Friday, April 11, 2014

Images from Transformers: Age of Extinction Reshoots

JustJared has posted a few images that show Mark Wahlberg and the Optimus Prime truck filming in Los Angeles on April 9. Last week there were rumors of reshoots but at the time it turned out to be Megan Fox for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. As the pics show, that isn't the case here. The use of the modern truck combined with Wahlberg's intact clothes and no wounds suggests that whatever is being filmed is for a sequence shot for scenes early in the movie and set in the United States. TFW2005 thinks that it might be before the Optimus Prime vs. Galvatron sequences teased in the trailers. Re-shoots are not exactly cheap and normally only done in cases of necessity. It isn't to say it not common, just that a true justification has to exist for the expense. If it was just a one day shoot, my best guess is either they needed to capture additional footage for a CGI sequence or discovered that a story point wasn't clear enough from existing footage.

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  1. It seems that almost all current productions have been having reshoots nowadays... Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has scheduled reshoots too.
    Clearly something is wrong with how things work or better yet just don't work as expected. Usually caused by managers and producers arguing, trying to save on productions costs no matter what and then the final product lacks something.. and they have to spend more for the reshoots than if they just filmed more and planned better.
    Then even when reshoots don't happen.. many deleted scenes are added by studios as extra content on DVD and Blu-Ray releases... and watching those deleted scenes which were finalized most of the times and with complete CGI you just wonder why the heck did they cut such a good scene... ? Many scenes that get cut were so good that would have helped to movie a lot. And you keep asking yourself what is so wrong with people in Hollywood...

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    1. Or they just wanted to do it better

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  2. It just occurred to me that no one else has ever been inside Optimus Prime.

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    1. Sam was in ROTF

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    2. sorry.. anonymous

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  3. sure enough sam rode in OP in revenge of the falling before prime got killed

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  4. Lennox rode in Prime at the beginning of dotm aswell

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