Want to know what it’s like writing a multi-million dollar movie like, Transformers?
In an interview with Huffington Post, writer of three ‘Transformers‘ films including the latest ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction“, Ehren Kruger.
Ehren Kruger is a writer and producer, known for Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) and The Ring (2002).
In the interview he goes into detail on what the writer was imagining when he first sat down and began creating the latest movie.
That was something where once Michael decided he wanted to do the movie, he definitely didn’t want to follow another teenage protagonist. He felt he had captured lightning in a bottle with Shia LaBeouf [who starred in the first three films], and he wasn’t going to find another actor to provide that, male or female. You know, Michael has matured too over the course of this time. So when we talked about it vectoring into the franchise from a totally different human perspective, it was Michael who had the instinct early on to say that there was a father-daughter story to tell. Prior to that we had talked about themes of creation and origin stories on Earth and the notion of man-made Transformer technology. We didn’t have our human story at the beginning and Michael really sparked to that relationship. He was right to do so. Once he brought that up and we started talking, it became clear the film was going to have two protagonists, with Cade and Optimus both in sort of parental roles, defending their families. It gave it a spine.
The interview goes through a lot of plot development, or overstuffing the movie. But, overall it is a great interview for any actor, screenwriter, or ‘Transformers‘ enthusiast.
Check out the full interview here.
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