Filming began on the third instalment of the franchise last month as Shia Labeouf returned to the franchise alongside director Michael Bay.
Speaking to Collider the producer said: “It’s going really well. It was very complicated to imagine the movie without the Mikaela character and that was something that took all of us a lot of time and effort.
“But the truth is we’re very excited what happened as a result is… it’s not just with casting Rosie (Huntington-Whiteley), but with casting John Malkovich and we’re Frances McDormand and we’re casting Patrick Dempsey and Ken Wong and it goes on and on and on.
“And so the movie feels like which you always fear in making the 3rd movie is it’s not replicating what’s been done before. And the breath of the new cast is I think helping you avoid that pitfall.
And Bonaventura also admitted that the movie that has been shot in 3D is looking great.
“He (Michael Bay) is shooting a lot with 3D cameras and he is, as usual, a master of camera and he learned it very quickly. And it is going to be very exciting for all.
“I’ve had an opportunity to see it and it just looks fantastic. And so you know Michael is really enjoying shooting it, too. So it’s hats off to him because it’s working fantastically.”