A new featurette (below) showcases scenes from the upcoming Transformers movie – chock full of impressive special effects and incredible backdrops.
Shot in four areas of China, including Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Wulong, the stars and crew behind Transformers: Age of Extinction chat about filming and principal photography in these dramatic settings.
“It’s my first time in Hong Kong,” said Mark Wahlberg during filming, “hopefully, I’ll get to come back.”
Sequences take place against Hong Kong’s world famous skyline and distinctive streets, filled with hanging billboards covered in Chinese characters and roads sprawling with people.
“There is no city in the world like Hong Kong,” said production designer Jeffery Beecroft.
Producer Ian Bruce continues: “We wanted the Chinese elements of the movie to be authentic and real, so we shot the movie in four cities in China.”
Wulong’s beautiful heritage site, the Karst National Park known for its Three Natural Bridges made of limestone, is used for a high-octane Transformers fight scene in the movie. “These movies are all about bringing the most amazing places on earth to the screen," said location manager Matt Wersinger, while in Wulong.
The fourth instalment of the Transformers franchise takes place four years after the invasion of Chicago in the third movie, Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Mark Wahlberg plays mechanic Cade Yeager, who comes across an old rusty Optimus Prime. One thing leads to another and he ends up in the middle of a war, with his daughter Tessa (Nicola Peltz) and her boyfriend Shane (Jack Reynor) in tow.
Transformers: Age of Extinction was released in China on June 25 and has already broken the nation's box office records – becoming the biggest grossing debut in the country’s movie history.
The new movie will be released in the UK on July 5, 2014.
Monument Valley in Utah, Detroit in Michigan, and McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois were also used during filming.
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