Nelson, the Site Administrator on the Michael Bay message boards, spoke to Michael about the Transformers:

I just barely caught Michael in between takes. Among the things he mentioned:{@@@[email protected]@@}{@@@[email protected]@@}1- They will be releasing more teaser posters in the coming months.{@@@[email protected]@@}{@@@[email protected]@@}2- Paramount made studies and concluded that the TF "ANNOUNCEMENT" was the 2nd highest rated "teaser" this summer.{@@@[email protected]@@}{@@@[email protected]@@}3.- They just finished shooting a lot of Pentagon interiors on a soundstage in scenes that involved many Chiefs of staff in their huge war room.{@@@[email protected]@@}{@@@[email protected]@@}4.- Shia just was recently suspended over the edge of a 20 story building in a very dynamic and intense scene.{@@@[email protected]@@}{@@@[email protected]@@}5.- The average transformation time from normal mode to alt mode and vice versa is about 3 to 4 seconds.{@@@[email protected]@@}{@@@[email protected]@@}6.- The leaked pictures are legit (although a somewhat early rendering).{@@@[email protected]@@}{@@@[email protected]@@}7.- Filming of massive chase scenes will begin in the following weeks.{@@@[email protected]@@}{@@@[email protected]@@}8.- The CGI transformations by ILM are looking wicked and nastier every single day.{@@@[email protected]@@}{@@@[email protected]@@}9.- Part 1 will be about why the transformers came to earth.{@@@[email protected]@@}{@@@[email protected]@@}10.- This movie will be a new start for the live action franchise that will not be based on any particular TF TV series and/or comic book.

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