After Paramount Pictures released a location photo of the cast and crew of Transformers: Age of Extinction, a new shot emerged on Michael Bay’s official website. It shows the 48-year-old director doing what he does best: blowing shit up!! Principal photography is well underway in Chicago, Illinois and Michigan on the latest Transformers movie as the action director shares with his fans what an average day at the office looks like for Michael Bay.
It’s not certain what’s going on in the scene Bay and his crew are shooting, but it’s most likely that it has something to do with big metal robots fighting other big metal robots, possibly Dinobots. Regardless, Bay makes film-making look really fun and exciting. Pictured with Bay is dolly grip John Murphy, while Andrew Cooper took the photo. Check out Bay’s website for a high-resolution photo of the image.
A few weeks ago, Paramount officially revealed the new sub-title for the fourth installment in the Transformers film series. Transformers: Age of Extinction points to an new era for the franchise, with the strong possibility that the Dinobots will be heavily featured. The studio also released the film’s first poster, which features a sort of fossilized Decepticon logo that also hints at the involvement of the prehistoric robotic aliens.
If you’re unfamiliar, the Dinobots are a sub-group of Transformers who take the form of dinosaurs. They made their first appearance in Generation One of the Transformers animated series. The original members include Grimlock, a T-Rex; Slag, a Triceratops; Sludge, an Apatosaurus; Snarl, a Stegosaurus; and Swoop, a Pteranodon. Paddles, an Elasmosaurus, only appeared in the comic book version of the property. While they don’t have an allegiance to any one faction, the Dinobots usually side with the Autobots.
At the moment, there are no plot details or a synopsis available for the new Age of Extinction, but Michael Bay describes the movie as a “chase from hell.” There have been rumors that the movie may feature fan-favorite villain Unicron, and the possible return of Megatron, whom Optimus Prime brutally killed at the end of Dark of the Moon. The epic Cybertron civil war between the Autobots and Decepticons is also rumored to be part of the new movie.
Bay also said that Age of Extinction would take place four years after the events of Dark of the Moon, and leaked location videos from the film’s production seem to confirm Bay’s statements. The leaked videos features all sorts of Anti-Transformers Propaganda, such as posters that read, “Remember Chicago,” which is a reference to the end of Dark of the Moon, and a menacing, evil-looking Transformer, with the caption, “It’s Watching You.”
Transformers: Age of Extinction features actors Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Brenton Thwaites, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci, Sophia Myles, T.J. Miller, Victoria Summer, and Kelsey Grammer as CIA Agent Harold Attinger.
Transformers: Age of Extinction will hit theaters everywhere on June 27, 2014, in 3D and IMAX.