Well its official: We have a great Transformers 3 story. The release date is now July 1st 2011. Not 2012.
Today is Day One. This morning started with an ILM meeting for five hours in San Francisco. Currently I'm flying with writer Ehren Kruger to Rhode Island to talk to Hasbro about new characters.
P.S. Megan Fox, welcome back. I promise no alien robots will harm you in any way during the production of this motion picture. Please consult your Physician when working under my direction because some side effects can occur, such as mild dizziness, intense nausea, suicidal tendencies, depression, minor chest hair growth, random internal hemorrhaging and inability to sleep. As some directors may be hazardous to your health, please consult your Doctor to determine if this is right for you.
Pain and Gain is right after shooting of Trans 3.
This puts it up against the Peter Berg-directed Battleship, also based on a Hasbro property, so we're guessing Universal will be moving that adaptation somewhere else.
Transformers made $709.7 million worldwide and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen has made $832.4 million.
The summer of 2011 is shaping up to be quite amazing. You can check out the May through August releases that year here. (And don't forget Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is scheduled for Summer 2011 but doesn't have a firm date yet!)
UPDATE: Universal and Hasbro have already moved Battleship from July 1, 2011 to August 5, 2011, so Transformers 3 now has the spot to itself.
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