Bosses at Paramount Pictures are developing a Transformers spin-off based on Autobot Bumblebee.
Studio executives have announced the sixth installment in the blockbuster franchise will focus on the bright-yellow daredevil Bumblebee, which can turn into a Chevrolet Camaro.
"There are characters in the Transformers universe that can be and should be made into their own movies," Paramount Pictures chairman and CEO Brad Grey tells The Hollywood Reporter. "We will make the first movie with Michael and go right into a Bumblebee movie, which will be at a lower cost."
Continue reading: Transformers Spin-off In The Works
Actress Megan Fox used to fear the 30th birthday.
The Transformers beauty hits the age marker in May (16), and admits she no longer dreads becoming a 30-something.
"When you're young, that sounds so old," she explained during an appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show on Tuesday (09Feb16). "When you're in high school or even when you're in your early 20s, it still sounds like, 'By the time I'm 30, I should just give up. What's the point of going on at that age?'"
Now Megan is on the verge of a new decade, she has realised she feels exactly the same as she did a few years ago.
Continue reading: Megan Fox: 'I Used To Dread The Big 3-0'
Paramount Pictures are considering expanding the 'Transformers' universe and Akiva Goldsman is in negotiations to head up the writing team.
The Transformers universe will be expanding and Paramount, the studios behind the hit films, are in negotiations to hire Akiva Goldsman to head a group of writers to pen a series of Transformers scripts. If Goldsman is hired, he will be working alongside director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg.
The Transformers universe will be expanding in a series of sequels and spin-off movies.
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The Monuments Men star Goodman will provide the voice of Hound, while Watanabe has joined the all-star cast as Drift.
They join Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime) and Frank Welker (Galvatron) among the voice stars of the new blockbuster, which is currently in post-production.
Continue reading: John Goodman & Ken Watanabe To Voice Robots In New Transformers Film
The two men played loud music in an attempt to disrupt the Transformers 4 shoot in Hong Kong.
A man has been jailed for attempting to blackmail the Transformers 4 film crew while they were shooting scenes in Hong Kong. Mak Chi-shing was sentenced to two years in jail and his brothers six weeks for assaulting a police officer, according to BBC News.
Michael Bay Got Caught Up In A Scuffle in Hong Kong
The men ran a shop near where the crew were filming in October. They refused to close the store to accommodate the crew and demanded $13,000.
Police in Hong Kong are investigating a second extortion plot on the set of the latest installment of Transformers.
The cast and crew of Transformers: Age of Extinction are currently on location in the region and officials claim that on Tuesday (22Oct13) a female production staffer was setting up a shoot when four men "intimidated her and asked for money".
A 35-year-old man has since been arrested. Police are classing the case as blackmail and have directed the force's anti-Triad organised crime squad to oversee the investigation.
Continue reading: Police Probe Second Extortion Attempt On Transformers Set
Mark Wahlberg has taken over leading man status from Shia LaBeouf in the fourth film of the Michael Bay action blockbuster franchise and it appears there will be a few other major cast changes.
Duhamel, who played soldier William Lennox in all three Transformers movies released to date, broke the news to fans via Twitter.com on Thursday (20Jun13) when one follower asked if he was making another blockbuster.
Continue reading: Josh Duhamel Won't Be Back For Transformers 4
Can Michael Bay regain some of his reputation with Transformers 4?
American comedian T.J. Miller is joining Mark Wahlberg in Michael Bay's Transformers 4, according to industry website The Wrap. The Paramount movie reboots the live-action cast of the franchise, with Wahlberg and Nicola Peltz taking the reins from Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox and Rosie Huntington-Whitely.
Miller will play a blue-collar mechanic who is a long-time friend of Wahlberg's character. The Transformers franchise has been a bit of a joke for a couple of movies now, though Paramount and Michael Bay appear to be making every effort to make the fourth instalment a true return to form. We certainly admire the unusual casting decisions, including the recent acquisition of Kelsey Grammar to play the villain.
Miller is currently shooting Universal and Gold Circle's comedy Search Party and is probably best known for his movies Yogi Bear and She's Out Of My League.
The actor has landed a coveted role in the upcoming fourth installment of the hit franchise, but the movies are currently unpopular with his partner Rhea Durham after their four-year-old son Brendan learned a curse word from watching the first film.
Wahlberg says, "My four year old screamed 's**t!' the other day, when his brother knocked the football out of his hand. I almost laughed, but thankfully I was able to hold it in... I said, 'Where did you hear that kind of language?' and he looked up at me and said, 'Transformers'. Then I told my wife, and we have the Transformers Dvds down in their (the kids') room - so they've been taken away now. But I hope they get to see the new one."
Alec Baldwin has expressed his disappointment after private emails exchanged between himself and Shia LaBeouf were made public by the Transformers star on Wednesday (20Feb13), after quitting their Broadway play Orphans.
LaBeouf was due to make his New York stage debut opposite Baldwin and Tom Sturridge next month (Mar13), but he bowed out of the show due to "creative differences" after apparently clashing with the veteran actor.
LaBeouf published screen shots of his email correspondence with Baldwin, director Daniel Sullivan and playwright Lyle Kessler on his Twitter.com page in a bid to explain his sudden decision to leave the production.
Continue reading: Alec Baldwin Disappointed Shia Labeouf Made Private Emails Public