I’ve started blogging this movie a little late in, sorry for that. I’ve been a tad busy getting married and so on. Where shall we begin? Principle photography for the third Transformers movie started at the end of May, with a rumored budget of $200m. The Transformers 3 release date is currently set to July 1st, 2011, likely to be in 3D — but that cardboard cut-out converted 3D rather than an Avatar immersive 3D. A change from the previous two movies, Orci and Kurtzman step out, and Ehren Kruger takes centre stage as writer of the third part in the soon to be trilogy. As a trilogy, according to Bay, this will be the final part, “it really ends”.
Shooting in Washington DC, Chicago, Detroit and Moscow. Possibly also in Africa, China and Texas.
In interviews, the film makers have promised to include more character development and solid storytelling, parts of TF2 severely lacked in these departments. Rather than all out robot carnage, Michael Bay says this movie is shaping up to have a bit of mystery; rumors suggest that it’ll revolve around a Transformers link hidden in the USA/USSR space race, involving Soundwave. Meanwhile, Sam is growing up and moving on.
The big story, Megan Fox is out, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is in — but not as Mikaela, her character is called Carly. Newcomers also include Frances McDormand, John Malkovich and Alan Tudyk.
Shia LaBeouf — Sam Witwicky
Josh Duhamel — Captain Lennox
Tyrese Gibson — Master Sergeant Epps
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley — Carly
John Turturro — Agent Simmons
John Malkovich — Sam’s boss
Frances McDormand — National Intelligence Director
Patrick Dempsey — Carly’s boss
Transformers line up
Bumblebee –2011 Chevy Camaro
Ratchet — 2009 Hummer H3
Ironhide — 2007 GMC Topkick C4500
Skids — 2011 Chevy Sparks
Mudflap — 2011 Chevy Sparks
Sideswipe — 2012 Chevy Corvette Centennial
Starscream — F-22 Raptor
Soundwave — Satellite and Cybertronian jet
Unknown cars spotted on set include a Ferrari 458 Italia and a blue 2011 Mercedes Benz E350, believed to be autobots. Three Nascar automobiles and a Chevy Tahoe vehicle have also been spotted, believed to be decepticons.