Okay, so I've made no secret of my dislike for Transformers. The first time I saw it was for free and, while I enjoyed a lot of it, the things I hated were just so moronic and lacking in any sense of logic that I literally could not bring myself to pay money at the box office to see it again. So why am I even bothering to write about the sequel? Well, unfortunately, I'm more optimistic than I'd like to admit. I've loved Transformers since I was a kid, the animated film is - in my nostalgic eyes at least - an absolute classic and the film this year just had so much potential it pained me to watch it go to waste.
So, now that's out of the way, what's the news? Not much, to be honest... but it's been confirmed that Transformers 2 is set for release in 2009, with Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg, Shia LaBeouf and original screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci back on board. Joining the writing team is the man behind Scream 3, The Brothers Grimm and the upcoming television mini-series The Talisman, Ehren Kruger.
While I'm neither here nor there on most of this guy's films (that I've seen), what interests me is that he's currently set to write a film based on Brian Michael Bendis' graphic novel Torso, to be directed by David Fincher and starring Jake Gyllenhaal. As a major Se7en and Fight Club fan, I just can't help but have faith in Fincher and - in turn - this guy's writing chops. Could it be that Transformers 2 might actually add some intelligent scripting to the random rubble and deafening noise?
I'd hate to get my hopes up, of course. After all, Transformers was a major hit in a world where critical panning means little against financial success. And, besides, people actually swear they liked it...
Source: The Hollywood Reporter