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Paramount Transformers 5 Shooting in Detroit This Summer

Date: Friday, February 26th 2016 1:36pm CST
Category: Movie News
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): Comic Book Resourcs

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Via Comic Book Resources, we learn that the Michigan Film and Digital Media Office has greenlit a deal with Paramount to film the next instalment in the live-action Transformers movie series, directed by Michael Bay. While we had heard rumours and casting about this previously, this is the first official confirmation - read more here and below!

Director Michael Bay’s “Transformers 5″ will shoot this summer in Detroit, the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office announced today.

The news comes as a result of a restructured incentive agreement with Paramount Pictures that will save the state $21 million.

The big-budget sequel is expected to inject $80 million into the Michigan economy and hire 850 cast and crew members, 450 of which will be state residents. In addition, about 700 extras will be needed.

Transformers 5 Casting Call and Audition Info

Date: Tuesday, February 23rd 2016 9:30am CST
Categories: Movie News, Media
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): acting audtions

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Have you ever wanted to act in a Transformers movie? Well you potentially can since Parmount has now called for auditions in both the Detroit (Michigan) and London (England) area. The audition are for new lead and supporting roles as well as doubles, stand ins and extras. You do not need to be currently represented to participate, you only need to be legally allowed to work in these filming areas.

This casting call features links to tips and guides if you are new to auditions.

As far as casting news for this new movie, the only returning actors confirmed so far are Mark Wahlberg and Peter Cullen.

Best of luck to all of you!

Paramount to Possibly Shoot Transformers 5 in UK and Iceland

Date: Friday, February 19th 2016 7:16am CST
Categories: Movie News, Rumors, Media
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): Screen Daily

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After the US, with Chicago in particular, and China, it appears that Transformers will also come to the UK. According to a number of sources, including Screen Daily, Michael Bay and Paramount might be set to head to the UK for their casting and part of the shooting of the next instalment in the live-action movie series for the Transformers. Read more here and below!

a franchise first UK shoot could bring with it significant benefits in the shape of the UK tax credit should the production hit the minimum spend threshold.

Iceland also offers an enticing incentive for inward investment productions.

Some UK studio work on the film is a possibility, but the production is not yet booked into one of the major facilities, according to sources.

Paramount has its sights set on a summer shoot for the Michael Bay-directed film, having already announced a US release date of June 23, 2017.

The studio may also be lining up repeat visits to the UK, according to sources, with additional Transformers films due to be released in 2018 - a Bumblebee spinoff - and 2019.

Paramount CEO Brad Grey on Transformers: Bumblebee Spin-Off

Date: Tuesday, February 16th 2016 1:56pm CST
Categories: Movie News, People News, Interviews
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): The Hollywood Reporter

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After the confirmation during Toy Fair 2016, from Paramount and Hasbro directly, that the sixth instalment in the movie series for the big screen Transformers will focus on Bumblebee alone, today we receive an update via The Hollywood Reporter in which gives CEO Brad Grey a little more detail on the 2018 feature. Read more here and below!

Paramount will sandwich a Bumblebee movie between its next two Transformers pics. The three films will roll out in successive summers beginning with a Michael Bay-helmed Transformers 5 on June 23, 2017, followed by the Bumblebee spinoff June 8, 2018. Another stand-alone will arrive June 28, 2019.

The studio announced the dates for the three movies Feb. 12 but was vague about whether or not the trio would include a spinoff, simply calling the films Transformers 5, 6 and 7.

“There are characters in the Transformers universe that can be and should be made into their own movies,” Paramount Pictures chairman and CEO Brad Grey told The Hollywood Reporter. “We will make the first movie with Michael and go right into a Bumblebee movie, which will be at a lower cost.”

Considering the Transformers franchise has spawned $3.8 billion in worldwide box office since 2007, it should come as no surprise that Paramount is looking to pick up the pace on its robot juggernaut.

Paramount: Transformers Films 5, 6 (Bumblebee), and 7 Get Theatrical Release Dates #HasbroToyFair #TFNY

Date: Saturday, February 13th 2016 1:42pm CST
Categories: Movie News, Press Releases, Company News
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): Hasbro, Paramount

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As announced in the investors meeting and webcast, Paramount and Hasbro are already reaping the fruits of the writers' room production, and have not one but three new movie releases lined up for the coming years! Hasbro reached out directly with the full information, which you can find below. What do you make of the continuation of the series, and the Bumblebee spin-off?

We are reaching out today to share some exciting Transformers movie news from Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures and Paramount. At Hasbro’s Analyst Presentation this morning during Toy Fair, Hasbro Chairman, President and CEO Brian Goldner announced new details about the next three films in the multi-billion dollar global franchise.

In partnership with Paramount, the writers’ room assembled by Hasbro’s Allspark pictures has created several exciting new Transformers stories and is beginning development on the next three theatrical films.

· In 2017, Michael Bay will direct the next chapter of the Transformers films, with Mark Wahlberg returning to star. That film is slated for release on June 23.

· On June 8, 2018, a new film is being developed which will tell the never before heard story of Bumblebee, one of the most beloved characters from Hasbro’s Transformers universe.

· A third new film will continue the story of Hasbro’s iconic franchise which is scheduled for release on June 28, 2019.

Interview - Hasbro's CEO Brian Goldner, Talks Brand "Blueprints" With CNBC Squawk Box

Date: Thursday, February 11th 2016 11:20am CST
Categories: Movie News, Toy News, Event News, Game News, Interviews
Posted by: carytheone | Credit(s): HasbroNews via Twitter

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Seibertronian AzT has alerted us to a CNBC Squawk Box interview with Hasbro's CEO Brain Goldner. During the interview Goldner speaks about Hasbro's brand "blueprints" which are being driven by media properties. To that; Goldner briefly mentions the new Transformers live action movie and speaks of Hasbro's partnership with Backflip Studios, one of the developers of the new mobile game, Transformers: Earth Wars.

Goldner also "squashes" the Hasbro/Mattel merger rumor as "just a rumor".

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Transformers 5 May 2016 Shooting Date Revealed

Date: Sunday, January 31st 2016 2:22am CST
Categories: Movie News, Rumors
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): My Entertainment World

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As we had heard in a recent interview, the next Paramount/Michael Bay Transformers live-action feature will see a 2017 release date - but thanks to My Entertainment World and fellow Seibertronian Survivefan23, we have confirmation of the beginning of the works (though not a definite location other than the Chicago stories): May 2016. Do you think there is enough time to make it all work? Let us know what you think in the Energon Pub!

Title: Transformers 5
Category: Feature Film
Genre: Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi
Shoot Date: May, 2016

Mandarin speaking Megatron part of Universal Studios Hollywood's Year of the Monkey Celebration

Date: Wednesday, January 27th 2016 1:23pm CST
Categories: Movie News, Event News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Universal Studios Hollywood

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Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates Lunar New Year from January 30 - February 14 featuring Special "Year of the Monkey" Festivities, Asian-Inspired Food, and a Mandarin-Speaking MEGATRON Character from the Park's "Transformers: The Ride-3D" Thrill Ride

Special Shenzhen Performances Will Take Place on Saturday, February 13

Universal City, CA, January 25, 2016 - Universal Studios Hollywood marks Lunar New Year and the "Year of the Monkey" with a traditional celebratory event featuring Shenzhen performances, Asian-inspired food, thematic décor and a special Mandarin-speaking MEGATRON character from the park's popular thrill ride, "Transformers: The Ride-3D." The special Lunar New Year celebration begins on Saturday, January 30 and continues through Sunday, February 14, 2016.

Transformers News: Mandarin speaking Megatron part of Universal Studios Hollywood's Year of the Monkey Celebration

Lunar New Year comes to life within Universal Plaza, a grand courtyard situated at the heart of the theme park, where guests will be ushered in to celebrate the "Year of the Monkey" under a curtain of customary red Chinese lanterns and a stunning plum blossom arch. The polygon-shaped piazza will also display a dozen lampposts each featuring banners of the twelve zodiac animal signs along with three symbolic attributes.

A highlight of the time-honored tradition will feature the annual appearance of a Mandarin-speaking MEGATRON who will engage guests in conversation characteristic of his DECEPTICON TRANSFORMER's persona. MEGATRON - an ominous 12-foot-tall figure - is one of the stars of Universal Studios Hollywood's award-winning thrill ride, "Transformers: The Ride-3D" designed to immerse guests in the 3D action-packed robotic world of the TRANSFORMERS.

Unique to this year's Lunar New Year celebration, Universal Studios Hollywood will welcome an exciting Shenzhen performance. "The Five Continents Arts Troupe" from Shenzhen, China entertainment will take place periodically throughout the afternoon for one day only on Saturday, February 13.

Transformers News: Mandarin speaking Megatron part of Universal Studios Hollywood's Year of the Monkey Celebration

In honor of this multi-cultural celebration, favorite Universal character, Curious George will dress in festive attire to meet guests and take photos in front of a traditional Chinese gong. Asian-inspired treats along with customary music resonating throughout the Plaza will help commemorate another memorable Lunar New Year.

Year-round, Universal Studios Hollywood's signature Studio Tour offers guests a revealing look at an authentic movie and television studio in select languages, including Mandarin. Expertly-trained Mandarin-speaking guides provide insight into the world of movie-making magic as guests enjoy a front row seat and behind-the-scenes access to one of the largest film studios in the world. The theme park also provides in-language park maps.

Lunar New Year is included in the price of admission to Universal Studios Hollywood.

Mandarin speaking guests can learn more about Universal Studios Hollywood and the Lunar New Year event at They can also follow us on Weibo @好莱坞环球影城.

Guests are invited to share their zodiac animal signs with at @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter and "Like" the Universal Studios Hollywood Facebook page.

Transformers News: Mandarin speaking Megatron part of Universal Studios Hollywood's Year of the Monkey Celebration

Universal Studios Hollywood's newly introduced Annual Passes add to the celebration by giving visitors a chance to experience the park multiple times. For more information or to purchase one of three new passes: the Gold Pass, the California Resident Plus Pass or the California Resident Pass, please visit

The excitement continues when "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" opens at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 7, 2016, marking the highly-anticipated arrival of the West Coast's dynamic new immersive experience. More than five years in the making, and inspired by J.K. Rowling's compelling stories and characters that were brought to life in the Warner Bros. films, the land will be faithful to the visual landscape of the fiction and films, including Hogwarts castle which will serve as its iconic focal point.

Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A.SM, includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and the "5 Towers" state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue. World-class rides and attractions include the renowned, behind-the-scenes Studio Tour featuring the intense "King Kong 360 3-D" attraction and the all-new "Fast & Furious-Supercharged" thrill ride as the Studio Tour's grand finale. Other popular rides include the 3D adventure, "Despicable Me Minion Mayhem" and immersive "Super Silly Fun Land," the critically-acclaimed mega-attraction, "Transformers: The Ride-3D," "Revenge of the Mummy - The Ride," "Jurassic Park - The Ride," "Springfield," hometown of America's favorite TV family, adjacent to the award-winning "The Simpsons Ride" and the "Nighttime Studio Tour" which runs on select evenings.

Paramount Transformers 5 and Michael Bay Returning to Chicago

Date: Wednesday, January 20th 2016 12:09pm CST
Categories: Movie News, People News, Media, Interviews
Posted by: Dr Va'al | Credit(s): WGN Radio

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Via a number of sources across the internet, but converging to an interview that director Michael Bay (and John Krasinski) sat through with Dean Richards of WGN Radio, we have news that the new instalment in the Paramount Transformers live-action movie series will see a return to Chicago during the filming process. While they don't mention too much, Bay did say:

he plans to be back in Chicago sometime later this year. The film is scheduled for a 2017 release, with plans already in the works for two more "Transformers" movies after that. Billion-dollar revenues will do that.

"You going to blow up Michigan Avenue again?" Richards asks Bay in his interview (at the 5:40 mark). "No, we're gonna find a new street," Bay said. "But I love Chicago." And then, referring to some of the city's systemic problems, including gun violence, added dryly: "We'll come in with some Transformers to even it out."

Check out the full interview - which is about 13 Hours - here.

Rumors - Michael Bay Speaks Briefly on Transformers 5 and Beyond

Date: Tuesday, January 12th 2016 6:24pm CST
Categories: Movie News, Rumors, Interviews
Posted by: carytheone | Credit(s): Collider

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In a recent Collider interview with Michael Bay on his new film 13 Hours, Steve Weintraub was able to sneak in a few questions about Bay's involvement with any future Transformers films. The full interview can be viewed here.

There are three talking points to add a little fuel to the rumor fires:

According to Bay his writers
...did a really good job of going back in time and connecting things in history and how it relates to different spinoffs...
Bay continued to say, presumably about Transformers 5
...I guess this will be my last one...
And when Weintraub probed Bay for additional info, he received the following statement
...I can't tease SHIZZLESNIT ...

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