With Transformers: Dark of the Moon having a mammoth runtime of 155 minutes it’s hard to imagine there was much left on the cutting room floor for the DVD and Blu-ray release, but in a recent interview Shia LaBeouf said there’s “hours and hours” of footage that didn’t make the cut. Most of it involves talking.
“Because we’re 3-D, you’re shooting digital all the time,” LaBeouf told MTV News. “The beauty for us is, let’s say I’m doing a scene with [John] Malkovich or Frances [McDormand] or [Patrick] Dempsey or even Rosie [Huntington-Whiteley] — we’d just riff. You’ve got hours and hours of all that … where you’re just riffing and ad libbing and trying to come up with lines.”
One short scene that was cut featured John Malkovich’s boss as he leaves a meeting with LaBeouf, Huntington-Whiteley and a few Autobots.
“It was just a little tiny thing where I go back to Rosie after I leave the apartment and try to get her number,” Malkovich explained. “That’s the kind of thing that could be true to the character and could not be true to the character — hard to say — but is utterly superfluous to the forward movement of the film.
“You’re a figure in someone else’s dream, and however their dream plays out is the way it is,” he added.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon has only just been released so talk involving the DVD and Blu-ray is a bit premature, but it is likely Paramount will set a release date for the end of the year. The Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen DVD/Blu-ray contained lots of extra features, so we can expect the same for Bay’s final Transformers movie.