Who should direct the next big TF movie?

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by Rais Hussain, May 13, 2019.

  1. sevenlima

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    I wish could direct TLK sequel, but is never gonna happen.
     
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    Zach Snyder's a good pick! I enjoy his visual style.
     
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    Indeed!, Man of Steel and Superman v Batman had astonishing visuals and in general just amazing action.
     
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    Tbch I'd love to see Taika Waititi take a crack at a Transformers movie. Especially after his work on Thor Ragnarok
     
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    Yes, I enjoyed the look and feel of all those movies!
     
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    I'd say they should concentrate on doing & mastering smaller films first, before doing a big one again. IMO, folks like James Gunn, The Russos, Jon Favreau, John Woo, and I'd even throw in Kathryn Bigelow & Ava Duvernay. . .BB was a good start and Christina Hodson was a good example writingwise. . .And when they can do a big one, hire the 2 guys that wrote Avengers: Endgame to handle writing duties. . .
     
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    I'll add the guy who did "Alita: Battle Angel" (Robert Rodriguez) to my list. I don't know much about him outside of that, but I adored the visual style of that movie, and it's clear he knows how to handle big CGI robots.

    I wouldn't call him awful. He's implied that a lot of Uprising's faults were because of studio interference. They made him cut important plot points, and insert pointless memes for pandering. Under the right people, he could make a great film. He's worked on Daredevil, which seems to be loved. I personally loved Uprising, even with it's flaws. Sure, it felt more generic than the first film, but I thought some aspects actually exceeded it. I liked Uprising's main leads much better than the first film's leads (although I liked the supporting characters in the first film better).

    Sure there are better directors than Travis Knight, but he put out a dang good Transformers movie. When these discussions come up, I tend to look for directors who could potentially do that, not necessarily the best directors in Hollywood. We're never going to get Christopher Nolan or Peter Jackson to do a Transformers movie. We'll probably never even get someone like Del Toro. Transformers really doesn't need a visionary director, it just needs someone who can make a fun movie, and make it well.
     
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    Agreed - I meant to say the guy who did Alita Battle Angel, too. Thoroughly enjoyed that movie.
     
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    Edgar Wright would be great though i imagine it wouldn't be long before conflicting interests would arise like when Disney initially got him for antman
     
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    Paramount actually seems pretty lenient with their directors in comparison to Disney (although I think that had more to do with Marvel specifically). Both Knight and Bay seemed to have a lot of creative freedom. I'm still shocked that Paramount let Travis Knight (an almost unknown director) make a Transformers movie with only three robot battles (none during the middle act, aside from that brief Optimus flashback). There were only two fights before the Cybertron scene was added. It's shocking they approved that when you consider big robot action has always been the main appeal of the series. You certainly wouldn't see that amount of restraint allowed in a Marvel movie.
     
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    Rodriguez seems to have a lot of diversity. He did kid movies like Spy Kids and also did R rated movies like Sin City and Machete.
     
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    A lot can be said about Michael Bay, but from everything I heard about the making of the movie he was super supportive of Travis Knight making the movie he wanted to make. Michael Bay is a name that can get a lot of shit done, that probably had something to do with it.
     
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    Wes Ball would be great for an animated TF movie.
    Here’s a really cool demo reel from his cancelled Mouse Guard movie. Really disappointed that he couldn’t make it.


    And maybe there is some interest on his side....
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    Yupp.. Zack Snyder visual style quite amazing.
     
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    Zack Snyder is honestly my top choice for a Transformers movie, but I don’t think that he would ever do it.
     
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    Michael bay is a thing of past, the Russo brothers are the future.
     
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    after watching shazam I nominate David Sandberg as the ideal tf movie director
     
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    Would you want a Transformers film directed by Steven Spielberg himself?
     
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    not really, at this point i feel he's told all the stories he wanted to
     
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    If we get a Spielberg that is on top of his game a TF movie from him would feel epic like an Avengers film.
    But, and this is just me speculating, I feel Spielberg is a "character first" director, and seeing as how the stars of the films are CGI robots we'd still suffer from the same thing that has plagued the TF movie franchise from movie one: focusing on the human characters.
    There are many directors that from a visual standpoint could make a great TF movie, but i want a movie where the TFs ARE the focus of the movie, not sharing the spotlight.
    While I would prefer to keep seeing TF movies on the big screen, i wouldnt mind if Hasbro hired some of the top anime studios to produce direct to video movies like DC has over the past few years.
     
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