6. Skrillex is Helping Produce the Film’s Sound Design
American electronic musician Skrillex will be offering his audio mastery capabilities to the film through his sound design work. Skrillex has been quoted by Billboard for helping create “the craziest Skrillex sounds I could ever make” for this Transformers film.”
7. Michael Bay Was Attacked on Set While He Was in Hong Kong
During the production and filming of Age of Extinction in Kong Kong, an incident occurred that involved Bay being attacked on set. Two brothers with the surname of Mak assaulted Bay and demanded a payment of $100,000 in Chinese currency. The older Mak brother also happened to attack three separate police officers during this attack.
Eventually, the Mak brothers and a 3rd man with the surname of Chan were all arrested. Both Mak brothers and the 3rd culprit were charged on suspicion of assault charges, plus the younger Mak brother got an additional charge of suspicion of blackmail. Both brothers found themselves in jail after being found guilty during their trial.
8. Imagine Dragons Performed the Theme Song, ‘Battle Cry’
American alternative rock band Imagine Dragons has written and performed the lead song for the film (“Battle Cry”), which can be heard through various parts of the film. Imagine Dragons also worked alongside Steve Jablonsky and Hans Zimmer to contribute some additional songs to the movie’s overall musical score.
9. Age of Extinction is the Official Start of a New Transformers Movie Trilogy
It has been reported that this new film will bring on the newest trilogy in the Transformers movie series. The 5th film is currently in development and is being slated for a worldwide release in 2017. As for the 6th film, there’s no official or concrete news on that sequel just yet.
10. A New Transformers Console and Portable Game Will Be Released Alongside the Film
One the same day that Age of Extinction hits theaters, a brand new video game installment in the Transformers series is also releasing – Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark. The console versions of the game will mimic the action/adventure elements of Transformers: War for Cybertron and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. As for the 3DS edition of this upcoming release, it will focus on a different genre of gameplay – strategy/ RPG.