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Michael Bay Talks Transformers 4
And TMNT

28 April 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Moviefone

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With a decent opening for smaller-scale criminal bodybuilder movie Pain And Gain this weekend, Michael Bay may one day turn his attention to lower-budget films more frequently. First, however, he'll get back to the Transformers franchise, with the fourth film promising to recharge the series and set it running again with a new cast including Pain’s Mark Wahlberg.

While he promotes Pain, Bay has been talking about the changes he wants to make to Transformers. During a chat with Moviefone, he warns to expect some design changes in the new film. "You know there are a couple of historians of Transformers. I would do my designs of the robots and they’re like, ‘What if you just add a little bit more ears to Optimus?’ But they’re really hands off.

“We’ve redesigned them in Transformers 4, and there’s some really cool sh*t in it. I’m literally redesigning every character, top to bottom. There’s a reason why they’re redesigned, but it’s also to keep it new and fresh to me. I think the fans will appreciate some of this new stuff we have in the movie and some of the new characters.”

As for why he’s coming back for another spin with Optimus and co, Bay seems clear on the reasons. “You don’t want someone to f*ck it up. So I at least wanted to set it up on some good footing. Because you’re going to get a different kind of director who is not going to want to follow in my footsteps. Directors feel very territorial. So they’re going to go to a more inexperienced director. It’s just the way Hollywood works.

“And I’m thinking, “God, so I’ll redesign it, set it up... Someone’s gonna f*ck this up. This is way too big of a thing.” And I’m looking at all these kids and I’m like, “F*ck, I gotta do one more.” And then I brought Mark into it. So now we’ve got a movie star, we’ve got full redesigns. At least it’ll be on good footing.”

Transformers 4, which has Wahlberg supported by Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz and Stanley Tucci, kicks off shooting in June with work planned in Chicago, Michigan, Hong Kong and China. It’ll be out on June 27, 2014.

But it’s not the only franchise Bay is overseeing: Bay is also a producer on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and took the chance to put one particular rumour to rest once and for all. “There was that quote saying that we’re making the Ninja Turtles as aliens. We’re not. It’s the ooze! It’s from the original source material. These are from the original writers, and I never went out to correct myself in the press. I do listen to the fans and I do want this to be authentic. I think they’re going to be really happy with this movie. When I see the digital stuff, the turtles look great.”

That one is shooting now and will feature Megan Fox as April O’Neill, with Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Jeremy Howard as Donatello, Pete Ploszek as Leonardo, Noel Fisher as Michelangelo and Danny Woodburn as Splinter. Jonathan Liebesman is behind the camera and it’s expected to hit our screens on May 16 next year.


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RE: TMNT
L: Gazzabrook Ooze - this is the highlight of the article , never sure what Bay is planning, so I'm just going to have to wait for both of these film. If your reading this Bay I would like some pictures of the Turtles. (you did say you listen to the fans,so listen) ope he drops the different coloured bandana's thats for sure ! More

Posted by Dannybohy at 11:52 on 29 April 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Transformers Transformed.
L: Graveriser1978 MB allready did a re-design on the first trilogy, now he wants to re-design again...i can only hope that Optimus resembles the toy and cartoon that i loved as a child. hy! that would actually look like complete crap in 'real life' !!!. I personally think Bay did a great job with Optimus and Bumblebee, maybe not so much the others as they are pretty forgettable. I want hound back, as a Military Hummer, will be fine with me!. More

Posted by Dannybohy at 11:51 on 29 April 2013 | Report This Post

TMNT
Ooze - this is the highlight of the article , never sure what Bay is planning, so I'm just going to have to wait for both of these film. If your reading this Bay I would like some pictures of the Turtles. (you did say you listen to the fans,so listen) More

Posted by Gazzabrook at 10:12 on 29 April 2013 | Report This Post

Transformers Transformed.
MB allready did a re-design on the first trilogy, now he wants to re-design again...i can only hope that Optimus resembles the toy and cartoon that i loved as a child. More

Posted by Graveriser1978 at 10:12 on 29 April 2013 | Report This Post

"As for why he’s coming back for another spin with Optimus and co, Bay seems clear on the reasons. “You don’t want someone to f*ck it up. So I at least wanted to set it up on some good footing." Oh wait so bar the first movie and the third movies Score he thinks he did a perfect job? He f**ked it up and wants to f**k it up more before he leaves the dead rotting corps to someone else to salvage the remains More

Posted by DeadCell79 at 05:18 on 29 April 2013 | Report This Post


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