So I've been paying close attention to all the movie news coming out. I guess it has seeped into my subconscious pretty deeply, because last night I actually had a very vivid, very realistic dream. In my dream, Michael Bay died in a tragic car accident during a brief recess from filming the principle scenes in Transformers 3. In my dream everything seemed plausible (as it always does in a dream) but even after I woke up, I had to check the internet to make sure it hadn't happened. In the fashion that the media usually reacts to a high profile untimely death, suddenly Mr. Bay was no longer maligned by critics and fans, but rather heralded as the second coming of John Ford, a true American original, a national treasure, a genius. An expedited afterthought was, of course, Transformers 3. It was hands across the world for this film, the last work of the late, great Michael Bay. Who would rise to assume the mantle of leadership, bravely stepping up in an effort to bring honor to the fallen genius? It was a media bonanza. Weeks went by. Rumors swirled as to who was the rightful heir to the film - would Spielberg step up and avenge his friend and protege? James Cameron expressed great interest in helming the last half of the job. Neil Blomkamp's name was heard on the lips of studio execs. Transformers 3 was suddenly at the center of an epic, unprecedented real life drama. In the end of my dream, it was James Cameron who finished the project. Buzz over the film was glowing with radiant positivity. The masterful action sequencing of Michael Bay with James Cameron helming the editing and directing process. The media love fest culminated as a somewhat genuine teary eyed Cameron told E! News at the red carpet Hollywood premier, "This one's for Michael." The movie was universally regarded as the best of the trilogy, and when I watched it, I couldn't help but agree. Then, I woke up. Anyway. My morbid question is, what would the real life scenario likely be if this were really to happen? Who would take over for Bay? What would the reception really be like?