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Michael Bay Interview on the Cars of Transformers: Age of Extinction

Postby Dr Va'al » Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:44 am

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Here's some news for the car enthusiasts out there, in the form of an interview with Transformers: Age of Extinction (and the other Transformers films) director Michael Bay, courtesy of website Car and Driver. You can read some snippets below, and the full article here!

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C/D: You’ve worked a lot with GM. Do they swing open the doors to their studios and let you pick and choose what you want?

MB: I walked into a special secret facility they have where they develop prototypes, and they said, “Let us show you what we’ve got.” I saw the new Camaro, and I think they were on the fence about making it, and I said, “That’s the car.” So they made a prototype for us. We took that car to Jordan, to just a little, poor town, and these kids were gathered around it and they were all saying, “Bumblebee!” Bob Lutz said that this was the best car-movie tie-in in history. I don’t know if that’s true, but they certainly treat me like that. When I go to GM, Ed Welburn, their global design vice president, literally takes me through all their design rooms and says, “What do you like?”

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C/D: Did you wreck anything big-time on this new Transformers movie?

MB: Yeah, we had some crashes. But this movie feels very different from the other ones—in a lot of ways. We had everything from souped-up government Cadillac Escalades to a Bugatti Veyron and the [Local Motors] Rally Fighter.

C/D: Is there anything you wanted but couldn’t get?

MB: There always is. Now that we’ve done four [Transformers movies], car companies have found out about it, and a car will be at an auto show in Europe and then they literally fly it to my office. That’s what they did with the Bugatti and that’s what they did with the Pagani.


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Re: Michael Bay Interview on the Cars of Transformers: Age of Extinction

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:03 am

Say what you want about the guy making movies, but he knows and loves his exotic cars. He sounds like a kid in a toy store with all those exotic cars. And the fact that he can just snap his fingers and pick up a Ferrari, Porsche, or Lambo just like that, that's having stroke. Also, he sounds like an honorary designer for GM. :lol:
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Re: Michael Bay Interview on the Cars of Transformers: Age of Extinction

Postby Stormrider » Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:33 pm

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I would like to see Michael Bay transform into a car. :-?
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