Exclusive: Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura talks TRANSFORMERS REVENGE OF THE FALLEN

     June 21, 2009

lorenzo_di_bonaventura__1_.jpgProducer Lorenzo di Bonaventura has been a friend of Collider’s for a long time. In fact, it was over a year ago that I posted a great interview with him about the “G.I. Joe” movie. Now, with his new film “Transformers Revenge of the Fallen” set to arrive in theaters, I got another chance to talk with him. Except this time it’s on camera!

Since the interview covered a number of movies, I’m breaking it into two parts. The first part – which is after the jump – covers the making of “Transformers Revenge of the Fallen”, and the next part is about “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” and the status of all his other projects. Look for part two Tuesday.

During our time on “Transformers” we covered how the film was just finished, what was the studio like making the sequel versus the first film, what’s up with a third movie, will Michael Bay come back, and what’s his thoughts on IMAX and 3-D. If you’re a fan of the giant robots franchise, you’ll really dig the interview. Take a look:

Lorenzo di Bonaventura

  • Says the press screening in L.A. was the first time the finished IMAX print had been shown
  • What kind of challenge was TF2 compared to the first one
  • Was the studio more comfortable with the sequel and did they give less notes
  • I ask if there were any ideas that didn’t get to happen in part two…and it sort of led to a third film question. Lorenzo says they never think about a sequel till after the movie comes out
  • With Michael Bay saying he may or may not come back for a third film, I ask if he is nervous about making another TF film without him. He explains why Michael is such a great director
  • IMAX and 3-D talk – does he think these things are going to permanently change the industry

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