A couple of months ago a leaked script appeared on the internet. The author of this online article, from which said script may be downloaded, believes it to be the real article - of course an early draft, but real nonetheless. For anybody who loathes movie spoilers, I suggest not even clicking on the link. If you have already read this script or are not bothered by possible spoilers, this thread is for your discussion needs. I find it extremely hard to believe this is the actual first draft. Here I will enumerate the reasons. ***BEGIN SPOILER AREA*** 1. The sheer enormity and prominence of the robot cast is nothing like the first two. We meet about 50 new robots, both Autobots and Decepticons, all of whom are G1 cartoon mainstays. I'll get back to that, but it goes to saying that there is very little human involvement compared to the first two films. It is a 2 hour G1 episode with only obligatory ties to Bay's movies. 2. This script is absolutely slavishly devoted to G1 - as a matter of fact, it uses the plot device of time travel to outright negate the events of the first films in the end result and include G1 cartoon continuity complete with references to the events of the 1986 movie mentioned as factual. Mind boggling, fascinating, but above all, too much of a fan-masturbation to be real. 3. Given the hugeness of robot roles in the movie, it would be nearly all CG - there really isn't much for Michael Bay to do but supervise the VFX team. I just can't see this happening. Not to mention the astronomical cost. 4. The bulk of the story takes place in 1982, and the altmodes of all the bots are period appropriate. What's in it for GM or other automotive sponsors? Not to mention the elaborate and costly nature of filming a period movie AND the extensive, copious amounts of design work that would be needed. 5. Finally, this script is intelligently written and a thoroughly good read, but already mentioned spoilers about the plot mentioned by Lorenzo Di Buonaventura border on outright contradiction of it. In addition, the characters in the script bear no resemblence to the A-list actors already cast and the descriptions of their roles. I.e., Frances MacDormand, Patrick Dempsey, and John Malkovich. All in all, I'd be doing backflips if this were the real thrust of T3, but I just don't see it happening. Thoughts?