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The picture you see above was not taken in China or Japan or any other country that has historically built buildings in this style of architecture. It was taken in the middle of downtown Detroit, snapped by Instagram user Chad Rochkind, and gives us yet another look at how much China is influencing the upcoming Transformers 4
The project is set up at Warner Bros., but Ubisoft will remain involved via Ubisoft Motion Pictures-- they're taking a cue from the Marvel Studios playbook and actually getting in on movie production rather than just selling the rights to their titles. Assassin's Creed is already set for a 2015 release, but Ghost Recon could get going just as quickly
I can’t tell if it’s the shadowing in the abvove image or a deliberate modification of the paint scheme, but I live the black/grey tones showing up on the body and hood of this Bumblebee. I can’t wait to see how that is incorporated into the transformed robot structure of the spunky Autobot hero.
Comedian T.J. Miller has managed to keep very busy as an actor over the last few years. playing solid supporting parts in film and landing a few television gigs, but today it seems that he is close to landing a part in the biggest movie of his career.
We always knew that Michael Bay's Transformers 4 would include some brand new robots. After all, one of the movies' big selling points for Hasbro is the fact that it allows them to sells tons of new toys to young fans. What's been kept a mystery, however, which exploitable bots they would be introducing.
We've known for a while now that there will be a significant Chinese influence on Michael Bay's Transformers 4, which is a result of the studio behind it appeasing to the giant Asian market, and now it seems that influence has grown a little stronger today.
Details are sketchy on Almanac, beyond the central concept of it being a found footage film that centers on the creation of a time machine, and someone eventually uses an almanac to their advantage, which we’ve already made the comparisons to Back to the Future II.
Can you tell that the kid in this clip has something to hide? In case the title didn't tip you off, this exclusive clip from What Richard Did will definitely tell you that our hero Richard is facing some serious consequences for his actions in this Irish drama, which opens at New York City's Cinema Village today, May 10. When I saw the film at the Tribeca Film Festival last month I sat in suspense for the first half of the film, terrified to find out what it is that Richard did
Costing just $25 million to produce, his latest, Pain & Gain, was practically low budget by Bay standards. Still, this comedic retelling of the heinous crimes of the Sun Gym gang, who kidnapped, tortured, and murdered in their insane extortion schemes, isn't short on Bay's trademark bravado. However this much smaller budget demanded Bay pay close attention to costs, and this led to his discovery of curious thefts on set.
Said Bay, "It’s from the original source material. These are from the original writers, and I never went out to correct myself in the press. I do listen to the fans and I do want this to be authentic. I think they’re going to be really happy with this movie. When I see the digital stuff, the turtles look great."
Michael Bay's Pain & Gain cost a hell of a lot less than any other movie he's made, which means that this opening weekend comes with much lower stakes. So while a $7 million Friday take-- including $750,000 from Thursday midnight shows-- would spell disaster for a Transformers movie, it seems to be positioning Pain & Gain for a pretty solid debut
The Rock himself has admitted that he's "franchise Viagra," the vital force to add in to a series that seems to have lost its way. So we assumed he was right there with us in being confused when it was his Pain & Gain co-star Mark Wahlberg brought in to lead Michael Bay's Transformers 4 instead of The Rock. Wahlberg's great and all, but why wouldn't Bay at least try to get them both?
Pain & Gain, which at $25 million is unquestionably Bay's smallest movie, relies entirely on the language of star power to make itself clear. A dark, dark comedy featuring startling violence and abhorrent behavior by nearly everyone involved, Pain & Gain threads a fine needle of satire that practically no one thought Bay could accomplish. But by casting nearly everyone in roles that comment on or subvert their public personas, Bay puts the satire entirely on the surface
I love that Bay takes to the forums of his official site to set the record straight. And I adore that we are spending so much time on Bay’s bombastic Bruce Willis starrer … which came out 15 years ago!
There is something amazing about how Bay can include a name-drop even in the middle of an apology, so that even when he's recounting what sounds like an awful professional experience, he can remind you that he's personal friends with James Cameron anyway. And saying "the movie did fine" is a serious understatement
The Bay events, according to a release, will be held on Sunday, April 21, at Alamo Drafthouse locations in Austin and Houston, TX, Kansas City, MO, and Littleton, CO. Three “classic” Bay films will be screened, followed by an early screening of Pain & Gain.
Paramount held a presentation Las Vegas’ CinemaCon Monday night, where Michael Bay took the stage to help promote his body-building crime comedy Pain & Gain. But while entertaining the masses, Bay revealed that Stanley Tucci joined the cast of the upcoming Transformers 4 in an as-yet-undetermined role.
The news at Paramount's Cinema Con presentation tonight in Las Vegas that Nolan would be shooting a "significant" portion of Interstellar using IMAX cameras was not terribly surprising for anyone who has followed his career. The news that Michael Bay will also be using the cameras for the upcoming Transformers 4 was a bit more of a shock
When you see tires squealing and muscled dudes jumping out of cars in a Michael Bay movie, you usually expect it to be followed by some giant robots, or aliens, or some combination of the two. But in Pain & Gain Bay is taking his familiar aesthetic of chaotic action cinema and bringing it into something he's usually been straight-up awful at: comedy
Michael Bay has a whole lot to make up for after three straight Transformers films, but we can't help but feel excited about his first movie in 8 years not to feature giant robots. Not only that, but it manages to feature two of the most lovable meatheads on earth-- Mark Wahlberg and The Rock-- plus a murderer's row of fantastic supporting players, from Anthony Mackie (featured on the poster above) to Tony Shalhoub to Rebel Wilson to Ed Harris
Michael Bay and the movie's helmer Jonathan Liebesman snagged Alan Ritchson to play the sai-wielding Raphael. You might be wondering what that means in the context of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' movie. Will he be a full-bodied puppeteer? Will he lend his voice? It's sort of both.
The state of Michigan continues offering serious financial incentives for film productions to set up shop within their borders, and now they've landed a seriously big fish. The Michigan Film Office announced today at their website that Transformers 4 has been approved for a film incentive from the state, and will start shooting in metro Detroit this spring
"[Bay] said he wants to put me in it someplace. I don’t know if he was just saying that because he had me on the phone and he felt obligated or what, but you know what? I got to do three of those. It changed my career, it changed my life getting to be a part of something that big, so I’m grateful."
When it comes to voicing opinions about all things Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the millions of hardcore fans – and the millions who have left it behind like old pizza crust – will never be more outspoken than the half-shelled heroes’ co-creators Peter Laird or Kevin Eastman, who have rarely been shy about letting their feelings known about current projects
"We’re going to start off smaller. There’s a brand new cast. To freshen the franchise we’ve redesigned everything from top to bottom. The history of the first three movies is still there, we start four years later and there’s a reason why we’re meeting a new cast."