Before actually reading the article, I just saw "meeting with Steven Spielberg" and immediately hoped that it said:
Michael Bay wrote:Got call into a meeting with Steven Spielberg today and was told I won't be doing TF3 and that they'll be getting somebody competent to direct the next one...
Oh well, back to work on Bad Boys 3! 50 Cent and the Rock are gonna be in it and do all the music for it. The story is about these two guys with a jewel encrusted skull that's stolen by aliens who blow up the White House. So they fight their way around the world, shooting lots of terrorists in the desert because they're after the skull too, until they finally get to the aliens secret Island base of Alcatraz. But then the aliens use the skull to summon an asteroid to destroy the Earth. So Fifty and the Rock have to fly a top secret jet, that transforms into a penis, into space and drill a hole in the asteroid and then plant a giant nuke in it to blow it up. Then there's some sexy, naked, green alien chicks, and I still haven't figured out the rest, but it's gonna be AWESOME!
Was I the only person that thought that? Does that make me a bad person?
Ha ha ha....this does not make you a bad person....just aware.
At the very least, I would say Speilberg would pass on Producer rites to Bay if he chose (or was instructed) not to direct the Third film just so the marketing team could tag his name to TF3. Kind of like they did with Friday the 13th. But I find it funny he would choose a winner like Bad Boys 3 over Transformers 3. That shows some interesting direction right there. I mean, the Bad Boys franchise surely is a giant to to go on par with the Transformers franchise right? Right?
If he does go through with it, I would prefer a 2011 release date verses the 2010 date I think Paramount announced. Even then, if you need that extra year, by all means take it buddy boy. But don't push up the release date just for the sake of Bad Boys 3. If thats the case I would strangle Paramount for "NOT" getting a replacement director.