First, producer Ian Bryce, art director Benjamin Edelberg and chief production manager James Desmond talk about the changes made to fan favourites Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. Bryce says that with every movie, the cars get a facelift and that Optimus in this movie is a new car entirely. Edelberg says of the new model “Everything you’re seeing from the hood to the grill to the bumper is all custom. It makes it a very mean but very recognisable character”. As for Bumblebee, Desmond talks of the process “We took a Chevrolet Camaro Super Sport, we cut the whole front end off of it, we cut the whole back end off of it. The rear end is much wider and much more aggressive. And then the hood, the roof and the back all get stripes and the whole vehicle in general is a lot more aggressive from staving stand point”.
Then, we’re introduced to some of the beautiful new vehicles in the film. Stanley Tucci, who plays Agent Jessop in the film, says “Then all the cars the Bugati, and the Pagani, I mean, they’re really amazing, beautiful works of art”, followed by Michael Bay sitting in one of the cars and pointing out “This is 2 billion dollars” (by the looks of things, TOTALLY worth it). We’re then shown new cars like the Green Chevrolet Corvette, Stingray, and Titus Welliver’s favourite the Lambourghini. Nicola Peltz, who stars as Cade’s (Wahlberg) daughter, says “You really believe they’re gonna transform in front of your eyes”
Whether you’re into cars or not, you’ve got to admit there are some true beauties in this film, with cars cool enough to give Fast and Furious a run for it’s money.
Transformers: Age of Extinction is out in cinemas July 5th.