Transformers: Age of Extinction Details Covering New Crew, Optimus Prime's Redesign and New Cars
Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 12:01AM CDTCategory: Live Action Movie News
Posted by: LOST Cybertronian Views: 43,731
On the new crew:
Michael has a totally new crew for this movie (aside from the DP & the AD). Stunt people & drivers, SFX crew, camera crew, and grips. I guess it goes with the whole "fresh" feel and look of TF4.
Optimus Prime's new alt mode design:
The truck company for Optimus Prime in TF 1-2-3 never wanted anything to do with the movie franchise. Before filming the first TF movie, the production crew approach the truck company to see if they could lend them 2 trucks. They said no. The producers then found 2 old rusty 1995 models that barely worked and gave them a paint job that got the job done with a very tight budget for chrome and stuff. This time around, Western Star (a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America) gave them 2 new trucks. No questions asked.
Optimus Prime was painted by West Coast Customs.
Ownership of the new cars:
There are 2 of every car, truck, and vehicle in this production (one for back up).
1 Bugatti is owned by a private owner. The other is a loaner from Bugatti.
1 Lamborghini Aventador was purchased by the studio. The other was purchased by Bay (the one with the interior shots in the movie).
1 vintage 1967 Camaro SS (BumbleBee) is owned by the studio, the other by Bay.
Optimus and BumbleBee GGI renders are still being tweaked. Optimus looks grand and BB looks sleek, refined and badass.
He also shared the following set images:
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Posted by KorbinJones on October 3rd, 2013 @ 1:34am CDT
Posted by rdrunr89 on October 3rd, 2013 @ 4:19am CDT
Posted by Xephon0930 on October 3rd, 2013 @ 6:53am CDT
I can't imagine why.
Posted by Lackadaisical on October 3rd, 2013 @ 8:12am CDT
Posted by 5150 Cruiser on October 3rd, 2013 @ 1:20pm CDT
Lackadaisical wrote:I think what they meant is that before the 1st movie, Peterbwilt (however it's written)made no effort to be involved in the films, and in this, not reboot but "fresh" relaunch as they said, the other company gave instead 2 trucks 4 free, IMO it's a awesome marketing strategy of the truck company.
Exactly. Peterbuilt never wanted to help out even before the first movie was made. So here comes a chance to work with another manufactuer that will donate vehicles, its kinda of a no brainer. Peterbuilts loss, Daimler Trucks gain. And if i'm correct, that's actually 6 trucks since Oshkosh truck is a part of Daimler Trucks.
Very interesting to see how the inner workings of cars being used in the movies work.
Posted by SideswipeSkywarp on October 4th, 2013 @ 2:08pm CDT
Posted by 5150 Cruiser on October 7th, 2013 @ 12:21pm CDT
[quote]I was mistaken in saying that Bay is using a new crew. Most of Bay's regular, trusted team are hard at work alongside him, with a few exciting new additions. Michael is well known for his loyalty and his crew is right there with him on this fourth installment.
Regarding the alt mode vehicles...
[quote]I also said there is two of each car, but I was wrong; there are two of some models, three of certain vehicles, and only one of others. And, the bit about Michael owning the Lambo and retro BumbleBee was actually incorrect.
Full post on shootfortheedit.com can be seen here...
http://www.shootfortheedit.com/forum/sh ... orrections