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Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Release Date: June 29, 2011 (North America)
Genres: Action, Science Fiction, Sequel MPAA Rating: PG-13
Production Phase: Released
Studio: Paramount Pictures Production Company: Di Bonaventura Pictures
Who's In It: Kevin Dunn (Ron Witwicky), Julie White (Judy Witwicky), Josh Duhamel (Lennox), Tyrese Gibson (Epps), Shia LaBeouf (Sam Witwicky)
Who's Making It: Michael Bay (Director), Ehren Kruger (Screenwriter),
Premise: Sentinel Prime, a long-lost Autobot leader, is rescued from the dark side of the moon, giving Optimus Prime hope that his side can defeat the Decepticons for good. As Megatron plans a new scheme to... More »
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Responding to a posting made on his official forum, Transformers director Michael Bay said that the two Autobot "twins" introduced in the second film, Skids and Mudflap, won't be coming back in Transformers 3. You may recall that the two robots ruffled the sensibilities of movie critics who believed that the characters were racist and offensive for their ghetto speak and gold teeth.
However, there are two reports that appear to cast doubt on what Bay said. Both come from a blog devoted to following the live-action Transformers films and include what may be photos of new Chevy designs for Skids and Mudflap. The second report includes eyewitness reports from a location shoot in Sherman Oaks, California where people claim to have seen "Autobot twin cars" racing around the set.- Michael bay via Shoot for the Edit, Transformers Live Action Movie Blog. Comment on this Scoop (1)
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey is joining the cast of the three-quel, playing the boss of Megan Fox's Mikaela Banes. The actor has already told the press that his character is a "dark" one when compared to the others in the film.- Variety. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Monday, March 22, 2010
The Bay has emerged from his directing cave and given the world an exclusive update on the sequel's development that includes casting news and word about what kind of car a new Autobot character will be. Read on for what Michael has to say.
"Hey, it's been a long time since I've posted. Just been a little busy.
"Transformers 3 has been going very well. We are going to shoot in LA, Chicago, Washington DC, Florida, Texas, Africa, Moscow, and China. On the talent front, we just locked in Frances McDormand and John Malkovich. Both amazing actors I've always wanted to work with. We also just got Ken Jeong, he is the super funny actor stuck in the trunk from Hangover and the Doctor from Knocked Up.
"We start shooting pre-shoots in about one month.
"I also was at a Ferrari charity event this week raising money for a hospital being built by Ferrari in Haiti. I announced that night the newest Autobot to join Transformers: the Ferrari 458 Italia.
"I also want to thank everyone on this site that donated to the Make -A-Wish charity. We raised $20,000 which I will personally be matching. This is a great charity where they make wishes come true for kids who are very ill. We have had many Kids from Make-A-Wish visit us on our Transformers sets and this time we will be posting video of their visits on Transformers 3."- Michael Bay. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Thursday, February 25, 2010
The webmaster of Michael Bay dot com gives us a small scoop on where to expect the 'bot battles next time: "Spoke with Michael today and got some little info on TF3: there will be big action sequences shot in Chicago and Moscow this time around."- Shoot for the Edit. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
In a news report covering Shia LaBeouf signing for representation with CAA, Deadline Hollywood's Mike Fleming reports that Transformers 3 will "likely" start filming come May.- Deadline Hollywood. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Michael Bay has told his website readers that he's signed on to direct the third Transformers movie and that today marked the first day of work:
"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.
Anyone want to take a stab and guess how much money was in the dump truck that pulled up to Bay's home yesterday?- Michael Bay. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Saturday, July 4, 2009
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal about the amazing success of Revenge of the Fallen, Michael Bay is asked if he'll be back to direct Transformers 3.
"I just want to take some time off. It’s been almost three years that I’ve devoted myself entirely to this world of robots," he answered. "At some point, enough is enough—and I literally carried this movie on my back. I only finished it in the last week. It was a tough movie for me to finish—especially with the writers strike, the possible SAG strike. At one point, we were the only union movie in America shooting—Hollywood was so messed up from those two events."
But if Bay isn't back for a third round of Decepticon and Autobot battling and the studio wants to move right away on a second sequel he doesn't know who they'll find for the job. "I don't know who [would] want to take on my shoes with this franchise. We might just take a year down."
Bay says that he's developing a "dark comedy, a true story, with actors just acting, no effects. I’m done with effects movies for now."- The Wall Street Journal. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Thursday, July 2, 2009
In an L.A. Times profile piece about Revenge of the Fallen co-star Ramon Rodriguez, nestled in the body of the article there's a mention that "Michael Bay has a third Transformers film in mind, and if it plays out as he expects, the next installment would have a more substantial role for Rodriguez."- The Los Angeles Times. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
On Don Murphy's message forums screenwriter Roberto Orci revealed that he and writing partner Alex Kurtzman may not return for the three-peat and pen the screenplay for Transformers 3. "Not clear who is coming back yet, but the main reason we would move on is because we risk getting stale and comfortable. If you only sing one song for too long, you miss the opportunity to sing news songs. We'll see."- Don Murphy message forums. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Whoa! It seems that Michael Bay may not be out of the running to direct the third Transformers picture just as long as he gets his year off. Yesterday's announcement in the trades about Transformers 3 coming out in 2011 may have actually messed up the release date -- maybe. Let's let Michael explain:
"I said I was taking off a year from Transformers," said Bay on his site's message forums. "Paramount made a mistake in dating Transformers 3 - they asked me on the phone - I said yes to July 4 - but for 2012 - whoops! Not 2011!!! That would mean I would have to start prep in September. No way. My brain needs a break from fighting robots."
So did Paramount mess up and we're supposed to be getting Transformers 3 in 2012 or are they forging ahead for a 2011 release without Bay calling the shots?- Michael Bay. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Monday, March 16, 2009
Even before locking in a director or any of the cast from the first two films, or just having a screenplay, Paramount/DreamWorks have announced a July 1, 2011 release date for the third Transformers movie. This is the first time that the two partner movie studios have shown any plans for a three-quel. Variety reports that their Paramount sources told them this doesn't necessarily mean Transformers 3 will happen for sure, however, barring some kind of hard to imagine failure at the box office for Revenge of the Fallen, the announcement is likely to give fans a shout out to save the date (or stay away from it if you work for a rival studio.)
Previous to this announcement Transformers director Michael Bay has said that he wants to take a break after completing Revenge of the Fallen. Whether this will mean that he won't be back to sit in the director's chair for a third time is unknown.- Variety. Comment on this Scoop (0)