Michael Bay posted a message on his official forums late last night to update us on the status of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. He says that he sat down with another big shot director to screen the movie and get some thoughts, and he gave us some info on the next trailer.
Bay invited Steven Spielberg to be one of the first outsiders (outsider with financial stake mind you) to watch the Transformers sequel and it sounds like it was quite a positive experience for them both. In Bay’s forum message, he discusses Spielberg’s reaction:
“Steven Spielberg sat next to me in a big 100 person theater at Sony today. There were 98 empty seats. The lights came up after we just watched my cut of Revenge of the Fallen. He turned to me and said ‘It’s awesome.’”
“He felt this movie was better then the first – and probably my best, who knows – at this point in a movie you start to lose your objectivity. I just hope the fans like it. I’m going to start putting it in front of audiences in a few weeks – no you are not invited, yet.”
Bay continued on to discuss how stressful and busy it is for the people involved with post-production as the timer runs down leading up to the film’s release.
“We have 60 days left. Let me tell you it will be a race to finish. It’s 12 at night and we are still working here in the edit room. Everyone at ILM and DD are killing themselves right now, they are doing a stellar job on the effects. We also just finished our trailer which is coming out with Wolverine. Talk to you soon.”
So, we can expect the next full length trailer to be revealed in just over two weeks, as X-Men Origins: Wolverine debuts May 1st to kick off this summer season.
This news excites me – while I enjoyed the first film, it had too many major weaknesses – I hope this one corrects those (or at least most of them) and gives us more of what we really want, and less of what we really don’t want.
What does Spielberg’s praise mean for you?
Stay tuned for more Transformers 2 news, Screen Rant will up updates and the new trailer as they come.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen opens June 24, 2009.
Source: Michael Bay