'Transformers 5' news: Production kicks off with auditions

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Posted by Transformers on Sunday, November 23, 2014
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"Transformers 5" is gearing up for production as casting calls for lead and supporting roles as well as job posting for film crew members have been announced.

The fifth installation of "Transformers" is scheduled to premiere in June 2017 and filming starts this June. According to Acting Auditions, the working title for the film is "E75" and will be shot in London, England and in Detroit, Michigan.

It will be the second time for actor Mark Wahlberg to be in the lead, having played Cade Yeager the first time in "Transformers: Age of Extinction." Another crucial but non-human character that has figured in the franchise is Optimus Prime, whom actor Peter Cullen has lent his voice to since the first movie.

In the previous movie, Cade was an inventor and a single father who had a hard time trying to make ends meet and support his teenage daughter Tessa. He frequently looked for junk and scrap to fix and sell. He bought an old truck which turned out to be Optimus Prime and they began to try to stop the resurrection of Megatron via a new creation called Galvatron. Together with the other living Transformers, Cade and Prime were also helped by the ancient Dinobots who survived extinction.

They were successful in their battle to stop the overtake of Decepticons but not before the fully restored Galvatron was able to escape.

"Transformers 5" is expected to take off months after the previous movie's ending. Director Michael Bay has been secretive about the upcoming movie which he reveals to be his directorial project for the franchise. In an interview with Rolling Stones, Bay said, "It's fun to do a movie that 100 million people will see. But this is the last one. I have to pass the reins to someone else. " Bay admitted to feeling the same way with the last two movies but said that now is the time to move on.

In a related story, the sixth installment of "Transformers" will focus on one of the best loved autobot, Bumblebee, but the director is yet to be named.

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