It's official, Michael Bay commits to a fourth Transformers film

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Considering that the trilogy of Michael Bay films of big robots smashing each other really damn hard has made hundreds of millions of dollars, it shouldn’t be surprising that movie executives want to make even more films featuring the robots in disguise.

While that possibility was most likely a concrete certainty, no one knew if director Michael Bay would return for a fourth outing, as a man can only take so much metal on metal action.

Well, love or hate him, the man has confirmed that he will indeed helm a fourth film.

Producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura revealed to MTV that Paramount Studios had successfuly negotiated with Bay to return, with the fourth film scheduled to arrive in late 2014.

“I think we really are going to do a reboot there,” Di Bonaventura said. “But what that’s going to be, we don’t even know yet. We’ve got to get a story first.”

Full details have yet to be revealed on the next instalment, but Paramount will be releasing a press release later this week about it. A cast has yet to be signed on for the film, and mercifully, Shia LaBeouf has indicated that he’s no longer interested in portraying a massive prick that is tuck in the middle of a massive robot war.

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“It’s a hybrid because there’s still continuity going on, and there will be a lot of new cast,” Di Bonaventura  said. “Whether there’s anybody from the first cast, we don’t even know yet. But it’s going to be a whole new story.”

A new start, a new direction and a new cast? One piece of advice, bring back John Turturro and make him the main character. That film would just print money.

 

Last Updated: February 14, 2012

Darryn Bonthuys

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  • “We’ve got to get a story first.”

    AAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAHAHAHAAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    *Takes deep breath*

    AAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    AAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    AAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    AAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    • What they mean by “story” is actually “a semi-plausible and tangentially connected excuse to have Sam’s parents show up and make awkward and unfunny jokes.” You know, just like in all the others.

      • Given what I’ve seen in the previous Transformers films, I’ll throw my hat into the ring and make and attempt at a script *snort* for the fourth one

        Ext, somewhere, day

        run, splode, SMASH!

        end scene

        Int, somewhere, day

        people say stuff, robost show up, someone makes a dick/ poo joke
        Fuck it, enough with the dialogue. MICHAEL BAY WANT SMASH! NOW!!

        end scene

        rinse, cycle repeat. Make sure to throw in gratuitous shots of lots of hot ass

        Final Act

        SMASH SMASH SMASH SPLODE SMASH!

        Michael Bay: We need more smashing.

        SMASH!

        Closing dialogue showing how they’ve learnt their lesson that all creatures must live in peace if the human race is to live with one another. 

        End movie 

        fade out

        • Anonymous

          You forgot something 😛

          Michael Bay: SHAKE THAT DAMN CAMERA SOME MORE! I DON”T WANT THE AUDIENCE TO HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT’S GOING IN THIS SCENE.

          PEOPLE LOVE THIS REALITY-STYLE SHAKEY SHIT!

          • Actually he forgot the most important and iconic Bayism:

            The helicopter coming into land in slow mo, while being backlit by a setting sun. The rotor blades making that WHUP WHUP WHUP noise.

            It is in every fucking one of his movies. I swear, even if Bay was making a period piece set in the renaissance he’d still find a way to fit that shot in. Get Da Vinci’s ornithopter up in there.

          • Actually, I forgot the one thing that turns up in all Michael Bay movies. Each and every Goddamn one of them. The slo-mo low angle Dolly. After the chase scene in Bad Boys when the stand up. After the chase in the Rock, when Nic Cage stands up. When Optimus Prime shows up at the end fight in the first Transformers film. Every one, same shot

  • Wtf?

    Hah!  Michael Bay can make Transformers movies till Doomsday I say!
    Why?

    Cause he had the damn decency of getting Peter Cullen to voice Optimus Prime… 

    The ultimate tip of the hat to my childhood.  Impossible not to get goosebumps when in this modern day and age you hear: “Autobots… recon!”

    Feeling a bit like Shenzi…

    “Mufasa!”

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