The writers strike is well and truly over, so now life can continue as normal, movies can be made and we can all look forward to them and live happily ever after. However, like a good (or bad) M. Night Shyamalan film, there is always something coming that will either take you by surprise, or make you roll your eyes and sigh ‘not again’. In this case it is the latter. The possibility of a Screen Actors Guild Strike has been lingering over Hollywood, and especially Micheal Bay, for some time. From SHH:
“If there is a strike, we shut down, but shutting down isn’t that big a deal,” Bay told the trade. “You make accommodations, you make a deal with vending houses on equipment and on the stages where you are shooting. You hope for the best, but you can’t be incapacitated by the possibility that there will be a strike. We’ve got to get this town back to work. I can’t imagine anyone wants another strike, we’re all tired. Hopefully clearer heads will prevail.”
Bay said that the sequel is still recovering from the writers strike, and that he’s playing catch-up after getting back his trio of writers, Ehren Kruger, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.
“They did a detailed outline before the writer’s strike, and now they are in Michael Bay jail, holed up in a hotel and working feverishly,” Bay said. “We’re paying for a beautiful suite and they are getting a lot of work done. Hiring three writers was unusual, but it has been a godsend in getting us to where we need to be. Somehow you find a way to get it done.”
Transformers 2 has been trying to climb its way up the pre-production hill for a while now, and with the writers strike over it seemed that struggle was at an end. I really hope the actors don’t go on strike, as it would just makes things worse for the Transformers gang. Actors get paid enough as it is anyway, they have no reason to strike! I wont allow it!