Last week we reported that Entertainment Tonight Canada would be airing an exclusive behind the scenes look at Transformers: Age of Extinction. Now, thanks to YouTube user jedz316 we have the clips, which we've embedded below. The clips are mainly interviews with stars Mark Wahlberg and Nicola Peltz, and while no new information regarding the plot is revealed, we do get some behind the scenes footage. Check out the videos embedded below.
Michael Bay wrote:So that brings me to letting Transformers fans know that we have completed our five and half month shoot. We got back from a month long shoot in China. My crew and I had a fantastic time shooting in Hong Kong and Mainland China. It was an amazing experience, and I love the country. My cast was absolutely fantastic, and a very fun group to work with. We are working hard cutting the movie right now. I think the first piece comes out for the Super Bowl and a teaser right after that.
Courtesy of an interview on /Film.com, we now know that Transformers: Age of Extinction will be filmed in full 3D IMAX, the first movie to feature the new type of shooting. Check out the whole interview with IMAX executives here, and check out the relevant robot snippet below!
Up until now, every feature film shot in full IMAX (of which there have been only a handful – The Dark Knight, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, The Dark Knight Rises, Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, Star Trek Into Darkness and now The Hunger Games Catching Fire) has filmed with a 65mm 2D IMAX film camera. IMAX has a 3D film camera available, but most filmmakers find it too big and loud to actually use. (Star Trek Into Darkness is the only of those films to be exhibited in IMAX 3D, but it was post-converted.) It wasn’t until recently that IMAX created a 3D digital camera, which will allow 3D capture in full IMAX. The first filmmaker to use that is Michael Bay on Transformers: Age of Extinction. That camera is much smaller and lighter than the other IMAX 3D cameras and will be used quite a bit in the future. There is no 2D digital IMAX camera, but one is being developed.
After the confirmation, a while back, that Steve Jablonsky will be returning to score Transformers: Age of Extinction, we have another musical tidbit to report. Seibertron.com member mooncake623 has spotted electronic musician and DJ Steve Aoki tweeting about discussing Transformers with Michael Bay - does this mean he will also be contributing to the film's music? Stay tuned (heh) to find out!
Mark your calendars! Transformer fan Donald Grayson contacted Seibertron.com to let us in on a secret: while opening his exclusive Calvin Johnson sneakers/exclusive Generations: Thrilling 30 IDW Megatron, he found a small card, one that teased of "big news" during next year's Superbowl, which will be held on 2 February. Based on previous track records, it is very possible that this is when we will see the first trailer for the much anticipated Age of Extinction film.
Stay tuned to Seibertron.com to emerging details when they arise!
Courtesy of the forums over at 78.dm website, we get a look at three toys from the upcoming movie line. The figures, an armored truck called Duke (probably Hound), a two-headed creature called Paulie (probably Swoop, Strafe or Pteradon) and a Bumblebee called Bumblebee, seem to be Legends or Legion or Scout class, though they could also be very simplified Deluxes. Check out the images below!
Secondly on tonight's agenda, we have the names of the human cast's characters. They are as follows:
*Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager, an inventor.
*Nicola Peltz as Tessa Yeager, Cade's daughter.
*Jack Reynor as Shane Dyson, Tessa's racer boyfriend.
*Stanly Tucci as Stanley, whose role is unknown at this point.
*Sophia Myles as Darcy, a geologist.
*Li Bingbing, who's character goes unnamed and is ominously described as the "CEO of Chinese Transformers".
*Kelsey Grammer as Harold Attinger, who is described by Empire as the "big bad of the non-robot cast".
Rounding out this update, Empire Magazine sheds some light on the setting of Age of Extinction. If you would like to remain spoiler free, this is the end of the article for you. For those who wish to know the outset, continue at your own risk!
=== SPOILER ALERT ===
To paraphrase Empire Magazine, this is what we know: after the third film, the Earth is scarred, and the Transformers have disappeared, but Earth's population remains suspicious of their surroundings, expecting everyday objects to change form and attack them. The Witwicky family has moved on with their lives. When the inventor Cade Yeager unearths an ancient Transformer (a Dinobot, perhaps?), the war between Autobots and Decepticons begins anew.
That about wraps it up for tonight. For those who made it this far, post your thoughts in the Energon Pub! Remember to keep it spoiler free for those who wish to remain so!
ComicBookMovie.com has posted some new production stills from Transformers: Age of Extinction. These are likely from the January issue of Empire Magazine, which features a full article of the film. The images feature stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, and Jack Reynor, Director Michael Bay with a motion capture claw, and the Autobots rolling up on a completely destroyed red vehicle. Check out the images mirrored below.
Empire Magazine has revealed the cover for their January 2014 edition, which gives us our first official look at Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime! This issues hits retail on Thursday and promises to be chock full of Transformers: Age of Extinction goodness. Check out the cover below, and be sure to keep an eye out for this issue.
The January issue of Empire arrives on newsstands both real and virtual this Thursday, and it comes fully loaded with everything you need to know about Transformers: Age Of Extinction. Michael Bay's latest explode-athon graces our cover, and inside is our comprehensive set visit coverage with all the lowdown on what to expect from this new start for the franchise. Check out the cover, and a new and exclusive pic of Bay in action, below.
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