In a little over two months we will finally get to see Michael Bay’s much talked about Transformers sequel, Revenge of the Fallen. The director has spoken about several additions that have been to the film including it’s longer run time. On Bay’s online forum ShootfortheEdit, he told fans that he recently screened the final version of Transformers for executive producer Steven Spielberg, who gave the film his seal of approval. He also gave us a release date for the next trailer that will premiere in front of another summer blockbuster.
Check out Michael Bay’s post after the jump.
Steven Spielberg sat next to me in a big 100 person theater at Sony today. There were 98 empty seats. The lights came up after we just watched my cut of Revenge of the Fallen. He turned to me and said “It’s awesome”. He felt this movie was better then the first – and probably my best, who knows – at this point in a movie you start to lose your objectivity. I just hope the fans like it. I’m going to start putting it in front of audiences in a few weeks – no you are not invited, yet.
We have 60 days left. Let me tell you it will be a race to finish. It’s 12 at night and we are still working here in the edit room. Everyone at ILM and DD are killing themselves right now, they are doing a stellar job on the effects. We also just finished our trailer which is coming out with Wolverine. Talk to you soon.
Did you catch that? They just finished another theatrical trailer that will be featured in front of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. There’s another reason I’d prefer to see the film in theaters and not online. It’s the little things that count. As for the news regarding the “four minutes longer” run time that the film carries, I’m pretty sure we wont even notice it. Come on people it’s literally minutes longer than the first. That could be an extended action sequence for all we know.
Do you think Revenge of the Fallen will out do the original Transformers?