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    Re: 'Transformers 2' 6-26-09

    According to Bay we can expect a poster shortly after the new year and the first teaser trailer will either be in theaters early Feb. or on TV during the Super Bowl (they haven't made a final decision yet).




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    Re: 'Transformers 2' 6-26-09

    'Transformers' breaks out the big guns for sequel

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    Optimus Prime returns for the sequel to 2007's Transformers,
    Revenge of the Fallen, which will be released June 26.

    By Anthony Breznican
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    WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. — The United States military has declared war on giant, shape-shifting alien robots.

    Amid blinding platinum dunes baking in the 105-degree sun, scores of elite servicemen and women cluster in and around real tanks, rocket launchers and personnel carriers as they unleash a machine-gun barrage at an invisible (and entirely fictional) enemy: Transformers.

    These troops, many of them recently returned from the actual life-and-death realities of Iraq and Afghanistan, aren't professional actors. But for the moment, they are the stars and this is the climactic battle of next summer's sequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

    "I'm convinced. If we were to actually fight Transformers, this is how we would do it," jokes Lt. Col. Francisco "Paco" Hamm, the Air Force liaison to the film, who oversees the use of the branch's humans and hardware.

    The U.S. Department of Defense gave its official stamp of approval to the Michael Bay-directed film, not only allowing production amid the pristine dunes of the Army's New Mexico missile range, but also letting filmmakers follow jets and fighter planes through the sky from nearby Holloman Air Force Base. More scenes were shot on the Navy's aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis, and Marines fill the ranks of the strike team battling the invading Transformers.

    The DOD has long seen benefit in joining forces with Hollywood, though its participation depends on script approval. The Pentagon demands some measure of realism — at least in how the military behaves, despite the giant robots. And it expects the films it partners on to shed a generally positive light on the service. Movies such as Top Gun, regarded as a major boost for recruitment in its day, and the recent Robert Downey Jr. blockbuster Iron Man received military cooperation. Films that are darker or more critical, such as A Few Good Men, are on their own.
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    Re: 'Transformers 2' 6-26-09

    Quote Originally Posted by Xharryb View Post
    According to Bay we can expect a poster shortly after the new year and the first teaser trailer will either be in theaters early Feb. or on TV during the Super Bowl (they haven't made a final decision yet).
    Here it is:


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    Re: 'Transformers 2' 6-26-09

    There are hints floating about that the trailer will air during the Super Bowl.

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    Re: 'Transformers 2' 6-26-09

    Confirmed for this year’s roster are high-profile titles like Paramount’s "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," "Star Trek" and "G.I. Joe"; Sony’s "Angels and Demons"; DreamWorks Animation’s "Monsters vs. Aliens"; and Universal’s "Land of the Lost" and its fourth installment in "The Fast and the Furious" franchise. Disney is also planning to use the game to raise the profile for Pixar’s next toon, "Up."

    The movie blurbs will in many cases show off footage from the pics for the first time. Par has yet to unveil a single frame of the "Transformers" sequel and will use the Super Bowl to make the big reveal.
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    Re: 'Transformers 2' 6-26-09

    First trailer:
    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Super Bowl Spot - Trailer Addict

    At least I don't see any CGI monkeys.

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    Re: 'Transformers 2' 6-26-09

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbossa View Post
    First trailer:
    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Super Bowl Spot - Trailer Addict

    At least I don't see any CGI monkeys.
    Ha!

    But alas there is, only he's mechanical and his name is Starscream (monkey like backflip into transformation into jet mode in the first film)

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    Re: 'Transformers 2' 6-26-09

    Looks cool. Can't wait.

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    Re: 'Transformers 2' 6-26-09

    The big 'bot at the end of the trailer that's taking on Optimus, I take it that's Devastator? I wonder how they'll make the Constructicons look like.

    I hope they can bring Omega Supreme into a future movie.

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    Re: 'Transformers 2' 6-26-09

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbossa View Post
    The big 'bot at the end of the trailer that's taking on Optimus, I take it that's Devastator? I wonder how they'll make the Constructicons look like.

    I hope they can bring Omega Supreme into a future movie.
    Most likely that is Devastator. He won't be green, however as leaked photos of one of the Constructicon toys shows the bulldozer to be red and light blue-ish.

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    Re: 'Transformers 2' 6-26-09

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbossa View Post
    The big 'bot at the end of the trailer that's taking on Optimus, I take it that's Devastator? I wonder how they'll make the Constructicons look like.

    I hope they can bring Omega Supreme into a future movie.
    The big bot is just one part of Devastator. The full combined version is going to be freakin' huge.
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    Re: 'Transformers 2' 6-26-09

    Posted: Wed., Feb. 4, 2009, 8:49pm PT

    Jordon hosts 'Transformers' shoot

    Country establishs itself as Morocco alternative

    By Ali Jaafar
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    LONDON- Case study: Few features come with more anticipation and a higher profile than helmer Michael Bay's sequel "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen."

    So when Jordan beat out most of its rivals in the region to secure four days of principal photography there, it was a symbolic statement that the country was well on the way to establishing itself as a serious alternative to Morocco in the eyes of Hollywood scouting chiefs.

    With a total crew of 160 technicians - 60 sourced locally and the remainder from overseas - the "Transformers" shoot was a huge challenge for Jordan's Royal Film Commission. The complete support of the commission's chairman, Prince Ali, helped the org meet the challenge. The Jordanian Air Force was enlisted to aid the shoot as Bay lensed in the ancient city of Petra.

    "We were able to get Michael Bay and his crew up to the top of a mountain in Petra by sunrise and back down again by sunset with the help of five helicopters from the air force," says the Royal Film Commission's George David. "No one has ever shot there before." Bay also lensed in the valley area of Wadi Rum as well as the famously fertile city of Salt.
    The entire experience of being in Jordan, from our scouts months ago to our recently completed shoot, has been a total creative and production success," says Bay. "The people have been incredibly welcoming, the film commission was a hugely helpful daily presence, and the country, especially Petra, inspired everyone in the cast and crew."

    Jordan wasn't the only Middle Eastern country to benefit from the "Transformers" shoot. Pic's crew also lensed in Egypt for three days at the pyramids and the ancient picturesque city of Luxor.
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    Re: 'Transformers 2' 6-26-09

    Shooting in Petra, eh? Maybe they'll rename it to:
    Mutt Williams and the Retrieval of the Holy Grail.

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    Re: 'Transformers 2' 6-26-09


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    David Coffey cleans the 18-foot-tall Autobot Bumblebee from the movie "Transformers"
    during its assembly Tuesday in the General Motors exhibit at the Chicago Auto Show.


    GM looks to cash in on 'Transformers' sequel

    BY TIM HIGGINS
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    February 11, 2009

    CHICAGO -- General Motors Corp. plans to unveil today five concept vehicles starring in the upcoming summer blockbuster sequel "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" -- a marketing move the struggling automaker is hoping will boost its image at a critical time.

    The automaker is revealing the concepts during the Chicago Auto Show, which is open to the news media through Thursday.

    The first "Transformers" movie, two summers ago, about alien robots that disguise themselves as cars and trucks was a marketing bonanza for GM, which had several Chevrolet vehicles in the film playing lead roles.

    Consumer opinions of the Chevrolet brand jumped 72% after seeing the movie, according to internal statistics GM shared with the Free Press. More importantly, consideration for the brand increased 14% after the movie.

    Steve Tihanyi, GM's general director of media operations and branded entertainment, said that having products in a movie provides "two hours of a strong brand message" and one "that's going to resonate with customers."

    "The numbers will bear that out," he said.

    Marketing experts say the new movie, which is to be released June 26, is an efficient way for GM to attempt to improve its image after its disastrous run in Washington late last year. The automaker is staying afloat with a $13.4-billion federal rescue package and is undergoing dramatic changes including the announcement Tuesday of 10,000 salaried jobs being cut. The company's sales were down 22.7% last year.

    "When you are looking to change your image then the best way ... is with what appears to be nonpaid promotion," said Christie Nordhielm, associate professor of marketing at the University of Michigan.

    "You want to stay clear of advertising. The more that it steers toward product placement and you get the product appearing with the people you want to reach, the better off you are," she said. "For image change, there is really no other way to go."

    Tihanyi said that GM did not pay to have its vehicles in this summer's movie. Rather, the automaker provides the vehicles to be used and helps in the promotion of the film. To GM, he said, the movie looked like "a one in a million opportunity."

    The big question for GM is whether a sequel can replicate the marketing magic found during the first "Transformers."

    Director Michael Bay was excited to turn to GM again for the sequel. He worked with Ed Welburn, GM vice president of global design, who gave Bay a special tour of GM's Warren design center. Bay used the time to pick out concept vehicles he wanted to feature in the new movie.
    GM looks to cash in on 'Transformers' sequel | Freep.com | Detroit Free Press
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