It seems I was correct about someone being desperate to talk themselves out of a job on the forthcoming Transformers 3 movie; I just picked the wrong co-star.
In the last week, we’ve heard Shia LaBeouf talking smack about the franchise. This did a canny job of distracting all those concerned from the fact Megan Fox lather/ rinse/ repeated the same thing over and over throughout late 2009.
She compared Micheal Bay, who’d carved her career out of nought but a dried turd, to Hitler. She also said the movie wasn’t about acting and generally gave the impression she was annoyed and bothered by the whole process of making the first two films. It seemed that after that, and the backlash from the Trannies movie production team (the open letter on Bay’s official forum), enough was finally enough. It was initially reported in Deadline Hollywood that Megan Fox had not been picked up as an option in the third movie, which begins shooting in three weeks. This was rumour this afternoon, so I ignored it this afternoon.
It has now been confirmed by the studio, by a Paramount spokeswoman who spoke to Variety, that they decided against picking up Fox as Mikaela Banes in the third movie. So now I’m writing about it. They declined to elaborate on their motives, but then they would. I’m so overjoyed I don’t really need them to.