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Ehren Kruger Confirmed as TF4 Writer

Postby El Duque » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:32 am

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According to ComingSoon.net DreamWorks President of Production Adam Goodman recently spoke to the The Hollywood Reporter about a couple of upcoming projects, one of which was TF4. When asked about the involvement of the previous trilogy's Shia LaBeouf he had this to say:

Ehren Kruger is writing it for us, and we're starting to engage, but I can't say anything more.


Kruger wrote Transformers: Dark of the Moon and collaborated with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman on Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
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Re: Ehren Kruger Confirmed as TF4 Writer

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:53 am

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Did they really need to bring him back as a writer? >:oP
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Re: Ehren Kruger Confirmed as TF4 Writer

Postby Autobot032 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:00 am

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Kruger doesn't bother me. I think he's a decent, and dare I say it, competent writer.
That quote is suspect, though. He was willing to let the cat out of the bag on Kruger, but stopped short of anything involving LaBeouf.

Part of me thinks they're not having him back, and if the public finds out, it could cost them with the audience. Part of me thinks they are having him back, and he's always been full of fecal matter, and he doesn't want them to let the cat out of the bag.

Either way, this is good news. Slightly odd and brow raising, but good news.
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Re: Ehren Kruger Confirmed as TF4 Writer

Postby Burn » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:32 am

Autobot032 wrote:Kruger doesn't bother me. I think he's a decent, and dare I say it, competent writer.


ehhhh I dunno, DotM didn't quite sit right well with me. It's no secret that I dislike Orci & Kurtzman so I don't want them back, but i'd be happy if Kruger didn't come back either.

I guess it makes sense to keep the creative team together at least.
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Re: Ehren Kruger Confirmed as TF4 Writer

Postby Autobot032 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:37 am

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Burn wrote:
Autobot032 wrote:Kruger doesn't bother me. I think he's a decent, and dare I say it, competent writer.


ehhhh I dunno, DotM didn't quite sit right well with me. It's no secret that I dislike Orci & Kurtzman so I don't want them back, but i'd be happy if Kruger didn't come back either.

I guess it makes sense to keep the creative team together at least.


They fare better as producers. Hawaii Five-0 and Prime are....prime examples of that.

















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Re: Ehren Kruger Confirmed as TF4 Writer

Postby Burn » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:06 am

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Re: Ehren Kruger Confirmed as TF4 Writer

Postby kookookajew » Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:43 am

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I liked Dark of the Moon .. in concept.. which is what mostly what he created. Its just how it was presented that I didn't like at times.

I have no positive or negative feelings towards him being the writer (because hes shown that hes "decent") due to its going to be up to how its presented that makes it good or meh.
Hopefully Bay (or whomever is directing it )will come through and try to make a good movie and not just a summer action flick this time around.
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Re: Ehren Kruger Confirmed as TF4 Writer

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Re: Ehren Kruger Confirmed as TF4 Writer

Postby Galactic Prime » Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:21 am

This is terrible news, The TF movies thusfar have been horribly written garbage.

They need to get someone who understands Transformers to actually write them and direct them.

They need to lose Bay and his writer cronies for good, it's the only way we'll ever get a decent movie.
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Re: Ehren Kruger Confirmed as TF4 Writer

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Re: Ehren Kruger Confirmed as TF4 Writer

Postby Flakmaster » Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:38 am

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This development shows how little Hasbro/Michael Bay cares. They won't even bother trying to improve these films. Just so long as the formula works (and they get loads of cash), they aren't going to try and change it for the better. If it ain't broke, don't fix it is their philosophy.

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Re: Ehren Kruger Confirmed as TF4 Writer

Postby YoungPrime » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:56 am

Wait! They had writers in the last 3 movies???
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Re: Ehren Kruger Confirmed as TF4 Writer

Postby MINDVVIPE » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:20 am

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I really hope they spend a ton of money on TF4 just to have barely enough people show up to turn a profit (trying to be realistic). For once, people need to stop giving in and just wait to see it on DVD (or torrent for free), just to help change the boring formula of current mainstream movies.
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Re: Ehren Kruger Confirmed as TF4 Writer

Postby Rodimus Prime » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:35 am

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He did a fairly good job with DotM, it was better than the 1st 2 films. As long as Orci and Kurtzman stay away, it's safe.

Just think, it could be worse. It could be Uwe Boll.
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Re: Ehren Kruger Confirmed as TF4 Writer

Postby TheForgottenTaxi » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:27 am

I don't get all the hate for Orci and Kurtzman. I think Transformers Prime proves that they were not the problem.

Anyway, this is just another sign that we're in for more of the same crap with TF4. All I can say about that is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YxChiuA398
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Re: Ehren Kruger Confirmed as TF4 Writer

Postby Trikeboy » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:29 am

I just got home from seeing the Avengers. If they sack Ehren Kruger and Michael Bay right now and hire Joss Whedon that would be awesome. Going by what he just did, I think it would be something special.
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Re: Ehren Kruger Confirmed as TF4 Writer

Postby Bleak5170 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:45 am

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TheForgottenTaxi wrote:I don't get all the hate for Orci and Kurtzman. I think Transformers Prime proves that they were not the problem.



Agreed. They wrote the first movie which I absolutely loved. And we all know how awesome TF Prime is. I have zero problem with those two.
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Re: Ehren Kruger Confirmed as TF4 Writer

Postby autobotOG » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:05 am

I've always viewed the Bay movies as a seperate TF continuity, and as such, I enjoyed them all. Yes, there were the obvious plotholes (especially in revenge), but when you look at them the way I do, they dont have to mirror past TF lore to be enjoyable...they're just another version of what we all love. I've also learned in the past 5 years not to try and argue their worth to die hard g1ers, LOL. It's all in what you like.

BTW...of course they are gonna get Kruger to write #4...Dark of the Moon made OVER A BILLION DOLLARS! Like or not, 85% of them are in it for the money, not to make us die-hards happy. It sucks, but its true.
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Re: Ehren Kruger Confirmed as TF4 Writer

Postby BATTOUSAIXD » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:32 am

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Re: Ehren Kruger Confirmed as TF4 Writer

Postby Megatron Wolf » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:18 pm

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why cant they just get rid of everyone who was involved with the last 3 and let some new people take a stab at it? This franchise needs some new life and i dont think this is going to do it. I still say the entire franchise needs a reboot, forget bayformers forget TF Prime and start from scratch. We need another Beast Wars style reboot and fast.
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Re: Ehren Kruger Confirmed as TF4 Writer

Postby dedcat » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:04 pm

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Well, I'm not happy and even less surprised, but would you really want a good writer to squeeze out the next stinker in this legacy of turd's?
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Re: Ehren Kruger Confirmed as TF4 Writer

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Trikeboy wrote:I just got home from seeing the Avengers. If they sack Ehren Kruger and Michael Bay right now and hire Joss Whedon that would be awesome. Going by what he just did, I think it would be something special.


Hah! This is kinda what I said on my Twitter the other day...

It's all about character in my opinion. I know it's difficult to juggle loads of personalities with both Cybertronian AND human sides. Whedon, as said, is AMAZING with multiple characters/ensembles. Thing is; Kruger isn't a bad writer and Bay is a good technical & action director...But when it boils down to character and how they are part of narrative, we need someone like Whedon.

And yes, that means treating both the Decepticons AND Autobots like characters and not like mindless drones! :lol:
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Re: Ehren Kruger Confirmed as TF4 Writer

Postby synthetik » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:04 pm

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I know this thing is being greenlit for making dosh but can we stop dragging TF's good name through puddles of shit mud? Call it something else, give it some cool lore than hasbro can sell TFs and "insert shitty bayformer robot title here".

It took me a year or so to finally watch dark side of the moon and I was ashamed to be a TF fan afterwards.
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Re: Ehren Kruger Confirmed as TF4 Writer

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synthetik wrote:I know this thing is being greenlit for making dosh but can we stop dragging TF's good name through puddles of shit mud? Call it something else, give it some cool lore than hasbro can sell TFs and "insert shitty bayformer robot title here".

It took me a year or so to finally watch dark side of the moon and I was ashamed to be a TF fan afterwards.


Oh well.

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Re: Ehren Kruger Confirmed as TF4 Writer

Postby Burn » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:52 pm

Bleak5170 wrote:
TheForgottenTaxi wrote:I don't get all the hate for Orci and Kurtzman. I think Transformers Prime proves that they were not the problem.


Agreed. They wrote the first movie which I absolutely loved. And we all know how awesome TF Prime is. I have zero problem with those two.


They're not writing TF Prime though. They're simply only producers. If we're going to give credit to producers then people should either be forming a lynch mob for, or think the sun shines out of Don Murphy's butt.

So yes, Orci and Kurtzman were very much the problem. They couldn't come up with an original idea between them. Take a look at their track record of writing and see that their big "successes" are based on franchises that have decades of mythology.
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