Despite saying filming in 3D is “a pain in the neck to shoot” it seems Paramount has persuaded Transformers director Michael Bay into considering the idea. Filming on Transformers 3 is expected to begin in June, and Bay recently told MTV that we may see some three dimensional robot action next year, depending on how well the tests go.
“It’s a process we’re testing with some ‘Transformers’ scenes,” he said. “How successful it is with my movie in terms of a lot of real stuff coming out of the frame, real dirt, real complicated little particles coming towards the lens, because hopefully that process will work. I’ve seen some tests that look great on other movies. I just want to see how it looks on my footage.”
He also said they would be “adding a lot of new elements” along with “new characters” and “a lot of twists”, which should be interesting. At least twists may encourage the audience to think a little, instead of them just sat covering their ears.
In other Transformers 3 news Michael Bay’s blog was updated yesterday saying there will be big action sequences shot in Chicago and Moscow later this year. This could mean that Russia will be getting invaded by robot aliens this time round, or it could simply be a good place to shoot. The opening sequence of Revenge of the Fallen was set in Shanghai, but it was actually filmed in Pennsylvania.
I guess we will be hearing more news about the film in the upcoming months, and I expect to hear about the casting of a sexually attractive 20 year old female actress in the near future too. Bay will find a way to get some in there, as always.