Empire sat down with Transformers Live Action Movie producer Ian Bryce to talk a bit about the new movie Transformers: The Last Knight and the Transformers Cinematic Universe.
“It’s sort of my job to help guide [Michael Bay] and show him how we can get there efficiently. But he’s got a really good tummy himself. He knows what his day is and then I help manage the big picture for him and figure out how to get him from one place to the other, getting through it on time. Mike is prodigiously fast. The minute he arrives he starts shooting and he doesn’t stop until he goes home. For the size of movie and the scope and scale of the movie, our schedules are very competitive.
We were the first western film ever to be allowed to film on the Pyramids. We were the first movie probably in the 30 years to be allowed at the Pyramids, but they also let us be on them as well. We got to climb up there very carefully, we’re very very respectful about locations. Our general rule is we want to leave with an invitation to come back, not having wrecked anybody else’s invitation to come there also.
The Bumblebee spin-off is scheduled to shoot this summer and release next year. The conceiving of it was done previously, back in the writers room, so now they’re beginning to execute that. I think each one is somewhat reliant on the last one. If this movie is well received then you make that judgement when the movie comes out and push to the next movie. It’s been that way throughout the franchise, we never really committed to the next one until the last one came out and we saw what happened. We’ve taken a one step at a time approach, trying to be faithful to the audience. If they still love it, we keep doing it.”
Check out the full interview at Empire.