USA Today has got all the juicy details on whats to be Michael Bay’s symphonic end game of the Tranformers Trilogy. It is a trilogy he insists, and this time around it will not make the mistakes that Transformers 2 made…What were those problems? Well mostly the writers strike and the studio saying, “He, could get part 2 ready in 3 weeks?!”
To which Bay answered, ” No, I’m an artist I…Stop..Stop dumping money on me..I have…STOP IT…I have integrity! No, It can’t be done, it CANNOT be done! FINE! 3 weeks!….Not 2 weeks.” (Reply may be embellished)
Transformers 1 was a tremendous cinematic accomplishment in both Nerd culture and stunning visual effects. While part 2, even though I can’t put my finger on it, had some things left to be desired. They’ve already scraped off Meghan Fox, and I may be the only one who thinks thats a BAD idea, but she’s already attached herself to another possible successful franchise in Jonah Hex. Here are some of the greater details given which are great bullet points, that may let us see Transformers 3 NOT fly the way of the X-Men 3.
- Final confirmation that movie will be released in 3D. No word on if it will be shot in 3D or converted in post. Knowing Bay’s obsession with film, I’m assuming he agreed on a post process.
- The villain in Transformers 3 is “Shockwave, the robot cyclops-turned-laser-cannon, who became dictator of their home world of Cybertron after the other Autobots and Decepticons journeyed to Earth.” Makes sense.
- Bay claims “One thing we’re getting rid of is what I call the dorky comedy” adding the The Twins are “basically gone” but comic relief John Turturro returns. Bay’s “basically gone” comment seems to confirm that they have a short appearance in the film.
- In the new film Sam Witwicky is “taking his first tenuous steps into adulthood while remaining a reluctant human ally of Optimus Prime. “Shia has this great line: ‘You know, I’ve saved the world twice, but I can’t get a job.’” Okay, so Transformers is never gonna get a screenplay nomination at the Academy Awards.
- The plot also “delves into the space race between the U.S.S.R. and the USA, suggesting there was a hidden Transformers role in it all that remains one of the planet’s most dangerous secrets. “The movie is more of a mystery,” Bay says. “It ties in what we know as history growing up as kids with what really happened.”
- Transformers 3 is the end of a trilogy. Bay says “As a trilogy, it really ends. It could be rebooted again, but I think it has a really killer ending.” It basically sounds like Bay is done with the series, and the ending of the movie is a finale of sorts.
- The film also features a set “built to resemble a dilapidated nuclear reactor.”