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The Making of Transformers: The Nuts and Bolts

Transformers News: The Making of Transformers: The Nuts and Bolts

Sunday, July 1st, 2007 2:39AM CDT

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Bob Strauss has written a article for Daily Bulletin about the making of the Transformers Movie. He has some pretty cool information on what went on in the very early stages.

The "Transformers" movie was actually Spielberg's idea, not Bay's.

To read the full article please click here.
Credit(s): Bob Strauss, dailybulletin.com
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Re: The Making of Transformers: The Nuts and Bolts (192843)
Posted by Greg_Norris on July 1st, 2007 @ 3:21am CDT
Air Commander Starscream wrote:
The "Transformers" movie was actually Spielberg's idea, not Bay's.




duh. Bay didn't want to do "a stupid robot cartoon" movie, till spielberg convinced him to. Spielberg has wanted to do this movie for a long time. he had an interview back in 03 where he hinted at a TF movie. he wanted to release it in 05 so it would be like an anniversary movie seeing as how the origional took place in 2005, sadly we pitiful humans lacked the sufficient technology to do such a movie.
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Posted by cellshock on July 1st, 2007 @ 6:52am CDT
Agreed, it's no secret that Spielberg is who had to convince Bay to do it since both of them have stated it publicly several times now. That, and I'm sure, the guarantee of complete creative control from Hasbro... which he obviously got.

Spielberg's original synopsis was "a boy and his car", if I recall correctly.
Re: The Making of Transformers: The Nuts and Bolts (193068)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on July 1st, 2007 @ 10:10am CDT
Nice title
Re: The Making of Transformers: The Nuts and Bolts (194166)
Posted by @l3x on July 2nd, 2007 @ 1:40am CDT
Wow, the entire article is just the director/producer/design team licking each other's balls to make them all look good.
Re: The Making of Transformers: The Nuts and Bolts (195208)
Posted by Mr.RobotoAutoMan on July 2nd, 2007 @ 4:25pm CDT
i thought it was tom desanto's idea?
Re: The Making of Transformers: The Nuts and Bolts (195248)
Posted by Nico on July 2nd, 2007 @ 4:40pm CDT
They dint wanted to turn this into a "Giant Toy Commercial"! C'mon, this is the very existence of Transformer! Beign a giant toy commercial who kick-ass! :D
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Posted by Shockwave06 on July 2nd, 2007 @ 5:19pm CDT
This movie actually reminds me of the first Poltergeist movie, as in the first Poltergeist was directed by Tobe Hooper but heavily influenced by Spielberg.
Re: The Making of Transformers: The Nuts and Bolts (195533)
Posted by Just Negare on July 2nd, 2007 @ 7:34pm CDT
Saw an interview where Bay said he wasn't thrilled abotu the concept and had to go to "Transformers School" run by Hasbro before he felt comfortable.

Whatever the hell TFS is, I wanna go.
Re: The Making of Transformers: The Nuts and Bolts (195560)
Posted by Kimmer on July 2nd, 2007 @ 7:53pm CDT
why the hell didn't they just get a director who was a fan or at least knew something about tf's or was passionate about making the movie. now we have to live with these craptastic creations. RIDICULOUS!
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