Now that production has begun on what looks to be the most anticipated film of next summer, Michael Bay thought he'd pop in on his own blogs and give an update on how things are going. According to the made-for-summer director, Transformers: The Movie has kicked off without a hitch.
Transformers Production Updates
Michael Bay has dropped his all-caps technique of writing (thank God) and has recently posted a somewhat detailed update after the first week of Transformers production. Bay also goes on to point out the recent script review to go online that claimed the script was the cat's pajamas. According to him, the script has been edit slightly.
We finished our first week. One of the best first weeks on a movie I've ever experienced. We shot over 250 set ups.
I'm working on the military aspects of the film right now in New Mexico at Hollaman Air Force base and the Army's White Sands missile base. The military has been stellar with us. This is the largest military cooperation since Pearl Harbor and Black Hawk Down.
Friday we shot two CV-22's (Ospreys). They fly like aliens dropping out of the sky. We also shot stealth fighters and low attack missile runs (50 feet off the deck) A10 Warthogs. They look so deadly and mean.
The script reviews -- I've seen, have been great but - I know they read a 112 page draft that was on record of four months old, but the dates they have given are wrong. We have done so much work since then.
I just hope people don't spoil it for people hearing everything in the movie before they see the movie - that's so lame.
I've anticipated leaks for months so I keep the only shooting script in my computer. Nobody has it, not even actors get a full script. Steven Spielberg taught me this trick.
I must say I'm very excited about this movie, we have shot some awesome shots!!!
I believe it was the last update from Bay where he predicted that 20th Century Fox would push the release date of Fantastic Four 2. It turns out that the director's confidence has been well-founded so far. With a positive script review, tons of hype, and the fact that Fox did in fact push the release of FF2, things are looking far more up for Bay than The Island ever did.
Check out the full blog post from Bay on Transformers over at MichaelBay.
Transformers release date remains to be July 4th, 2007.
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Stay tuned for updates.