Transformers 3: It’s official!

Per Michael Bay’s personal blog, the director declared today, October 1st, as “Day One” for the next installment in the Transformers film franchise:

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.

Michael

I don’t care what the critics say, I for one say, “Bring It On”.

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If you’re a fan boy like me, then maybe you were the only one in the room with your die hard sports fans who got butterflies in their stomachs and a chill down their arms when they saw movie trailers for G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra (see clip here), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and finally Star Trek.

I know my own father had no clue why I was a giddy little school girl when I first saw the Joe trailer.  Those BATS looked awesome as they jumped through the crowded city streets, as did the underwater shot of all those mini subs headed for an undersea fortress.  The Baroness all clad in black leather, and the gleam of Snake Eyes sword.  Such a tease.  And am I wrong in thinking they pushed the movie back until August?  I could have sworn it was coming in May.

Star Trek was exciting as well.  Nothing that I hadn’t seen before in online trailers, but the action and scenes they highlight never seem to get old.  Zachary Quinto as Spock is just dead on, and he always looks so impressive in the ears.  I’m very excited for this as well.

And to finish out the trifecta of future Blue Ray titles I will someday get was the unexpected trailer of Transformers 2.  Of course I was thrilled and excited, but sometimes these trailers are so in your face and fast with so much going on, I could only steal a glimpse of a gigantic robot before I figured out what was going on.  No doubt I’ll have to watch this on the internet, frame by frame so I can digest and comprehend the randomly fast actioned packed images dancing before my eyes.

Oh, to be a kid of the 80’s again.

Transformers: Concept C7 Corvette

More than meets the eye

More than meets the eye

Rumor has it that the new GM concept Corvette, the C7 will debut on the silver screen in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen due out sometime next summer, with the car itself possibly hitting show room floor that September (2009).

Personally, I do think it looks like a pretty cool car, and my early money is that this will most likely be a Decepticon but which one, I have no idea.  Bad ass cars, usually of black and silver design with sleek lines usually go to the bad guys.  The bad news is I hear there will be no Megatron in the sequel which is a bummer to me as there are only two other viable Decepticons, but still can’t hold a candle to Megatron: Starscream and Soundwave, and neither of those were a car.

It appears Shia LeBeouf also re cently hurt his hand so some of his scenes will be postponed upwards of four weeks while they adjust the schedule to film around his injuries until he is better.

Sadly, no new news on my other favorite Hasbro franchise turned movie: G.I. Joe.  I’ve been scouring the net for any news or leaked images for Cobra Commander, but have come up with squat (so if you guys come up with any, please send them my way).  I’ve seen the pics for Storm Shadow, Snake Eyes and The Baroness and I approve.  However, and this is a big HOWEVER, I am not so keen on the Joe’s black leather clad uniforms. 

What made G.I. Joe so ‘fantastical’ was their unique fatigues, outfits, and costumes that the Joe’s would wear.  In the movie adaptation, they look more like the X-Men movie leather uniforms.  While it worked for Charles Xavier’s mutants in the movies, it really diminishes from the characterizations that made these 3.75″ plastic action figures so fun when I was growing up.  Now they just look like any other black-clad action team.  I dunno, I’m just getting really scared about this.  The Cobra Commander outfit better make up for it and stay close to its comic book roots.