We’ve heard many directors say that the latest installment of a feature franchise will be their last, and often times it’s not. The only possible way that could happen is if said director is already moving on with a new project or the franchise has already signed a different director. So in the case of Transformers 5, Michael Bay was indecisive on whether or not to direct the next feature. We all know what Paramount has done to secure that Transformers stays with them by hiring a number of writers to pen spinoffs, sequels, and prequels. And while most of those features are now confirmed, the studio was adamant on bringing back Bay for one more Transformers film.
And now it looks like he is obliging them. A new report says he will direct Transformers 5. More on the story below.
Tomorrow will see the nominations revealed for the Academy Awards, which celebrate the best in film, and as is custom, the nominees for the Golden Raspberry Awards — the very worst in film — were announced today.
Tying for the lead with 6 Razzie nods each are Transformers: Age of Extinction, the third Michael Bay sequel in the blockbuster franchise, and Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas, the “put Christ back in Christmas” comedy.
Big name stars like Mark Wahlberg, Nicholas Cage, Adam Sandler, Cameron Diaz, and Charlize Theron are all up for Worst acting awards this year, while Any Two Robots from Age Of Extinction is up for Worst Screen Combo.
See here below for the complete list of nominees for the 2015 Golden Raspberry Awards, which will be given out on February 21, 2015 (the day before the Academy Awards ceremony).
The Digital Wire returns and is packing more DVD and Blu-ray announcements than usual. This week we’ve got a brain pan-searing cornucopia of summer blockbusters and offbeat indie flicks as well as a mammoth box set guaranteed to bring joy into the life of that Doctor Who fan close to your heart.
Below you’ll find info on several future home video releases complete with technical specs, release dates, and links to pre-order at Amazon. We would greatly appreciate it if you use those links to order because a small percentage of each order helps keep this website running at max power. The cover art for certain titles has yet to be finalized.
Transformers: Age of Extinction Director: Michael Bay
Screenwriters: Ehren Kruger
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammar, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Titus Welliver, T.J. Miller, Li Bingbing Paramount Pictures
Rated PG-13 | 165 Minutes
Release Date: June 27, 2014
In Transformers: Age of Extinction, the Transformers are America’s most wanted. After the Fall of Chicago, CIA operative Harold Attinger (Kelsey Grammar) assembles Cemetery Wind, a strike team tasked with exterminating the remaining Autobots and Decepticons. His secret weapon is Lockdown, an intergalactic mercenary on a mission to capture Optimus Prime.
In rural Texas, struggling robotics inventor Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg) and his partner Lucas (T.J. Miller) purchase an old semi-truck in hopes of stripping it down for parts. Turns out the ol’ rust bucket is Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen), leader of the Autobots and the U.S. government’s public enemy number one.
A new trailer for the next installment in the Transformers franchise, Transformers: Age of Extinction, has been released.
Some of the trailer is stuff we’ve seen in previous previews—particularly early on—but there is plenty of new footage to check out as well, including more dinobot action and a well-bearded Transformer.