New Deal between Huahua Media and Paramount Pictures for Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers News: New Deal between Huahua Media and Paramount Pictures for Transformers: The Last Knight

Monday, December 5th, 2016 11:45am CST

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While we wait for new trailer to drop, we have some news on the international partnerships that Paramount is tying with distribution and marketing, for Transformers: The Last Knight but not only - specifically in China, according to China Film Insider. After last time's issues with 1905 Internet Technology and the various deals in the Asian country, it looks like Huahua Media will be signing on with the US studios for the fifth Michael Bay film alongside other US productions - find out more below, and here for the full piece!

Huahua Media has become an exclusive partner in China with Paramount Pictures for the roll-out of Transformers:The Last Knight (变形金刚5:最后的骑士), the next installment in the billion-dollar blockbuster franchise based on the Hasbro toy line.

Details of the deal are still unclear but a statement released by the two-year-old Chinese company trumpeted the deal as particularly groundbreaking for an agreement between a Chinese and a US company in the film industry.

Huahua CEO Wang Kefei joined Paramount’s Chairman and Chief Executive Brad Grey, Megan Colligan, worldwide president of marketing and distribution, and Nic Crawley, President of International Marketing & Distribution to ink the deal in Shanghai on Thursday.

The agreement most likely means that the company will be replacing 1905 Internet Technology as Paramount’s Chinese production partner for the franchise.

Credit(s): China Film Insider


This article was last modified on Sunday, December 11th, 2016 7:21am CST

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Re: New Deal between Huahua Media and Paramount Pictures for Transformers: The Last Knight (1845492)
Posted by Va'al on December 5th, 2016 @ 12:16pm CST
While we're at it, and still building up to the trailer reveal, Collider has compiled some information about the upcoming fifth live-action movie from Paramount and Michael Bay - Transformers: The Last Knight. Some of this news is not news, some of it is more detailed that previous coverage, and some is just speculation, but still potentially spoiler-filled, so steer clear if you're not into that sort of experience.

The information relates to the Bumblebee spinoff, the animated Cybertron movie, the plans for a sixth and seventh film in the series, Grimlock's return, the Transformers Response Force, characters for the cast members, Sqweeks,

We've selected a couple of juicier bits from the list of 45, but you can still find the full piece here. Read on if you're so inclined!

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  • Producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura says The Last Knight is going to explore the mythology of how Transformers “were created, where did it start, where did they go from being a sort of a slave-race to a sentient race–we’re delving into that aspect of the mythology, so the characters that are involved in there are Megatron before he’s Megatron, Optimus before he’s Optimus, the Librarian, the Quintessons, there’s a whole group of things that have to do with how, in a sense, the Transformers were birthed, and also with how they were divided. What brought up the division, and what were the jealousies involved.”
  • The film will have two parallel stories that are leading to the same place, all surrounding one mythology. Di Bonaventura said, “They’re part of the same mythology, but the fact that these two pieces could interrelate, and have quite a span in time in which we’re trying to draw from–one is, in the Transformers’ mythology, billions of years ago, and one is hundreds of years ago, so in that sense, those two ideas came together. At first, we thought maybe they were two different movies, and then they came together.”
  • Regarding how much The Last Knight sets up the Bumblebee spinoff and future sequels, Di Bonaventura says, “you’ve got to be careful with that stuff, because then you start thinking about the other movies and not about the one you’re making. I would say, we definitely spent some time going “How does this link up and where are these other things going to go?” So I think in their initial construction in the writer’s room, and the initial sort of thinking, we spent a lot of time on that, thinking about the interrelationship.” He went on to say, “some of the things will have a very direct relationship. You’ll see some things in here that are laying a pipe. You won’t necessarily know that it’s laying a pipe for another movie, but it’s there. So there’s probably, in a really meaningful way, two or three things in this movie that really have a meaningful aspect…and then there’s a bunch of little things. But we’re not making this movie to set up the other movies.”
  • With Paramount and Hasbro hoping to make a number of future Transformers movies, Di Bonaventura revealed they have outlines for six and seven. However, they haven’t started writing the scripts because they didn’t want to rush them and needed to see how The Last Knight would change during filming.
  • Santiago Cabrera plays a mercenary who’s out to get all the Transformers. He says, “I was a SEAL but I’ve retired and I’m on contract, I’ve been hired –The TRF (stands for the Transformers Response Force) has been formed to fight the Transformers, so my orders are I don’t care if they’re Autobots or Decepticons, we gotta stop this war. So I’m a team leader and I’ve come with my team to fight them and what I find and when I see Cade Yeager is harboring them he becomes the enemy basically.”
  • Josh Duhamel says NEST is not part of the film. During an interview, he revealed that it’s a bit of a mystery who he is working for in the film. He explained, “Am I with the US military, the Army, or am I working with a group that’s trying to eradicate all Transformers? Not just Decepticons, but all of them. There’s a bit of a struggle between myself and Santiago Cabrera, and then we’re also working against [Mark] Wahlberg’s character in this. Because he’s definitely working with the Autobots. It’s just a lot of big fun movie shit that we get to do. And what brought me back personally is the fact that you get to do stuff that you don’t get to do anywhere else. Michael [Bay] does stuff bigger than anybody I’ve ever worked with, for sure.”
  • Isabela Moner describes her character as a tomboy and says when we meet her she’s homeless and joins Mark Wahlberg and the team in defeating the Deceptions. She’s also the one that brings Sqweeks, who is a mini-Transformer Vespa, into the group as they’ve been together for a while. Apparently Sqkweeks is broken, so the only thing he can say is chihuahua. Moner’s character lost her family in the battle of Chicago.
  • Hot Rod is in the film and he’s got a French accent, but he’s not from France. Bay said “he just likes the accent.”
Re: New Deal between Huahua Media and Paramount Pictures for Transformers: The Last Knight (1845497)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on December 5th, 2016 @ 12:37pm CST
Umm. . .
“There was something that happened where an Autobot gets killed, and they go, ‘Nope. We will not participate.’ It’s by accident, but they go, ‘Nope, we won’t participate.’

THAT's scary. Please don't be Bumblebee, please don't be Bumblebee. . .
Re: New Deal between Huahua Media and Paramount Pictures for Transformers: The Last Knight (1845498)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 5th, 2016 @ 12:41pm CST
EvasionModeBumblebee wrote:Umm. . .
“There was something that happened where an Autobot gets killed, and they go, ‘Nope. We will not participate.’ It’s by accident, but they go, ‘Nope, we won’t participate.’

THAT's scary. Please don't be Bumblebee, please don't be Bumblebee. . .
Read what that says again. It says the DoD refused to cooperate if Bay were to have done that, so he couldn't do that.
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Posted by Carnivius_Prime on December 5th, 2016 @ 12:46pm CST
Hot Rod has a french accent? That's weird to me cos when I was a kid and we used to play Transformers at school (in the roleplay capacity rather than the toys) it was the french kid who always got to be Hot Rod for some reason. Except that one time he was off sick and I got to be HR.



I'm actually excited for this film more than any other movie of 2017 (with only Logan being on my movie radar as such). Still bloody love that poster too.
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Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on December 5th, 2016 @ 12:58pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
EvasionModeBumblebee wrote:Umm. . .
“There was something that happened where an Autobot gets killed, and they go, ‘Nope. We will not participate.’ It’s by accident, but they go, ‘Nope, we won’t participate.’

THAT's scary. Please don't be Bumblebee, please don't be Bumblebee. . .
Read what that says again. It says the DoD refused to cooperate if Bay were to have done that, so he couldn't do that.


Sure enough, it does! Thank goodness too, because I really don't want to see another Autobot die the way Ratchet did.
Re: New Deal between Huahua Media and Paramount Pictures for Transformers: The Last Knight (1845513)
Posted by RAR on December 5th, 2016 @ 2:42pm CST
I will do my best to remain politely interested in both Rogue One and The last Knight though it takes quite an effort of will on my part - but I guess there is something to both - i'm not sure what yet it might just be a few space ships flying around and a cool dragon (hopefully). but I'm not going to set my expectations higher than that as it's expectations set on Disney (who I have no trust in) and Michael Bay who isn't exactly known for his coherent story telling at the best of times.
Re: New Deal between Huahua Media and Paramount Pictures for Transformers: The Last Knight (1845525)
Posted by DeadRatchet on December 5th, 2016 @ 3:04pm CST
how baytard comes up with his ideas....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-JKfHU6nEg
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Posted by Ultimate Weapon1 on December 5th, 2016 @ 4:47pm CST
I know this is may not be true, but Hot Rod with a french accent? Why? Is he going to be a car from France or did he just end up in France? Anyways I can't wait till the trailer comes out later tonight. :PEACE:
Re: New Deal between Huahua Media and Paramount Pictures for Transformers: The Last Knight (1845552)
Posted by Deadput on December 5th, 2016 @ 5:34pm CST
DeadRatchet wrote:how baytard comes up with his ideas....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-JKfHU6nEg


No one friggen cares about your opinions on Bay so why do you and others spew this garbage and pollute the internet with your god damn opinions.

I'd reckon you and your mongrel kind are more trash then Bay has ever acted.
Re: New Deal between Huahua Media and Paramount Pictures for Transformers: The Last Knight (1845556)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 5th, 2016 @ 5:40pm CST
Just an FYI for everyone tonight: be wary of fake trailers, we already had a fake one show up!
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Posted by JazZeke on December 5th, 2016 @ 5:44pm CST
Deadput wrote:
DeadRatchet wrote:how baytard comes up with his ideas....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-JKfHU6nEg


No one friggen cares about your opinions on Bay so why do you and others spew this garbage and pollute the internet with your god damn opinions.

I'd reckon you and your mongrel kind are more trash then Bay has ever acted.

Calm your Image.

People have legitimate reasons to dislike Bay. No one's a "mongrel" for disliking objectively-bad things like sexism, gratuitous military worship, lack of plot, etc. etc....

In fact, I daresay it's even more immature to insult a person just because they don't like something you like.
Re: New Deal between Huahua Media and Paramount Pictures for Transformers: The Last Knight (1845559)
Posted by Burn on December 5th, 2016 @ 5:50pm CST
JazZeke wrote:
Deadput wrote:
DeadRatchet wrote:how baytard comes up with his ideas....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-JKfHU6nEg


No one friggen cares about your opinions on Bay so why do you and others spew this garbage and pollute the internet with your god damn opinions.

I'd reckon you and your mongrel kind are more trash then Bay has ever acted.

Calm your Image.

People have legitimate reasons to dislike Bay. No one's a "mongrel" for disliking objectively-bad things like sexism, gratuitous military worship, lack of plot, etc. etc....

In fact, I daresay it's even more immature to insult a person just because they don't like something you like.

JazZeke, replying to comments like this do not help the situation, you've been here long enough to know that. The situation has been dealt with.

For everyone ... in the future, do NOT respond to posts like Deadputs. Simply use the "Report this post" button. Replying to comments like that only make the situation worse.

Back to the wait ...
Re: New Deal between Huahua Media and Paramount Pictures for Transformers: The Last Knight (1845564)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 5th, 2016 @ 6:18pm CST
Flickering Myth.com has decided to help us hype everyone up for the upcoming and highly anticipated Transformers: The Last Knight trailer by posting a ton of stills from the filming of The Last Knight! These still were taken at various points during filming and a preview of all the images can be seen below! Follow the above link to view the rest of the images and stay tuned! The trailer can be expected within the next 3 hours!

Edit: We also have additional images for you, courtesy of Paramount Pictures!

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Re: New Deal between Huahua Media and Paramount Pictures for Transformers: The Last Knight (1845577)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on December 5th, 2016 @ 8:14pm CST
Rumor has it the trailer should be released in about 15-20 minutes. Get ready!
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Posted by JazZeke on December 5th, 2016 @ 8:27pm CST
EvasionModeBumblebee wrote:Rumor has it the trailer should be released in about 15-20 minutes. Get ready!

*drinks profusely*
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Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 5th, 2016 @ 8:29pm CST
Just heard the trailer is supposed to debut at halftime of the game. they are 10:31 left in the second, so probably another half hour or so
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Posted by SlyTF1 on December 5th, 2016 @ 8:50pm CST
The anticipation is killing me. Sitting here watching the stupid football game, hoping something comes up.
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Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on December 5th, 2016 @ 8:59pm CST
Just found out I don't have sports channels. . . Looks like I'm waiting for them to post it. Hopefully it goes online when it shows on TV.
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Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on December 5th, 2016 @ 9:07pm CST
HOLY SCRAP! I turned on a YouTube livestream just as the trailer came on. It was blurry so I couldn't get all the details, but. . . Prime just stabbed Bee! :shock:
Re: New Deal between Huahua Media and Paramount Pictures for Transformers: The Last Knight (1845587)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 5th, 2016 @ 9:11pm CST
Well Seibertronians, the time has come! The new teaser trailer for The Last Knight has been officially released and many people have been on hand to upload the trailer for our viewing pleasure! You can check out the trailer below, featuring your typical Baysplosions along with some dragons, some war, some Bumblebee vs. Optimus Prime, some Lennox and Cade Yeager, and so much more! Check out the trailer below on the Seibertron.com YouTube channel at http://youtube.seibertron.com, and let us know what you think in the comments section below!

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