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Megan Fox: Transformers 2 Is Crazier

Transformers News: Megan Fox: Transformers 2 Is Crazier
Date: Wednesday, July 16th 2008 12:46pm CDT
Categories: Interviews, Media, Movie News, People News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Johndoe4880 and Scifi.com

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johndoe4880 has informed us about a new article on Scifi.com featuring an interview with Megan Fox. Here is what the article said:


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Megan Fox told SCI FI Wire that the movie is crazier than the first one in terms of action "by like a hundred."

I'm doing good," Fox said in an interview in Santa Monica, Calif., on July 14. "I've had like four injuries so far. So I'm accumulating the injuries and just going on with it. It's fun. It's what it is. It's a Michael Bay movie."

Part of that is being tossed around in the same yellow Camaro as in the first film, Fox said. "There's a different Bumblebee, the yellow one that you see in the movie, that we drive," she said, adding: "I don't drive it, but it drives at like 120 miles an hour, and we're in it with no seat belts or harnesses or anything. It's, if we die, we die, all in the name of Transformers (laughs)."


The sequel picks up the story of Mikaela and Sam Witwicky (again played by Shia LaBeouf) two years after they met. "It's sort of like a jump," Fox said. "It's two years from when you last saw us, obviously, because it's matching with when the movie comes out. We're college age, and our relationship ... we just get together in the last one. And so you miss all of that new relationship. There's no love scenes, no big hookup in the end. That's all, sort of, in the past. Because we've been together for years now. So we're just together, hanging out, doing what we got to do to ... That's all I can say!"

Fox allowed that Mikaela has remained in Los Angeles while Sam has gone off to college in the east.

"We're shooting in L.A. for the next few weeks," Fox said. "We were in Philadelphia and New Jersey on the East Coast. We're only now in our fifth week of filming, so we're here for a few weeks. ... I'm not in college. Shia's character's in college. I'm back home."

But do they eventually wind up in the same place? "Yeah, we do," she said with a smile.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is slated for release on June 26, 2009.


Read the article for yourself at Scifi.com.

10 Questions with the "Incredible" Jeffrey Brown

Transformers News: 10 Questions with the "Incredible" Jeffrey Brown
Date: Tuesday, July 15th 2008 8:22pm CDT
Categories: Interviews, People News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Jeffrey Brown

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This is First Gen here with a Seibertron.com exclusive interview with
"Incredible Change-bots" creator, Jeffrey Brown. Mr. Brown thanks for taking the time to talk with us.

Jeffrey Brown - Of course, happy to do it.




FG - First off, I have to ask: would you call yourself a Transformers fan or a Gobots fan? The book itself covers both facets so well it’s hard to determine.


J.B- I would fall more on the Transformers side, definitely. I had a few GoBots, but they never seemed as available at stores, and the Transformers cartoon cemented my loyalty on their side. Still, the GoBots song was just as catchy as the Transformers song. With the book I was interested in parodying the whole idea of robots changing into vehicles and didn't want to make it too Transformers-specific, so the story would still stand on its own if you weren't as familiar with the Transformers mythology.


FG - Indeed it does. Along the lines of comedy, it fits in well with the rest of your work like Clumsy and I am going to be small, but you went from people and what seemed like everyday life to form changing robots. What inspired you to pursue this kind of book?


J.B. - Well, I grew up reading comics, and my dream was to draw for Marvel, who of course put out the original Transformers comics. I've always been a science fiction and fantasy fan, and even though I drifted away from that at times, it's also always stayed with me. There's just something more fun sometimes about indulging in that sort of geeky side, and it's still possible to throw in some parts that reference real life at the same time. It also balances out what most people think of as the more 'serious' work, and keeps me from getting too self involved with the autobiographical projects.


FG - One of the most standout differences from your previous works to the Incredible Change-bots is the fact that it's a full color comic. You established your writing capabilities and humor in your previous black and white books, what made you want to do this book in full color?





J.B. - I'd started experimenting with color around the time I was getting ready to finally do the book, and it just made sense. If there was ever good place to do my first full color book, it was with a bunch of shape changing robot vehicles. I still prefer drawing in black and white, and I tend to feel like adding color isn't necessary unless it really adds something to the work. I think this book really benefits from the color.


FG - One thing I noticed right away was the similarities and differences you did with the colors of the ‘Bots’. In some instances you can see the direct homage for a particular Transformers or Gobots character and in others you see a big difference, like Big Rig for example. Did you find yourself trying to stay away from what's already been done by doing that or was it just how you envisioned the characters?


J.B - With Big Rig I just thought it'd be funny to have him be a funny, gaudy orange rather than the kind of noble red, and Rusty being orange had to do with my theory that every extra or minor character with red hair in a film is named 'Rusty' in the credits. After that, I just tried to balance it out, have a bunch of different colors, and it just kind of depended on whatever felt right.


FG - Another thing I noticed is that James 'Monkeywrench' Hawking bears a striking resemblance to the lead character in Clumsy. Was this a way of getting yourself in the comic or just a coincidence in drawing habits?


J.B. - It has to do with how I draw - my basic style reduces the human figure to such a point where it's harder to make characters into caricatures with more subtly identifiable faces, so everyone is kind of built on this same template. At the same time, I wrote the book just as my own son was born and over the first few months after his birth, so there's definitely also a bit of thinking about myself as a father and making parallels there sometimes. I guess the Change-Bots themselves are my most identifiable characters!


FG - Speaking of identifiable characters, how did you feel when you found out Devil’s Due Publishing was making the Balls and Microwave action figures?

J.B. - I had met so many of the guys at Devil's Due at various points - artist Tim Seeley lives right around the corner from me, even, and we shop at the same comic shop, and had been invited to stop by and visit them here in Chicago several times before I finally made it over there. That first time I visited them was when they brought up the idea of doing the Change-Bots toys. At first I thought they were just thinking out loud, like, 'It'd be cool if there were toys of these guys, huh?' and when I realized they were serious, I got really excited about the idea. I've always wanted to have my own toys or toys of something I've created, but to have it actually happen is great.





FG - Did you ever think that the Incredible Change-bots would get to this level of popularity?


J.B. - I thought it had the potential, but I'm always surprised and flattered when something I've made has an impact on the world of any sort - I feel very lucky about the extent to which people have responded to my work. With the Change-Bots, it's probably the most developed narrative of any of my books, and the characters really started to take on lives of their own by the end of the book, and I started to think that the book could do really well on its own, even aside from piggybacking on the Transformers or something, even though I figured people who grew up with the old Transformers cartoons like I did would get a kick out of this kind of tribute/parody.


FG - So it's over a year later and the ‘Bots’ figures will be hitting the shelves in September 2008. Are there any other plans for the Incredible Change-bots?


J.B. - Yeah, I'll be working on some new Change-Bots stories for an issue of my "Sulk" comic book series with Top Shelf for sometime probably late next year. That issue will also probably print some of the drawings I did for the Change-Bots fan club - before the offer expired, I did around a hundred drawings for the club, each of which was like a stand-alone panel, so I'd like to print the best of those. And if the first vinyl figures of Balls and Microwave do well, Devil's Due may do some of the other characters.


FG - Would you mind letting the Seibertron.com community know what you're doing now?


J.B. - Right now I'm working on "Funny Misshapen Body", a collection of autobiographical comics that will all together tell how I ended up becoming a cartoonist rather than a painter, following my time in high school through art school. I'm behind schedule on finishing it, so right now it's where the majority of my focus and energy is.


FG - Well, we know about Top Shelf Comix, is there any other site or place that fans can get to see what’s going on in you're world?


J.B. - I've got a website in the works – http://www.jeffreybrowncomics.com - but I haven't even put up a placeholder page yet, because despite my love of Transformers, I'm still kind of technophobic in a way. You can also see some of my work up on theholyconsumption.com, which also features the work of three other Chicago cartoonists. Coming up this month I'll be at San Diego Comicon, and then signing at the Book Cellar here in Chicago on July 30. Other appearances are updated on the Holy Consumption blog: theholybulletin.blogspot.com. Coming out in October will be the first issue of my Sulk series, with the second issue coming out in December. Volume One is all new Bighead stories and Volume Two is a mixed martial arts (ultimate fighting) story.


FG -Again, thank you so much for your time Mr. Brown. If your past works say anything, Funny Misshapen Body is sure to be a success and I'm sure a lot of Change-bot fans, like myself, can't wait for the Sulk comic book to come out.

J.B. - Thanks for talking to me - one thing I worried about before Change-Bots came out would be whether other Transformers fans would love it or hate, so I'm happy for the positive feedback.


For any of you Seibertronians who may be learning about the Incredible Change-bots for the first time, click here ti get a preview of the great spoof of our beloved Robots in Disguise.

Fox Talks Weight for Transformers Sequel

Transformers News: Fox Talks Weight for Transformers Sequel
Date: Tuesday, July 15th 2008 4:22pm CDT
Categories: Interviews, Movie News, People News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Fox News

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Recently in an interview with Fox News Megan Fox reveals that she had to put on 10 pounds in three weeks for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. This following her dramatic weight loss for the film, Jennifer's Body. Here is what she said:
"I should have toned up for 'Transformers' but I'm really lazy. I had to put on weight," she told Pop Tarts. "I'd lost a lot of weight and got really scrawny, but I was told I had to put on size for 'Transformers' because Michael [Bay, the director] doesn't like skinny girls."


Fox also talked a little about Sam and Mikaela's relationship in Revenge of the Fallen. She said:
"There are no big love scenes," Fox said. "At this point Shia and I have been dating for two years so we're at the bickering stage, like an old married couple."

Read the entire interview at Fox News.

Entertainment Weekly interviews Michael Bay

Transformers News: Entertainment Weekly interviews Michael Bay
Date: Tuesday, July 15th 2008 2:38pm CDT
Categories: Interviews, Media, Movie News, People News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Entertainment Weekly

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Hi there,

We just posted a quick Q&A with Michael Bay about Transformers 2 ("You're just not going to believe the first 12 minutes! It's a twist in itself," says Bay) & his re-make of Friday the 13th (He's including plots from the first two Friday the 13ths in his remake). He also briefly mentions the possibility of a Ouija movie and whether or not that rejected Dark Knight script floating around the web is actually his.

Thought it might be of interest to your readers -- check it out when you have a sec: http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2008/07/ ... ers-2.html.

Best,
Esther Chen
Publicist
Entertainment Weekly



Roberto Orci Talks Transformers 2

Transformers News: Roberto Orci Talks Transformers 2
Date: Tuesday, July 15th 2008 8:02am CDT
Categories: Interviews, Movie News, People News
Posted by: Skowl | Credit(s): Johndoe4880, sci-fi.com

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Roberto Orci, one of the writers for the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, recently spoke with Sci-fi.com about the Transformers movie sequel, scheduled for release on June 26th 2009. He speaks briefly about the Transformers presence in the film, including Arcee and Soundwave (who have both been confirmed via both official sources and leaks).

Read the interview by clicking here.

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Roberto Orci said in an interview at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., on July 14. " that the movie will feature more of the giant robots and more of a science fiction storyline.

The sequel will also offer a better balance between humans and robots,

Maybe there's less humans," he said. "The first movie was predicated on the structure of a mystery, at which point, at the midpoint, the Transformers are revealed. This movie is structured differently in that you now know there are Transformers in the world, and therefore you can get right to them. As a result, there's kind of more Transformers throughout the movie."


what new Transformers audiences will see. Arcee, the female Autobot who transforms into a motorcycle, "was in an early draft of the first movie, and she may make an appearance," he said. "We'll see."

But expect to see Soundwave, the Decepticon who was cut out of the first film. "Yes," Orci said. "Soundwave's in it." It's unclear whether he will transform into a tape deck, as in previous incarnations, or into something else.

Orci also declined to comment on rumors that the film will spend a bit more time on the Transformer homeworld of Cybertron.

But Orci promised that fans won't be disappointed. "If you liked the first one, you'll like this one," he said. "But if you were a genuine fan of what Transformers was and felt a little bit left behind by the first one, I think this one's going to be more for you." Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is in production now with an eye to a June 26, 2009, release.

MTV Video Interview with Matthew Marsden

Transformers News: MTV Video Interview with Matthew Marsden
Date: Monday, July 14th 2008 2:32pm CDT
Categories: Interviews, Movie News, People News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): www.mtv.com, SDL

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MTV.com recently got a chance to sit down with, actor Matthew Marsden who plays a major role in Michael Bay's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and got the bead on what he's up to in the film and maybe a few spoilers.

According to the interview, Mr. Marsden will be playing a military role opposite Tyrese Gibson (Sgt. Epps) and Josh Duhamel (Cpt. Lennox) as part of a joint multi-national force in the upcoming sequel. He described one scene which entails the trio with a group of "ill fated soldiers and one ticked off Decepticon".

The interview goes on to describe the many scenes entailing Mr. Marsden's character and how he's involved with 'Cpt. Lennox' and his crew.

To view the complete interview, click here.

Auto Assembly's Simon Plumbe Interview

Transformers News: Auto Assembly's Simon Plumbe Interview
Date: Wednesday, July 9th 2008 1:40pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Interviews, People News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): First Gen and BigPete of the Nordic Transfans Association

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BigPete of the Nordic Transfans Association got a chance to chat with Auto Assembly co-creator Simon Plumbe, via email, recently and spoke with him about the conception of Auto Assembly and all the work that he and his partner, Sven Harvey, have put into creating one of the UK's biggest Transformers conventions.

An excerpt from the interview:

Is there a lot of money involved in a convention of this size, and did any of it come out of your own pockets?

We've been pretty lucky with Auto Assembly and every year - with the exception of Auto Assembly 2004 - has broken even and left us with some money left over which has either been reinvested back into future years or gone to our nominated charities.
In terms of home much they have cost, earlier conventions were on a fairly small budget, but this year at a rough guess it is going to cost us around £7,500 which has to come from attendees, fanzine sales, and dealer table bookings which is why we we're asking for as many people to pre-register as possible!


In the interview, Mr. Plumbe went on to speak about attendance and other issues regarding AA that has happened over the years along with one thing that was very suprising: HASBRO UK doesn't seem to want any affiliation with the convention despite numerous attempts by Sven and Simon to get them to Auto Assembly.

To view the complete article, click here.

Transformers Animated Interview - Corey Burton

Transformers News: Transformers Animated Interview - Corey Burton
Date: Monday, July 7th 2008 7:44am CDT
Categories: Interviews, People News
Posted by: Stormrider | Credit(s): Stormrider

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Recently I had the opportunity to speak with the hardworking and legendary voice actor, Corey Burton, who is renowned for his countless voices throughout the years. Burton is no stranger to Disney animations and Saturday morning cartoons, but Transformers fans remember him best in the original G1 series as Shockwave, Brawn, and Spike (to name a few). After 20 years, Burton is back with Transformers and he has teamed up with the Transformers Animated series. This time, he's doing the voices for Megatron, Ratchet, Shockwave, and Spike. You can view a list of Burton’s other roles here.



Stormrider: Lets begin where most Transformers fans are familiar with your voice - Transformers Animated (TFA). So tell us about the characters that you are doing for TFA? What are they like?

Burton: There's Megatron: Uber-Villain of the series.
Ratchet: Crusty, battle-worn Doc-Bot.
And Shockwave: Calm & collected Covert Operative/Mercenary Agent, working undercover as "Longarm".…along with assorted bit-parts, including popup "cameos" as Spike...




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Orci & Kurtzman Interviewed

Transformers News: Orci & Kurtzman Interviewed
Date: Thursday, July 3rd 2008 5:28am CDT
Categories: Interviews, Media, Movie News, People News
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s): www.comingsoon.net

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Movies site ComingSoon.net has had the opportunity to talk with Transformers scriptwriters duo Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. They talk in the interview about being involved with Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and other projects that lie in the wake behind this movie.

"We gave them a treatment before the strike which they prepared off of, then when we came back, we started writing immediately, and back to your question about how we were able to do it. On "Transformers," we demanded to be teamed up with the amazing Ehren Kruger, who co-wrote the movie with us, so it was really the three of us just spent four months in a hotel room and we got the script in shape".

Josh Duhamel Talks Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Transformers News: Josh Duhamel Talks Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Date: Thursday, June 26th 2008 7:26am CDT
Categories: Interviews, Movie News
Posted by: Skowl | Credit(s): Empire Online

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Empire Online recently caught up with Transformers Movie star Josh Duhamel, who talked briefly about the return of his character (Capt. William Lennox) in the sequel to the 2007 film.

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“I guess who he’s working with is probably the biggest change,” said Duhamel, before adding once more, presumably for emphasis. “Who he’s working with.”


Read the entire article on Empire Online by clicking here.

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