Thursday, June 21, 2012

TF4: Pre-Production Begins Next Week, May Go Into Space

Michael Bay has just all of a sudden flooded us with Transformers 4 news. The Transformers director was interviewed by The LA Times Hero Complex while visiting Universal's Transformers The Ride and he had a lot to say. First of all, Bay will start working on Transformers 4 next week. He just finished working on another one of his projects, "Pain and Gain", earlier this month and is ready to begin work on the fourth installment of Transformers. Bay also mentioned that there will be a complete new human cast, which kills the rumor of at least Tyrese Gibson returning. He wants to take this movie in a new direction, including character redesigns, but he emphasized that Transformers 4 will not be a reboot. It will continue the story of the previous three movies. The main idea of the plot will be discussed next week between Bay and the writer, Ehren Kruger. Bay goes on to hint that the movie will leave Earth, but just a little because he doesn't want it to get "too sci-fi."

The budget for this film will be lower, Bay and Co. are aiming for it to be about $30 million less than Dark of the Moon, which had a budget of $195 million. Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen had budgets of $150 million and $200 million respectively.

Bay was finally asked if he thinks he can really walk away from Transformers and leave it for the next guy right after he reshapes it with TF4. He said, “Here’s the thing, it’s tough to find someone who’s done these kind of movies and to have the complication of creating the new stuff that needs to be in this movie – not just characters but a new type of action, I hope – and that’s a lot for someone new to bite off. And so after this one I will leave it in the best hands possible. That’s the plan.”

Transformers 4 hits theaters on June 27, 2014.

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