Michael Bay signs multi-year deal with Sony/Columbia

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    TRANSFORMERS Director Michael Bay Signs Multiyear Film And TV Deal With Sony Pictures
    Michael Bay, Sony Pictures Sign Multi-Year First Look Deal

    Bay has inked a new multiyear deal with Sony Pictures, which will see the filmmaker produce film and TV projects for the studio.

    Bay, 55, got his start at Sony with the 1995 release of Bad Boys starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. He directed the sequel and also made an appearance in the latest installment, Bad Boys For Life. Bay’s last run in the director’s chair was for Netflix’s 6 Underground, which has racked up nearly 100 million views.


    Sony is in dire straits, like much of the industry. Anyway, I hope this deal does good to Bay, to Sony and to the audience with some good features.
     
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    And here is a preview of his first show


    Next up a Documentary

    Then a show from the ladies perspective

    Then a reboot of a cartoon classic
     
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    Ok, I want to watch these shows.
     
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    Michael Bay Presents: Sinister Six
     
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    Given his almost incomprehensible downward trajectory from TF2 right through to 6 Underground, this partnership with Sony of all studios - :lol  - makes perfect sense. It's ether that or a Las Vegas residency with the other wash-ups.

    Damn shame he didn't have a few more 13 Hours' is him. As much as I enjoyed a few of his earlier fun action flicks, I think 13 Hours is the only one he's ever done that was completely dramatic, exceptionally well directed, kept all his visual trademarks and PROPER balance of action vs. acting, plot & dialogue, and just all in all considered objectively good across the board. The one & only time he proved he actually COULD be more.
     
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    Michael Bay is a working man’s director. Give him a job, let him have his explosions, get a tidy and profitable movie back on time. He’s kind of like a McDonalds or assembly line employee who shows up in bright green shirts and clown shoes but is so efficient that his bosses don’t care.

    13 Hours felt like a movie that was actually near and dear to his soul as a person and a creative. He may come across another similar story that gets its hooks into him in another ten years. In the meantime, I may not like his movies all that much but he’d be mad to stop getting paid a king’s ransom to do this shit regardless. So strap in, we’re in for a wild ride.
     
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    13 hours was pretty good, forgot he directed it...but six underground was utter shit... the action, the dialogue, all dog shit.
     
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    Finally, the chances for a Paste Pot Pete movie have never been higher!
     
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    I was expecting the Russo brothers but who knows later.
     
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    I don't know if it would prevent them from doing anything else, but last I heard, the Russo brothers were working with Hasbro to develop a Magic: the Gathering series for Netflix.
     
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    He probably will make sci fi movies.
     
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    I think the reason that 13 Hours was as good as it was is because he couldn't screw up the story, given that he had people who lived through the event first hand helping him with recreating what went down. Given that the timeframe of the movie was relatively short, it also means less time for pointless filler scenes. I wish him the best but I don't see Michael Bay putting out any quality movies anytime soon.
     
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    Think Bay would be best served with franchises like Alien and Predator. Ridley Scott screwed the pooch with the Alien prequels.
     
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    Predator I can see, Alien on the other hand........no, no deal.
     
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    Personally, I think Bay would be best suited for directing the Asylum versions of Alien VS Predator. Or, like a six-headed shark-topus film. Where he can make his movies a bizarre as he wants them to be, and the audience expects all the explosions and lunacy that one gets from a Bay film.
     
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