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Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!"

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Tuesday, August 21st, 2007 10:26PM CDT

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Michael Bay HD-DVD post
08/21/2007 07:51 PM

Last night at dinner I was having dinner with three Blu-Ray owners, they were pissed about no Transformers Blu-Ray and I drank the kool aid hook line and sinker. So at 1:30 in the morning I posted - nothing good ever comes out of early am posts mind you - I over reacted. I heard where Paramount is coming from and the future of HD and players that will be close to the $200 mark which is the magic number. I like what I heard.

As a director, I'm all about people seeing films in the best quality possible, and I saw and heard firsthand people upset about a corporate decision.

So today I saw 300 on HD-DVD, it rocks!

So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!

Michael Bay
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Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299017)
Posted by manas on August 21st, 2007 @ 10:34pm CDT
So, if I'm reading this right, he was drunk when he posted that. No big deal.
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299019)
Posted by BlurPrime on August 21st, 2007 @ 10:35pm CDT
i hope so that micheal bay will do t2 he is a great director for our franchise and to be honest i think he done the best he could eventhough we all know he wasn't a fan at first but then became a fan afterwards. so i hope micheal bay does come back.
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299021)
Posted by chrisjbrandon on August 21st, 2007 @ 10:35pm CDT
Satisfied with that answer... :-?
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299023)
Posted by The Paragon of Virtue on August 21st, 2007 @ 10:36pm CDT
So, if I'm reading this right, he was drunk when he posted that. No big deal.


Where do people get that from what he said? All I see is him saying he impulsively posted something this morning while still wound up about it without thinking it through. Now, through hindsight, he sees he shouldn't have reacted so quickly.
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299027)
Posted by jonusjaxon on August 21st, 2007 @ 10:37pm CDT
Basing your decision on whether to do a film or not on some production company's decision to release your film on a certain format?

You, Mr. Bay, make no sense.
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299028)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on August 21st, 2007 @ 10:37pm CDT
"I can't believe this!

What about poragative and ....

Wait, how many zeros?

Yeah, screw blue-ray!

Oh and it's for the art, and fans, and my new Porsche collecton, who was that Porsche guy, oh yeah Huffer, we'll put him in the next one"
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299030)
Posted by Sentinel Pax on August 21st, 2007 @ 10:37pm CDT
So, if I'm reading this right, he was drunk when he posted that. No big deal.
I don't think so. I think he was just saying that he took the Blu-Ray owners' argument to heart, and then, while he was still mad about it, posted that.
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299035)
Posted by ZoneDaiatlas on August 21st, 2007 @ 10:42pm CDT
But Michael Bay... 300 Blu-Ray sold 2-3 times more then the HD-DVD version and that the Blu-Ray will be under $300 by Christmas. Well at least Blu-Ray will be getting the Steven Spielberg movies...
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299036)
Posted by PrimeSuspect on August 21st, 2007 @ 10:42pm CDT
Look, I liked his style for Transformers, and I think with a bigger budget on the next one, he'll be able to make an awesome TF movie.

With Soundwave.
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299037)
Posted by Dclone Soundwave on August 21st, 2007 @ 10:42pm CDT
Awwww, dammit. And here I was hoping we could get a decent looking TF....oh well.
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299048)
Posted by Phorpus on August 21st, 2007 @ 10:45pm CDT
It's funny how he can tease both the people who like him and the people who don't at the same time.
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299057)
Posted by Aurax on August 21st, 2007 @ 10:48pm CDT
Who's our good little diva? Coochie coochie coo.
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299071)
Posted by Autobobby1 on August 21st, 2007 @ 10:55pm CDT
I knew he was overreacting. That's a pretty lame reason to quit being the director of a amazingly successful blockbuster movie series.
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299076)
Posted by QuietStorm on August 21st, 2007 @ 10:56pm CDT
I tend to believe that he saw the amount that Paramount/DW wants to throw his way to do number 2, and he, as Counterpunch stated in the other thread, changed his "Artistic Stance."

And frankly, all the attention that we gave him today just fueled his already Unicronian-sized ego. But then again, money talks, right?

Word.
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299087)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on August 21st, 2007 @ 11:01pm CDT
Damn it. I wanted to see some one else try. So it looks like (as of now) that TF2 will be another great action movie but an OK Transformer movie.
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299115)
Posted by BluePhirePB on August 21st, 2007 @ 11:19pm CDT
According to my friend:

TRANSFORMERS IS THE WORST MOVIE EVER MADE BY MICHAEL BAY.
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299119)
Posted by SnipeShade on August 21st, 2007 @ 11:22pm CDT
:) News these days is soo funny.
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299128)
Posted by i_amtrunks on August 21st, 2007 @ 11:27pm CDT
So when does Michael join Lindsay in rehab?

I do like that the blog Bay posted while pissed off his rocker is possibly the best written (in terms of grammar and punctuation) that I have ever seen him post.

Perhaps he needs to get sloshed more often?
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299133)
Posted by demarcusgd on August 21st, 2007 @ 11:29pm CDT
This guy...

What can we say about this guy that hasn't been said... You know I was going to write something as soon as the story broke, but I decided to hold back, I had a feeling he'd change his tune. I'd like to say that he knew his little hissy fit wasn't going to get him anything but kicked off of a profitable franchise, and he had to eat humble pie, but you KNOW he just wanted to see all those "good riddance" posts. And he'll be messing with us, until opening day of TF2... He's good.
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299136)
Posted by lockepsb on August 21st, 2007 @ 11:31pm CDT
Too bad Paramount screwed up... Blockbuster has exclusive rights to rent Blu-Ray games.
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299153)
Posted by Dr. Caelus on August 21st, 2007 @ 11:41pm CDT
Oh wow, that's kind of funny.

And humanizing.

If true.
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299157)
Posted by Burn on August 21st, 2007 @ 11:42pm CDT
QuietStorm wrote:But then again, money talks, right?


More so in Hollywood.

Which is why i'm surprised people are quick to either defend him or condone him.

I'm sure there's plenty of other Hollywood directors who'd do the same thing.
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299173)
Posted by The Paragon of Virtue on August 21st, 2007 @ 11:53pm CDT
i_amtrunks wrote:So when does Michael join Lindsay in rehab?

I do like that the blog Bay posted while pissed off his rocker is possibly the best written (in terms of grammar and punctuation) that I have ever seen him post.

Perhaps he needs to get sloshed more often?


Again, where from his blog entry does he say anything that has to do with alcohol?
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299176)
Posted by Rorigon on August 21st, 2007 @ 11:55pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:More Hollywood fun from http://www.michaelbay.com/blog/files/Mi ... D-DVD.html ...

Michael Bay HD-DVD post
08/21/2007 07:51 PM

Last night at dinner I was having dinner with three Blu-Ray owners, they were pissed about no Transformers Blu-Ray and I drank the kool aid hook line and sinker. So at 1:30 in the morning I posted - nothing good ever comes out of early am posts mind you - I over reacted. I heard where Paramount is coming from and the future of HD and players that will be close to the $200 mark which is the magic number. I like what I heard.

As a director, I'm all about people seeing films in the best quality possible, and I saw and heard firsthand people upset about a corporate decision.

So today I saw 300 on HD-DVD, it rocks!

So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!

Michael Bay


And this is why I don't want him to do the sequel. Even though he did okay with TF 1; he just seems to exude an ADHD-like(sorry; I hate to use the analogy but it's the only thing that I can think of to get the point across) ability to get set off on the smallest things, then to make a decision which he regrets a few hours later. Oh, and not to mention arrogance.

He just seems to be all over the place, and it shows in his camera work(didn't bother me too much this time around; but I'm not sure if I can take another movie with it).
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299177)
Posted by Isabelle on August 21st, 2007 @ 11:56pm CDT
Sounds like someone's got a big case of Foot-in-Mouth disease.
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299181)
Posted by The Paragon of Virtue on August 22nd, 2007 @ 12:01am CDT
Isabelle wrote:Sounds like someone's got a big case of Foot-in-Mouth disease.


You've never said something in the heat of the moment that you later regretted and felt the need to correct?
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299183)
Posted by Cyber-Kun on August 22nd, 2007 @ 12:03am CDT
I lose more and more respect for this guy as a person every day... he's not too bright, is he?
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299188)
Posted by The Paragon of Virtue on August 22nd, 2007 @ 12:05am CDT
Cyber-Kun wrote:I lose more and more respect for this guy as a person every day... he's not too bright, is he?


For saying something impulsively and then owning up to it and admitting he made a mistake? :???:
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299224)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on August 22nd, 2007 @ 12:39am CDT
I dont like Paramount dropping blu-ray support, but I'm all behind Bay doinf film 2.
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299226)
Posted by Noisemaze on August 22nd, 2007 @ 12:43am CDT
This is one of the negative aspects of the internet. We shouldn't know anything about what's going on behind the scenes in other peoples personal lives. We should only see the trailers & TV spots for Transformers 2 when the movie is ready to be released. This is none of anybody's business. Michael Bay should be able to say whatever he wants whenever he wants & none of the fanboys should know anything about it.
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299236)
Posted by NightFall on August 22nd, 2007 @ 12:52am CDT
HD has no difference over Blu-Ray, besides Blu-Ray is over priced and over rated, just like Bay is. I have nothing against Bay, he did an awsome job with all the effects and blow-ups, but he did so much harm to Megatron and Starscream. The roach alien look never won me over. I didn't think it showed enough emotion ( besides, Bumblebee), and I know they're alien but robots are more human looking, and less ugly. Bay isn't a Transformer fan, doesn't have that "love". So for that I was so happy that he wasn't doing Transformers 2, but that's me. Anyway, I hope all is good in end.
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299237)
Posted by jgilkinson on August 22nd, 2007 @ 12:53am CDT
cooler (sober) heads prevail... no prob bay... we forgive you :)
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299242)
Posted by Bumbled on August 22nd, 2007 @ 12:56am CDT
Thank god he didn't quit! Transformers should go on anyway the matter what Blu-ray or Paramount are. Their both good :)
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299252)
Posted by the purifyer on August 22nd, 2007 @ 1:05am CDT
Ah yes early morning posts where you pretty much drunk as **** say something so very bad, forgetting about it then coming home to find all hell breaking lose.
yep. I know that one pretty well...
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299261)
Posted by Phategod1 on August 22nd, 2007 @ 1:20am CDT
This is how I feel about Bay returning to do Transformers 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUMoKk_Ym4s
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299281)
Posted by Powermaster Jazz on August 22nd, 2007 @ 1:42am CDT
I knew MB was joshin'.
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299297)
Posted by Saberwing on August 22nd, 2007 @ 2:17am CDT
Lol - Bay woke up to a call from Paramount saying 'fine, we'll give the $300 million dollar sequal and your $50 million fee to Brett Ratner'

...enough to make anyone change their mind - ''not Bret Ratner!!!!''
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299309)
Posted by Cyber-Kun on August 22nd, 2007 @ 2:28am CDT
The Paragon of Virtue wrote:
Cyber-Kun wrote:I lose more and more respect for this guy as a person every day... he's not too bright, is he?


For saying something impulsively and then owning up to it and admitting he made a mistake? :???:


No, for seeing the movie not coming out on Blu-Ray and him flipping out, then seeing 300 on HDDVD and saying "Ooh! Pretty!"

There's not a world of difference between HD-DVD and Blu-Ray. He's making more then enough money to really care about what format it is.
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299314)
Posted by Menbailee on August 22nd, 2007 @ 2:35am CDT
Too bad! I hoped someone else might work on the next movie.
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299318)
Posted by Slovman on August 22nd, 2007 @ 2:39am CDT
Have you ever had to make up your mind?
Pick up on one and leave the other behind
It's not often easy
And not often kind
Have you ever had to make up your mind?
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299368)
Posted by Psychout on August 22nd, 2007 @ 3:21am CDT
Who cares?
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299372)
Posted by wingdarkness on August 22nd, 2007 @ 3:27am CDT
Typical Bay, I'm not gonna do your movie unless you bow down to my agenda...Yeah he's a fan [/sarcasm]

Seriously guys I no longer have the strength to constantly bash his directing of this movie and honestly I think I've crossed the bridge of being angered by it all, but I want those who are so smitten with this guy to know there are better if not more capable directors out there that wouldn't sully the Transformer name at all. (Not that bay did--I mean he did for me, but I understand the opposing opinion)..I hope it's just not a case of you guys not knowing this...Even if I were to think Bay did a great job, there are still other people out there that would do an admirable job aswell...I just think the Bay or bust mentality doesn't have to be so prevelant with those who enjoyed the movie...There are several franchises that have different directors and sometimes this enhances the overall creativity of a franchise or breaks the mold of having one guy control everything...As for Bay's words, as I said, the dude cares more about his agenda than anything else...He always has...
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299407)
Posted by Burn on August 22nd, 2007 @ 3:59am CDT
wingdarkness wrote:Seriously guys I no longer have the strength to constantly bash his directing of this movie


WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!! :grin:
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299413)
Posted by Patrick Bateman on August 22nd, 2007 @ 4:06am CDT
What a dick.
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299423)
Posted by Blackstreak on August 22nd, 2007 @ 4:21am CDT
Yes! Hooray! Please make it a definite return to do the sequel.
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299432)
Posted by bobpiecheese on August 22nd, 2007 @ 4:27am CDT
BluePhirePB wrote:According to my friend:

TRANSFORMERS IS THE WORST MOVIE EVER MADE BY MICHAEL BAY.


And does that have any relevance at all to the topic? :-?

Nope, didn't think so.

I'm glad that Bay's on for TF2. If another drector did it, it wouldn't have that same feel as the first, which would kinda suck ass testicles.
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299445)
Posted by Kalon on August 22nd, 2007 @ 4:46am CDT
Someone just lock him away in a nut farm and be done with it.
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299451)
Posted by lodelco on August 22nd, 2007 @ 4:51am CDT
I hope Bay co-directs with Spielberg this time around.

Or if he atleast has a better grip of the concept maybe he could try what he did with 'The Island'. It had a story that I liked.
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299483)
Posted by tequila stu on August 22nd, 2007 @ 5:39am CDT
Awesome.
Re: Michael Bay: "So I think I might be back on to do Transformers 2!" (299496)
Posted by Fred2012 on August 22nd, 2007 @ 5:55am CDT
well... thats good but im a director and i dont give a sh*t about what quality ppl see my movies

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