Michael Bay Assembling Zombies vs. Robots Movie

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it's zombies fighting robots. if it takes place in America, it's the movie custom made for Michael Bay. this is TOTALLY his thing, no way he can fuck up

I only watch his movies because I like explosions, and that's only because ILM usually makes them.

I think Mr. Bay has achieved self-awareness...awesome

Pinch me. Did someone actually just try to use the words "intelligent and involved" to describe a movie that Michael Fucking Bay is going to be involved with??? Don't think so somehow...

Kopikatsu:
I don't understand. If they're INTELLIGENT zombies, why make them zombies at all?

Well, the only reason Michael Bay let them be intelligent was so that they could have the smarts to set up ambushes. How? WITH LOTS OF EXPLOSIVES! How will the robots fight back? EXPLOSIVES!

BOOM, MICHAEL BAY! BOOM!

There Evolved Zombies, so it will be some time after first infection I'm guessing.. Like Land of the Dead stage of infection but MUCH later? That is, if it IS an infection, Could be voodoo or something? (Haven't seen the original source :()

I predict explosions in our future. LOTS of them.

Bay's just working his way to this

Anyway, yeah. As soon as I say Michael Bay I just stopped reading and lost hope.

EDIT:

The Paradigm:


Reminds me of this song. Hopefully it will be as awesome.

If that song isnt in the movie they've missed all chance.

.... Then agian, I was someone who said that the Lovely Bones was a failure on the sole reason that it didnt have the song Them Bones by Alice in Chains.

Despite there being only 1 human left alive, Bay will find some way of making it all about the glory of the US army.

Sounds interesting but, Michael Bay is the producer? Yeah saying his name is connected to a movie, well you as well just shout "Free VD with every ticket!"

Tom Goldman:
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Bay is most recently known for his work on the latest Transformers movies, so he has plenty of experience with robots. He's also produced horror films like the Nightmare on Elm Street remake, giving him a leg up on dealing with the creepiness of creatures like zombies.

A leg up on taking a premise that should be impossible to screw up, but still making it nigh unwatchable.

Transformers didn't really sound like something you could mishandle either. Giant transforming robots kicking ass, what could go wrong?

... and then he spends most of the film focusing on human stock characters who don't even deviate from the mold of their archetype in even cosmetic ways, making it basically a re-release of a bad coming of age movie with robots added in digitally.

the plot looks almost like Xombie, just the other way around.

I don't know why, but the title made me think of Camula's duel with Crowler and Zane.

>> Machines vs Zombies. (Vampires are under the Zombie archtype in YGO)

emeraldrafael:
Bay's just working his way to this

I'd actually go to that movie if it was real.

Tom Goldman:

No matter how you feel about Bay, I don't think this is a property that can be mishandled. Unless they also try to throw some ninjas, monkeys, and pirates in there. That'd just be too much.

careful now, we are talking about the same director who couldnt help putting big balls , dog humping, and a mankini.... in a movie where the premise is robots bashing each other

Irridium:
When I first read it, I thought it said he was making a Plants vs. Zombies movie. I nearly screamed in horror.

This, less so. Mainly because I have no idea what any of this is about.

5 dollar bet the robots have american flags painted on them and the zombies are commies...dont ask me how he would do that but i could see bay pulling that off. just to kick us in the nads ya know?

Ranorak:

No matter how you feel about Bay, I don't think this is a property that can be mishandled. Unless they also try to throw some ninjas, monkeys, and pirates in there. That'd just be too much.

Wanna bet.
Step one; The girl isn't alone, there is a boy out there as well.
Step Two: He falls in love with her, but she doesn't like him right away. Also, he has something to do with the zombies.
Step Three: He proves his worth to her by saving her and they fall in love.
Step Four: Add loads of American flags, lens flares, explosions and army stuff.

Somewhere between there, some zombies and robots fight in the background.

Exactly. why do you do this Mr Bay? I am quite happy to see Robots and Zombies fight to the death, i do not want to see two horny teenagers get it on... well... i do, but not involving American flags, lens flares, explosions and army stuff. More like soft focus, jazz soundtrack and being around a half hour long.

I'm hoping that on the back of this World War Robots could be made

-M

Sounds like this movie will have a downer ending. But then who cares, it has robots shooting zombies. The zombies are screwed.

GreatTeacherCAW:
Zombies with rocket launchers VS robots with nukes, if Mr. Bay is involved.

if Bay is involed it will be a teenager with a pet robot and his 1 dimensional girlfriend and a bunch of clique army guys versus generic zombies where the fight scenes are shakey and boring and the title characters (the zombies and robots) only get five minutes of screen time in their own movie

okay rant over but seriously cant someone else make this? maybe Chris Nolan or Speilburg or even Tarantino, he's good at genre films

emeraldrafael:
Bay's just working his way to this

Anyway, yeah. As soon as I say Michael Bay I just stopped reading and lost hope.

It took way too long for someone to post the Robot Chicken trailer, that shit's hilarious.
I can't say I'm optimistic but this sounds like a property Michael Bay can handle.

Firoth:

aashell13:
'intelligent and evolved' zombies? i thought the point of zombies was that they were mindless monstrosities. And bay sounds like a terrible idea.

It's the only way the Zombies would have any chance of defeating Robots. Most of the time Zombies have barely enough strength to shuffle at a brisk pace and sink their teeth into human flesh. Robots are made of metal and don't have to worry about being turned if bitten. They could literally just stand in a crowd of Zombies and bash their heads in until they run low on power.

My question is: What's the point of protecting ONE human? She can't repopulate the Earth on her own and even if there was a male and female, all the inbreeding would result in a less than spectacular human race.

Excellent points.
It's true that conventional zombies aren't much of a threat per se to a robot, but typically a robot is going to need much more supporting infrastructure than a zombie, especially in a post apocalyptic world where functioning power supplies and spare parts are rare. So, it might be interesting to see the robots trying to maintain that infrastructure against hordes of zombies breaking things randomly in their search for people.

Also, it would probably make more sense if the 'bots were tasked with retrieving uninfected survivors and bringing them to a safe zone, and the girl in question was one such mission. Otherwise, you're exactly right about rescuing one person being pointless.

Tom Goldman:

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Eh, it's just so vogue to hate Michael Bay... but I've yet to see a compelling reason that is specific to Bay's work.

"Oh, explosions and fights and fire!" Yeah. It's called a summer action movie, and they've done 'em for years. It's not meant to be realistic or meaningful. It's meant to be fuel for the ADD-plus-adrenaline summer crowd.

Seriously, all the hate for Michael Bay's stuff would be like health food nuts coming out and condemning the Hostess company. No one is claiming Twinkies are healthy, or that you should eat nothing but Twinkies... but they have a purpose, and the excel at that purpose. Michael Bay makes cinematic junk food.

If it bothers people that much, next time they go the cinema to see one, maybe they should get a salad and mineral water instead of candy and soda.

Zombies vs. Robots looks like exactly that kind of movie. It's just a fun, impulsive "what if" about two current pop culture fixtures. Pure fan service and eye candy. It's not supposed to be Oscar bait.

Why are you guy so pessimistic about this?
This is the best movie for Michael Bay.

Imagine hordes and hordes of mindless zombies trying to climb a hill where the girl is and 4 robots shooting like crazy with lasers and machineguns!

Also imagine a Macross Missile Massacre on a zombie crowd!

Asuka Soryu:

emeraldrafael:
Bay's just working his way to this

I'd actually go to that movie if it was real.

Yeah if Bay's problem was just loving explosions too much the movies could still be fun to watch. The problem is that he always tries to add in an abysmal cookie-cutter plot between all the explosions.

And then there's Platinum Dunes...

randommaster:
This is Micheal Bay film, so it'll probably end up looking more like Lens Flare vs. Shaky Cameras.

This is, however, a movie that seems to have no purpose besides mindless action, so it might be good since there's pretty much no sutle messages that need to be shoved in our faces.

I wouldn't bet on it. What was the worst thing about Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen? It was all the stupid shit that was jammed in OTHER than the mindless action. All the so-called "wacky" comedy and boring human characters who make you want to shove a bamboo skewer through your ears just to escape the horror (pot cookies? REALLY!?). Bay can't even do mindless action right these days.

I know this thread has basically turned into a "Bash Michael Bay" hoedown, but let's face it- the man is a talentless hack.

Oh and by the way, did this remind anyone else of THIS:

randommaster:
This is Micheal Bay film, so it'll probably end up looking more like Lens Flare vs. Shaky Cameras.

I wish all comments stopped after this one. You win, sir.

Arcane Azmadi:

randommaster:
This is Micheal Bay film, so it'll probably end up looking more like Lens Flare vs. Shaky Cameras.

This is, however, a movie that seems to have no purpose besides mindless action, so it might be good since there's pretty much no sutle messages that need to be shoved in our faces.

I wouldn't bet on it. What was the worst thing about Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen? It was all the stupid shit that was jammed in OTHER than the mindless action. All the so-called "wacky" comedy and boring human characters who make you want to shove a bamboo skewer through your ears just to escape the horror (pot cookies? REALLY!?). Bay can't even do mindless action right these days.

The thing about Transformers is that it has a plot and back story. It has things you can get wrong. This might not end up being terrible, even with intelligent zombies. 28 Days Later has super zombies, we've seen the concept work before. MB making Transformers was like asking someone to sculpt glass with a chainsaw, but this idea is more resilient, so I'm not counting it out yet.

I'm not saying that this is going to be the best film ever, just that there's not much you can actually get wrong with the set pieces. There's a lot of room for interpretation for the zombies and the robots, so I'm not convinced that the zombies with perfect SAT scores will ruin this movie. Whether you enjoy it or not will depend on the (presumable) action that will take place.

If the robots look exactly like that and the US military doesn't show up then I'm in.

GonzoGamer:
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Someone did, way before I did. It was just spoiled, and I didnt see it when I posted mine. But meh, no harm in posting it agian.

I think when he says "evolved" zombies he means there'll be super ones like the Tank from L4D.

Kopikatsu:
I don't understand. If they're INTELLIGENT zombies, why make them zombies at all?

Well, the only reason Michael Bay let them be intelligent was so that they could have the smarts to set up ambushes. How? WITH LOTS OF EXPLOSIVES! How will the robots fight back? EXPLOSIVES!

BOOM, MICHAEL BAY! BOOM!

Awesome Robots! *BOOM!*
Awesome Ambushes! *BOOM!*
Awesome Explosives! *BOOM!*

Zombies AND robots, Michael Bay?

You know I don't normally watch your movies, but throw in an H-Bomb and you've sold a ticket to me.

aashell13:
'intelligent and evolved' zombies? i thought the point of zombies was that they were mindless monstrosities. And bay sounds like a terrible idea.

See Also: Xombie http://www.xombified.com The one good zombie in it protecting a little girl, is intelligent and self-aware, so it has been done before.

Hell hath no fury like a Michael Bay movie.

This movie would require the subtlety of a wrecking ball in slow motion. Micheal bay seems a natural choice.

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