Michael Bay on the Set of Transformers 4 The Age of Extinction. Dolly grip John Murphy. Photo by Andrew Cooper. Download the hi res version http://bayhem.com/183KxTi
Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor on the set of Transformers 4 The Age Of Extinction. Photo by Andrew Cooper. High resolution: http://bayhem.com/1beWtCP
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UK/AU/NZ/NETH – TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION
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Michael Bay didn’t wait long to break out the special effects during Transformers 4 filming.
The action director delivered explosions and flipped cars on Friday, which was the first day of filming in Chicago. The scene was shot on the plaza in McCormick Place but was set in Hong Kong. The taxis, buses and Coca Cola truck parked on the streets had Chinese writing, as did the signs and advertisements in the area, including one for a Hong Kong Opera.
“Part of the movie is set in Chicago, and some of what they’re filming here is supposed to be Hong Kong,” said Chicago Film Office director Rich Moskal by email.
The many extras involved in Friday’s shoot were repeatedly asked to scream and run through the plaza at full speed. From what exactly? I’m not sure, but I’m guessing it involved destruction and was big, judging by the way some of the crowed looked up.
The best stunt, however, was saved for last.
Bay had two cars flip over and catch fire in unison as a series of explosions went off around them in the grassy area of the plaza, much to the delight of the small crowd watching from the lobby of the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place hotel.
Filming on Saturday and Sunday will take place in the Near East Side neighborhood. There is no word on whether star Mark Wahlberg, who didn’t appear to be on set Friday, will take part in the weekend shoot.
Pictured left to right: Jack Reynor; Mark Wahlberg; 2nd Assistant B-Camera Casey “Walrus” Howard; 1st Assistant B-Camera John Kairis with back to camera; B-camera Operator Lukasz Bielan; Director Michael Bay; and Director of Photography Amir Mokri. High resolution photo: http://bayhem.com/1c0euov
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Given Blomkamp’s problem with most contemporary sci-fi films—he doesn’t know what they’re about, “other than shit exploding and spaceships and stuff”—it’s jarring to hear about his affection for Michael Bay, Hollywood’s preeminent exploder of shit. Blomkamp and Copley are in a booth at the ArcLight cafè9 prior to the promotional event, and when Bay’s name comes up, Copley exclaims, “Michael Bay? Ohhhh!” Blomkamp has a more measured take: “It’s not just blowing stuff up,” he says. “I like the way he composes scenes and action. He’s inspiring.” (Turns out Blomkamp is a longtime Bay fanboy; when he was 19, he made a failed pilgrimage to LA to meet the man.)
He’s one of Asia’s top stars in the worlds of music, television and movies and has become one of the most influential entertainers in China.
Now he’ll also be known for Transformers 4. Welcome Han Geng to the cast of Transformers 4. – Michael Bay
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To everyone in the US and serving abroad Happy 4th of July!
Every time I see this scene, it always gets to me. It gives me goose bumps. I love it.
In the summer of ’98 I had a crappy summer job in college. It had a bad day at work and luckily I got out early. I drove by the theater and bought a ticket just to forget about the bad shift I just had. It was a wonderful way to end the day.
It’s still my favorite Michael Bay film.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Called “outrageously entertaining” (Marlow Stern, Newsweek), “hilarious, smart, clever and fresh” (Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly) and “the guy flick of 2013” (Stephen Rebello, Playboy), director Michael Bay’s hilarious dark comedy PAIN & GAIN gets pumped on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD and On Demand August 27, 2013 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. And only for the real Doers, the film will be available on Digital two weeks early on August 13th. Based on an unbelievable true story, PAIN & GAIN stars Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie as a group of personal trainers in 1990s Miami who, in pursuit of the American Dream, get caught up in a criminal enterprise that goes horribly wrong. Hailed by critics as “a new American classic” (Shawn Edwards, FOX-TV), this pitch dark comedy is “unhinged, frenetic, darkly funny” (Alynda Wheat, People) and “like Pulp Fiction—without the fiction!” (Mark S. Allen, KMAX-TV). Adapted for the screen by writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely from articles written by journalist Pete Collins, PAIN & GAIN also stars Tony Shalhoub (“Monk”), Ed Harris (A History of Violence), Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine), Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids), Ken Jeong (The Hangover) and Bar Paly (The Ruins).
The Blu-ray release available for purchase will be enabled with UltraViolet, a new way to collect, access and enjoy movies. With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them – reliably and securely – to a variety of devices.
PAIN & GAIN Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack
The PAIN & GAIN Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The combo pack includes access to a digital copy of the film as well as the following:
• Feature film in high definition
• Feature film in standard definition
PAIN & GAIN Single-Disc DVD
The single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc includes the feature film in standard definition.
Paramount Pictures presents a De Line Pictures Production of a Michael Bay Film: “Pain and Gain.” Produced by Donald De Line, Michael Bay and Ian Bryce. Based on the magazine articles by Pete Collins. Screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. Directed by Michael Bay.