Tag: Michael Bay
While it was long rumored and many assumed it to be happening, there wasn't any official confirmation on Michael Bay returning to the money-making film franchise, Transformers. Paramount has issued a press release now that confirms Bay has signed on with them for a 2 picture deal, one of them is Transformers 4, which now has a release date to boot.
Bay will film his "small" film first, but could return to the Transformers franchise as soon as Winter 2012.
[Updated: Bay has recently released a statement about his involvement in the film at this official site. According to him,
Right now I’m not decided on Transformers 4… Studio’s are passing rumors but I’m not sure what I’m doing? I know I’m going to do Pain and Gain early spring but that’s it for right now. I’m leaving all my options on the table. I’ve got several Studio meetings in the next two weeks.
[Updated: Some more information has now come out about the status of more Transformers sequels, including shooting plans and a possible replacement for Shia Lebeouf.]
I look upon the Transformers franchise in a state of utter disinterest. Sure, they make billions of dollars at the box office, but I never found them to be at all fulfilling. The first one was mostly forgettable, with the last 20 minutes being the only good part in a sea of mediocrity. The second one was god awful, and I honestly have no idea where to begin with how bad it was. Between bad writing, bad acting, racists robots, boring action, humping robots, a nonsensical plot, and robot heaven, there's a lot of bad to go around for that film. After Revenge of the Fallen, I thought I was done with the franchise. But then I saw the first Super Bowl spot for Dark of the Moon, and Bay had me by the balls once again. Even I couldn't deny that the action looked pretty incredible. It was the quality of everything else that I was worried about. But did Transformers: Dark of the Moon fulfill my quixotic dream of a good Transformers movie, or is it just as bad as Revenge of the Fallen? Find out after the jump.
You gotta give Shia LaBeouf some credit. Despite nearly losing a finger, eye, and other assorted body parts in recent accidents, he's still doing his own stunts. He's currently in California shooting Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and we have pictures of the former Mutt Williams in action.
Michael Bay is getting behind newcomer Bobby Glickert to produce a new, confidential project about alien abduction with a "modest" budget of $12 Million. This has to be a little bit tricky for Michael Bay who is best known for his big budget extravaganzas - that this writer always enjoys (yes even Transformers 2). Maybe bringing in unknown talent makes sense because he won't be accustomed to spending several million dollars on each shot - can we blow that city up one more time please?