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  When we're not writing about cars or driving them, we like to kick back with some popcorn and watch movies starring our favorite four-wheeled machines. In this section, get a jump on upcoming movies featuring one of our greatest loves: cars.

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Transformers 4 is deep in filming major action sequences all over the world this year, with director Michael Bay’s latest tweets from Hong Kong proof enough to love or hate this guy.

As an effects and brand integration expert, Mr. Bay’s Transformers films have a huge fan base all over the world. Since 2007, these movies are directly attributed to more than $400 billion in total attributed revenue from ticket sales at the movie theaters, but also for all the products Mr. Bay integrates into his films.

Product placement is so irritating some times. More so than even Mr. Bay himself, at times, which is a big achievement.

When the brand integration is forced, it ruins the plot’s authentic feel. Seeing a Nokia or Sony smartphone in any music video since 2000 is a good example of bad product placement.

Good product placement means writing the brands into the plot of the movie from before day one.

Chevrolet has been a generous partner for the Transformers films, both footing the bill for a new fleet of Autobots for each film and also marketing the movies pretty aggressively with its own dollars.

The reason for this is simple: full-length action films have a global and multilingual reach far beyond any 30-second television commercial.

Oh, and could our new car be the Star of the film? The 2007 Transformers film debuted the Camaro before it was on sale, and since then has shown interesting concepts for what ultimately became the 2014 Corvette Stingray.

These movie cars take the ’pulse’ of GM’s styling departments by letting them create without production feasibility or engineering limits. They are, in short, the best concept cars Chevrolet makes.

So feast your eyes on the nearly 20 high-resolution pictures snapped by Ron Alder Photography in Hong Kong this week.

Click past the jump for real-life images of the Camaro BumbleBee concept that is featured in Transformers 4, arriving in theaters in June 2014.

By now, the Fast and Furious franchise has become one of the biggest in Hollywood in recent years.

So, what better way for the movie to give back to its legions of fans by allowing one of them to be part of the next Fast and Furious movie .

You may think that this is all lip service, but believe it or not, it’s actually going to happen. One lucky person will be picked to appear in the movie in a "walk-on-role," presumably sharing some kind of scene with one of the stars of the movie.

The rules to enter the competition is pretty straightforward. All you have to do follow @FastandFuriousMovie on Instagram, upload a video and tell those who handle the movie’s IG account why you should be the next member of the Fast Family. Remember to hashtag your video with #UltimateFastFan to conclude your entry into the competition.

We gotta say, it’s an ingenious marketing ploy by the franchise to get even more fans excited about the seventh movie.

Entrants need to be legal residents of the U.S. who are 18 years of age or older to be eligible for the competition so if you have the qualifications, don’t waste time and post your entries as soon as possible. Competition starts at 12:00 midnight Pacific Time on October 7 and ends at 6:00 pm PT on November 30.

Click past the jump to look back on Fast and Furious 6 courtesy of the movie’s final trailer

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Back in 2012, Electronic Arts and Dreamworks announced plans to develop a movie inspired by the "Need For Speed" video game. After much speculation, today we can bring you the first official trailer of the movie, and we have to admit, it looks quite promising.

Muscle car mechanic and street racer Tobey (Aaron Paul) was framed for a crime he did not commit, so he gets out of prison determined to settle the score with the man responsible for his false conviction.

As you can see from the trailer video, he gets to thrash around tons of bad-ass cars, like a heavily modified Shelby GT500, a McLaren P1 , the MP4-12C , a Bugatti Veyron , plus a few Koenigsegg and Saleen models. If that’s not enough to get the race fuel running through your veins, we don’t know what to say...

The "Need For Speed" movie will hit theaters on March 14th, 2014.

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The official "Rush" movie is set to hit theaters in select cities on September 20th — the full release comes on September 27th — and it will tell the story of two great Formula One drivers: Niki Lauda and James Hunt. While we are pretty sure you have seen all the official trailer videos, there is one you have surely missed: this sweet Lego recreation.

The idea belongs to Edward Hunter, and he sure did a bang-up job at mimicking the trailer in an all-block work. He created mini figures for nearly every character in the trailer, including the stars Niki Lauda and James Hunt, of course.

While he says he is not a big fan of the upcoming Rush movie, the fact that he worked on the Lego trailer made him appreciate the work behind the movie a little bit more. Maybe in the end he will end up being a huge Rush fan.

Check out the video above to see how Lauda and Hunt look in the Lego world.


Nitro Warriors 2 - AFTERBURNER by VanguardPictures

A little over a year ago, Vanguard Pictures released a stop-motion film, called Nitro Warriors, that really made an impression on all of us. It was cool, fun and offered three minutes worth of good times.

This year, the crew is back with a sequel to Nitro Warriors. Part 2 is actually called "NItro Warriors 2: Afterburner, and similar to the first episode, it involves a lot of Hot Wheels cars, some fancy cinematography, and plenty of action made even more impressive by the stop-motion nature of the film.

Nitro Warriors 2: Afterburner is also a little longer than the first one, with car races and flying cars being thrown into the mix as well. But the best part, at least as far as we’re concerned, is the ending. We wont’ spoil any details but just so you know, there are things that happen in the film that you probably won’t get to see in real life.

Click past the jump to watch the first episode of Vanguard Pictures’ Nitro Warriors

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We have heard all kinds of rumors about the fourth installment of the Transformers movie franchise, and director Michael Bay has decided to reveal the official poster for the movie along with its title: "Age of Extinction."

This name confirms the previous rumors that suggested that "Transformers: Age of Extinction" would bring into focus the Dinobots — robots that transform into dinosaurs. This confirmation was also made by producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura who said "I cannot disclose the specifics, but you can be sure that the arrival of the Dinobots will give the audience a lot to be excited about. The world’s coolest, most exciting cars will appear in the film, including Chinese vehicles, so whether you are a car enthusiast or not, it will be a feast for the eyes."

The new "Transformers: Age of Extinction" will feature stars like Mark Wahlberg, who replaces Shia LaBeouf as the movie’s lead, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, Sophia Myles and T.J. Miller.

Click past the jump to watch trailer video for previous Transformers movies.

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The promotional buzz surrounding "Rush" is gaining more and more steam with the movie set to be released in theaters in a little over a month’s time.

The Ron Howard-directed movie tells of the intense rivalry between real-life F1 rivals Niki Lauda and James Hunt. But while a lot of people will remember Lauda as the three-time F1 world champion, it’s important to note that Hunt was far from a slouch - he won the 1976 F1 crown - and was a worthy adversary to the Austrian racer.

On that note, the producers couldn’t have cast a better man to play James Hunt than Chris Hemsworth. He’s got the look and the charisma of the former F1 champion and the flair for being one of the most recognized actors in the world today.

This latest promotional video, which is similar to the third trailer released a few weeks ago, is all about James Hunt and the role he played in arguably one of the fiercest Formula One battles in history. Remember James Hunt, people.

He’s earned that respect from us.

Click past the jump to watch the third trailer of Rush

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The Audi R8 was the star in the recent "Iron Man 3" movie and now the company is preparing a new, futuristic car for the upcoming "Ender’s Game" movie. Called "Virtual Vision" the concept was designed by Audi Design Team in collaboration with with director Gavin Hood and the production team and combines futuristic design with groundbreaking technology - a must for the movie it will be featured in.

Audi will build the Virtual Vision using its quattro technology and it will appear in "key scenes that have a lasting impact on the life of the protagonist." The remainder of the car’s construction is relatively unknown, but we’re pretty sure this model will go no further than its 15 minutes of fame on the silver screen.

The "Ender’s Game" movie was inspired by the best-selling, award-winning novel written by American author Orson Scott Card. The movie will star celebrities like Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Abigail Breslin and Harrison Ford.

Click past the jump to read about Audi’s last movie star: the R8 in "Iron Man 3."

Gran Turismo 6 Demo Launching on July 2nd with a Chance to Race a Real GT-R GT3 Nismo

As if we haven’t had enough car racing movies coming out in the next few months, we were greeted with new reports indicating that Sony is looking into the possibility of bringing the world of Gran Turismo into cinemas.

According to The Wrap, Sony is determined to jump start its own movie racing franchise similar to Dreamworks, Universal, and Legendary. While the notion of a Gran Turismo movie is just sitting in the pipeline for now, don’t be surprised if it gains some momentum in the near future.

Another video game racing franchise, "Need for Speed" , is already in the middle of production of its first-ever movie adaption of the long running video game franchise.

As for the people that will be working on the Gran Turismo movie, it’s rumored that Mike de Luca and Dana Brunetti take the helm after recent stints producing the award-winning movies "Social Network" and the hotly anticipated "Fifty Shades of Grey" adaption. Sony execs Elizabeth Cantillon, DeVon Franklin and Hanna Minghella are also lined up as supervisors for the movie, ensuring that if it does come to fruition, the Gran Turismo movie should be one that we all ought to be looking out for.

Click past the jump to watch the evolution of Gran Turismo 6

Source: The Wrap

Like we said a little over a month ago, don’t look at "Rush" as this season’s
only epic racing movie.

The upcoming movie, "Snake and Mongoose" , which tells the story of Don "The Snake" Prudhomme and Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen, is set to give "Rush" a run for its box office money.

Whether it’s on the strip or in the board room, Snake and Mongoose gave drag racing the kind of mainstream cache that nobody had ever done before. So the next time you watch a funny car race on SPEED TV, you can tip your hat to Prudhomme and McEwen for making all of it possible.

The movie is scheduled to make its theatrical debut on September 6th. In the meantime, you can enjoy the new two-and-a-half minute that producers have just released.

You can also click past the jump to watch the 60-second trailer that was shown a little more than a month ago.


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