Mar
25

Pain & Gain ‘Step Father’ Ad

Mar
25

Pain & Gain ‘Kept Down’ Ad

Mar
22

New Pain & Gain Ad

Mar
21

Photo: Michael Bay & Mark Wahlberg

PAIN AND GAIN

Feb
21

TMNT: We Are Bringing Megan Fox Back Into The Family

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TMNT: we are bringing Megan Fox back into the family!

Michael Bay

Feb
14

Michael Bay On ABC’s ‘The Neighbors’.

You can see Michael Bay in ABC’s ‘The Neighbors” episode ‘Mother Clubbers’. It premiered on February 13, 2013.

Michael comes out on the 15:43 mark. View it here.

Feb
4

Michael Bay Calls the 2013 Crash the Super Bowl Finalists

Doritos CMO Ann Mukherjee told BI how when the company teamed up with Michael Bay for this year’s contest — if a winner ad got the number one spot on USA Today’s Ad Meter, the creator would get $1 million and the chance to work on the next “Transformers” flick — she told us a story about how involved the famous director got in the process.

“He came to us and said, ‘Hey guys, you know when you pick the five finalists, I want to call them and tell them,” Mukherjee said.

Not one to say no to Bay, Doritos gave him the finalists numbers and told him to make the call.

The only problem?

“He called them, and the finalists were like, ‘No you’re not Michael Bay,” and they hung up on him,” Mukherjee said. “Because why would Michael Bay call them? It was so hard to believe, but [Bay] got a kick out of it.”

Doritos recorded the calls in a video you can see below.

“You can imagine, you’ve never been in the limelight in your life, and you have one of the most successful movie directors calling you saying, ‘You’re gonna get a shot of a lifetime,’” Mukherjee said. “It puts your hairs on end, it was amazing.”

Although Doritos’ “Fashionista Daddy” and “Goat 4 Sale” ads didn’t win USA Today’s Ad Meter, at least they can hold on to their brush with Bay, who actually sat with the finalists in “Doritos Suite” during the game.

And the “Fashionista Daddy” team will get a chance to work with Bay on the next “Transformers.”

Source: Business Insider

Jan
19

Pain & Gain TV Spot

Jan
18

Pain & Gain Trailer

From acclaimed director Michael Bay comes “Pain and Gain,” a new action comedy starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie. Based on the unbelievable true story of three personal trainers in 1990s Miami who, in pursuit of the American Dream, get caught up in a criminal enterprise that goes horribly wrong. Ed Harris, Tony Shalhoub, Rob Corddry, Rebel Wilson, and Bar Paly also star.

Jan
8

Jack Reynor

Jack Reynor in Transformers 4

 

I just hired a great new actor for Transformers 4 to star against Mark Wahlberg. Jack Reynor, he is an Irish kid that came to America with 30 bucks in his pocket. Pretty ballsy. Seriously who does that? Anyway I spotted him in a great little Irish movie WHAT RICHARD DID. This kid is the real deal.

Transformers 4, is not a reboot. That word has been floating around on the net.

This movie takes place exactly 4 years after the war in Chicago. The story makes a very natural transition, and reason as to why we have a whole new cast. This Transformers will feel very different than the last three. We are embarking on a new trilogy.

Michael

Dec
17

Leaked Script – Update

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Some Internet sites this morning reported that some document recovery guy has found a legitimate 120 page script of Transformers 4. I can absolutely 100 percent say this is completely false. The only two people in the world that have our unfinished script are Kruger and myself. Also we are only up to page 70 in our T4 script. Maybe this guy has a cartoon or something else – but definitely not our movie!

Bay

P.S. I bet it is something from Hasbro. This time they are not doing a comic book of the movie because we want to keep our story under wraps. It must be their version of a comic themed Transformers story they are creating.

Dec
7

‘Pain & Gain’ Poster with Mark Wahlberg & Dwayne Johnson

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Pain-Gain-poster

Dec
6

Transformers Actor Announcements

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Actor announcement on some web sites last night about Transformer cast joining Mark are completely false.

 

Nov
19

Michael Bay Receives S.E.T. Award

Director Michael Bay won the Legacy Award for his portrayal of science in Armageddon. The award was presented by Shia LaBoeuf (Transformers) who quoted Buzz Lightyear, saying that when you do something daring with style, it's art

 

Michael Bay won the Legacy Award for his portrayal of science in Armageddon. The award was presented by Shia LaBoeuf (Transformers) who quoted Buzz Lightyear, saying that when you do something daring with style, it’s art.

From Variety:

Michael Bay was feted at the 2nd SET Awards with the SET Legacy Award which was presented to him by his former “Transformer” star Shia LaBeouf.
The ceremony was held Thursday night at the Beverly Hills Hotel and honors undergraduates in Science, Technology and Engineer fields. Bay was presented the award for creating films that have a positive portrayal of those jobs in Television and Film. Bay is currently in post on the Paramount comedy “Pain and Gain.” LaBeouf was most recently seen in “Lawless.”

 

Nov
8

Michael Bay Re-Teams With His ‘Pain & Gain’ Star Mark Wahlberg for Transformers 4

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HOLLYWOOD, CA (November 8, 2012) – After an exceptionally successful collaboration on the upcoming “Pain and Gain,” Michael Bay has cast Academy Award®-nominee Mark Wahlberg in the highly anticipated “TRANSFORMERS 4.” The film will hit theaters June 27th, 2014.

“Mark is awesome. We had a blast working on “Pain and Gain” and I’m so fired up to be back working with him. An actor of his caliber is the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise and carry on the Transformers’ legacy,” said Bay.

Bay will direct the next installment in the “TRANSFORMERS” series, which begins shooting next spring. From Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc., in association with Hasbro, the film will be produced by Don Murphy & Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce, and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Bay, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian.

Bay’s first “TRANSFORMERS” film was a box office sensation in 2007, opening at #1 and earning more than $700 million worldwide. His second installment “TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN” in 2009 grossed more than $830 million worldwide. In 2011, “TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON” was an even bigger hit worldwide, grossing more than a billion dollars to become the 5th highest grossing film of all time. To date, the franchise has earned more than $2.6 billion worldwide.

From acclaimed director Michael Bay comes “Pain and Gain,” a new action comedy starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie. Based on the unbelievable true story of three personal trainers in 1990s Miami who, in pursuit of the American Dream, get caught up in a criminal enterprise that goes horribly wrong. Ed Harris, Tony Shalhoub, Rob Corddry, Rebel Wilson, and Bar Paly also star. The film is based on magazine articles by Pete Collins, with a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and produced by Donald DeLine, Michael Bay and Ian Bryce.

“PAIN AND GAIN” opens in theaters everywhere April 26th, 2013.

PAIN AND GAIN

Oct
31

Pain & Gain Photo Update, & Transformers 4

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I squashed a rumor that was on the internet last week. It was about Mark Walhberg. Mark was rumored to be staring in Transformers 4. We are working on another movie together, not T4. I had such a great time working with Mark on Pain and Gain, and he gave such a great performance – well let’s say that very internet chatter gave me some ideas. We are at the inception of our story process right now on T4. Let’s say some ideas are gaining traction with me and my writer – so I’m here to say thanks internet chatter.

Michael

Oct
23

Transformers 4 Casting Rumor

The Mark Wahlberg T4 rumor is just a rumor.

Mark and I are talking about another film project.

-Michael

Oct
11

Michael Bay Dot Com on Google +

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Be sure to visit our Google Plus page and add us to your Circles.

Link: Michael Bay Dot Com Google + Page.

Oct
10

Michael Bay Dot Com on Facebook

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Michael Bay Dot Com now has a Facebook page. About time, right? Please keep in mind that it’s a page for the web site and not Michael Bay’s personal page.

Be sure to “Like” us over on Facebook.

Line: Michael Bay Dot Com on Facebook.

Oct
5

Crash The Super Bowl With Michael Bay Contest

PLANO, Texas, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — In one of the most highly anticipated Super Bowl announcements of the year, Doritos — one of the marquee brands from PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division — today revealed the details for this year’s Crash the Super Bowl contest. Following six previous contests, $5 million in prize money awarded and three No. 1 USA TODAY Ad Meter rankings, the Doritos brand is doing the unthinkable for the seventh anniversary of the program — raising the stakes higher than ever before. In a message direct to fans via webcast yesterday evening, acclaimed Hollywood film director Michael Bay and the Doritos brand announced the biggest, boldest contest grand prize to date: an opportunity to work with Bay on the next installment of the “Transformers” movie franchise, along with a shot at a $1 million bonus. From Paramount Pictures and Hasbro, the next installment in the hit series will be released on June 27, 2014. The webcast is now archived on the Doritos Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/DoritosUSA) — the main hub of this year’s contest.

As one of Hollywood’s boldest and most bankable feature film directors, Bay’s repertoire includes such blockbuster hits as the “Transformers” franchise, “Armageddon,” “Pearl Harbor,” “Bad Boys” and “The Rock.” Bay’s films combined have grossed $5.4 billion in worldwide ticket sales, and his most recent hit, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” ranks as the fifth-highest grossing movie of all time, earning $1.2 billion at the box office. Bay began his career as a creative force in the advertising world, winning many of the industry’s top accolades, including being honored as “Commercial Director of the Year” by the Directors Guild of America at the young age of 27.

“Having started my career in the advertising business, creating television spots and trying to make a name for myself, I can definitely relate to those who enter the Crash the Super Bowl contest,” said Bay, who began directing commercials and music videos one week out of film school in 1989. “I know firsthand how challenging it can be to succeed in such a competitive industry, so I’m excited to help someone else truly make a name of their own.”

As in previous years, the Crash the Super Bowl contest invites consumers to create homemade ads for the Doritos brand, with two finalist consumer-created spots ultimately airing during the Super Bowl broadcast. One of those ads will be selected by America’s votes; the other by the Doritos brand team. The finalist whose ad scores highest on the USA TODAY Ad Meter rankings will be awarded the grand prize-career opportunity working with Bay. In addition, if a consumer-generated Doritos ad scores No. 1 on the USA TODAY Ad Meter, the Doritos brand will award its creator a $1 million bonus. The Super Bowl XLVII broadcast is set for Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, on CBS.

“Over the past six years, our fans have created thousands of Doritos ads, dominating the USA TODAY Ad Meter year after year and making Doritos the brand to watch on Super Bowl Sunday,” said Ram Krishnan, vice president of marketing, Frito-Lay North America. “Every year, our fans deliver for us, so this year we’re bringing them a contest grand prize that we know will be a true game changer. The opportunity to work on a blockbuster film like ‘Transformers 4′ is an experience we know will help catapult our lucky winner to the big time.”

For the first time in Crash the Super Bowl history, the contest will be run from a Crash the Super Bowl-branded app on the Doritos Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/DoritosUSA). There, participants can upload their :30 homemade commercials from Oct. 8, 2012 to Nov. 16, 2012, but the app is designed to engage and socialize with consumers in a much broader way than ever before. New to this year’s contest, the app will feature a “Pitch In” collaboration tool that allows fans from all walks of life to interact with each other and assist with the creation of Crash the Super Bowl entries by requesting or offering up props, talent and other items contestants need to create their potentially winning ads. Now, anyone from any background can play a role in the creation of the next great Doritos masterpiece. The app will also house the traditional toolbox where Doritos logos, product shots, music and animations are available for download and use, as well as the gallery of all contest submissions where fans can view submissions and weigh in on their personal favorites.

Five finalist ads will be announced in January 2013. Then it will be up to fans to vote for their favorite consumer-created ad. Each of the five finalists will win $25,000 and a trip to New Orleans to attend Super Bowl XLVII in a private luxury suite at the game, where they will tune in to learn for the first time which consumer ads will compete for the top spot in the USA TODAY Ad Meter before a worldwide audience. Bonus prizing will be awarded, based on how each ad ranks on the USA TODAY Ad Meter:

  • $1 million will be awarded for an ad that scores the No. 1 spot on the USA TODAY Ad Meter
  • $600,000 will be awarded for an ad that scores the No. 2 two spot on the USA TODAY Ad Meter
  • $400,000 will be awarded for an ad that scores the No. 3 spot on the USA TODAY Ad Meter

Created in 1989, USA TODAY’s Ad Meter has been regarded as the most influential Super Bowl ad rating in the advertising industry. USA TODAY Ad Meter does not sponsor and is not affiliated with the contest.