Why is Michael Bay making Transformers 3? For America, of course!
Of all the reasons to make a movie about giant robots that transform into trucks and planes, and their irritating human friends, patriotism probably isn't high on the list, but according to explosion-loving director Michael Bay, it's his way of stimulating the economy, as well as giving his pals at Paramount a boost.
Speaking in a recent TV interview he said:
"The true story is we went to Vegas to celebrate [Revenge of the Fallen] crossing the $400 million mark domestic. I said I'm excited to do my small little movie. They said, well we're here to talk about that. I've become friends with these guys that run Paramount and they [told me,] 'We're going to get fired if we don't have a 2011 franchise,' so I'm like you can't let these guys down. The economy's been so rough, it's kind of important. When you say yes to movie like this you automatically give 3000 people jobs. 1000 for the toys. 2000 for the filmmaking. I'm going to put [the small film] on hold and do it right after [Transformers 3]."
So there you have it, Transformers 3 in 2011, directed by Michael Bay. The big question in my mind however, is how he's going to top the racially insensitive characters, robot genitalia jokes, and seeming endless shots of military hardware of Revenge of the Fallen.