Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Major Meeting to Discuss 'Transformers 3'

While I am not the biggest fan of the "Transformers" franchise, I will say the special effects are amazing and they have made a lot of money. I believe the sequel this past summer was even worse than the original, yet it of course banked $830 million worldwide.

So, that means "Transformers 3" is a sure-fire thing no matter what, the only question is when.

According to Michael Bay’s official website, that’s exactly what he, Steven Spielberg and Ehren Kruger are set to determine later this week as they lay down some plans for Michael Bay’s next few years of work. The following points were listed on MichaelBay.com:

* He will be meeting later this week with Steven Spielberg, and Ehren Kruger to discuss ideas for "Transformers 3." By the end of the week he should have an idea if "Transformers 3" will hit your local cineplex in the summer of 2011 or 2012.
* In the meantime “Pain & Gain” is looking very possible as is…
* …"Bad Boys 3." Either film coming to a theater near you before or after "Transformers 3."

"Pain & Gain" is Michael Bay’s personal project he has been intending to make for a while. The plan as we knew it before, was that he’d step away from giant robots and explosions for at least a little while to work on this smaller feature. It is based on a series of lengthy articles written by Pete Collins, published between December 23, 1999 and January, 2000 in the Miami New Times titled Pain & Gain.
As for "Bad Boys 3," a few weeks back we reported on a writer being hired to pen the script for the next installment but it wasn’t confirmed on whether or not Bay would return to guide Will Smith and Martin Lawrence through the explosions.

At this point, it’s clear "Transformers 3" will be made just for money (I know its a business, but this is quantity over quality now) and I have zero expecations for it after what I saw from the franchise this summer. That means, although they can’t possibly finish a film this large in scale and with this many special effects properly in a year and half to have it open in the summer of 2011, they’re still going to discuss it and it’s still a possibility.

They could put all the special effects shots in trailers and clips for marketing and then have the rest of the film in only 2-D sketches and the movie would still make a minimum of about half a billion. But rant aside, the only real thing that would delay the debut of "Transformers 3" is Bay’s desire to work on other projects, namely the two we’ve discussed.

I’m very interested to see Bay step away from the grand blockbusters for a little while and to see what he’ll do with "Pain & Gain."

What would you like to see from "Transformers 3"?

More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Source: Screen Rant

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