Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 42

Thread: Update: (not) $400M budget! holy sh...

  1. #1
    Senior Member Michael Do's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Baltimore, Maryland, United States
    Posts
    1,553

    Default Update: (not) $400M budget! holy sh...



    heres hoping more robots screentime!

    http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-...-eddie-170508/
    Quote Originally Posted by Someone from IMDB
    Why does Will Smith always play a black man?

    My Blu-ray collection.

  2. #2
    Senior Member NIBMRatchet's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Kiribathgoda, Sri Lanka
    Posts
    694

    Default Re: $400M budget! holy sh...

    I believe the main news is the part about Hardcore Eddie's backstory.

  3. #3
    Administrator sora's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    4,214

    Default Re: $400M budget! holy sh...

    $400M!? That must be going to be epic..

  4. #4
    Senior Member alexsm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Asturias, Spain
    Posts
    992

    Default Re: $400M budget! holy sh...

    $400M? really? Holy shit! I found it hard to believe... It makes it a really risky movie.

    With so huge budget the $800M box office point is no more a success, but a requirement.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Optimash Prime's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    MA, United States
    Posts
    724

    Default Re: $400M budget! holy sh...

    Honestly this summer of movies was blah so i'm thinking people will be starving for a good film next summer and looking forward to this one....... Hell ill go to the theaters 12 times to support their efforts
    "How Come the Decepticons have all the cool shit"

  6. #6
    Senior Member redqueenar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Orange County, CA USA
    Posts
    1,985

    Default Re: $400M budget! holy sh...

    Well, I know he's good for it.
    "When you make something no one hates, no one loves it." - Tibor Kalman

  7. #7

    Default Re: $400M budget! holy sh...

    heh Bay probably found that in change down the back of his sofa :P

    but like everyone else. Holy Shot :O thats a lot of moolah

  8. #8
    Senior Member Trailbreaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Upstate New York
    Posts
    11,111

    Default Re: $400M budget! holy sh...

    And wasn't it Mike who thought spending $300 million was crazy?

    If this is seriously true, this movie is going to be MASSIVE.

  9. #9
    Senior Member jamjam101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Toronto CANADA
    Posts
    675

    Default Re: $400M budget! holy sh...

    that is effing huuge. it's understandable tho, looking at the amount of work required to set Chicago up. and probably a lot of that $400M pays the VFX companies to render the epic CG. I once heard that it costs something like $2000 for a minute of rendering time....not sure if thats true tho.

  10. #10
    Senior Member Bayhem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Heart: California. Body: Between US & Europe.
    Posts
    2,244

    Default Re: $400M budget! holy sh...

    Guess I'll be the first to say it - I don't believe that the budget is $400 million.

    We'll see...
    "You know why the departures and the arrivals at LAX are on separate levels? So the 30,000 heartbreakers that come here each month don't notice the 30,000 that are leaving with their hearts broken."

  11. #11
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    This dust ball called Earth!
    Posts
    5,215

    Default Re: $400M budget! holy sh...

    Hold on guys... it said the budget was $400 mil and going north. That means the budget isnt capt at $400 mil yet. It could be more. You have to think of the $300 mil it took to make ROTF. A lot of that was just them making Devestator and the other CGI. Now you have full 3d added in plus a cast of bigger well know actors and im sure this movie will be longer than the first 2... all that adds up fast. Im not saying its true but I would love it if this movie was so big that they had to make it a 2 parter like they are doing with many upcoming movies lol

  12. #12
    Senior Member Bayhem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Heart: California. Body: Between US & Europe.
    Posts
    2,244

    Default Re: $400M budget! holy sh...

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    You have to think of the $300 mil it took to make ROTF.

    They made "Revenge of the Fallen" for $200 million ( $196 million to be exact ). According to Michael.
    "You know why the departures and the arrivals at LAX are on separate levels? So the 30,000 heartbreakers that come here each month don't notice the 30,000 that are leaving with their hearts broken."

  13. #13
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    This dust ball called Earth!
    Posts
    5,215

    Default Re: $400M budget! holy sh...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bayhem View Post
    They made "Revenge of the Fallen" for $200 million ( $196 million to be exact ). According to Michael.
    Lestor Speight, who stars as Hardcore Eddie alongside Tyrese Gibson (USAF Retired Master Sergeant Robert Epps) in Transformers 3, has revealed that the film has surpassed Titanic as the largest budgeted film ever, and also revealed additional information on his character.

    Speaking with Movie Mikes, Mr. Speight says that Transformers 3 surpassed the $400 Million mark and is "still going north!"

    In comparison, Transformers cost $150M and Revenge of the Fallen was budgeted at $300M.

    Each film easily eclipsed their budgets at the box office, so it is not surprising Paramount Pictures gave Director Michael Bay more money to play with this time around.

    Mr. Speight also provided additional information on his character Hardcore Eddie, which is an old friend of Epps' father.

    "Robert Epps calls me in. I was in a war with his father," he says.

    "I always told his dad I would look out for him and watch his back. I am doing all the heavy shooting, rocket launchers and kicking ass. Hardcore Eddie is old school soldier who has seen it all and done it all. I am just kicking ass and blowing up shit. Michael (Bay) just created such a great character."

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    569

    Default Re: $400M budget! holy sh...

    I'm putting this down to hyperbole from an excited Speight.

    I mean if you're including marketing it might come to 400 mil certainly. It just doesn't sound like something Mike would do unless he absolutely has no other choice.

  15. #15
    Senior Member Bayhem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Heart: California. Body: Between US & Europe.
    Posts
    2,244

    Default Re: $400M budget! holy sh...

    Shadow, here's what Bay said - "We were able to make this for $194 million*, instead of the $230-270 million that the average sequel of this nature seems to cost."

    http://transformerslive.blogspot.com...interview.html




    *Sorry for the mistake in my previous comment. Obviously it's not $196 million.
    "You know why the departures and the arrivals at LAX are on separate levels? So the 30,000 heartbreakers that come here each month don't notice the 30,000 that are leaving with their hearts broken."

  16. #16
    Senior Member XxSoundwavexX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    NEW YORK
    Posts
    571

    Default Re: $400M budget! holy sh...

    for some reason i dont believe this is true.......BUT if it is then we are in for a treat

  17. #17
    Senior Member Arcee99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Chile
    Posts
    1,238

    Default Re: $400M budget! holy sh...

    $400M??? Are u kidding me? Holy s**t!
    Oh, it must be going to be... WOW 0_0
    Don't expect everyone to always agree with you

  18. #18
    Senior Member TIMtationX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    2,089

    Default Re: $400M budget! holy sh...

    This movie ain't gonna cost no 400 million dollars....... I do not believe it for one second.

  19. #19
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    209

    Default Re: $400M budget! holy sh...

    I think the term $400 million is for the overall spending. The filming alone probably will cost $250-$300 million and the rest is for promotional, marketing, merchandise etc. Just my two cents

  20. #20
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    This dust ball called Earth!
    Posts
    5,215

    Default Re: $400M budget! holy sh...

    Quote Originally Posted by sls3553 View Post
    I think the term $400 million is for the overall spending. The filming alone probably will cost $250-$300 million and the rest is for promotional, marketing, merchandise etc. Just my two cents
    yes this.

  21. #21
    Senior Member swishbig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    2,068

    Default Re: $400M budget! holy sh...

    Only?!

    ..jk holy crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    "I BELIEVE WHATEVER DOESN'T KILL YOU, SIMPLY MAKES YOU.....STRANGER."

  22. #22

    Default Re: $400M budget! holy sh...

    Lester is a moron. He has no clue about much, other then to try to get internet hype. He's been on the movie a total of 10 days, the guys is just letting his ass talk. Movie is $ just above Revenge. He knows not to talk about this movie!

  23. #23
    Administrator sora's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    4,214

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by michaelbay
    Lester is moron. He has no clue about much, other then to try to get internet hype. He's been on the movie a total of 10 days, the guys is just letting his ass talk. Movie is $ just above Revenge. He knows not to talk about this movie!
    Thank you for the heads-up. We should never have forgotten that you've been good at controlling budget!
    Last edited by nelson; 09-02-2010 at 05:53 AM.

  24. #24
    Senior Member Bayhem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Heart: California. Body: Between US & Europe.
    Posts
    2,244

    Default Re: $400M budget! holy sh...

    Quote Originally Posted by michaelbay View Post
    Movie is $ just above Revenge.

    Thanks, Mike.
    "You know why the departures and the arrivals at LAX are on separate levels? So the 30,000 heartbreakers that come here each month don't notice the 30,000 that are leaving with their hearts broken."

  25. #25
    Senior Member Hanna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Los Angeles, California, United States
    Posts
    203

    Default Re: $400M budget! holy sh...

    Quote Originally Posted by michaelbay View Post
    Lester is a moron. He has no clue about much, other then to try to get internet hype. He's been on the movie a total of 10 days, the guys is just letting his ass talk. Movie is $ just above Revenge. He knows not to talk about this movie!
    Has anyone else noticed when Mike gets irked you can tell because his grammar suffers. Now I don't feel so bad.

    Relax Mike. It could be worse.
    If it's a good movie, the sound could go off and the audience would still have a perfectly clear idea of what was going on.
    -Alfred Hitchcock

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •