Let's take this a different route. Let's say that Michael Bay was never chosen to be the director/producer whatsoever, and had no involvement in the transformers live action franchise. Let's say at the preproduction stage, Paramount decided to choose: Steven Spielburg George Lucas JJ Abrams Roland Emmerich Peter Jackson James Cameron Joel Schumacher Claudio Fragasso ( Troll 2) Any one of these directors to direct/produce/write the first film.. 1. How would the film turn out, based on each of these guy's previous works? 2. Would you go see the movie if you knew any one of the potential candidates was at the helm of transformers?