Saturday, April 25, 2009

Nimoy to Bay: Just Ask

Last week, Michael Bay indicated he is open to casting Leonard Nimoy as a voice in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen but "I just feel kind of bad about asking him. Like ‘I can’t pay you that much? But would you do this voice?" and maybe use his mother as a go between.

Today, IESB asked Nimoy if he would be willing to do a voice in the movie. Sadly a video of the exchange could not be posted due to a press embargo on Star Trek stuff in the states until May 7th. This is usually done by the studios so that there is a huge amount of talk about the movie before the critical opening weekend and most sites are not going to breach it for fear of losing access. It is also a way to contain bad reviews but that isn't an issue in this case as Star Trek reviews have been glowing.
I am paraphrasing our conversation. Nimoy was in a great mood, laughing and having a good time and said he would be perfectly willing to do a voice in the Transformers sequel, all Michael has to do is ask - but has he?

IESB asked Nimoy straight out if Michael Bay has contacted him yet regarding the voice work, Bay has said he may use his mother as a go between if need be.

Nimoy said he had just seen Bay's mother and she didn't say anything. He doesn't think she wants to be the go between. Nimoy said that he's not hard to get ahold of, if Michael wants to get ahold of him, he can.
Since it is voice work which can be done in a day or so under experienced hands, Bay still has plenty of time to cast who he wants when he wants. Of course with the world premiere now schedule just six weeks away the clock is ticking.

32 comments:

  1. Michael Bay, Shy?
    Funny

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  2. I'm with you Anon 8:46,this all a load of crap. I say the movie is nearly,not already done yet.

    MP

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  3. If anyone really believes this story you need your head examined. Mr. Nimoy has already done his voice-work and he & his cousin {BAY---the director of the film} came up with this plan. He has his family involved in the mis-info campaign.

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  4. come on Michael Bay! You got this! =] Either way, it'll be an amazing movie.

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  5. I wouldn't be surprised if the was a clever set up. I mean Bay did try to trick us that Megatron only returned in a scene from the past.

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  6. I find it hard to believe that Michael Bay is too shy to ask his own cousin for a role in a movie. Especially when you consider that Bay's got a reputation of being real arrogant, cocky, and he always speaks his mind which sometimes is not exactly the most PG-13 type of vocabulary. That and he has his own private jet, two $500,000 Ferraris, his own name brand shoes, and that he dates Playboy Playmates. I cannot picture Bay being shy AT ALL.

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  7. bay doesnt strick me as a guy who needs to grow some balls...but I have been wrong before.

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  8. ^^^ wrong about your spelling of 'strike' maybe ^^^

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  9. Bay dont be shy just ask him he is your cousin how hard is to Ask to a relative something (Well is hard for me :/)

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  10. Okay not uch spoilers here so i might as well take a photo. Oh not really its http://toy-world.com.hk/who have recently put up scans of ROTF Toys. Link below:

    http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/attachment.php?do=fullview&attachmentid=17827

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  11. Ok how about a video of Demolisher. This Fan made video is pretty good 3D Model of the Transforming Excavator robot:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWLijbNPnp4&feature=related

    Hope everyones excited only 58 Days. Also a countdown is available on this awesome website:

    http://michaelbay.com/

    Till All Are One :)

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  12. That fan made 3d model vid is some good shit Scorp.

    MP

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  13. The Fallen is really evil guy. He must have very evil sounding voice just like Sauron has in Lord of the Rings movies or Malefor, the Drak Master in The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon video game. Evil guys must have very bad sounding voice. It has been theme at many movies.

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  14. -That fan made 3d model vid is some good shit Scorp.-

    Thanks but its not mine :) Unfortunately . . .

    It belongs to the owner on youtube who specalises in 3D work. I wonder whether bay may hire him for the third seeing his work?

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  15. Ok a bit more new stuff.

    Here we have the video review of Mixmaster:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nymQz-BO_J0&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Etfw2005%2Ecom%2F&feature=player_embedded

    And this one i found on TFW2005.com including the return of the long awaited sword hater known only as BONECHRUSHER :)

    http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-just-movie-31/japanese-transformers-revenge-of-the-fallen-promo-pamphlet-images-167417/

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  16. Video review Deluxe Rampge:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gkhg8gO6lcQ&feature=channel_page

    Video review Voyager Demolishor:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9luW9FCdBw&feature=channel_page

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  17. Tee hee... "Shy" is NOT an adjective in Michael Bay's vocabulary. ;)

    This is Michael Bay we're talking about! He craps rainbows! He wouldn't be too shy to tell his grandmother to 'take a hike', let alone too shy to ask his cousin for a favor!

    In fact, Michael Bay doesn't 'ask', he ORDERS!!!

    Well, only 58 days until we'll know for sure. :)

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  18. peaugh also has a Mixmaster/sideswipe video review up.

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  19. -peaugh also has a Mixmaster/sideswipe video review up.-

    He should compare the new TF`s with more older ones at the moment he only seems to compare them with G1 Starscream.

    -Well, only 58 days until we'll know for sure. :)-

    Maybe less the New trailer may have one of the charecters speak which may confirm whether Nimoy is in the film. E.g. If the Fallen speaks and he sounds like Nimoy :)

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  20. Oh yeah! I forgot about that, Scorpio! I'm going to see "X-men Origins: Wolverine" so I could get the chance to see it!

    When do you think that an HD quality link to the trailer will be up?

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  21. Demolishor, Rampage & Mixmaster Reviews
    Demolishor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9luW9FCdBw&feature=channel
    Rampage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gkhg8gO6lcQ&feature=channel
    Mixmaster: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nymQz-BO_J0&feature=channel_page

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  22. gosh some people refuse to read the thread and just want to post links.

    these were already posted right above you dude.

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  23. -When do you think that an HD quality link to the trailer will be up?-

    Trailer is released on the 29th so we will mostlikely see a bad recorded version on youtube on 28th. On the 29th we will probably have a few better quality versions however a HD version will be released here first:

    http://michaelbay.com/

    It will most likely be uploaded either on late 29th or 30th. However it depends on whether Bay uploads his blog daily or weekly. However there will definently be a Youtube version available soon after 29th.

    However those are just predictions. :)

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  24. REPLYING TO SCORP^^^^^If that guy who posted the first trailer of rotf..you know the one who works at the theater..if looks a this blog on a reg basis he might be able to get it on earlier.

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  25. still cant believe prime is doing voice overs for coors light...lmao

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  26. kup

    i saw that commercial this morning while i was in bed and was like wtf. i swore that was optimus.

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  27. -If that guy who posted the first trailer of rotf..you know the one who works at the theater..if looks a this blog on a reg basis he might be able to get it on earlier.-

    However sometimes this blog is updated till late in the evenings so i would rather find it out sooner than later but thanks for the information.

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  28. You swore right Mcat lol...I hear ya scorp,someone will get the the attention to the owner of this blog when someone has it like last time and he will post it immediatly

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  29. must. get. new. transformer. news. or will. slowly die.

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  30. M. Bay: "Uncle... I just call... to say... I loooooveeeee youuuu...".

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  31. I am guessing the New Trailer will be up on the 30th, no sooner. I was just at a convention yesterday and they gave out passes to see TF1 in IMAX this Wednesday April 29th. They said that it will also be showing the first premier of this New Trailer, so I doubt it will officially go up until at least the 30th on Websites.

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  32. are there any news on nimoy?
    has bay contacted him?

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