Michael Bay won’t be making a “small PULP FICTION” type movie, it was the booze talking
In the spring of 2009 Michael Bay told MTV he "would like to take a year off" and perhaps do a "small-movie" in between TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN and TRANSFORMERS: DARK SIDE OF THE MOON. He described said small movie as a "PULP FICTION type movie." That small movie "was based on a Miami News article called, “Pain & Gain” and it chronicled the true story about a group of Florida, steroid-abusing idiot bodybuilders who became involved in extortion ring and a kidnapping plot that went…wait for it…horribly awry."
If you're like me, upon hearing this news you were a little puzzled because the name Michael Bay is not exactly synonymous with the phrase "small movie." He's known for his excessive blockbusters, such as ARMAGEDDON, PEARL HARBOR, and of course all of the TRANSFORMERS movies.
Well, almost two years later, Michael Bay decided to speak about this subject some more in the latest issue of Empire. Bay insinuated that the alcohol could have affected his decision to make this "small" movie, but that the Paramount executives weren't exactly thrilled about it either.
Bay told Empire, “I was one or two martinis in, talking about my ‘small’ film, when the president of Paramount said, ‘Yeah, that’s what we’re here to talk about. I’m going to get fucking fired if I don’t have a big franchise.’ It was right when the economy was in the dump. When you do these movies you instantly give 2,000 jobs. So I was like, ‘Okay—as long as I can figure out how to get creatively excited about this.’"
Either way, the Michael Bay PULP FICTION-like film never got made, and here we are on the brink of TRANSFORMERS: DARK SIDE OF THE MOON.
Prior to making TRANSFORMERS: DARK SIDE OF THE MOON, Bay and his screenwriter for the film, Ehren Kruger, made a list of the dos and don'ts of the rest of the TRANSFORMERS series.
1. No sand.
2. No “dorky” humor.
3. When robots die they are really going to die and we show that.
4. We’re not bringing people back.
5. Give the robots more weight in the movie.
I'll be holding Bay to that list come July 1 when the movie opens.
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