Shia LaBeouf Talks Transformers 2 - Says It's 'Massive'
How coincidental is it that the week the writers strike ends is the same we week we get an overabundance of early buzz on Transformers 2. A few days ago Michael Bay was talking about how he had written most of the movie so that he could stay on time even though the strike was happening while also mentioning some more specifics on what we can (and can't) expect in the movie. Now today, Empire has an update from Shia LaBeouf on the second film. He says he has seen some of the pre-visualization that ILM has done and some of Bay's early work and he says that it is "massive".
There's no need for any further introduction, let's just get right to it. Shia LaBeouf was the star of the first movie and he's certainly already signed on for the second one.
"I know of a few things I have to work on for the next one," said LaBeouf. "I've seen pre-vizes of the action scenes and I just saw Michael yesterday. It's going to be badass. We're not making another one unless it is, and Mike is definitely not resting on his laurels - he's doing insane shit again. And the pre-vizes that I've seen… it's just massive. If the first one was any indicator of how massive massive can be, this is going to blow that out of the water. It's insane. Mike's mind was just kind of made for this - it's amazing. There's going to be a lot more characterization with the robots, which I'm excited about. I was a fan of Transformers before the movie came out. And there's going to be a lot of action… That goes unsaid, I guess."
Now that the writers strike is over, the film's writers can get back to work and put together an actual script. Bay said that he had written a general structure for the film, an outline per se, and now it's up to Ehren Kruger, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (the latter two also wrote the first Transformers and the upcoming Star Trek) to pull everything together into a coherent script. Bay previously hinted at what we could possibly see in the sequel, which will NOT be Dinobots, but now it's Shia's turn to speculate.
"There's gonna be new robots on both sides. I can say that the war isn't over… It's hard to do interviews when you're not allowed to talk about the movies. It's like I give two or three things away and then I get reprimanded for it. It's never fun to get reprimanded by these people."
Unfortunately it seems we won't hear any solid details on the new bots or storyline for at least another few months, if not longer. I'm certain they're trying to keep things under even tighter wraps than last time. Although a few leaks to keep the fans at bay (pun defintely intended) is quite probable. Bay and the writers better get moving quite quickly, as the film is still trying to stick to its June 26th, 2009 release date next summer, which means they'd have to start filming within a few months. Whatever the case may be, it sounds like Shia LaBeouf is pretty damn excited and it sounds like Michael Bay is really going to be kicking it up another notch.
Interesting thing to note: this is Michael Bay's second time that he's ever made a sequel, the first being Bad Boys II.