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Michael Bay Talks Transformers 2 and 3; Calls 3D “a gimmick”

michaelbay-040609While at ShoWest last week, director Michael Bay, who won the Vanguard Award for Excellence in Filmmaking, took some time out to discuss other things relating to Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, the announced sequel and 3D, which he calls “a gimmick”.  More highlights after the jump.Highlights assembled via Collider:

  • Not involved with The Birds remake.
  • Isn’t considering 3D for Transformers 3 (which he says he hasn’t decided on directing yet — wants to wait to see how 2 does)
  • Believes Paramount is playing “studio games” RE: the announced 2011 date for Transformers 3 as a way to keep the date away from competition
  • Budget for Transformers 2 was $200 million.  He came in $4 million under and they’re using the extra money on more effects

You can watch what Bay had to say in the video embedded below.  Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen hits conventional and IMAX theaters on June 24, 2009.  Transformers 3 is currently set for a July 1, 2011 release.