Thursday, October 01, 2009

Bay promises third Transformers movie for 2011

On his official site, Michael Bay has publicly vowed that a third Transformers flick for summer after next. It's set to roll out on July 1st, 2011.

From his blog...

Well its official: We have a great Transformers 3 story. The release date is now July 1st 2011. Not 2012.

Today is Day One. This morning started with an ILM meeting for five hours in San Francisco. Currently I'm flying with writer Ehren Kruger to Rhode Island to talk to Hasbro about new characters.

P.S. Megan Fox, welcome back. I promise no alien robots will harm you in any way during the production of this motion picture. Please consult your Physician when working under my direction because some side effects can occur, such as mild dizziness, intense nausea, suicidal tendencies, depression, minor chest hair growth, random internal hemorrhaging and inability to sleep. As some directors may be hazardous to your health, please consult your Doctor to determine if this is right for you.

Pain and Gain is right after shooting of Trans 3.

I'm still a bit conflicted over Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Looking forward to catching it again when the DVD streets in a few weeks. I think it was generally a good sequel, maybe better than its reputation, but it was loaded with problems (and Skids and Mudflap continue to honk me off to no end). But if Bay and crew can up the ante on the next movie though, all will be well.

That, and bring back Steve Jablonsky to compose the score (but on this blog, that goes without saying :-)

1 comments:

Todd W said...

I thought for sure I had read somewhere that Michael Bay was considering stepping away from Transformers. No such luck.

Recently, after trying unsuccessfully to think of a redeeming quality in Transformers 2, I downgraded my opinion of it from a D- to an F. When I realized some of my F movies were Batman & Robin, Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows, Event Horizon, Highlander II: The Quickening, and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, I realized Transformers 2 fit right in. It's just as ridiculous, nonsensical, and offensive.

The only good thing about Michael Bay violating us with a 3rd Transformers movie a year earlier is that we live in the age of reboots & remakes. If Transformers get a well deserved reboot, maybe it'll now come a year earlier too.

Sorry, I know we disagree on this one, but wondering what was going through Bay's mind (or, apparently, not going through his mind) when making this movie continues to bug me. If it's any consolation, I didn't think the first Transformers movie was all bad and at least gave it a C-.