Michael Bay has sounded off in his “shootfortheedit” forums again with news of a recently held screening and completion of the next trailer for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
The screening was for two people only: Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg. In Bay’s words, “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 than 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.”
Bay goes on to mention the next trailer will debut with Wolverine on May 1. “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.”
Wolverine is not the film anyone expected the next Transformers trailer to debut with. First of all it is distributed by Fox, not Paramount. Even though the demographic matches an equally big Paramount film, Star Trek, comes out a mere week later. That seems like a more likely fit.
Regardless of studio alliances and marketing plans, I prefer a week earlier attached to Wolverine. Who wouldn’t!
Check out Bay’s post and accompanying thread here.