Michael Bay: "No Transformers 2 for me!"

Michael Bay: "No Transformers 2 for me!"

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007 9:50am CDT

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The battle over the new DVD formats, HD and Blu-Ray, continues after yesterday's announcement from Paramount and Dreamworks stating that their future DVD releases would only be available on HD-DVD. Michael Bay has expressed his opinion about this on ShootForTheEdit.com in a forum post titled "Paramount pisses me off!":

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 2:44 am

"I want people to see my movies in the best formats possible. For them to deny people who have Blu-ray sucks! They were progressive by having two formats. No Transformers 2 for me!"

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Edits by Seibertron (Ryan):

Just to avoid further confusion, this has nothing to do with the tried and true regular old school DVD format. The movie will be released on regular DVD. Paramount and Dreamworks announced yesterday that they would not be releasing the movie on Blu-Ray DVD but will be releasing it on HD-DVD (as well as regular DVD). We are a very, very, very long ways away from movies not being released on regular DVD.

Another topic I'd like to kill before I hear it again: this doesn't mean there won't be a Transformers 2. Trust me, there will most assuredly be a Transformers 2 from Paramount and Dreamworks. Bay is just saying that he won't direct Transformers 2 if Paramount/Dreamworks won't release TF on Blu-Ray. Paramount/Dreamworks can find another director to fill Bay's shoes if he steps aside.

Please do not read more into this article than what is written here.

Credit(s): riogrande100, jimmy, Omegawrath


This article was last modified on Tuesday, August 21st, 2007 10:24am CDT

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Re: Michael Bay: "No Transformers 2 for me!" (297689)
Posted by Fred2012 on August 21st, 2007 @ 9:55am CDT
so... no tf2...
Re: Michael Bay: "No Transformers 2 for me!" (297692)
Posted by GetterDragun on August 21st, 2007 @ 9:56am CDT
tyler1451 wrote:so... no tf2...


No, don't start rumors like that. At this time Michael Bay is saying he will not direct TF2.
Re: Michael Bay: "No Transformers 2 for me!" (297693)
Posted by 1337W422102 on August 21st, 2007 @ 9:56am CDT
Wait, so does this mean there won't be a second movie or does it just mean the he won't have anything to do with the second movie?

Either way, I'm taking this as good news. I wonder how this will play out!
Re: Michael Bay: "No Transformers 2 for me!" (297698)
Posted by General Magnus on August 21st, 2007 @ 9:58am CDT
Paramount has to be deeply retarded not make Transformers 2...
Re: Michael Bay: "No Transformers 2 for me!" (297700)
Posted by Nico on August 21st, 2007 @ 9:59am CDT
What about pople who only have NORMAL dvd???
Will they make a Transformers DVD for those who have regular one. Not everybody has HD-DVD.
Re: Michael Bay: "No Transformers 2 for me!" (297701)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on August 21st, 2007 @ 9:59am CDT
I was real happy with the final product he produced, and as its been stated, I do respect the guy for sticking to his guns on this.

If he doesn't return for TF2, I realy will be upset because stories always go down hill when directors change, and I'm tired of the constant rehashing of TRANSFORMERS.

I wish they would just pick a story and stick to it!

If he does leave though, can I suggest Simon Furman to take his place :-?
Re: Michael Bay: "No Transformers 2 for me!" (297702)
Posted by Counterpunch on August 21st, 2007 @ 10:00am CDT
Whatever.

You'll buckle like a belt at the money which will be offered to you in order to overcome your 'artistic objection'.

F' off Bay.
Re: Michael Bay: "No Transformers 2 for me!" (297704)
Posted by Seibertron on August 21st, 2007 @ 10:00am CDT
GetterDragun wrote:
tyler1451 wrote:so... no tf2...


No, don't start rumors like that. At this time Michael Bay is saying he will not direct TF2.


Yeah, Bay is just saying he won't do Transformers 2 if there's not a Blu-Ray DVD release. That doesn't mean there won't be a Transformers 2, it just means that Bay won't be doing it. Paramount/Dreamworks would just hire a different director.
Re: Michael Bay: "No Transformers 2 for me!" (297705)
Posted by QuietStorm on August 21st, 2007 @ 10:01am CDT
What a dork, the biggest movie of his career, and he has to go and pout because its not on some stupid format that Sony concocted? Cmon, we've seen how Sony exclusive tech does...do I have to mention the Mini Disc?

This is dumb. Stupid and childlike. All because Bay himself bought a Blu-Ray player when they first came out.

Word.
Re: Michael Bay: "No Transformers 2 for me!" (297706)
Posted by Wilko on August 21st, 2007 @ 10:01am CDT
Allow me to be the first to say Bye Bye Mr Bay don't let the door hit you on the way out!

Just so long as they find a good director for TF2... which as General Magnus said they would be deeply retarded not to make
Re: Michael Bay: "No Transformers 2 for me!" (297707)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on August 21st, 2007 @ 10:01am CDT
Seibertron wrote:Yeah, Bay is just saying he won't do Transformers 2 if there's not a Blu-Ray DVD release. That doesn't mean there won't be a Transformers 2, it just means that Bay won't be doing it. Paramount/Dreamworks would just hire a different director.


That's either a good thing or a bad thing, depending on what side of the fence you're on.
Re: Michael Bay: "No Transformers 2 for me!" (297708)
Posted by Seibertron on August 21st, 2007 @ 10:01am CDT
Nico wrote:What about pople who only have NORMAL dvd???
Will they make a Transformers DVD for those who have regular one. Not everybody has HD-DVD.


Yes, there will be a regular DVD. This is just in regards to the HD-DVD and Blu-Ray battle. We're a long ways away from them abandoning regular DVDs.
Re: Michael Bay: "No Transformers 2 for me!" (297711)
Posted by Darth Bombshell on August 21st, 2007 @ 10:03am CDT
Seibertron wrote:Yes, there will be a regular DVD. This is just in regards to the HD-DVD and Blu-Ray battle. We're a long ways away from them abandoning regular DVDs.


Which is good, but they didn't do themselves any favors by not actually saying that in the press release.
Re: Michael Bay: "No Transformers 2 for me!" (297713)
Posted by Nico on August 21st, 2007 @ 10:03am CDT
I think no Micheal Bay might be a good think... :grin:
Re: Michael Bay: "No Transformers 2 for me!" (297714)
Posted by Fred2012 on August 21st, 2007 @ 10:03am CDT
ok, im just shocked... i mean i saw countless behind the scenes and intervies with michal bay and he talks about how he loved filming transformers, and now, all of a sudden, hes not directing it?! and HIS reason!? because paramount isnt releasing it on bluray and he wants fans to see it in best quality??!! what a lie! he just wants tf to be available on all different players so he can make even more money! f*k u michael bay, you made enough f*cking money of of the theater release AND not even to mention all the money your gonna make off of the imax release! i never hated michael bay before but this crosses it! that greedy f*cker!
Re: Michael Bay: "No Transformers 2 for me!" (297715)
Posted by Seibertron on August 21st, 2007 @ 10:03am CDT
QuietStorm wrote:What a dork, the biggest movie of his career, and he has to go and pout because its not on some stupid format that Sony concocted? Cmon, we've seen how Sony exclusive tech does...do I have to mention the Mini Disc?

This is dumb. Stupid and childlike. All because Bay himself bought a Blu-Ray player when they first came out.

Word.



The mini-disc? [sarcasm]What about the extremely popular Sony Betamax that outdid VHS?[/sarcasm]
Re: Michael Bay: "No Transformers 2 for me!" (297716)
Posted by DevastaTTor on August 21st, 2007 @ 10:04am CDT
1337W422102 wrote:Wait, so does this mean there won't be a second movie or does it just mean the he won't have anything to do with the second movie?

Either way, I'm taking this as good news. I wonder how this will play out!


I think he's just saying he won't be a part of it. From earlier reports, TF2 already has the green light. With this version making nearly 650 million globally before IMAX and DVD sales, I don't think there's any doubt we'll see TF 2, 3, and beyond. If MB does indeed bow out of the chance to do another, Paramount will just find someone else to direct. Maybe Spielberg will step up to the plate...
Re: Michael Bay: "No Transformers 2 for me!" (297719)
Posted by City Commander on August 21st, 2007 @ 10:05am CDT
Good.

And I am truly sick of companies dumping the majority in favour of the minority.
Re: Michael Bay: "No Transformers 2 for me!" (297721)
Posted by Seibertron on August 21st, 2007 @ 10:06am CDT
tyler1451 wrote:ok, im just shocked... i mean i saw countless behind the scenes and intervies with michal bay and he talks about how he loved filming transformers, and now, all of a sudden, hes not directing it?! and HIS reason!? because paramount isnt releasing it on bluray and he wants fans to see it in best quality??!! what a lie! he just wants tf to be available on all different players so he can make even more money! f*k u michael bay, you made enough f*cking money of of the theater release AND not even to mention all the money your gonna make off of the imax release! i never hated michael bay before but this crosses it! that greedy f*cker!


Playing devil's advocate here ... what's wrong with Bay wanting to make more money by having the DVDs available for all 3 formats: regular DVD, HD-DVD and Blu-Ray DVD? I agree that it's a poor decision on behalf of the various major companies to only offer up one format on the next generation DVD players, but I don't see how you can fault Bay for wanting to make more money. I agree with Bay about Blu-Ray, but I disagree with him about his tactic.

Ah well, it provides good Tuesday morning Internet drama. Wiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: Michael Bay: "No Transformers 2 for me!" (297722)
Posted by The Chopnel on August 21st, 2007 @ 10:06am CDT
That really makes Mr. Bay sound a bit childish, I think :-? I wouldn't throw a possible big paycheck away for something like this. But maybe he is just looking for some excuse to quit, who knows.

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