IGN FilmForce cornered Michael Bay about the planned Transformers live action movie during an on set interview for The Island. Bay confirmed that preproduction has only just begun. "I mean, I've gotta finish this one first. We're starting to hire people. The thing is, I haven't read a script yet. I've just heard a pitch from the writers. The script's coming in next week." Bay, not a Transformers fan, is more interested in his chance to direct a family film franchise. "I'm not necessarily a fan of the show, but I love the writer's take on this. I love the whole changing up of the machines. The hook the writers have, I'm really into. I've always wanted to do kind of a big family movie, a franchise piece, so that's why I'm interested in it."

Earlier in the day, IGN also spoke to writers of The Island and scribes for the upcoming Transformers movie, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. "We used to joke that we were calling it Campbell's Soup: The Movie because it was the ultimate product placement. You know, just put the toy up there and what are you gonna do? So we've been very diligent to find what the character story is. How they relate to the story, how they relate to the humans, so it's not just a toy commercial. So I think it's going well."
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