world of Transformers for eight years now. Eight years. That’s almost a decade removed from the Michael Bay of old. Long gone are the days of the high-concept Michael Bay action films like Bad Boys, The Rock or Armageddon. Even The Island, Pearl Harbor and Bad Boys II are a distant memory. Yet that memory may once again become a reality in in the coming years. Paramount Pictures just picked up an untitled adventure film pitch, written by Tom Wheeler and Robbie Thompson. It is being developed by Platinum Dunes with an eye on Bay directing. Read More »
Michael Bay‘s Transformers: Age of Extinction is the first feature length film shot with full screen, IMAX 3D cameras. It’s one of two features being released in full IMAX this year (the other being Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar) and to promote that fact, Paramount has just released a Transformers 4 IMAX poster.
This is a poster all about scale and you can check it out below. Read More »
Here’s the first full Transformers: Age of Extinction trailer, which comes directly from director Michael Bay. This follows on the release of the long Super Bowl spot, and uses some of the same footage but offers a few more clues about what’s up with the story.
Posters for the film proclaim that “the rules have changed,” and that big gun in Wahlberg’s hands certainly suggests one difference between this sequel and the films that went before it.
Check out the trailer below for more action and some teasing glimpses at what to expect out of this fourth film. Read More »
A remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds has been in development for a long time. Martin Campbell was attached at one point, but for about five years, the idea has sat on a shelf picking up dust. Until today. Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Mandalay Bay just hired Dutch director Diederik Van Rooijen to helm The Birds remake, the most recent draft of which was written by Jonathan Herman. Naomi Watts was once attached, but no longer. Read More »
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In today’s Hollywood, violence is complicated topic. A single violent scene in an otherwise timid movie, if shot in a graphic way, can get a film an R rating. On the other hand, if the violence isn’t graphic, a filmmaker can kill millions of people and get a PG-13. Is one worse than the other? Is the death of many, if it shown without blood, less frightening than the gory death of one?
This issue comes to light most often in blockbuster movies. Films like Man of Steel or The Avengers contain wanton destruction, yet are considered family-friendly due their rating and genre. It’s with that knowledge actor Titus Welliver, best known for being the Man in Black on Lost, probably said the following about his upcoming film, Transformers: Age of Extinction. He called the film darker and said “it’s not a kids movie, I’ll tell you that much.” Read More »