Director Michael Bay has one message for all us movie bloggers out there: It's on! In a recent Variety article that talked about which productions were gearing up for pre-strike work, Transformers 2 was mentioned as being "far enough along to proceed with pre-production, location scouting and advance VFX work, but will face serious issues if the strike continues for several months." Right now, production is supposed to begin in June, and they're eying a June 2009 release date, but whether or not they'll make it depends on all this strike nonsense. Keep in mind, once the writers are done, there's still negotiating with the directors and actors whose contracts expire at the end of May. But Michael Bay isn't thinking strike right now -- instead, he's thinking of ways to throw off an internet community that strives on leaking information early.

You'll remember that Bay and company dealt with plenty of early leaks on the first Transformers film, so much so that Paramount even had a few sites temporarily shut down due to their publishing of movie photos. But Bay claims he's ready to handle it now, and when he spoke with Rotten Tomatoes recently, he said: "One thing I do know is I know how to screw them up more... We're going to leak a lot of false information all over the place. I now know their game. They're going to get a lot of script treatments that they think are going to be the script. They will never see the script. We've got scripts and treatments written up that we're going to leak. No one's going to know. There's one out that's fake right now. There are going to be many others." Are you scared yet, oh Internet? Michael Bay is all up in yo grill -- whatcha gonna do about it? Funny thing is, the script leaks are small potatoes -- personally, I'd like to know how Bay plans to control the photo leaks. Will he quietly pay for internet secrecy by inviting a bunch of websites to lunch? Heck, it worked for one guy ...

[via JoBlo]

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