Transformers 3 is coming. Yay?


Michael Bay
has confirmed on his official website that he will begin work on Transformers 3, which is set to hit cinemas July 1st, 2011.

Paramount and Dreamworks previously made this announcement back in March, but Bay responded by saying that he was going to take a year off and deliver the sequel in 2012.

That was before Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, grossed $832 million worldwide.

I’ll hand you over to Mr. Bay himself:

“Today (October 1st) 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.”

Yikes. So, do Michael Bay and Megan Fox enjoy working with each other or what? This response is the latest in a long line of insults thrown back and forth between the auteur and his muse. Let’s hope that this fiery relationship delivers some thrilling screen chemistry! NB: We are totally aware that isn’t possible.

In other news, Slashfilm have reported that screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman will not return to write Transformers 3. The duo penned the first two films, but there were rumours that they were unhappy with the elements contributed to the Revenge of the Fallen screenplay by Bay and co-writer Ehren Kruger (notably, those racist robots).

They will likely concentrate on the sequel to J.J. AbramsStar Trek; a franchise we are far more excited about.

Discuss: So, Transformers 3. Are you in or are you out?

4 Responses to “Transformers 3 is coming. Yay?”

  1. You actually called Michael Bay an "auteur"! Go wash your mouth (or keyboard).

  2. I was hoping the sarcasm could have been interpreted. Saying that, he certainly has an identifiable style! And he does have plenty of recurring motifs: Explosions, Cleavage, Racial Insensitivity.

  3. Incredible isn't it – spending hundreds of millions of dollars to look tacky.

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