Wow, Michael Bay is a serious glutton for punishment. Barely a breath-catching minute after the slavish effort that "Boom-Boom" Bay and the f/x wizards over at Industrial Light and Magic put in to get Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen in theaters this past summer, they're proposing to run that marathon all over again in order to get Transformers 3 in theaters for Summer 2011.
Bay made the official announcement today - and he even threw in a funny little stab at Megan Fox in response to all the you-know-what she's been talking about him recently. Oh, and Transformers 2 haters listen up: apparently they have a "great story" this time around (do you believe it?).
Here's the the official message Bay posted on his official forum:
Well its official: We have a great Transformers 3 story. The release date is now July 1st 2011. Not 2012.
Today is Day One. This morning started with an ILM meeting for five hours in San Francisco. Currently I'm flying with writer Ehren Kruger to Rhode Island to talk to Hasbro about new characters.
P.S. Megan Fox, welcome back. I promise no alien robots will harm you in any way during the production of this motion picture. Please consult your Physician when working under my direction because some side effects can occur, such as mild dizziness, intense nausea, suicidal tendencies, depression, minor chest hair growth, random internal hemorrhaging and inability to sleep. As some directors may be hazardous to your health, please consult your Doctor to determine if this is right for you.
Pain and Gain is right after shooting of Trans 3.
Ehren Kruger helped out with the "script" for Transformers 2, he also wrote The Skeleton Key, The Brothers Grimm and Reindeer Games. An actual good movie he wrote (ZING!): Arlington Road.
To be honest, after seeing Revenge of the Fallen, I would be happy with Transformers 3 having A story, let alone alone a "great" one. Though, if Bay is thinking of bringing back The Twins, I don't know how "great" the next film can possibly be.
The official release date of Transformers 3 (as stated) is July 1, 2011. Summer 2011 is quickly shaping up to be pretty epic.