Once upon a time, uber-director Michael Bay (Transformer, Bad Boys II) said that he would never shoot a film in 3D. Then he relented, and it was announced that the third, and reportedly final, installment in his mega-successful Transformers series, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, would be coming at you in three glorious dimensions. The fact that movies like Avatar made more money than, well, any movie ever made, probably had something to do with that decision.
However, over the holiday weekend rumors began floating around that the 3D process is not going smoothly for Bay and his cadre of giant robots. The word â€œunusableâ€ has been bandied about in regards to all of those pricey 3D shots that have been filmed thus far.
Bay, never one to mince words, wasted no time in rebuffing these reports by writing on his blog:
Wow, I read these morons on the internet who think they are in the know. â€œWe have have problems with our 3D????â€ Really? Come into my edit room and I will show you beautiful 3D. There has never been a live action show that has pushed the boundaries of 3D like Transformers 3. We shot the entire movie with 3D cameras. I actually loved shooting in 3D. I will give full details of my process and why I liked 3D in the next week right before the Transformers announcement piece comes out on Tron and Narnia.
So now you know where Bay stands on this issue. While his films are not always critical successes, they do have a tendency to strike a chord with the moviegoing public, and rake in absurd amounts of money, which is probably a nice feeling for him. It doesn’t really matter if the rumors are true, even if the film looks like garbage people will still flock to theaters to see the Autobots and Decepticons leap off the screen.
So from the sound of Bay’s rant, and the phrase â€œannouncement pieceâ€, it appears that a trailer, or at least some sort of teaser will accompany Tron: Legacy, and the latest Chronicles of Narnia film, Voyage of the Dawn Treader, both of which open in December.