Michael Bay Gives an Update on Robot Redesign for Transformers 4

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Like it or not, Michael Bay is back at the helm of Paramount’s Transformers franchise, reportedly for the last time. His plans for the film is to essentially start anew, paving the way for a new director to take over for the next film. Part of that plan is to have all new characters at the forefront, but the story will still take place in the same universe as the previous three films and recognizing the events of those films. So far, we know that Mark Wahlberg, who can be seen in Bay’s Pain & Gain alongside The Rock, will be the star of the film, with Bates Motel’s Nicola Peltz playing his daughter, with Jack Reynor and Stanley Tucci also starring.

Another aspect that will see some changes and/or updates is the design of the robots. We know that Peter Cullen will be back to voice the Autobot leader Optimus Prime, but aside from that,, we don’t know which characters, if any, will be brought back to the franchise. One thing we do know is that the robots will be redesigned from top to bottom, giving them a fresh, new look. Michael Bay gives us a bit of what to expect.

“You know there are a couple of historians of Transformers,” Bay continues. “I would do my designs of the robots and they’re like, ‘What if you just add a little bit more ears to Optimus?’ But they’re really hands off. We’ve redesigned them in ‘Transformers 4,’ and there’s some really cool s-t in it. I’m literally redesigning every character, top to bottom. There’s a reason why they’re redesigned, but it’s also to keep it new and fresh to me. I think the fans will appreciate some of this new stuff we have in the movie and some of the new characters.”

Filming for the project is expected to begin soon, now that Pain & Gain is in theaters. And as we do get closer to filming, we can expect to get more details on story lines, as well as which characters will be included. The film is slated for a June 2014 release, a few weeks after the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, which Bay is producing, arrives in theaters.

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Source : Moviefone