The countdown to the premiere of Transformers begins, as the highly anticipated film of the summer hits theaters June 24th. The star studded cast of Shia LeBeouf, Megan Fox, and Josh Duhamel will all be returning for the sequel that will be equipped with all the action and excitement as the first installment.
The movie is slated to rake in millions and debut #1 at the box office, but was Director Michael Bay worried about making ends meet?
Well maybe just a tad….
It had been reported that the failing General Motors was a big concern for the director, due to their agreement from the first film and their financial woes in 2009. GM was responsible for supplying some of their upcoming vehicles, including the Chevy Volt and to supply fantasy concept vehicles as well. In total, GM supplied 67 vehicles, and 52 of those were non-resalable.
However, it was stated that the film‘s budget fronted GM the money for the assembly of cars and that the bill was almost left unpaid! Bay stated jokingly in a USA Today article, “I was like, We better get our check fast before they go bankrupt.”
After, much pressure from Bay, the check was finally received, sent through regular mail!
Talk about hard times….
But with the tremendous exposure that Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen will receive, it’s not such a bad idea for GM to get all the promotion they can get. I mean, Bumblebee is a celebrity around the world.
Well enough of the finances…check out the new trailer: