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Bay Talks Transformers, Friday the 13th and Ouija July 16, 2008 4:28 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Friday the 13th, Interviews, Movies, News, Ouija, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
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Michael Bay recently gave an interview with Entertainment Weekly, in which the director discussed a few of his upcoming films, including Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, of which he told the magazine the following:

When we were writing the script, I said to the writers, “I hate sequels that try to make it to the third movie. Pretend like we’re never having a third movie, so let’s go for broke on the second one. I hate those cliffhangers! Let’s just make this movie stand on its own.” I really feel this movie is not a forced sequel. I think the script is really good, and I think it’s got a lot of new stuff in it. There are a lot of rumors out there, but we’ve released a lot of fake stuff. We’ve done a really good job of keeping things secret.

On the Friday the 13th remake, Bay offered this:

It’s a reconception of the original. We’re introducing a whole group of new kids. What we always try to do is add a little bit of freshness to these movies that were really scary back then and update them for a new audience.

Bay continued, teasing:  “You’re just not going to believe the first 12 minutes! It’s a twist in itself.”

On Ouija, Bay told EW that it’s still early on as they’ve just started meeting with writers and that there’s only a plot outline written for it.  Bay also said that he’s just producing it and at the moment will not be directing.

Source: Entertainment Weekly (via ComingSoon.net)

Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes Producing movie based on Ouija board game June 4, 2008 10:00 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Hasbro, Movies, News, Ouija.
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Platinum Dunes, the production co. headed by Michael Bay, will be producing Ouija, a movie based on the popular Hasbro board game of the same name, according to THR.  The movie is the first that Hasbro has lined up with Universal (who will distribute the film) of several planned board game-to-film adaptations.