Michael Bay took to his personal website to announce that principal photography for Transformers: Age of Extinction has completed. To say he is proud of what he, star Mark Wahlberg, and his entire cast and crew have accomplished is probably too simple of a description. Well, first he had to clarify something.
“It is a drag talking to reporters on sets. Why? Because often times they take your words and skew things to their liking? Then the crazy, lazy game of reporting on what other writers story’s reported me saying and then suddenly it becomes skewed Internet truth. So I waste my time to restate exactly what I did say, again,” Bay said.
“No I did not ‘apologize’ for any Transformers movies. I did not say I shot the last three movies “less cool” then the new fourth installment. I was talking specifically about camera style and tone, of the first movie compared to how I shot the new installment with a very big scale, cinematic style. I was very specific in saying the first Transformers was shot in a ‘generic suburbia’ area, not trying to be cool with any cinematic flashes. I wanted it to feel like this could happen in any backyard in the United States.”
Then… Bay got to talking about filming the fourth Transformers film. Clearly he feels he has made the best one yet. Fans will have to wait until June 27, 2014 to see it. But they will have a trailer, Bay hopes, that will air during the Super Bowl. Judging by those first Transformers: Age of Extinction photos, it should be a marvel.
“So that brings me to letting Transformers fans know that we have completed our five and half month shoot. We got back from a month long shoot in China. My crew and I had a fantastic time shooting in Hong Kong and Mainland China. It was an amazing experience, and I love the country,” Bay said.
“My cast was absolutely fantastic, and a very fun group to work with. We are working hard cutting the movie right now. I think the first piece comes out for the Super Bowl and a teaser right after that. And yes, I’m very excited about this new movie.”