Paramount/Dreamworks have recently been lacking on any updates for Transformers
resulting in little news for the film this September.
Though Paramount has nothing new, John Rogers has fortunately popped up and briefly details the original script and some of the changes required to Michael Bay can realize his vision.
Transformers Script Changes -- Huge Military
The good people over at NewsArama have recently caught up with John Rogers to discuss a ton of his recent projects with one little guy being Transformers. Rogers says the basics of his script for the film are intact, but some of the character plot lines were shortened to make room for action and more action.
NRAMA: On the subject of your films, you wrote a script for the upcoming live-action Transformers movie. Knowing that screenwriting is a particular sort of collaboration, how much resemblance will the finished movie bear to your original concept?
JR: Yep, I wrote the first draft. I've seen the shooting script, and it's about half and half. They've moved one of the storylines a little earlier, and they've increased the big military aspect, whereas I had focused on some of the smaller, personal stories. Yeah, you know, I get a credit, we'll see. We'll see what it looks like eventually.
JR: It goes from me, to the other guys, who work quite extensively with Michael Bay, so using what he needs to get his vision across. The characters are the same, the rough plot's the same, and I've seen the mock-ups of the battles and it's gonna be frickin' huge. It'll be a lot of fun to see.
Frickin' huge? Mmm, that sounds nice, I'll have that. Check out the entire interview with John Rogers over at NewsArama.