Don Murphy Comments on Transformers 2 and The presumed June 2008 Strike

Don Murphy Comments on Transformers 2 and The presumed June 2008 Strike

Sunday, September 9th, 2007 8:44pm CDT

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Don Murphy, one of the producers of the Transformers Feature film franchise, has posted some personal remarks on his DM board. Including about Transformers 2 and the strike that is likely to take place in June of next year.

The following are personal statements from Murphy and are not to be taken as official statements from the production staff of the Transformers movies. These were taken directly from the post on his board.

"Hi there… haven’t had a Sunday Posting in forever. Those of you that have been here that long remember that I used to use this space for musings and thoughts, until it came to be expected of me and thus pressure. Well I have some thoughts today and they might not make sense but I am not sure they ever did.

--- For those of you most anxious about TRANSFORMERS 2, the silence you hear is primarily because people are fretting about a presumed strike in June 2008. Will it happen? I don’t know- does the public care about strikes anymore in this day and age? What do rich people have to strike about anyway? I don’t have any side here ( you hear about the writers and the Producers but that actually means the STUDIOS) I just think stopping work is kind of pointless. But since no one wants to be filming IF a strike happens, everything needs to be done filming by the end of May 2008. So this is affecting the lack of news about Transformers 2 at least for now. Stay tuned
".

Credit(s): www.donmurphy.net


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Re: Don Murphy Comments on Transformers 2 and The presumed June 2008 Strike (334375)
Posted by Skowl on September 9th, 2007 @ 9:11pm CDT
They should at least get some of the pre-production done. Stuff like robot designs, script and stuff, so in the case of a strike they can just leave all that pre-production stuff on stand by and begin filming after it's resolved.

But then again, I don't know anything about how Hollywood works. I just want them to make a good sequel in a reasonable amount of time. I'd hate to have it slowed down because of work stoppage.
Re: Don Murphy Comments on Transformers 2 and The presumed June 2008 Strike (334384)
Posted by Blozor on September 9th, 2007 @ 9:18pm CDT
Yeah, I'd rather not have another rushed script, thanks.
Re: Don Murphy Comments on Transformers 2 and The presumed June 2008 Strike (334385)
Posted by i_amtrunks on September 9th, 2007 @ 9:19pm CDT
Useless and un-informative.
All it needed was crass foul language and it would have been a typical Don Murphy post.
Re: Don Murphy Comments on Transformers 2 and The presumed June 2008 Strike (334397)
Posted by Phorpus on September 9th, 2007 @ 9:25pm CDT
I'm not a Don-hater but should we still heed what he says as reliable?

Very little of what he has said has been true and Bay himself has said he hadn't been doing much.
Re: Don Murphy Comments on Transformers 2 and The presumed June 2008 Strike (334421)
Posted by The Paragon of Virtue on September 9th, 2007 @ 9:49pm CDT
Phorpus wrote:I'm not a Don-hater but should we still heed what he says as reliable?

Very little of what he has said has been true and Bay himself has said he hadn't been doing much.


http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20043377,00.html
Re: Don Murphy Comments on Transformers 2 and The presumed June 2008 Strike (334489)
Posted by Phorpus on September 9th, 2007 @ 10:29pm CDT
The Paragon of Virtue wrote:http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20043377,00.html


I know that there can be a strike, I just meant why we should still consider what he says into serious consideration considering his history.

It doesn't really feel very important that the man who is sort of loosely involved with a movie that hasn't been started yet has thoughts on a subject that he sort of knows about.
Re: Don Murphy Comments on Transformers 2 and The presumed June 2008 Strike (334495)
Posted by Head Shot on September 9th, 2007 @ 10:32pm CDT
I seriously don't understand all this hate towards Muprhy, sure he can be a major asshole sometimes, but christ he's at least communicating with us, even if sometimes it is incredibly crude. Seriously guys, drop it, you're worse than those parents who complained about the cookie monster. Grow up, get a life, and stop whining, its getting really redundant, and to be honest Murphy has shown himself to be the better man for the past several months by being so tame in his responses.
Re: Don Murphy Comments on Transformers 2 and The presumed June 2008 Strike (334504)
Posted by The Paragon of Virtue on September 9th, 2007 @ 10:38pm CDT
Phorpus wrote:
The Paragon of Virtue wrote:http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20043377,00.html


I know that there can be a strike, I just meant why we should still consider what he says into serious consideration considering his history.

It doesn't really feel very important that the man who is sort of loosely involved with a movie that hasn't been started yet has thoughts on a subject that he sort of knows about.


Then I'm confused what you're complaint about Murphy's statement is. Did you read the article? It says basically the same points he was bringing up for why the writer strike could cause the Transformers sequel to come out later than most may want.
Re: Don Murphy Comments on Transformers 2 and The presumed June 2008 Strike (334520)
Posted by tom brokaw on September 9th, 2007 @ 10:48pm CDT
so whats the reason they are striking?
Re: Don Murphy Comments on Transformers 2 and The presumed June 2008 Strike (334546)
Posted by The Paragon of Virtue on September 9th, 2007 @ 11:05pm CDT
tom brokaw wrote:so whats the reason they are striking?


They want a greater share of the profits from DVD sales, etc.
Re: Don Murphy Comments on Transformers 2 and The presumed June 2008 Strike (334566)
Posted by oprime14 on September 9th, 2007 @ 11:14pm CDT
i agree with scowl they should definatly try and get some designs and ideas or else tf2 might come out as late as 2010 or 11 it will earn them more time to shoot.
Re: Don Murphy Comments on Transformers 2 and The presumed June 2008 Strike (334617)
Posted by Burn on September 9th, 2007 @ 11:56pm CDT
Head Shot wrote:I seriously don't understand all this hate towards Muprhy, sure he can be a major asshole sometimes, but christ he's at least communicating with us, even if sometimes it is incredibly crude.


It wasn't just him being crude. It was also him saying one thing and the result being nothing like what he said it would be.

And then there were the personal attacks on some members of the fanbase.
Re: Don Murphy Comments on Transformers 2 and The presumed June 2008 Strike (334636)
Posted by tom brokaw on September 10th, 2007 @ 12:11am CDT
The Paragon of Virtue wrote:
tom brokaw wrote:so whats the reason they are striking?


They want a greater share of the profits from DVD sales, etc.

i see.... wel thats hollywood for ya....
Re: Don Murphy Comments on Transformers 2 and The presumed June 2008 Strike (334646)
Posted by Jazz-935 on September 10th, 2007 @ 12:21am CDT
gah june 08, is far away... thats so stupid. Strikes dont last forever. They dont need to FRET about starting TF2. They can START, and when the strike happens, just continue after its over.
Re: Don Murphy Comments on Transformers 2 and The presumed June 2008 Strike (334692)
Posted by timothyvernon on September 10th, 2007 @ 12:58am CDT
Head Shot wrote: but christ he's at least communicating with us

do you expect people to communicate with "us"

if there is any prevelant news or updates there will be some sort of press release about it.. it's not like the studio is hiding some giant secret and this dude is your little transformers spy.

who really cares what that guy says anyways.
Re: Don Murphy Comments on Transformers 2 and The presumed June 2008 Strike (334847)
Posted by Autobot032 on September 10th, 2007 @ 3:57am CDT
I see no reason to change the movie models that already exist. Prime and crew look fantastic as is. (For those of you who want it GEEWUNNED...this is your chance. Up until season 4, no one changed their looks, not even once. You can't count Megatron because he became an entirely new person, through Unicron's power.)

Add new models to go along side the pre-existing ones. Not only would you save money for more TF on screen time, but they could get to work on the story more, rather than focus on what's considered to be the "hot" look for robots this summer.
Re: Don Murphy Comments on Transformers 2 and The presumed June 2008 Strike (334850)
Posted by Deadpool. on September 10th, 2007 @ 4:02am CDT
The movie designs won't be fine if the cameraman continues shaking his camera that much and zooms in too much during the fight scenes... :P
Re: Don Murphy Comments on Transformers 2 and The presumed June 2008 Strike (334858)
Posted by Big Convoy on September 10th, 2007 @ 4:10am CDT
If Jabba The Hutt and Tantrum both work on TF 2, we can expect another crude humour, bad acting, horrible robot designs and an even dire plot.

Not to mention camera work that won't stay still for 1 second during action scenes and move so much you can't even see what's happenen, and lastly another 150 million dollar budget that mostly goes towards paying overrated hack actors like Voight, Dumbass Duhmel, LaDouche and that Brainless Hilton wannabe, Megan Fox.
Re: Don Murphy Comments on Transformers 2 and The presumed June 2008 Strike (334910)
Posted by Rodimus2006 on September 10th, 2007 @ 5:27am CDT
There wont be a Transformers 2 not for a couple of years anyways not with bay working on Bad Boys III and the Prince of Persia doubt they will be any sequels to Armageddon, The Island, or the Rock.

For Transformers 2 dont expect it until at least 2010 or 2012
Transformers I want in for TF 2

Bluestreak
Prowl
Gears
Hot Shot
Vector Prime
Landmine
Scattershot
Over Ride
Longhaul
Scrapper
Hook
Shockwave
Shockblast
Skywarp
Thundercracker
Minousaur
The Dinobots Swoop Slag Grimlock & Sludge
The Protectobots
The Aerial Bots
Broadside
Blurr
Wheelie
Rumble
Lazerbeak
Buzzsaw
Galvatron
Scourge
The Sweeps
Cyclonus
Omega Supreme
Fotress Maximus
Dinobot
Cheetor
Black Arachnia
Cosmos
Elita-1
Astrotrain
Kup
Springer
Sideways
Sidswipe
Sunstreaker
Hound
Mirage
Cererberus part of Fortress Maximus
Autobot City
Trypticon
Havoc
The Combaticons - Bruticus
The Stunticons
Dirge
Thrust
Ramjet
Powerglide
Perciptor
Blaster
Arcee
Blitzwing

Names for Transformers II

Transformers II - The Prime Directives
Transformers II - The Earth Conflict
Transfomers II - The Cybertronian Wars
Transformers II - The Unicron Battles
Transformers II - The Search for the Matrix
Transformers II - Battle for the Mini-Cons
Transformers II - Cosmic Rust

Don Murphy or Micheal Bay or any other person in charge of Transformers 2 above is the subtitles for transformers ii and the list of tarsnformers I would like to put in. On Micheal Bay wanting a Battleship Carrier for a Transformer he could Use Broadside he is a Autobot Triple changer he changes to robot mode, to Battlecarrier to a Jet. On Tidal Wave he is the Biggest decipticon besides Trypticon he changes into Robot Mode or into a Battle carrier. Also Hooks into Galvatron for a power boost.
Re: Don Murphy Comments on Transformers 2 and The presumed June 2008 Strike (334912)
Posted by Autobot032 on September 10th, 2007 @ 5:35am CDT
Big Convoy wrote:If Jabba The Hutt and Tantrum both work on TF 2, we can expect another crude humour(it's humor, it's only humour if you're British.), bad acting, horrible robot designs and an even dire(that's even *more* dire) plot.

Not to mention camera work that won't stay still for 1 second during action scenes and move so much you can't even see what's happenen(happening. Or happenin' in slang.), and lastly another 150 million(oh they'll get more than $150 for this next one. More likely $200-250) dollar budget that mostly goes towards paying overrated hack actors like Voight, Dumbass Duhmel(it's Duhamel), LaDouche and that Brainless Hilton wannabe, Megan Fox.


Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Whoa.

1.) Jon Voight is not an overrated hack actor. That man has paid with blood, sweat, and tears to be where he is in Hollywood now. He's one of the most prolific actors of our generation and those that came before us.

2.) Josh Duhamel did a fine job as Lennox. He got the comedic timing just right, he fits the action hero mold nicely, and he's quite a cool guy in general.

3.) Shia LaBeouf is a jerk*, there's no denying that. But he's a jerk that produces results. He got the job done, and he's coming back for the sequel. He might be a prick, but as long as he's doing what we're paying him for...we really can't complain.

4.) Megan Fox is not a Paris Hilton wanna-be. She can act (albeit, needs work...), she is a pretty face, and she hasn't broken the law. (Note: not picking on Paris Hilton. She at least showed up for her punishment (no matter how it was twisted), other stars can't even be bothered.)

If you're going to go out of your way to tear people apart and demean them and what they do...at least get your facts straight and work on your own skills. I've pointed out where you failed. (Hope this helps as well: Image

oh and this one: Image)

*= this note is for the thread in general (not just Big Convoy) I was listening to Dave & Jimmy (a Columbus, OH based morning radio show) and Jimmy was talking about how Shia is dating Rhianna (lucky man, she's a bombshell with haunting eyes), and Dave said he doesn't get it. Shia's too geeky looking to be with a model (and she is one, when she's not singing) and Jimmy said "Oh they're a perfect match. He's an absolute jerk, he could barely give me the time of day for a four minute interview and he's just so foul mouthed, it's disgusting. She's arrogant as well, but she's earned it." So yeah...apparently LaBeouf is a real prick and a half.

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