Great news for you fans of idiotic noisy giant-robot movies starring pickup-truck-rolling, left-hand-crushing young men and trash-talking, raven-haired gum-popping starlets: Director Michael Bay has said the third installment of Transformers is coming out in 2011, not 2012, and is already gearing up for production.
Writing on his official blog page, the Bayster makes the announcement himself:
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.
Reading between the lines it feels to us like Bay is trying to publicly let Fox know he's read her BS statements about him in the news, isn't amused and wants her to shut up and get back to work. You may recall Fox was quoted comparing the auteur to Hitler, leading some anonymous "crew members" to accuse her of being a rude diva, leading Bay to say, no, really, she's great, I love her. Whatever.
When does District 10 begin?