Artificial Continuum

Monday, July 12, 2010

With shooting of the third Transformers film well underway in Chicago a wealth of information has come up about the upcoming Michael Bay blockbuster and his future projects.

First off, picture above is one of many set photos from the film, this depicting the aftermath of a major battle between the warring factions of the Transformers universe.

Later in an interview with, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura confirmed that this will indeed be the last Transformers film that he and Michael bay will be working on. However, he did mention that there are certainly numerous possibilities for Hasbro and Dreamworks to continue the series. di Bonaventura mentioned that the film will touch upon the absence of Megan Fox's character confirming that Rosie Huntington Whiteley will be playing a separate character.

Finally, di Bonaventura mentioned that Bay and he have already begun planning stages on their next project, an adaptation of the classic video game Asteroids: "When I was called about the property—I was called because of what I'd done with 'Transformers' and 'G.I. Joe,' Atari reached out to me and said, 'We have Asteroids,' and I had an immediate reaction 'Yes.' The reason was not because playing the game, we thought somehow that game could be translated into a movie, it can't. The word 'Asteroids' connotates a large-scale experience, so the challenge, which was great, was 'Okay, so how do you get a mythology that will support that?" We really went after a mythology on the level of 'Star Wars' and we'll see if we succeeded or not but it's not a simple thing of the asteroids are going to hit the earth. We never come to earth. The entire movie takes place in the asteroid field. We do some homages to the game for sure, but I like the sense of scale."


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