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    November 27, 2008

    TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN (PREVIEW)

    Before you get yourself too excited once you see this title..don't be, because our all time beloved ass'kicking robots, Transformers 2 (titled Revenge of the Fallen) will not be released any time sooner than the end of June next year. Transformers 2, of course, will be the sequel for the first Transformers that was released last year and scheduled to rock on HBO Asia (ASTRO Channel 411) this 21 December.

    Based on several resources I gathered around at Wikipedia, Movie-moron.com, Michael Bay's blog

    PRINCIPAL INFORMATION

    Distributoing Company: DREAMWORKS, PARAMOUNT PICTURES
    Hot Director seat:
    MICHAEL BAY
    Executive Producer: STEVEN SPIELBERG
    Rich Producers: LORENZO di BONAVENTURA, TOM DeSANTO, DON MURPHY
    Creative Writers: ROBERTO ORCI, ALEX KURTZMAN, EHREN KRUGER
    Supreme Casts:
    SHIA LaBEOUF, MEGAN FOX, JOSH DUHAMEL, TYRESE GIBSON, JOHN TURTURO, MATTHEW MARSDEN, ISABEL LUCAS, more...

    DEVELOPMENT
    • With a budget more than the first series, it is unknown how much this movie is budget at. The first Transformers costs about US$ 151 million to make...
    • Filming began in May 2008 and the principal photography was reported wrapped up on the end of October, according to Bay's blog. Meanwhile the last shoot was made on the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis on November 2...
    • Transformers 2 will feature a more world wide scope of actions, not limited to the US only. Although US is the base, the action battle sequences are rumoured to have been also include a fictional Chinese City, Paris (including shooting at Paris itself) and Egypt (include shooting at Egypt itself)...
    • At least 3 of the action sequences were shot with IMAX cameras, so expect it to be released as IMAX version. In Malaysia, I don't know whether it will be available or not...
    STORY
    • At first it was thought that the original idea of having an aircraft carrier will be considered while the idea on Dinobots and Constructicons may be passed out, but after screenwriting, the opposites that occur...
    • Megatron isn't dead. In the first movie, it was seen that the remain of Megatron was dumped into the deep sea of Lauretian Abyss trench, but look... he is back for the sequel. It was rumoured that he will turn into a tank, code name Galvatron. It looks cool but very complicated...
    CAST
    • Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) - he will enrol into Astronomy course at East Coast college and somehow will have a long-distance relationship with Mikaela (Megan Fox). Shia himself injured badly twice - a car accident that required him to undergo hand surgery and been hit on eye by a prop which required 7 stitches...
    • Two new characters will be introduced: Graham (Matthew Marsden) is the member of UK Special Forces whom will join Captain Lennox's (Josh Duhamel) team. Another is Alice (Isabel Lucas) who become Sam's college-mate.

    ROBOTS

    • Production teams have confirmed that this time all the robots, be it Autobots or Decepticons will have more robots in number, more dialogues and more screen times especially the Decepticons...
    • Autobots team - Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Ironhide, Ratchet, Arcee, The Twins (subject to debate of what it is actually), Sideswipe, Jetfire...
    • Decepticons team - Megatron (yes you read it right, and he is now a super cool tank), Starscream, Soundwave with his minions, Barricade, The Constructicons (subject to debate either, possibly Devaststor), unidentified Audi R8...
    • An extra robot, which serves as a servant of Unicron called The Fallen will also made a feature...
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