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In what amounts to little more than a throwaway line in an interesting article detailing the between between the principals of DreamWorks and its current parent company, Paramount, we're given confirmation on when we should expect to see the sequel to this summer's Transformers. With the film grossing over $700 million worldwide (and a big DVD release on the way that will shovel more money into the coffers), a Transformers 2 was a foregone conclusion. And now, thanks to LA Times scribe Claudia Eller, we know that Summer 2009 is when it's set to hit screens. Both Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay are signed on, according to the article.

Those of you who loved/hated the wall-to-wall making-of coverage while the first film was in production should prepare for more of the same in 2008. After all, the TF sequel should include new robots and new cars for us to gab about. Maybe the second time around, GM will even have some on-screen company from other carmakers, too.

[Source: LA Times via MichaelBay.com]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm guessing a Chevy Volt will make an appearance. The name will be a good fit for TF and a it should be within a couple years of production
      • 7 Years Ago
      All the cars being GM's wasn't bad but it would be better if they used cars from a variety of manufacturers. That way they could have cars that would play the role better. The Camaro was awesome but some variety would be better and not scream product placement so much.
      • 7 Years Ago
      At least Lockheed-Martin got in on the action, but only because GM doesn't make fighter planes :)
      • 7 Years Ago
      With the movie doing so well the first time around, I am sure there will be plenty of auto makers wanting to have their cars in the movie now.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Nahhh, GM cars only system worked just fine in the first one.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I vote for a Transformers prequel with Cutlass Cieras and Silhouette vans. You know you'd pay to see it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Great movie. It was the first one I've paid to see in years. I look forward to the sequel.

      I'm looking for an Optimus Prime, Bumble Be, and Starscream transformer for my cube at work.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why am i thinking of that aveo transformer gm was giving out to recent aveo buyers ?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I missed it in the theatres and don't know which format the studio makes it is behind. If it's not blu-ray, I guess I won't be seeing it. From what I've heard, I'm willing to risk it.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I bought a XA2 HD DVD player for tokyo drift.(already had a PS3 for BR)

        Just saying there are those who buy a platform because it has a movie. :)
        • 7 Years Ago
        It's HD-DVD, jorvis. No Blu-Ray, unfortunately.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Anybody read the CNN review of transformers 1?

      'At least John Turturro, who shows up at the halfway mark as an unsympathetic government operative, seems to have understood that "manic" is the only appropriate response. First he's stripped to his underpants, then a monstrous machine relieves itself all over him.

      After 144 minutes of "Herbie Goes to War," I knew just how he felt.'
      • 7 Years Ago
      The movie sucked, and it wasn't product placement to blame.

      WHERE WAS THE ATTENTION TO THE ROBOTS THEMSELVES?!?!?! It's like Bay completely missed the concept of TRANSFORMERS and included enough fleshy humans to drown out Optimus and the others. I can forgive Bay on the product placement and whatnot, but for pete's sakes, why did the movie subject the kick-ass robots to second tier status? 25% of the movie was completely pointless and would've been better suited showing the fine American Iron Transform. Of course, it's not as worse as Paul Anderson claiming he played the resident Evil Video games, and then completely chucking it to showcase his wife Milla.

      And i'm not talking to you Mountain Dew Vending Machine Robot. You make that 7-up Robot from M5 Industries look better in comparison.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Seeing that I live right beside Paramounts Kings Dominion, I wonder if we'll be getting a Transformers ride anytime soon. :P

      Can't wait till the DVD comes out!
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