“Transformers 4” Begins Filming in Hong Kong

By on October 16, 2013 in Movies

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The cast and crew of Transformers: Age of Extinction arrived in Hong Kong on October 16 to begin their location shoot. A joint production between China and Hollywood, Transformers 4 will include several Chinese artists, giving them a chance to shine on the global stage.

Chinese actress Li Binbing (李冰冰) is one of the famous local talents recruited for the film. With previous Hollywood experience under her belt, Bingbing is clearly confident in her celebrity status and embraces her fame like a true diva. Accompanied by two bodyguards, BingBing appeared cold and distant, saying little as the press approached her at the airport.

Bingbing finally stopped to answer questions after much cajoling, allowing reporters one minute of her time. She shared that she is staying in Hong Kong for two weeks and praised director Michael Bay, saying “He is a great director, and very professional!”

Director Bay and the film’s star Mark Wahlberg were friendlier during their press encounter. The group happily greeted the crowd and allowed them to snap photos. When a reporter was accidentally pushed onto the ground, the stars immediately apologized and expressed concern. Although Chinese funding is probably a major reason behind the production team’s decision to film in Hong Kong, Bay’s own interest in the city also plays a part. “Hong Kong is a beautiful city. There are aged buildings and skyscrapers all around. It has the best of both old and new.”

With its captivating skyline and metropolitan landscape, Hong Kong has been a popular location choice for Hollywood action movies. The city was most recently the backdrop of summer blockbuster Pacific Rim. As interest and investment in Sino-American productions continue to rise, Hong Kong remains a marketable asset and has the potential to become a major Hollywood playground.

Transformers 4 is slated for release in June 2014.

Source: Ming Pao

This article is written by Katrine for JayneStars.com.

16 comments to “Transformers 4” Begins Filming in Hong Kong

  1. Jack says:

    Iron Man is an entertaining movie and has a wonderful storyline thanks to the Marvel Universe. As for Transformers…

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    • gfsg replied:

      haha agree.
      most of transformers are crap.
      but i do like the first one lol

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      • Danny replied:

        ”Transformers2 & Transformers3 were lousy, 4 shouldn’t disappoint as there be Mark Wahlberg who’s acting performances are has been outstanding, and Li Binbing is a very good mainland tv actress, so glad its not Zhang Ziyi or Crystal Lui.
        Ps: Iron Man3 is disappointing compare to 1 & 2.”

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      • lol replied:

        danny: i agree with you. but i think iron man 3 was better than 2. iron man2 was totally crap LOL 1 is usually the best one, since its the “first”

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    • Vel replied:

      I swear my IQ decreased after watching the first two Transformers. I watched the first one because I used to love optimus prime growing up. I only watched the 2nd one because I wanted to hang out with my friends….I think the only reason Iron Man is THAT good is because of Robert Downey Jr. He totally made the movie sensational.

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    • dude replied:

      I hated iron man 3.Especially what they did to Mandarin.

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      • lol replied:

        i thought it was overall better than the 2nd one, except for the Mandarin part LOL

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  2. Teena says:

    Heard that they were casting actors from a competition reality show. Do you know how won and is there actually a show to watch?

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  3. Vel says:

    Spoiler: there will be a lot of explosions.

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  4. msxie says:

    “….. Accompanied by two bodyguards, BingBing appeared cold and distant, saying little as the press approached her at the airport.”

    Acccording other reports, she was warm and friendly to the press and fans.

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    • bizzybody replied:

      Now that is really blowing hot and cold 😛

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  5. Panzer says:

    I read another article that said Bay was attacked by 2 guys wanting 15k or something.
    ROFL.

    I use to like the Transformers as a kid, but man the first 2 movies were painful to watch and made me motion sick. Couldn’t see anything except flashes of robots for 2 hours. The guy can’t film an action movie to save his life. I skipped the 3rd one cause I didn’t think it would be any better. Fool me once…..
    I might possibly check out the 4th one if reviews are good, but chances of that happening are very slim since it’s Michael Bay afterall lol.

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    • jayne replied:

      Panzer,
      It may have been triads asking for money?

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    • llwy12 replied:

      Yup…I just read that news too. Such idiots…they should know better than to attack foreigners like that in public (and that ‘foreigner’ being a big shot Hollywood director too…). I read that the guys attacked a police officer too right there in plain sight. Damn people are stupid….

      Well, so much for HK being one of the world’s ‘safest’ cities with a low crime rate…after this incident (especially with the publicity it will undoubtedly receive), no one is going to believe that crap anymore….

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    • TVBFanatic replied:

      I’ve read that they might have been shop owners who missed out when the movie company was handing out compensation money for the lost business due to the filming. They showed up demanding that they get paid as well.

      I guess time will tell…

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  6. Menny says:

    I can’t wait to see Hangeng in this!

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