Paramount Pictures Developing New Adventure Pitch for Michael Bay

March 18, 2014
Source: THR

Michael Bay

As audiences wait to see Transformers: Age of Extinction, which will be the final time Michael Bay is behind the camera for the toy-based franchise, Paramount Pictures has just picked up another project for Bay to produce with Brad Fuller and Andrew Form by way of their Platinum Dunes production banner. THR reports Paramount has picked up an untitled adventure pitch with a script coming from Tom Wheeler (Puss in Boots) and Robbie Thompson ("Supernatural"), and they're developing it as a potential directing gig for Bay as well. However, the plot details are being kept under wraps at this point.

The only thing known at this time is the film is a real science adventure thriller with an undersea component. Could we be looking at something akin to The Abyss? It's hard to say, and the work from Wheeler and Thompson don't necessarily give us an idea of what they might deliver for Bay to direct. Of course, there's plenty of projects that get developed for specific directors, but end up falling into different hands. We'll have to wait and see if Bay sticks with this one, and since it's still early in development, we'll be waiting on this one for awhile.

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  • YES! Please get him off doing more mind numbingly stupid crap and let someone capable take of and actually make some transformers!
    • OfficialJab
      Mmmm, you might have this backwards. I'd say the original scripts should have the capable people, and the toy commercials should have the Bays.
  • Бабак
    Hope to see "Ghost recon" movie to be directed by Bay
  • Fidel Reyes
    The last time he directs Transformers.... For now.
  • Rock n Rollllll
    I personally love Bad Boys 2 and especially the idea of The Island. I'm hoping Michael can go back to creating movies like those as i think thats what he is most passionate and shines the most. The reason Transformers movies dont work out very well is because he knew close to nothing about Transformers before Spielberg brought the idea to him, therefore the reason they come out with shi++y stories, acting, and lots of inconsistencies. No passion for the history and the greatness of what made Transformers a legendary cartoon/comic.




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