Michael Bay To Purposefully Mislead Fans During Making of Transformers 2
Saturday, November 10th, 2007 9:03PM CSTCategories: Movie Related News, People News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Skowl Views: 41,209
Rottentomatoes.com is reporting that director Michael Bay and team working on the sequel to this past summer's Transformers Movie will be purposefully leaking fake information, such as script treatments and ideas, to throw fans off the trail. He also confirms that the previous leaked script treatment, which had already been debunked by producer Don Murphy and others, is a fake, as we reported some time ago.
You can read the full report on Rottentomatoes.com by clicking here.
Michael Bay went through the wringer with the fanboys on Transformers. He addressed every concern -- early designs, scripts, remaining faithful to the source material -- and delivered a movie that won over most audiences, grossing nearly $320 million in America alone. But with Transformers 2 in development, Bay isn't taking any more lip service.
"One thing I do know is I know how to screw them up more," said Bay. "We're going to leak a lot of false information all over the place. I now know their game. They're going to get a lot of script treatments that they think are going to be the script. They will never see the script. We've got scripts and treatments written up that we're going to leak. No one's going to know."
Scoopers who currently think they're sitting on a hot one, here's a head's up. "There's one out that's fake right now. There are going to be many others."
In the days leading up to the writer's strike, Bay was in the trenches working on the sequel script. "Every day now. I'm excited about it. We've got Alex [Kurtzman] and Bob [Orci], the original writers, and we've got Ehren Kruger (Blood and Chocolate, The Ring), who's a new writer coming in. We have three very good writers."
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Posted by Caelus on November 10th, 2007 @ 9:20pm CST
So can we shut down the Movie Forum then?
Posted by Skowl on November 10th, 2007 @ 9:20pm CST
I just hope he doesn't do this with the bot designs. The story I don't care for, but when I see a new TF, I want to be sure it's a character who will be in the film, so I have time to warm up to the design.
I love the design style and everything, but sometimes they take an awful long time to warm up to (Starscream, Megatron...)
Posted by Mkall on November 10th, 2007 @ 9:21pm CST
Posted by Burn on November 10th, 2007 @ 9:24pm CST
Caelus wrote:So can we shut down the Movie Forum then?
As much as i'd love for that to happen, do you really want the stupidity overflowing into other forums?
Posted by Dclone Soundwave on November 10th, 2007 @ 9:30pm CST
Posted by Megatron Wolf on November 10th, 2007 @ 9:31pm CST
Posted by Sherade on November 10th, 2007 @ 9:32pm CST
Did it really surprise anyone?
Posted by Stormrider on November 10th, 2007 @ 9:35pm CST
Posted by muddyjoe on November 10th, 2007 @ 9:40pm CST
Posted by Cyber-Kun on November 10th, 2007 @ 9:42pm CST
Posted by Sherade on November 10th, 2007 @ 9:53pm CST
*fixed*Cyber-Kun wrote:You Mr. Bay, are a far more clever man then I gave you credit for...by about 1%.
Posted by jacksonspade on November 10th, 2007 @ 10:12pm CST
Posted by Nemesis Cyberplex on November 10th, 2007 @ 10:25pm CST
Posted by 8 bit on November 10th, 2007 @ 10:57pm CST
Liege Evilmus wrote:You know what, good for him! And even better, good for us.
I say that because I did my best to avoid as many spoilers as possible for TF1, but with the amount of information out there, even in unrelated threads, I was getting information.
I wasn't happy about that, I wanted to see the movie fresh and not go in knowing every detail, and sadly, knowing every detail is just what happened
So go on, keep us guessing, give us goose chases, but more so, give us a good follow up that will entertain us with things we didn't already know!
I know not everyone feels this way, but for me...
The same thing happened to me. I didn't read the script, but I watched every single piece of footage that made it's way onto the internet, because I just couldn't wait. It kind of spoiled the movie for me as I went from one scene I knew to the next. I plan on going into TF2 without watching a single preview...but I really doubt that'll happen.
Posted by CInemastique on November 10th, 2007 @ 11:06pm CST
The universe is established, and that helps, but I'd be a lot more comfortable if he had said, "I'm going to really pay attention to the fans more, because the best parts of the first film were often things I drew from them."
Bay takes criticism so poorly, he absolutely refuses to even hear it anymore. He'd be so much better as a director if he realized he doesn't already know everything about everything better than anyone.
I'd kinda like James Cameron to helm one of these. Say what you want about TITANIC, but the man knows how to research source material down to the letter, and reinvision it. And we've seen in the Terminator movies, he's got the chops for cyberpunk action, and how to keep his audience in mind.
Posted by Brakethrough on November 10th, 2007 @ 11:09pm CST
Posted by Menbailee on November 10th, 2007 @ 11:25pm CST
They're not wasting resources making the fakes. Writers come up with and throw out plenty of ideas, so we're getting to see that instead of having it all in the dustbin.
Posted by Methusalen on November 10th, 2007 @ 11:29pm CST
But otherwise, I think it's a neat idea on Bay's side of things... If the fans react really positively to something in one of the 'leaked' scripts, I could see them using that idea in the finished product... Think of it as 'test screening'?
Posted by SoooTrypticon on November 11th, 2007 @ 12:12am CST
And so the mis-information campaign BEGINS!!!
HAHAHAHA! He is NEVER, never, ever, ever gonna live this one down. Brash, stupid, artless hack.
Soon he'll try to convince everyone he's making a "movie" and not another two hour long commercial for the army, ebay and oh, yeah, something called "Transformers."
But maybe that’s where the mis-information begins? Maybe there is no TINO 2. We can only hope…
Posted by Fireblast on November 11th, 2007 @ 12:19am CST