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Annual Transformers Forum Meet Tour

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Bay: All Info is Fake

Director Michael Bay is up to his old tricks again, this time posting a message on his Shoot for the Edit Forums that all the information about the script, character locations, etc is all fake. He claims that less than 10 people have read the full script, and apart from te fact that Sam goes to college, know body knows the plot for the sequel. Here is what he said:

The only full script for the movie exist with me and the original writer’s. A select few crew members have read parts, some of the leads have read full scripts – but the number is under ten. One person from Paramount, three from Dreamworks.

We have leaked several scripts, some treatments and various scenes that are used to mislead the internet. We have mocked up wrong schedules and call sheets with fake scenes on them. When shooting scenes we don’t refer to character names and use wrong faces on the poles representing different robots that are going to be placed in – It’s a lot of work but seems to have worked out because no one knows the story of the movie besides Sam going to college.

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Chris Mowry mentioned in an interview that he had seen a complete script, and given that Simon Furman has probably as well, since he is writting the adaptation, probably more than 10 people have seen it.

With filming continuing, expect more fun and games from Mr Bay.

Michael Bay Talks Filming Plan Following Shia LaBeouf’s Injury

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen director Michael Bay has made a short statement on his message board about the injury to actor Shia LaBeouf’s after the car accident he was involved in last weekend. In response to fan concerns about if this will delaying filming and the eventual release date for the film, currently set at 26th June 2009, Michael said the following:

The car crash with Shia is unexpected, but we are still filming. The movie has not shut down – there is plenty to do without Shia. The shooting is also going great – I’m having a blast making this movie! Shia will be back soon and we wish all wish him a fast recovery.

Bay Talks from Undisclosed Location about Transformers 2

Inbetween filming on the set of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen at an “undisclosed location”, director Michael Bay answered some questions from Entertainment Weekly. He doesn’t reveal much, except that he is still releasing fake pieces of information all the time.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What can you tell us about Transformers 2? Or, better yet, what will you tell us?
MICHAEL BAY: When we were writing the script, I said to the writers, “I hate sequels that try to make it to the third movie. Pretend like we’re never having a third movie, so let’s go for broke on the second one. I hate those cliffhangers! Let’s just make this movie stand on its own.” I really feel this movie is not a forced sequel. I think the script is really good, and I think it’s got a lot of new stuff in it. There are a lot of rumors out there, but we’ve released a lot of fake stuff. We’ve done a really good job of keeping things secret.

Can you give us a hint of something that is true then?
[Laughs] No.

C’mon, anything?
There are some great, new robots that are really inventive.

You recently wrapped production on your update of Friday the 13th, and horror buffs out there are dying to know: what’s it going to be about?
It’s a reconception of the original. We’re introducing a whole group of new kids. What we always try to do is add a little bit of freshness to these movies that were really scary back then and update them for a new audience.

Rainn Wilson On Set Pictures

Photos taken today have shown actor Rainn Wilson, who plays the professor in Sam’s Astronomy class, on the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen set. Transformers Lice Action Blog have also received a report of the scene, confirming Shia’s involvement.

Dark Horizons have also had an interview with Wilson, briefly taking about his role and working with Michael Bay.

Question: You haven’t signed up for anything else for your next hiatus, have you?

Wilson: No. I mean, this hiatus, there really was nothing shooting, because there’s this potential SAG strike happening. So there are not really any movies happening right now. But I have The Rocker to promote and I’m doing a couple days on The Transformers II.

Question: Oh, really? As whom?

Wilson: As a robot. No. As a professor. But maybe he’s a robot. Maybe I’ll just pretend he’s a robot, or I’ll play him as a robot.

Question: Have you ever worked with Michael Bay before?

Wilson: I have not worked with Michael Bay before. And I think that is a hilarious, hysterical match-up. Is Rainn Wilson and Michael Bay. It’s like – I was at the MTV Awards last night, and Paris Hilton and their boyfriend wanted their pictures taken with me. And I – as the camera clicked, I said, “This one is for the ages.” I love the idea of Rainn Wilson and Paris Hilton, together at last.

Bay Responds to Mystery Transformer

After the video and photo of a little mechanical robot on set yesterday, speculation has spread on who or what it is. Luckily, director Michael Bay has posted a response on his forums confirming that it is a Transformer, but leaving us guessing who.

What that picture is – that is not a complete Transformer. We use detailed puppets for effects for sizing and color – the real effects are later completed but the robots are much more complicated.

I will post soon to tell you all about the shoot.

Michael

Local Report on Princeton Filming

The Times has written an article on the filming of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen at Princeton campus, with some comments from Michael Bay. Shooting has apparently gone well over the first two days, and should finish today on the campus. Where the production will move next is currently unknown, but be sure to look out for information shortly.

Bay also revealed what the campus shoot was being used for in the film:

The university angle to the plot “is all about Sam growing up and going to college … a teenager growing into a man

More confirmation of Transformers II title

Michael Bay’s official website has posted the following picture, further confirming the title of the movie. Most likely, it isn’t the final logo, which will probably be more like the first logo, but with the subtitle.

Transformers 2 – Self Contained Sequel

Written by Big Bot on June 4, 2008 | News,Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen | Tags: , ,

Some more good news coming out of Transformers 2 HQ is that the sequel won’t be part 1 of 2, but will in-fact be a standalone sequel without the annoying cliffhanger at the end. This all according to director Michael Bay. This isn’t to say that Transformers 3 won’t happen, or be hinted at, but don’t expect Matrix style sequels.

Talking to MTV, he goes on to say that the “First one was just introducing, setting up stuff, so we can go a lot farther. Let’s just say [this] is not a lame sequel”. and that we can expect a lot more from the robot cast, even though there are a lot more on screen; “The robots are going to surprise a lot of people because we go with a lot of different levels,”.

Josh Duhamel also on set in Bethlehem

Producer Ian Bryce has confirmed to Mcall.com that Josh Duhamel is on the set at Bethlehem for filming of Transformers 2, for which Michael Bay plans to have three night shoots in the made-up Chinese industrial city.

There are also 2 photos with the news article, one is of an aerial shot of 2 Black Hawk Helicopters and the other is of Michael Bay and some crew members in a golf cart, doing some filming. As the driver is looking where he is going, they may be about to crash.

Is Jazz returning for Transformers 2?

Written by Big Bot on May 31, 2008 | News,Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen | Tags: , ,

TFW2005 are reporting that they have received information that a Pontiac Solstice was spotted on the Bethlehem set for Transformers 2. The Solstice is the model used for Autobot Jazz, who, as you probably know, was killed by Megatron in the first movie. They have also apparently received confirmation that Darius McCrary, the voice of Jazz, is present on the set.

Now, a couple of keep points make this report seems unlikely, but still possible:

1. Michael Bay clearly said he will be putting out false information to keep the real information underwraps. 2. He also said on his message board on 4th January “No Jazz is dead. We have way more cool robots to come.”
3. Why would Paramount/Dreamworks be paying for a voice actor to be on set, when they normally hire a cheaper actor to provide all the lines for all the the robots to help the human characters. This method was used on the first film, so there would seem little reason to change.
4. They are currently no pictures of the Pontiac Solstice on the set and that the “confirmation” of Darius McCrary being there as well was by an unnamed “second tipster”.

When filming starts on 2nd June, we should have some more confirmation either way, so stay tuned.

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