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Bay talks Transformers - 101 days left

Transformers.jpgMichael Bay has written on his blog again, a much needed posting I'd say, and he reveals that there are only 102 days left for the Transformers film, and that was yesterday. He also tells us some horrifying news about how much work is going into the film, quite frankly it's staggering.

Some of the most difficult renders in ILM history. Sometimes up to 38 hours per frame.

Believe me that's impressive. I've worked with a guy who worked on 3D rendering and who went onto work on Stargate, and the amount of time that went into the most simple of shots was amazing. So thirty eight hours on a single frame is stunning, especially since ILM will have possibly the best hardware in the world.

He also talks about how internet voices are saying that they have read the script, Bay says that's impossible:

I see all the...talk back people who claim they have read a finished script. Impossible - I kept the only draft for the last two months before shooting. That's where did major retooling to the script - yes the scene beats are similar but a very different script.

Finally, although I'm really not sure if there's sarcasm in this bit or not, he talks about how they are still writing the robot voices - could this be in reference to the other piece of news that's coming up later? - he also puts pay to any rumours that there's hardly any action in the film.

We are still writing the robot voices. They talk about just 20 minutes of action at the end - yeah right. This is by far the most action I have ever put into a movie - I have 12 huge set pieces.

You can see that he too is passionate about his film, and the voices on the Internet are going to annoy him too. However there's something to be said with rolling with the punches on the net. Okay, so if you're tackled face to face in a public setting sure, but speculation on the net about your film will just drain your energy. Surely Bay has to realise that the minute this is seen people are going to go crazy, and in a positive way.

Sure people won't like it, but there will be fans, and I think the sheer scale of this is going to surprise, and the fact we've not seen too much yet is helping to build anticipation. I loved the glimpses of the Transformers in the trailer, I'm not so hung up about everything looking better to the cartoon series.



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