After Hours: Michael Bay Talks Transformer, Tupac Biopic, And Two Paul Thomas Anderson Films Get Financed

After Hours, just what is After Hours, well it is a movie column named after one of my favorite Martin Scorsese films. After Hours will feature any news we might have missed during the day. After all we are human.

Michael Bay, the master of eye popping visuals and explosions, spoke to MTV News during the premiere of I am Number Four. Bay, serving as the I am Number Four’s producer, gave MTV News a little tease about what is to come for his summer project Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

Not only did Bay confirm that Shockwave was in the film, but he did confirm that he “got a much bigger gun” and is “more vicious” than Megatron.

Bay added that “Sentinel Prime is great” and with that we have confirmation of a new character. “He’s great. I can’t tell you anything else, other than he’s great.”

Bay also added that this entry would the his last for the franchise.

Its been a long time coming, but we finally have news that principal photography is scheduled to begin in late spring/early summer on the biopic Tupac. Deadline reports that the film will be directed by Antoine Fuqua and will be distributed through Morgan Creek and Universal. Filming to be shot on location in Los Angeles, New York, Georgia, and Las Vegas. The film chronicle the life and death of the famous rap artist, including his rise to hip-hop stardom, his imprisonment, and controversial time at Death Row records, where he was caught neck deep in the East coast/West Coast Rap war.

In her support of the upcoming biopic of her late son, Afeni Shakur-Davis said,

“I am confident that Morgan Creek will stay true to the common goal we share of depicting Tupac’s life in a way that will allow the world to see the authenticity of his artistry, his hopes, and his life goals.“

Finally we have word about two Paul Thomas Anderson projects. Vulture is reporting that Megan Ellison, the 25-year old daughter of Oracle Corporation founder Larry Ellison, is in negotiations to co-finance The Master, a film that tells the story about a disgruntled disciple who is dissatisfied with his mentor and the religious founder of The Cause (which bares a resemblance to the real life Scientology). The article adds how Ms. Ellison started out originally as a party girl and morphed into a serious film producer in the industry. Just to let you know, she has served as executive producer for True Grit, and the upcoming The Wettest County in the World, starring Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy.

However, the article tells little about PTA’s other project Inherent Vice. Vulture has learned that Anderson has even received a full blessing from Thomas Pynchon to go ahead with the project.