Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by sevenlima, Nov 17, 2016.
There's any another director could be a tf fan and direct the movies ?
I'd be curious to see what you'd bring to the table.
Do you like explosions and stupid humor? GREAT NEWS.
Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder. Chris for quality assistance and Zack to continue Bay's style of action.
As much as Zack Snyder would be a bad choice on account of the questionable plot quality regarding the reception of his DC films, if Suckerpunch was any indication we'd get significantly more CGI-based fight scenes or smarter CGI use in general.
Are they known to be Transformers fans? Because that's what we're discussing here.
I don't know, but it is still related to the topic. Also, I don't know if you mean that a demeaning way or not, but if so, your attitude is unneeded.
I didn't mean it as demeaning. OP was asking specifically about directors who were also TF fans.
I'm, I guess, a minority in these parts as I do like Nolan as a director. But he's riding the line of "truely impressive" and "up his own ass." I liked Interstellar a lot, I liked the Dark Knight Trilogy, but that level of heady, emotional brooding would not fit TFs in my opinion. He certainly wouldn't make a bad film, just probably would feel any more fitting. plus, his stories are always very human stories, and would likely be from a human perspective. Transformers needs to be more fun and upbeat than Nolan is known for.
Snyder is as much a hack as Bay. At least Bay's movies often look realistic. Snyder's just as bad but in addition all his movies look really cheesy and phoney. (sometimes the unrealism works for something like 300, sometiems it looks terrible in BvS) A TF movie under him would look even worse than what we've got, and would probably have even weirder, stupider ideas.
Of all the flavour-of-the-month directors to ever be tossed around by fans whenever a new movie comes out that's good, I still maintian James Gunn would be the best. Y'know, if he or anyone else in Hollywood gave one ounce of respect to TFs. He knows how to respect yet update source material, he's not afraid of making CGI charatcers into fully fleshed out characters, his genral humour and tone is fitting, (or at least GotG was more fitting. Not sure about , say, Super's tone ) plus his... odder ideas would feel right at home with some of the weird but wonderful things TFs has done in the past.
I don't think the director needs to be a fan.
Sometimes a director being a fan works out well for everyone but other times being a fan gets in the way of making a good movie. Take Peter Jackson for example. People were praising Peter Jackson for being a huge Tolkien geek when he pulled off some great Lord of the Rings movies. But being a Tolkien geek got in the way during The Hobbit. I'm a big original King Kong fan like Peter Jackson is but his King Kong movie isn't a very good movie even for King Kong fans.
If the next director isn't a fan that is okay if they can find the spirit of Transformers and they can find a way to thread the needle between what old fans want and what is going to work for people discovering Transformers for the first time. It would also be nice if they got someone who had more going on than action, I love action but there are so many other aspects of Transformers that I'd like to see the movies tap.
Peter Jackson's King Kong is one of the best, most faithful and loving tributes to an existing film I've ever seen. Any fan of the original should absolutely ADORE his remake.
And Christopher Nolan IS a fan of Michael Bay at least, fwiw.
While not a great example on account of how unfinished the script felt, Warcraft still did an excellent job handling the Orcs as being a people as opposed to LOTR ripoffs on steroids and painted green. While still unquestionably the more antagonistic side because Gul'Dan is kinda the main villain who literally runs on souls like batteries, the film still manages to give glimpses into their cultural norms and concepts - warrior's honor above all else. And the Orcs were almost entirely pure CGI along with the equally near purely-CGI backgrounds so a non-human antagonistic faction being given even that kind of depth is rather notable.
The director and co-script writer Duncan Jones is also a rising star despite only having two prior films under his belt - his critically acclaimed debut film Moon and 2011's Source Code which also reportedly performed quite well. His next film is Mute in 2017, another sci-fi thriller in which the main character is legitimately unable to speak, which sounds like quite a challenge to pull off. I certainly would keep tabs on him as a potential good fit for doing a TF film far down the line since two praised sci-fi thrillers and currently the director who made the best video game adaption film in history (didn't break even but the film isn't actually bad by any means - it manages to not feel too much like a LOTR retread which in of itself is impressive) could mean the right kind of mindset for handling the Transformers at some point.
Shia Leboeuf has absolutely nothing to do with the films of Duncan Jones, lol.
Have you even SEEN Source Code?
Nope, but for some reason I thought I saw Shia in a trailer for it. No idea why given I don't even recall what film that trailer was attached to - it just involved a train and constant time looping every time the train blew up - but you are correct that he's not in it. My bad on that one, but also besides the point of the thread anyway.
Now I've got no idea if he's a fan or not, but I've said before, I'd be totally down for a Neill Blomkamp directed TF movie. I absolutely loved District 9 and Chappie.
Same here...and Elysium, too!
He IS a known fan of the Star Wars and RoboCop movies as well as Masters of the Universe plus he's the right age to be a G1 dork so it's a pretty safe bet he grew up loving Transformers, too.
Spielberg will be too old in 2018-19 to direct.
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