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Bay Confirmed for Transformers 5 and Reveals for TF5 and TMNT 2

5 Jan

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

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Michael Bay is one of the hardest working directors and in an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone in his Miami home, Bay found free time to discuss his as of yet untitled Transformers 5 project and his latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:

Between his producing duties and directorial work, Bay usually has a half-dozen projects going at once. Right now, in addition to 13 Hours, he’s doing post-production on the next Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which he’s producing and which is due in 2016, and pre-production for the next Transformers, which he’s directing for summer 2017. “I’m doing Transformers … 5, is it?” Bay says, temporarily losing track. He shakes his head. “I’ve taken on a lot of work.”

After Bay demonstrates to Stone journalist Josh Eells how he prefers to do colour timing, Santa Monica’s Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) appears on a computer monitor,

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What’s Next for Transformers: Robots in Disguise? A Review

21 Mar

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Hasbro’s Transformers certainly has evolved throughout the years. Ever since Generation One, this franchise is no longer just an animation for kids. It’s grown from not just simply being a marketing ploy to sell toys. Rainmaker (formerly Mainframe) Entertainment’s Beast Wars was the first to shift this franchise’s direction into a sophisticated world that many fans, including myself, enjoyed. The character dynamics and brooding personalities featured helped keep interest in this franchise alive.

Not everyone took to Transformers: Animated right away, and to skip ahead to Transformers: Prime, I especially loved the darker tone the storytelling went. No matter how small of a success the Autobots made, something sinister would emerge. Optimus had hope, and he believed everything his team did could help light their darkest hour.

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Preparing for TMNT & Any Michael Bay Produced Film

6 Aug

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

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Watching a Michael Bay produced film is like watching a music video. He drowns audiences with flashy edits and loud bangs. When considering that is how this producer/director started in the entertainment industry, most people will find that his style has never evolved beyond the four-minute exploitative product and that is most likely why his recent works get panned a lot. He actually started making films fairly well. The Rock was actually a decent film that owed its debt to the dynamics that Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage had on screen more so than Bay’s direction. His break out film, Bad Boys, owed everything to the talent of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.

Bay’s early films were decent wham bam thank you ma’am action flicks. And before the band Aqua files suit, the sexual allegations is less about the metaphors being made but more in what Bay believes is an ideal film. The reason his films are box office earners is simply because he’s a true believer that goes for what he sees in what can sell a film more than in what can earn a film a place in cinematic history. Even back in the golden age of cinema, the filmmakers were not making their movies with the knowledge that their products will get fondly remembered a century later.

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Milne’s Newest Work May Give Fans Transformer Dreams

21 Jul
By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

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Canadian comic book artist Alex Milne confirmed via his Twitter page that he is working on a new sketch that he hopes will become a print. The image will include all 1984 Autobots of the Transformers Generation One series. Milne hopes to have the work finished when he attends this year’s TFcon in Chicago, Illinois.

Milne entertained this thought when talking of future work:

The thought of number one Transformers baddie Megatron commanding his terror from the skies Starscream, Thundercracker, and Skywarp, may already have TF fans salivating.

Milne’s work includes Dreamwave’s Transformers: Energon, Transformers Aramada: More Than Meets the Eye, Devil’s Due Publishing’s third issue of the G.I. Joe Vs. the Transformers series, and IDW Publishing’s ongoing series Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye.