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USA Today reveals that the third live-action Transformers movie will be 3D, but doesn’t say whether it would be shot in 3D or 'transformed' in post-production.

Director Michael Bay has previously stated that using 3D cameras wouldn’t mesh with his fast-paced shooting style.  However, he’s also expressed reservations about the quality of 3D conversions, at least the ones that he’d seen demonstrated on his technically complex footage up to that point.  Presumably they’ve since managed to find a way around at least one of those problems.

Bay also gave indications as to the direction the third film might take, acknowledging some of the second film’s flaws.  The usually bullish director admitted “I’ll take some of the criticism.  It was very hard to put (the sequel) together after the writers’ strike (of 2007-08).”

(Still, after making the most awesome movie of all time with Transformers, it was almost inevitable that his follow-up would be a step down, though it’s still very entertaining despite its flaws.  This paragraph is all my personal opinion, of course.)

Addressing a common criticism of the second film, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Michael Bay said that “One thing we’re getting rid of is what I call the dorky comedy”, adding that the Autobot Twins are “basically gone”.  John Turturro’s comedic character from the first two instalments will remain, though.

Also, according to producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, characters who die will stay dead.  (In light of some of the casting that’s been announced, hopefully this doesn’t mean that this one will be called Transformers: Leaf on the Wind.)

Although the filmmakers didn’t divulge specific details of the plot, they did reveal that the film will encompass an alternate history of the space race (involving Transformers!), and Shockwave will feature as the villain.

Michael Bay hinted that Transformers 3 might be the last of his Transformers movies, teasing that “As a trilogy, it really ends.  It could be rebooted again, but I think it has a really killer ending.”

The mega-blockbuster (which Shia LaBeouf has previously promised will be “the craziest action movie ever made”) rolls out July 1 in the US.

Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, John Turturro, and Peter Cullen will all reprise their roles.  They’ll be joined by Rosie Huntingdon-Whiteley (who will replace Megan Fox as Shia LaBeouf’s love interest), as well as Patrick Dempsey, John Malkovich, Ken Jeong, Frances McDormand, and Alan Tudyk.

USA Today

See also:

Transformers 3 Super Bowl spot online

Michael Bay jumps on 3D bandwagon

Transformers 3 plot revealed

Shia LaBeouf will be the 'human element' in Transformers 3

Spielberg returns to cybernetic sci-fi with Robopocalypse

Peter Jackson easing 3D eyestrain for The Hobbit?

Harry Potter films get 3D Blu-ray revamp

Back to the 3D Future

EXCLUSIVE: Alien prequel WILL be 3D

Men in Black 3D confirms Sonnenfeld

No 3D for Batman 3?


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#1 nhashon 2010-06-14 20:15
yeah . transformers 3 looks cooll with full action and more drama
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#2 decepti 2010-06-16 04:16
"Also, according to producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, characters who die will stay dead"

i saw bonecrusher in transformers 2...could u please explain wtf he was doing there?

Transfrmers 3 gona be good as!
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#3 Calvin Peat 2010-06-18 01:43
I think that the principle of "characters who die will stay dead" is meant to be a definite change from the way the franchise operated previously, in order to increase the tension.

Also, it might not have necessarily been Bonecrusher in Transformers 2, going by imdb:

www.imdb.com/title/tt1055369/faq#.2.1.83

Hope that helps. I'm also looking forward to Transformers 3.
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