It seems like a pretty good policy these days that when Michael Bay speaks, we should listen.

Variety spoke with the maverick director, regarding the recently-resolved Directors Guild of America negotiations, and he shared some information on how he's moving forward with Transformers 2, even in the wake of the ongoing writers strike.

"We knew from early on that the writers strike could get ugly, and this (the DGA resolution) has got to bring a little sanity to the situation," Bay said. "I can't do the movie without my writers, but I have been prepping. I'm not in the guild, but I've been writing every day. This strike (is) insane, and a director's responsibility is to the 50 crew members who depend on you for their livelihoods. We've got battle plans ready for the possibility of an actors strike. Somehow, you've got to keep the ball rolling."

Naturally, we'll keep our eyes peeled for news on Bay and his upcoming sequel.