We have a couple of new Transformers DOTM interviews courtesy of MTV from Sunday's MTV Movie Awards.
First we have Transformers veteran Shia LaBeouf who had this to say about the action in DOTM and the possibility of returning for a fourth film:
"I'm not coming back to do another one. I don't think Mike will either. It still is a hot property*, I think, especially coming out of the third one. So I imagine they'll reboot it at some point with someone else"
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Bay has quit, Labouf isn't returning, and I'm sure that the company Bay had to do the graphics will never do something this big again. After all there were over 1,000 moving parts on those bots, so imagine all the hard work and torture that those developers went through. It must of been hell. I say give it to High Moon, they did great making the bots in the video game.
Well, now that ILM has done an entire animated film on their own (Rango), maybe it's time for an entirely computer animated Transformers film; a prequel showing the origins of Unicron and Primus. I mean, how much of a movie FX budget is eaten up by having to integrate live action with CGI? Maybe audiences are well versed enough to have prequels on Cybertron with no humans at all, and not just the hard core fans.
"I'm not smart so much as I am not dumb." - Harlan Ellison
Thats the great thing about TFs... They often were "more human than human".... with the proper characterisation, there need be NO humans at all, and people would still buy it.
If Bay has a legacy at all, it could be that it shows the world that pissing about with humans, and ignoring what made TFs great is a guaranteed way to screw the pooch hard and in every orrafice when dealing with the story.