Transformers 4 production is moving steadily to its first day of shooting and Michael Bay is getting a jump on promotion even before camera are rolling. First, Bay made an announcement, via his website, that there will be a redesign of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, now the famed director is showing off a new transformer for the film.
Michael Bay has just announced that Stanley Tucci has agreed to join Transformers 4. Bay delivered the news on the Paramount panel at CinemaCon in Las Vegas Tuesday morning.
Tucci will be working with co-stars Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor and Nicola Peltz. Paramount Studios is still in the process of putting together the cast of the untitled sequel, so expect more updates as the cast is assembled.
Details of the screenplay and plot points have not been revealed, but Comingsoon reported that Bay hinted at a chase sequence in the film calling it a “Chase From Hell.”
Recently starring in Bryan Singer’s CGI filled Jack The Giant Slayer, Tucci should be a seamless fit amongst the giant CGI alien robots. | Full Story
Looks like things are really coming together for the part CGI/ part live action Michael Bay movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Funnyman, Will Arnett officially joins the cast, however in what capacity is still unknown.
The Hollywood Reporter notes that the only available roles include Splinter, the wise and smart rat who aides the Turtles, or Shredder, a masked and mysterious bad guy. It has been confirmed that Arnett is NOT taking on the human role of Casey, but that role is yet to be cast. | Full Story
News just broke that Alan Ritchson will play Raphael in the upcoming Paramount Pictures’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.
You might be thinking how are they going to pull this off. Well, the heroes in a half shell are not going to be fully animated characters or humans dressed in corny turtle costumes — that’s for sure. In fact, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will use the performance capture method much like the method used in Avatar. | Full Story
On good days I wake up without remembering that we live in a world with three Transformers movies, and a fourth on the way. Those days are far and few between now, it seems. Poppa says that we have to always keep the hope, and protect the fire. Sometimes I just don’t know if it’s worth it anymore.
Cinematic chaos god Michael Bay has won the tax incentives to film the latest epic of CGI action figure-smashing in Detroit, as he did with the first and third installments (Little-known true fact: the second was shot in Hell. | Full Story
The Paramount produced film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been pushed back again to June 6, 2014.
After being postponed in 2012 to May 16 2014 the film is once again being pushed for release. Perhaps the move was a calculated one to bring in better ratings instead of a production issue because the remake will be the only film scheduled to open that weekend. It will open a week before the Steven Spielberg Executive Produced Jurassic Park 4 in 3D that is estimated to be a ratings blockbuster. | Full Story
Megan Fox has just been cast as your favorite member of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles — the only female presence available, really: the beautiful and dutiful April O’Neil.
While it was reported that a live-action Ninja Turtles would be shut down for an “indefinite” amount last June, the project has since gained a bit of momentum with producer Michael Bay. Soome tension has existed between Bay and Ninja Turtles fans over his decision to turn the famous turtles into aliens, he’s making up for it with a formidable casting: Megan Fox. | Full Story
Looks like Mark Whalberg won’t be the only stud in the newest installation of the Transformers franchise. Jack Reynor was recently cast as Whalberg’s son in Transformers 4. Director Michael Bay made the casting announcement on his website, while also giving the young actor major props. He excitedly posted, “Jack Reynor, he is an Irish kid that came to America with 30 bucks in his pocket. Pretty ballsy. Seriously who does that? | Full Story
The newest movie made just for men, Pain And Gain, has a hot new trailer out, starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Tony Shaloub, Rebel Wilson, Ed Harris, and Anthony Mackey. This action comedy is jam packed with rock hard abs, perfect pecs, protein powder, steroids, scantily clad women, and plenty of Michael Bay sponsored over-the-top action. As far as I can tell a large chunk of the movie takes place in a gym or during some sort of workout, where Mark Wahlberg gets to show off his bulging biceps or Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson boasts his throbbing back muscles. | Full Story
Shia LaBeouf won’t be coming back to the Transformers franchise for the fourth installment, so director Michael Bay has had to seek out new human protagonists to interact with blue screens / rigs with dots on them that will later be digitally exchanged with giant robots. Mark Wahlberg has already been cast, and now he will be joined by Nicola Peltz and Brenton Thwaites.
You may or may not recognize Peltz. | Full Story