- Title: "Transformers" cast on real-life robot takeover
- Date: 21st June 2017
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (RECENT - JUNE 16, 2017) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR, JOSH DUHAMEL, SAYING: "You know, I didn't think a lot about artificial intelligence taking over. I mean our job in this movie was to get rid of these things because they were causing too much havoc on planet Earth and they were threatening humankind. But that is a very interesting question, you know, will robots take over? I think to an extent they will. It's going to be interesting to see as we evolve as human beings how much technology sort of runs us." (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTRESS, LAURA HADDOCK, SAYING: "You know, we're all completely dependent on technology, completely dependent. Like, for example, I'm sure if you worked out the hours that somebody spent with their partner and their phone, they probably would spend more hours looking at their phone and nurturing the relationship with their phone than actually nurturing the relationship with their real life partner. So yeah it's kind of crazy to think like that. It would be really fun to have like a Cogman. He'd be really fun just to have a little Cogman around who is - like very kind of orderly helpful butler, who also just has a crazy ninja side to his personality, who can just branch out and get crazy at any point."
- Embargoed: 5th July 2017 12:42
- Keywords: Transformers franchise Transformers: The Last Knight Mark Wahlberg action movie
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK / UNKNOWN FILM LOCATIONS
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK / UNKNOWN FILM LOCATIONS
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Film
- Reuters ID: LVA0046M81TN1
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The cast of "Transformers: The Last Knight" shared their thoughts on working with robots on set and whether technology means machines have taken over in real life.
The fifth installment of the popular action series, directed by Michael Bay, sees Mark Wahlberg reprise his role from the last "Transformers" film, "Age of Extinction".
In this sequel, humans and Transformers are at war and Optimus Prime is gone. Wahlberg's character forms an alliance with an English lord (played by Anthony Hopkins) and an Oxford professor (Laura Haddock) to uncover past secrets which could save the world from destruction.
"Transformers: The Last Knight" opens in cinemas from Wednesday (June 21).
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