Transformers: The Last Knight is currently in production and should have audiences expecting a lot of what they have seen before from director Michael Bay. There are sure to be plenty of explosions, but these Transformers films are also known for their human presence.
Bay has formed a reputation for being a very aggressive filmmaker, as far as being a taskmaster and wanting to get everything perfect when shooting his films. That doesn’t make the films any better or worse, but cast members and others have challenged him on this in the past. This is why it is great to see a look behind the scenes, as Bay is apparently also quite pleased to share at least part of the process.
On the official Facebook page for the Transformers films is a video shot by Bay himself on a selfie stick, while on set. There is about ten minutes of raw footage featuring Bay walking up to various cameramen and other filmmakers, as well as stars Mark Wahlberg and Jerrod Carmichael. They are all in the middle of shooting a scene on a set decorated to look like a building under attack. Obviously there are no special effects, aside from some smoke machines in play, but Bay is having plenty of fun holding up his selfie stick and being a director at the same time.
Bay is no stranger to social media. He has used Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to reveal a variety of news concerning the upcoming sequel in regards to casting announcements, which Transformers will be back, and other set videos showing his filmmaking in action.
For better or worse, Bay is a director with a defined cinematic vision. That vision happens to involve fancy shots, erratic editing at times and lots of explosions, but the man knows what he likes. While Bay has his share of haters and rumors persist about his behavior while filming, there is something to enjoy about seeing how a filmmaker gets along with his crew and what the process is like on these giant, visual effects-heavy features.
Transformers: The Last Knight is the fifth installment in the movie franchise, which has been largely panned by critics but nonetheless enjoyed consistently high numbers at the box office. According to the rumored plot details, the movie will see Optimus Prime return to Earth in search of an important artifact with links to King Arthur.
Transformers: The Last Knight opens in U.S. theaters on June 23, 2017, followed by the Bumblebee spinoff on June 8, 2018, and Transformers 6 on June 28, 2019.
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