Michael Bay has had a long history with the Transformers movie franchise, and it is certainly a golden goose that might have just started to run out of golden eggs. After all, any movie franchise is bound to get tired if the same old formula is used, unless somehow or rather, there is a new generation of fans that rise up and would like more of the same. Transformers: The Last Knight, the fifth installment in the movie franchise, will concentrate a whole lot on cars.
You will not find any of the Transformers take on the form factor of an environmentally hybrid vehicle or an electric car, but rather, they will comprise of all of the makes that get the pulses racing -- and then some. Cars will be the main focus here, so you can be sure that there will be studies made into how effective such marketing tie-ins of real world products in a movie is. It seems that the Transformers: The Last Knight shoot has already wrapped up, where we have heard that a whole lot of it will place much emphasis on the likes of Bumblebee, Crosshairs, Barricade and the other Autobots and Decepticons.
At the wrap party that was hosted at Drama, which is one of the hottest nightclubs in London, there was a slew of such hot rods parked outside. Clubgoers definitely had a field time shooting selfies with these desirable rides in the background, looking hot and raring to go.
It is a known fact that Transformers: The Last Knight will have plenty of scenes shot across the pond, with various locations in Scotland and England playing host to a bunch of souped up robot lifeforms when the movie hits the silver screen on June 23 next year. In fact, after the filming has been wrapped up, a “Thank You” video was shot where you will be able to view it here.
So far, the likes of Sir Anthony Hopkins (he won’t be chewing on any robot brains for sure) have been spotted at sets shot at a castle, while all-American action hero Mark Wahlberg had to balance on a rig which turned the world around him upside down -- relatively speaking, and there will also be plenty of sports cars doing their thing to set pulses racing.
Who would have thought that cars would end up as “celebrities” in a sense? Of course, the cars that we see on the roads and outside of the Drama night club is not going to transform into some kind of extraterrestrial lifeform, but at least we do see a whole lot of fanfare and hype building up. Expect to see plenty of American flags in Transformers: The Last Knight next June, as well as the customary explosions and slow motion shots with a good looking cast and of course, the real stars of the show -- mean machines that most of us would dream of having in our garage.
Now to look forward to the first few Transformers: The Last Knight trailers for the hype train to gain additional mileage.