Teaser Trailer for Transformers: Dark of the Moon Debuts; Michael Bay Not That Involved
12.10.10 by Ryan
In June, director Michael Bay mentioned that the upcoming sequel, Transformers: Dark of the Moon would deal with the space race between the U.S. and former U.S.S.R. by tying in "what we know as history growing up as kids with what really happened." The first example of what Bay was talking about is evident in the first teaser trailer, which was just released by Paramount.
For those intrigued by the teaser trailer, credit is due to...someone other than Bay. The director told Collider he was not involved in the making of the first of "a couple of teasers."
Was I involved? I wasn’t that involved, because I was in the thick of shooting. But now that I’m back, I’ll be much more involved in the teaser aspect and stuff. But I think it’s just good to get the name out there, that we’re coming.
While Bay says that the teaser does include "movie footage," he admits that several of the effects shots are "turkey" shots.
Well, some of them are [finished], like the one where it’s a helicopter shot. Them walking on the Moon? That’s still a turkey shot. Meaning it’s not… The effect isn’t blended enough. The inside of the ship is not blended enough, the character that we find is not a fully done model of that character yet We’re still doing changes and so those shots will change, but I think they’re good enough for use right now.
While Bay likes this first teaser, expect a more "exciting" teaser next time.
We’re going to have a couple of teasers. [This trailer] teases you... It’s just not... Is it exciting? I don’t know. When I look at it, I think it’s cool, but is it exciting? I don’t think it’s exciting.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon opens on July 1, 2011. Shia LaBeouf, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel, and John Turturro return, and are joined by newcomers Patrick Dempsey, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, John Malkovich, and Frances McDormand. Steven Spielberg produced the sequel.