This far into the Transformer series of films by Michael Bay you know exactly what you’re going to get, so you’re either going to see Transformers: Age of Extinction and enjoy it, see it and hate watch it, or just ignore its passing and seeing something more engaging to your personal taste at the multiplex. If I could describe Age of Extinction in two words, they would be “too much,” too much exposition, too much action, too much plot, too much Bay-hem… And although it’s not as noticeable, too much silliness mixed in with all the hardcore action. In other words, it’s everything you like, or hate, already about Transformers films, just more of it. (more…)
In the city of Detroit the people have seen a nice boost to their economy thanks to the magic land of Hollywood. The upcoming Robocop reboot did some shooting there and it did some good for the people, now Michael Bay is set to take the cast and crew of Transformers 4 into the city for some vehicular warfare. Before that though, Paramount Pictures needs some sets need to be built, you can’t just blow up existing buildings and hope the city of Detroit is going to be okay with it.
Shooting for Transformers 4 is scheduled to take place in Detroit, Chicago, Austin, and Hong Kong so construction crews have been busy preparing an Asian-styled set within the “Motor City”. Set to begin filming in downtown Detroit at Washington Blvd. near Grand Circus Park in August, parts of the set look to be involved in some action sequence we’ll see from Mark Wahlberg and Nicola Peltz in Bay’s latest cash grab. Just check out the set for yourself below.
Take a look at more of the set in construction after the jump.
During last night’s Las Vegas CinemaCon Micheal Bay announced the casting of Stanley Tucci in Transformers 4. Tucci joins Mark Walhburg, Jack Reynor, and Nicola Peltz, Bay also teased the audience with the casting news of a mysterious young actor that will be announced shortly.
Tucci’s most recent work in Jack the Giant Slayer is still in theaters and his reprisal of Caesar Flickman in The Hunger Games: Catching fire hits theaters on November 22nd.
Bay recently described Transformers 4 as a: “Chase from Hell.”
All right, maybe it’s not all that bad. I can guarantee Nicola Peltz and Brenton Thwaites will make more money with this film than I will in a year. Probably in several years, but at least I can hold my head high and proclaim I’ve never been in a Michael Bay Transformers movie.
Ugh, look at what an old wanker this makes me sound like. Stupid kids, succeeding at things.
Anyway, the two rising stars has nabbed the leads in Transformers 4. Peltz starred in The Last Airbender – hmm, another unfortunate film on the girl’s CV – and will next appear in A&E’s Bates Motel, so, at least she’s got that. Thwaites on the other hand seems to be a little better off having a key role in Disney’s upcoming, Maleficent.
Transformer 4 is set to release June 27, 2014.
Bare with me as I try and give a shit about Transformers 4 long enough to impart this new, little bit of casting development. After saying he wouldn’t do a fourth Transformers flick, Michael Bay is doing a fourth Transformers flick, and after saying he wasn’t casting Mark Wahlberg, he’s casting Mark Wahlberg. At this point any news associated with this GIANT misstep of a movie should be considered false. At least until Bay tells you other wise, then changes his mind about it.
It was rumored from the start Bay wanted a whole new cast for Transformers 4. He was even supposedly – shockingly – looking to cast a young woman in the lead. With what THR is now reporting it seems things are still heading that direction. Competing for the female lead are,
Isabelle Cornish, sister of Australian actress Abbie Cornish (Limitless); Nicola Peltz, who appeared in M. Night Shyamalan’s Paramount movie The Last Airbender and has a part in A&E’s Bates Motel; Margaret Quallay, the daughter of actress Andie MacDowell; and Gabriella Wilde, who is in the new Carrie movie.
And the potentials to play the female lead’s boyfriend are,
Luke Grimes, who appeared on ABC’s Brothers & Sisters and is in Taken 2; Landon Liboiron, who co-starred on Fox’s Terra Nova and will be seen in the upcoming Netflix series Hemlock Grove; Australian Brenton Thwaites, who starred in the telefilm Blue Lagoon: The Awakening; relative newcomer Jack Reynor; and Weeds co-star Hunter Parrish.
I know none of these young actresses and actors and am barely familiar with their work. Except maybe Hunter Parrish from Weeds, he one of the sons, right? Which one, the younger or older? Oh what does it matter, I can’t imagine any of these “stars” would make me actually want to watch Transformers 4.
Any of these young and hopefuls you like? Is there anyone who even sat through this article long enough to care?