Michael Bay, the explosive director of this summer’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen has posted a new update to his official site discussing some details regarding the IMAX version of the film as well as some other interesting tidbits.
In his post, you can tell the busy man is starting to feel some relief after premiering the film in Japan and as they near the end point of their extremely busy and rushed schedule to have the sequel to 2007’s Transformers out for this summer season. He made sure to thank his dedicated crew for their hard work in getting the project to where it is now.
Also, Bay teases about the film, revealing that there are 42 robot characters in the movie and that they’d be much more developed, to the point where “you really can feel empathy for them.” He also re-iterated that the scale of this film is much more massive and that they’ve kept hidden the best scenes and visuals from the movie as to not spoil them in the trailers and commercials.
I hope that’s true, I hate being spoiled.
The main focus of his update however, was to discuss the IMAX version of the film where Bay revealed that the IMAX version will be slightly longer, exclusively including the specially shot high-resolution scenes that will not be shown in conventional theaters:
“The way to see this movie is on IMAX. Never before has there been 4k rendered character animation shot on full IMAX 70 mm film. This is a first and the results are stunning. You will see Optimus Prime in a few shots where he is actually perfectly to scale on the IMAX 50 foot tall screens.
For IMAX, I created a slightly longer cut with more robot fighting. Four scenes were shot on IMAX cameras so the screen will fill the full IMAX screen for these scenes.”
That gives the hardcore fans another reason to see it in IMAX although I’m a little disappointed (just a wee bit) that some of the potentially best shots will be left out of the standard version most viewers will be seeing (and paying for).
The best part of his post, is how he concludes it with “Haters beware.”
That’s awesome. This movie will likely be one of the top three money makers of the year, if not, the highest grossing film of the year and he knows most of those who bash the film will be there seeing it on the silver screen like most moviegoers. Good on him for sticking to his guns and saying it as it is while making light fun of the situation (like he did with the dispute with McG and his Terminator Salvation… although McG lost big time on that one.)
That being said, there best be some big improvements in Revenge of the Fallen over its predecessor…
I’m excited for this movie. Are you?
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen opens soon, on June 24, 2009.
Source: Michael Bay