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Bumblebee sequels will continue on emotional path

18 Mar 2019

Film gossip

'Transformers' producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura wants the 'Bumblebee' spin-off sequels to have more "emotion". The most recent film in Michael Bay's sci-fi action series about giant alien warring robots is a prequel – directed by Travis Knight…

Dave Bautista wants to develop as a character actor

27 Feb 2019

Film gossip

Dave Bautista "doesn't care" about landing a role in franchise like 'Transformers' or 'Fast and Furious'. The 50-year-old actor rose to Hollywood stardom in 2014 Marvel movie 'Guardians of the Galaxy' following a series of more minor roles after s…

John Cena's favourite Transformer was Optimus Prime

17 Dec 2018

Film gossip

John Cena says Optimus Prime was his favourite Transformer as a child. The 'Bumblebee' actor admitted while he "should" pick the title character from the new blockbuster prequel – in which he plays evil Sector 7 agent Jack Burns – he was always drawn…

John Cena loved filming Transformers spin-off movie Bumblebee

5 Apr 2018

Film gossip

John Cena found filming the 'Transformers' spin-off movie 'Bumblebee' a challenge but he loved it. The professional wrestler has landed a lead role in the 'Transformers' spin-off movie, which will focus on the yellow and black bot of the same name…

Hailee Steinfeld confirmed for Bumblebee

27 Jul 2017

Film gossip

Lorenzo di Bonaventura has confirmed Hailee Steinfeld will be the lead character in the 'Transformers' spin-off movie 'Bumblebee'. While Michael Bay, the director of the five 'Transformers' movies, is stepping away from the franchise, studio…

Transformers: The Last Knight

21 Jun 20172 stars

Fifth entry in Michael Bay's robot wars series delivers yet more joyless carnage

'Logic has left the building,' Laura Haddock's lecturer Viviane laments in The Last Knight, seemingly oblivious to the absence of logic from every other building routinely obliterated by director Michael Bay in the four previous Transformers films. Yet…

Lorenzo di Bonaventura says Bumblebee movie has female lead

20 Jun 2017

Film gossip

Lorenzo di Bonaventura confirms the 'Transformers' spin-off movie 'Bumblebee' will have a female-lead. The 59-year-old producer has worked alongside filmmaker Michael Bay on all five of his robot movies and although the director is stepping away from…

Travis Knight to helm Transformers spin-off film Bumblebee

3 Mar 2017

Film gossip

Travis Knight is to direct the Transformers spin-off movie 'Bumblebee'. The 43-year-old animator - who has worked on Oscar-nominated stop-motion animated film 'Kubo And The Two Strings' - is set to helm his first live-action film. The screenplay…

Shia LaBeouf slams Steven Spielberg

7 Sep 2016

Film gossip

Shia LaBeouf has blasted Steven Spielberg. The 30-year-old actor worked with the famous filmmaker on several DreamWorks projects, including 'Disturbia', 'Transformers' and 'Eagle Eye', as well as 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull…

Transformers 5 to be called The Last Knight

17 May 2016

Film gossip

'Transformers 5' will be called 'The Last Knight'. Director Michael Bay announced the news on his Instagram account and also revealed the shooting on the next instalment on the action sci-fi franchise - which focuses on giant transforming Autobot…

Transformers franchise to continue for next 10 years

5 Oct 2015

Film gossip

The 'Transformers' franchise will continue for at least the next 10 years. Four hugely successful films in the sci-fi action series have already been made and now Hasbro Studios President Stephen J. Davis has revealed the adventures of Autobots…

Michael Bay excited by Transformers cars

20 Nov 2014

Film gossip

Michael Bay says the great cars he got to use in 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' was the "coolest" thing about making the movie. The 49-year-old director has worked on all four films in the robot franchise, and the petrol head always got excited…

Michael Bay takes on 13 hours

30 Oct 2014

Film gossip

Michael Bay is in negotiations to direct '13 Hours'. The filmmaker is wanted to bring the story of an attack on an American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, in September 2012 to life on the big screen, according to reports. The script has…

Transformers: Age of Extinction

1 Jul 20142 stars

A gratuitously lengthy addition to Michael Bay's sci-fi action franchise, starring Mark Wahlberg

The fourth film in the Transformers franchise may mark a freshening up of sorts but it still suffers from the same problem as both previous sequels: the presence of Michael Bay. Never one to shy away from excess, Bay here outdoes his own ridiculous…

Transformers 5 has 2016 release date

19 Jun 2014

Film gossip

The fifth 'Transformers' film is to be released in 2016. Paramount has today (19.06.14) unveiled its official 2016 slate, revealing that the fifth movie in the sci-fi-action series will be in cinemas in two years time, following on from the upcoming…

Mark Wahlberg: Transformers is most 'iconic' film franchise

25 Mar 2014

Film gossip

Mark Wahlberg thinks 'Transformers' is the "most iconic" franchise ever. The 42-year-old actor can't wait for the fourth instalment of Michael Bay's alien robot action films, 'Transformers: Age of Extinction', to hit the big screen later this year…

WATCH: There's a new Transformers: Age of Extinction trailer around - does anyone still care?

5 Mar 2014

Do we really need another instalment of Michael Bay's brainless, CGI-heavy shenanigans?

A new trailer has landed for Transformers: Age of Extinction, the fourth film in Michael Bay's robotic smash-'em-up franchise – you can have a look at it below. Once again, it features a small, human element caught between two technologically advanced…

Transformers 4 features 'ancient' villain

21 Mar 2013

Film gossip

'Transformers 4' will feature an "ancient" and "powerful" new villain. The first plot details for the upcoming Michael Bay-directed blockbuster have emerged, revealing that the flick - which will feature an all-new cast led by Mark Wahlberg - will…

Mark Wahlberg's kids get Transformers ban

10 Mar 2013

Film gossip

Mark Wahlberg's children are banned from watching 'Transformers'. The father-of-four has just signed up to appear in the fourth movie of the action franchise but he admits his kids might not get to see it because they learnt bad language from the…

Shia LaBeouf: Transformers 4 is 'really cool'

23 Jan 2013

Film gossip

Shia LaBeouf thinks 'Transformers 4' will be "really cool". The 26-year-old actor - who starred as Sam Witwicky in the first three instalments of the franchise - won't be reprising his role in new sequel, but thinks newcomer Jack Reynor and actor…

Mark Wahlberg to star in Transformers 4?

8 Nov 2012

Film gossip

Michael Bay is considering signing Mark Wahlberg up for 'Transformers 4'. The 47-year-old director - who helmed the first three films in the franchise - previously dismissed speculation the 'Ted' star is going to be in the forthcoming movie but the…

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley needs home comforts

18 Jun 2011

Celebrity Gossip

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley surrounds herself with British things in Los Angeles. The model-and-actress - who is in a relationship with actor Jason Statham - relocated to Los Angeles for her career but misses the home comforts of London and does as…

District 9

21 Aug 20094 stars

(15) 112min Under the guiding hand of producer Peter Jackson, South African writer/director Neill Blomkamp has expanded his 2005 Alive In Joberg short to feature length for this dazzling sci-fi thriller. Set in 2010, District 9 takes place on an…

Law of diminishing returns to be highlighted by Transformers 2

27 Sep 2007

We’ve all mused on the intricacies of Dogme and poured forth interminable mince about how the Seventh Seal is like totally our favourite film ever. But we’re also all far too aware that we bleeding well LOVED Transformers and left the cinema silently…


16 Jul 20073 stars

ACTION/ADVENTURE/SCI-FI TRANSFORMERS (12A) 144min In 1984 toy manufacturer Hasbro released the Transformers, and as part of its marketing strategy, commissioned a Marvel comic strip and an animated TV series that became an instant…