Transformers 3 To Start Shooting This May?

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It’s been known for a few months now that Transformers 3, the planned sequel to the bombastic Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, will be coming out on July 1st, 2011, a full year ahead of its original date of July, 2012. And now we learn that the third movie could be going into production as soon as May of this year.

Collider points to the little tidbit of info reported by Mike Fleming, who landed just recently at Deadline Hollywood after leaving Variety. Here’s what he reported:

“[Shia] LaBeouf recently wrapped Oliver Stone’s Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, which opens in April. He’ll likely start work in May on Transformers 3.”

That means us fans will barely have seen the last of the millions of smashed robot bits from Revenge of the Fallen before the third movie gets underway. I imagine that pre-production will start even sooner than May, since LaBeouf’s part is only in the acting department and for a Transformers movie the scope and amount of prep work that needs to be done is bound to be huge.

It’s still early in the game for Transformers 3, and at this point we don’t even know what the story will be or which robots will make appearances this time around. According to Bay’s official announcement that the movie would be hitting screens in 2011, they have a “great story” this time around – but coming from the guy who’s M.O. is blowing stuff up, I find that statement highly suspect. I could be wrong and it could turn out to be the Citizen Kane of blockbusters – but somehow I doubt that.

I’m not a baptized Transformers geek so I can’t name specific robots that I wish they’d put in this one; all I know is I’d like for some semblance of coherence in the action sequences, the ability to actually tell which robot is which (not being a fan who would naturally know the difference) and for the running time to be short enough that I don’t feel the pain of needing the bathroom. If Bay can accomplish at least those things, I’ll be much happier with Transformers 3 than I was with the first and second (just for the record I enjoyed the two of the them, but would have enjoyed them so much more if those problems weren’t in there).

If this May, 2010 production start is true, then it puts Transformers 3 on track nicely for the planned July 1st, 2011 release date. Amongst other things it’ll be interesting to see how it fares without Transformers 1 and 2 screenwriters, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman

What would you like to see done for the next Transformers movie?

Sources: Deadline Hollywood and Collider

TAGS: transformers, transformers 3

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  1. Sorry, Ross. Coherence in the action sequences? No way.

    Speaking as a life-long Transformers fan, I was horrified at how badly done the second movie was. I'm one of the few here who liked the first movie. The second? I agreed with you guys. It was pure crap wrapped in a candy wrapper.

    This third movie was going to happen because of all the money the second movie made, but it will very likely be the last TF film for a while. And I'm willing to bet that it won't make as much money. People tend to stop caring as much when the second film just plain sucked.

  2. I'm not seeing this. Transformers 2 was one of the worst films I've seen in my entire life, and I have no respect for Michael Bay or Megan Fox.

  3. Sorry, Ross. Coherence in the action sequences? No way.

    Speaking as a life-long Transformers fan, I was horrified at how badly done the second movie was. I'm one of the few here who liked the first movie. The second? I agreed with you guys. It was pure crap wrapped in a candy wrapper.

    This third movie was going to happen because of all the money the second movie made, but it will very likely be the last TF film for a while. And I'm willing to bet that it won't make as much money. People tend to stop caring as much when the second film just plain sucked.

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