Whether we like it or not, we’re getting another “Transformers” movie from Michael Bay. It’s still a long way out but he’s already begun early prep work for it. Speaking with the LA Times yesterday at the launch of Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Transformers: The Ride-3D”, he revealed his plans for the fourth — and supposedly final — movie by him.
In response to the fact that the movie will have an all-new cast, Bay said: “It’s not a reboot. That’s maybe the wrong word. I don’t want to say ‘reboot’ because then people will think we’re doing a ‘Spider-Man’ and starting from the beginning. We’re not. We’re taking the story that you’ve seen — the story we’ve told in three movies already — and we’re taking it in a new direction. But we’re leaving those three as the history. It all still counts… We’re moving on to something different.”
Bay also hinted that the series may take the action to outer space. He commented: “That feels like the way to go, doesn’t it? I want to go a little off [the planet] but I don’t want to go too sci-fi. I still want to keep it grounded.”
Ehren Kruger is currently working on the script. Bay also revealed that the budget will be around $165 million, which is about $30 million less than 2011′s “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”. Say what you will about the guy. He is usually quite responsible with the studio’s money and he does put as much of the production budget up there on screen.
Yesterday, Latinoreview.com scored what they’re claiming is an early teaser poster for the movie. It’s more likely to be a fan-made hoax, but here it is anyway, with the curious tagline “Evil will burn”. Who knows, it could be real…
“Transformers 4″ is scheduled to premiere 27th June 2014.