It hasn’t exactly been plain sailing on the Hong Kong set of Transformers: Age of Extinction, but it looks like the crew are still soldiering on and have been getting some of the film’s most important, high-drama scenes in the bag.
I’m told that the following set video looks like it was shot near the Central Government Offices. That may be important to the plot. What will certainly be important are the lines of dialogue, and at the start of the clip, you’ll hear Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime delivering what sounds like it would be a very important pay-off to a lot of what happens in the film.
Not really a spoiler. Certainly no more so than saying, for example, “They filmed a scene for the latest James Bond in which he survived an enemy attempt on his life.” It’s just the sort of thing that always happens.
I’m supposing they only play dialogue like this live on set so that the actors have something to react to. You can see Wahlberg there, looking up at the non-existent Optimus, presumably playing along to every line. Somebody with an extreme telephoto could have gotten us a preview of his performance too. Or at least one unedited take. Could have been fascinating.
Here are a couple of other set videos from the same culprit. Nothing so significant in either of these, unless I’m missing it in my relative Transformers naivety. Lots of vehicles, though.
Age of Extinction opens on June 27th next year. I’m certainly very keen to see how the international plot line plays out.