From acting opposite Optimus Prime in the "Transformers" franchise to befriending heroes in half shells known as the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," Megan Fox revealed to Gold Derby at the Australia premiere that the hardest CGI behemoths to work with are the "Transformers, because they're so massive ... and there's no one there acting with you so that was definitely more difficult."
Also starring in "Turtles" is Will Arnett, who said, "A lot of times making these kinds of movies you have to do it against a tennis ball, but this time we had the benefit of actually doing it with real actors wearing motion capture suits." (Watch our green carpet chats with Fox and Arnett below.)
Reflecting on the movie's awards prospects, Arnett jested, "I think there’s a lot of Oscar buzz, is that true?" One place where there may be a bit of Oscar buzz for the film is in the Visual Effect race where franchises like "Transformers" and superhero movies are often nominated. Producer Andrew Form said they are really hoping for a nomination as there were "hundreds and hundreds of people working on our movie, [so] we're really hoping they're recognized."
Producer Brad Fuller said that the hardest visual effect challenge was that "by the time you see what the turtles look like, it's too late to change it. So you have to hope the way they look and the way they move works, cause it takes a really long time."
This also proved a little challenging for Arnett, who joked, "I ended up having to use this thing I call my imagination which is not used very often."
Gold Derby By Matt Noble Sep 13 2014 19:18 pm