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Michael Bay Talks Transformers Again
Could they explode into space?

21 June 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: LA Times

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Michael Bay Talks Transformers Again

You might think there would be little to say about the next Transformers film given that it’s still at the early stages of scripting. But that’s never stopped Michael Bay before, and he’s been once more happily talking up some of what he wants to see in the new movie.

First up, something we already knew: the film will boast a new human cast reacting to the giant robots doing their thing. “It’s a new cast,” Bay tells the LA Times. “We’ve moving on to something different.”

But don’t go throwing the word “reboot” around. Bay’s thinking differently: “It’s not a reboot, that’s maybe the wrong word,” he says. “I don’t want to say reboot because then people will think we’re doing a Spider-Man and starting from the beginning. We’re not. We’re taking the story that you’ve seen — the story we’ve told in three movies already — and we’re taking it in a new direction. But we’re leaving those three as the history. It all still counts. I met with the writer before I went off to do Pain And Gain and we talked about a bunch of ideas. We let that simmer for a bit. He’s been thinking about stuff and now we’re getting back together next week to see what we’ve got and to see if it gels.”

As for what those ideas might be, he’s still being understandably tight lipped on specifics, but he does seem to be pointing towards Optimus and co heading properly off-planet.

“That feels like the way to go, doesn’t it? I want to go a little off but I don’t want to go too sci-fi. I still want to keep it grounded. That’s what works in these movies, that’s what makes it accessible.”

So could we be taking a trip to Cybertron, assuming there’s anything left to see? No one can say, but we do know the trip won’t be flying first class, as Bay also revealed Paramount is tightening the budget on this one, shaving around $30 million from what it spent on Dark Of The Moon. Still, that doesn't exactly put it in indie territory, and we’re sure that if this truly is Bay’s final round with the robots, he’ll go out with a bang. Several bangs. And gun shots. And car crashes. And punches. And…


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RE: WTF!
Maybe Optimus Prime will actually fight Megatron again, rather than sideline him in favour of a bored celebrity cameo or some nonsensical Master and Apprentice plot. More

Posted by Hood_Man at 01:59 on 24 June 2012 | Report This Post

RE: WTF!
L: ravagee Sigh, we can only hope when these films get rebooted that we will see some story that actual will connect us to the transforming characters. on't hold your breath. More

Posted by Spaldron at 18:13 on 23 June 2012 | Report This Post

RE: WTF!
L: Gram Woods Will somebody please tell this man that his movies suck! How does he keep getting work? BAY! YOU ARE CRAP AND YOUR FILMS STINK! imple. They make money. It's annoying, no matter how much I hear people slag it off people still go to watch it. I admit, I love the first film and think it has the right balance of everything to make it a decent blockbuster Sci-Fi film. However, it is definitely time to leave Earth, leave the humans and take the films into more of the civil More

Posted by ravagee at 17:47 on 23 June 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Michael Bay Talks Transformers Again
I get the impression Bay doesn't "direct" in the conventional since but rather his advisors watch him play with toys and from what they see they throw it into the movie. More

Posted by Tzarification at 18:35 on 22 June 2012 | Report This Post

BOMB BAY
Is a place in India.... More

Posted by GALLYMOO at 18:19 on 22 June 2012 | Report This Post

Please leave my childhood alone !
ok, liked the 1st one, but the sequels have been terrible so far....... More

Posted by blue_lion at 14:03 on 22 June 2012 | Report This Post

!?!?!??!
I even hate his stupid grin on his stupid face! More

Posted by zeech1941 at 13:58 on 22 June 2012 | Report This Post

WTF!
Will somebody please tell this man that his movies suck! How does he keep getting work? BAY! YOU ARE CRAP AND YOUR FILMS STINK! More

Posted by Gram Woods at 13:54 on 22 June 2012 | Report This Post

WTF!
Will somebody please tell this man that his movies suck! How does he keep getting work? BAY! YOU ARE CRAP AND YOUR FILMS STINK! More

Posted by Gram Woods at 13:54 on 22 June 2012 | Report This Post

WTF!
Will somebody please tell this man that his movies suck ass! How does he keep getting work? BAY! YOU ARE CRAP AND YOUR FILMS STINK! More

Posted by Gram Woods at 13:53 on 22 June 2012 | Report This Post

I love the way Michael Bay thinks he knows "what works in these movies" the man is simply dillusional. More

Posted by NateDrake007 at 13:40 on 22 June 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Erm.....
ael Bay still getting work? More

Posted by drews at 12:45 on 22 June 2012 | Report This Post

Erm.....
"I still want to keep it grounded. That’s what works in these movies, that’s what makes it accessible." Yep, grounded in a world of perpetual sunsets where everyone goes out with a supermodel. Watch out Mike Leigh, Bay's gunning for ya! More

Posted by bobsbitchtits at 11:02 on 22 June 2012 | Report This Post

They should do a suicide mission story...
... like the Dirty Dozen, where the Autobots and the Decepticons and a bunch of humans have to team up, go into space and f*ck up Unicron. They could bring in Hot Rod and the ending could be the birth of Rodimus Prime. That would be tekkers! More

Posted by Nicky C at 11:02 on 22 June 2012 | Report This Post

Erm.....
"I still want to keep it grounded. That’s what works in these movies, that’s what makes it accessible." Yep, grounded in a world of perpetual sunsets where everyone goes out with a supermodel. Watch out Mike Leigh, Bay's gunning for ya! More

Posted by bobsbitchtits at 11:02 on 22 June 2012 | Report This Post

Erm.....
"I still want to keep it grounded. That’s what works in these movies, that’s what makes it accessible." Yep, grounded in a world of perpetual sunsets where everyone goes out with a supermodel. Watch out Mike Leigh, Bay's gunning for ya! More

Posted by bobsbitchtits at 11:02 on 22 June 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Michael Bay Talks Transformers Again
to go a little off but I don’t want to go too sci-fi. thinking, you don't want to go TOO Sci-Fi with your film about giant alien robots from outer space. That would be silly. More

Posted by Wigumoto at 09:46 on 22 June 2012 | Report This Post

Michael Bay Talks Transformers Again
"We’re taking the story that you’ve seen — the story we’ve told in three movies already" Story? More

Posted by FoximusPrime at 07:58 on 22 June 2012 | Report This Post


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