Director Michael Bay and his Transformers movies just can’t catch a break. Who could forget when star Shia LaBeouf got badly injured making Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen? Or when a female extra was left with brain damage after an accident during filming of the third film in Chicago? (She recently filed a lawsuit against the production.) Well, the hits just keep on coming. Literally. Monday afternoon, a Washington D.C. police officer responding to an emergency call narrowly missed crashing into Optimus Prime before slamming into Bumblebee on the set of the Transformers: The Dark of the Moon and it was beautifully caught on tape by a local news team. We’ve got the video and details after the jump but there’s no word if the Decpticons were behind the accident. Read More »
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Months ago, we heard that the opening of the third Transformers film would partially take place on the moon, and now there’s a full title for the film that helps the opening make more sense. According to Seibertron and some Amazon listings, and confirmed by Collider, the title of the film is Transformers: The Dark of the Moon. Sshh…no one tell Pink Floyd. Read More »
This isn’t really a news story, just something to pass along that fans of Transformers might get a kick out of. Last time Shia LaBeouf talked about the quality level of the series, he admitted that the second film wasn’t quite up to snuff. “When I saw the second movie, I wasn’t impressed with what we did,” LaBeouf said. “There were some really wild stunts in it, but the heart was gone…we got lost.”
At the time, LaBeouf promised the craziest action movie ever in Transformers 3. And now, with a chunk of the film in the can, the actor is again promising a more impressive achievement out of this chapter. Read More »
We already knew that the space race between the United States and Russia was going to be a major plot point in Transformers 3. But leave it to director Michael Bay to take that fact to a whole new level. Next year’s blockbuster 3D sequel will be shooting on and around NASA’s Discovery space shuttle at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida beginning Wednesday. We’ve already seen photos of the production, which stars Shia LaBeouf and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, in Chicago and Los Angeles and, with Discovery being prepped for a November 1 launch, the huge scope of the film is once again coming into focus.
Transformers 3 is scheduled for release July 1, 2011. Hit the jump to read everything we already know about the film as well as more details on the Discovery shoot. Read More »
Glenn Morshower, best known as secret service agent Aaron Pierce on the fox television series 24, is set to return for Transformers 3. Morshower is one of director Michael Bay‘s favorite actors, and has appeared in both of the films thus far. Glenn appeared in the original movie as a military Sargent at the US Soccent, but was killed in the assault by Decepticon Blackout. He was asked to return for the sequel and his new role was named after him. In Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Glenn played “General Morshower.” The actor’s official website confirms that he is playing a role in the new film, although his role is unknown at this time. I’m sure it’s military related.
Morshower has also appeared in Bay’s Pearl Harbor as RAdm. William F. ‘Bull’ Halsey Jr. and The Island as “Medical Courier.”
In May, it was reported that Firefly and Dollhouse star Alan Tudyk had joined the cast of Transformers 3, but details about his role were being kept under wraps.We now have details about what character Tudyk plays in the threequel, and don’t worry — it isn’t a spoiler. Details after the jump.
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Michael Bay and crew are still shooting Transformers 3 in Chicago, and a lot of photos and video of the cool on-location destruction, explosions, vehicles and imagery have been released online since the last time we checked in. Hit the jump to see for yourself.
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We’ve known for a couple months now that Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley would be taking over as the love interest for the third entry of Michael Bay‘s Transformers series, and have even got a few glimpses at her showing off her assets on set. But there still hasn’t been any explanation as to what her place in the film would be, or if her cleavage’s screen time would be able to compete with that of Megan Fox.
Finally, we have a little bit of insight into what character she’ll be playing. No word on the cleavage yet though. Learn more about Whiteley’s character’s affiliation with the Transformers mythology after the break. Read More »