When I woke up yesterday morning, I knew very little about the 3rd Transformers movie besides the title (Transformers: Dark of the Moon). However, due to spending 3 hours with Michael Bay and the fact that he was willing to show us the teaser trailer, a montage of footage from the entire movie, and then he took the visiting journalists into his private editing suite and showed a huge chuck of footage from the final 3rd of the film, I know a tremendous amount about what’s almost certainly his last Transformers film. And if it really is his last one, I think he’s going to go out with a huge home-run.
So here’s what you need to know: while Bay asked us not to reveal any of the spoilers we learned while visiting his editing room, he talked to us for over two hours over lunch and he discussed making the movie, why he used 3D cameras, what made him cast Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as Megan Fox’s replacement, editing in 3D, how much was shot in 3D and how much will be post converted, and so much more. If you’re a fan of the Transformers franchise, you really should hit the jump:
At the end of July we told you that Oliver Stone was about to extend an offer to Josh Brolin to play the hedge fund-manipulating villain in “Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps”. And while we all took it as gospel that Brolin would want to reteam with his “W.” director for the sequel to Stone’s 1987 opus on greed, apparently it took a bit of time to actually cement the deal. This weekend, however, Stone finally confirmed that Brolin would appear in “Wall Street 2″. He also added another interesting angle to the film’s already well-appointed cast. All will be revealed after the jump.
According to Variety, Oscar-nominated actor Frank Langella has come on board to Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps”, a film whose existence is justified because we’re currently in the midst of an economic crisis although it would seem like the original would just have a stronger resonance.
Shia LeBeouf and Michael Douglas are on board to star (with possibly Josh Brolin and Carey Mulligan in talks to join). Langella would play Lewis Zabel, an old broker and mentor of Shia LaBeouf’s character. Variety says, “The mentor’s fate plays a major part in the film’s plot.” My translation: “He dies.”