How much do you think a completely CGI Transformers film would cost?

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  1. BluRayHiDef

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    Well, I'm pretty sure that most of us want to see a completely CGI Transformers film that takes place on Cybertron. However, I think the main problem would be the budget and the production schedule. I read somewhere that it takes ILM about 36 hours to render a single frame of a Cybertronian robot in these films. So, how feasible do you think this would be?

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    Just to be clear, I'm talking about a film with CGI quality which compares to that of the previous three Transformers films by Michael Bay. So, the robots would be just as detailed and realistic as what we've seen in the previous films and the background would be of equal quality.
     
  2. sideswipe88

    sideswipe88 Stig's Asian Cousin

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    Enough to buy me a million Bugatti's :p  J/K
     
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    I'd expect it would be cheaper to make than DotM was. A live-action movie requires actors, staff, props, cameras, vehicles, sets, pyrotechnics, microphones, stunt doubles, crowd control; the list goes on. A fully CGI movie needs none of that.
     
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    Seriously, do you think the cost and amount of time it would take to render everything are what would prevent this from being made?
     
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    So, how much do you think it would cost? $150,000,000?
     
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    Expensive. RANGO was made by ILM, it was their first full length CGI movie, and it cost $135 Million. But CGI Films can be Pricey. Wall-E ended up at around $180M. So anywhere between those two numbers would be a good guess.
     
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    I'd sure like to know what numbers you are basing that '150 million' off of.

    A producer acquaintance of mine says that CGI is not cheap, but it's also nowhere near as exorbitant as people often love to say it is.
     
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    Cars 2 cost $200 million. Double that, at least, for a realistic TF movie.
     
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  12. BluRayHiDef

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    I personally think it would cost way more than $150,000,000. I only suggested that much because the user I was replying to implied that it would cost less than DotM, which cost ~$195,000,000 to make. I personally think it would cost at least~$300,000,000.
     
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    A full length CGI Bayformer movie would easily be in the 300-500 million range
     
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    It will need the most advanced Computers ever... I think
     
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    This....and probably does not even include marketing cost yet
     
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    LOL @ "Bayformers". It's such a funny term. Do you even think Michael Bay would be necessary for a full CGI film, in order to capture the visual and directing style of the last three films? Since he's used to directing films traditionally with cameras, he probably would not agree anyway.
     
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    A live action full on CGI movie would cost as much as Avatar. A cartoon CGI movie would cost in between 150 million and 200 million dollars.
     
  18. doctajones428

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    Not really, it's just alot more rendering time across many many top of the line computers. It's possible but would take like 50+ years combined of rendering time (I read the final day of rendering of DOTM took a total 20 some years of rendering time combined)
     
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    I'm talking about the designs of the robots in his movies; thousand upon thousand of individual parts per robot
     
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    I'd have to agree.

    What's the average between TF2 and TF3? (for reference)
     

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