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Transformers: The Last Knight caused some controversy this past week, with the production decorating Blenheim Palace – the birthplace of Winston Churchill – with Nazi swastikas to shoot scenes featuring German tanks and extras dressed as Nazi soldiers.
As you might expect this upset a few people, with some veterans expressing their disgust at what they felt was disrespectful to Churchill’s memory, and now director Michael Bay has now spoken to the BBC to defend the decision to convert Blenheim Palace into a “Nazi HQ”.
“I just want to say, people were not fortunate enough to read the script, and they don’t know that Churchill in this movie is a big hero,” said Bay. “And Churchill would be smiling about Last Knight. They haven’t seen the movie, they don’t know the ending, and they don’t know how Churchill is a hero in this movie. So, as the staff said, »
- Gary Collinson
Earlier today, Mark Wahlberg held a Q&A session with his fans on Facebook Live, to promote his new movie Deepwater Horizon, which hits theaters on September 30. He teased a big surprise for another new project, Transformers 5. When asked about the upcoming movie, he revealed there are just a few weeks left in production, before stating that fans will "go crazy" for the Mini-Dinobots. Here's what he had to say during the Q&A session below.
"Right now we're shooting in London. I'm in New York City right now, doing some press for Deepwater Horizon, then I'll fly back to London to finish up the last couple of weeks on Transformers 5. It's a cool new story, it's kind of like a man on the run. Sir Anthony Hopkins is also in the film. We got a cool new cast, cool new robots, cool new villains and some cool new Dinobots. »
Back in June of this year, Michael Bay announced that he’d cast Freya – dubbed ‘Britain’s Loneliest Dog’, due to being passed over for adoption after being visited 18,000 times in her rescue centre – in Transformers: The Last Knight.
Paramount Pictures has now released a featurette which highlight’s Freya’s “wags to riches” story and sees her filming alongside Anthony Hopkins on the Alnwick Castle set of the upcoming action sequel; check it out here…
Transformers: The Last Knight reunites Michael Bay with franchise veterans Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and Stanley Tucci, while new additions to the cast include Isabela Moner (100 Things to Do Before High School), Jerrod Carmichael (Bad Neighbours), Laura Haddock (Guardians of the Galaxy), Santiago Cabrera (Merlin), Liam Garrigan (Once Upon a Time), Mitch Pileggi (The X-Files) and Anthony Hopkins »
- Gary Collinson
With production continuing on Transformers 5, the franchise's Facebook page debuted a new video that shows some of the Autobots in action. The video doesn't show much, but we get to see Bumblebee, Drift and Crosshairs rolling out. While that video will have to tide you over as far as footage is concerned, franchise producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura recently made a bold statement about the franchise at large, that has no plans of slowing down.
Shortly after the Facebook video debuted, Lorenzo di Bonaventura spoke with The Hollywood Reporter, to promote his new film Deepwater Horizon, in theaters September 30, when the talk eventually turned to the Transformers franchise. The producer has signed on for three more Transformers movies, and a spin-off centering on one of the most beloved Autobots, Bumblebee, which lead to him being asked if he was worried about "franchise fatigue," in light of several sequels tanking at the box office this summer. »
Everett directs from his own screenplay and will star alongside Colin Firth (The King’s Speech).
The cast is rounded out by Edwin Thomas (Churchill: 100 Days That Saved Britain), Colin Morgan (Merlin), Emily Watson (War Horse), Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton), Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1), Beatrice Dalle (Betty Blue), and John Standing (The Elephant Man).
The biopic tells the story of the last days of famed playwright Wilde. As he lies on his death bed, the past floods back to him, transporting him to other times and places.
The project will also shoot in France, Belgium and Italy.
Maze Pictures is producing with Entre Chien et Loup in co-production with Palomar. Beta Cinemas is handling worldwide sales.
The project »
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We know that Paramount's Transformers: The Last Knight will crossover into medieval times, with part of this story involving the iconic characters King Arthur (Liam Garrigan) and Merlin (Santiago Cabrera), but there may be another magical connection to this sequel as well. New set photos recently surfaced featuring Mark Wahlberg and Anthony Hopkins in the U.K., shoot in a particular location connected to the Harry Potter franchise. While it seems unlikely that these two fantasy sries will crossover, it's possible this location could have something to do with the King Arthur and Merlin story.
The Daily Mail has these latest, which were taken in front of Alnwick Castle in Northumbria, UK yesterday. While the production was clearly for Transformers 5, hardcore Harry Potter fans know that Alnwick Castle was used in several exterior shots to represent Hogwarts in the first two Harry Potter movies, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone »
The now-cw drama has cast the sci-fi staple (The 100, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Dollhouse) to join Season 2 as the gamblin’ supervillain, who, according to ComicBook.com, runs an underground alien fight club in National City and is eager to get Supergirl in the ring. She will appear in one episode, this season’s fourth.
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Lachman joins a loooong list of special guest stars set to grace »
— Sony Pictures (@SonyPictures) September 14, 2016
Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, humanity is on its last legs after Alice is betrayed by Wesker in Washington D.C. As the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead hordes, Alice must return to where the nightmare began – Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. In a race against time Alice will join forces with old friends, and an unlikely ally, in an action packed »
- Gary Collinson
Exclusive: Trio join recently launched House Productions to work across film and TV slate.
Leggett joins from Playground Television where he was director of development and where he developed high end drama series for the BBC, Channel 4, Sky & Starz. Prior to Playground, Leggett was senior development editor at Film4 working on films such as 71’, The Riot Club, Macbeth, 12 Years a Slave, High-Rise, Room and Black Sea.
Buckle most recently produced You, Me and the Apocalypse for Sky One/Working Title. She has also produced on Rev for BBC2/Big Talk, Being Human for BBC3/Touchpaper and worked extensively in script development for Working Title Television and Shine Drama, including developing »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
The first batch of Supergirl Season 2 photos are quite super indeed, featuring much of the reunited Kryptonian cousins.
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In addition to seeing Teen Wolf alum Tyler Hoechlin as both Superman and Clark Kent, you’ll also spy Lex Luthor’s sister Lena (Merlin’s Katie McGrath), as well as CatCo overlord Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart is confirmed to appear in the first two episodes, Greg Berlanti told IndieWire, and in a total of at least six).
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Last week, we showed you new set photos from the London set of Transformers: The Last Knight, which offered our first look at Mark Wahlberg and Laura Haddock on the set, along with another glimpse at Bumblebee. Very little is known about what was actually being shot, but today we have even more photos of the vehicles featured in this sequel, directed by Michael Bay. We're not sure how long production will last in London for, or if we'll get a glimpse of some of the other cast members as filming continues.
We reported last week that Stanely Tucci will reprise his role as Joshua Joyce from Transformers: Age of Extinction. He won't be the only star returning from that movie, with Mark Wahlberg returning as Cade Yeager, along with stars from the original trilogy, Josh Duhamel as Lennox and Tyrese Gibson as Epps. The cast also includes a number »
Let’s face it, Future Man, the odds were for ever in your favor before the pilot was greenlit.
Hulu announced on Friday that it has placed a 13-episode series order for the half-hour comedy starring Hunger Games‘ Josh Hutcherson. The project, whose exec producers include Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, follows a janitor by day/gamer by night who is recruited by mysterious visitors to travel through time in order to prevent the extinction of humanity. The story was conceived by Sausage Party scribes Ariel Shaffir and Kyle Hunter, as well as Howard Overman (Merlin)
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As production on Transformers: The Last Knight has shifted from Detroit to the U.K., new photos have arrived giving us our first look at Mark Wahlberg and Laura Haddock on set. These latest behind-the-scenes images also give us a sneak peek at Bumblebee in action on the streets of London, along with a first glimpse at Hot Rod. For now, it appears that the country is safe from director Michael Bay's explosive ways, but we don't know what other scenes are being filmed here in the future.
Several Twitter users debuted these photos of Mark Wahlberg and Laura Haddock, who announced her own casting in Transformers: The Last Knight on Twitter a few weeks ago. At the time, Laura Haddock revealed her excitement to be working alongside one of her idols from the 80s, Optimus Prime, while poking fun at co-star Mark Wahlberg, stating he's a "pretty big deal" as well. »
With production on Transformers: The Last Knight moving to the streets of London, some set photos have arrived online showing new cast addition Laura Haddock (Da Vinci’s Demons) alongside Bumblebee in his vehicle mode asa custom-built 2016 Chevrolet Camaro; take a look here…
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— cinelander (@cinelander) September 5, 2016
Transformers: The Last Knight reunites Michael Bay with franchise veterans Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and Stanley Tucci, while new additions to the cast include Isabela Moner (100 Things to Do Before High School), Jerrod Carmichael (Bad Neighbours), Laura Haddock (Guardians of the Galaxy), Santiago Cabrera (Merlin), Liam Garrigan (Once Upon a Time), Mitch Pileggi (The X-Files) and Anthony Hopkins (Thor: The Dark World). The film hits theaters on June 23rd, »
- Gary Collinson
Paramount's Transformers: The Last Knight will feature quite the intriguing cast, with Transformers: Age of Extinction star Mark Wahlberg returning as Cade Yeager, who will be joined by original Transformers trilogy stars Josh Duhamel as Lennox and Tyrese Gibson as Epps. While there is still much we don't know about the story, another cast member has been confirmed, with Stanley Tucci revealing he will be back as Joshua Joyce from Transformers: Age of Extinction. It isn't known if he has already filmed his role, but the actor confirmed the news during an appearance at the Deauville Film Festival in France over the weekend.
Variety reports that the actor confirmed his return in Deauville, which he attended to receive a career tribute award. His character Joshua Joyce is the head of Kinetic Solutions Incorporated, who was trying to create a series of man-made Transformers to defend America after the epic Battle of Chicago. »
During a trip to Deauville, France to attend his career tribute ceremony, Oscar-nominated actor Stanley Tucci revealed that he will be returning to the Transformers franchise for Michael Bay’s upcoming fifth installment, Transformers: The Last Knight.
In 2014’s much-maligned Transformers: Age of Extinction, Tucci played villain-turned-anti-hero Joshua Joyce. Joyce served as the CEO of Ksi (Kinetic Solutions Incorporated), a robot technology company devoted to building artificial Transformers. Despite his strict and business-like demeanour at work, Joyce proved to be a coward when faced with danger and at times was even a source of comic relief.
Quite a few actors who have previously stepped foot into the world of Autobots and Decepticons will be reprising their roles for 2017’s The Last Knight, including Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and Peter Cullen.
Tucci has certainly acquired a taste for big-budget blockbusters as of recent, considering how in addition to his role in the Transformers series, »
- Justin Cook
Director Michael Bay has taken to Instagram to share a new set video from Transformers: The Last Knight, which sees him using the specially designed ‘Bayhem’ handheld Red Camera to shoot an action scene full of action and explosions. Take a look at the video here…
See Also: Transformers: The Last Knight set photos seemingly confirm plot rumours
Transformers: The Last Knight reunites Michael Bay with franchise veterans Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and Peter Cullen, who will once again voice Autobot leader Optimus Prime. New additions to the cast include Isabela Moner (100 Things to Do Before High School), Jerrod Carmichael (Bad Neighbours), Laura Haddock (Guardians of the Galaxy), Santiago Cabrera (Merlin), Liam Garrigan (Once Upon a Time) and Anthony Hopkins (Thor: The Dark World). The film hits theaters on June 23rd, 2017.
- Gary Collinson
Earlier this week, we reported that Once Upon a Time star Liam Garrigan signed on to play King Arthur in Paramount's upcoming action sequel Transformers: The Last Knight. This essentially confirmed months of rumors that this sequel will have connections to the medieval story involving both King Arthur and the mystical legend Merlin. Today, we have new details that may reveal the inspiration for this tale. While this report hasn't been confirmed, it's possible this tale was actually pilfered from the original Transformers animated series.
Before Liam Garrigan was cast, who ironically played King Arthur on Once Upon a Time, there had been plot rumors that the story centers on Optimus Prime returning to Earth in search of a mysterious artifact, which has ties to both King Arthur and the magician Merlin. Santiago Cabrera, who had previously been cast but whose character was never revealed, is playing Merlin.The Hollywood »
Mashable reports that actor Liam Garrigan is in negotiations to play King Arthur in Paramount Pictures' Transformers: The Last Knight.Coincidently, Garrigan plays the same character on ABC's fantasy-drama Once Upon A Time.
Director Michael Bay is returning to direct with Mark Wahlberg return as Cade Jaegar. The film also stars Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Isabela Moner, Laura Haddock, Jerrod Carmichael, Gil Birmingham, Santiago Cabrera and Sir Anthony Hopkins.
Source: Mashable »
- Kellvin Chavez
The past few weeks have seen several Autobots and Decepticons revealed in Michael Bay’s Tranformers: The Last Knight, the latest in his Transformers film franchise. Not much has really been revealed on the human side though, but now comes news of the newest addition. Liam Garrigan, who played King Arthur in the television series Once Upon A Time, has been cast in the film as none other than… King Arthur.
This news comes from Mashable, who also say the wizard Merlin will play a role, though no one that we know of has yet been cast in that role. This is rather unusual news to hear of an actor playing the same character in two very separate franchises, but maybe Michael Bay is just a fan of Once Upon A Time? Merlin also played a fairly vital role in Once Upon A Time, as portrayed by Elliot Knight. Might »
- Ricky Church
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