Article: "How 'Transformers' Performs May Show a Changed Paramount"

Article: "How 'Transformers' Performs May Show a Changed Paramount"

Saturday, June 30th, 2007 10:50am CDT

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The Wall Street Journal online has been a very interesting article on their website. The article talks about how the Transformers movie could be a huge money maker for Paramount. The movie apparently only cost about $145 million which is pretty amazing when compared with other major blockbusters such as Spiderman 3 and Pirates of the Caribbean 3, both of which cost around $300 million each. The article also includes a video clip with Michael Bay and Hasbro's CEO Al Verrecchi talking about the Transformers movie. Click here to read the article at the Wall Street Journal Online.

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Re: Article: "How 'Transformers' Performs May Show a Changed Paramount" (191753)
Posted by Anonymous on June 30th, 2007 @ 11:20am CDT
TF could prove to be a major cash cow for them, no doubt about it.
Re: Article: "How 'Transformers' Performs May Show a Changed Paramount" (191777)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on June 30th, 2007 @ 11:48am CDT
So in short, expect more lifelike CGI robot movies cause they are cheaper to make.

I did hear of a Voltron script, HHHMMMMmmm...
Re: Article: "How 'Transformers' Performs May Show a Changed Paramount" (191867)
Posted by Grimshock on June 30th, 2007 @ 1:07pm CDT
In the end, I guess more money wouldn't have helped make it good movie anyway considering the plot and concept.
Re: Article: "How 'Transformers' Performs May Show a Changed Paramount" (191880)
Posted by Nico on June 30th, 2007 @ 1:19pm CDT
Sometime, putting too much money in a film make it crash...
Money does not equal good film, look at "The Blar Witch Project"!
Re: Article: "How 'Transformers' Performs May Show a Changed Paramount" (191901)
Posted by kendragon on June 30th, 2007 @ 1:43pm CDT
Liege Evilmus wrote:So in short, expect more lifelike CGI robot movies cause they are cheaper to make.

I did hear of a Voltron script, HHHMMMMmmm...


Yay!!! maybe we'll get a zoids movie.... lmao or a remake of Robot Jox
Re: Article: "How 'Transformers' Performs May Show a Changed Paramount" (191951)
Posted by Ahkileez on June 30th, 2007 @ 2:25pm CDT
You laugh, but Robot Jox is a great concept. And the effects were pretty state of the art, at the time.

Robot Jox is a movie that would actually benefit from a remake and would serve as a less 'out there' vehicle to soften up audiences for Mechwarrior type stuff.
Re: Article: "How 'Transformers' Performs May Show a Changed Paramount" (191998)
Posted by frogbat on June 30th, 2007 @ 3:16pm CDT
i reckon they saved themselves about 50 million by not using big name "actors" -

from what i've read I reckon they should get a 2nd director to film the acting bits add some plot and let bay direct the action. Oh and it's always good to use stage trained thesps to add gravitas to an otherwise silly movie - alec guinness in star wars, patrick stewart in TNG...
Re: Article: "How 'Transformers' Performs May Show a Changed Paramount" (192016)
Posted by teroh1988 on June 30th, 2007 @ 3:36pm CDT
..may change them into a mad childhood raping machine!!!!!
(sarcasm) i just expect a few good sequels then maybe a prequel and itll go down hill from there
Re: Article: "How 'Transformers' Performs May Show a Changed Paramount" (192283)
Posted by Anonymous on June 30th, 2007 @ 6:50pm CDT
frogbat wrote:i reckon they saved themselves about 50 million by not using big name "actors" -

from what i've read I reckon they should get a 2nd director to film the acting bits add some plot and let bay direct the action. Oh and it's always good to use stage trained thesps to add gravitas to an otherwise silly movie - alec guinness in star wars, patrick stewart in TNG...


Thank you! Too many average "actors" are overpaid, resulting in HORENDOUS film budgets.

Oh, and teroh1988, you signature OWNS!!!

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