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There’s more to Hollywood movies than what you think you see and hear on screen. “The average moviegoer might assume that all of the sound they hear in a theater when they go to a movie was recorded on set, and that’s absolutely not the case,” supervising sound editor Erik Aadahl told TheWrap for “Eyes & Ears on the Oscars,” a new video in partnership with Dolby. Aadahl, an Oscar nominee for “Argo” and “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” was one of several below-the-line stars who shared his insights and experience. Also Read: 'Mad Max,' 'Star Wars, »
- Wrap Staff
Over the weekend, Vin Diesel shared the first promotional image for Fast & Furious 8, which is set to see director F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job, Straight Outta Compton) picking up the baton from Fast & Furious 7 helmer James Wan for what’s said to be the first instalment of “one last trilogy to end the saga”.
Speaking to Collider to promote the home-entertainment release of Straight Outta Compton, Gray has been discussing his plans for the eighth instalment of the action series, stating that he plans “to bring something different to the franchise while still satisfying what the fans want.”
“[Vin and I] talked about all of the Fast movies up to this point, and where could we go,” states Gray. “I think he was really happy with the vision I have for the franchise and I was really happy about where he sees not only his character going but the franchise itself, »
- Gary Collinson
Fast & Furious franchise star Vin Diesel has unveiled the first official Fast 8 photo on his Instagram account. Interestingly enough, the picture not only is a nice tease for fans anxiously awaiting the eight installment, but it also confirms that the film will primarily be shooting in New York City, considering that the image shows many of the city’s skyscrapers, including the Empire State Building. The tagline “New Roads Ahead” goes to show that the series will be heading in a different direction with its next entry. See it for yourself here…
On top of NYC, reports also suggest that the film will do some shooting in Cuba.
Last year, Furious 7 defied expectations at the box office and further confirmed that »
- Justin Cook
His reason for returning to the series this time though is a bit frustrating, because it has nothing to do with liking Michael Bay or not as a filmmaker. Instead, it highlights the ongoing issue Hollywood has with tentpole blockbusters and sequels.
In an interview with Collider, Bay once again says this Transformers will be his last, but when called out on his backpedaling he said “Yeah, I know, right? But it’s like, that’s all they want to do is franchises. That’s all they want to do. I had to beg to get to make [13 Hours]”
I haven’t seen 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi yet, »
- Robert Kojder
The next Transformers movie, Transformers 5, might just be a pivotal one in the future of the film series. After all, it's little secret that Paramount is working on a Transformers cinematic universe, and presumably Transformers 5 will be the gateway to that.
After he'd made the third Transformers film, Dark Of The Moon, director Michael Bay said that he wouldn't be back for the fourth. But he was. And after he'd made the fourth movie, Age Of Extinction, Michael Bay said he wouldn't be back for the fifth.
You can guess where this is going, right?
"Transformers, I still have a great time", Bay said. »
Last summer, Paramount and Hasbro put together a group of writers to come up with ideas for Transformers 5, along with future sequels and spinoffs, with Michael Bay slated to direct, despite stating that Transformers: Age of Extinction would be his last movie in the franchise. Today, the director confirmed that he is coming back to direct Transformers 5, claiming that this new project will, in fact, be his last time at the helm of a Transformers movie. While no official story details have been given yet, a new profile on Michael Bay from Rolling Stone reveals some interesting new details.
During the magazine's time with the filmmaker, they were on hand for a video conference call with Industrial Light and Magic, where the director was shown, "an underwater rendering of a crash-landed alien spaceship, then a new dump-truck Transformer with a cloak." No specific details were given for either »
Every time director Michael Bay goes to make a new Transformers movie, he claims it will be his last. He stated this before directing 2011's Transformers: Dark of the Moon. And then, he made the same claim after eventually agreeing to direct 2014's Transformers: Age of Extinction. Today, has confirmed that he will once again reluctantly return to direct Transformers 5. And, true to form, he claims it will be his last. But will it really? During an interview with Rolling Stone, the director solidified his involvement in Transformers 5, adding that he's definitely ready to move on from the blockbuster franchise.
"I'm doing Transformers ... 5, is it? I've taken on a lot of work. Transformers, I still have a great time. It's fun to do a movie that 100 million people will see. But this is the last one. I have to pass the reins to someone else. J.J. [Abrams] told me, »
7 items from 2016
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