Well now that we know Michael Bay has already written the script for Transformers 2, it's about time we hear from that film's star, Shia LaBeouf, and see whether he's ready to go from Indiana Jones back to fighting giant f**king robots. The young star spoke to Empire recently, and seems to be pretty far along in preparations for the sequel. He says, "I know of a few things I have to work on for the next one. I've seen pre-vizes of the action scenes and I just saw Michael yesterday. It's going to be bad-ass. We're not making another one unless it is, and Mike is definitely not resting on his laurels - he's doing insane shit again. And the pre-vizes that I've seen... it's just massive. If the first one was any indicator of how massive massive can be, this is going to blow that out of the water. It's insane."
Massive? Insane? Hmm, doesn't sound like the quiet character piece we were all expecting. Shia continued, "Mike's mind was just kind of made for this - it's amazing. There's going to be a lot more characterizations with the robots, which I'm excited about. I was a fan of Transformers before the movie came out. And there's going to be a lot of action...That goes unsaid, I guess." The characterizations of the robots is a good thing, because I didn't know who the hell was who in the first film. This time around, I want them to cry -- I want the robots to sit around a campfire and share intimate details with one another. Surprisingly, Empire didn't ask whether Shia would get to roll around in the dirt with Megan Fox again. If not, though, I imagine they'll have someone just as hottie in there as a substitute. Transformers 2: Michael Bay Kicks it Up a Massive Notch is currently scheduled to arrive in the summer of 2009.