Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by krishnanspace, Feb 16, 2016.
'Transformers 6' Will Be a Lower-Cost 'Bumblebee' Spinoff - Hollywood Reporter
Probably around $100 Million, can't see it costing $50 Million or something like that. The CGI is expensive.
I'm sure everyone on this board would have predicted this.
Then how was District 9 produced on a $30 million budget with almost entirely CGI only aliens (only time physical representations were used were for static bodies in a hospital) that looked like this?
Between that level of detail and then everything with the Prawn Mech, there is a lot that can be done with CGI on a budget that this movie proves.
Cgi is expensive so Bumblebee will remain in car mode the entire film.
Maybe the lower budget signifies a shorter running time. If so, then I say thank goodness. Don't get me wrong, I love Bumblebee (my username should indicate that), but we need shorter running times for these movies. Transformers: Age of Extinction is a shining example of that.
I agree that the BB movie probably won't have a Deadpool-level budget let alone a budget of over $100,000,000. Actually my money bets that since all previous installments - and undoubtedly TF5 - are close to $200 million, the Bumblebee movie will probably be ... ... $150 million. Or close to. Wild guess anyway.
Somehow, since last Friday, the plans for the Movie-verse have me curiouser and curiouser.
That's a good thing honestly.
It sure would be nice if Bumblebee could regain the ability to speak for his solo movie. If he doesn't, my already low interest in this will drop further.
Nothing against fans of the TF movie franchise, I'm glad for those of you who enjoy what the films bring. I enjoyed the first couple for what they were, but the last two installments haven't done anything for retaining my interest.
My hope is that the spin-off Bumblebee movie will have more substance and quality to it than what Michael Bay has turned out, though I'm not holding my breath.
Yeah, I'm sure the Bumblebee movie is inspired by the Deadpool movie. Oh, except for two major things:
1. Deadpool is rated R and actually a cool character that isn't a walking cliche.
2. The movie was actually good.
I can't imagine the horrors of a TF movie with a smaller budget based on their most boring character of all time, movie Bumblebee. Even with a large budget these movies are a disaster.
I also see zero interest in this from the public. It is going to be a very hard sell for them. TF5 already is going to be, at least in the U.S.
Again, when will there be focus on Decepticons? From what I've read, the Autobots are always the focus. G1 actually gave both factions a decent air-time that was somewhat equivalent for most/all episodes.
Also, I hope for The Tranformers: The Movie 2.
Low budget means low budget. CGI is cheaper than all the explosions and set dressing Bay uses.
Complain about Bay all you like, but the reason his films look so realistic is because even though the Transformers are CGI, the sets 90% practical effects, and expensive ones too.
That doesn't make any sense - the number of Autobots, a.k.a. the ones who most of the robot time is going to focus on, in the first film is the same between the first film and AoE, not counting Ratchet and Leadfoot because they just reused the CGI models developed for DOTM and only showed up for a few seconds each.
Additionally, beyond the first film, every TF film has had a giant CGI money sink white elephant. ROTF had Devestator, DOTM had Shockwave's worm, and AoE had that idiotic magnet ship thing. And none of these actually contributed directly to the plot in a meaningful way beyond causing more damage in the middle of a warzone.
But the trade off was MORE CGI present in the film - particuarly in both main characters given that
the human drank the bug juice and was turning into one for the whole film.
What good is higher quality CGI when its utilization as a tool in cinematography is poorly used?
And it paid off immensely - on a $30 million budget, District 9's box office total was almost ten times that amount.
It sounds like there's more money going into on-site filming and paying actor salaries than the actual CGI.
Lower cost budget means a disappointment, Hasbro stupid they just don't get it.
A Transformers movie without Bay directing it? Gotta celebrate!
Don't hold your breath. Every movie after ROTF was supposed to have a different director but Bay was asked to come back. Who's to say he won't do this one too?
You want Hasbro to risk overinvestment and potential bankruptcy? Then may I suggest you read up on the United Artists film company...
Not according to this article here:
Transformers Bumblebee Spinoff Will Be Done At A Lower Cost And Without Michael Bay | Comicbook.com
Give it a month or two. There's a 50/50 chance he will in fact direct. I've seen this pattern before.
If he doesn't, good to see what another director can do. If he does, I won't be surprised.
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