Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Transformers director vows not to direct sequel

Everyone has something on their mind these days that they want to achieve saying that if it isn't then they want nothing at all. They forgive nothing - not even themselves; nor even the people who - in the past - supported them.

This is the case with Michael Bay who along with Paramount brought the childhood heroes Transformers from a bunch of child's play toys in the 80's to the big screen spectacular that hit the cinemas this year all across the globe, grossing more than $600 million dollars in just a few days and making it the most successful movie that Hollywood has come up with since Independence Day and Pearl Harbor.

But, since the next generation industry has been in sway moves for the past two years over which side to support - be it the HD-DVD or Blu-Ray, a lot of studios have had a tough decision to come up with a winner; which until now is still an unprcendeted move that the entire entertainment industry awaits over who will topple who.

Now, Paramount & Dreamworks have decided to pullout their support for both formats and push it all the way for the HD-DVD. Stating that since the HD-DVD is lower in manufacturing costs it will be easier to supply to the consumer industry.

Having said that, Michael Bay the director of the Transformers movie epic, vowed not to direct the sequel by responding on his blog;


I want people to see my movies in the best formats possible. For them to deny people who have Blu-ray sucks! They were progressive by having two formats. No Transformers 2 for me!



- Michael responds to Paramount's abandonment of Blu-Ray: 'No Transformers for me!'

- Paramount, Dreamworks dropping Blu-Ray in favor of HD-DVD exclusivity


muscati said...

Read this

Although Blu-ray discs are outselling HD-DVD by two to one in the US, neither format has really turned out to be a winner. Most people are sitting on the fence waiting for one to emerge as an overall winner before they buy a player.

Sleepless In Muscat said...

thanks for the link Muscati.

interesting development