Transformers 3, Possibly in 3-D?

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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 7:56PM CST

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Variety mentions in a report the third Transformers film could be made for viewing in 3-D. The article regarding films made in 3-D particularly mentions Transformers 3, and how this is being discussed behind the scenes:

Stereo Pictures Korea president Sung Young-seok told Daily Variety that his company is in talks for three additional pictures at Warner and is bidding on a number of 3D films for individual directors, including one for Michael Bay.

Bay's next project is "Transformers 3," and there have been discussions among Bay, Paramount and Industrial Light & Magic about going 3D with the pic. The big stumbling block is the extra time required to do production and visual effects in 3D, as the movie's release date is already set. Having the pic post-converted could alleviate that problem.


Meaning there's a chance you'll be seeing your favorite Transformers leap through the screen July 1st, next year. To view the entire article, click here.
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Re: Transformers 3, Possibly in 3-D? (1043660)
Posted by It Is Him on February 3rd, 2010 @ 7:59pm CST
The red and blue glass were better.

Discuss!
Re: Transformers 3, Possibly in 3-D? (1043662)
Posted by Anonymous. on February 3rd, 2010 @ 8:02pm CST
Dates are set. TF2 was nearly delayed because Bay didn't have enough time to edit. If we go 3-D, it's going to make Bay go insane with time-constraints and the amount of money required. I'm fine with the quality of explosions, bouncy tracts of land, and Bots going mano e mano in the previous two movies. No need to change the format for the 3rd Movie...
Re: Transformers 3, Possibly in 3-D? (1043666)
Posted by Dagon on February 3rd, 2010 @ 8:10pm CST
Give me red and blue glasses, and no matter what I'll call TF3 the greatest movie ever.


But really, isn't it going to be difficult to shoot something like this in 3D? I don't know how they do it these days, I'm under the impression they still set up two cameras like they did with Creature from the Black Lagoon.
Re: Transformers 3, Possibly in 3-D? (1043678)
Posted by emeraldbeacon on February 3rd, 2010 @ 8:50pm CST
Isn't the Michael Bay ShakyCam School of Film-making bad enough without adding a THIRD dimension to the party?

(though it would be pretty sweet to watch Unicron explode in 3-D...)
Re: Transformers 3, Possibly in 3-D? (1043693)
Posted by omegaprowl on February 3rd, 2010 @ 9:34pm CST
getting off topic, but who here thinks that if Bay put Primus in the third film somehow, that Morgan Freeman's voice would be great for the role?
Re: Transformers 3, Possibly in 3-D? (1043698)
Posted by JazZeke on February 3rd, 2010 @ 10:04pm CST
This rumor circulated when they started filming the last movie too. I really hope they don't try this. That shaky-cam is headache-inducing enough.
Re: Transformers 3, Possibly in 3-D? (1043706)
Posted by Autobot032 on February 3rd, 2010 @ 10:35pm CST
-_- There is just no need for it to be in 3D. It'll give people even more reasons to complain. =\
Re: Transformers 3, Possibly in 3-D? (1043711)
Posted by Night Raid on February 3rd, 2010 @ 11:16pm CST
Autobot032 wrote:-_- There is just no need for it to be in 3D. It'll give people even more reasons to complain. =\

Just like everything else related to the TF movies.
Re: Transformers 3, Possibly in 3-D? (1043713)
Posted by Chops13 on February 3rd, 2010 @ 11:23pm CST
all i want is a good movie he needs to make transformers that are not in 2 places at the same time like the issue with devastator in tf2...... you know the basic stuff then maybe we can talk about 3D
Re: Transformers 3, Possibly in 3-D? (1043716)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on February 3rd, 2010 @ 11:30pm CST
i vote no on the 3d!
Re: Transformers 3, Possibly in 3-D? (1043717)
Posted by Autobot032 on February 3rd, 2010 @ 11:32pm CST
Chops13 wrote:all i want is a good movie he needs to make transformers that are not in 2 places at the same time like the issue with devastator in tf2...... you know the basic stuff then maybe we can talk about 3D


What are you talking about? Where was Devastator in two places?
Re: Transformers 3, Possibly in 3-D? (1043722)
Posted by Night Raid on February 3rd, 2010 @ 11:49pm CST
Autobot032 wrote:
Chops13 wrote:all i want is a good movie he needs to make transformers that are not in 2 places at the same time like the issue with devastator in tf2...... you know the basic stuff then maybe we can talk about 3D


What are you talking about? Where was Devastator in two places?


I believe he means one or two of the robots that made up Devastator. There seemed to be a lot of robots sharing the same alt mode in that movie. Alt modes go a long way toward determining how a robot looks. Robots sharing the same alt mode (i.e. a garbage truck or a crane) will often look very similar, leading people to get them mixed up.
Re: Transformers 3, Possibly in 3-D? (1043724)
Posted by Autobot032 on February 4th, 2010 @ 12:16am CST
Night Raid wrote:
Autobot032 wrote:
Chops13 wrote:all i want is a good movie he needs to make transformers that are not in 2 places at the same time like the issue with devastator in tf2...... you know the basic stuff then maybe we can talk about 3D


What are you talking about? Where was Devastator in two places?


I believe he means one or two of the robots that made up Devastator. There seemed to be a lot of robots sharing the same alt mode in that movie. Alt modes go a long way toward determining how a robot looks. Robots sharing the same alt mode (i.e. a garbage truck or a crane) will often look very similar, leading people to get them mixed up.


A very fair point, but this is one of my problems withe film's detractors.

They complain about "I can't figure out what was going on! It was a mess!" No, it wasn't. They just didn't care to pay attention, or weren't capable of it. In both cases, neither of those are Bay's fault.

I'll agree that Bay does expect a lot of his audience, and tying up all the loose threads through out the movies is one of those moments.

However, anyone with a little patience, and a little common sense can see that Devastator is a hive mind of whatever Constructicon vehicles he so chooses to incorporate into his being.

And that the other Constructicons took their Earth forms as a way of disguise. Nothing more, nothing less. Well, one thing...their Earth forms allow them access to new weapons and technology. Plus it gives them the perfect camouflage for a sneak attack.

The troops that Megatron and The Fallen sent down to Earth were untested and had no prior experience with the humans, so they never realized that the humans would be able to see through their disguises. At that point, they stopped caring about hiding their true forms, which could explain why some of the Protoforms went unchanged.

As for the toys aspect of it, Devastator appeared in vehicle and combined robot mode only, not as individuals. So Hasbro did NOT lie to us when they made the Ultimate Class sized Devastator be just that. A combined robot formed of construction vehicles, minus individual robot modes. All you have to do is watch the movie to have this make sense.

And yes, I realize the individual Constructicons did have names, whereas Dev's components did not. (in the movie, that is.)

Now, on the flip side of that in the toy world, yes, Devastator's components have names, Legends Dev has robot modes, and individual Deluxe and Voyager Class figures were made of Long Haul, Rampage, and Demolishor. But that was out of necessity to a degree. Yes, it was a somewhat dirty money making tactic, leading people to believe these figures would combine together, I get that. But it also helped make sales with the nostalgia crowd. "I remember that guy!" plus they didn't want to hear us complain about "Why doesn't that toy have a name to it?!"

No matter which way it's handled, no one's going to win, and no one's going to let anyone win. So it's a stalemate for the next however many years to come and we're either going to have to learn to deal with it, or find some other outlet.

Bay's not perfect, but he's not stupid. If folks can't make the leap and figure out common sense things, that's their fault, not his.

Hasbro's not perfect, but they're not sleaze free either. They knew that if they made them seem like they all combined or did something, we collectors and the target audience of kids would buy it all up. And it worked. If we're dumb enough to buy into their product, we have only ourselves to blame.

If people paid more attention, there wouldn't be as many problems. At that point, you still wouldn't have to like the changes made and what's been done, but because you paid attention and thereby saved yourself from making a stupid decision, you've forfeited your right to bitch.

I really don't understand how people got all confused by the film, I really don't. As for Barricade's existence (is he alive? is he dead?) I will give you that one. That one should've probably been answered, but it's pretty much conceivable that the Autobots and N.E.S.T. finally caught up with him and eliminated him. And if they haven't, he could be more cannon fodder for TF3.
Re: Transformers 3, Possibly in 3-D? (1043738)
Posted by Night Raid on February 4th, 2010 @ 1:55am CST
If TF3 is indeed going to be released in 3D, I hope it is also released in non-3D. Watching movies in 3D never fails to make me either get sick to my stomach or give me a huge headache.
Re: Transformers 3, Possibly in 3-D? (1043743)
Posted by cp.06 on February 4th, 2010 @ 2:27am CST
Autobot032 wrote:
Night Raid wrote:
Autobot032 wrote:
Chops13 wrote:all i want is a good movie he needs to make transformers that are not in 2 places at the same time like the issue with devastator in tf2...... you know the basic stuff then maybe we can talk about 3D


What are you talking about? Where was Devastator in two places?


I believe he means one or two of the robots that made up Devastator. There seemed to be a lot of robots sharing the same alt mode in that movie. Alt modes go a long way toward determining how a robot looks. Robots sharing the same alt mode (i.e. a garbage truck or a crane) will often look very similar, leading people to get them mixed up.


A very fair point, but this is one of my problems withe film's detractors.

They complain about "I can't figure out what was going on! It was a mess!" No, it wasn't. They just didn't care to pay attention, or weren't capable of it. In both cases, neither of those are Bay's fault.

I'll agree that Bay does expect a lot of his audience, and tying up all the loose threads through out the movies is one of those moments.

However, anyone with a little patience, and a little common sense can see that Devastator is a hive mind of whatever Constructicon vehicles he so chooses to incorporate into his being.

And that the other Constructicons took their Earth forms as a way of disguise. Nothing more, nothing less. Well, one thing...their Earth forms allow them access to new weapons and technology. Plus it gives them the perfect camouflage for a sneak attack.

The troops that Megatron and The Fallen sent down to Earth were untested and had no prior experience with the humans, so they never realized that the humans would be able to see through their disguises. At that point, they stopped caring about hiding their true forms, which could explain why some of the Protoforms went unchanged.

As for the toys aspect of it, Devastator appeared in vehicle and combined robot mode only, not as individuals. So Hasbro did NOT lie to us when they made the Ultimate Class sized Devastator be just that. A combined robot formed of construction vehicles, minus individual robot modes. All you have to do is watch the movie to have this make sense.

And yes, I realize the individual Constructicons did have names, whereas Dev's components did not. (in the movie, that is.)

Now, on the flip side of that in the toy world, yes, Devastator's components have names, Legends Dev has robot modes, and individual Deluxe and Voyager Class figures were made of Long Haul, Rampage, and Demolishor. But that was out of necessity to a degree. Yes, it was a somewhat dirty money making tactic, leading people to believe these figures would combine together, I get that. But it also helped make sales with the nostalgia crowd. "I remember that guy!" plus they didn't want to hear us complain about "Why doesn't that toy have a name to it?!"

No matter which way it's handled, no one's going to win, and no one's going to let anyone win. So it's a stalemate for the next however many years to come and we're either going to have to learn to deal with it, or find some other outlet.

Bay's not perfect, but he's not stupid. If folks can't make the leap and figure out common sense things, that's their fault, not his.

Hasbro's not perfect, but they're not sleaze free either. They knew that if they made them seem like they all combined or did something, we collectors and the target audience of kids would buy it all up. And it worked. If we're dumb enough to buy into their product, we have only ourselves to blame.

If people paid more attention, there wouldn't be as many problems. At that point, you still wouldn't have to like the changes made and what's been done, but because you paid attention and thereby saved yourself from making a stupid decision, you've forfeited your right to bitch.

I really don't understand how people got all confused by the film, I really don't. As for Barricade's existence (is he alive? is he dead?) I will give you that one. That one should've probably been answered, but it's pretty much conceivable that the Autobots and N.E.S.T. finally caught up with him and eliminated him. And if they haven't, he could be more cannon fodder for TF3.


No offense or anything, but it seems like you are making excuses for Bay and the writers.
Let's be honest here, TF2 was rushed. I'm just hoping they spend more time on TF3.
And 3D would be awesome. I don't know why anyone is complaining about 3D! Did you not see AVATAR?!
3D is the future. Embrace it.
Re: Transformers 3, Possibly in 3-D? (1043745)
Posted by Night Raid on February 4th, 2010 @ 2:49am CST
cp.06 wrote:
Autobot032 wrote:
Night Raid wrote:
Autobot032 wrote:
Chops13 wrote:all i want is a good movie he needs to make transformers that are not in 2 places at the same time like the issue with devastator in tf2...... you know the basic stuff then maybe we can talk about 3D


What are you talking about? Where was Devastator in two places?


I believe he means one or two of the robots that made up Devastator. There seemed to be a lot of robots sharing the same alt mode in that movie. Alt modes go a long way toward determining how a robot looks. Robots sharing the same alt mode (i.e. a garbage truck or a crane) will often look very similar, leading people to get them mixed up.


A very fair point, but this is one of my problems withe film's detractors.

They complain about "I can't figure out what was going on! It was a mess!" No, it wasn't. They just didn't care to pay attention, or weren't capable of it. In both cases, neither of those are Bay's fault.

I'll agree that Bay does expect a lot of his audience, and tying up all the loose threads through out the movies is one of those moments.

However, anyone with a little patience, and a little common sense can see that Devastator is a hive mind of whatever Constructicon vehicles he so chooses to incorporate into his being.

And that the other Constructicons took their Earth forms as a way of disguise. Nothing more, nothing less. Well, one thing...their Earth forms allow them access to new weapons and technology. Plus it gives them the perfect camouflage for a sneak attack.

The troops that Megatron and The Fallen sent down to Earth were untested and had no prior experience with the humans, so they never realized that the humans would be able to see through their disguises. At that point, they stopped caring about hiding their true forms, which could explain why some of the Protoforms went unchanged.

As for the toys aspect of it, Devastator appeared in vehicle and combined robot mode only, not as individuals. So Hasbro did NOT lie to us when they made the Ultimate Class sized Devastator be just that. A combined robot formed of construction vehicles, minus individual robot modes. All you have to do is watch the movie to have this make sense.

And yes, I realize the individual Constructicons did have names, whereas Dev's components did not. (in the movie, that is.)

Now, on the flip side of that in the toy world, yes, Devastator's components have names, Legends Dev has robot modes, and individual Deluxe and Voyager Class figures were made of Long Haul, Rampage, and Demolishor. But that was out of necessity to a degree. Yes, it was a somewhat dirty money making tactic, leading people to believe these figures would combine together, I get that. But it also helped make sales with the nostalgia crowd. "I remember that guy!" plus they didn't want to hear us complain about "Why doesn't that toy have a name to it?!"

No matter which way it's handled, no one's going to win, and no one's going to let anyone win. So it's a stalemate for the next however many years to come and we're either going to have to learn to deal with it, or find some other outlet.

Bay's not perfect, but he's not stupid. If folks can't make the leap and figure out common sense things, that's their fault, not his.

Hasbro's not perfect, but they're not sleaze free either. They knew that if they made them seem like they all combined or did something, we collectors and the target audience of kids would buy it all up. And it worked. If we're dumb enough to buy into their product, we have only ourselves to blame.

If people paid more attention, there wouldn't be as many problems. At that point, you still wouldn't have to like the changes made and what's been done, but because you paid attention and thereby saved yourself from making a stupid decision, you've forfeited your right to bitch.

I really don't understand how people got all confused by the film, I really don't. As for Barricade's existence (is he alive? is he dead?) I will give you that one. That one should've probably been answered, but it's pretty much conceivable that the Autobots and N.E.S.T. finally caught up with him and eliminated him. And if they haven't, he could be more cannon fodder for TF3.


No offense or anything, but it seems like you are making excuses for Bay and the writers.
Let's be honest here, TF2 was rushed. I'm just hoping they spend more time on TF3.
And 3D would be awesome. I don't know why anyone is complaining about 3D! Did you not see AVATAR?!
3D is the future. Embrace it.


Well, excuuuuse us for trying to find alternate explanations that could conceivably explain plot holes. It's like painting over a stain on the floor rather than bitching about it, at least to me.

I'd embrace 3D if it didn't make me feel like I was going to hurl or have my skull pop like a zit!
Re: Transformers 3, Possibly in 3-D? (1043746)
Posted by Nightwalker on February 4th, 2010 @ 2:51am CST
It surpises me that they didn't use 3D before... Therefor I think it's a very cool idea to make TF3 3D. And I really don't understand why so many people here are whining about it... looks like some people here are just looking for something to complain about! Get over it!
Re: Transformers 3, Possibly in 3-D? (1043749)
Posted by Night Raid on February 4th, 2010 @ 3:15am CST
Nightwalker wrote:It surpises me that they didn't use 3D before... Therefor I think it's a very cool idea to make TF3 3D. And I really don't understand why so many people here are whining about it... looks like some people here are just looking for something to complain about! Get over it!

Isn't having 3D give you vertigo a legitimate complaint? I'm not dissing the idea... I'm just saying that it'd be nice to have the option to see it the regular way too.
Re: Transformers 3, Possibly in 3-D? (1043758)
Posted by gigazarak on February 4th, 2010 @ 4:35am CST
3D is the perfect fad to throw at this already dated franchise. Now they have the perfect reason to call the movie TF3-D, just like Jaws 3-D was the third movie in that series. And maybe a tired tagline like "The third dimension is terror.". As much of a fan that I am (a lot) I just can't get excited about the third film in the series, if it doesn't go into space, show Cybertron and Unicron and damned well DO IT PROPERLY, then its going to be another dissapointment, I'll admit to be taken back by how good the first flick was, after all the negative hype the fans gave it, but the second ones rushed, long, weird and pointless nonsense just showed how stupid it all is and killed my interest in any further outing, so yeah, bring on 3D! It can't get any worse!
Re: Transformers 3, Possibly in 3-D? (1043761)
Posted by gigazarak on February 4th, 2010 @ 4:39am CST
Night Raid wrote:
Nightwalker wrote:It surpises me that they didn't use 3D before... Therefor I think it's a very cool idea to make TF3 3D. And I really don't understand why so many people here are whining about it... looks like some people here are just looking for something to complain about! Get over it!

Isn't having 3D give you vertigo a legitimate complaint? I'm not dissing the idea... I'm just saying that it'd be nice to have the option to see it the regular way too.

Yeah I agree, I thought Avatar was a terrible wank, but seeing it in 2D would have been a less harrowing experience for me, but cinemas everywhere seemed to be only playing the 3D version at regular times, so you had no choice really, funny how the stats claim that 3D movies are being seen in record numbers! Moviegoers don't have much option!

*edit* well you DO have a choice, just don't see it :roll: *edit*

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