IMDb > Michael Bay > News
Quicklinks
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDesk
Filmographies
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
Biographical
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDesk
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

News for
Michael Bay (I) More at IMDbPro »

Connect with IMDb



2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 1970

1-20 of 667 items from 2017   « Prev | Next »


‘Ouija’ Director Stiles White Boards Supernatural Thriller ‘Forgotten’ (Exclusive)

14 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ouija” director Stiles White has come on board the supernatural thriller “Forgotten” for Ld Entertainment, Variety has learned.

White will team with his spouse and writing partner Juliet Snowden to pen the script. Snowden is also executive producing.

“Forgotten” is an English-language adaptation of the 2012 German supernatural thriller “Du Hast Es Versprochen,” set on a remote island where two women reunite at a childhood vacation home. It explores themes of fear and friendship as the pair find themselves haunted by the ghost of a girl from their past.

Ld Entertainment will be financing. Producers are Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon, and Jennifer Monroe of Ld Entertainment alongside Alison Rosenzweig and Michael Gaeta of Gaeta Rosenzweig Films.

White made his directing debut on 2014’s “Ouija,” helming from a script he co-wrote with Snowden. Produced by Jason Blum and Michael Bay, “Ouija” was a major financial success for Universal as it grossed more than $100 million worldwide on a $5 million budget »

- Dave McNary

Permalink | Report a problem


Box Office Democracy: Transformers: The Last Knight

27 June 2017 5:00 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

It’s strange to describe a movie as Michael Bay’s id run amok.  Bay is already seemingly the living embodiment of the collective id of every even slightly repressed filmmaker to come before him.  Transformers: The Last Knight is dozens and dozens of bad ideas stuck together with slow motion CGI and glistening skin.  There’s a Transformer in this movie who has a gun that makes things move in slow motion.  That’s either proof that Bay has no idea that people use his cliches to ridicule him, or proof he doesn’t care because no one will ever stop giving him giant piles of money to figuratively light on fire every couple of years.  This is not the loving work of someone who grew up loving the toys or the cartoons or any of that; this is someone who smashed his toys together until they broke and »

- Arthur Martinez-Tebbel

Permalink | Report a problem


Slideshow: Chicago Red-Carpet Premiere of ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’

26 June 2017 1:50 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Previous | Image 1 of 10 | NextMark Wahlberg is Cade in ‘Transformers: The Last Knight.’

Chicago – The Windy City became the “transforming” city on June 20th, 2017, as the major cast members and director Michael Bay walked the Red Carpet for the premiere of their new film “Transformers: The Last Knight.” The special Red Carpet event was on a barge on the Chicago River, behind the legendary Civic Opera House. Mark Wahlberg, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel and Laura Haddock were among the cast members that were there.

And HollywoodChicago.com photographer Joe Arce was also there, and captured these Exclusive Portraits of the cast as they walked the Red Carpet. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All photos © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

TRANSFORM1: Mark Wahlberg is Cade in ‘Transformers: The Last Knight.’ TRANSFORM2: »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

Permalink | Report a problem


Monday Morning Box Office Report: Transformers: The Last Knight Runs Out of Gas Domestically

26 June 2017 8:22 AM, PDT | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

It would appear that North American moviegoers are finally starting to cool on Michael Bay’s Transformers series as Transformers: The Last Knight limped to the lowest domestic opening for the series to date, earning just $69.1 million over five days ($45.3 million over three). The only other installment that opened on a Wednesday was Transformers: […] »

- Sean

Permalink | Report a problem


'Transformers 5' Box Office: How Far the Bots Have Fallen

26 June 2017 6:40 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Over the July Fourth holiday in 2007, Transformers morphed into a record-setting blockbuster, amassing $155.4 million in its six-day North American opening.

The tentpole, directed by Michael Bay and starring Shia Labeouf, launched a new franchise for Paramount and Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks. Paramount owned DreamWorks — which had been developing the project for years — at the time of the film's release. When the two companies divorced a year later, Paramount got to keep the rights to Transformers, based on the classic Hasbro toys (Spielberg still gets an executive producing credit).

Fast-forward to this past weekend, when Transformers: The Last »

- Pamela McClintock

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ could win Oscars and Razzies

26 June 2017 5:15 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Transformers: The Last Knight,” the fifth and (hopefully) final film in the franchise opened this weekend to bad reviews but boffo box office. While the critics have never warmed to these popcorn pictures helmed by Michael Bay, the notices for this outing were particularly savage. However, they didn’t keep people from flocking to theaters and […] »

- Paul Sheehan

Permalink | Report a problem


Transformers: The Last Knight box office struggles, Blade Runner 3, Spider-Man: Homecoming a hit and more – Weekend News Roundup

26 June 2017 12:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Last Outing?

Back in 2014, Transformers: Age of Extinction was roundly trashed by critics but the film ended up being the only release to pass $1 billion at the box office that year. It seemed like Transformers was a critic-proof franchise. However the fifth outing, Transformers: The Last Knight, has had a very poor showing at the domestic box office which will pile pressure on its international presence. Transformers: The Last Knight took advantage of a 5-day opening to earn $69.1 million, although its official weekend opening was just $45.3 million. 2007’s Transformers opened to $70 million while Transformers: Age of Extinction earned $100 million over the three-day period. Luckily, the international opening was much better, and in total the $217 million production has made $265 million worldwide. Read more here.

Bay Not Out

Although it’s not been great box office news for Michael Bay, his star Mark Wahlberg doesn’t think he’s done with the franchise yet. »

- Luke Owen

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Okja’ Exclusive: Bong Joon Ho Takes You On Set Of His Biggest Film Ever — Watch

26 June 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Okja” is just days away from premiering on Netflix, and with it comes another brilliant Bong Joon Ho movie full of memorable characters and such carefully handled tonal changes that you have no choice but to be entertained.

Read More: ‘Okja’ Review: Bong Joon Ho Delivers His ‘E.T.’ With Delightful Tale of a Mutant Pig and the Girl Who Loves Her

Director Bong Joon Ho’s desire to work with the most talented actors and craftspeople in their respective fields resulted in a global production that brought together a diverse pool of talent both in front of and behind the camera. Shot across several countries, oceans apart, Director Bong united cultures with his singular vision: a story of love and friendship that is truly universal.

In the featurette, the cast and filmmakers of “Okja” describe how they transcended borders to bring their story to the screen. Watch never-before-seen interviews with stars Tilda Swinton, »

- Zack Sharf

Permalink | Report a problem


Transformers 5's Isabela Moner Talks Snapchatting with Anthony Hopkins & Her Improvising Spanish Curse Words

25 June 2017 10:03 PM, PDT | CineMovie | See recent CineMovie news »

Transformers: The Last Knight's Isabela Moner stars as a street smart orphan in Michael Bay's fifth Transformers movie. The scene stealer brought a little of her Latina self to the movie, and she tells us how she helped introduce Sir Anthony Hopkins to Snapchat. The 15-year-old actress also reveals other behind the scenes details including one with Josh Duhamel.

Read More »

- info@cinemovie.tv (Super User)

Permalink | Report a problem


China Box Office: 'Transformers 5' Opens to Huge $123M, but Can It Hold?

25 June 2017 8:20 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

To the surprise of absolutely no one, Paramount's Transformers: The Last Knight made a major ruckus at the Chinese box office over the weekend.

The fifth installment in Michael Bay's critically maligned, commercially smash-successful franchise opened to a huge $123 million in the Middle Kingdom. And yet, some in the market might view that tally as just a touch disappointing. Going into the summer, the big question for China industry watchers was whether Universal's Fast 8 or Paramount's T5 would emerge as 2017's local box-office champ. It's now clear that Vin Diesel and company have the title locked up: The »

- Patrick Brzeski

Permalink | Report a problem


Bo Report: The latest 'Transformers' again shows a tiring with franchises

25 June 2017 7:30 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

'Transformers: The Last Knight'..

Moviegoers in Australia and internationally increasingly are showing signs of fatigue with the never-ending procession of Hollywood franchises.

The latest examples: The underwhelming debuts of the fifth film in the Transformers series and the third edition of Cars.

That coupled with the fast-sinking Pirates of the Caribbean 5 and The Mummy reboot indicates studios should spend more money on original content and less on tiring franchises.

The top 20 titles collectively minted $17 million last weekend, down 5 per cent on the previous frame, according to Numero..

Of the new independent releases, A Quiet Passion and Hindi drama Tubelight registered well while Una was Ok and McLaren tanked.

Paramount.s Transformers: The Last Knight rang up $4.46 million from 285 locations and $4.7 million with previews. That.s way down on the $8.8 million debut of Transformers: Age of Extinction in 2014, which finished up with $26.9 million.

Michael Bay.s bombastic action-adventure starring Mark Wahlberg, »

- Don Groves

Permalink | Report a problem


Cinemaholics #20: Transformers: The Last Knight Review

25 June 2017 5:27 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Is there more than meets the eye when it comes to Transformers: The Last Knight? The Cinemaholics are back this week to discuss, along with special guest C.J. Mellon from That Kind of Nerd. Directed by Michael Bay for (perhaps) the last time, The Last Knight made a less-than-stellar impression on audiences and critics this weekend, but the Cinemaholics are ready to dish out their own take on the fifth entry of the franchise.

Later in the show for mini-reviews, the Cinemaholics talk about Glow on Netflix, starring Alison Brie in a show about the “gorgeous ladies of wrestling” during the height of WWE in the 1980s. They also review Friends from College, another new Netflix show coming out on July 14th and starring Keegan Michael Key and Cobie Smulders. Finally, the third season of iZombie gets a quick review and recommendation.

For more, here are the links to »

- Jon Negroni

Permalink | Report a problem


AnarchyVision: Transformers: The Last Knight, 47 Meters Down, A Visit To Wine Country

25 June 2017 2:30 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

In this edition, I take an ambivalent look at Michael Bay's latest, a scuba scare flick that betrayed my ability to suspend disbelief, and the Niagara County wine-soaked flick The Colossal Failure of The Modern Relationship...

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...] »

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ is a Transformula for Failure, and Other Sad Box Office Stories

25 June 2017 1:24 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Rival studios gave “Transformers: The Last Knight” a wide berth, not that it was necessary. While that assured its entry at #1, it set the wrong kind of record as the lowest-opening entry in Paramount’s “Transformers” franchise. A Wednesday opening camouflages the size of its weekend drop, and while its worldwide haul stands at just under $200 million, once again domestic theaters are the major losers.

There’s scattered good news, including another strong hold for “Wonder Woman,” but this was another down weekend led by another lackluster sequel.

Read More: Studios Are Right: Rotten Tomatoes Has Ruined Film Criticism — Opinion

Next weekend should change the tone with “Despicable Me 3” (Universal) primed for a possible $100 million opening, with Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver” (Sony) and the Will Ferrell/Amy Poehler comedy “The House” adding to the potential. The need for a gamechanger keeps getting bigger.

The Top Ten

1. Transformers: The Last Knight »

- Tom Brueggemann

Permalink | Report a problem


Transformers 5 Box Office: Robots In Disguise Are Number One, But It's Not Great News

25 June 2017 1:03 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Michael Bay's Transformers movies continue to be titans at the box office - but with each passing film, it seems that status is diminishing. »

Permalink | Report a problem


3 Reasons Why ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Folded at the Domestic Box Office

25 June 2017 1:03 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

By almost any measure, $69 million is a heck of a lot of money.

Not so for “Transformers: The Last Knight,” which is tracking to make that much in North America during its five-day opening frame. The problem isn’t just that it’s up against a $217 million production budget, although that’s part of it. With China powering an estimated $196.2 million international opening, Paramount and Hasbro are leaning on the film’s global appeal to justify its place in the series.

But the bigger red flag for “Transformers” No. 5 lies in the franchise’s history of opening at around $100 million domestically for the past three installments. This raises a lot of questions, all centering around who or what is to blame for “The Last Knight’s” lower numbers. Here are three reasons why the movie may have underperformed.

Related

Wonder Woman’: How Patty Jenkins Saved the DC Extended Universe

1. Franchise Fatigue Strikes Again

It’s a »

- Seth Kelley

Permalink | Report a problem


3 Reasons Why ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Folded at the Domestic Box Office

25 June 2017 1:03 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

By almost any measure, $69 million is a heck of a lot of money.

Not so for “Transformers: The Last Knight,” which is tracking to make that much in North America during its five-day opening frame. The problem isn’t just that it’s up against a $217 million production budget, although that’s part of it. With China powering an estimated $196.2 million international opening, Paramount and Hasbro are leaning on the film’s global appeal to justify its place in the series.

But the bigger red flag for “Transformers” No. 5 lies in the franchise’s history of opening at around $100 million domestically for the past three installments. This raises a lot of questions, all centering around who or what is to blame for “The Last Knight’s” lower numbers. Here are three reasons why the movie may have underperformed.

1. Franchise Fatigue Strikes Again

It’s a different verse of the same song. This »

- Seth Kelley

Permalink | Report a problem


Weekend Box Office Report: June 23-25, 2017

25 June 2017 12:49 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Transformers on top! Director Michael Bay's seemingly interminable robot war hit theaters once more this weekend and put Transformers: The Last Knight in first place at the box office with an estimated $45.3 million! The fifth chapter in the ongoing battle between Autobots and Decepticons has a domestic total of $69 million since it launched on Wednesday. Neither figure comes close to the... Read More »

- Dave Davis

Permalink | Report a problem


Transformers: The Last Knight opens to $265 million worldwide, but a franchise low in the U.S.

25 June 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like audiences – or Western ones, at least – may finally be tiring of the Transformers franchise, with the latest instalment Transformers: The Last Knight debuting to a series low at the U.S. box office, grossing a $69.1 million five-day opening, and just $45.3 million across the Friday to Sunday period.

For comparison, the previous franchise low was the first Transformers, which opened with $70.5 million back in 2007, while the fourth entry Transformers: Age of Extinction began its run in 2014 with $100.0 million.

It’s not all bad news for The Last Knight though, as the film did pull in a further $196.2 million from international markets, including a hefty $123.4 million from China. The international opening is actually up on Age of Extinction, which kicked off with $189.1 million on its way to $858.6 million internationally and a $1.104 billion total worldwide.

See Also: Mark Wahlberg doesn’t think Michael Bay will quit Transformers franchise, Transformers 6 not »

- Gary Collinson

Permalink | Report a problem


Transformers: The Last Knight Opens to Franchise-Low with $69.1M

25 June 2017 10:25 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As of this writing, Transformers: The Last Knight, the fifth installment in the Transformers series directed by Michael Bay looks to bring in $69.1 million domestically. The movie may make its initial tracking projection of $70 million by the end of the day, which would still make it the lowest grossing Transformers opening for the franchise in it's 10-year history. The first installment of the series earned $70.5 million back in 2007 and was the highest grossing non-sequel movie of 2007., topping the box office in 10 countries.

Variety is reporting that Transformers: The Last Knight is performing well overseas much like other summer blockbusters like The Mummy so it may end up turning a profit after recouping its $217 million budget. The Last Knight made $41 million on opening day in China alone, making the projected end of the weekend box office at somewhere around $196.2 million, which is definitely nothing to scoff at. The movie comes at »

- MovieWeb

Permalink | Report a problem


2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 1970

1-20 of 667 items from 2017   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners