Geekery: Michael Bay Loves The Transformers

A lot. Looks like we’re going to be getting Transformers movies for a very very long time.

The next installment, The Last Knight, comes out this June. The script was penned in part by Iron Man’s Mark Holloway and Art Marcum. It features Mark Wahlberg and a puking dinobot! And that same wonky dad joke humor that the franchise excels at.

Five movies in the franchise isn’t enough, though. In an interview with MTV at the Las Vegas CinemaCon this week he revealed that…

“There are fourteen stories written. And there’s good stuff. I would like to do one of them, though.”

I’m going to assume that the Bumblebee spin off – that recently landed Travis Knight as its director – is one of those. Several years ago Bay and Paramount built a writers’ room to create a bunch of possible plots for the franchise – a group that included Holloway and Marcum along with Zak Penn (Pacific Rim 2), Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), and Jeff Pinkner (Amazing Spiderman 2). It seems they were successful… I’m not sure if it’s a success for the rest of us, though.

 

Share your proposed titles for these 14 fine moving pictures in the comments.

  • Bran D

    Baysplosions!

  • ReverendTiberiusJackhammer

    The “fourteen stories” were from a writer’s room think tank regarding potential directions for where the franchise might go – they’re not a cohesive line-up of 14 movies.

    “A couple of years ago we had a writer’s room with 14 writers. We locked them up in a room for about a month and they came up with 14 different stories of where this franchise could go in the future. They came up with a wonderful mythology.”

    • Yes, as seen in the article you’re commenting on right now:

      “I’m going to assume that the Bumblebee spin off – that recently landed Travis Knight as its director – is one of those. Several years ago Bay and Paramount built a writers’ room to create a bunch of possible plots for the franchise – a group that included Holloway and Marcum along with Zak Penn (Pacific Rim 2), Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), and Jeff Pinkner (Amazing Spiderman 2).”

      • ReverendTiberiusJackhammer

        Haha, whoops! Was the following line about “14 fine moving pictures” tongue-in-cheek, then? That combined with the fact the writers’ room quote is being pretty widely interpreted “Michael Bay Reveals Plans for 14 More Transformers Movies” gave me my prior impression.

  • James Hall

    why are these still being made? More to the point, why are people still watching them?

    • Shawn

      The same could be said about Jurrasic Park, since it just rehashes the same stupid plot every time.

    • Some of us enjoy them.

  • Shawn

    Interesting. I have it on word from my script writing instructor that Bay actually hated doing the Transformers movie and he wasn’t going to do a second one, until they threw a $20 million dollar salary his way. Looks he’s going to keep making lots of money.

    • He has directed 5 of them in the last 10 years.

      • Shawn

        Yeah, that’s a lot of movies and a lot of money, even if his director’s salary hasn’t gone up.

  • Kveldulf

    Oh just imagine the heresy… if Michael Bay and our very own Matt Ward together…. and did a 40k film.

    Actually, is there a word that goes beyond heresy because I think that would be a fitting description.

    • Arthfael

      BLAM!

      Carry on…

  • Arthfael

    Yawn…

  • twincast

    *goes off to quietly weep and vomit some in a corner over what keeps being done to the number one favorite intellectual property of his childhood*