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Calm the Bay-rage.I see that the budget is $150 million, apparently, and that just blows my mind. Blows my mind that Netflix (You're Greenlit) would green-light something so expensive given that seems like a hefty chunk of change to try and recoup and also because Bay would agree to that budget. Transformers films aside, he usually likes to keep a mid-range kind of budget. So unless this movie is secretly 3 hours long or has an extended fully CG sequence, I'm interested in seeing what the money's being spent on...
And I forgot this was a Netflix. I think when it was first announced was before The Irishman was fully picked up by Netflix and Bay's movie at that time was the most expensive for Netflix.
Actually 150 milion $ is the average budget of a Micheal Bay' s motion picture since 1998.If you count the five $150-$220 million Transformers films, yes, but that's why I said:
Transformers films asideTake that franchise out of the equation and his average budget is more in the $50-$100 million range. He's not a filmmaker that wants bloated costs.
I still think it looks really fun.Oh I agree it looks like fun. It's just the trailer is full of signature Bay stuff.
On a semi-related note, the second SONIC trailer is much improved. I don't know, but was this one of the movies ILM was involved in for character design?
In terms of where the budget went, I can contribute reading in the last couple days that Reynolds is getting 27 mil for this. It was a piece showing how current salaries are going, mentioning Phoenix got 4.5 for JOKER and Chastain got 2.5 for IT pt 2.No matter how many shows I work on, no matter how many times I hear about performers' salaries I hear about, my mind is continually boggled at numbers like that. Like, 1/6th of the budget goes to the lead actor? Yes, I know he's the lead actor, but still.