Remember when Michael Bay said he wouldn’t direct a fourth entry in the “Transformers” franchise? Turns out, he spoke too soon. He is, in fact, directing “Transformers 4″, and while at the “Transformers” 3D ride at Universal Studios (cause where else would you catch Michael Bay? It makes perfect sense), the director took time out from the fun and games to give us the 411 on “Transformers 4″. (Kids still say 411, right?)
So, Michael, what can we expect from “Transformers 4″?
It’s a new cast. We’ve moving on to something different… 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.
Well, that basically confirms all the rumors we’ve been hearing that part 4 would be smaller and feature a new hero other than Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf in the first three movies).
On taking the robots into outer space (personally even the Transformers home planet of Cybertron):
I think so, yeah, a little. That feels like the way to go, doesn’t it? I want to go a little off but I don’t want to go too sci-fi. I still want to keep it grounded.That’s what works in these movies, that’s what makes it accessible.
Bay also says that Paramount has given him orders to turn in part 4 with a smaller budget than “Dark of the Moon”. About $30 million less, all told. Which, well, is still pretty a lot, considering that “Dark of the Moon” cost almost $200 to make.
“Transformers 4″ arrives in 2014. Bay says it will definitely be his last movie in the series. For realz this time, ya’ll.
Via : LATimes