Robert Orci Opens Up to Fans About Transformers 2

One of my most anticipated films is Transformers 2, and /Film has been nice enough to highlight some questions that have been answered by co-screenwriter Roberto Orci.  He’s been answering questions that have been asked on the TFW2005 forums, so if you get a chance, head on over there and ask him a question of your own!

Some questions and answers that Reject Nation may have been looking for (or me, since I’m the one writing the article):

About Writing Shia’s hand injury into the Script: “Luckily nothing has to be reshot. Yes, we were on set last week to write it into the movie, not because it’s absolutely necessary, but more because we want to make sure Shia’s hand is protected for the remainder of the shoot…”

Inspirations for Transformers 2: “Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, Close Encounters and Terminator 2.” “We were emulating the style of movie from the old Amblin days, like Back to the Future and Gremlins, which if you watch today are still very funny. Also, the cartoon itself was quite funny. Also, comedy makes things more accessible to a larger audience.”

Will the Sequel have any Transformers with Animal Modes like Scorponok? “All signs point to ‘probably.’”

I don’t know about you, but that last question has me really excited.  How awesome would it be to have Scorponok in the movie?  Although I guess there already was a giant scorpion robot.  Hm.  In any case, I thought Beast Wars was pretty good when it came to transformers spinoffs, so I can’t wait to see something like that in the upcoming film.

According to the Q and A, looks like we’ll start seeing a massive push in marketing about November.  Be sure to check back here for much more information as it becomes available!  To check out the rest of the Q and A, check out /Film or the TFW2005 Forums!

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