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Old 01-08-2008, 03:24 PM   #53
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Default Re: The Transformers 2 news,info, etc thread

From the front page:

Lorenzo di Bonaventura on G.I. Joe, Transformers 2
Source: IESB January 8, 2008

IESB has posted a great interview with G.I. Joe and Transformers 2 producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura in which he provides updates on both projects.

About G.I. Joe, he says that shooting starts in five weeks, that you can expect more casting announcements in the next few weeks, and he talks about the cast members so far and storyline. Here are just a few clips:

It's a tricky balance. One, you want to keep the story elements secret. I can say this very convincingly, if you're a Joe vs. Cobra fan, then you will be feel incredibly happy about the movie... I would say a Batman Begins. Well, I would say this, it would be more like the original Batman in the sense that you know, it's really taking a comic book, have you seen the original cartoon movie? The Joe movie?... If you would you say the original GI Joe movie was like the original Batman movie with Jack Nicholson then I would say this is like Batman Begins.

He added that they are targeting a June 2 start for Transformers 2, but that date is up in the air because of the writers strike:

We're nowhere because of the strike, we won't know until we come back. We have a very fine outline and we know exactly where we want go with the movie but until this writers strike comes back, we'll find out exactly where we are. Michael is completely on top of every detail. He's designed a lot of great stuff already. He's got a lot of great sequences imagined but you know, he needs some writers to work with before he's ready to go, so I would say June 2nd is an unofficial start, it's the target date we'd like to go for but, you know, we've got to get some writers to help us.

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