ILM's Scott Farrar on Transformers 4

Transformers News: ILM's Scott Farrar on Transformers 4

Friday, November 4th, 2011 9:10AM CDT

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During a recent interview ILM's Scott Farrar talked about the possibility of another Transformers sequel. He says Paramount has already approached him for a fourth film, and he seems to confirm that director Michael Bay has also been contacted. No confirmation of course, but Farrar says he's on board for another film. Video embedded below.

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Re: ILM's Scott Farrar on Transformers 4 (1308506)
Posted by Blackstreak on November 4th, 2011 @ 10:52am CDT
With the success of the first 3 films why not just land the next trilogy set all at once? I'd be up for it.
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Posted by Sabrblade on November 4th, 2011 @ 12:36pm CDT
Perché ci sono i sottotitoli? E perchè sono in Italiano?
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Posted by BeastProwl on November 4th, 2011 @ 12:36pm CDT
watch this be another BS campaign. Still, they did do good telling us the truth about dotm...
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Posted by Autobot032 on November 4th, 2011 @ 1:33pm CDT
BeastProwl wrote:watch this be another BS campaign. Still, they did do good telling us the truth about dotm...


....why on earth would you call this a BS campaign and by extension, call this man a liar?

1.) Brian Goldner (head of Hasbro) has stated several times that the films will continue and that they want them to.

2.) The Hollywood Reporter and Variety both reported of the silent meetings between Goldner, Bay and Paramount.

3.) Bay has lied to keep us at arm's length, but never out of malice.

4.) ILM, or their people, have never lied to anyone. Maybe held silent by a NDA, but lie? Never.
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Posted by JazzLuca on November 4th, 2011 @ 4:26pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Perché ci sono i sottotitoli? E perchè sono in Italiano?


Because the interview was made in Italy last week, when Farrar was a guest on Lucca Comics&Games from Universal, and he was interviewed also in our first Italian Official Meeting, I.A.CON., as you can see here:
http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/i-a-con-first-official-transformers-fans-meeting-in-italy-t81850.php :-)
Re: ILM's Scott Farrar on Transformers 4 (1308766)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on November 5th, 2011 @ 6:19am CDT
Meh, it's all talk right now. I'll get happy when there's actually something concrete. If they were smart, they'd wait 5-6 years for the next film. Bring the next trilogy out in 2- or 3-year increments.
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Posted by T-Macksimus on November 5th, 2011 @ 2:42pm CDT
NOOOO!!! No No No f'ing NO! Cut them off right now! The first 3, while decent enough, had serious flaws by the end of the last film and releasing more will just add to the continuity sh**-storm that the first trilogy became. Stop them now while they are still on top because continuing the series will just turn it all into a farce and complete and utter crap-fest. Next time around they are going to do something lame like bringing Unicron into the mix or some other b.s. idea. They need to focus on the animated series and toy production and leave the live-action alone for another 5 or so years.
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Posted by xtsaur on November 6th, 2011 @ 9:28am CST
OH HELL YEAH!!! this is the greatest move franchise of all time... Hellz to they yeah to keep this going... more epicness, more toys, more Linkin Park. Best news ever!!! now get to work. I need a transforming aircraft carrier and a stealth bomber!!!! :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:
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Posted by Starscreamers on November 6th, 2011 @ 11:00am CST
Well... it wood be nice. But they have to change a lot of things, the movies were turned into comedies. The Transformers should be sirius, like the new Batman movies or like The Matrix or Terminator movies. And the editing and storyline are all over the place, they just put anything and everything all over the place, it doesnt flow properly. They also had characters in the movies that basicly were'nt even in the movies, no screen time at all. Just one exsample, Megatron and Starsceam, were barely in the movies and there supposed to be main characters,"What The Hell". Plus other characters which only had two seconds of sceen time!

There are too many mistakes in the movies, I could go on and on but I won't.
I vote for James Cameron to take over the next three films and I am positive they will be even more epic then the first three.
Re: ILM's Scott Farrar on Transformers 4 (1309176)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 6th, 2011 @ 12:19pm CST
One of my biggest problems with these movie is that they aren't Transformers movies. They're Shia LaBeouf movies with some Transformers as guest stars and supporting cast. The Transformers play second fiddle to the humans in their own movies. #-o
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Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on November 7th, 2011 @ 7:44pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:One of my biggest problems with these movie is that they aren't Transformers movies. They're Shia LaBeouf movies with some Transformers as guest stars and supporting cast. The Transformers play second fiddle to the humans in their own movies. #-o


QFT.

I kept asking myself what was missing in the TF movies that should have made me really LOVE them. And then I realized that there were too many humans, too much unnecessary comedy, and WAY TOO MUCH Shia. The first two movies felt more like, "Shia's Comedy Hour Featuring The Transformers."

That said, I think DOTM did a far better job at balancing the screen time and plot emphasis between Shia and the TF's. IMO, DOTM is the only TF movie of the three that actually FEELS like a TF movie.
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Posted by Sabrblade on November 7th, 2011 @ 8:09pm CST
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:One of my biggest problems with these movie is that they aren't Transformers movies. They're Shia LaBeouf movies with some Transformers as guest stars and supporting cast. The Transformers play second fiddle to the humans in their own movies. #-o


QFT.

I kept asking myself what was missing in the TF movies that should have made me really LOVE them. And then I realized that there were too many humans, too much unnecessary comedy, and WAY TOO MUCH Shia. The first two movies felt more like, "Shia's Comedy Hour Featuring The Transformers."

That said, I think DOTM did a far better job at balancing the screen time and plot emphasis between Shia and the TF's. IMO, DOTM is the only TF movie of the three that actually FEELS like a TF movie.
The problem with DOTM is that 90% of the Decepticons are nameless generics instead of actual characters. Starscream, Soundwave, SHOCKWAVE, Barricade, Igor, the Dreads, all of them are wasted in their performances doing little more than just being "bad guys". Only difference between them and the generics are that they have names.

The only Con in any of the trilogy that was actually a good character with excellent screentime, characterization, execution, and personality all together was Laserbeak. Everyone else was only about as half as good as him or worse.

And DOTM still had too much Shia. Right at the moment we were told that Sam gave back Bumblebee was the moment I knew he'd still be stealing the spotlight in this one.
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Posted by sto_vo_kor_2000 on November 8th, 2011 @ 12:27am CST
Sabrblade wrote:The problem with DOT is that 90% of the Decepticons are nameless generics instead of actual characters. Starscream, Soundwave, SHOCKWAVE, Barricade, Igor, the Dreads, all of them are wasted in their performances doing little more than just being "bad guys". Only difference between them and the generics are that they have names.


pretty much the case with all 3 films.
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Posted by Capt.Failure on November 8th, 2011 @ 2:09am CST
Sabrblade wrote:One of my biggest problems with these movie is that they aren't Transformers movies.



HAHAHAHAHA!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

No, you're wrong. Just because you didn't like them doesn't make them not Transformers films.
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Posted by sto_vo_kor_2000 on November 8th, 2011 @ 2:36am CST
Capt.Failure wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:One of my biggest problems with these movie is that they aren't Transformers movies.



HAHAHAHAHA!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

No, you're wrong. Just because you didn't like them doesn't make them not Transformers films.

Funny, you laugh but its obvious that you didnt take the time to read all of his post.

I believe he was speaking more twards the issue that the TF's in the film werent the stars of the film.

He didnt say he didnt like the these films,he was speaking more twards the issue that the TF's in the film werent the stars of the film, and thaqt he didnt like.

You should read things more carfully
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Posted by TulioDude on November 8th, 2011 @ 11:15am CST
T-Macksimus wrote:NOOOO!!! No No No f'ing NO! Cut them off right now! The first 3, while decent enough, had serious flaws by the end of the last film and releasing more will just add to the continuity sh**-storm that the first trilogy became. Stop them now while they are still on top because continuing the series will just turn it all into a farce and complete and utter crap-fest. Next time around they are going to do something lame like bringing Unicron into the mix or some other b.s. idea. They need to focus on the animated series and toy production and leave the live-action alone for another 5 or so years.


While i do agree they should wait before releasing new movies,i disagree on the whole "the movies are a continuity mess" thing.

Starscreamers wrote:Well... it wood be nice. But they have to change a lot of things, the movies were turned into comedies. The Transformers should be sirius, like the new Batman movies or like The Matrix or Terminator movies.There are too many mistakes in the movies, I could go on and on but I won't.
I vote for James Cameron to take over the next three films and I am positive they will be even more epic then the first three.



Sure the movies had moments that were meant to be jokes,but a comedy movie is a exaggeration,every Transformers series had its jokes.
The Transformers movies are serious.
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Posted by Sabrblade on November 8th, 2011 @ 12:53pm CST
TulioDude wrote:Sure the movies had moments that were meant to be jokes,but a comedy movie is a exaggeration,every Transformers series had its jokes.
The Transformers movies are serious.
The jokes outweighed the serious moments in these movies. They made fools out of themselves with jokes that weren't funny at all.

And their serious moments were the wrong kind of seriousness. They were dark for the sake of being dark. The right kind of seriousness these movies needed was gravitas, and there's little to none of that in these movies.
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Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on November 9th, 2011 @ 2:15am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
TulioDude wrote:Sure the movies had moments that were meant to be jokes,but a comedy movie is a exaggeration,every Transformers series had its jokes.
The Transformers movies are serious.
The jokes outweighed the serious moments in these movies. They made fools out of themselves with jokes that weren't funny at all.

And their serious moments were the wrong kind of seriousness. They were dark for the sake of being dark. The right kind of seriousness these movies needed was gravitas, and there's little to none of that in these movies.


Sometimes I do wonder if the jokes were bad partially doe to the overacting from the people who played the characters [Leo and that Jerry Wang guy were particularly bad ham actors].

But yeah, I personally found some of the jokes inappropriate for the situation, such as that sarcastic quip Meering made when she interrupted Sentinel and Optimus' conversation--the one that went, "...you can't simply bring weapons of mass destruction in our atmosphere. Kinda have to clear customs first, etc."
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Posted by TulioDude on November 10th, 2011 @ 4:13pm CST
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:

But yeah, I personally found some of the jokes inappropriate for the situation, such as that sarcastic quip Meering made when she interrupted Sentinel and Optimus' conversation--the one that went, "...you can't simply bring weapons of mass destruction in our atmosphere. Kinda have to clear customs first, etc."


I dont think that was meant to be joke.

Sabrblade wrote:The jokes outweighed the serious moments in these movies. They made fools out of themselves with jokes that weren't funny at all.

And their serious moments were the wrong kind of seriousness. They were dark for the sake of being dark. The right kind of seriousness these movies needed was gravitas, and there's little to none of that in these movies.


I dont know,i wasnt much bothered with the jokes.I was like"A joke.Moving on."I guess its more of a opinion thing than a fact thing.
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Posted by Sabrblade on November 10th, 2011 @ 10:54pm CST
TulioDude wrote:I dont know,i wasnt much bothered with the jokes.I was like"A joke.Moving on."I guess its more of a opinion thing than a fact thing.
The point is that these movies need more gravitas, more sincerity, less college stoner humor, and less unnecessary humans (keep only the necessary humans, a random guy off the side making some wise-cracks for just one scene is not necessary).

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