Michael Bay is currently finishing work on his latest project, Pain & Gain, which stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Mark Wahlberg as body builders who turn to a life of crime. Bay’s next project is the fourth installment of the successful Transformers franchise, which sees Wahlberg reteam with Bay as the result of an internet rumor. So far, we know that the human cast from the previous films won’t be returning to the franchise, save for a possible cameo or two. Bay has previously stated that everything has been completely redone and redesigned and will take place in the same “universe” as the previous films, after the massive attack from Megatron and his cohorts.
We now have some more detailed information on the plot for Transformers 4, and to be honest, it doesn’t sound all that original or different from what we’ve seen in previous films. However, it could hint at some much desired storylines. Take a look.
As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control – all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his crosshairs. The epic adventure and battle between good and evil, freedom and enslavement ensues.
Sounds a bit like a “just because you can, doesn’t mean you should” type of scenario. No word on what type of role Mark Wahlberg will be playing, if he’s one of the businessmen or scientist, or like Shia Lebeof’s character, in the wrong place at the wrong time. Shooting is scheduled to take place in Detroit this Spring, with the film set for a June 27, 2014 release date. We can expect to see some more news in the coming weeks as Bay and company gear up for filming.
Joining Wahlberg is Jack Reynor, who will play the boyfriend of Wahlberg’s daughter and is heavily involved in the racing scene. Still to be cast is the teenaged daughter. It looks as though Peter Cullen’sOptimus Prime will return, but little else has been mentioned in regards to which of the other robots from the first three films will be featured. This series, by the way, will kick off an entirely new trilogy. As it stands now, Michael Bay is expected to direct this film only then step out of the director role and move onto become a producer and a new director will be brought in. But, he’s said that in the past.
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Source : Michigan Film Office