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What the hell is that thing on which Bay and his cast are posing? It looks alien in nature. At the same time, it could be a spike on the shoulder or back of a massive Transformer. We have no idea, and likely won't know until we see a trailer for the sequel.
Titus Welliver has been a successful character for so long that it's unfair to limit him to a single role, but if you were a fan of Lost it's had not to think of his latest news this way: "The Smoke Monster joins the cast of Transformers 4!" According to Deadline Welliver is the latest human to be added to the cast of the giant robot sequel, which is already well underway through production in Detroit, China, and who knows where else.
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 canít tell if itís 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 canít 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 weíve 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, "Itís 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 theyíre 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