Back in 2014, it was reported that the Chongqing based Wulong Karst Tourism group was threatening to sue Paramount over a missed product placement. The group made a deal with Paramount which involved their logo being shown on screen in exchange for a $750,000 payment toward the film’s production. Age of Extinction had a pivotal scene introducing the Dinobots being filmed in the Wulong Karst – and while this is prominently in the film, the logo’s placement was left on the cutting room floor. Because of this, the group – which has been making various legal noises between 2014 and now – is seeking $27million from Paramount and their Chinese partners. According to the Hollywood Reporter, this case is only now progressing through the courts in China, and a verdict has yet to be reached. We will update you when we have more information on this story.
Czech Republic guide website Expats is reporting that part of the principal photography of Transformers 5 will take place in Czech Republic, following an invitation from prime minister Bohuslav Sobotka.
The site also states that producers were spotted location scouting in the country.
Take the news with a grain of salt until we hear from Director Michael Bay and company.
The Wrap is reporting that comedian Jerrod Carmichael of NBC’s “The Carmichael Show” is in talks with Paramount to act alongside Mark Wahlberg in the upcoming production of Transformers 5. Paramount has yet to confirm or deny this rumor, but The Wrap previously reported that Nickelodeon actress Isabela Moner was in talks for the lead female role. Only time will tell if either of these rumors are true. At this point in time it is unclear what Carmichael’s role will be if he does appear in the film.
Hello and welcome to another coverage of Hasbro’s Conference Calls. Financial Quarter Q1 is over and Hasbro is very happy with the results.
CEO Brian Goldner was present at the event and he is very excited and looking forward to their upcoming product launches for Transformers 5, Captain America: Civil War, Star Wars: Rogue One, My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic, Disney Princesses and Spider-Man: Homecoming.
During the Q&A session, something interesting was revealed. Entertainment segment (specifically Transformers) has been hit hard. It was very clear that Hasbro is looking forward to the next Michael Bay Live Action Movie.
Nothing significant was told during the main presentation; nothing that we haven’t heard before. You can check out what was told regarding Transformers, after the jump. Several important slides are also attached with this news post.
You saw the Arctic, you saw the Pyramids of Egypt, you saw the Great Wall of China. Now get ready for Stonehenge. Because if you want the Pandorica tonight, just remember who’s standing in your wa… (oops, wrong franchise).
Director Michael Bay is scouting for locations and it looks as though he’s in United Kingdom. At Stonehenge to be exact.
The director has posted a new Instagram image hinting what may come our way with Transformers 5.
So what do you think of this new development? Will it be just for a cool shot or will the next MacGuffin be located at this historic monument? Or would you like to see the place go BOOM? Leave a thought at the thread associated with this news post.
Frank Welker the legendary voice of Megatron and many other Transformers is to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 43rd Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
The official Press Release states:
“Every child in America has grown up listening to Frank Welker bring the adventures of Freddy Jones and Scooby-Doo to life,” said Bob Mauro, President, NATAS. “Frank is an audible magician. He has made an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of us all with his ability to bring these and so many other characters into our lives and make them real. It is with great pleasure that the National Academy bestows the prestigious Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement to him for his great body of work.”
“I have been a fan of Frank Welker’s work my entire life,” said David Michaels, SVP, Daytime (NATAS). “He is a unique person creating very unique characters such as Curious George, Wonder Dog, Shmoo, Megatron and his body of work over the last 40 years is remarkable. It is our great pleasure to acknowledge his long career in front of his many peers at the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy gala.”
Check out the lengthy Press Release highlighting the achievements of Frank Welker, after the jump.
Congratulation, Mr. Welker. We are very proud of you.
The following news should be treated as a rumor, as it has not been confirmed by Paramount. The Wrap is reporting that fourteen-year old actress Isabela Moner is being considered as the lead female role in Transformers 5. Moner has acted in a few different shows, including “Dora and Friends: Into the City!” and “100 Things to Do Before High School.”
As for what role she will be playing, the description could be considered a spoiler if the rumor turns out to be true. However, it is only a rumor and should be taken with a grain of salt. Named as Izabella, check out the character description after the jump.
Plus, Michael Bay is also said to be eyeing The Artist Oscar winner Jean Dujardin and Stephen Merchant (The Office) for supporting roles.
Will this rumor turn out to be true or not? If so, what do you think? Let us know on the boards!
Back in February we announced that Transformers 5 Principal Photography will take place this June in Detroit and London. Today, Acting Auditions, a popular Casting Call website is revealing the exact schedule for the movie.
Filming of E75 (Transformers 5 Project Codename) will begin June 15th, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan (most likely at the previously stated Michigan Motion Picture Studio).
Principal Photography will later move to London where it will conclude on October 15th, 2016 for the movie release on June 23rd, 2017.
Paramount Pictures (a Viacom company) and Amblin Entertainment (of producer Steven Spielberg) returns to their production duties while New Myth Entertainment (a new production company by Transformers producer Tom DeSanto) joins as a newcomer for the 5th movie of the Michael Bay Live Action Movie Series.
Mark Wahlberg returns as Cade Yeager of Transformers: Age Of Extinction and legendary voice actor Peter Cullen returns as Optimus Prime.
Check out the crew information, after the jump. Visit Acting Auditions to apply for roles and extras.
News Post Image Courtesy: Michael Bay and Robert Zuckermam
Let us take a break from BotCon 2016 news. As we speak, pre-production for Transformers 5 Live Action Movie by Michael Bay is taking place. The latest news to come out of it is that American electronic music group Major Lazer is joining the movie for the Soundtrack.
Diplo; one of the producers of the group posted the following on Instagram:
“Big meeting about transformers 6 transformers vs major lazer @michaelbay #michealbae at Komodo in miami there u go @davegrutman”
Currently, we do not know whether Major Lazer has replaced Imagine Dragons as the main band for Transformers 5. For those who do not know, Major Lazer consists of Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire. Their music spans numerous music styles, mixing EDM with reggae, dancehall, electronic, reggaeton, house, and moombahton genres. One of their recent hits include “Lean On” featuring DJ Snake and MØ.
“Transformers 6” may very well be a typo, but is it?
Paramount has hired cinematographer Jonathan Sela to work on Transformers 5.
Mr. Sela had previously worked on projects such as A Good Day To Die Hard and Max Payne as well as music videos such as Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball”. His previous connection To Transformers includes the fact that he was a cinematographer for Greenday’s “21 Guns” which was part of the soundtrack of Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen and went onto become one of the most successful songs from the band.