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TRANSFORMERS 4 (2014): Michael Bay Directing, DiBonaventura Confirms

Bumblebee, Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Michael Bay is directing Transformers 4. Transformer producer Lorenzo DiBonaventura confirms that Michael Bay will be directing Transformers 4, that the film is indeed a go, and that it will hit theaters via Paramount Pictures in June of 2014. 

Michael Bay made his Transformers 4 directorial announcement from his website:

There has been a lot of speculation about what I’m going to do next and when or if I will do another Transformers. So let me set the record straight.

I have just concluded a deal with Paramount to do two movies, but it won’t be two Transformers.

I will first do ‘Pain & Gain’ with Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

Then I will do the next Transformers for release on June 29, 2014.

-Michael Bay

When Lorenzo DiBonaventura was asked about Transformers 4, the cast, and the film’s possible plot by MTV, he responded:

Michael’s going to direct it, and it’ll be in the summer of 2014. We’ll be releasing it [then]… I think the challenge there is we really are going to do a reboot there, and what that’s going to be we don’t even know yet.

…We gotta get a story first. You can’t pick characters until you have a story. It’s a funny thing, it’s not… what I perceive Spider-Man to be is just a redoing of the whole thing. It’s not [that]. It’s an evolution, there’s still continuity that’s going on. There’ll be a lot of new cast, whether there’s anyone from the first we don’t even know yet. The truth is, there’s going to be a whole new story. The characters that will come along will be Optimus and Bumblebee, I’m sure.

I thought the Transformers horse had throughly been beaten to death by Transformers: Dark of the Moon but I was wrong. There is more money to be rung out of the dead mare and hollywood is notorious for doing just that.

Are you looking forward to a fourth and fifth Transformers film?

 Source: Michaelbay, Slashfilm, Mtv

 

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