Just because the writers strike was on doesn’t mean people were not writing movies. It just means they couldn’t TELL YOU they were writing movies. And nothing can be done with their work until the strike was officially done. Michael Bay wrote Transformers 2. Kinda.
“I’ve been writing Transformers 2. We’ve got our characters all designed. I always write all my scripts, my movies anyway so at least I’ve got something to give the writers. It’s like a template. We have a really good outline so I worked on that.”
I like that despite the strike, Michael Bay was not just getting a tan and sipping Coladas. He actually had some work set aside to offer to the writers so that right out of the gate they had an outline to start on. His hopes are that they won’t miss the original slated release date of June 26/09.
I like that he admits he already has all the characters designed (3d Modelers and concept artists do not belong to the WGA), so now we get to fuss and speculate on the final roster. Everyone is barking about Soundwave, so I doubt he would overlook him.
Oh wait. Mr Bay also said that he was going to feed the media false information about Transformers 2 so we are always going to be second guessing his statements now. I am hoping that statement alone was his only deception.