‘Transformers 4′ Possibly Headed Off-Planet; New Fan-Made Poster

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Transformers 4 Michael Bay Interview Transformers 4 Possibly Headed Off Planet; New Fan Made Poster

The launch of “Transformers: The Ride – 3D” at Universal Studios theme park has brought director Michael Bay out and about doing interviews – and naturally, the questions have turned to Transformers 4, which Bay will be back to direct.

Recent word from the director has pegged the fourth installment as being the opening act of a new storyline – presumably, a new trilogy. The human cast will largely be replaced with new faces, there will be new robot designs – and Transformers 4 will mark Bay’s last film in the franchise; new directorial candidates will be brought in to helm future films.

When Bay spoke to the LA Times, he made sure to also polish the terminology being associated with the fourth film (read: the term “reboot” (or “requel”) that has been hanging over it):

“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.”

One of those ‘differences’ could involve going into outer space – something that hardcore Transformers fans have long been hoping for:

“That feels like the way to go, doesn’t it? I want to go a little off [the planet] but I don’t want to go too sci-fi. I still want to keep it grounded.”

Transformers fans would love to see the movies explore the planet Cybertron – or perhaps introduce Unicron, the villainous transforming planet from the 1986 Transformers animated movie. Unfortunately, from a financial standpoint, making space-based sci-fi Transformers films – almost entirely with CGI effects – would be too costly. Hence Bay’s insistence that they will ‘keep it grounded.’

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‘Grounded’ also translates to ‘human cast,’ and Bay made it clear that prior reports of the old guard being out, and new actors being brought onboard, are true: “It’s a new cast… We’re moving on to something different.

No word yet on who will be in that “new cast” – but one final point of interest: apparently Transformers 4 will not be as big budget as Transformers: Dark of the Moon was. According to Bay, the studio is shaving about “30 million” from the production budget. We’ll see if that reduction holds as the film actually enters the production process.

At the very least we’ll be done with the misadventures of Sam Witwicky and his live-threatening love drama with impossibly perfect women. The shot of new blood (with some proper casting) and hopefully, that darker, more serious tone we heard about, will all contribute to helping pique the interest of those who have been put off by the series to this point.

BONUS: This Transformers 4 fan-made teaser poster is pretty sweet:

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Production is ramping up on Transformers 4, so expect to see casting updates, concept artwork, an official plot synopsis and the like, start to leak down the pipeline.

Transformers 4 will be in theaters on June 27, 2014

Source: LA Times & Film O Filia

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  1. I’ll believe it when I see it and I might not…

  2. Ugh… replace Bay with JJ or someone good. I’m tired of watching a in-cohesive plot with giant explosions.

    The movies need to be about Transformers and not some annoying kid. All of the great story lines just sitting there and he has touched on none of them. He has managed to take a beloved figure like Optimus and make it so no one cares if he dies. When I saw the original animated movie, every kid in the theater was balling when Optimus died….as it should be.

    • You are right but keep mickeal but make it more about the transformers

    • Optimus is cool in the live action films. And when he dies he does it awsomely.

  3. i heard that prodution of film was ended short there not going make it

    many fans that where against this movie must of scared off investors cause the idea of no prime or original charcters and whole new cast made many fans go bat crazy

    • why would you want to

  4. I hope and probibly blow minds

  5. The movie is called Transformers not Sam’s love life it needs based more on the robots not the humans.

  6. I think that they should get rid of Bumblebee, so that he can go off and be Samuel’s guardian, and introduce Rodimus, and have a sort of coming of age story about him. There should be more Autobots, and include Galvatron. Unicron can come in later in the series.

  7. Sera un tremendo exito no la dejare de ver… espero halla para muchos capitulos como la harry potter… tranformes cooming sooong…

  8. I think that there should be a movie about whats happened on cybertron before the transformers came to earth, when optimus was still orion pax

  9. megs shoulda been galvatron in the second movie, you know when they had to rebuild him just to bring him back.

  10. Creo que deverían hacer muchas mas películas, ya que todas an sido un éxito.
    Ideas: Un nuevo malo y el hermano de Optimus