Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Michael Bay Joins Spielberg In Undermining The Paramount HD-DVD Decision

Something tells me that Transformers is to get a Blu-ray release despite Paramount's recent shirking of the format.

Michael Bay has issued a statement on his forums that he's not going to direct a second Transformers film because "
I want people to see my movies in the best formats possible. For them to deny people who have Blu-ray sucks! They were progressive by having two formats. No Transformers 2 for me!"

Either he's saying that Blu-ray is the best format possible, which I'd go with, or he's pegging both HD-DVD and Blu-ray as equally reasonable options, which I'm cool with too, I suppose.

I don't know how much enthusiasm a non-Bay Transformers 2 would garner in the net fanboy community, but on the other hand, I don't know how much of a draw Bay's name is to the man in the street. Besides, with the same superb support from ILM there's countless directors who could turn in a film of similar quality to the first and even a good handful who could do better.

Surely you have some ideas of who would be a better choice. Suggestions please.

[EDIT: Nikki Finke has written a piece on this too, but has sad no more than this post did in the first place. She doesn't even offer a link to the original Bay comment. But hopefully she'll make it something of a talking point? Can this end up working in Blu-ray's favour?]


DWall45 said...

Seems Bay has had a change of heart...


Anonymous said...

I haven't seen the first TF movie - I really have no desire to; despite liking all kinds of movies, (including popcorn fodder). I do, think, that Paul Verhoeven would od a great job at a subversive TF movie.