Michael Bay's Busy Schedule

IESB.net is reporting that once Michael Bay is done ruining the Transformers this Summer, he'll turn his attention to seeing what he can do to muck-up Jerry Bruckheimer's live-action adaptation of the video game "Prince of Persia."

Jordan Mechner, the creator of the game said, "Rather than do a straight beat-for-beat adaptation of the new videogame, we're taking some cool elements from the game and using them to craft a new story - much as 'Pirates' did with the theme park ride."
So in other words, they are using the identity and branding of the hugely popular video game as a theme for their own terrible ideas at entertainment. That may have worked on a dark ride at Disneyland, but can it work from a video game? I don't know.

In case you didn't notice, I'm not a big fan of Michael Bay's work. Most of his stuff comes across as contrived and melodramatic (Can you say "Pearl Harbor" anyone?). So I am not wetting myself in anticipation for the release of this.

And it looks like Bay is going to be a busy boy for a little while. Once the Transformers blasts into the box office this Summer season, Bay will then turn his reverse-Midas touch to producing, where he will push Dennis Quaid further down the career bell curve with "The Horsemen" due in December. Then Bay will cross the line to butcher Hitchcock's classic "The Birds" set to begin shooting by the end of the year.

Like it or not, Michael Bay is going to be force-feeding us his syrupy, cheesy celluloid concoctions for a long time. And with the success of Transformers - due mostly to the popularity of the franchise and not Bay's musings with it - we expect Bay to be Hollywood's next golden child of the business. No matter how completely unwarranted that may be.

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