Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura talks TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION

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It’s six more months until Michael Bay unleashes an Aerosmith track of sunset Baysplosions in the next Transformers film, and we’ve yet to see even a teaser trailer for the film that teases to a teaser for a trailer…teaser.WHAT’S UP WIT DAT?

Plot details are light so far as to what the fourth Transformers film will be about, but what we do know is that this latest flick will be a rather soft restart of the original trilogy.Speaking to Hollywood News, Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura explained how Age of Extinction wasn’t a reboot, but a fresh new start for the franchise, now that Shia McPlagiarismo and his wacky comedic relief parents were out of the picture:

It’s definitely not a reboot. It’s an interesting question about what you should call it. On a certain level it’s a continuation of the previous stories, in the fact that it acknowledges what has transpired before it. It acknowledges in the last movie, the destruction of Chicago, it’s actually something that carries through the sort of emotional repercussions of that, not unlike 9/11 has emotional repercussions in the real world. In a fantasy world there are repercussions to what occurred.

That plays into the movie, moving forwards with a totally different human cast, who doesn’t know anything about the other humans, it’s not a reboot, but a continuation, yet you’re continuing with a new cast and group of characters. It was a big decision to do that.

We miss our friends that we did the first three with, and they were great, and they probably could’ve done more. But the advantage of doing it this way is that it feels almost like a first movie. It’s a very different dynamic than I’ve seen in a movie, I’m very curious. I guess Star Wars did that a little bit, but not so close together, the way we’re doing it.

I’ve always been a fan of Michael Bay films, so consider me amped for the next Transformers film, because it’s going to combine Baysplosions with freakin’ Dinobots. That’s pure winning material for me that deserves all the Oscars. Transformers: Age of Extinction is out on June 27, and stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci, T.J. Miller, Titus Welliver, Han Geng, Sophia Myles, and Li Bingbing.

Last Updated: January 21, 2014

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