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Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Shooting Halted for 4 Weeks

Posted on 08-08-2008 at 11:41 AM by Super_Megatron under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
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The 1st unit involved in production of Transformers Revenge of the Fallen is on a 4 week hiatus due to Shia LaBeouf's hand injury. The second unit, (the team that shoots footage which is of lesser importance for the final motion picture, as opposed to the first unit, which shoots all scenes involving actors, or at least the stars of the film) is still filming. Second unit footage typically includes shots like scenery, close-ups of objects and other inserts or cutaways. There is currently no indication that this delay will affect the release of the film.
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G1Wheeljack
At least they haven't stopped completley, and I'm glad it's not affecting the release date.
shin03
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At least they haven't stopped completley, and I'm glad it's not affecting the release date.
Thats true. I like Shia, but they need to put his ass in a cage and only let him out when it's time to say his lines. For his safety of course. LOL
tusko
Jackie Chan finished Rumble in the Bronx with a broken foot.

What's the hold up?
GeewunGrimlock
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Jackie Chan finished Rumble in the Bronx with a broken foot.

What's the hold up?
They are waiting for Jack Black to voice Shockwave.
funkatron101
so does this mean they are hoping to avoid writing the hand injury into the story?
tusko
Just call it a tragic "lubrication" accident with Bumblebee and move on.

We're lookin' for giant robots not cracked little carpals.
Zaraxion1021
Aww pls don't lengthen the the release of this movie!!
dare
Mkay, let's take this opportunity to once again petition for LESS HUMAN screentime and MORE BOT CHARACTERISATION.
Chaos328
so has filming been stopped or is today the firsy day
Ceerad
Didn't they have some hiatus time built into the filming schedule for the looming SAG strike that they didn't need to use?
Witwicky Camaro
I figured they'd hit a snag sooner or later because of Shia's Injury. Hopefully the other stuff will get done.
magmatron
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They are waiting for Jack Black to voice Shockwave.
That would be rather cool!
Opticron Primal
Jack Black as Soundwave: "Witness the wrath of Megatron.....Fuckers."
eyeballkid
Viggo broke his foot in L.O.T.R. I cannot believe that Shias' character is this important. This movie is called Transformers..right?

I REALLY hope this does not effect post production.
n2thatguy
EDIT:Just saw that the missing finger thing was a hoax

The guy from the crew I talked to was pretty po'ed that they were out of work for 4 weeks. No pay during that time for them. And it's not like they can go just pick up 3-4 weeks worth of work on no notice. Also, they are expected to return at a moments notice.

Silver lining is that everyone gets a break from getting yelled at by Bay!
AutobotMarine
That's bullshit, can't they just make a few re-writes to suit the story a little better? Can't they just do WITHOUT Shia being in the sequel for a bit? I want to see more giant alien robots, who really gives two craps about the humans already?

But no, due to this stupid decision, this could influence the release date of the actual TF2 trailer, possibly even the release of the movie itself.
VAwitch
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Didn't they have some hiatus time built into the filming schedule for the looming SAG strike that they didn't need to use?
that's what I seem to recall as well. However, I think it's one thing to plan for a break (strike), then have a break unexpectedly need to be taken (injury).

That said, since it is a "principal" character, if he can't move his hand, he can't do much. There's probably only so much babying/taking it easy he can do on an action flick.

As for Jackie - he's also since said that he knows he will pay for the many broken bones he's gotten over the years; and for Viggo - didn't know that; but depending on what point they were at for filming, it's possible he didn't have to do much except talk while his foot healed, as well as the 2nd (+) units film other "main" characters.
Ceerad
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that's what I seem to recall as well. However, I think it's one thing to plan for a break (strike), then have a break unexpectedly need to be taken (injury).

I agree, but the were ready to be off for the strike without it changing the release date. And that could have gone for months like the WGA strike did.

The strike would have stopped ALL filming for however long.
At least this injury only delays scenes that include Sam.
Second Unit and First Unit NEST scenes should be unaffected.
jdre_124
Oh well.
Autovolt 127
It better not.
Dropshot
Well that sucks, speacially if he still has stunts left to do even something as insignificant as falling or bumping into something could cause him an injury.
Vangelus
Did anyone else read to the end of the article where it says
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There is currently no indication that this delay will effect the release of the film.
The second unit is still filming, so -something's- still going on. I don't understand the worries that this'll delay the entire film to any kind of ruinous degree.
rapid_fire
yeah, the title of this thread is mis-leading
Smokescreen
Well, I'm sure Bay will still make his release date. You know how he is. Nothing will stop him. A comet could strike the Earth and wipe out half the human race and he'd still make his date. Hell, he'd film it!
What About Bob?
Bay must be fuming at that kid.
Nevermore
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Bay must be fuming at that kid.
Why? Because someone else ran a red light and bumped into Shia's car?
AniProwl
Thanks for delaying the sequel, Shia!
omegagoalie
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Oh well.
My thoughts exactly.
MythofBlackout
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That's bullshit, can't they just make a few re-writes to suit the story a little better? Can't they just do WITHOUT Shia being in the sequel for a bit? I want to see more giant alien robots, who really gives two craps about the humans already?

But no, due to this stupid decision, this could influence the release date of the actual TF2 trailer, possibly even the release of the movie itself.
Transformers Live Action Movie Blog

I think this does a pretty good job of putting the situation into perspective. Especially on an action film an injured hand really limits how you can film scenes. With a built-in hiatus that never really materialized, there's probably a good enough buffer that they can afford to take a few weeks off first unit filming to wait for Shia to be healthy enough to film his scenes without too much trouble.
Nevermore
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Can't they just do WITHOUT Shia being in the sequel for a bit? I want to see more giant alien robots, who really gives two craps about the humans already?
About 95% of the regular moviegoing audience that is not part of the diehard Transformers fandom?
ZeroMayhem
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About 95% of the regular moviegoing audience that is not part of the diehard Transformers fandom?
Valid point, but I think 95% may be a bit high. I'm sure there's a large number of the population who, while not diehard TF fans, will be dropping their $ on another TF film to see more explosions and robots then the Beef/humans. People can see humans in any film, but TF has TF.

Certainly out of people I know that aren't part of the TF fandom their main reason for seeing the first film was in fact to see the Bots, not Shia run or Anthony Anderson eat a plate of donuts.
Omnius
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Mkay, let's take this opportunity to once again petition for LESS HUMAN screentime and MORE BOT CHARACTERISATION.


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Thanks for delaying the sequel, Shia!
Shouldn't you be thanking the idiot who drove into him instead?
First Gen
So, basically they are filming "around the injury" which Bay already told us he was gonna do, so filming hasn't stopped for four weeks?

Really reaching there for a news story.
Railguard
Well if it doesn't delay the film then fine, if it does then I say they fire Shia or ask him to drive off a cliff so we can move on with the movie.
dak
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So, basically they are filming "around the injury" which Bay already told us he was gonna do, so filming hasn't stopped for four weeks?

Really reaching there for a news story.
It's a valid News story. B unit is not filming any of the core matereal. So since the main unit has stopped, The main part of filming has stopped. the big players involved with the main unit are not working. No cast is filmed in the B unit.
Ash from Carolina
I don't see the release date not being the problem, the thing you have to be just a little concerned about is it going to have a rushed feeling when it's done. Even if they had to trade release dates with another film it would be better to take a little more time and have a really good film than rush out a not so good film.

Enough editing problems last time with things like Barricade just sort of dropping out of the film or confusion about the tank's name so it would be nice if they have time to catch things like that on the second go round.
Waveride
And your source for this news is?
dak
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And your source for this news is?
Read post 16. Same one credited for the news.
Waveride
That's the only source? Doesn't seem that solid a source...
Chaos Muffin
I dont mind the movie getting slowed down, more time to tighten the film up.
I hate when good movies get rushed anyway
dak
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That's the only source? Doesn't seem that solid a source...
I have info about it as well, and I talked to the Admins about how reliable the info was.

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