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Thanks to a YouTube leak from Paramount International, it has been able to rip a still image from the private video for the trailer that will air during the superbowl. The video placerholder is available on the YouTube mobile site, but the following image has been extracted.
TFW2005.com board member catz has posted an image of what he claims is the TakaraTomy Transformers 4 toy solicitation he received from his toy supplier. The list, which can be viewed below, includes recolours from the previous Transformers Movie toys as well as launch dates, package dimensions and placeholder names.
ACToys.net have posted some more images of a factory leaked Transformers Age of Extinction Optimus Prime figure who, they report, will be the Leader Class version. The figure, which can be seen below, has chrome detailing which is unusual for a Western release, meaning that this might be a Japanese version of the figure, or is a hint to expect more chrome on the new line
We tweeted this out last night but thanks to the Weibo user @HarryHuo the world has now gotten to see the designs for the Dinobots in Transformers 4: Age of Extinction. We have taken the packaging mock-up image and have extract and enlarged the various images to give you a better look at the designs.
These are not your G1 Dinobots as the appear to be a T-Rex, a Raptor (or a modified Deinonychus depending on the scale), a Pteranodon, a Spinosaurus and a Triceratops with the tail of a Stegosaurus.
You can view the images below.
Actor Simon Delaney has spoken to The Herald to talk about how Jack Reynor got his role in not only the upcoming Transformers 4 movie, titled Age of Extiction, but also in Transformers 5 and Transformers 6
"We all knew when we were shooting Delivery Man that he [Jack] had done a couple of screen tests and auditions for Transformers, every day we would say: 'Any news?' Jack was actually on set one night, Michael Bay [the director of Transformers] called and he stepped off set to take the call," Simon revealed.
"Everyone was looking through a window, like eager fathers awaiting the birth of their new son, and he came back in and said, 'I got it'. There was a little bit of a party that night.
Actor Mark Wahlberg has been interviewed by TheDailyBeast.com regarding a variety of topics during which he has elaborated on the backstory of Cade Yeager; his character for Transformers: Age Of Extinction.
"With Transformers: Age of Extinction, did you agree to do that one for your kids?
Well, it was exciting because it was the first time my kids were really interested in a movie I was doing. Any time they see me with a gun, like Contraband or Pain & Gain, they want to see that, too, but they can’t because of the language and all that stuff. But I loved working with Michael Bay, and I thought he had a really interesting way to make it new, different, and fresh. Plus, being in movies that have the potential to be hugely successful allows me to make smaller movies that I’m really passionate about.
What’s going to make this Transformers different? The first one was OK, but then the sequels were a total mess.
It was a tighter script, and its own stand-alone thing. I think the emotional core of it, the human element, is going to be extremely powerful. It’s an ordinary man trying to do extraordinary things to save his daughter and keep her alive—and this boyfriend he didn’t know anything about. He’d had a child when he was in high school and his wife passed away, and the promise he’d made to her was that she wouldn’t date any boys until she graduated and that she’d be at the graduation—because we weren’t due to the pregnancy. So there’s an anchor to it and a realness to it that I like a lot.
[Then, an assistant comes in and places a brace around Wahlberg’s neck.]
I hurt my neck in Hong Kong, and it hasn’t gotten better yet. I just woke up in the morning and couldn’t move, but still had to shoot 10 days of crazy action."
M1905 have published interviews with the cast and crew of Transformers: Age Of Extinction including director Michael Bay, producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, actors Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor, Li Bingbing and various other Asian artists. The interview gives away some of the character plot points for Cade (Wahlberg) and Optimus Prime. Stop here if you do not want to be spoiled.
Thanks to a Google upload we all have clearer look at the bladed weapon from Transformers: Age of Extinction. The weapon, which could well turn out to be called the Star Saber, has been seen being carried by Mark Wahlberg and Jack Reynor and ties into the medieval theme which we have personally been told was to influence the design process. Check it out below.
Planet Iacon have posted an image, which can be viewed below, of a new Optimus Prime figure from Transformers 4. The figure is clearly different to the version which has previously been leaked suggesting that this version could be a higher class of figure, perhaps voyager or leader class.
In an interview with the website SlashFilm, Michael Bay as confirmed that Transformers: Age Of Extinction, the 4th live action movie, will be the first film to be shot in full with IMAX digital 3D cameras. Below you will find an extract from the article that relates to TF:AOE.
Up until now, every feature film shot in full IMAX (of which there have been only a handful – The Dark Knight, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, The Dark Knight Rises, Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, Star Trek Into Darkness and now The Hunger Games Catching Fire) has filmed with a 65mm 2D IMAX film camera. IMAX has a 3D film camera available, but most filmmakers find it too big and loud to actually use. (Star Trek Into Darkness is the only of those films to be exhibited in IMAX 3D, but it was post-converted.) It wasn’t until recently that IMAX created a 3D digital camera, which will allow 3D capture in full IMAX. The first filmmaker to use that is Michael Bay on Transformers: Age of Extinction. That camera is much smaller and lighter than the other IMAX 3D cameras and will be used quite a bit in the future. There is no 2D digital IMAX camera, but one is being developed. Murray explains some more:
[The 3D digital camera] offers the full height aspect ratio. Our camera is based on a digital camera called Phantom. It’s a 3D camera, so we used two of their sensors and the reason we picked them was they were the closest sensor size to IMAX film frames. They’re not quite as big as IMAX film frames, but they are very close. They allow us to use the same lenses that we developed for our 3D film camera, which is much bigger and heavier. This 3D digital camera is very light and compact and easy to use.
Thanks to a post on 78dm.net we can now share the first look at three of the Transformers 4 Age of Extinction Power Attackers (AKA Power Battlers) figures. The toys shown are Bumblebee, Hound (using his placeholder name of Duke) and Swoop (AKA Strafe under his alias of Paulie). The toys confirm that Swoop / Strafe will have two heads in his animal form therefore suggesting that the "Dinobots" will be more like cybertronian beasts than based on Earth Dinosaurs. You can view the images below but please take care when visiting that thread on the 78dm.net website as it images that link to viruses.
ComicBookMovie.com have posted some scans from the Jan 2014 issue of Empire Magazine which show some new on-set images from Transformers: Age of Extinction. The images are from the Chinese shoot and feature Nicola Peltz being menaced by a green "prop claw", that will be replacec by a CGI render, the Autobots Drift and Crosshairs driving with Optimus Prime towards a destroyed vehicle, Jack Reynor and Mark Wahlberg appearing to have a conversation with the Bumblebee, who is in his retro mode, as well as some general cast and crew shots.
You can view the images after the jump along with the other Transformers 4 images.
The January 2014 issue of Empire Magazine contains a report from the Hong Kong set of Transformers 4 as well as a Transformers Age of Extinction themed cover which gives the world the first clear look at the CGI render for Optimus Prime's robot form. As previously reported, the 4th live action Transformers film is said to be set for more meelay combat with the character designs taking on a medieval theme.
Cheshi.com has posted images of the GAC Trumpchi E-Jet concept car which shows the car with an Autobot symbol, as well as bullet holes and scratches. Could this be confirmation that the GAC Trumpchi E-Jet concept car will be an Autobot, or does the insignia only appear so the general public recognise it as a Transformers related car?