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Old 09-27-07, 01:57 AM
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Transformers 2 (2009) - news, rumors, castings...

'Transformers' sequel sets 2009 date
Paramount, Dreamworks expect Bay to return
By PAMELA MCCLINTOCK

Paramount and DreamWorks are holding the date of June 26, 2009, for "Transformers 2," with Michael Bay expected to return to direct the sequel.
Despite the tensions between them, DreamWorks and Par have plenty of incentive to move forward with the next installment in the budding franchise. "Transformers," starring Shia LaBeouf and based on the toy robot line, has grossed nearly $700 million worldwide, giving DreamWorks its first live-action franchise.

Still, the high-profile project isn't guaranteed total immunity from the ongoing battle of wills between DreamWorks' David Geffen and Steven Spielberg and leadership at Paramount conglom Viacom.

The studios stressed that they are targeting the June 26 date, but that it isn't ironclad.

Even if Spielberg and Geffen exit their deal at Par, as they have threatened to do, the "Transformers" property stays at the Melrose lot, as do all other DreamWorks projects.

"Transformers" was a passion project for Spielberg, with DreamWorks developing the project and taking the creative lead after partnering with Paramount (that was before Par bought DreamWorks).

Spielberg, who took an exec producer credit on "Transformers," was closely involved with the film, including bringing Bay aboard to direct and LaBeouf to star. He's expected to be involved in the sequel.

Bay has not yet inked a deal to helm the follow-up but is in the final stages of negotiation. With Bay's involvement, LaBeouf is expected to return as well.

LaBeouf stars alongside Harrison Ford in Spielberg's upcoming "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," which opens May 22.

DreamWorks and Par are hoping to at least begin production on the "Transformers" sequel before a possible strike even if they have to finish after it.
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Can't wait.
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Hoping for Shockwave and/or Soundwave. Hopefully they don't use the Dinobots...I can't see that working without being corny.
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<------ Wants to see Grimlock Smash.
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Hell yeah Dinobots and the real Devastator! Bring on Unicron in 2011 as well.
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maybe this time round it wont be needlessly long.
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I wanna see the Constructicons.
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I enjoyed the first movie, but hopefully they learned from it what works (robot action) and what doesn't (basically any human characters). Make it around 2 hours tops and I'm game.
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Hey I missed out on the first one...what transformers are in it?
Old 09-27-07, 11:29 AM
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Better have Grimlock in it.
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I wanna see a scene similar to:

"Mm..Mm...Megatron...is that you?"
"Here's a hint" *UNT*
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Originally Posted by KillerCannabis
I enjoyed the first movie, but hopefully they learned from it what works (robot action) and what doesn't (basically any human characters). Make it around 2 hours tops and I'm game.
how true.
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Since there is nowhere to go with this now-series but up, I'm willing to check it out.

Here's hoping for more, you know, TRANSFORMERS in this Transformers movie.
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Originally Posted by KillerCannabis
I enjoyed the first movie, but hopefully they learned from it what works (robot action) and what doesn't (basically any human characters). Make it around 2 hours tops and I'm game.
I actually thought the opposite. The characters were interesting enough to keep me entertained while when the robots were fighting each other it was pretty much just CGI mess.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
I actually thought the opposite. The characters were interesting enough to keep me entertained while when the robots were fighting each other it was pretty much just CGI mess.
Characters? Interesting?

I think my brain just exploded.
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I actually thought the opposite. The characters were interesting enough to keep me entertained while when the robots were fighting each other it was pretty much just CGI mess.
The human bits got much better reactions than any of the robot scenes when I watched it in the theater.
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Originally Posted by KillerCannabis
I enjoyed the first movie, but hopefully they learned from it what works (robot action) and what doesn't (basically any human characters). Make it around 2 hours tops and I'm game.
I disagree on all your points but that's life.
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i hope they dont bring grimlock... because then the people who thought the movie wasnt too serious will be disappointed again
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Sounds pretty certain that the writers plan on using the Dino-bots & their enemies the Constructicons. Soundwave/Shockwave is still a mystery.
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just bring Megan Fox back and I'll watch anything
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How could they pull off the Dinobots without it being stupid? It works in a cartoon. Real life not so much.
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Originally Posted by Mopower
How could they pull off the Dinobots without it being stupid? It works in a cartoon. Real life not so much.
They could do it like the UK comics. In those Grimlock and the Dinobots weren't stupid but savage. The only reason they sided with the Autobots is because Prime bested Grimlock in battle. But Grimlock was always eager for a rematch to claim leadership of both the Autobots and Dinobots. It was basically a buddy/rival dynamic.
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
I actually thought the opposite. The characters were interesting enough to keep me entertained while when the robots were fighting each other it was pretty much just CGI mess.

they had to use CGI because the real Transformers were busy doing something else
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Originally Posted by RocShemp
They could do it like the UK comics. In those Grimlock and the Dinobots weren't stupid but savage. The only reason they sided with the Autobots is because Prime bested Grimlock in battle. But Grimlock was always eager for a rematch to claim leadership of both the Autobots and Dinobots. It was basically a buddy/rival dynamic.
It would still be stupid. It's robot dinosaurs. It will be corny if they go that route.
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Originally Posted by abrg923
It would still be stupid. It's robot dinosaurs. It will be corny if they go that route.

Exactly.

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