Monday, April 24, 2006

Transformers News

IGN is reporting casting for the Michael Bay Transformers movie. Most notable is that Jon "A Man Can Stand Up" Voight is onboard. What's sad is that he isn't voicing Starscream. He's actually acting. I know: Who cares?

AICN has a visit with Bay, including the movie's tagline: "Their War. Our World." Really, how dumb can studio executives be? The property already has a dynamite tagline with built-in recognition. Perhaps you've heard it? More than meets the eye?

I know you're not going to read the entire AICN post, so let me give you the good stuff, the description of Bay's meeting room:
The meeting room had a long table in the middle of the room, a flat panel widescreen TV on the far wall, giant horizontal posters for BAD BOYS 2 and PEARL HARBOR on the adjacent wall, Leatherface's mask in a displace case underneath, a TRANSFORMERS toy above it (it was a shiny black toy with a customized Michael Bay head on it, a gift from Hasbro, Bay told me), People's Choice award surf boards (for 2004 and 2005) resting in 2 of the 4 corners of the room and the bomb from PEARL HARBOR in another corner.

Displaying his People's Choice awards and a Transformer with a Michael Bay head on it. Admit it, even if you were writing that scene, you wouldn't have come up with that.

1 comment:

jon said...

...Starscream... You actually remembered that... And I thought I was a dork.

[Who was the guy who was the big ghetto blaster? The tape guy who 'fit' in his 'tape deck'?]