Michael Bay Talks Transformers 4 Age Of Extinction – Cars, Robots, Hong Kong And Plot

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Michael Bay; the Director of Transformers: Age Of Extinction had a chat with South China Morning Post regarding his experience in filming Transformers 4 in Hong Kong.

Filming the fourth Transformers installment was a big operation involving at least 100 local crew. Bay said a lot of the equipment and at least 10 cars had to be shipped to Hong Kong – including some massive vehicles that were disassembled into smaller parts to fit in an air cargo hold.

Bay said it took him nine months – with a lot of help from the government – to work out the Hong Kong shooting plan. And despite having made three Transformers movies and many big-budget action blockbusters such as Armageddon and Pearl Harbour, it was still a challenge.

Regarding the plot, he was cautious…

Bay managed to get 30 to 35 minutes of what will be a two hour blockbuster – including a Hong Kong set in Detroit that he blew up: “There was a lot of dynamite.”

“We are not destroying Hong Kong.” He said the story started in the US and there was a reason to go to China. Is Hong Kong a great hiding place for the Decepticons? “I can’t tell you how they get here.” Are Autobots rescuing Hong Kong from something? “They are not rescuing Hong Kong but definitely rescuing something.”

Videos from the interview are interesting too. One of them reveals how the Bugatti Veyron came to be. You can check out the videos and read the full interview at South China Morning Post.

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  1. BeeOtch217's Avatar BeeOtch217 says

    Could he mean that there trying to save the Dinos (or the mystery weapons)?

  2. toaprime's Avatar toaprime says

    That's interesting. Perhaps a different kind of final battle. Perhaps the Bots try to secure something that can stop Unicron.

  3. mttyns has no avatar! mttyns says

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    Originally Posted by Jakest123 View Post
    They're trying to save Optimus. Calling it now.
    Sounds very plausible

  4. tonyformer's Avatar tonyformer says

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    Originally Posted by Fort Max View Post
    Massive vehicles is quite intriguing.
    The largest vehicles we seen on set were probably the garbage trucks. But I don't see them taking them apart to ship. Maybe we might see a few Constructicons again. I mean Demolisher was killed in China in ROTF so would China then have the rites to keep his corps or NEST? There could be any number of Chines military or other larger vehicles that Cons would have scanned as well.

  5. black mamba's Avatar black mamba says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tonyformer View Post
    The largest vehicles we seen on set were probably the garbage trucks. But I don't see them taking them apart to ship. Maybe we might see a few Constructicons again. I mean Demolisher was killed in China in ROTF so would China then have the rites to keep his corps or NEST? There could be any number of Chines military or other larger vehicles that Cons would have scanned as well.
    But we didn't see any?

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