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Transformers: Age of Extinction Filming in Wulong Karst National Geology Park - Plot Point Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers: Age of Extinction Filming in Wulong Karst National Geology Park - Plot Point Revealed

Friday, November 1st, 2013 12:37PM CDT

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As we previously reported Transformers: Age of Extinction has moved on to China for continued filming. According to Chinese media outlets one of the filming sites will be the Wulong Karst National Geology Park in Chongqing. The next bit of information could be considered spoilerish, so if you aren't interested in such stop reading now.

According to director Michael Bay this will be the location of a heroic turning point scene, which takes place after the fall of Hong Kong. A group of Transformers will meet up with another group Transformers where they battle their way out of a crater (Wulong Karst is known for it's sink holes) that was apparently created by a crashed starship. After the Wulong Karst battle they return to Hong Kong.

Here's a few images from the filming in Wulong Karst from Bay's website:

Transformers News: Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Principal Photography Wraps

Transformers News: Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Principal Photography Wraps

Transformers News: Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Principal Photography Wraps


Sources:

http://news.66wz.com/system/2013/10/31/103862540.shtml
http://ent.yunnan.cn/html/2013-10/31/co ... 939763.htm
http://news.gmw.cn/newspaper/2013-10/31 ... 340944.htm
http://www.ecns.cn/2013/10-30/86451.shtml
Credit(s): Various Chinese Media Outlets
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Filming in Wulong Karst National Geology Park - Plot Point Revealed (1527387)
Posted by SlyTF1 on November 1st, 2013 @ 2:53pm CDT
El Duque wrote:As we previously reported Transformers: Age of Extinction has moved on to China for continued filming. According to Chinese media outlets one of the filming sites will be the Wulong Karst National Geology Park in Chongqing. The next bit of information could be considered spoilerish, so if you aren't interested in such stop reading now.

According to director Michael Bay this will be the location of a heroic turning point scene, which takes place after the fall of Hong Kong. A group of Transformers will meet up with another group Transformers where they battle their way out of a crater (Wulong Karst is known for it's sink holes) that was apparently created by a crashed starship. After the Wulong Karst battle they return to Hong Kong.

Sources:

http://news.66wz.com/system/2013/10/31/103862540.shtml
http://ent.yunnan.cn/html/2013-10/31/co ... 939763.htm
http://news.gmw.cn/newspaper/2013-10/31 ... 340944.htm
http://www.ecns.cn/2013/10-30/86451.shtml


That sounds awesome.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Filming in Wulong Karst National Geology Park - Plot Point Revealed (1527388)
Posted by DJLFILMS on November 1st, 2013 @ 3:06pm CDT
Most likely where we meet up with Grimlock?
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Filming in Wulong Karst National Geology Park - Plot Point Revealed (1527429)
Posted by padfoo on November 1st, 2013 @ 7:24pm CDT
strange pics, is he modeling or looking for his plane?
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Filming in Wulong Karst National Geology Park - Plot Point Revealed (1527432)
Posted by Stormrider on November 1st, 2013 @ 7:40pm CDT
There's Michael Bay's signature skyrocket explosion. :roll: Same thing in every movie he makes. So lame.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Filming in Wulong Karst National Geology Park - Plot Point Revealed (1527439)
Posted by SlyTF1 on November 1st, 2013 @ 8:10pm CDT
Stormrider wrote:There's Michael Bay's signature skyrocket explosion. :roll: Same thing in every movie he makes. So lame.


It will never be lame.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Filming in Wulong Karst National Geology Park - Plot Point Revealed (1527443)
Posted by ajaymus prime on November 1st, 2013 @ 8:27pm CDT
why do the transformers stuff all ways crash into earth
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Filming in Wulong Karst National Geology Park - Plot Point Revealed (1527450)
Posted by Aceoftherebellion on November 1st, 2013 @ 8:55pm CDT
ajaymus prime wrote:why do the transformers stuff all ways crash into earth


Because that's where humans live. :lol:

This seems predictable, but I like it. Convenient dinobot explanation, I presume.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Filming in Wulong Karst National Geology Park - Plot Point Revealed (1527925)
Posted by Deathscythetransform on November 4th, 2013 @ 2:40pm CST
according to Transformers 1, they landed on Mars.

in DOTM, they crashed on the moon...

its not like they will crash on venus and humans will send someone to check if they did...

every crash transformers made on earth ties them more and more to humans...

maybe they'll find out the Allspark created us as well...
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Filming in Wulong Karst National Geology Park - Plot Point Revealed (1527926)
Posted by SlyTF1 on November 4th, 2013 @ 2:46pm CST
Deathscythetransform wrote:according to Transformers 1, they landed on Mars.

in DOTM, they crashed on the moon...

its not like they will crash on venus and humans will send someone to check if they did...

every crash transformers made on earth ties them more and more to humans...

maybe they'll find out the Allspark created us as well...


They landed on Mars looking for Megatron, who was looking for the Allspark. Sentinel crashed into the moon because he got shot down while he was looking for Megatron, as well.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Filming in Wulong Karst National Geology Park - Plot Point Revealed (1528098)
Posted by El Duque on November 5th, 2013 @ 2:49pm CST
Principal photography has wrapped on Transformers: Age of Extinction..................seriously this time! Director Michael Bay's official twitter account tweeted the following last evening:

Image

There's still a ton of work to do in post production between now and the film's June 27, 2014 release date, which we'll be sure to keep you updated on as it surfaces.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Filming in Wulong Karst National Geology Park - Plot Point Revealed (1544295)
Posted by El Duque on January 23rd, 2014 @ 7:37am CST
ECNS.cn is reporting the Transformers: Age of Extinction crew has returned to the Wulong Karst National Park in Chongqing China to film additional footage. This is apparently due to recent changes in the script. The reshoots required two helicopters to get what they refer as "grand aerial shots" of the area's natural bridges.

Due to the recent script alterations, the crew was forced to once again visit the Three Natural Bridges scenery of Fairy Maiden Town in Wulong County on Monday, and used two helicopters to get several grand aerial shots of the tiankengs (giant dolines) and naturally formed bridges on Tuesday and Wednesday. The scenes they shot will be used in "Transformers 4" to add visual impact.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Filming in Wulong Karst National Geology Park - Plot Point Revealed (1544317)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on January 23rd, 2014 @ 9:17am CST
Sounds like they're using an area of China that looks like how the United States southwest was depicted in the pre-movie cartoon. My, this might be hard for the usual detractors to even complain about!

Not that they won't rise to the challenge, it just might actually be a challenge this time.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Filming in Wulong Karst National Geology Park - Plot Point Revealed (1545108)
Posted by Va'al on January 25th, 2014 @ 9:47pm CST
As a follow up to the news about the Transformers: Age of Extinction crew reshooting some scenes in China, ECNS.cn brings us an update to what the two-minute scene might entail, and how much it cost. Read on below, or head here for the original article!

The fourth instalment of the "Transformers" franchise has just finished part of its shoot in China, and it features some beautiful natural scenery.

This cave, located in Wulong county of Chongqing Municipality, is a naturally formed karst landform. It was chosen as a location for the shoot of Transformers 4 for its breathtaking grandeur.

The final cut of this scene is about 2 and a half minutes. The shooting is mainly for a bird's eye view of the two bridge-like landforms, and a fight scene between transformers takes place under them. Then a transformer walks out from below the two "bridges". Huang Daosheng, Manager of Wulong Karst Landform Co., said.

Because the bridges are part of a world natural heritage, the film crew did a thorough test to make sure the shoot would not damage the bridge. The shoot has also lured a number of curious tourists to the site.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Filming in Wulong Karst National Geology Park - Plot Point Revealed (1545325)
Posted by #Sideways# on January 26th, 2014 @ 4:27pm CST
Honestly, wouldn't it be cool/funny/awesome if they did a Kremzeek short? I had always wondered what would happen if Bay did that!
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