new on transformers live
I received a tip from "Gwen" that says that Nina Dobrev ("Degrassi: The Next Generation" has been cast in TF II for a role as a university student. Who, what, when, etc not known. I assume this means she will join Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, and Aaron Hill at the University of Pennsylvania when shooting starts there at mid-month. I am not familiar with the actress but a Google search show a very attractive 19 year old.
Bay: Transformers 2 Self-Contained
In an interview with MTV News, Michael Bay comments that the sequel will not follow the recent trilogy convention of the second film setting up the third.
Because it’s friggin “lame,” “Transformers” director Michael Bay insisted to us at the MTV Movie Awards, telling MTV News that the second go-round with Optimus Prime would be entirely self-contained.
“You know how those sequels they do the second one so you go see the third one? ["Transformers 2”] is it,” he said, indicating that “2” would be its own story free from the duel shackles of set-up or resolution. “First one was just introducing, setting up stuff, so we can go a lot farther. Let’s just say [this] is not a lame sequel.”
If “Transformers” was all about introduction, then “Transformers 2” will be all about escalation, with reports that upwards of 20 robots will do battle in the blockbuster sequel. But for Bay, it’s not the number of robots present, but how they’ll be more fully and individually realized that has him excited, he said.
“The robots are going to surprise a lot of people because we go with a lot of different levels,” he teased.