UPDATE: Well that didn’t take long. Michael Bay has taken to his personal website to shoot these rumors down outright. Here’s what the director said:
The Mark Wahlberg T4 rumor is just a rumor. Mark and I are talking about another film project.
So Bay and Wahlberg will probably be working together on a film, just not Transformers. No word on what the other project will be. If you’re just joining us with the update though, go ahead and read the original story and imagine what a Mark Wahlberg Transformers would have been like.
Transformers 4 has been announced and labeled as a reboot of sorts for the franchise. Things are still in very, very early stages but TwitchFilm is reporting that director Michael Bay is in early talks with Mark Wahlberg to star as the new leading man.
According to Twitch, if things work out Wahlberg will be staring in the Ehren Kruger penned script (who wrote Transformers 2 and 3) about “an adult star (the part being discussed with Wahlberg) and his teenage child with the idea being that the child would then grow to be the focus of subsequent entries in the series.”
Some credence is given to the rumor due to the fact that Wahlberg and Bay have finished working together on a low budget drama about body building called Pain And Gain. Mark Wahlberg has had a recent string of hit movies and may be the new spark that the franchise needs. He has shown with The Other Guys and his recent film Ted that he can do the funny and wacky things that a movie like Transformers would require. This story is just developing, so stay tuned to CBT for more. What do you think though? Is Marky Mark and the funky Transformers a good idea?
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Source : TwitchFilm