When Paramount announced that we would be seeing Transformers 3 in 2011 Michael Bay replied with “No way. My brain needs a break from fighting robots”, and insisted that July 2012 would be a better release date. Now Bay has revealed to MTV that he would like to do a smaller movie (gasp!) in-between Transformers 2 and 3, which would be a smaller, Pulp Fiction-type movie.
“I would like to take a year off,” Bay explained to us recently, tempering expectations of a “Transformers 3” production by saying he wants to get away from outer-space robots and focus on humans for a while. “I might do a small movie in-between.”
So one has to wonder: Can there be such a thing as a “small” Michael Bay film?
“There can be,” laughed the filmmaker. “I have a small little movie I keep wanting to do.”
Although Bay wouldn’t cough up details on the film’s plot and said it is currently untitled, he is making plans to film it next year for a small budget, and has had his eye on the script for some time. “It’s good,” he explained. “It’s like a ‘Pulp Fiction’-type of movie.”
“[It’s based on] a true story, and it’s very funny,” Bay added, citing another departure from his typical, action-oriented intensity. “It’s a dark comedy.”
Looking at Bay’s past films he hasn’t really done a ‘small’ movie. The only low budget stuff he has done include a few music videos from the early 90’s. Seeing Bay take on a smaller movie with considerably less explosions will be both interesting and refreshing.