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TRANSFORMERS 4: Not a Reboot, Set in Space, To Cost Less, New Cast

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Transformers 4 not a reboot, set in space, to cost less, new cast. Michael Bay says Transformers 4 will not be a reboot, will be partially set in outer space, will be produced for less than Transformers: Dark of the Moon starting next week, and will feature a new cast. By new cast I believe they are mostly talking about the human cast. Michael Bay “said it seems natural the film would take place partially in space  but it won’t be a full on Cybertron-set story because he has to make the movie for about $30 million less than Transformers: Dark of the Moon.”

Michael Bay on the returning Autobots, space, and Cybertron in Transformers 4:

So does that mean Optimus Prime and the crew will be leaving Sam behind on Earth and venturing out into space?

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.

Here is what Michael Bay said about Transformers 4 not being technically a reboot:

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. I met with the writer before I went off to do ‘Pain and Gain’ and we talked about a bunch of ideas. We let that simmer for a bit. He’s been thinking about stuff and now we’re getting back together next week to see what we’ve got and to see if it gels.

On the budget of Transformers 4 , its scope, and creating “new stuff” for this film:

Bay said the movie would have to be made for about $30 million less than Dark of the Moon (which Box Office Mojo has budgeted at $195 million so don’t expect it to be small) and that it would, once again, be his last:

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.

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 Source: SlashfilmLos Angeles Times

 

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