A Little Secret From Michael Bay

Posted on May 12, 2006

It’s a bit tiresome to watch all the supposed script leaks on Don Murphy’s site.

There’s been a lot of chatter about character names and what “things” may be called in the script. I’m going to let everyone in on a little secret. Something that the writers don’t know, nor my crew, or Steven Spielberg, or the presidents of Paramount and Dreamworks. Not even Don Murphy who is not involved on the day to day with this movie.

Many of the names in the script are aliases.

The only people that know the real names of many of these characters are the COO of Hasbro, their corporate lawyer and myself. I think this is two less people that knew the secret recipe for Coca-Cola.

On my directing contract I had to sign all these non-disclosure agreements just on this character name point. These names will not be revealed until the toy boxes are printed.

The writers had to construct the script where no actor needed to verbally refer to a character by name other than the main few.

So rest asured A.K.A Devastator, is not really Devastator.

Michael