sorry double post but here a nother link
Michael Bay, director of this Friday’s blockbuster release, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is leaving the franchise if recent reports are to be believed. The action director who brought you 2007’s Transformers, Bad Boys II and Pearl Harbour is supposedly leaving the genre he’s built his career on - because he’s tired of negative reviews.
The news comes from WENN and via IMDB today, just three short days since FilmShaft attended the UK Premiere of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox and Josh Duhamel:
“It’s easy to go shoot an art movie in a winery in the South of France. But people have no idea how hard it is to create something like Transformers. They (the critics) review me before they’ve even seen the movie.”It’s worth noting that this story goes completely against earlier reports regarding the release date of a third Transformers film, in which Michael Bay has been quoted as saying:
they asked me on the phone - I said yes to July 4 - but for 2012So what’s going on? Is this a cynical trick from the director to promote ticket sales on his “last” Transformers film? Or is Michael Bay for real? Well, according to the Baymeister:
“After the three and a half years I’ve spent making these movies, I feel like I’ve had enough of the Transformers world.You know despite my lukewarm review for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, I don’t think any other director should really be given the series. Bay has put his own spin on things yes, but it certainly seems to have ticked all the right boxes with people first time round and I have no doubts it will again.
“I need to do something totally divergent, something without any explosions.”
Sometimes it has to be said that a critics opinion matters very little, whether the crowd is entertained is far more important to a studio than if the individual is entertained after all.
very sad face
like that said if no bay then no one else should get the series