Paramount Pictures are jumping the gun on "Transformers 3" by scheduling it to be released on July 1, 2011. Giving his response to the circulating report, director Michael Bay has taken it to his Shoot for the Edit blog and expressed his uneasiness of the proposed date, saying he needs a break first.
In a post entitled "Wait a minute!" on Tuesday, March 17, the filmmaker claimed that Paramount have made a mistake in dating the third "Transformers" movie since he will be taking a year off following "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen". He further noted that he has agreed on a date but it was for July 4, 2012.
"I said I was taking off a year from Transformers," so wrote the producer of "Friday The 13th". "Paramount made a mistake in dating Transformers 3 - they asked me on the phone - I said yes to July 4 - but for 2012 - whoops! Not 2011!!! That would mean I would have to start prep in September. No way. My brain needs a break from fighting robots."
Earlier, words were circulating that Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks are claiming the lucrative 2011's Independence Day holiday date for the release date of "Transformers 3" because they want to secure the date before a competitor did. It has been further noted that the date doesn't necessarily mean the third movie is officially getting a green light.