Opening dates for hundred million dollar-plus films are very important things, and studios must take many, many things into consideration when it comes to scheduling their opening dates. Production schedules and actor availability must be checked and rechecked.
And, apparently, in the case of Paramount scheduling Transformers 3, triple-checking with your director.
Yesterday, Newsarama reported that Paramount had scheduled the release of Transformers 3 for July 1, 2011.
It’s starting to look like the guy who was supposed to triple check that date with director Michael Bay was out as the news from the studio was being finalized. According to Michael Bay, posting on his official website, he agreed to Transformers 3 hitting July of 2012, not 2011.
“I said I was taking off a year from Transformers. Paramount made a mistake in dating Transformers 3 – they asked me on the phone – I said yes to July 4 – but for 2012 – whoops! Not 2011!!! That would mean I would have to start prep in September. No way. My brain needs a break from fighting robots.