Michael Bay posted a message on his official forum last night. Apparently he and Steven Spielberg are BFFs and hang out all the time, or something to that effect.
Here’s what he had to say
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.
Not that we needed any more reasons to see the new Transformers film, but an endorsement from Spielberg certainly doesn’t hurt.
To promote Transformers in theaters, the marketing folks ran a promotion where you could have Optimus Prime call your friends. Fans were upset when the promotion was removed, but now it’s back to celebrate the release of Transformers on Blu-ray.
Initially there was a scene in the movie in which she walks topless out of a lake (pictures had surfaced of the scene being filmed, and have since been removed at the request of 20th Century Fox). According to some people who have seen an early screening, the scene is no longer in the movie. What’s worse is that they’re saying the movie is awful anyway.
I wasn’t too psyched about watching Megan Fox try to act (running in tight jeans in Transformers, which may be a talent, is not acting), I was excited to see writer Diablo Cody’s follow-up to Juno.
Jennifer’s Body will be in theaters sometime in 2009, boobies or no boobies.
I’m a big fan of Forbes’ fictional lists, such as their “Wealthiest Fictional Characters” list. Their latest one is The Fastest Fictional Cars.
Included on the list are the Batmobile (the Batman Begins version, at right) at #3 and the Mach Five (from Speed Racer) at #2.
Check out the full list below, and all the stats on each car (such as the Batmobile’s top speed: 220) on Forbes.com.
1. Blurr – Transformers (1986)
2. Mach Five – Speed Racer (1967 and 2008)
3. The Batmobile – Batman Begins (2005)
4. Dom’s Charger – The Fast and the Furious (2001)
5. K.I.T.T. – Knight Rider (1982)
6. Lightning McQueen – Cars (2006)
7. The General Lee – The Dukes of Hazzard (1979)
8. 007Aston Martin – Casino Royale (2006)
9. Herbie – The Love Bug (1968)
10. Drag-u-la – The Munsters (1964)
The internet is abuzz with the news that Transformers star Megan Fox will be topless in her next movie, titled Jennifer’s Body. Director Jason Reitman revealed the “news” on the Howard Stern show.
Seriously folks…this is news? They’re boobs. We’ve seen them before.
We saw them in Forgetting Sarah Marshall (from Mila Kunis). We saw them in Swordfish (from Halle Berry). And approximately half the country can look down and see them right now. No offense to Miss Fox (if that’s even her real name), but they can’t be that impressive.
Back in November, the Transformers star was arrested for refusing to leave a Walgreens, of all places.
Last week, a bench warrant was filed for him when he didn’t show up for a court hearing about smoking in a non-smoking area.
Today IMDb is reporting that Shia LaBeouf’s car has been impounded for improper parking.
It’s almost as if he’s trying to join the ranks of Lohan and Hilton, but is just too much of a good boy to do it. Don’t get me wrong – I’m glad Shia hasn’t landed himself in rehab or been slapped with a paternity suit, or worse, but I think it’s almost (almost) funny how he’s gathering all these little problems behind him.
Anyone want to guess what’s next? Keying cars? Toilet-papering Steven Spielberg’s house?