More big news about the Claymation Transformers sequel … whispered in my ear by a little bird named â€œAnonymous Big-Shot Hollywood Producerâ€ â€¦ apparently thereâ€™s concern that the Transformers production will actually run out of clay â€¦ sez my source: â€œThings got tense on set yesterday when (Director Hakim) Bey realized a fight-sequence reshoot would require 50,000 additional tons of clay â€¦ he threw a craft-services bagel at his PA and yelled, â€˜Where are we gonna get all this [EXPLETIVE] clay?â€™â€
BONUS SHOCKER: Per my source, Bey went on to throw a craft-services yogurt cup at his DP and screamed, â€œEverybody go dig up some dirt and soak it in water and make me some [EXPLETIVE] clay, I need everyone to dig in the dirt right now, we need more clay, this is a [EXPLETIVE] clay emergency!â€
Another source weighs in to say: â€œThe production is now way over-budget and way under-clayed; Beyâ€™s afraid heâ€™s been played â€” he thought he had it made in the shade with an A+ grade, but those days have faded like Fannie Mae did, and now dismay is the way of the day, I say.â€
Iâ€™ve been working the phones to find out details, and just heard this from a SFX guy in the loop: â€œOptimus Prime is only halfway constructed and heâ€™s looking all dirty and grimy with clumps of grass sticking out of his shoulder because they didnâ€™t have time to clean the clay before they started building the robots.â€
Seems like only a clay miracle can save this troubled production now â€¦
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