She may have compared him to Hitler and called him “a nightmare to work for”, but Michael Bay apparently doesn’t hold grudges because Megan Fox has been cast in his newest project: an upcoming remake of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Bay revealed the news on his official blog yesterday with this exciting message:
“TMNT: we are bringing Megan Fox back into the family!”
I can totally see Megan as April O’Neill (I love that I even know the character’s name by heart), but there’s no confirmation on what her role will be. Wouldn’t that be hilarious if Michael Bay turned around and was like, “She’ll be playing Donatello!”?
I’m not sure what happened to bring these two back together again as the whole transformers fallout seemed pretty acrimonious, but I suppose we’ll have to put it down to… turtle power. No, really – I’m leaving now.
February 22, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
… And interestingly enough, she’s the only woman in the Top 10. Others on the list are as follows:
#10 – Simon Cowell, $90 million
#9 – George Lucas, $90 million
#8 – James Patterson, $94 million
#7 – Howard Stern, $95 million
#6 – Tyler Perry, $105 million
#5 – Dr. Dre, $110 million
#4 – Jerry Bruckheimer, $115 million
#3 – Steven Spielberg, $130 million
#2 – Michael Bay, $160 million
#1 – Oprah Winfrey, $165 million
The monetary amounts are calculated by endorsements, profits, upfront pay and advertising work, and doesn’t even factor in whatever these people might be making off the books for … well, for whatever, really. When you’re making that kind of money, there’s lots of ways to fudge the numbers, I suppose.
When you’ve got it, you’ve got it, right? Damn.
August 28, 2012 at 11:30 am by Sarah
Guess who else has been reusing old frames!
Don’t really guess; I’ll just tell you. It’s our old pal, MTV Movie Award-winning director Michael Bay!
Man. I’ve always had this sneaking suspicion I’m being tricked into watching the same movie over and over.
On the one hand it’s a little surprising that Michael Bay would employ a traditional cost-cutting technique, considering Transformers: Dark of the Moon‘s budget of $195 million. On the other, it explains how Bay pumps blockbusters out so quickly, and anyway, once Michael Bay is in love with an explosion, maybe he doesn’t want to mess with perfection? Maybe he said to himself, “This scene from The Island could really only be improved with robots.”
I mean, at least he’s just cribbing from himself.
July 3, 2011 at 5:30 am by Jenn
There are just so many things about this video that blow my mind. Where to start?
OK, so apparently Heidi Montag got an audition for Transformers 3 (OK, how???) and in order the prepare for her audition, Heidi went to a shooting range (!!!) and shot guns (!!!!). Like, actual firearms. Somebody gave Heidi Montag a gun and then filmed her using it. If that’s not a sign that gun control’s a problem, I don’t know what is. Sure, the gun was given to her in a controlled environment, but shouldn’t you have to pass some sort of mental health exam before they give you the bullets?
It looks like this isn’t the first time that Heidi’s used a gun, either. She actually maneuvers her way through a shooting course with alarming grace and speed. Perhaps the Colorado native has a history of hunting that we don’t know about?
Either way: Heidi in Transformers 3? Hell no. Heidi with a gun? Hell-er no.
May 27, 2010 at 2:00 pm by Molls
Her name is Katie Cassidy, she’s David Cassidy‘s daughter and she most recently starred in Michael Bay’s remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, which, if I’m being completely honest was the absolute balls. And I, uh, mean that in a good way.
Since the snooty Fox decided that Transformers was beneath her and wanted to stretch her legs (and nude scenes) in her upcoming indie film, Passion Play, producers for the Transformers franchise didn’t want to waste any time or effort in replacing the “irreplaceable” star, and didn’t find it all that hard to do so, either. A source close to the production dishes:
“Michael worked with Katie on A Nightmare On Elm Street and he sees her as the perfect choice. Megan was unknown when she was cast in the first Transformers and Katie is in that same mold. She even looks a little like Megan — only blonde.”
I’m kind of hoping that this entire “I’m a serious actress!” thing blows up in Megan’s face … I mean, without Michael Bay at her back, she’s probably going to continue to do low-budget indie movies that will end up on the dusty bottom rack of a second-rate movie rental store — if these movies even make it that far, at any rate.
May 21, 2010 at 9:01 am by Sarah
Transformers director Michael Bay somehow got tapped to direct a Victoria’s Secret commercial and to his credit, he managed to get through the whole thing with out a single model being blown to pieces with nothing left on camera but an indestructible lace thong in a crater. However, it’s generally the cheesiest commercial I’ve seen in a long time for anything, let alone women’s underwear (which, unless we’re talking Sears catalog stuff, is fairly impossible to make stupid looking.)
It’s not that he doesn’t deliver exactly what we expect him to: flashy, bright images of ridiculously hot girls doing badass looking things to a soundtrack of heavy metal music, it’s that he blows at making me want this product. And isn’t that the point of a commercial? All I keep thinking is “Why is that font so immature looking?” and “Wait a minute, what is he trying to say here?” What the hell are these chicks supposed to be doing, you guys? Walking through the desert and laying on beds and playing pool and hanging out in houses with beaded door curtains. I don’t get it. Is this a celebration of all things “bad ass”, but in underwear? As ONTD said, “It’s very early 90s, don’t you think?”