Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Bay: No Trailer Until February

Michael Bay has official put Transfandom out of its misery in regards to whether a trailer is coming out this year or not. Sadly the answer is no, a preliminary plan is to possibly release the first trailer for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen with the Superbowl (2/1/09) but no final decisions have been made. From Bay's forums:
Hey everyone. Back from Egypt and Jordan - we had a wonderful shoot over there. I will miss the crew they were an amazing bunch of people and a lot of fun.

I'm stuck in the edit room up to my eye balls - also finished producing Friday the 13Th and The Unborn - coming out the after the new year. Our Trailer for Transformer you have been asking about - First there will be a teaser poster soon after the new year, and the teaser trailer will be out either in the theaters early Feb. or on the Superbowl. Cannot decide yet. I'm going to release some set stills on this site in a few weeks. I'll keep you informed. Going back to do more selects now from my portable avid that I take home from work. It's late, see you.

Michael
At first I thought the real reason for no trailer this year was for the studio to save money as all of them are slashing budgets. Now it sounds like rather then spreading the money around with trailer releases, a few TV spots and they like, they may choose to blow the first trailer budget all at once for the Superbowl. Considering the ratings for the game can go as high as 97.5 million (assuming the game is exciting rather then blowout) it is a smart play in regards to getting maximum eyeballs aware of the movie. Very expensive plan to considering a 30 second ad last year cost $2.7 million and likely to go to $3 million this year. Sucks for us but if the goal is eyeballs then you really can't beat the Superbowl for maximizing awareness in one shot. Thanks to Hitman450 for the heads up.

49 comments:

  1. Well, 02-01-09 it is. Looking forward already :-)

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  2. Well, 02-01-09 it is. Looking forward already :-)

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  3. Oeps sorry for the double post ;-)

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  4. NOOOOO! I CANT WAIT THAT LONG!! Owell see you in Feb.

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  5. That sucks,
    but oh well, we've waited this long already, whats another month and a half.

    It better be one hell of a trailer, not like the first Mars rover trailer, which showed nothing.

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  6. Could be misinformation (okay.... wishful thinking).


    He mentioned early February for theaters... His Friday the 13th remake comes out on 2/13/09 I believe.

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  7. Can anyone tell me if the 1st film released it's trailer on the superbowl also, If it did i guess it makes $en$e to air during Stupid Bowl.

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  8. The teaser better be juicy w/ new stuff, but very fast.

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  9. "It better be one hell of a trailer, not like the first Mars rover trailer, which showed nothing."

    Now you are saing this, but back then you slobbered while wathing it like a monkey at the sight of the banana...

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  10. Hopefully, the first Trailer will be awesome.

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  11. I doubt they'll do anything like the mars rover trailer, we already know what to expect this time around so there's no point in trying to build suspense - ESPECIALLY if it's being aired during the Superbowl where theres no excuse to not just show 30 full seconds of Soundwave RIPPING SHIT UP.

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  12. EPIC FAILURE!!!!

    FUCK THIS MOVIE I'M DONE WITH IT

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  13. A Robot in Disguise12/09/2008 6:44 PM

    DAMN YOU MB! Well, the trailer BETTER be damn GREAT if we have to wait another month and a half for this is all I'm asking for.

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  14. I'm gonna rip shit up if Megan Fox isn't in 90% of it.

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  15. A teaser for the superbowl...I'll accept that or even a release for February would work. As much as I'd like to see the preview, I am willing to wait a little longer.

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  16. Seriously!!! It is long over due for a freaking trailer! Why the heck make us wait until Feb? Internet trailer release is cheap. This thing is going to make a ton of loot, and that has to cover any budget fears! My patience is wearing pretty thin! Bay release the TRAILER --- Teaser --- Colliding logos with dramatic music... something better than the current thing on the official website if you are making us wait! This news sucks!!! I hate the torture!

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  17. listen making movies like this aint eas, especially the editing. everythings gotta be perfect this time round. bay doesnt want another devistator fiasco ruining things.

    im ooped for the superbowl preview. do it. mad people will see it. i can wait for greatness. nothing like new transformers movie stuff and watching the giants win again in the same night

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  18. ph and btw unborn looks NASTY

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  19. Do I need to wait yet two months? Looks it's not enough that I have to wait three or four motnhs to know full list of Transformers in ROTF and five or six months to know full list of ROTF movie's voice cast.

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  20. does this mean later you guys and gals on this website until next year?

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  21. I figure if I can wait 15 years for a yet still unreleased and pre-ordered Robotech Beta Fighter, I can wait 6 months for RotF to come out.

    Because I know I'll be watching it 15 times in the theaters again anyway. Or at least until I'm SICK of it. haha

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  22. Wicked bad news, but what can you do about it?
    Hopefully it will be a really bad ass trailer with both some nice actions shots, as well as some cool quotes.

    First some real cool shots of some of the new robots, and in the end, when it turns black..
    "Soundwave..."
    "Yes, My Lord"
    "... kill them all"

    Yeah, give us that. Please.

    It's interesting that Soundwave is currently more important than what the f* the movie is really all about.
    Failed Soundwave = epic fail
    Awesome Soundwave = who gives a shite about the script, he is friggin cool!

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  23. fuckin awesome idea strandh!! haha!

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  24. i don't really watch the super bowl. but for this trailer i'll record the game.
    he's trying to build the antisepation for the film. diehard transformer nerds like us already anticipat highly, but he has to get all the kids that don't look up the statis of the film weekly anticiipated for the film

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  25. i have said the last two fucking months that they would release the trailer during the superbowl. if you don't believe me just go back and look on some of the comment boxes and you'll see them. it will be just like jurassic park 2 when they showed the 2 t-rex's and everybody shit a brick.

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  26. sounds good execpt it will be the carolina panthers in the superbowl

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  27. thakingdbb said...
    i feel like there will be a teaser soon, then wouldn't be surprised to see the first trailer during the superbowl. kinda like jurassic park 2 did.

    12/08/2008 2:53 PM

    he was right, he did call it 2 days ago. still sucks to wait that long.

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  28. I hope its an international trailer, since I am leaving the Socialist Republic of Amerika for Sweden once the black muslim socialist takes over the country.

    And it better be one HELL of a trailer since Bay is forcing us REAL fans of Transformers to wait this long. Ridiculous.

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  29. "And it better be one HELL of a trailer since Bay is forcing us REAL fans of Transformers to wait this long. Ridiculous."

    how to distinguish the real fans from not-real fans...? Does that mean that if i am not a real fan, than i am not forced by Bay to wait and i can see trailer right now, while real fans have to wait for February?

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  30. I'm a real fan.

    And I can wait. ^_^

    So does that make me not a real fan and just some scrappy dude who doesn't give a shit?

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  31. That's rather unfortunate.

    Think about it. The teaser trailers for the first film came out about a year before the actual film itself. I think that the "Mars Rover" teaser came out with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest in 2006.

    It would've been nice to see SOME signs of the sequel for non-Transformer people who don't read blogs about it.

    Oh well. I can wait until February...or the SuperBowl.

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  32. Lets settle this: If you know about this blog and collect the toys you are indeed a real Transformers fan.

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  33. EPIC FAILURE!!!!

    FUCK THIS MOVIE I'M DONE WITH IT

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  34. Lets settle this: If you know about this blog and collect the toys you are indeed a real Transformers fan.

    Ok, so if i don't know about this blog and don't collect toys, but like TF (Animated, BW, G1), than i am NOT a true fan? :( Awww, you hurt me so much :(

    What are you, a fan rasist now? "We are better than you, cause we collect toys and know about THIS blog, and because of that, we deserve more (a trailer) than you!"? Geeez, internet is realy a good place to find stupid people...

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  35. EPIC FAILURE!!!!

    FUCK THIS MOVIE I'M DONE WITH IT


    Don't stop here man! Now as part of the protest be done with your life! There will be more space for wise people on the earth, when such an idiot as you will disappear...

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  36. If you read this blog you are probably a "real" fan. If you collect the toys you are probably a child.

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  37. "Geeez, internet is realy a good place to find stupid people..."

    How did you miss this one:

    "I hope its an international trailer, since I am leaving the Socialist Republic of Amerika for Sweden once the black muslim socialist takes over the country."

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  38. "I hope its an international trailer, since I am leaving the Socialist Republic of Amerika for Sweden once the black muslim socialist takes over the country."

    That's good......

    :)

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  39. "What are you, a fan rasist now? "We are better than you, cause we collect toys and know about THIS blog, and because of that, we deserve more (a trailer) than you!"? Geeez, internet is realy a good place to find stupid people..."


    Shaaadaaappp jackass...

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  40. "Shaaadaaappp jackass..."

    Make me :)

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  41. "Make me :)"


    You see this?? This is a I can do what i want and get away with it badge. I am going to put you in jail for the rest of your natural life. Now it is TIME TO TALK!

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  42. You see this?? This is a I can do what i want and get away with it badge. I am going to put you in jail for the rest of your natural life. Now it is TIME TO TALK!

    Uhhh... Huh?

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  43. He's quoting from the first movie. ^_^

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  44. It's a quote from transformers buddy.. Must not be a true fan.. And as for fleeing-to-sweden lady, you can't spell..but it is true that next president is a total and complete socialist and I personally am not a fan either.. On a brighter note at least we know it will only be two months until the trailer release.. I guess well all have to hold out until then

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  45. "Uhhh... Huh?"

    Now i'm gonna tell you something right now. I don't tkae no shit from you kids. This place is for workin stiffs that gotta keep bread on the table. It's not for rich ass snot nose kids who wanna go dragin down the orange belt. And we don't alow no smoking around here either! You want a butt you go out back. Don't interrupt me punk, don't interrrupt me. Don't get smart. Now get the hell outta here, were closed.

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  46. I think that the smart move would've been to release a short teaser trailer back in May of
    2008, that just kind of informs people that a sequel IS being made. It doesn't have to be long or fancy, just one visual effects shot of Megatron's "dead" body intercut with some text.

    For example: The camera pans up the legs of Megatron. "Next summer..." The camera pans up the body of Megatron. "Revenge..." The camera pans by Megatron's chest. "...is..." The camera focuses on Megatron's face as his evil eyes flicker to life. "...coming." Then Soundwave's monotone, recorder-like voice is heard saying "As you command."

    If they did that, they could have released it with other Paramount Pictures blockbusters like Iron man and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

    And that 30 second teaser trailer is, hopefully, all fans would've needed to appease their hunger for a while. Until March or April when a full trailer comes out.

    Just my thoughts.

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  47. i want to be a transformer so badly man... just be one and transform in front of my school! How cool would I be?

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  48. Besides, my friends usually give me some aion gold.

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