If Michael Bay was announced as a new director for a SDFM live-action movie. in Movies and TV Series Posted August 8 5 hours ago, Seto Kaiba said: That's about the worst case scenario... Macross in the hands of a director who doesn't understand subtlety, pacing, nuance, or character-based drama. Transformers worked out for Bay because, true to the source material, it was a barely-there excuse plot for giant robots to smash each other to pieces while dispensing one liners in an action figure-friendly environment. He's not a man you hire to direct a movie with an actual story. He's the guy you hire if you want to film Things Blowing Up Part XIV. Would Roland Emmerich be a better option?